You want to leave a mark. You want them to know Starling was here.

Starling’s Response:
Starling: I’ll own every bit of that one. I wasn’t about to take being kidnapped and turned into someone’s pet lying down.
Bekion: You’re not always lying down.
Starling: HUSH!

Today I am reading for Starling Moddel who is the heroine of Zenobia Renquist’s Pet’s Pleasure. This is a mainstream SciFi romance.

Renee is a military brat turned military wife who is currently stationed in Hawaii with her husband and two cats.
Whether writing as D. Renee Bagby or Zenobia Renquist, she is a world-builder. She loves inventing new cultures and shaping their histories and laws because it beats researching the existing ones.
Her stories span the fantasy gamut but she dabbles in sci-fi and contemporary from time to time. While her main characters tend to be of different races, she doesn’t let skin color rule or limit her stories. For her, it’s all about how much she can torture her characters so they earn their happily-ever-after ending.
The rules are all new and pre-conceived notions will only slow you down, so when reading Renee’s stories, she asks only one thing — Leave Your Reality Behind.

Don’t miss the contest at the end of this post. This reading was a bit unusual in that Ms. Moddel Continue reading “CHARACTER READING: Starling Moddel”

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You need to learn to trust your gut again, I think.

Edmund’s Response: Yeah, when AJ told me that Utah and I had to together find the aquamarine to save Mavis, I was kinda skeptical. But we decided to give it a go. It’s heart-breaking to see Mavis as she is now, so devastated. If it’s up to me…well, yeah…gotta do my best, eh.

Today I am reading for Edmund who is the hero of Berengaria Brown’s latest offering from Torque, Aquamarine: Courage & Comfort

Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance ~ contemporary, paranormal (ghosts, vampires, werewolves) and Regency set historicals. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men one/woman: three men…Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily ever after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

Now here is Edmund’s reading along with his responses. Continue reading “CHARACTER READING: Edumund”

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Bunnies, Fortresses & Reading for Arwen

Every now and again I am challenged by another outbreak of the same ugly. As before, I am turning to Tarot to ask what to do. Only this time, I’m asking you to intepret for me.


I like three card spread. I like three card spreads where you have the issue as the middle card and then two possibilities. I’ve done spreads like this for longer than I care to remember.

There is a situation in my life in which I have chosen Continue reading “Bunnies, Fortresses & Reading for Arwen”

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Joy, Rachel Pollack & Workshops

I do love being a joy seeker, but there are times when it is hard. Times when I want to just wallow in feeling blue or rage against the machine that seems to run the world I have to live in. I have never claimed that being a professional joy seeker is easy. And I never will.

I will claim Continue reading “Joy, Rachel Pollack & Workshops”

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INTERVIEW: M.M. Meleen & the Rosetta Tarot

Recently, at my Austin Tarot Meetup, I heard about a new Tarot deck called the Rosetta Tarot. When I read the opening page, this line really leapt out at me:

“Tarot can be considered a hieroglyphic, symbolic, and pictorial language so flexible as to be able to contain the known universe and all combinations of manifestations both earthly and spiritual, tangible and intangible.”

I decided I wanted to look further into this intriguing deck. Continue reading “INTERVIEW: M.M. Meleen & the Rosetta Tarot”

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ONLINE CLASS: Tarot For Writers June 2012 (not July!)

GPS for Your Character

Gaian Tarot Seven of AirHave a story that must be written? Characters babbling in your head?

Don’t know where to start? I can help. We can map out your entire book in a month.

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Beltane Tarot Blog Hop & May Tarotscopes

Welcome to the Beltane Tarot Blog Hop. This is our third hop (the first was Imbolc and the second was Ostara). If you are doing the hop, you arrived here from Jera-Babylon Rootweaver’s page. You can see the next link at the bottom of this post. Curious about what the Tarot Blog Hop is? Check here for more information.

Fire Tends To All is the theme. When I was a girl, I was in Girl Scouts. I learned how to build a fire. A proper fire has three types of fuel. There is the Tinder which is the stuff that burns easily. It is the starter. Balled up pieces of used paper can be used or we often brought firestarters which were pinecones we had dipped in wax. Then you need something to burn from those firestarters and that’s the kindling. Kindling is wood that we always said needed to be no thicker than our thumbs. Once the kindling is going, then you add the fuel which are larger pieces of wood. A well-built fire is a thing of beauty but it does have to be maintained. And it is always important to make sure you add well-seasoned wood. That means it isn’t green or still wet.

Once it is burning and fed at the right times, it will heat water, cook food and warm those around it. If we use fire as a metaphor for passion, we can see how we have to feed our own passion.

Fire Tends To All: The Passion Seeking Spread

    • Tinder: this card shows you what small things you can do to ignite your passion.
    • Kindling: this card shows you what you must keep doing to fuel your passion.
    • Fuel: this card shows you the major actions you must take to allow your passion to burn on a steady basis.

For me, this is about passion because when you are passionate about something, it seems like everything just falls into place. I’ve been passionate for a long time about seeking joy and being a proponent of that. I style myself as a professional joy seeker because it means something to me. One of the things that means something to me is my free monthly podcast. I do tarotscopes each month.

In my world, my tarotscopes are tinder. I do them on a weekly basis via Twitter. Then my blog serves as my kinding giving me ways to continually feed my passion about using Tarot to help myself and those who honor me by asking me to do a consultation with them. Those consultations along with the classes that I teach are my big pieces of fuel. They sustain me in this love that I have for the Tarot.

What brings you joy? What moves you to be passionate and to get involved. Whatever that is, make sure you feed it. Make sure you tap into. As much as that fire tends to all, we all must tend to it as well. A fire unfed burns out. I never burn out on doing my weekly Twitter tarotscopes or my monthly podcast. They bring me such joy and feed my fire to do those other things. I hope you will use this spread and let me know what answers you come up with.

So check out this month’s tarotscopes as my offering in the Beltane Tarot Blog Hop and see where your passion is calling you. If you choose to go check that out, I do have a “go back” link there so you can rejoin the blog hop.

Now hop on over to one of my favorite new blogs! Alison’s Tarot blog is focused on the Court card. She is the next blog in the Tarot Blog Hop.

EXPRESS TAROTBLOGHOP TICKET: If you hit a missing link along your TarotBlogHop or just want to see the whole darn thing, you can get back on the bloghop from this master list — TarotBlogHop Master List, May 2012.

Revisit the first two Tarot Blog Hops:



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