Here's hoping your year is off to a good start despite Mercury and Mars being retrograde at this Cancer Full Moon.
These two retrograde planets can make moving forward into the new year more challenging, but they are giving us permission to take pause to retreat, reflect, and review. Which, as it happens, is part of the reason I am writing this.
My Divine Muses shop will be going on hiatus soon. I am taking a break from selling my deck creations. (More on this below.)
I have a few Divine Muses Oracle sets remaining if you would like one before they are gone.
The rest of my decks (Lua Tarot, Lua Lenormand, Antiquarian Tarot, Antiquarian Lenormand, Magical Child Oracle) are sold out until further notice. There are no current plans to reprint for 2023.
For those of you who purchased decks from me: Thank you ever so much! May they be tools for inspiration to create joy, balance, and wholeness in your life.
David and I are planning to move after being in our home for 9 years and in Oregon for more than 20 years. We have already begun the process of letting go of stuff and minimizing, which has its thrills and challenges.
I have been making decks for 10 years now (I cannot believe it's been that long!) and with the completion of the Magical Child Oracle, it is time to take a breather. And, with this move on the horizon, it feels synchronistic.
Running Divine Muses has been a lot of work. And while it is gratifying, I do need a break to reflect on my purpose and path, since the day-to-day can be all consuming. I will continue to offer limited tarot & astrology sessions, as well as deck creator consultations.
I am so grateful for how Divine Muses has grown over the years. Some of you have supported from the start and I sincerely thank you for believing in me and my work!
My Year Card
Justice is my card for 2023 and it is asking me to balance the scales of my life. I let my self-care routine slide, especially at the height of the pandemic, and jumped more into my work. To be honest, I am reluctant to take time off, but it's time for me to press pause and recalibrate.
If you have been following Divine Muses, thank you for being on this journey with me. I'll send out an email when I have an update. If you are not already, please subscribe to my rarely sent newsletter.
Many bright blessings to you and yours in 2023!
Love and magic always,
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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