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Sale through Cyber Monday

Hello,

The Fool’s Dog, makers of the Rosetta Tarot apps for iPhone/iPad and for Android, have just let me know that they are offering a sale Black Friday though Cyber Monday, of 25% off of the app.

The app is a great bargain because it includes the entire Book of Seshet as well as the deck!

If you buy the app, please rate and review it; it really helps sales and helps others to know what to expect before purchasing. I am confident you will like it as they make great apps.

Just thought I’d pass the news on to you all.

And, to support getting that word out, I am extending the 25% off sale on the Pocket Rosetta decks through the same time period. Hope this helps combat winter doldrums!

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Day of the Dead, Rosetta anniversary special, ART!

Hello again!

Since it usually takes me forever in between these posts you are probably surprised to hear from me. But I have several things to share, so here goes:

First I want to send Samhain wishes to you all, may it be a year filled with bright and beautiful things.

Also, November 2nd is the 2 year anniverary of when the Rosetta Tarot was first published in 2011. Two whole years! I don’t remember if I did anything for the first year; maybe I just raised a toast at home. But for this year I’d like to share some abundance with you to celebrate, since it has been a great two years.

In honor of the 2011 anniversary, for the month of November only, the Pocket size Rosetta decks-in-a-tin will be sold for $20.11 instead of the regular price (normally 26.95) pocket Rosetta more than 25% off Nov only. New prices reflected here at the store: http://shop.rosettatarot.com/main.sc

So for those of you who celebrate the XMas/Solstice season tradition of small, meaningful gifts, this could be just the thing. A $20 gift that fits into a pocket or a stocking. And they still come with a customized significator, so if buying for someone else, please let me know what name to put on the card (first name only as the pocket size cards are smaller).

Next bit of good news: The Fool’s Dog, who published an app of the Rosetta Tarot and the complete Book of Seshet on iPhone and iPad, are soon to release a version on Android! Since many of you Android peeps asked about that I will let you know when it is available.

Last is some fun art I promised in the last newsletter to share. The submission for the 3D art project I participated in for Mystery Build has been posted on their website.

The challenge was that you must purchase a kit with a random selection of materials in it. Everyone gets the same kit, but you do not know what will be in it until you get it. Then you had to reINVENT (not just recreate) a famous work of art using only the materials in the kit; nothing else except for paint or coloring media.

When you go to the site, the entries are in random order. Mine is #18 and is called “The Reintegration of the Disintegration of the Persistance of Memory” (quite a mouthful) and is a recreation of Salvadore Dali’s Disintegration of the Persistance of Memory” which was HIS reinvention of his own earlier, more famous work “The Persistance of Memory“.

When you go to the page you can click on the title of the work to read my description of the concept of my reinvention and how I used the random materials to build it.

My entry is on this page (#18) http://mysterybuild.com/voting/

Yes, you can vote if you want! Only once per day per IP address though through Nov 20th. There is a generous “people’s choice” prize. Which I do not expect to win but hey it is worth putting it out there. Making this thing took 3 months.  Mostly because I had to hand saw all those little wooden blocks from a tiny block of walnut (super hard) wood with an Xacto hobby hand saw. (yeah, major blisters were involved, but it toughened my hands up for cracking hickory nuts later in the fall) It was a fun challenge!
Thanks for reading, hope to have a Star card for you soon, MM

The Rosetta Tarot App has launched!

Just this afternoon, the Rosetta Tarot app launched!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/the-rosetta-tarot/id533145288?ls=1&mt=8

It was developed by a company called The Fool’s Dog, a husband and wife team. He is an expert Apple programmer with decades of experience and expertise, and she brings tarot knowlege, teaches a shaman school and runs an esoteric conference, and is a fine occultist. They are also very nice people that I am happy to know and work with.

I have to admit I am very proud of it. The developers have done a superb job. Along the way I was given lots of opportunity for input, and I got to make suggestions for features I’d like to include. As a result, I think you will be very pleased with the features of this app! It incorporates all of the things I looked for and found lacking in the other tarot apps I’ve tried.

It works on iPads, iPhones and iTouch with iOs version 4.3 and later, which means 3rd generation and up.

Some features:

 

 

There are a ton of spreads to choose from, including the ones from The Book of Seshet.
The entire text of The Book of Seshet is included as an electronic book, and each card links to its meaning from the book.
Card positions link to a text explanation of the position.
You can view the entire deck and each card individually at will, and zoom in on the cards to see all of the detail.
The colors and details look amazing on the new retina display!
You can journal about your personalized meanings for each card or each reading.
All of your readings can be saved for future reference, and you can send readings via email or social media.
There is a card of the day feature to help you with a program of study.
Many spreadcloths are included to choose from, or you can upload your own design.
Voice prompts, reversed cards, and various other options can be turned on or off.
There are two types of realistic shuffle, and a card cutting feature.
The cards can be laid out free form style for your own custom spreads.
The interface is very intuitive!

 

To see the app and decide for yourself, go to http://itunes.apple.com/app/the-rosetta-tarot/id533145288?ls=1&mt=8>

If you like it, please remember to return to the iTunes store and give it a good review. This will help other people know what to expect before buying it. I want people to know how good it is (speaking as a proud parent here) but it really is a great app!

If you have any questions about how the features work, please just ask me! I’ve done extensive testing of it and can probably help if you can’t find something you expect to be in there.

 

 

Vote for the Rosetta Tarot if you like it!

About the contest and Top Ten Reasons to vote for the Rosetta Tarot (spoof):

(vote HERE for the Rosetta Tarot)

(To see the Rosetta Tarot, go to www.rosettatarot.com)

Recently it has come to my attention that the polls for Aeclectic Tarot’s annual contest for the “Top Ten Decks of 2011” and the “Top Ten Decks of All Time” is up, and some people have actually voted for the Rosetta Tarot! I am very grateful for the support!

If you like it, and want to support a self-published artist, please vote at:

www.aeclectic.net/tarot/vote.shtml

It is a great thing I think for a self-published artist to get into the top ten, as AT is such a well-connected site and the lists stay up there for people to browse. So I really hope the Rosetta Tarot can make it up there into the 2011 list, at least. It would be a boon.

It seems like it might be an uphill battle though, as there are so many great decks out there and many of them are mass marketed and thus have much more exposure. Heck, even some of the other self-published decks have more exposure with Facebook followings and helpers out there marketing and all that jazz. Since I didn’t publish until November of 2011, I had a late start at getting people to even know about the deck. And it is just little old me, with limited resources and time.

But who knows? I’m an optimist at heart so I think it could happen. The Rosetta has gotten rave reviews and I have gotten a lot of feedback from people who love it, so fingers crossed! Just for fun, I wrote this spoof list, Letterman style, of Top Ten Reasons to Vote for the Rosetta Tarot. (I couldn’t sleep the other night, ok?)

Some of them are (sort of) funny…and if any of the remarks resemble decks you know & love, please don’t be offended, it is all in good fun!

Top Ten Reasons to Vote for the Rosetta Tarot


10.) Review just in! “The Rosetta Tarot is hands down The Best Deck of 2011.” – The artist’s mother

 

9.) Four out of five dentists recommend the Rosetta Tarot over sugary, fwuffy decks.

 

8.) The Rosetta Tarot is a Thoth-based pirate in a Rider Waite Smith sea. Argh! Vote for the Rosetta. Or, you can date a sea captain! http://www.seacaptaindate.com/browse.html

 

7.) The Rosetta Tarot is a traditional tarot with true occult meaning, and the suits have not been arbitrarily renamed Mugs, Plates, Chopsticks and Butter Knives, with an added fifth suit, Sporks.

 

6.) The artist will never ask you to “Like” them on Facebook or “Follow” them on Twitter. However, the artist may (very likely) ask you to “Drink” to them on special occasions.

 

5.) The Rosetta is not a collage deck or digitally produced. Each card-sized work of art was hand painted by candlelight with a single yak hair, resulting in the artist’s new nickname, Blind Lemon Quasimodo.

 

4.) There are no vampires in this deck. Not that there is anything wrong with that.     

 

3.) The Rosetta Tarot is fortified with 200% of the recommended daily allowance of Ten Essential Sephira, 22 Major Arcana, and 5 trace elements.

 

2.) No cats were forced to pose in renaissance garb in the making of this deck.

 

And the number one reason to vote for the Rosetta is:

 

1.) “It’s a two party system. You have to vote for one of us. ” – Kodos

 

“It does not matter which way you vote. Either way your planet is doomed. Doomed. Doomed.” – Kang


 

“Don’t blame me – I voted for Rosetta.” – Homer Simpson

 

If you like it, please vote for the Rosetta Tarot now at www.aeclectic.net/tarot/vote.shtml

 

Feel free to pass this on or post it anywhere you think people might be amused!