janissa: I've done a 3-card reading (more expedient than the Celtic method, but slightly less detailed).
janissa: I've drawn the Eight of Pentacles; the Queen of Wands; and the Ten of Pentacles. A high percentage of Pentacles indicates something in the process of forming, or conditions taking form.
This indicates that Janissa really didn't have the time or the inclination to talk with us. She probably thought the concept of doing a Tarot reading for a magazine was a little strange. Of course, we really can't blame her.
janissa: Pentacles also relate to ideas and projects: risks, finances, assets--accomplishment.
After careful consideration we interpreted this to be in dealing with the on-going quest to purchase Bleepo--the Verbose Monkey. Our plans to procure our simian sidekick are slowly bringing themselves to fruition. Soon we shall possess our own lower primate; so it has been written and so it shall be done!
janissa: You have begun this project with high hopes and have acquired backing for it (perhaps a sponsor of some sort ) -- in any case this is part of your past and current experience.
The risks spoken of were clearly those such as our constant danger of running low on ideas (as evidenced in this very article--spooky). The finances are those such as the whopping twenty bucks a month we shell out for Internet access. As for assets, it must have been a mistake. Let it be known that verbosity has nary a penny to its name.
janissa: What these cards say to me is that you will find success within the next year with this magazine; however it will not be in huge amounts, but small increments -- many small steps.
So far we haven't managed to secure a sponsor (read: "sell out to The Man"). We figure this must be in reference to the nice blurb for the magazine placed on SierraWeb last month. Remember--buy Sierra products, boys and girls! They're the niftiest!
janissa: You may have surprising success from unexpected sources.
Woo-hoo! We're heading for success. Within a year, we should be sitting around Issue #15. That's waaay longer than Chevy Chase's talk show lasted!
janissa: There has been significant anxiety in beginning this venture.
Maybe Bill Gates will reconsider that interview request. Or, better still, St. Jude might finish her interview someday.
janissa: Perhaps a significant financial outlay...and while you or your partners may in some ways regret that, it will pay off.
That would have to be Corey complaining that everyone would think our name was verbose magazine instead of verbosity magazine (which has proven to have been a well-founded worry). Of course, the anxiety could be from Jess continually complaining about the deadlines twenty days before they roll around. Also, there's the stress of trying to figure out what episode of Space Ghost to watch every night.
janissa: This is a very positive spread for new ventures; that's pretty clear. :)
Hah! "A significant financial outlay?" We're lucky to be able to "outlay" enough funds to finance ourselves a cup of coffee.
I believe the emoticon says is all, folks. Keep watching verbosity for more general coolness in the next few months. There's some good stuff on the way!