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Three Lemons in a Blue Sky Robyn Beattie

Tarot Tuesday: Three Sisters and a Four of Wands Writing Prompt

I thought all week about groups of three individuals working together as I considered last week’s writing prompt: Shifting Perceptions of Brokenness and a Three of Wands prompt, and in particular this phrase: If the three wands represent three individuals in your life, what might the virtue, aligned ideals, warmth and creativity of the Three of Wands bring to a project or ongoing conversation or mode of learning you collectively share? When I think of the Empress in her incarnation as someone with intuitive sensibilities offering practical and tangible paths to inspire healing in others, and doing so in both serious and playful ways, I recognize that presence in exchanges I’ve had with three women, three sisters of heart, I’ve met online. Nancy Seibel at Keys to Change facilitates a lively conversation on her Keys to Change Facebook page for her online community. I fell in love with Nancy over her concept of a Department ... more

Abalone Blossoms Robyn Beattie

Tarot Tuesday: Shifting Perceptions of Brokenness and a Three of Wands Writing Prompt

“Balance within my domain” (Angeles Arrien, The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols) is how I experienced and lived my Two of Wands week (writing prompt for Two of Wands here). My dear friend Mary Allen visited last week from the heartland, so though I chose not to blog that day (thus the week’s hiatus), I was actively living my Tarot path on Tarot Tuesday: we threw cards in person in support of our blog, Tarot for Two. It was such a delight after the years we have spent reading for one another over the phone. Because of the long trajectory of our friendship, Mary has witnessed my various cycles of upheavals and it was a pure joy to have her visit during a peaceful cycle where the rewards of years of hard work have paid off. We were able to bring her into our bright home, introduce her to our ... more

the blue wand

Tarot Tuesday: Tree Eyes, Growth Rings, and a Two of Wands Writing Prompt

When Robyn sends me this image of sunlight falling across a glass chess set this week, I fit it right into context as a manifestation of the Ace of Wands…Isn’t our sun the brightest example of the Ace of Wands? Here she is, her light falling against the chess pieces on a board, just as her light falls on all of us playing out our destinies so far below on Earth…absorbing the sunlight into our cells so that we can gather the strength to move, to play, to rest, to thrive. Nor could I help but see multiple versions of the Ace of Wands in these tree trunk ends, all in a row. Taken singly, they stare up at me as eyes surrounded by growth rings. Taken as a group, each shorn trunk end so varied from the one beside it, I see humanity at large; how unique our particular patterns of growing and learning ... more

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Classes

Beattie Butterfly

First Tuesdays: Themed Monthly Poetry Workshop SDWI

While the poetry we write starts as a conversation with the Self, it inevitably becomes a ... more

Transition in Blue Robyn Beattie

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Change

In this on-line Tarot Writing course, we will explore Tarot’s many faces of Change, from Public ... more

green angel eye Robyn Beattie

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Love

February 15, 2016: Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Love In this on-line Tarot Writing ... more

Letter Press Letters Robyn Beattie

Submission Sunday: Salvage Your December, in Person at San Diego Writers, Ink

Most writers I know are pretty grumpy around holiday time—don’t get me wrong—we love our friends ... more