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Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Change

Transition in Blue Robyn BeattieIn this on-line Tarot Writing course, we will explore Tarot’s many faces of Change, from Public Change (Chariot, Wheel of Fortune) to Impediments to Change (Hanged One, Devil) to Mind/Body Change (Hermit, Strength), to Structural Change (Tower), to Surrendering to Change (Death, Fool).

Approaching the Tarot from a relaxed, open-hearted stance, we will explore how the cards inspire us to understand and reflect upon our experiences as a soul traveler ever transitioning through perpetual change.

We will write to connect past experiences to aspects of each card as well as answering weekly questions based on definitions assigned the cards by Tarot scholars. We will read excerpts of published work based on the Tarot and keep a Tarot Journal for the duration of the course, noting any experiential synchronicities occurring during the week in relation to the cards under study.

In addition to sharing weekly free-writes and exercises, students are encouraged to work towards one or more polished pieces of writing in the genres of their choice (poetry, flash fiction, essay, memoir, monologue, etc.) to share with us by week six.

By the end of this class, students will gain a working knowledge of The Chariot, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged One, Devil, Hermit, Strength, Tower, Death, and Fool Cards. This class is open to all level of writer; no prior experience needed in working with the Tarot. Images from a variety of Tarot decks will be provided weekly (including Roots of Asia, Poet Tarot, Rider-Waite, Thoth, Motherpeace, Daughters of the Moon, Voyager, and more).

This nine week on-line course starts April 11, 2016 and ends on June 10, 2016. Cost is $375. Course communication will take place over a combination of email, Zoom, and private online discussion forum.

To learn about my approach to the Tarot, visit my Wheel of Archetypal Selves Facebook page, where I post Tarot writing prompts every Tuesday.

Photos by Robyn Beattie; painting of butterfly is by Tania Pryputniewicz.

Chariot Robyn BeattieRelated post on the Chariot Card, the first card we will address in class:

The Changing of the Chariots

Related post on my background and Tarot lineage:

Tarot Butterflies 2: Exploring the Minor Mentors of Tarot

A Tarot writing exercise:

Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Using The Tarot to Inspire Your Writing Practice

Tarot for Two, where I co-blog with Mary Allen:

Tarot for Two

For an example of the kind of writing these courses produce, see this post by Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus:

Tarot or Not Tarot

butterfly tiny gold_5846Guest Post at Laundry Line Divine, with Tarot Haiku:

Radiating Color: Mirror Daughters, Tarot Archetypes, and Web Mothers


Testimonials from students who have taken Tania’s Wheel of Archetypal Selves Courses from Story Circle Network:

  • 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
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