Jenny Wren is creating Poetry; Reviews; Essays on Writing; Tarot and Divine Madness
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Jenny Wren is the pseudonym of a poet (two chapbooks and one full-length collection currently in print), 2D and 3D artist, and university-level writing instructor who doesn't want to cross the streams of work life and wyrd-ness. One of my other talents is divination: Tarot and Lenormand cards, ogham staves, pendulums, runes. Now, you and I know that Tarot, etc. readings are for entertainment purposes only! They are definitely not a substitute for qualified psychological or medical care! However, some people find this all unbearably odd, hence the pseudonym. I like lots of birds, but I felt that "wren" applied: they are tiny, plain birds but they can make themselves heard for miles. (Also, the Paul McCartney song "Jenny Wren" isn't bad, but I've never tried the golden ale.) Plus, in some Celtic myths, the wren is the monarch of the bird kingdom.

Update! My titanium-hydroxyapatite hip prosthesis was installed. My pocket is kind of hurting from investing in real running shoes to protect me from the impact of all the walks they want me to start taking now, plus other ongoing physical therapy expenses. I won't be offended if you sign up, get a poem or a Tarot reading from me, remain with me long enough to have your card charged, and then cancel your patronage. Times are tough. I will just be grateful that you thought I was worth your time in the first place.

My readings are so accurate that I scared myself with the most recent one. I might tell that story sometime.
Tiers
Behind the Keyboard
$1 or more per month
Behind the scenes! Where do I get my ideas? What am I struggling with in my writing? You get to see blog entries about the process of writing. All subsequent tiers also unlock this reward, which may contain surprise drafts, poems in progress, or short works to illustrate my point.
Poems!
$3 or more per month
For a measly $3 a month, you get to see all the work I post here, plus all the custom work done for patrons of various tiers who have given me permission to publish what I write for them here, be it crediting them by name ("I wrote this poem for my wonderful patron Bob Smith, who asked for something about horses") or anonymously ("This kind anonymous patron asked for a haiku about spring"). You also get the "Behind the Keyboard" blog entries.
Single Rune Draw
$5 or more per month
Pulling a single rune from the bag and meditating on its meaning will give you a quick answer about a situation, or just a general guide to what energy is present in your life right now.
Haiku For You
$5 or more per month
Email or message me your favorite season and I'll publish a custom haiku for you here, dedicated to you by name or anonymously as you prefer. My haiku, since they are in English, have a MAXIMUM of 5 syllables in the first and last lines and 7 syllables in the middle one. 
Tanka Very Much
$10 or more per month
You get a custom tanka -- a Japanese poem with a MAXIMUM of 5, 7, 5, and then 7, 7 syllables per line. (English syllables are bigger and heavier than Japanese ones.) I will publish it here dedicated to you or anonymously, as you prefer. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Single-Question Lenormand Spread
$12 or more per month
A single "fan" of Lenormand cards, famous for giving speedy and blunt answers, will describe what is happening in your life with three of the cards, and the overarching pr connecting factor with the fourth.
Delicious Free-Verse Poem
$15 or more per month
This poem will find its own form. It will typically be less than one page when printed out. You suggest the topic and let me know whether I may credit you by name when it is published here. Reward includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
One-Card Tarot Draw
$15 or more per month
Choose from the Tarot decks I have available (Rider-Waite, the classic deck in my background image; Tarot of the Cat People; The Wildwood Tarot; and Tarot of the Hidden Realm) or one of my oracle decks (The Well-Worn Path, The Hidden Path, a combinationof both Paths, or the Raven Oracle cards). Alternatively, let me pick one I think would be best for your question. This tier is good if you want a quick answer about one issue. Please allow 24 hours for turnaround. Includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Three-Rune Draw
$18 or more per month
This could reveal your past, present, and future, or simply show you three aspects of your current life to be aware of.
One-Stave Ogham Draw
$18 or more per month
The ogham are an angular alphabet used in early Celtic writing (there is an inscription in an ancient cave at Oweynagat, Ireland, for example, and they appear on standing stones in Scotland). Mine are woodburned onto short sticks, made for me by artist Dorie Raven. Each letter is connected to a tree: Q stands for the apple tree, so Dorie cut Q from apple wood. These require a little more meditation and interpretation than cards. Please allow 24 hours for turnaround. Reward includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Sonnet On It
$20 or more per month
Sonnets are 14-line poems that usually have one of two rhyme schemes: Petrarchan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrarchan_sonnet) or Shakespearean (http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/sonnetstyle.html), although there are some variants (Spenserian, for example). Along with your subject, please email me which version you would like, or whether you'd prefer a "fourteener" (a 14-line poem with some of the same characteristics as a sonnet, but in unrhymed or "blank" verse). Due to the complexity of this, please allow up to 7 days for completion. Please tell me whether I may publish it with a dedication to you by name, or anonymously.
Three-Card Tarot Draw
$25 or more per month
Depending on your question, I may do a "past, present, future" or a "here's the situation; definitely do this thing; definitely don't do this other thing" reading. See One-Card Draw for the decks I currently have on hand. Comes with the Poems! and Behind the Keyboard tiers, plus a free haiku!
The Pentagram: 6-Card Tarot Reading
$30 or more per month
There are six cards in this spread -- one for each point of your question, and one in the center. Excellent for getting to the heart of a single question or issue. You get to choose the deck I use (just email for the list) and whether I may publish your reading here, with or without crediting you. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and poetry tiers, and free haiku related to your reading!
The Bow: 7-Card Tarot Reading
$35 or more per month
This is a seven-card reading devised by the authors of the Wildwood Tarot that is literally shaped like a bow and arrow striking a target: the solution to your question or issue. Comes with free haiku inspired by your reading! You get to choose which deck I work with (email for a full list) and whether I may publish your reading or poem here, with or without your name. Also comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! reward tiers.
Crossroads Lenormand Spread
$36 or more per month
So, you have to make a decision, possibly quickly. This spread consists of three "fans" of four Lenormand cards each: one describing your current life, one showing the impact of each choice. Comes with a free haiku and the Poems! and Behind the keyboard tiers..
Happily Ever After? Lenormand Spread
$36 or more per month
Three "fans" of four Lenormand cards focus on your love life: where it is or isn't, where it could be, what is holding it back. Comes with Poems! and Behind the Keyboard tiers, and a free haiku.
Which Way Through the Wood? 8-Card World Tree Reading
$38 or more per month
You choose the deck and whether I may publish your reading or the free haiku that comes with it, as do the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. Created by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, authors of the Wildwood Tarot, this one draws on the wisdom of the World Tree -- the Tree of Life or Yggdrasil, in some paths.
Five-Stave Ogham Draw
$39 or more per month
I will draw five ogham (ancient Celtic letters) and interpret them in context given the question you email me. Since these aren't full of subconscious cues like the artwork on Tarot cards, they take a little more meditation to interpret. I will try to attach a photo of the drawing to your email response, although since these are round sticks, they don't always play nicely on a flat surface! Please allow 24 to 48 hours for turnaround. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers and a free haiku related to your reading!
Decision Time: Fork in the Road 9-Card Tarot Spread
$42 or more per month
You have a choice to make: take a new job, or stay in the one you have? Marry this person, or take some more time to think about it? This nine-card spread covers the horns of your dilemma on three levels: the influences of, and on, your body, mind, and spirit. You choose the card deck used -- email for a full list. Comes with a free haiku related to your reading as well as the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. Let me know whether I may publish your reading or poem here, with or without using your name.
Wheel of the Year: A Ten-Card Tarot Spread
$43 or more per month
A  straightforward spread showing influences to avoid or look forward to in the coming year. Makes a great present if you time the reading to start on a birthday, anniversary, or other special day. You choose the deck, if you like. Comes with free haiku based on reading! Also includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! reward tiers. Please tell me if I may publish your reading or haiku.
Deeper Questions: The Cauldron 10-Card Tarot Spread
$45 or more per month
Devised by noted Wiccan authors Raven Grimassi and High Priestess Stephanie Taylor, this ten-card spread not only displays the probable outcome of a situation, but the influences that caused it, and what you can do to change the outcome. You choose the deck (email for a ful list) and whether I may publish your reading here, or publish the free haiku you get with this tier! Also includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. (If you want a mini-lecture on the importance of the cauldron in medieval Celtic literature and folklore, you get that too, although once I get going on this it's hard to stop me.)
Three Realms: 12-Card Tarot Reading
$47 or more per month
Comes with free haiku, Behind the Keyboard, and Poems! rewards. This 12-card reading by Wiccan author Raven Grimassi and High Priestess Stephanie Taylor deals with the past, present, and future in terms of the earthly and the higher influences -- the divine, if you like. You choose the cards and what part I may publish.
Deep Tarot Reading: 11-15 Cards (With Free Tanka)
$50 or more per month
This reading is for more complex issues that may require deeper inspection. Please see "One-Card Tarot Draw" for the decks I have currently available. I will normally use a "horseshoe" spread for this number of cards. Given the complexity of this reading, please allow up to 72 hours for turnaround. Disclaimer for timing around my job from "Standard Tarot Reading" applies. This tier comes with a free tanka inspired by the reading, as well as Behind the Keyboard and Poems!
Through the Looking Glass: 21-Card Reading
$55 or more per month
The authors of the Well-Worn Path and Hidden Path oracle decks came up with this intense, complex 21-card layout that draws heavily on context to discuss all aspects of your life: platonic and romantic relationships; aspirations and road blocks. Comes with a free tanka or free-verse poem, you choose, as well as Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Five-Question Pendulum Reading (and Free Verse, Free)
$75 or more per month
This involves holding a pendulum suspended over my open palm (or sometimes a "spirit board") and meditating on your questions until a clear "yes" or "no" (or a signal for "no answer at this time) is achieved. Please make your questions "yes" or "no" in nature, not "Which job offer should I take?" but "Should I take the job in New Mexico?" At this time, I have six pendulums to choose from; email for the full list if you would like a choice, or let me pick one that wants to answer your particular questions. These readings are no substitute for qualified mental or medical help! I cannot diagnose, although I might receive a message asking you to go to a doctor. Please allow about 48 hours for turnaround. This reading comes with a poem in its own form, inspired in some way by the reading, and the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Goals
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$18.50 would cover a pocket stone of kyanite, merlinite, or polychrome jasper to keep me grounded and protected, as a "pet rock" to take back and forth to doctors' appointments. PTSD is rough.
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Jenny Wren is the pseudonym of a poet (two chapbooks and one full-length collection currently in print), 2D and 3D artist, and university-level writing instructor who doesn't want to cross the streams of work life and wyrd-ness. One of my other talents is divination: Tarot and Lenormand cards, ogham staves, pendulums, runes. Now, you and I know that Tarot, etc. readings are for entertainment purposes only! They are definitely not a substitute for qualified psychological or medical care! However, some people find this all unbearably odd, hence the pseudonym. I like lots of birds, but I felt that "wren" applied: they are tiny, plain birds but they can make themselves heard for miles. (Also, the Paul McCartney song "Jenny Wren" isn't bad, but I've never tried the golden ale.) Plus, in some Celtic myths, the wren is the monarch of the bird kingdom.

Update! My titanium-hydroxyapatite hip prosthesis was installed. My pocket is kind of hurting from investing in real running shoes to protect me from the impact of all the walks they want me to start taking now, plus other ongoing physical therapy expenses. I won't be offended if you sign up, get a poem or a Tarot reading from me, remain with me long enough to have your card charged, and then cancel your patronage. Times are tough. I will just be grateful that you thought I was worth your time in the first place.

My readings are so accurate that I scared myself with the most recent one. I might tell that story sometime.

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Tiers
Behind the Keyboard
$1 or more per month
Behind the scenes! Where do I get my ideas? What am I struggling with in my writing? You get to see blog entries about the process of writing. All subsequent tiers also unlock this reward, which may contain surprise drafts, poems in progress, or short works to illustrate my point.
Poems!
$3 or more per month
For a measly $3 a month, you get to see all the work I post here, plus all the custom work done for patrons of various tiers who have given me permission to publish what I write for them here, be it crediting them by name ("I wrote this poem for my wonderful patron Bob Smith, who asked for something about horses") or anonymously ("This kind anonymous patron asked for a haiku about spring"). You also get the "Behind the Keyboard" blog entries.
Single Rune Draw
$5 or more per month
Pulling a single rune from the bag and meditating on its meaning will give you a quick answer about a situation, or just a general guide to what energy is present in your life right now.
Haiku For You
$5 or more per month
Email or message me your favorite season and I'll publish a custom haiku for you here, dedicated to you by name or anonymously as you prefer. My haiku, since they are in English, have a MAXIMUM of 5 syllables in the first and last lines and 7 syllables in the middle one. 
Tanka Very Much
$10 or more per month
You get a custom tanka -- a Japanese poem with a MAXIMUM of 5, 7, 5, and then 7, 7 syllables per line. (English syllables are bigger and heavier than Japanese ones.) I will publish it here dedicated to you or anonymously, as you prefer. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Single-Question Lenormand Spread
$12 or more per month
A single "fan" of Lenormand cards, famous for giving speedy and blunt answers, will describe what is happening in your life with three of the cards, and the overarching pr connecting factor with the fourth.
Delicious Free-Verse Poem
$15 or more per month
This poem will find its own form. It will typically be less than one page when printed out. You suggest the topic and let me know whether I may credit you by name when it is published here. Reward includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
One-Card Tarot Draw
$15 or more per month
Choose from the Tarot decks I have available (Rider-Waite, the classic deck in my background image; Tarot of the Cat People; The Wildwood Tarot; and Tarot of the Hidden Realm) or one of my oracle decks (The Well-Worn Path, The Hidden Path, a combinationof both Paths, or the Raven Oracle cards). Alternatively, let me pick one I think would be best for your question. This tier is good if you want a quick answer about one issue. Please allow 24 hours for turnaround. Includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Three-Rune Draw
$18 or more per month
This could reveal your past, present, and future, or simply show you three aspects of your current life to be aware of.
One-Stave Ogham Draw
$18 or more per month
The ogham are an angular alphabet used in early Celtic writing (there is an inscription in an ancient cave at Oweynagat, Ireland, for example, and they appear on standing stones in Scotland). Mine are woodburned onto short sticks, made for me by artist Dorie Raven. Each letter is connected to a tree: Q stands for the apple tree, so Dorie cut Q from apple wood. These require a little more meditation and interpretation than cards. Please allow 24 hours for turnaround. Reward includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Sonnet On It
$20 or more per month
Sonnets are 14-line poems that usually have one of two rhyme schemes: Petrarchan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrarchan_sonnet) or Shakespearean (http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/sonnetstyle.html), although there are some variants (Spenserian, for example). Along with your subject, please email me which version you would like, or whether you'd prefer a "fourteener" (a 14-line poem with some of the same characteristics as a sonnet, but in unrhymed or "blank" verse). Due to the complexity of this, please allow up to 7 days for completion. Please tell me whether I may publish it with a dedication to you by name, or anonymously.
Three-Card Tarot Draw
$25 or more per month
Depending on your question, I may do a "past, present, future" or a "here's the situation; definitely do this thing; definitely don't do this other thing" reading. See One-Card Draw for the decks I currently have on hand. Comes with the Poems! and Behind the Keyboard tiers, plus a free haiku!
The Pentagram: 6-Card Tarot Reading
$30 or more per month
There are six cards in this spread -- one for each point of your question, and one in the center. Excellent for getting to the heart of a single question or issue. You get to choose the deck I use (just email for the list) and whether I may publish your reading here, with or without crediting you. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and poetry tiers, and free haiku related to your reading!
The Bow: 7-Card Tarot Reading
$35 or more per month
This is a seven-card reading devised by the authors of the Wildwood Tarot that is literally shaped like a bow and arrow striking a target: the solution to your question or issue. Comes with free haiku inspired by your reading! You get to choose which deck I work with (email for a full list) and whether I may publish your reading or poem here, with or without your name. Also comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! reward tiers.
Crossroads Lenormand Spread
$36 or more per month
So, you have to make a decision, possibly quickly. This spread consists of three "fans" of four Lenormand cards each: one describing your current life, one showing the impact of each choice. Comes with a free haiku and the Poems! and Behind the keyboard tiers..
Happily Ever After? Lenormand Spread
$36 or more per month
Three "fans" of four Lenormand cards focus on your love life: where it is or isn't, where it could be, what is holding it back. Comes with Poems! and Behind the Keyboard tiers, and a free haiku.
Which Way Through the Wood? 8-Card World Tree Reading
$38 or more per month
You choose the deck and whether I may publish your reading or the free haiku that comes with it, as do the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. Created by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, authors of the Wildwood Tarot, this one draws on the wisdom of the World Tree -- the Tree of Life or Yggdrasil, in some paths.
Five-Stave Ogham Draw
$39 or more per month
I will draw five ogham (ancient Celtic letters) and interpret them in context given the question you email me. Since these aren't full of subconscious cues like the artwork on Tarot cards, they take a little more meditation to interpret. I will try to attach a photo of the drawing to your email response, although since these are round sticks, they don't always play nicely on a flat surface! Please allow 24 to 48 hours for turnaround. Comes with Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers and a free haiku related to your reading!
Decision Time: Fork in the Road 9-Card Tarot Spread
$42 or more per month
You have a choice to make: take a new job, or stay in the one you have? Marry this person, or take some more time to think about it? This nine-card spread covers the horns of your dilemma on three levels: the influences of, and on, your body, mind, and spirit. You choose the card deck used -- email for a full list. Comes with a free haiku related to your reading as well as the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. Let me know whether I may publish your reading or poem here, with or without using your name.
Wheel of the Year: A Ten-Card Tarot Spread
$43 or more per month
A  straightforward spread showing influences to avoid or look forward to in the coming year. Makes a great present if you time the reading to start on a birthday, anniversary, or other special day. You choose the deck, if you like. Comes with free haiku based on reading! Also includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! reward tiers. Please tell me if I may publish your reading or haiku.
Deeper Questions: The Cauldron 10-Card Tarot Spread
$45 or more per month
Devised by noted Wiccan authors Raven Grimassi and High Priestess Stephanie Taylor, this ten-card spread not only displays the probable outcome of a situation, but the influences that caused it, and what you can do to change the outcome. You choose the deck (email for a ful list) and whether I may publish your reading here, or publish the free haiku you get with this tier! Also includes Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers. (If you want a mini-lecture on the importance of the cauldron in medieval Celtic literature and folklore, you get that too, although once I get going on this it's hard to stop me.)
Three Realms: 12-Card Tarot Reading
$47 or more per month
Comes with free haiku, Behind the Keyboard, and Poems! rewards. This 12-card reading by Wiccan author Raven Grimassi and High Priestess Stephanie Taylor deals with the past, present, and future in terms of the earthly and the higher influences -- the divine, if you like. You choose the cards and what part I may publish.
Deep Tarot Reading: 11-15 Cards (With Free Tanka)
$50 or more per month
This reading is for more complex issues that may require deeper inspection. Please see "One-Card Tarot Draw" for the decks I have currently available. I will normally use a "horseshoe" spread for this number of cards. Given the complexity of this reading, please allow up to 72 hours for turnaround. Disclaimer for timing around my job from "Standard Tarot Reading" applies. This tier comes with a free tanka inspired by the reading, as well as Behind the Keyboard and Poems!
Through the Looking Glass: 21-Card Reading
$55 or more per month
The authors of the Well-Worn Path and Hidden Path oracle decks came up with this intense, complex 21-card layout that draws heavily on context to discuss all aspects of your life: platonic and romantic relationships; aspirations and road blocks. Comes with a free tanka or free-verse poem, you choose, as well as Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.
Five-Question Pendulum Reading (and Free Verse, Free)
$75 or more per month
This involves holding a pendulum suspended over my open palm (or sometimes a "spirit board") and meditating on your questions until a clear "yes" or "no" (or a signal for "no answer at this time) is achieved. Please make your questions "yes" or "no" in nature, not "Which job offer should I take?" but "Should I take the job in New Mexico?" At this time, I have six pendulums to choose from; email for the full list if you would like a choice, or let me pick one that wants to answer your particular questions. These readings are no substitute for qualified mental or medical help! I cannot diagnose, although I might receive a message asking you to go to a doctor. Please allow about 48 hours for turnaround. This reading comes with a poem in its own form, inspired in some way by the reading, and the Behind the Keyboard and Poems! tiers.