GryphonCardReadings

Gryphon Card Readings

Columbus, Ohio 1 Sale On Etsy since 2009

GryphonCardReadings

Gryphon Card Readings

Columbus, Ohio | 1 Sale

DigitalGryphon

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DigitalGryphon

Announcement    My specialty is offering tarot and oracle card readings for queer folx and artists; whether working in a Creative profession or producing work strictly for personal reasons.
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I used to swing between having writer’s (or photographer’s) block and not being able to decide which of my many ‘half-baked’ ideas to look at next.
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That blend of panic and self-pity felt as comfortable as it was frustrating.
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Do you think outside the proverbial box, or are you feeling trapped in one?
I can help you uncover patterns and cycles- to avoid or embrace as you move forward.
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My first Etsy shop was for my photography; that went fallow as life intervened. Then in 2018 I opened this shop for Card Readings. While this shop is new I have been doing readings for myself and others for over 3 decades through other methods. Please see my Shop Story for more details.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 18, 2019

My specialty is offering tarot and oracle card readings for queer folx and artists; whether working in a Creative profession or producing work strictly for personal reasons.
.
I used to swing between having writer’s (or photographer’s) block and not being able to decide which of my many ‘half-baked’ ideas to look at next.
.
That blend of panic and self-pity felt as comfortable as it was frustrating.
.
Do you think outside the proverbial box, or are you feeling trapped in one?
I can help you uncover patterns and cycles- to avoid or embrace as you move forward.
.
My first Etsy shop was for my photography; that went fallow as life intervened. Then in 2018 I opened this shop for Card Readings. While this shop is new I have been doing readings for myself and others for over 3 decades through other methods. Please see my Shop Story for more details.

About GryphonCardReadings

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On Etsy since 2009

Me And The Cards

BIOGRAPHY:
I was born in Toronto (Canada- I'm a dual citizen) and recently celebrated reaching 60. I came out as gay in 1978; self-identifying as queer for almost two decades now. Introduced to the Tarot by my partner in 1980, together with our roommate we studied cards, astrology, numerology and other divination tools. Over the decades I’ve studied a wide variety of spiritual traditions; nature-based ‘pagan’ as well as ‘major world religions’.
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My readings are infused with my experience as a long-time openly queer, creative, spiritual, kinky person. This is my frame of reference; I make no assumptions about your lifestyle. I am ordained in the Universal Life Church and am a fully-professed member of the Toronto Order of Perpetual Indulgence.
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eMAIL READINGS:
Some readers prefer to have their client in the room for the reading. Some want the client to do the final cut of cards. I prefer doing email readings because I don’t want to be influenced by the client’s body language or reactions to the cards or what they hear. This also allows me to do a reading when this world is quiet and the universe may best be heard.
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NO FORTUNES ARE TOLD:
I do not solve crimes, pick lottery numbers or locate lost items- I am neither a medium nor a mind-reader. I do not predict death dates nor try to diagnose illness. I am not a medical Doctor. I am not a lawyer, licensed therapist, financial planner or match-maker;
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HOW THEN DOES IT WORK?
I do not believe in fate or destiny in the sense that the future is predetermined. However, we are creatures of habit, influenced by our personal & cultural histories and our biology; with varying levels of self-awareness. Perhaps readings help us tap into Jung’s collective unconscious collection of archetypes and information. Or maybe Dolly Parton had it right in her song ‘These Old Bones‘ that the magic is inside each of us.
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At their best, so-called ‘divination tools’ help us see what lies beneath the surface and may help us understand patterns in our thoughts and behaviours.
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FIRST NATIONS DECKS:
I sometimes use decks that are based on North American aboriginal spiritual traditions. These decks have been designed by artists of Lakota, Iroquois, Cherokee and Choctaw descent. I make no claim to have been trained or raised within those traditions and do not identify as a ‘shaman’ or ‘medicine man’. I do not represent or ‘speak for’ those traditions beyond the cards’ artwork and published First Nations traditions.
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WHICH DECK (DESIGN) IS USED?
My standard tarot deck is the Morgan-Greer. The imagery is based on the widely-popular Rider-Waite deck, but updated and slightly less cluttered. Most readings are done with Tarot cards, although some use other decks, and a few are available with your choice of various paradigms: Tarot, First Nations, or Oracle Cards (as noted in each description).

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