Weekly Writer's Tarot/Update

Since we’re starting a new week today and a new month tomorrow, I decided to draw two cards for you this time. Both were drawn from the Modern Witch Tarot.

The Week Ahead

Card: Page of Cups

KeyWords: Intuition, Imagination

We’ve been getting a lot of Pages lately. I love this because they’re a reminder to always approach our creative work with a beginner’s mind. You will never know everything, and sometimes it’s best to set aside your intellect and trust your instincts, which are usually all that beginning writers have to go on.

Since this Page is in the suit of Cups, it’s reminding us to take an earthy approach to emotional matters. There’s an emphasis this week of relying on our intuition to guide our work. Take a break from trying to learn everything you can know about writing and write from the heart and body. What feels right? Write that.

Outlook for December

Card: Queen of Swords

Keywords: Integrating suffering, full embodiment of wisdom, discernment, wise advisor

The Queen is the court card that corresponds to water (emotions). The suit of swords represents the airy theme of intellect.

This card calls on us to channel our well-earned wisdom into our lives in December. It’s a period of integration as we process the suffering we’ve experienced and turn it into lessons that allow us to help ourselves and others. This this a reading about writing, it’s safe to assume some of this energy will be put into our stories as we use our experiences to write stories that help others.

The Queen of Swords loves ideas. She can be overly critical, but she is usually fair. When you think and communicate in December, be sure to use your inner discernment to ensure you’re being fair and just to yourself and others. You will need to use your discernment during this period to navigate the coming challenges. It will be important to have sovereignty over your thought patterns.

Newsletter Update

In other news, I’ve decided to take a break from the newsletter for the month of December. I’ve been posting here for almost a year and I want a brief break to think about how to proceed with this project in 2021. I hope you all have a lovely holiday season and that 2021 brings us all some relief and lots of good stories.

Couple of housekeeping notes:

If you take part in the write-ins, I still plan to host those. If you’re a paid subscriber, please be sure to look back in the archives and get the Wells Writing Workshop Slack link so you can follow the writing room there.

If you’re a paid subscriber, don’t worry—your subscription will be put on hold and you won’t be charged while the newsletter is on pause.

As always, you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with my comings and goings. Plus, there’s lots of free content in this here newsletter via Substack that you can peruse for writing advice, if that’s your jam.

I hope you all have a safe and restful holiday season. Here’s to a new start in 2021!

Happy writing,