Reading Please - Current Events in Life
Speaking as someone who writes herself, you are only obliged to wait six months beofre enquiring about your submitted manuscript. So ask the publisher what is going on or send your novel out again to someone else because I feel it is the novel that will bring you lasting rewards.
Yes the old friend is looking for something more. He thinks you are after an intimate relationship and deep down I think he's right. I feel you are looking for excitement and a break in the routine. But maybe you don't want to go as far as he wants to.
Tarot cards are just one way of accessing your intuition. You don't really need any tools for that. I feel like you will soon get bored with the cards.