I’m Joanna Powell Colbert —
sacred artist, soul guide, creatrix of tarot decks, earth mystic, moon lover, caller of circles.
I encourage lovers of the holy earth to deepen their relationship with the natural world and to lead purposeful, creative, soulful lives. Read more about my work here.
I believe your stories, and your gifts, are vital to mending the web of life on this planet.
In all that I do – including e-courses, retreats, consultations, artwork, and my tarot decks —the Gaian Tarot, Herbcrafter’s Tarot, and the Pentimento Tarot – I balance starry-eyed spiritual mysticism with everyday, shoe-leather practicality, supporting you in opening your mind to the potential of the universe while grounding you in concrete, daily practices that will better establish your connection to the earth.
I hope you’ll choose to join our community today!
Here’s the new tarot deck I’ve been working on for the past three years, created in collaboration with Latisha Guthrie of Herbmother.com: The Herbcrafter’s Tarot! The deck and book set will be released by US Games in the Spring of 2019.
Here’s what it’s all about:
The Herbcrafter’s Tarot celebrates the handicrafts, tools, and time-honored folk skills related to herbs, trees, flowers, and other plants that share their gifts with us. The deck and book set explores the relationship between herbs and how people use them for medicine, creativity, delight, tools, ritual, and spiritual guidance.
It’s an engaging introduction to herbalism and plant spirit magic, and can be used as a profound divinatory tool. The set includes a 78-card deck and a 124-page book full of herbal inspiration and ideas for crafting with the cards. Follow us on Instagram!
“The magic is in the making.”
Seasons of the Sun & Moon:
Root Yourself in Nature’s Rhythms
Please join me for my new monthly online course!
Align yourself with the rhythms of the seasons and the moon through nature practices, tarot play, journal prompts, ceremony, herbcraft, magic making, and more.
Weekly emails will guide you gently into becoming more present to the current season and lunar phase. A Facebook group and monthly video calls create community. Join us in rooting yourself deeply in the rhythms of the seasons and the moon!
Tarot & Herbcrafting workshop on Lummi Island, June 15th
Join Latisha Guthrie (co-creator of the Herbcrafter’s Tarot) and me for a day of exploring tarot and herbs, with a little hands-on herbcrafting too! I know tarot, Latisha knows herbs. Like the book and tarot deck, the workshop is an engaging introduction to herbalism and plant spirit magic.
We will gather at REC Retreats on beautiful Lummi Island on Saturday June 15th. Spend the night and make it a weekend!
During the workshop, Joanna and Latisha will introduce you to The Herbcrafter’s Tarot — come learn about the unique wisdom of this new deck. Focus on the magic and mystery of plants and herbs and the wisdom they have to offer us. Practice time-honored folk skills, experiment with necessary tools and play with the herbs that are in season. Jump in and get your hands dirty by making salves, tinctures, oils and crafts. Please join us!
Gaian Soul Retreat, August 7-11, 2019
There’s still time to join me and a circle of lovely women in August 2019 on retreat at Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island. We’ll replenish and refresh ourselves with creativity, contemplation, and community. We’ll connect with Mama Gaia as she dresses up in her high summer glory. We will immerse ourselves in the foundational practices of the Gaian Soul Wheel, which support you in living a soul-centered life.
The August retreat is an introduction to the Foundational Practices of the Gaian Soul Wheel, designed especially for those who are retreating with me for the first time. These practices are:
Air :: Wisdom Council & Journal Writing
Fire :: Ceremony & Movement
Water :: Tarot Play
North :: Sacred Art-Making
Center :: Nature Connection & Communion
I’m pleased to announce that I will be joined by Latisha Guthrie at this retreat as co-facilitator. We will be introducing our new deck, the Herbcrafter’s Tarot, sharing ways to work with it and hands-on herbcrafting as well.