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Meet Rose & Juno

Rose Guildenstern is an author who pens weird fiction that appeals to all ages, writing the edge between eerie and enlightening. A born and raised California girl, she departed the deserts and earthquakes of the West to enjoy the snow and thunderstorms in Eastern Pennsylvania. In her opinion, change is what keeps life enthralling, and a good book is one that makes life worth living. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her running through the local woods, playing scary board games with her kids, reading tarot with her friends, or exploring forgotten spaces with her husband.

Why the pen name "Rose Guildenstern," you ask? Rose as in Juliet's immortalized line, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," of course, but even more a reference to Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," about the most inconsequential characters in Shakespeare's own "Hamlet"--for it is not the author's name or identity that matters a whit, but only the meaning and the work itself that is remotely worthy of note.

Rose generally uses Juno's decks when she reads tarot.

Juno Lucina's most recent publication is a truly unique tarot deck collaboration with illustrator Monica Knighton entitled The Healing Tarot: 78 Ways to Wellness. Also the creatrix of The Kingdom Within Tarot deck and author of The Alchemy of Tarot: Practical Enlightenment Through the Astrology, Qabalah, and Archetypes of Tarot (with illustrator Shannon ThornFeather), Juno is an empress by design and a star by nature. Ever fluid and changing, Juno is more a verb than a noun, more an introduction than a conclusion. She wishes that All awaken from Vishnu's dream, to see the truth and embrace All That Is. Juno is just a Story pointing the Way.

Watch for Juno's two new cartomancy projects, a unique book about tarot entitled Tarot Beyond Belief: Using the Tarot to Choose the Stories We Wish to Live , and an entirely new type of oracle deck, Frame This Oracle.

In Roman mythology, Juno Lucina is the mother goddess who first opens a newborn's eyes to the light.

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