Sephira Alchemy,  the writing life

Welcome 2018! #newyear #tarot #lenormand

I decided to pull some cards for myself to get an overall career vibe for the coming year.

  • Tarot: 9 of Cups — I will be satisfied and pleased with how things go in my career this year.
  • Lenormand: The Moon — Professional Success and Recognition (resulting in tangible benefits). Funny because the moon also rules over careers dealing with anything creative or esoteric.

What’s leaving my career life in 2018:

  • Tarot: The Moon (Reversed): Fear, Unhappiness, and Confusion. I’ll be honest, I did some serious soul searching last year and wondered whether or not I love my job as much as I think I do, but in the last few weeks I finally found my answer. I really do LOVE my job.  It’s almost like a cloud lifted (depression probably) and I was able to see just how happy and content I am writing.
  • Lenormand: Coffin —  The Transition I experienced last year is going away. Thank the gods.  Finally – I think I’m done grieving (and that had a negative impact on my creativity). M and I have experienced the death of three friends in the past year, year and a half, plus I lost an editor that I trusted and knew well (we’re still friends, she just no longer edits and it was hard for me to move on and find a new team, so I think I was grieving there, too),  and it’s been hard. So I’m hoping we’ll get a break from death and loss in 2018. This means if you’re a part of my life — you’re not allowed to die this year. Thank you.

What I need to know for my success in 2018:

  • Tarot: The Fool — New Beginnings. I do have a lot of old projects closing up this year and new ones coming in. Especially with regard to series. Finishing ETG is a HUGE new beginning for me.
  • Lenormand: Home — Stability and security.  I am pretty sure I have this, but it’s never wrong to look over the foundation and check for cracks.

Overall I am pleased to see these cards. My keyword this year is DISCIPLINE. It’s going to be a super busy year, but SO looking forward to it. I’m off to spend the rest of my evening scheduling and editing. Hugs and love to all of you and I hope your 2018 rang in as sweet as mine did!

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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