Pink Doors and Tarot Cards Too

“This is your card-The Hermit.  You must be alone to be happy–there are times you just need to stay away from everyone and enjoy your books.  Your partner must be very understanding.”  Why, yes he is, dear Tarot Card Lady.  Some might say Thom is a saint to put up with me while others say he is the luckiest guy on the planet (depends on the day) but he does certainly know me well enough to ascertain when I need my alone time AND my wine.

After my friend Kurt heard I was going to the Pink Door, a famous watering hole/restaurant near Pike Place Market, he suggested I go early to get a Tarot Reading.  I have never had a Tarot card reading but after my palm reading experience on a dark street in Kowloon, Hong Kong just a few months ago, I am open to new adventures so bring it on….

The Hermit=Me
The Hermit=Me

Further interpretation of my card was being alone but not lonely; lighting the way for others; being a wise teacher and being able to communicate with animals–yes, I’m a moose whisperer.  Always have been!  The Hermit is ruled by Virgo, which of course I am to the tenth degree.  While I wouldn’t describe myself as a Hermit, chords of truth rang out as I watched the cards unfold and be interpreted.  What fun!

As I shuffled the large deck of cards, Eugenia explained that there were a total of 78 cards with 22 major cards and 56 minor cards.  The  Major Ariana (arcana means secrets) cards that were turned over for me were:  The Fool (new beginnings and a new journey-you don’t say!), The Hanged Man (seeing life from a new perspective-maybe from another country??), The Hermit (soul searching and introspection), Judgment (change and transformation)

The Hanged Man=Contemplation & Inner Harmony
The Hanged Man=Contemplation & Inner Harmony

Encouraging that the cards were feeling my HUGE change of new countries, new homes, new furniture, new jobs and the change just keeps coming.  How could the cards NOT feel it???  They were practically flipping over by themselves to reinforce what I already know and am living–life is one big opportunity to embrace and experience.  Why be boring???  The woman bound with not so tight scarf and ropes (hello, 50 Shades, right?) looking to break free and the dude covered in keys signifying a change of address perhaps?? Yep, that’s me alright–nothing can tie me down and the keys just keep adding up as we move from one cool place to the next but always with a water view.

Swords=The Ties That Bind Me
Swords=The Ties That Bind Me

As we came to the end of the nine cards she was going to share as my reading, the Judgment card was revealed.  This signified my rebirth, awakening a part of me that has been dormant but always wanted to come out but never had time.  Immediately coming to mind was my soon-to-be venture as an entrepreneur running my own business (in my spare time) which has always been a dream of mine, put off by no time until now.  More to come on this later but it will be fun, fun, fun!

After the last card was read, I finally admitted to Eugenia that I had just moved from China, started a new job and found a new apartment this month.  She quickly flipped a few more cards as she was getting a strong feeling that I wasn’t done moving yet.  Satisfied by what she saw at a glance, she reassured me that I could unpack my bags and stay for a year or two in Seattle before we moved on to a new location, probably international by what she saw.  Hmmm…. who knows where we could end up??  May have to come back for another reading to see where our next adventure will take us.

Need to peer into your past or future?  Eugenia Van Vliet can be found in the bar at the Pink Door Sundays through Thursday 5 to 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $30 for 30 minutes of discovery.  You can make reservations with her at or just drop by and hope she has an opening.  Whether you believe the cards or not, it’s an interesting journey with Eugenia, who is smart and knows her stuff.  Enjoy!

The Fool has Keys Galore--perhaps moving?
The Fool has Keys Galore–perhaps moving?

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