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.)
Happy New Year! I wanted to share the news that Divine Muses orders planted 670 trees in Oregon, Portugal, and Thailand. If you placed an order in 2022, thank you so much for supporting reforestation efforts! Not only did you help support my small business, your purchase also planted trees around the world.
There are still some Divine Muses Oracle sets remaining in my shop. Orders will continue to have a tree planted somewhere in the world where it is needed.
Thank you and many 2023 blessings!!
Happy Holidays! Pick an oracle card for a message about your upcoming Solstice and/or Holiday festivities and read the section for it below. 🌟
Or read all three if you’re feeling a multi-layered reading from the Divine Muses Oracle! This oracle reading uses the Magical Child Oracle spread:
Gateway to eclipse season is here! The first eclipse of the year is a Taurus Solar Eclipse, this Saturday April 30, at 1:28pm Pacific.
An aspect of Mystic Rapture, from the Divine Muses Oracle, reveals a message about eclipse season that is ripe for reflections. Eclipses bring change and can make us look at our shadow. It's a time to adapt & grow beyond our current perception of ourselves and that of the Universe.
Divine Muses Oracle Édition Française, decks and guidebooks, arrived this week! The set was just recently released in Canada, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. What a beautifully well-produced set by Alliance Magique: Arcana Sacra Editions in France!
I am loving the glossiness of the book and cards. I tend to prefer matte finishes, which is what I choose for my self-published works, but this glossy vibe feels so sumptuous and really makes my collages pop on the cards and full-color pages!
Solstice blessings from my Magical Child to yours! Shine bright on the longest night. The stars don't twinkle without the darkness.
The photo above shows a prototype of my latest deck creation, the Magical Child Oracle.
The Lua Tarot cards and the Divine Muses Oracle sets have been restocked locally in the Portland area at Raven's Wing and Invoke (now in Silverton), and in Seattle at Tenzing Momo.
If you're a brick and mortar shop who would like to carry my self-published creations, please contact me.
If you'd like to see my work in your favorite local mystical shop, let them know I have decks for wholesale. Thank you.
Decks have landed! I have some organizing to do, but orders will open for both the Lua Tarot and Divine Muses Oracle decks this Friday July 9th, on the New Moon, which is a Cazimi Moon!
I’ll share more details later and also be sending out an email to my notification list once the decks are live in the shop. You can subscribe you’d like to receive that email.
It’s amazing that both of the decks arrived at the same time! Making this an unintentional double release of these second editions.
A peek at one of the new cards in the second edition Divine Muses Oracle.
Sometimes we get stuck in dualistic thinking. Either/or. Right or wrong. Us vs. them. But what would happen if we transcended this type of thinking?
There are numerous ways of being that are not expressed in the binary. We don’t have to choose just one option. This or that. We can go beyond the binary. There’s magic to be had here. Either/or thinking becomes both/and thinking. The archetype is the Divine Androgyne—the Divine And.
This archetype is a reflection of the alchemical Rebis. The Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine are two parts of the wholeness that is the Divine.
By making sharp distinctions we are blinded to the fact that all opposites in reality spring from the same source, and that the whole of creation is in truth still one. The opposites, and the material world which they constitute, are a subjective reality, and the enlightened mind can see through this to the unity which is its true nature.
For the past few months, I’ve been reflecting how this energy shows up for me, what its role has been in our society, how it has been hidden, and how it’s resurfacing or needing to. >>>>>
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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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