At last year's Northwest Tarot Symposium, I got to meet a new reader with literally the best smile I've ever seen - Ashley Oppon. THEN she told me the name of her business- Dreadlock Tarot. Perfect. It's just got a ring to it. Ashley's personality is just as beautiful as her smile - super optimistic and engaging, I liked her right away. And having just gotten a reading from her, I'll tell you that this woman knows her business. I listened to her reading (which was cool - I've never recorded mine - something to think about) and then I listened to it again. And then again. It was very nuanced and detailed and most importantly - it made me THINK. The readings that stick with you for a while? Those are the ones that you know are resonating and changing parts of your life. I was super impressed.
So, Ashley - being super cool and nice - filled out the LFT Questionnaire for me. Thank you for the reading, DLT! Folks in the tarot community need to keep an eye out for you, for sure.
1. What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
That they know how crazy and weird I can be and still tolerate me.
2. Your idea of happiness.
Being able to live my life the way I truly desire and knowing that all my friends and family are safe and happy, and pursuing their dreams.
3. Your idea of misery.
Being locked into a situation and not being able to change my circumstances.
4. Where would you like to live?
Here in New Jersey, where I live now. It’s a weird answer, but I kind of love my state.
5. Your favorite colors and flowers.
Purple, Blue and Green, in that order. Lilies and roses.
6. Your favorite poets.
7. Your heroes/heroines in fiction.
I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I remember one of my favorite characters was Candide.
8. What role does divination play in your life?
It is my constant reminder that there is a force, there is more than me in this world. It is a trusty advisor when I cannot see the light for myself.
9. Your heroes/heroines in real life.
My mom, my grandmother, Yaa Asantewaa, Nelson Mandela, pretty much anyone who is strong and fierce enough to stand up for what they believe in.
10. What is your present state of mind?
Excitement. There are so many different things that are happening now in my life and it’s just really exciting.
11. What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool?
I don’t think I even have favorite deck. The ones I have been using the most lately are The Golden Tarot by Kat Black and the Lumina Tarot.
12. Your favorite songs?
I’m a super music love so these are just a few of my favorite songs: Every song that Bob Marley has written, The Cave by Mumford and Sons, Drive by Incubus, She’s So High by Tal Bachman, Savior by Rise Against, Doin’ Time by Sublime
13. What is your favorite word?
14. What is your least favorite word?
15. What sound or noise do you love?
16. What sound or noise do you hate?
Someone grinding their teeth.
17. What turns you on?
Men in three piece suits. Good God I love a man in a three piece suit and a tie.
18. What turns you off?
19. What is your favorite curse word?
Shit. It’s just rude enough to express your feelings of disapproval, but if you say it around a kid by accident you don’t feel bad.
20. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Yo, what’s good?