Hello. My name is Louise

and I have an online shopping addiction. (I have mentioned before that I have an addictive and, yes, bingeing personality in general, right? Why eat one chocolate when you can eat the whole box? Why buy one item when you can empty your bank account?)

Made the mistake of hitting eBay tonight. Whew! Bought some nifty things but really, really, REALLY need to put the Paypal account to bed. For the next several months at least. If you ever learn anything from me, it is to shop around BEFORE you buy anything ‘cos you gotta hate when you make an “all sales final” kind of purchase only to find it on sale somewhere else for less. I’m a bad bargain shopper. Hit a couple of those over the last several weeks, although in fairness, once you figured in taxes, duties, etc., for the cheaper items, most of them turned out to be OK in the end. But there were still a couple…ah, well, you live and learn. Hopefully.

Feels like Sunday (that’s what happens when you take a couple of days off) so imagine my surprise to see Saturday horoscopes on Jonathan Cainer‘s site tonight:

Saturday, 29th December 2007

Your Weekend: ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est le meme chose.’ The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or so they say in France. Here in the rest of the world, things move on! We can’t make them stay the same no matter what we do. This is both a blessing and a curse. You are now keenly conscious of something you would like to change if only you could. But it is changing! It is just not changing in the way you think it ought to change. If you are going to resolve to do anything for New Year, resolve to let more time pass. 

Your Week Ahead: H G Wells remains one of the greatest writers of all time. In his day, though, he was derided for suggesting that one day, people would visit the Moon. With a great combination of irony and poetic justice, his famous fiction became the inspiration for millions of twentieth century schoolchildren. Some of these boys and girls grew up to be scientists. They took his dream and made it their dream. Then they helped to make it come true. That’s what the power of imagination can achieve. As you prepare to enter 2008, you have a special vision. It is not invalid or irrelevant. It’s just slightly ahead of its time But that time is coming. Soon. 


Oracle inventory

I’ve been digging through Aeclectic Tarot, trying to jog my memory of the various tarot and oracle decks that I have. I was partly successful and figured I’d jot the ones I can remember here (ones marked with an asterisk have been ordered in the last month or so). As you can see, there were rather more oracle cards than tarot decks until I went on a shopping binge online this month, especially over Christmas.

I know I’m missing a couple, though. But a browse through Aeclectic hasn’t sparked any memories and I can’t put my hands on the cards now. In addition to the cards, I have a bag of runes somewhere. And my father made me some yarrow I-Ching sticks one year that are also around here somewhere. (I really should find those.)

Over the next year, I plan to revisit and explore all of the decks I have, some definitely more in-depth than others. In particular, I want to take the tarot thing I have by the horns and sort it out — perhaps with more tarot decks to compare, I’ll be able to sort out why I feel blocked by the tarot but not by the other decks.