Please have a look at my updated EVENTS page and sign up for anything that will nourish you. Simply click on https://jameswells.wordpress.com/may-08-events-classes-workshops-with-james/

I look forward to your presence and participation!

~ James

Nine of Birds

A poem based on today’s card, the 9 of Birds from the Shining Tribe Tarot by Rachel Pollack.

Shining Tribe Tarot 9 of Swords Birds

the dead

screech for a world

that has forgotten this:

tomb becomes womb at the end of

one’s grief


Blessed Lammas

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’ve entered Lammas. May you never hunger. May you never thirst. Blessed be.

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Image: 7 of Coins from the Maat Tarot by Julie Cuccia-Watts.

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.
(Jean Houston)
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Dear Fellow Life Journeyers,

You’re an open-hearted person who feels a magnetic pull from within that won’t leave you alone. You hear an urgent call to live a meaningful existence whose strengths contribute to a better culture and a healthier world. You’re open to receiving guidance from symbols within you (such as dreams) and around you (such as tarot).

You intuitively know that this era of uncertainty requires your unique gifts, but you wonder who you have to become in order to meet these times authentically. You sense there is more, but sometimes ask yourself if you even have a purpose.

You do!  Even though your passionate desire to catch and implement a larger vision of who you can be makes you feel like an outsider at times, you aren’t alone.

Come join a circle of like-hearted people on a magical Northwest isle to explore, call forth, and activate your life purpose.




A retreat with James Wells and Joanna Powell Colbert

June 14 – 18, 2017


*** There’s room for only 14 participants.  

To get more information and to sign up, simply click on



As Frederick Buechner said, “Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.”  This enriching June gathering will help you remember that place.  We know you are called to take part in an experience that can awaken and unleash your larger potential.  Please join us for this special retreat.

With all possible graces,


I initially created this layout to address some “charged” feelings I had toward someone.  Given what we see and hear in the media these days, it could be a useful spread for many people and groups in many situations.  So get out your tarot cards, your crone stones, your oracle cards, your gifting bones, or other divinatory tool, mix them slowly, and lay three of them in a row:

1     2     3

  1. What am I projecting onto _______?
  2. How can I own the projection?
  3. What gift(s) can emerge when I own the projection?


Spend time with the symbols.  Let them take you deeper.  Learn, then integrate.   May every projection we take off another person or group bring us closer to love of self and each other.


It’s JUNE which is the month of my birthday. In honour of said day, YOU get a month-long gift, 25% off any tarot consultation (including the four-session “Reason for Being” series) or reiki session. The appointment does not have to take place this month, but it does need to be booked and paid for in June for you to get the discount. Take advantage of my celebratory month and book your session(s). Regular rates and contact information can be found at https://jameswells.wordpress.com/who-is-james-and-what-does-he-offer/

An Earth Day Reading

Here’s a two-card Earth Day reading using the Gaian Tarot.

  1. What does Earth need from us at this time?  Ace of Fire.  Earth needs us to burst out of our “shells” or limits and begin to really see the world as if for the first time.  It also needs us to be charged with passionate, life-affirming creativity and vision based on what we see.
  2. How can we offer this to Her?  Temperance.  Temper our extremes, carry a “both-and” perspective, bring together perceived opposites in order to find their commonalities and encourage wholeness, make art (of all kinds), be healers, practise moderation.


What do these cards suggest to YOU?  Also, feel free to pull cards for these two questions and share your reading in the Comments.

Blessed Earth day to you and to the web of life!





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