Wordsmithing Magic from the Crossroads

Beth smiling portrait in front of trees with purple blossoms

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Thanks for checking out my digital home!

After many decades of offering my services for thousands of clients as a professional Tarot consultant, as of July, 2021, I have retired my practice. I am taking my own advice and following my dream of being a full-time writer.

So kick back, get comfy, and let me show you around this updated version of my “nest.”

Magical Fiction

I have a very magical story that came to me in the lock-down Summer of 2020, and after months of preliminary work (almost, but not quite a first draft), I will eventually dive back into it. And believe me, there are several other inklings also waiting their turn. Updates will be posted in my “Magical Fiction” link.

Tarot Books

But first, you see, I have two Tarot books that have been pulling on my heart, yanking my shirtsleeve, whispering in my ear (sometimes via friends and clients!), and pretty much calling to me day and night. For years! They really want to find their way into your hands, so I now fully immersed in making that happen.


I will be blogging about this new chapter in my life, as well as noting seasonal and ceremonial observances, and I would love your companionship as this next chapter unfolds. So if you are not already signed up for my newsletter, please join me!

Weekly Tarot

By joining, you will also receive my ongoing Card of the Week briefings every Monday. As my long-time subscribers know, these essays are a thorough overview of the Tarot, one card at a time, and often intermingled with the current events and astrology of the week as well.

Here on my site, my blog can be found in one section, and my current Card of the Week has its own separate location. The Card changes every week, and your comments are therefore refreshed with each new update, whereas the blog posts are saved over time.

Hungry for a Book Right Now?

Currently, the only book that is published yet is my beloved cookbook, Kind Veggie Burritos. By clicking on its link, you’ll go to its own “Deadicated” website, where you can find out more and even order a copy if you wish.


You might already know how much I love to teach, and I am one of our area’s most trusted and well-known Tarot instructors.

It was my honor to be asked to teach again for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at NC State University in May of 2021. Although I was persuaded that online classes are acceptable, for my most popular and fundamental introductory Tarot class, Tarot Without Tears, I still prefer to meet with my students in person. However…

NEW: In the meantime, I am delighted to reopen my specialty topic workshops that I call the Tarot Boutique.

In fact, registration is now underway for my first Zoom-based Tarot Boutique: Bring Out Your Decks. That means distance is no object! Click here for more info and the enrollment link. A few seats are still available.

Tarot Boutique classes, along with other special events that I facilitate (like my annual Advent Sun Wreath Ceremony, which starts the end of November) can be found in my Events link.

And thank you to everyone who joined in my site launch contest! That was lots of fun, and I hope you will continue to enjoy the inspiring quotes I will be updating for you every week (down at the bottom of your screen).

Another Handy Tidbit for Finding Your Way Around

Any time you want to go back to the starting point “home” screen, where all the links are condensed together (or just to admire the beautiful watercolor background in its entirety), simply click on my owl logo.

So, what about the Crossroads Part, Beth?

“All magic, all spirit, all life and death, begins and ends at the Crossroads.”
RJ Stewart, The Spirit Cord

For many years, I have been a student of the legendary RJ Stewart and his partner Anastacia Nutt. I am especially in love with the work that collaborates with the Underworld realms and the ancient races that our ancestors knew by many, many names, including the Sidhe, the Cousins, the Shining Ones, and the Tuatha Dé Danann.

I have dedicated myself to promoting healing and friendship between the human world and the primal world.

All of my magic, including the essence of my creative work, draws from the Four Hidden Ways that join together at the Crossroads. It is a place of peace where all orders of life gather in harmony and mutual respect. The Crossroads is a wellspring for my deepest heart, and it is from there that I share my words and my craft with you.


Listen carefully. The answers to
our deepest questions are often whispered.

~ Wayne Gerard Trotman

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