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On the day of the solar eclipse, I woke up with sense of a strange energy — not good, not bad, but alive with possibility. The link between solar eclipses and new beginnings is well-established, and the streets in my corner of the universe were tense with anticipation of what the long-awaited transverse of the moon across the sun might bring. The eclipse is said to usher in the unexpected and, since this eclipse in Leo occurs while Mercury is in retrograde, people who follow astrology are bracing themselves for well, literally anything.
What a good time, I thought, to call upon an entirely different divination modus operandi, and have my cards professionally read for the very first time.