Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tarot Cards and St. Germain

First of all, I want to thank so many of you who are on Facebook for your birthday greetings from all over the world yesterday. It was so heartwarming and almost a little overwhelming. I loved it!!!
Now to a little birthday tradition I have. About 20 years ago, I bought a deck of Tarot cards and used them all the time for myself and for my friends. Over the years my intuition has developed to such an extent that I don't really need the cards anymore to tune into what's going on with me and often what's going on with those around me.
However, twice a year - on New Years Day and on my birthday - I get out my cards just for the fun of it.
It still gives me chills though every time the cards totally confirm what I already knew was happening. Remember how I said that I felt that everything was going to change? Mostly on the inside rather than my outside life? That seems to be the theme for this year, especially as it pertains to my creative life.
And what do I want to leave behind this year? Fear of failure and worry - oh those familiar themes that play the biggest role in holding me back. Looks like this is the year to break free of their stranglehold. Yes!!

Ok, subject change! :) For dinner last night, we went to my favorite German/Thai restaurant near Savannah in Rincon, the Schnitzel Shack (I wrote about it here before). Our dear friend Doris (she's from Switzerland originally) came with us and we had the best time with German beer, food, music and German spoken all around us.
And here one of my presents from Daniel, which is so delicious. We had only recently been introduced to it by our friends Richard and Michelle (Michelle has a great quilting blog: Periwinkle Quilting and Beyond): St. Germain liqueur.

It is made in France from elderflowers picked in the French Alps (you can read more about it here) and has a wonderful taste.
Last night we drank a little of it mixed with champagne and it was heavenly!

Next time I will toast to all of you...

P.S. I am coming up on 400 followers (how is that possible?!?) and 650 posts (ok, I know how that is possible - I always have something to say...) and I think that calls for a giveaway soon. Stay tuned...


  1. ah silke, yes: i wish you the four of wands.

    what a wonderful birthday present. i don't (can't) drink but for christmas JB gave me a bottle of the finest balsamic vinegar and another of italian olive oil and what super gifts!

    happy birthday for a wonder-full year. glad to be friends most definitely!


  2. Happy birthday (belated) Silke. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The drink made of elderberry must taste great, of course anything taste great mixed with champagne! Have a good Sunday. Lorrie

  3. Sounds like a wonderful birthday! I have always wanted to find a vintage set of tarot cards, wouldn't that be fun?

    Love, C

  4. The gift sounds heavenly...should try to acquire a bit. As for the tarot cards, I have a couple of sets and I too rarely use them anymore. I've developed a wonderful intuition, most of it due to my son who is autistic. When he was little, I had a friend, who had a mentally challenged adult child, that I needed to gear it up and strengthen it because it was going to serve a better purpose for him and it has.

    What I have found really interesting are the Runes. I love taking those out, as you do the cards, and seeing the results...can be a bit scary sometimes though.

    Well, so happy to hear you had a great birthday, surrounded by friends and love ones...those are the best!! Have a great week.


  5. Hallo liebe Silke, nachträglich alles Gute und Liebe zu deinem Geburtstag. Vor allen Dingen Gesundheit und viele sonnige, kreative Tage wünsche ich dir. Mögen sich deine Wünsche und Träume erfüllen...alles Liebe Inge

  6. Liebe Silke,
    jetzt habe ich doch glatt deinen Geburtstag verpasst! Herzliche Glückwünsche nachträglich. Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe. Die Tarotkarten legen wir immer gerne wieder bei unseren "Weiberabenden". Und sie haben IMMER recht.

    LG Sabine

  7. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday dinner, Silke! And I do hope the year ahead brings you the manifestations of your dreams. love from Maine, Beth

  8. Oh, da sage ich doch auch noch ganz schnell: Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles, alles Liebe und Gute zum Geburtstag. Liebe Grüße von Inge

  9. So happy to hear you had a lovely birthday, Silke. I like your tarot tradition - how fun. Here's to many more happy birthdays and fulfilling your dreams. :)

  10. Nachträglich die allerherzlichsten Wünsche zum Geburtstag! May your days be filled with love and laughter; may your journey be inspired...
    I've never seen that liqueur here - but we have elderberry flower syrup, I love it mixed with prosecco...

  11. Well here is the straggler....
    what a lovely birthday!!! And that bottle of St. Germain....oooooo.....that looks most delightful! (will have to see if it is available in the hinterlands..LOL!)
    The title of your post could easily be a Jill Tracy song. :-)
    Have a wonderful new year!


  12. Happy Birthday! I totally forgot about Facebook so I'm late. Tsk tsk!

    Funny what you say about the Tarot. I don't think of it as something to not use anymore because I'm intuitive, it's something to use because I AM! It's kind of like having an extended conversation with myself. It's fun and often prompts a new little something to pop up that might not have without that extra time and open mindset.

    Anyway... great you got confirmation of something you're feeling/wanting. May your year unfold beautifully!

  13. happy birthday!! and what a beautiful bottle! (i don't have fb, so glad i didn't miss this post!)

    best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!!

  14. Oh liebe Silke, nachträglich wünsche ich Dir alles gute für das neue Lebensjahr! Nichts soll Dich mehr bremsen in Deiner kreativen Entwicklung wünsche ich Dir. Du hattest einen tollen deutschen Abend mit allem, was dazu gehört;-)) Das solltest Du vielleicht öfter als einmal im Jahr machen oder?! Liebe Grüße von Luzia.