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Welcome to Your Wate and Fate, a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as known through the ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.  
=Welcome to Your Future!=
 
Hello. I am catherine yronwode and this is a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as perpetuated through my own collection of ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.  


This site is a book-end or companion-piece to [http://www.mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room], my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.
This site is a book-end or companion-piece to [http://www.mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room], my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.


The unique spelling of the wis web site -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel  of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.
The unique spelling of Your Wate and Fate -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel  of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.
 
Your Wate and Fate was begun on January 12th 2021 for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, who fund my work. On January 14th 2022 the first pages of this site opened up to the public.
 
== Support Your Wate and Fate ==
 
All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous trading cards, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world.
 
Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the '''[https://forum.luckymojo.com Lucky Mojo Forum],''' and are accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.  Sign up as at '''[https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode Patreon.com/catherineyronwode]''' to support "It's All Ephemera" now.
 
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== Galleries Currently Open to the Public ==
 
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File:2022-11-07-RELEASE-YWAF-Ladies-and-Their-Little-Balls.jpg|Crystal Gazing in Art:<br> [[Lovely Ladies and Their Little Balls]]
 
File:2022-10-28-RELEASE-YWAF-Ancient-Card-Reading.jpg|October 28th, 2022 -- <br>[[Fortune Telling Cigarette Cards by Edwards, Ringer and Bigg|Learn Cartomancy from British Cigarette Cards]]
 
File:2022-10-21-RELEASE-YWAF-How-To-Tell-Fortunes.jpg|October 21st, 2022 -- <br>[[Fortune Telling Cigarette Cards by Edwards, Ringer and Bigg|Learn Astrology from British Cigarette Cards]]
 
File:2022-09-28-Release-YWAF-Cartomancy-Postcards.jpg|September 28, 2022 -- <br>[[Cartomancy Postcards by Fred C. Lounsbury]]
 
File:2022-09-21-Release-YWAF-The-Language-of-Flowers.jpg|September 21, 2022 -- <br>[[Floriography or The Language of Flowers]] <br>and [[Series M-6 Flowers by E. Nash]]
 
File:2022-09-14-Release-YWAF.Palmistry-and-Palm-Readers.jpg|September 14, 2022 -- <br>[[Palmistry and Palm Readers]]


This web site, begun in January 2021, is for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, hence there are no menu and no links to find the pages that are only available to Patrons. In 2022 the pages of this site will slowly open up to the public, one page at a time, but if you want to read this material one year ahead of the rest of the world, you will need to subscribe. 
File:2022-08-28-Release-YWAF-Return-to-the-Realm-of-the-Readers.jpg|August 28th, 2022 -- <br>[[In the Realm of the Readers]]


In order to continue my work as a writer and graphic designer in the fields of magic, folklore, spellcraft, divination, and fortune telling, i am asking loyal readers to support me on Patreon. For a small monthly donation, you will have access to advance copies of web pages and books i am writing, at the rate of one new item per week.
File:2022-08-14-Release-YWAF-Josephine-De-Elgar-and-the-Diviners-of-Dayton.jpg|August 14th, 2022 — [<br>[[Josephine De Elgar and the Diviners of Dayton]]


Because my interests are varied and not everyone is interested in all of my projects, you may subscribe for one, two, or four articles per month. The articles will be tagged with the type of material covered. I think of these as "streams" of content, which may mingle and flow together at times.
File:2022-08-07B-Release-YWAF-Madam-Stonar.jpg|August 7th, 2022 — <br>[[Madam Stonar]]


== Support Your Wate and Fate ==
File:2022-08-07-Release-YWAF-In-the-Realm-of-the-Readers-Madam-X.jpg|August 7th, 2022 — <br>[[In the Realm of the Readers]]


[[File:American-Scale-Company-Your-Wate-and-Fate-Logo.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Beyond the Valley of the Tea-Cups! "Your Wate and Fate: The Material Culture of Fortune-Telling": With a small monthly donation you will be able to support the digitization and annotation of my collection of off-beat, unusual, and downright strange fortune telling devices of the 19th and 20th centuries.]]
File:2022-03-21-Release-YWAF-Major-Drapkin-Palmistry-Cards.jpg|March 21st, 2022 — <br>[[Categorizing Cards]] and [[Palmistry Cigarette Cards by Major Drapkin and Company]]  
[[File:From-the-Land-of-Tea-Cat-Yronwode.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Support me on Patreon! "From the Land of Tea" allows my Patreon subscribers to access bonus articles and scans about tea leaf reading and tea room culture for a small monthly donation.]]
[[File:Where-The-Southern-Cross-The-Yellow-Dog-Logo.jpg|right|300px|thumb|African American folk magic! "Where the Southern Cross the Yellow Dog" is an archive of historical on roots of hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork, accompanied by original research, commentary, and rare illustrations -- and you can have access if you support my work by subscribing to my Patreon account.]]


All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous tea cups, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world. So, as you can see, this site is the darling of many, and it is growing at a rapid rate ... but although it is "free," there also is a cost. Your financial support underwrites this cost. Here is how you can help.
File:2022-03-14-Release-YWAF-Lucky-Birthstones.jpg| March 14th, 2022 — <br>[[Lucky Birthstone by Adelbert Kohn]]


* '''[http://forum.luckymojo.com/support-cat-yronwode-on-patreon-t93993.html Private Patreon Forum:]''' My Patreon Patrons will have access to a private forum were i will converse and respond to questions about Tea Leaf Reading, Fortune Telling, Hoodoo and Rootwork, Lucky Charms and Talismans, and much more. https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode/creators
File:2022-02-21-Release-YWAF-Tiffany-Birthstone-Poem.jpg|February 21st, 2022 — <br>[[The Tiffany Birthstone Poem]]
* Patreon advance web pages. Patrons will have private access to web pages one year before they are made available to the public, at the rate of four new web pages per month, distributed at weekly intervals. These web pages fall into a series of interconnected topics or streams of thought. At present the streams are as follows:


* '''[http://yourwateandfate.com Your Wate and Fate]:'''Included in the many offerings to subscribers will be regular bonus pages from "Your Wate and Fate," which supports my work of documenting the material culture of unusual fortune telling methods and is one of several projects which my Patrons will be able to access for a small monthly donation.
File:2022-01-28-Release-YWAF-Wheels-and-Spinners.jpg|January 28th, 2022 -- <br>[[Wheels and Spinners]] and <br>[[Defining Divination]]


* '''"From the Land of Tea: The Material Culture of Tea and Tea Leaf Reading"'''
File:2021-01-14-tier-2-Birthstone-Symbolism.jpg|January 14th, 2022 -- <br>[[Birthday and Birthstone Postcards]] and [[Sentiments of the Months by Raphael Tuck and Sons]]
An adjunct to my tasseomancy site, [http:mystictearoom.com The Mystic Tea Room].
''Articles posted:'' January 7th, 2021.


* '''"Your Wate and Fate: The Material Culture of Fortune Telling"'''
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Documenting unusual methods of divination.
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''Articles posted:'' January 14th, 2021, January 28th, 2021.


* '''"A Hoodoo Hand"'''
== Galleries for Patrons - Opening to the Public Soon ==
Research pages to eventually be added to my free online book "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice"


* '''"The Lucky W Amulet Archive"'''
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An illustrated and annotated tour of my collection of lucky charms.
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* '''"The Southern Cross the Yellow Dog"'''
File:2022-06-07-tier-1-Fortune-Series-No.-37.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view June 7, 2023
Annotated historical articles on 19th and 20th century hoodoo, an adjunct to my "Southern Spirits" site.
''Articles posted:'' January 21st , 2021.


* '''"Fit to Print"''' 
File:2022-07-07-Tier-1-YWAF-Muscle-Testing-Applied-Kinesiology.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view July 7, 2023
Sample pdf chapters from upcoming books i am writing.  


Each new web page or sample pdf is circulated to Patrons as an unpublished galley proof or advance copy. After one year at Patreon, each page will be released to the public, either as an addition to one of my web sites or in the form of a chapter in a published book.
File:2022-08-07-Tier-1-YWAF-Tea-Leaf-Reading-Edwards-Cigarette-Cards.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view August 7, 2023


Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and will be accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum.
File:2022-09-07-Tier-1-YWAF-Fortunes-in-Flowers.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view September 7th, 2023


Here are the tiers i have devised at Patreon:  
File:2022-09-14-Tier-2-YWAF-Fortunes-in-Flowers.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view September 14th, 2023
https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode


'''The Sampler '''<br>
File:2022-09-28-Tier-3-YWAF-Palmistry-Edwards-Cigarette-Cards.jpg|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view September 28, 2023
'''$2.00 Per Month'''
* Preview access to ONE new web page per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.


'''The Selector '''<br>
File:2022-11-07-Tier-1-YWAF-Prophetic-Petals.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view November 7th, 2023
'''$4.00 Per Month'''
* Preview access to TWO new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.


'''The Reader''' <br>
File:2022-11-14-Tier-2-YWAF-Oracular-Posies.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Patreon Supporters Only:<br> On public view November 14th, 2023
'''$8.00 Per Month'''
* Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.


'''The Bibliophile'''<br>
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'''$24.00 Per Month'''
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* Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
* A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited. 


'''The Collector''' <br>
==Some of our Sister-Sites:==
'''$48.00 Per Month'''
* Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
* A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited. 
* An envelope containing rare vintage paper or cloth ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.


'''The Ephemerist''' <br>
'''THE LUCKY W AMULET ARCHIVE by CATHERINE YRONWODE: http://LuckyMojo.com/luckywindex.html '''
'''$64.00 Per Month'''
* An online book about good luck artifacts: The web's largest illustrated descriptive archive of folkloric amulets, talismans, charms, and magical stuff from many cultures and every era. An education for all.
* Preview access to FOUR new web pages per month; the web page release will be held one year before public viewing.
* Access to my Patrons-Only Private Sub-Forum at the Lucky Mojo Forum where we can chat.
* A special Red Star Patron badge at the Public and Private Lucky Mojo Forums.
* A signed copy of a 96-page book on folk magic or divination that i have authored, co-authored, or edited. 
* An envelope containing rare vintage paper or cloth ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.
* A lovingly curated box of vintage porcelain, glass, or metal ephemera from my personal collection, with a hand-written card explaining its provenance, significance, and how i came to have duplicate copies so i can send one to you.


With 32 different 96-page books in stock, i can continue to send books to faithful Patrons for not quite three years -- by which time there should be a few more books, extending that offer to a full three years. I have a ton of excess ephemera such as rare old 1930s hoodoo labels, fantastic excess china ware, and God knows what-all that i would love to send to other ephemerists. I often used to make entire store buyouts. So i have enough amazingly cool stuff to send random vintage presents to hundreds of Patrons for the rest of my life.
'''SOUTHERN SPIRITS: WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE YELLOW DOG: http://SouthernSpirits.org '''
* An annotated and edited collection of rare 19th and early 20th century writings on African American hoodoo and magical spirituality, documented through slave narratives, interviews, and contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts.


To sign up, go to my Patreon page:  '''https://www.patreon.com/catherineyronwode'''
'''THE MYSTIC TEA ROOM: TEA LEAF READING GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER: http://MysticTeaRoom.com'''
* A celebration of the material culture of Tasseomancy, Tasseography, Teacup Divination, and Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves, featuring a Museum of Fortune Telling Tea Cups and Saucers and a Tea Leaf Readers' Gift Shop.


==To Discuss This Patreon Page==
'''THE LUCKY MOJO CURIO CO. OCCULT SHOP CATALOGUE: http://LuckyMojo.com/catalogue '''
* Lucky Mojo manufactures hoodoo oils, incense, powders, spell kits, and candles. We grow our own herbs and we carry a full line of occult books, amulets, talismans, and religious goods. Complete occult shop inventory online.


This Patreon Bonus Page is part of the series titled "Your Wate and Fate." To discuss it with me and the Patron community, please visit our Privae Patreon Forum at
Thank you for stopping by


'''http://forum.luckymojo.com/your-wate-and-fate-t93995.html'''
<i><b>catherine yronwode</b><br>curator, historian, and docent
<br><b>Your Wate and Fate</b></i>


Thank you.
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Latest revision as of 08:20, 15 November 2022

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Welcome to Your Future!

Hello. I am catherine yronwode and this is a catalogue of the material culture of fortune telling, with an emphasis on the lesser-known and more unusual forms of divination, especially as perpetuated through my own collection of ephemeral artifacts of the 19th and 20th centuries.

This site is a book-end or companion-piece to The Mystic Tea Room, my web site devoted to the material culture of tea leaf reading or tasseomancy.

The unique spelling of Your Wate and Fate -- that is, the substitution of Wate for Weight -- comes from the slogan on the narrow side-panel of an American Scale Company penny scale that i happen to have in my downstairs bathroom.

Your Wate and Fate was begun on January 12th 2021 for the use and enjoyment of my Patreon supporters, who fund my work. On January 14th 2022 the first pages of this site opened up to the public.

Support Your Wate and Fate

All of the material you have access to here -- the fabulous trading cards, the instructive booklets, the nostalgic postcards, the boldly graphic matchbook covers, and all of the historical information researched and shared from the mind of the woman who is making it all happen -- can easily fit into one 8 x 10 foot room in an old Victorian farmhouse, but you would never see it without the investment of the time it takes to produce such a site and the caloric input such a site requires in the form of food for the writer, graphic designer, and database manager, as well as the US currency needed to pay for the computers, software applications, scanners, electricity, and internet connectivity that bring it out of that little room and into the world.

Patrons have access to a Private Patreon sub-forum within the Lucky Mojo Forum, and are accorded special Red Star Avatar badges at the Forum. Sign up as at Patreon.com/catherineyronwode to support "It's All Ephemera" now.


Galleries Currently Open to the Public

Galleries for Patrons - Opening to the Public Soon

Some of our Sister-Sites:

THE LUCKY W AMULET ARCHIVE by CATHERINE YRONWODE: http://LuckyMojo.com/luckywindex.html

  • An online book about good luck artifacts: The web's largest illustrated descriptive archive of folkloric amulets, talismans, charms, and magical stuff from many cultures and every era. An education for all.

SOUTHERN SPIRITS: WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE YELLOW DOG: http://SouthernSpirits.org

  • An annotated and edited collection of rare 19th and early 20th century writings on African American hoodoo and magical spirituality, documented through slave narratives, interviews, and contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts.

THE MYSTIC TEA ROOM: TEA LEAF READING GALLERY AND LEARNING CENTER: http://MysticTeaRoom.com

  • A celebration of the material culture of Tasseomancy, Tasseography, Teacup Divination, and Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves, featuring a Museum of Fortune Telling Tea Cups and Saucers and a Tea Leaf Readers' Gift Shop.

THE LUCKY MOJO CURIO CO. OCCULT SHOP CATALOGUE: http://LuckyMojo.com/catalogue

  • Lucky Mojo manufactures hoodoo oils, incense, powders, spell kits, and candles. We grow our own herbs and we carry a full line of occult books, amulets, talismans, and religious goods. Complete occult shop inventory online.

Thank you for stopping by

catherine yronwode
curator, historian, and docent
Your Wate and Fate