My first tarot reading in Edinburgh

With the begin of this new adventure in Edinburgh  I couldn’t miss the chance to visit one of the locals Tarot readers ,I knew nobody so at some point I would looking for one  on internet or asking around then I found an accommodation in Haymarket a nice multicultural suburb nearby the city centre and exploring my new area walking through a colorful street ,Darly road I discovered ”Otherworld books” a shop specialised in mystical ,spiritual books ,I walked in straight away to look at what they sold and how it looked like ,nice simple shop nothing compare to the famous Watkins books in London but interesting in its way.

Watkins Books is London’s oldest esoteric bookshop specializing in esotericismmysticismoccultismoriental religion and contemporary spirituality.[1] The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897 at 26 Charing Cross. John Watkins had already been selling books via a catalogue which he began publishing in March 1893.[2] The first biography of Aleister Crowley recounts a story of Crowley making all of the books in Watkins magically disappear and reappear.[3]

Geoffrey Watkins (1896–1981) owned and managed the store after his father.[4] He was also an author[5] and publisher, with notable books including first publishing Carl Gustav Jung‘s 1925 edition of Septem Sermones ad Mortuos.[6]

In 1901, Watkins Books moved to 21 Cecil Court where it has been continuously trading ever since. It publishes a magazine called the Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine, which has featured leading authors from mind-body-spirit and esoteric fields. Watkins Books has been owned by Etan Ilfeld since March 2010.[7][8] Since then, a new website has been launched, and the store regularly hosts book launches and signings. Additionally, the Watkins website has integrated a spiritual map of London that everyone is invited to contribute to. Watkins Books has also published a free Mind Body Spirit app that is available on the iPhone/iPad and Android devices. [9]

Watkins makes an annual list of “the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People,” which is published online and in the spring issue of their magazine.[10] The three main factors used to compile the list are that the person has to be alive, the person has to have made a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale, and the person is frequently googled, appears in Nielsen Data and is actively talked about on the Internet.

Walking out  from Otherworld books I noticed on the door written an ad regarding Tarot reading ,I walked back  to book an appointment  and we agreed for the week after ,synchronicities doesn’t take holiday are always at work ,grateful to have been directed to what I needed I thanked the Universe and went back home to my new house ,grateful for that as well ,I spent the first 3 weeks in a hostel working meanwhile ,it became really stressful and tiring after long hours at the cafe’ to go back in the hostel not having privacy and not having a proper sleep due the many guests in the room ,how I found this house is an other synchronicity ,I played in my mind that I would find a room near my new workplace and a rent around £300 p/m ,the day I moved out from the hostel to move in to an other ,maximum stay was 2 weeks ,I called an uber that surprised me as for the first time in my life the diver was a woman ,in 39 years taking taxis drivers always been men ,she was really friendly and on the way to the new accommodation I begun to complain about my current situation ,not finding a room and the need of privacy ,so she told me about this house she lived when just arrived in Edinburgh 8 years ago ,she was homeless but found this place really cheap that turned her life around ,she passed me the address wishing me luck to get a room.

As soon I got to the new hostel I left my luggage left her a tip through the uber app and run to the address she gave me ,in front of me this huge black door and an old house ,I knocked the door few time till a guy came out ,I explained the reason I was there and if I could get the number of the landlord but he said he didn’t have it ,I think he said a lie even if I don’t know why he have to ,he left but I didn’t give up ,I knocked the door again 3-4 times and an other guy came out ,I told him again why I was there and boom!!! synchronicity in action ,I met the right guy ,he related me that he would leave in few days and could speak to the landlord so that I could move in instead ,few days later I was in the room ,so grateful to the Universe ,I wish I could receive everything I want so quickly but it doesn’t work in this way apparently or maybe for other things I don’t send out the right frequency.

Let’s go back to my tarot reader ,I met him yesterday and………was a man ,first time ,so far they have been all women ,look like in Edinburgh there is some sort of gender equality that’s nice ,I think the reason why there are more tarot reading women is because they are naturally more sensitive and in touch with the divine ,the spiritual ,sensitivity is less developed in men plus we play the part of the macho so we suppress it even more.

We sat at the back of the shop ,the usual ritual of shuffle the cards and placed it on the table but this time he had three different decks ,normally they have only one ,when done with all of them we started ,I wasn’t impressed by him he seemed not sure about what to say and didn’t make much sense what he said but sometime if they aren’t charlatans the meaning of the reading could be understood later on in the journey ,we spend a good hour and half .

I left thinking about if I made the right choice to come to Edinburgh but lately I realized something ,life keep on present me the same challenges over and over again and probably till I overcome them they will keep showing up ,so this time let’s face the challenge and grow.

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