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Tarot Tuesday: Two of Cups

Self-love's Ace of Cups Egret lands, folds outstretched wings Heart rests between flights. My poetry movie collaborator Robyn Beattie joins me now for Tarot Tuesdays as we play with pairing Tarot Haiku and photos. Last week I posted our first writing prompt for the Ace of Cups. All week long I thought about love and self-love, what the Ace of Cups means in the context of this rush-rush world we live in, so full of constant distractions and lurings to be more, do more, anything but notice the square of Earth beneath our feet and the present moment. Walking the Husky, I watched an egret sail into view, land beside the bay, and fold his outstretched wings onto his back. The feathered beauty of that moment was so peaceful; I thought about how we extend love to our lovers, children, friends. But self-love: Might it also feel like that sweet soft folding of one's wings onto one's ... more

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The Wheel of Archetypal Selves: Tarot Tuesdays

With great joy I invite you to join me on Tuesdays at my new Wheel of Archetypal Selves Facebook page, where, starting today, every Tuesday I’ll be posting us a question to ponder in relation to the Tarot card of the week. I’m going to move sequentially through the deck, starting us off with one of my favorite cards: The Ace of Cups. I welcome your responses, written or in image form (if you are a photographer or artist, try your hand at taking a photo or drawing an image each week for the card under study). If you are a writer, self-seeker, or journal keeper, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Facebook page. The Aces are viewed in the Tarot as gifts—a gift of the suit they fall in. Here, considering the Ace of Cups, we ponder the Gift of love—self-love in particular. Let’s consider the Ace as a cup, ... more

Janus the Spirit of Doors on Quest 2016

Janus the Spirit of Doorways: Tarot Visioning on Quest 2016

Living the Quest in meditation, I crouch on a cool stone floor, facing a leaden wall. I pull my brown cloak closer around my shoulders and listen for a long moment from inside this familiar, tense, and hyper vigilant stance. I take a deep breath and unfurl to stand tall. As I do so, my cloak morphs from its dark brown color to a vibrant red. I reach behind me to pull closed the sheer, white curtain of the past so like the net of perception the High Priestess lets ripple out from her lap. Simultaneously, the leaden wall sinks down into the floor with a gentle click and a pleasant heat floods the stone floor to warm my bare soles. I step over the former threshold of wall to find I’m standing in the very middle of a circle of doors, each painted in order of rainbow spectrum. I spin slowly, "listening" again, ... more

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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

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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

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Poetry Play: A Tour of the Forms, in Person at San Diego Writers, Ink

Do you haiku? Every written a haibun, aubade, or villanelle? Want to try your hand at ... more

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Wheel of Archetypal Selves: Moon to Universe On-line with SCN

September 2015: Wheel of Archetypal Selves, From Hanged One to Star (The Major Arcana from XII ... more