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Great weekend at the Readers Studio with many great folks

Published May 1, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

I spent this past Thursday through Sunday at The Tarot School’s Readers Studio in NYC, created by the wonderful Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone with Lelia and Irene, who were all in attendance. It was so great to see old friends and to spend time with and learn from many excellent teachers and authors, as well as from many ‘plain old folks’, those of us who are not in those official big-cheese categories. Main speakers included Rana George, Heatherleigh Navarre, Carrie Paris, George Koury, Sasha Graham, and Ethony, who all gave great presentations and were available all weekend to chat with and get insights from. Since I am not a selfie person, I didn’t wind up in many of those, but there are many lovely photos online about the event. I also had an opportunity to get a really great private reading from Gina Thies, whom I love. It was very worthwhile and highly recommended. It was also so great to spend time with folks like Beth Owl’s Daughter whom I usually know through her great blog, and Sheilaa Hite whose work I love and whom I have had some great times dancing with in past years. Local luminary Robert M. Place was in attendance with his scholarly and beautiful art, decks, and books, and there were maybe 250 more folks whose names I will not glaringly name-drop here, since I either spent little time with them or they are private folks.

Most exciting for me now is that my book is really coming along, and there is interest from at least one publisher, so I am thrilled and have incentive to keep working on it hours and hours a day, which I am doing. A little support group of published authors led by Kooch N. Daniels and her husband Victor Daniels and including a few of us who are unpublished was started, and now it feels great to have some support plus some accountability. I’ll keep you posted!

Half-price for first-time readings at Woodstock NY office!

Published April 15, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

I am offering half price on readings for the rest of April at my Woodstock NY office for new clients or those who have not been by for a while. I will be away for a few days at the big national Tarot School Readers Studio conference at the end of the month.

I hope to hear from you soon!

“Lunatic, Street Person or Vagabond Hippie?” by Mary Greer

Published April 29, 2015 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

Here is a timely post by Mary Greer, whom I met this weekend at Readers Studio 2015 and got a chance to chat a bit about The Fool with. I am very pro-Fool these days!

Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog

Beggar - 4 views - Version 2Jester, pilgrim, mendicant or child?

Will the real Fool please step up?

Does the Tarot Fool bring up the rear in a long parade of triumphal figures, a warning about what will happen if one fails on the spiritual path? Or does he appear at the beginning, full of trust and hope, setting out on a new adventure?

Is the dog his faithful companion or a wild beast that threatens to tear him apart or ludicrously expose his privates?

What dangers does the Fool face?

Fool - Blind man 17th c - Version 2

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When the Fool turns up do you feel excited and ready to venture forth? Or do you fear your decisions are stupid and that others will think you ridiculous?

At the end of the 19th century, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn turned the Tarot on its head, depicting the Fool as a small child and putting it at the head of the Hebrew alphabet. The Waite-Smith card, published in…

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“Tarot Pink, a Collaboration Deck: My Two of Wands” by Benebell Wen

Published April 29, 2015 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

This is a deck-in-progress that I got to see this weekend at Readers Studio 2015, and I am so pleased to be meeting those who have worked on it both there and out in the interworld. It supports a very worthwhile cause, so I urge you to check it out, perhaps starting with this post by Benebell Wen.

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Tarot Pink Promotional Banner by Roxi Sim Tarot Pink Promotional Banner by Roxi Sim, Creator of the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot

Tarot Pink for Cancer is a collaborative tarot deck project organized by Ron Leong, founder of Tarot eCards, a digital app for storing electronic versions of whole tarot decks on your smartphone. The mission of the collaborative tarot deck project is to raise funds for breast cancer research. The concept is to reach beyond the tarot community and introduce tarot to the greater public as a tool for emotional, spiritual, and physical healing, with a focus on fighting breast cancer.

The theme of the deck is “Tarot Pink,” with an emphasis on the tarot’s ability to inspire, empower, and support in a person’s physical wellness journey. Although the financial cause is dedicated to breast cancer research, the deck itself is keyed to all forms of physical healing and the path to wellness. The color pink…

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Had a great time at Tarot Readers Salon 2015 in New York!

Published April 27, 2015 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

I spent a fantastic quite-long weekend (Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon) at the Tarot School’s Readers Studio ( http://www.tarotschool.com/RS15/index.html ) and Tarot & Psychology Conference, both hosted by Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone in New York City.  What an excellent time and great chance to meet many folks interested in the subject, including those who taught classes, or brought the tarot decks they had designed, and/or books they had written.  I learned so much, and met so many wonderful people, that it really cheered me up and improved both my mood and my reading skills perceptibly.  I’ll add more as I remember more!