I had two tarot-related items on my Amazon.ca wish list lately. The Gorgon’s Tarot was listed at a whopping $52 CAD and Benebell Wen’s new book Holistic Tarot was listed at $22 four days ago (which I considered pricey), and when I went to put something on my wish list last night, Amazon had jacked the price up to $35 CAD. I checked the Celtic Lenormand, which isn’t in stock yet, but they have a price of $26.28 CAD on it, which is probably going to go up.
I deleted them all from the wish list. Then I drew a card to see what it said about this.
4 OF PENTACLES
In this deck the card is not just about ennui but about fear. The fear of not having, the fear of abandonment, and searching for comfort in material things.
I already have 388 card decks; 164 of those are tarot decks. I already have 15 bookshelves of books. I went to look at quilt patterns last week and many of them are $30 to $50 plus shipping if they are print patterns, and some PDF patterns are the same price.
By shutting me out in pricing these days across a range of items, maybe the world is doing me a favour? It does get tiresome, but it’s only Want, a feeling of wanting, a wispy, ephemeral wanting that flies away like an owl in the night, hooting, echoing.