Friday, April 24, 2020

Tarot Inspired Coloring, Journaling, and Love Poems

Tarot Color Together 

Here’s a tarot-yoga improvisation based on a beautiful chakra meditation lead by one of Yoga with Shawna’s instructors, Isaac. My husband and I have been going to Isaac’s Sunday chakra meditations in IB for about a year (held over zoom now). Here’s my take on one of his meditation images he gave us of ascending over the Earth in a hot air balloon, releasing roses of every imaginable color to help heal the planet and all living things. I’m playing on Instagram (hearts compass tarot) as described on my main site: Tarot Improvisation: Creating Your Own Tarot Inspired Art. I hope you’ll color with me and use the hashtag #tarotimprovisation so I can see your artwork too.

Free Tarot & Poetry Classes

Tomorrow, Saturday April 25: Use the Tarot to Establish Your Journaling Practice: Power of the One-card Draw, a webinar at 10 am PST offered through Antioch University’s Inspiration to Publication program. This free introductory webinar covers an overview of the tarot’s structure and walks you through the tarot journaling process.

Tuesday, April 28: Images of Hope: Celebrating National Poetry Month, a free two-hour zoom workshop offered from 10 a.m. to noon PST through Coronado Public Library. I’ve gathered some poems about hope amid the pandemic (written by local San Diego poets) for our worksheet. Come write your own poem with me.

Donation-based Tarot Poetry Class 

Friday, May 1: Using Tarot Imagery to Write Love Poems is a two-hour zoom class (noon to 2 p.m. PST). We will explore the ways we can draw on tarot cards for inspiration as poets. I'll share a number of versions of the Lovers card and then we will draft our own poems. All proceeds from this class go to San Diego Writers, Ink. SDWI continues to be such a dynamic community hub for so many writers in San Diego; pay what you can. We miss everyone! Come connect over zoom.

Deepen Your Study of Tarot (fee-based courses)

Starts May 11: Join my six-week online course, Using Tarot to Mine Your Life for Writing Material: Tarot Journaling to Know Yourself, The Four Aces. This class offers a deep dive into the four Aces, represented by the four elements, a foundational structure of the tarot deck. You will learn how to tarot journal in order to connect your lived experiences to the cards, how to use a tarot timeline, and select work to revise with an eye towards publication. 

Ongoing: Join my weekly drop-in Tarot Journaling: A Heart's Compass Approach class offered through San Diego Writers, Ink.We are journaling our way through the entire tarot deck, one card per week.