We are cusping into summer and fireflies are already lighting up the fields, mirroring the night sky up here in the Catskills. If the universe was a pool, the waxing moon might be my fingertip as I write an enchantment across her waters. Water spells are potent magic.
I’m writing from beneath a bursting, purple lilac tree, next our stone spring house. Multiple chapters of my first book Tarot Diva were written in this spot between the buzzy bees who feast on dripping lilac nectar and the ancient stone which nestles deeper into the earth every year. It is a grounded space, perfect for writing.
Speaking of literary things, I’m delighted to lead a 3-week writing workshop at the New York Public Library this June. The workshop is filled to the limit but pretty sure I’ll teach this course again, maybe online? Let me know if this interests you.
Writing helps us to uncover who we are. Scratching our pens across paper and clicking our keyboards makes a difference. Form is irrelevant. Make fiction, poetry, or sit with your journal and free write. It matters. Your point of view maters. This is why The Magic of Tarot contains so many journaling prompts. Writing is worthwhile magic.
This Saturday, June 3rd, I’ll be at Eddie Stern’s Broome Street Ganesha Temple in NYC for a round table on Vedic Astrology and Tarot. Eddie Stern is a revered ashtanga yoga teacher and his book One Simple Thing is a classic. Eddie’s temple is also offering a monthly live series with Deepak Chopra through 2023. You can attend Deepak's talks live or on zoom. My tarot roundtable is in-person only. If you are in or near NYC be sure to swing by!
Mid June brings a Tarot of the Witch’s Garden reception and workshop at the Lighthouse Curiosity Shoppe’s brand new (and 3rd) store. This one's in Warwick, NY! Warwick’s know for its black dirt farming region and has a sumptuous wine country tucked away in it’s hills. The Warwick Winery & Distillery’s toasted cheese sandwiches and zippy apple Chardonnay make for a generous, lazy afternoon. You can easily make a fun weekend out of it so come on up and join the fun.
I’ve got a few more bookstore appearances up the east coast at Barnes & Noble in Waterbury and Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut to promote the new deck. Hope to see you somewhere along the way. If you have a copy of the Tarot of the Witch’s Garden and are enjoying it, feel free to drop a review. It helps the deck’s algorithm and is one of the nicest things you can do for an author.
Wishing you a June chock full of long and lovely dips in secret swimming spots, gooey, drippy ice creams and lots of dancing in the dark alongside the fireflies. And if you bump into a sweet, unexpected surprise on a warm June evening, remember, synchronicity is the universe’s way of letting you know you are in alignment.
You are the magic the world’s been waiting for.
Cast your cards well, my friend!