Celebrating our official launch 🎉
Queen of Pentacles, The Hanged One + The Rebis launch party
It feels like I have been waiting a very long time to type these words — the bulk shipment of The Rebis: Wheel of Fortune is officially here, and I’ll be fulfilling orders over the next week!
If you already placed an order, you’ll get an email notification letting you know that your shipment is on its way. If you haven’t purchased the publication yet, maybe this will entice you: you’ll get 60 pages of essays, poetry, and artwork from thirteen incredible contributors, each with a unique perspective on the Wheel of Fortune. There’s a visionary tarot spread, original watercolor illustrations, an interview with the Somnia Tarot deck creator, an interactive collage, and spiritual reflections on alchemy, coyotes, creativity, and so much more.
Another announcement, this one is for Bay Area readers: we’re celebrating with a launch party for The Rebis on Thursday, November 10, at 7pm. 🎡
The event will be held in San Francisco at The Ruby SF, an arts and letters–focused gathering space for women and non-binary artists and writers. One of our contributors, Helen Shewolfe Tseng, is a member and generously offered up the space.
Over snacks and drinks, Helen and I will discuss the relationship between tarot and creative expression, and I’ll share more about the process of starting an indie magazine. The Rebis is building a community of multidimensional thinkers, writers, and artists — we'd love to have you join us. Please RSVP if you plan to stop by!
Finally, some tarot musings. Last week, I pulled the Queen of Pentacles and The Hanged One. I was driving home and felt a strong desire to get out of my car and pull some cards. I was thinking about cycle endings and beginnings, as one does.
In the Smith-Rider-Waite deck, the Queen is out in the wilderness, holding a piece of precious gold, gazing down at it with a mix of curiosity and compassion. She embodies both freedom and security. There’s a strong connection to The Empress: the same soft-but-grounded energy. The Queen of Pentacles is paying attention.
I immediately noticed that the Queen’s pentacle resembles the Hanged One’s halo. I’m learning that there is precious wisdom to be gained through suspension — suspension of self-judgment, of outdated beliefs, of action. We don’t have to have everything figured out. We can ask for more time, sit (hang) with our thoughts and feelings until we gain clarity. We can do things that make us feel uncomfortable — saying no to new opportunities, setting a boundary with someone we love, rethinking our goals. We can change our minds. We can surrender our ego. We can shed outdated, oppressive ways of thinking and being. And we don’t have to create or produce to have self-worth.
We get to decide what we value. We get to decide what to leave behind and what to carry with us as we walk out into the wild world.
That’s all from me today. Thank you for reading!
Until next time,
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