I was making coffee when my Spirit Guide floated into the kitchen. She was wearing black yoga pants and a red top.
For starters, I still have issues with her gender reassignment after all these years, but it’s getting easier. Secondly, yoga pants and a red top? “Don’t tell me you’re dressed for a landing party. You know what happens.”
“No, just thought I’d help set the tone for your next reading.”
“No phasers needed, trust me.”
There was a knock on the door. I opened it and allowed the guest to enter.
“Rai and Jiri at Lungha. Rai of Lowani. Lowani under two moons. Jiri of Ubaya. Ubaya of crossroads, at Lungha. Lungha, her sky gray" I said as I guided him towards the sitter’s chair.
Tall, not very good looking. Warts. A bad case. Oh well. I offered him a seat, and moved to the other side of the table and pulled out a deck of majors only.
My guest smiled and nodded. A quiet one.
I laid out ten cards and turned over the first one.
“"Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" I said, pointing to the illustration on the card.
My guest smiled and nodded.
I turned over the next card. Oh man…"Zima at Anzo - Zima and Bakor."
He leaned forward in his chair, placed both hands on the table, fingers spread wide.
I turned the third card, and pointed to the central figure, “The Beast at Tanagra. Does this make sense so far?”
“Well, let us see if we can find a solution.” I turned over the next card, “Kiteo, his eyes closed. This doesn’t get much messier” the last I addressed to Two-Raw Sugars, who’d floated to the far corner of the room.
I looked my guest in the eyes, “Temba, at rest? Chenza at court, the court of silence?” He nodded. The next card caused me to utter, “Shaka, when the walls fell"
Another card pair, “"Kailash, when it rises, Sokath, his eyes uncovered”
A slow smile crossed his face as I turned the last card, “Darmok and Jalad on the ocean.”
After my guest left, Two-Raw Sugars floated back towards her crystal ball, where she lived. “That’s got to be one of the stranger readings I’ve witnessed you to ever do.”
“It’s important that when doing a reading, you speak in the same language and metaphors as your sitter. Otherwise, you get Kadir beneath Mo Moteh.”
I chuckled as I put the cards away.
For those of you up to the challenge, which cards were used in the Kira at Bashi?
[For a full explanation of the concepts included in this post, see Dan's 30 September followup blog post.]