I met Mellissae Lucia at my first Northwest Tarot Symposium. This was the first tarot conference I'd ever attended, and I was nervous as hell. Not around her, though. She has this amazing smile and energy and laugh that makes you feel like you belong wherever you are and are welcome there.
Mellissae has an amazing oracle deck that I received just when I needed it. The Oracle of Initiation is officially the second oracle deck that I like. The images are not cheery and bright, but dark, beautiful and intense. You can read here about Mellissae's journey in making this deck - and the weight of that time travels with them. I think that we forget that sometimes we are just bone and blood and we need to knit life back into ourselves. These cards are going to come in handy when my clients come to be broken or tired.
I know they came in handy for me.
1. What you appreciate the most in your friends.
Their warmth, playfulness and wisdom
2. Your idea of happiness.
Walking barefoot in A magical canyon in New Mexico when the wind is still
3. Your idea of misery.
Negative mind loops
4. Where would you like to live?
The sunny ocean and the arid desert (New Mexico)
5. Your favorite colors and flowers.
PeriWinkle blue and hydrangeas
6. Your favorite poets.
David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein
7. Your heroes/heroines in fiction.
Harriet the Spy, Madrone in the Fifth Sacred Thing
8. What role does divination play in your life?
Divination, signs and synchronicity's is how I navigate the world. They come in many forms and it is always evolving but it helps me to figure out how to walk this earth path
9. Your heroes/heroines in real life.
Sonya Lea writer of wondering who you are, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Marion Wright Edelman, Amanda Palmer, Michelle Obama
10. What is your present state of mind?
A little overwhelmed but excited with all of the inspirations coming through
11. What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool?
That changes at times, but I use the Vision Quest app quite a bit as a journal
12. Your favorite songs?
Use me by Bill Withers, Act Too (The love of my life) The Roots, Got to Give it up (part one) Marvin Gaye, Bump it Erykah Badu, Love is blindness Cassandra Wilson
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?
17. What turns you on?
The elements, laughter, adventures, intelligence
18. What turns you off?
19. What is your favorite curse word?
20. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
The sexy dance party is this way, the purple king will be performing soon
The card that I pulled when I needed it:
"11. Embarking Keys to the Crossroads You have taken a leap of faith, and the universe shall meet you. If doubts arise, remember you are a bold navigator, becoming your destiny. You are guided and protected by wise allies as you set out to discover your greatest work: yourself. Eshu Eshu is the Yoruban messenger Orisha, lord of the crossroads, communication, and journeys. Like Coyote, Loki, and Hermes, he is a trickster, a rabble-rouser, the life of the party who may turn your world upside down if you need a new perspective. I am the great shape-shifter and guardian of your cosmos, the one who guides you as deep impulses draw you to your destiny. Apprentice to my unexpected intelligence, the power of contrary wisdom in discovering your soul’s artistry, the merging of the crossroads of your fates. I am the chaos that awakens." - Mellissae Lucia