Tarot Journaling: A Heart’s Compass Approach (Hour 1)
If you live in San Diego and would love to develop a relationship to the tarot by journaling weekly, join this ongoing Monday drop-in writing group that meets from noon to 1 p.m. at San Diego Writers, Ink (Liberty Station). We start Monday, March 2, 2020. Journaling keeps us connected to a regular rhythm of listening to our hearts and minds. When you add tarot to that practice as a source of inspiration, you enter a vivid landscape of images, symbols, depicted scenarios, people cards, and archetypal energies.
Because every tarot deck also uses the four elements as a structural device, you have the opportunity to consider how you love (the cups cards), how you express yourself creatively (the fire cards), how you develop your physical prowess or manifest wealth (the earth cards), and how you use your mind, including your writing skills (the air cards). And you can point the arrow of your journaling inquiry using the tarot back into the past (experiences you’ve already lived in relation to the tarot card) or into the present (what you see in your present life that mirrors this card) or even peek into the future (what you wish or intuit this card to be saying about tomorrow’s dreams for your life).
We will show up, write, and share in in a nurturing and heart-centered environment. We will move through the tarot deck one card per week. No prior experience with the tarot necessary; all level of writing welcome. You may bring your own tarot deck, though the instructor will provide examples from a variety of decks (including Rider Waite Smith, Voyager collage, Inner Child, Roots of Asia, Motherpeace, Thoth, Daughters of the Moon, Basque, Cats, Wild Unknown, and more).
Cost is $10. *March 16 update. Full course description for the class is here at San Diego Writers, Ink website: Tarot Journaling: A Heart’s Compass Approach.
Three of Cups: Three Views of Marriage, up at San Diego Writers, Ink. This is an entry from one of our tarot journaling sessions. You’ll also find a writing prompt based on the three of cups at the end of the post.
Tarot Card Creation: A Heart’s Compass Approach
This class offers a series of writing exercises designed to help you arrive at your own symbols for the creation of your own tarot cards. This is a very gentle approach as we will only be making one card per ten weeks of tarot journaling (Ace of Cups, Ace of Disks, Ace of Wands, Ace of Swords). We dive deep in this second hour as we create individual tarot timelines to gain perspective on past and present lived experiences of the suit under study from the Ace to the Ten card. The creation of your tarot timeline prepares you to extend your inquiry to seek out your personal symbols and to begin drafting up your Ace of Cups card with an eye towards the future (what you wish to bring into focus for yourself). You are encouraged to work in the artform of your choice (sketch, photograph, color pencil, collage, watercolor, or even three-dimensional representations such as clay).
Full course description for the class is here at San Diego Writers, Ink website: Tarot Journaling: A Heart’s Compass Approach.
- As a published poet whose writing has plumbed the depths of the symbolic world underpinning the Tarot, and as an illuminating guide and teacher to their archetypal keys, there are few, if any, other mentors of Tania’s calibre whose call to follow the threads of meaning will carry you to the spaces within where you have long yearned to go. I recently took Tania’s class on the Wheel of Archetypal Selves, and was amazed each week not just at Tania’s deeply intuitive responses to my work, but even more so at the places and levels of inner understanding to which she led me. Tania teaches as if she is transporting her students on a magic carpet through the landscape of the Tarot. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough! —Edith O’Nuallain, Ireland
- I’ve taken all of Tania Pryputniewicz’s Tarot classes (and two of her blogging classes) and her course materials are always stimulating and inspiring. I’ve learned to think about the Tarot in a different way thanks to Tania’s writing exercises. Tania always makes very insightful and helpful comments. It’s a great dialogue—we’ve learned together. I’ve learned so much about the Tarot, and about myself through this class. I think some people might be put off by the idea of working with the Tarot, but Tania connects the cards to life and we’ve had such great conversations about life and love and more as we’ve worked through the major arcana. —Mary C., Pine CO
- Tania Pryputniewicz’s knowledge of the tarot and writing and combining the two is incredible. The exercises she sends and the feedback are always right on target and she provides additional exercises for certain topics (as they arise). I still re-read some of her feedback for inspiration. —Lynn W., Irving TX
- I loved the materials Tania Pryputniewicz presented and the responses she gave to what I managed to write…I LOVED the materials and the instructor. I will come back to them for some time and they will continue to inspire and inform my writing. —Marsha P., Bala Cynwyd PA