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Help us spread the word about responsible holiday shopping, the importance of supporting local businesses, and (most importantly!) the Green Saturday After-Thanksgiving Sale at Bambu Batu. Whoever does the best job of sharing, re-posting and generally helping to promote our biggest sale event of the year will win two Bambu Batu Gift Certificates ($25 each!) – one for you and one for a loved one. Thank you for spreading the Love! (Of course, if you’d rather keep both Gift Certificates for yourself, or give both of them to loved one, you can distribute them however you like.)

In addition to saving 20% off any one item in the store, all Bambu Batu customers will also revel the festivities as we kick off the holiday season in style. Swan Sisters Tea will be on hand pouring samples of their delicious organic teas, the intuitive and amiable Jude Alexander will be present for personal demonstrations of the Tarot Game to uncover your inner wisdom, and Carol Overstreet will offer Henna painting to celebrate your outer beauty.

Only at Bambu Batu: soft on the skin, easy on the earth, and good for the soul!


Having studied science for a majority of my academic career, I consider myself generally skeptical of things like palm reading, Ouija boards, and astrology.  I assumed that Tarot was just another form of esoteric fortune telling, and never gave the idea of having my cards read much serious respect.  Recently, I had the opportunity to ask a question of the deck with an experienced reader who explained to me that Tarot was more about storytelling and personal interpretation than divining the future.  Through the format of an entertaining and surprisingly addictive board game, I pulled two cards that affirmed some gut feelings that I had concerning some major life decisions, and began to see the art of Tarot in a new light.

Created by Jude Alexander, the Tarot Game is the product of her 25 year journey through reading and interpreting the cards and spreading the joy of divine play.  Designed as a way to address life’s issues and share one’s feelings in a friendly and safe environment, the colorful and inviting game makes introspection fun without the fear that usually accompanies a deep look inward.   In addition to being the creator of the board game, Jude also hosts sessions for individuals and small groups that wish to develop their sense of intuition and become more familiar with the deck.  Plato was onto something when he said that one can learn more about a man in an hour of play than a lifetime of conversation.

To host a party, contact Jude via her website.  For those who live in the San Luis Obispo area and would like a personal reading, visit Bambu Batu on Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays for some insight and good conversation.  Each reading is $35 and includes a written explanation and photograph of your cards, and shorter readings are available on a sliding scale.  She also offers gift certificates for readings, a great idea for someone who wants to give something meaningful this holiday season without dealing with the clutter and and junk of buying “stuff”.

What can the Tarot Game tell you about yourself?