The Major Arcana of the tarot deck unfold as 22 steps toward creative mastery. I cover all of them and more in my tarot workshop, so tonight I want to focus on just the first few steps. The Fool: Open to inspiration, practicing judgment free awareness, following his own instincts. That’s every writer […]
Ancient wisdom for modern creatives, exploring the metaphors, sharing useful tips to make your creativity deeper and your writing life easier and more enjoyable.
And we’re starting the year with Venus retrograde, an important point that sets the tone for the first month of the year and influences the entire year. When Venus is retrograde, new projects and long-term contracts and shopping are all tricky. Kaye Shinker, my financial astrology mentor, used to warn us that the bargains […]
Saturn’s metal is lead. The origins of planetary correspondences are lost in time, but they come down to us in metaphorical language as well as in ancient wisdom. Saturn is one of the two primary planets in the business cycle, where we see Saturn as the accountant, accountability, responsibility, and the bottom line. Saturn’s […]
If you already have a niche, March and April transits are a perfect nudge toward making it stronger and narrower. If you don’t have a niche to call your own, March and April offer a little extra help in finding it. The keywords for Aries are “I am”, which refers both to ancient “know-yourself-first” […]
The twelve signs of the zodiac, representing the single letters of the Hebrew alphabet, are the basis in the Western tradition for the great conflicts of both Biblical and warrior epic stories. Once upon a time, you had to live well for 40 years (and be male) to study these mysteries. Some said women didn’t […]
Whether you study the ancient seven planets, the seven invisible energy centers known as chakras, or the seven groups of Bach flower remedies, there’s a clear message: Seven is the ancient number of human completion along ancient spiritual paths. Each of those seven steps along the path is rich with character strengths and […]