Madame Athame is a mysterious
will-o-the-wisp who offers tongue-in-cheek readings that are meant to be
taken as such. They are by no means a lesson in how to read the tarot for
Warning: If you are humor-impaired, the Reiki Master General
strongly advises you not to read Madame Athame's column.
Q: Dear Madame Athame,
I have trouble making friends. When I approach peole to get to know them, they just laugh or walk away or hang up the phone. What's the matter with me? Help!
A: Dear Lou,
"Devotedly"? Honey, we just met. Sorry to hear your social life sucks. Here's your reading.
1) Why do people not want to be friends with Lou?
My dear, you neglected to say in your letter that you work in a cemetery and your hobby is taxidermy. This card tells me that bits and pieces of your passtimes ride out into the world on your body. Darlin', you stink!!!
2) How can Lou begin to cultivate friendships?
HANGED MAN, REVERSED.
Honey, let me get Qabalistic on you for a moment. This card related to Mem, which means "sea" or "water". The reversal suggests an immersion. For love of gawd, take a bath!
At a friendly distance,