Author Phaedra Patrick is next up to have Norbert (of The Reluctant Fortune-Teller–to be released in March) read her cards. Phaedra is the author of two enchanting, happy novels: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper and Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone.
Phaedra’s husband had some old musician cards. She shuffled them in her home in a beautiful village in England, and emailed her “horseshoe spread” to Norbert, along with a comment and her question:
“Getting the three twos in a row was a bit spooky! My question is – I’d love to see The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper made into a film on the big screen. Will this ever happen?”
Norbert read the list of cards as follows:
Here is his reading for Phaedra:
You are right to notice the pattern of the three two’s! This indicates a lot going on, and “it”—whatever “it” is—comes all of a sudden.
You have the four suits evenly distributed, which shows things going on equally in all sectors of your life at the same time.
Let’s take the cards in order, from left to right.
Two of Hearts shows good news is coming. Something new is on its way; some kind of adventure.
Two of Spades, however, shows a bit of a delay for something that you wish would come very soon. Remain your kind and calm self, knowing that what you want looks favorable.
Two of Clubs is a social invitation that turns out to be more beneficial to you than you would have thought.
It seems that in regards to your question, social connection and relationships with people will figure in strongly in the positive resolution—that is, getting your first novel to the silver screen.
Right next to that social invitation you have the Eight of Clubs, the most favorable card for business. There is an opportunity. When it comes, be sure to consider all sides, of course. Note the surrounding cards for guidance here.
Next to this business opportunity, we have the Jack of Diamonds. I am going to use my intuition here and say that this card, which usually represents a young person at the crossroads, actually represents the book, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, itself.
Following this, we have the Seven of Diamonds: relationships are deepening, and it’s relationships that are emphasized most of all, right now.
Last but not least, Phaedra, we have the “querent card,” or the card that represents you: The Queen of Hearts, a good-hearted and generous woman.
My overall impression is that relationships both social and business are key here. The things you want come to you, will come through these precious relationships. Accept social invitations, especially those that your intuition bids you to. While the cards this time are not giving us a definite “yes” or “no” at this time, they are showing favorable conditions, and they are saying that a great deal of good things are coming to you, all at once, and that you are in an excellent position to receive what you ask for.
In the meantime, let’s ask readers: do you have any suggestions on who should play the part of Arthur Pepper, if he comes to the big screen?