What’s An ATA?

I suppose I’d be remiss if I failed to mention what I very selfishly think is a great tarot organization. I am very proud to be the president of the American Tarot Association. This group was started in 2002 (or the first board meeting was then.) As I understand it, this was the brainchild of John Gilbert and several others.

The ATA has gone through several changes over the past six years. I have been president Continue reading “What’s An ATA?”

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WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

A Tarot For Writers Online Workshop: The Hero’s Journey

  • Dates: Sunday June 22 to July 25th (No class July 3/4/5/6) (sign up by 6/20)
  • Cost: $30-$45 (MIYCLIYC scale)

Tarot By Arwen presents a Tarot for Writers online workshop. No need to know the meanings of the cards, but you will need to own a Tarot deck**. Handouts will include brief descriptions of each card as well as the full Hero’s Journey spread for future use. Continue reading “WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Empress and the Emperor

The Fool (Rider Waite Smith)

If you are just joining the Fool in his travels through the Major Arcana, you might like to start with this Fool Meets The Magician And The High Priestess.

Our Fool danced along the path–his little white dog beside him. He liked to turn his head this way and that. He did this as much to see how the trees changed when he changed his perspective as to hear the merry jingle of the bells in his hat.

“Where are you going, Fool?” Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Empress and the Emperor”

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Spread: Meadow Musings

I walk the dogs a lot. One of them is a puppy who likes to go out frequently. I try to indulge him. We have a small field next to us. Well, okay, so it’s the front sloping lawn of the church. Still it’s lush and green right now. Sort of like life I’ve decided.

Life is a green field dotted with flowers of several types. There are some weeds as well. And, if you live where I live, every now and again, there is a sharp prickly ball of cactus waiting to stab the unwary. I’ve been thinking about a spread that would take on this metaphor of life as a meadow. Laying out cards in my head. Naming positions. None of them really fit what I wanted to say. Continue reading “Spread: Meadow Musings”

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SPREAD: Killing My Muse

Recently I responded to another author’s journal about “Why Do YOU Write?. She responded. I responded back. One of the things that came out of that back and forth was this

Sometimes I wonder… if we have muses, if we don’t also have enemies of our muse. Those thought patterns that continually try to tear us down. In Tarot reading, I call these “old tapes” and they seem to be related to our own feelings of inadequacies that are usually (not always, but usually) fed by our own dark selves.

Then I said, Continue reading “SPREAD: Killing My Muse”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess

I am a storyteller by nature. I write as part of the writing team of Marilu Mann with my best friend, Cai Smith. Together we have three novels currently under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. You can find out more about that here if you like. I also write a column for Tarot World magazine. (UPDATE: This magazine suffered a dismal death.) That column is called Fool’s Corner which is geared towards offering information to help anyone beginning their journey with Tarot.

I wanted to tell a story about Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess

I am a storyteller by nature. I write as part of the writing team of Marilu Mann with my best friend, Cai Smith. Together we have three novels currently under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. You can find out more about that here if you like. I also write a column for Tarot World magazine. (UPDATE: This magazine suffered a dismal death.) That column is called Fool’s Corner which is geared towards offering information to help anyone beginning their journey with Tarot.

I wanted to tell a story about Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess”

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SPREAD: Polyamory Spread (Adding A Partner To An Existing Relationship)

Three Of Cups (Rider Waite Smith Tarot)

I read for a wide variety of clientele. I have straight clients. I have queer clients. I have clients in traditional relationships. I have clients in non-traditional relationships. These can be Dominant/submissive relationships, polyamorous relationships, and more.

One unique problem in a poly relationship is Continue reading “SPREAD: Polyamory Spread (Adding A Partner To An Existing Relationship)”

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Tarot In Nine Words – The Magician

Rider-Waite-Smith Magician

Well the next in this journey is the Magician. Traditional meanings are about manifesting power and controlling it as well as using the tools. Most cards show the Magician with four symbols to represent the suits of the Minor Arcana.

I love the Magician in the World Spirit Tarot because Continue reading “Tarot In Nine Words – The Magician”

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June 2008 Tarotscopes Are Now Available

I’ve just uploaded my June 2008 Tarotscopes podcast. You will be able to listen to this show if you can listen to MP3 files.

    Download show here.

Links mentioned in the show:
Ellora’s Cave where you can find Changing Times by Marilu Mann.

Cards for each sign. To hear my interpretation, Continue reading “June 2008 Tarotscopes Are Now Available”

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