Monday, March 28, 2016

HazelMoon is retiring - Please read it!

    Remember my older blog called; Giving is a Blessings ? I had so much fun giving away and selling my HazelMoon's Hawaiian Tarot.  By giving them away for FREE or extremely low prices we gained even more blessings. I've never been motivated by greed, nor an overwhelming desire to profit.

    I am retiring from Tarot and from Tarot Communities and have decided to pour all my energies into a noble new goal. This is to create a home for unwanted and abandoned senior dogs. Rosegate Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats and I offering my last 2000 set of HazelMoon's Hawaiian Tarot to assist in reaching this goal. All the remaining sets have been donated to Rosegate and all proceeds are to help fund the project. I will refuse  any profits from all future sales and promote the remaining sets only for the welfare of these dogs and cats. My only profit will be knowing these senior dogs/cats had love and comfort in their older years.

   This deck was a limited print run and will not be re-printed. It has served a beautiful purpose and is still fore filling that prospect. For those who love them I am sure that their life has become somehow blessed as well. This blog is to ask that if you felt  I was generous with you in the past, please, please, please make a donation for Rosegate Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats . Please help bring the positive energies of Hazelmoons Hawaiian Tarot full circle and complete the healing it started out as.

   I know that sometimes you've ordered only 1 deck and I sent you 5 or 10 of them! If you are reading this, then you know what I am talking about ;) I did that from my heart and had no thought to any future influence. Please look into your heart... It's your turn now to be generous and not with or for me, but be generous with these dogs/cats and your love! There are so many orphans, unwanted, senior dogs and cats are out there and they will need everyone's help! 

    Life often takes turns we did not see coming and when, as care providers, we fail our furry friends, who will take them in? Older dogs have less time and more health issues, which can be concerning to prospective adoption leaving them with few choices. Rosegate Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats lets dogs/cats
be dogs/cats and old dogs/cats be spoiled. They deserve that luxury in the older years of their lives. We will be their final family and provide what circumstances they could not control has taken from them.
  Many have asked why a home for senior dogs/cats? At first they laugh or wonder why an old dog/cat would even need a new home. Dog/cat owners who love and respect their dogs/cats either for hunting, herding or family companion would ever think of giving up their dog or cat. Then I walk them down the dark road where a parent goes into a nursing home or dies. No one can take the dog/cat in due to their own conditions, be it housing or lifestyle or the considerable problems they think the old, blind, incontinent or epileptic dog/cat
will bring unto them they look for a friend to help but the same problems come to mind for each asked. Worse, some people just decide to close their hearts and say it is too much work or worry so they decide to either place the dog in a pound or into the great void. The people I explained this to quickly understand the need for homes like this and wonder why there are not more.

So, if you feel that HazelMoon's Hawaiian Tarot has ever helped you, please donate to this cause of the pages below: 
You can also donate through this Blog or through Rosegate's website.

So, what is Rosegate Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats? 

Rosegate Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats is a project that we would love to achieve and currently have started with passion. The county and surrounding region we live in have no shelters or facilities, and only a handful of caring people with foster homes. It is a rural environment with many farmers and hunters who value and love their dogs/cats however sometimes circumstances arise that leave older dogs/cats without hope. Older dogs/cats present challenges and are rarely adopted into new families without concerns. These dogs and cats should not have limited opportunities and deserve more than being unwanted.

Our intentions are to establish Rosegate and provide these senior dogs and cats a home for life.
We have started raising funds to acquire and convert some old farm buildings adjacent to our property
into the proper facilities required.
In the meantime we educate ourselves about founding a tax free, charitable non-profit corporation and bring together a team of people, not only to accomplish this dream but also to do so in perpetually.

Some say all dogs/cats go to heaven but before they make that journey they can rest with us at Rosegate and relive the love that fate may have taken away.

You can read more about Our Vision and Our Story by visiting Rosegate's website

Thank you for all the supports!

Monday, March 21, 2016

The World is a small place - Hawaiian Tarot from Japan

The World is a small place. I mean a very, very small place. I was browsing the internet and I found a Japanese lady who created another Hawaiian Tarot deck without knowing mine. She named her deck Hawaiian Aloha Tarot. Self-published hers and printed 5000 copies (2011) just like me. 

Marketing is hard, so we've made a decision to help each other. We made friends and exchange information and decks. Her tarot is ONLY sold in Japan.

She wrote to me:
"I created Hawaiian Aloha Tarot with another 2 persons. Drawing picture is another person, Mitsuru Ai and Hitoshi  Sato."

I received her deck couple weeks ago and love them. Nice artwork and very colorful. The only problem is that the little booklet is in Japanese language. 
Anyway, it is a nice addition for my collection. 


Mahalo for Hisae Sato

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rosegate Retirement Home for Senior Dogs

It was not until I had reached a mature age that I experienced the amazing and pure love a dog can give. I suspect this unconditional form of love will never be extended to me again unless it is offered by a dog. This dog, named Rosie, was an unexpected gift into my life. I had little warning how she would be so important to us. We, my new husband and I, had moved to a new location on the big Island of Hawai'i and he had taken on a new client with two separate properties to maintain. Upon working at this clients up mountain cabin, he discovered a older dog there that was not the clients. Upon inquiring it was discovered that a sad and sordid tale of abuse and neglect was this poor aging dogs history. 

As a puppy the original owners of this cabin had the beginnings of a wonderful life. An off grid log cabin with diversified land, on a mountain side of the big Island of Hawai'i, with youth, love and a young daughter. They had gardens and chickens and decided a dog would compliment their lives. So Rosie the chubby puppy was founded by the way side, in a cardboard box. It seems that the mother and daughter loved her and their time together was joyous. Then a darkness crept in. For whatever reasons the husband became troubled. Anger and then abuse followed him home. 

Rosie was fearful of loud noises, work style boots, sticks or rod like objects, certain curse words and the smell of alcohol. These became seared I to her emotional psyche and all our lives together with love and care could not erase that abuse. When these people and their life imploded, Rosie was abandoned on the property. The client my husband contracted with was renting this cabin and as amazing as it sounds, poor Rosie came with it. He had several dogs of his own already and a stern, para-military approach to training dogs that was not going to work with or help Rosie. She was now to be neglected and pushed to the bottom of the other dogs order. 

As my husband went about his work on the property, he and Rosie started to bond. This communion came home and I could tell it was right to take Rosie in with us. The day came to meet her. I loved her and waited only a day to ask of my husband would like to bring here home. I knew he has always had dogs growing up and knew he would like to take in Rosie but 'dog-napping' was another concern. The client was more than happy to say yes and one day the truck pulled I to out driveway, the tailgate opened and out of the dark came a shy and scared Rosie. A few days later and a bath and she was rolling in beds and lounging without care. 

At the age of fourteen, our poor old Rosie passed on. Years of fear and physical abuse, sleeping on a soggy bed outside in the high mountain air had set arthritis and joint problems deep and though she gave us all her love, time took her physical being. This is the compelling thought and emotion that has risen in our life to create a place for older dogs to live out their lives in peace and comfort. A few acres and a couple buildings with some loving people to care for them is all that is required.

How do we begin and what will be the challenges? One word solves all the problems and quickly but it is not a pleasant one...MONEY...and we will be asking for assistance. In the meantime we educate ourselves about founding a charitable non profit corporation to bring together a team of people to not only build a company that can accomplish this but to do so in perpetually. We have decided that since we are available full time, that would become the core of the care team.

We own our own property and may have the opportunity to acquire the next couple of acres adjacent to our place from the neighboring farmer. The land has several buildings standing that can be converted to a proper facility to house and care for many senior dogs.

The county we live in has neither a humane society nor shelters. We do have many farmers and hunters who value and love their dogs. Our intentions are to found the CNP and start raising funds to acquire and convert these buildings into a retirement home for senior dogs who no longer have homes or families. One of the buildings will be a clinic setting to bath and groom new arrivals and allow for a quiet environment for an examination and physical inspection. Based upon the arrivals medical history and condition it will also provide an onside facility for our local veterinarian and animal communicator to assist in any needs. It would also provide a place to separate recovering dogs from sickness or injuries until they can be brought back  over to the main building.We expect to provide a comfortable home with the cozy and relaxing interior that they enjoyed in their previous home. No steel cages or white tile but comfy couches and  chairs. It is a home and not a prison or hospital. They will have us to comfort them from bad dreams in the middle of the night. Read stories to them on drab winters days. Maybe even sneak a doggie cookie when no one is looking.Get Involved!

PLEASE Help Make Our Dream Come True.Please support this amazing plan; Rosegate Retirement Home for Senior Dogs.

Please DONATE! Thank you!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tarot Decks are NOT eligible for Media Mail. Let's change this!

Tarot Decks are NOT eligible for Media Mail. Let's change this!

This is the description of media mail on the USPS website:

Media Mail™ Small and large packages and thick envelopes can be sent using Media Mail. Contents are limited to books, manuscripts, sound recordings, recorded videotapes, and computer-readable media (not blank). Informally called "Book Rate," Media Mail cannot contain advertising, except eligible books may contain incidental announcements of books. 

Media Mail is usually less expensive than Parcel Post.
According to that info, I'd say Tarot Cards are not allowed. 

Are you disagree with this? 
Is so, please sign petition and share! 
Thank you!