Welcome, sugarcubes and pokemon!
Following in the footsteps of tarot professionals like Hilary Parry (Tarot by Hilary) with her Weekly Round-Up, and Theresa Reed (The Tarot Lady) and her long-running series, The Hit List., I'll be posting a collection of links to things I love around the Internet about once monthly.
Let's get this party started.
My husband and I are foodies. We like to explore unique grocery stores and different foods. After my cousin Adriana (a talented writer and photographer in her own right) shared this Epicurious video of a Japanese Supermarket, online, I am hoping for a road trip next summer!
Interested in the concept of writing as performance, or maybe you want a taste of poetry?
A friend of mine, the poet Jose Angel Araguz, shared a poem last month from one of my favorite poets on his blog, The Friday Influence.
Beatles News, Side A:
My Little Pony (BIG fan! See my My Little Pony tarot spread here!) MAY have strong competition!
I LOVE The Beatles! And there's a kids' series coming out called "Beat Bugs", with covers of Beatles' songs by Pink and Sia.
Beatles News, Side B:
Ron Howard is directing a documentary of The Beatles: I counted down the days until "The Beatles Anthology" premiered when I was a teenager. I collected each CD and I made a collage out of my bedroom closet door devoted to The Beatles.
But I thought, "Mmm. do we need this?"
Then. Oh My Ringo, y'all.
I read this about the project:
Being a multi-generational Beatles fan (my grandparents loved them because their kids were young during the days of Beatlemania), I will find something to appreciate.
Until then, there are 7 Clips We Want to See in Ron Howards' Beatles Documentary as well as 10 Very British References in Beatles' Songs
#NewSpreadSaturday is a tarot/oracle spread photo challenge the last Saturday of each month. I'll do a reading with my co-host's five-card "The Story of My Life" tarot spread for newsletter subscribers in the next few weeks (get on the newsletter list here!)
My pick for #NewSpreadSaturday's neatest astrology-inspired contribution comes from Ani Scriber, aka dascorpita on Instagram:
Another authentic card reader who is engaging and puts out a ton of creative content is Kristen at @otmoraclecards on Instagram and Twitter.
She is a prolific deck creator, and has started playing with her Haiku Oracle deck on social media, so that's won me over all over again!
Kristen kindly used the Psychic Shield spread I made for this last #NewSpreadSaturday, using a deck in progress she calls "Do It Now".
What are your inspirations and happy distractions? Comment below.
I've been working on a creative divination workbook.
It began as a book to practice reading tea leaves. It is only directly inspired by tarot in a few exercises -- but there are 79 different prompts and structures for creative divination.
This book can be used for reading cards, runes, charms, or to help you inspire anything you wish, like poems, objects of art, spells, and other expressions of creativity.
I aim to send out proposals to publishers this winter. Thanks for the read.
Tabitha Dial is a tarot, tea leaf reader, and creative mentor in Lexington, Kentucky.
She has an MFA in Poetry from Colorado State University and is working on a creative divination workbook that encourages practicing tea leaf reading and can be used for any form of divination.
Her poetry has appeared in articles on SpiralNature.com, in "Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology", and in "Tarot in Culture" Volume Two