Tarot Tuesday is a purely generative and recurring online workshop via Zoom that takes place the first Tuesday of each month. Novelist, Witch & Creative Writing Midwife, Sarah Elizabeth Schantz uses the Tarot (and other oracles) to generate a series of writing prompts designed to awaken or feed The Muse via divination while simultaneously providing a forecast for the month to come.
These workshops are meant to inspire and influence you as a writer and help shape the writing to come each month. Sarah is as intuitive as possible when she designs each particular Tuesday so expect the monthly sessions to vary in nature. So far, through a combination of devote regulars and a steady cycle of new participants, our collective Guides and Ancestors have fused together to help channel a community narrative where all of the spreads correspond with each other in a way that an ongoing saga is actively being composed to create a big picture divination that can be read in tandem with the monthly messages and lessons. The alchemy of this divinatory narrative thrives off the energy of new participants just as it appreciates and honors the foundation created by those who return.
For each new month, in addition to the forecast for the collective, there will also always be some level of individual divination for every participant. Based on the spread, and the message from beyond the veil, Sarah then creates "literary prescriptions" and other suggested rituals to practice to move forward on both the page and through the daydream that is a writer's life with a specific focus on how to take care of oneself (and each other) in a world where artists should be valued more for providing the medicine we make by reflecting the human experience.
"I'm in awe of Sarah's gifts,
let it be known!"
—Selah Saterstrom, novelist & medium
To register, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In regard to a Tarot Tuesday experience, writer & librarian Sherri Pauli said: "The workshop was a lovely piece of beauty sandwiched between two pieces of work[day] bread. It was like the chocolate in a pan au chocolat, or like the freshest strawberry rhubarb jam, or maybe a super dark and luscious blueberry or blackberry jam."
These workshops will take place the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Mountain Time (online via Zoom). For poets & prose writers alike. All levels. Open to anyone anywhere with a Zoom account who can figure out the time zone differences on their own. While you can attempt to get into a workshop last minute, to guarantee a seat, and to make Sarah's life easier, it's appreciated if you can register ahead of time (and ideally pay in advance). If payment is not received within 72 hours of the Tuesday you signed up for, you will not receive the Zoom link.
Because so many beloved regulars had to go back into the real world once the lockdown unlocked, we have decided to offer the video of each Tarot Tuesday to those who can't attend remotely during the live session (you will also still get Personal Cards too). We encourage you to participate with us if you can, but if you can't, we also do not want to leave anyone out.
If you'd like to gift someone a Tarot Tuesday (or even a Tarot Tuesday "punchcard"), that is possible (just email us and we will make the arrangements).
Each month there will be room for 15 participants (with flexibility).
$15-35 sliding scale. If you are in a position to donate toward the (W)rites of Passage donation fund we would greatly appreciate the support. We had to raise prices this year because of inflation and fees PayPal charges.
You can register for one, two, or all of the following dates:
January 2nd (A Special Gregorian Calendar New Year's Divination)