And I have a confession to make. First, even though I did ask the question of the cards this morning as posted, as soon as I saw the cards, I thought to myself -- I'm not going to get this job. The Mice destroy the Anchor. But I didn't read them that way here because 1) it didn't actually answer the question and 2) I've been called out for reading negative cards negatively. So I tried to stick to the question and make the cards positive when they were not.
Same with the blessing. When I calculated that number to 29, my first instinct, because it was a significator, was to reduce it to 11. But that fell on Rod, and I didn't like the sound of that, even for a blessing. So I left it at 29 and came up with a lame blessing.
And a final confession: I did a yes-no reading for Will I get this job? I drew a Heart, a Spade and Club. (Can't recall cards now, but as you read by suit for yes-no anyway, doesn't matter). That is a Yes, Maybe No, and a No. Reading them by suit, the yes is for my enthusiasm, the maybe no is for weak showing with regard to authority and stabilizing effect, the no is for dealing with difficult or complex challenges. I did not post this reading. I didn't want to 'jinx' myself. But when you look at them, this draw confirms a negative reading of the first three cards I pulled, Fish + Anchor + Mice.
So what have I learned from this? Stop playing games with myself and read the cards. Read what they say, 'even if your voice shakes', as the Facebook meme always says. Let this be a lesson to me. No sugar coating, ever. Either read the cards as I really see them, or get a book of uplifting sayings and just open it and point.