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Thirteen Writing Prompts for November Butterfly and Three Questions

This November marks the two-year anniversary of the publication of my first poetry collection, November Butterfly. I’ve just finished a 15 page companion prompt PDF titled, November Butterfly: Thirteen Writing Prompts Based on the Power and Creativity of Iconic Women Designed to Help You Write New Work From Multiple Points of View (thanks to generous help from Don Mitchell of Saddle Road Press). Putting my gratitude into action this month, in an attempt to support Saddle Road Press, I am offering the companion prompt PDF for free to anyone buying the Kindle Edition of November Butterfly ($4.99). Don Mitchell and Ruth Thompson create beautiful poetry books and support an entire family of Saddle Road Press authors with hours of work. We do not have any snazzy tech in place, so we’re going with the honor system; contact me directly when you buy the Kindle version and I’ll send you the prompt PDF. The prompt PDF runs ... more

Cecil Breuner Crown

Tarot Tuesday: Morning Boss or Five of Wands and a Six of Wands Writing Prompt

I’m definitely sparring (good-naturedly and with the will, not the hands) on the home front with my family of five. I almost posted this to my Feral Mom, Feral Writer blog, but it is a beautiful example of a Five of Wands experience…. Every family goes through the “New School Year, New Routine” adjustment and we are no exception. The circuit of falling dominoes started to pick up its momentum last night when I removed myself from the family equation for two hours to attend Back to School Night...running late like a kid myself for each bell….which meant dinner didn’t get made in my absence….which meant homework wasn’t started til after 10 pm…which meant homework hangovers this morning…which meant flying tennis shoes at the broken garage door (two weeks of an ignored work request)...which was the result of a temper tantrum...which was due to the low blood sugar (oatmeal uneaten) of the angry ... more

Seed Hands Robyn Beattie

How to Deepen Your Study of the Tarot: Fall Resources from Wheel of Archetypal Selves

Tarot cards provide us with a cast of characters through the court Cards, a cast of Soul Selves through the Major Arcana cards, and a structure for understanding how those players interact with the world on the earthbound stage of the elements: earth, air, fire and water (the Minor Mentors). As a whole, the deck makes up a series of linked images and people relating to other people, their own souls, and the world around them. When we come to the cards curious, willing, and open to learning more about ourselves no matter which part of the rainbow of human emotions we are experiencing, we can use the cards to compassionately help us see how we are thinking or feeling about situations and quandaries facing us in order to arrive at solutions we might not otherwise consider. Two powerful ways that Tarot Study and seeking come more deeply into focus occur when: 1)   …we engage ... more

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Quest 2016 Capricorn

Calling all Lovers of Tarot: Are You Ready to Make Your Own Deck?

Would you like to try your hand at creating your own Tarot-inspired Vision Deck? Whether you ... more

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