Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #135  September 2016 Theme:  Astrology

Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul Newsletter, and the only monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on SoulCollage® ideas, resources and artists.

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Soul Singing with Anne Marie
Anne Marie, the creator of
Hi! I'm Anne Marie, the creator of, and a SoulCollage® facilitator in Massachusetts. If you're just starting to sing your song with SoulCollage®, this column is especially for you.

At press time, Anne Marie is busy getting ready for a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training. She respectfully bows to Judith Goldberg’s knowledge on the topic of Astrology. Please enjoy her column, below, along with her cards and examples!

Anne Marie Bennett is a writer, self-taught artist, website goddess, cancer survivor, and SoulCollage® Facilitator / Trainer who was mentored directly by Seena Frost. In 2005, she fell in love with SoulCollage® and was inspired to use her professional experience along with Internet technology as a means to serve the world by putting SoulCollage® "out there" in a really big way with KaleidoSoul. Anne Marie lives in eastern Massachusetts with her middle-aged husband, an elderly dog and two adolescent felines who keep them all young. You can read more about how SoulCollage® assisted her on her cancer journey on her website SOS Cancer Journeys. Anne Marie's newest book, Through the Eyes of SoulCollage® is now available.


60 minute SoulCollage® tele-class with
SoulCollage® Facilitator
and Yoga Teacher
Marci Wenn from New York.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
7 pm Eastern
In this tele-class we will explore the connection and harmony between SoulCollage® and Yoga as entry ways to the Self, working with color and images, both seated and moving. Each practice is amazing in and of itself, but together they bring into being a new richness and depth of one another.

Our flow will begin with breathing and centering, evolving into an embodied experience of SoulCollage® along with a few easy Yoga postures. In SoulCollage® we use the I Am the One Who... activity, and in Yoga we use Svadhyaya, which literally means “one’s own reading.” How cool is that?!

Here is the page with images that Marci will be sharing during the call.

Please bring with curiosity:

~ Your beautiful body, mind and spirit
~ Colored pencils or crayons
~ Images that reflect yoga and or movement
~ A chair and/or yoga mat

Easily Accessible from Anywhere in the World!

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Guest Columnist: Judith Goldberg

Judith Goldberg, MFA, is an evolutionary astrologer, artist and writer. She has been a SoulCollage® facilitator since 2007 and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Please visit her website Soul Journey Astrology.

Astrology and SoulCollage®

"Know Thyself"
This Ancient Greek aphorism, inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, is as fresh and relevant today as it was 3000 years ago. Travelers came to Delphi from all corners of the earth to consult the famed oracle priestesses. We SoulCollagers are fortunate to have ready access to our own powerful oracular tools. Grab a magazine, a pair of scissors, or a computer mouse; add astrology into the mix and create alchemical magic.

Your astrological chart is a blueprint of your soul, a portrait of your personality, and a roadmap of your life. You can literally use it to discover why you are here and what you were born to do. While a professional astrologer is trained to make sense of all those cryptic symbols, you can actually tease out meaning for yourself, using your SoulCollage® practice, and a bit of stellar wisdom.

I discovered the potent combination of astrology and SoulCollage® ten years ago when I began using zodiac signs, planets, new moons, etc as prompts for card making. I was surprised at my ability to out- picture hidden subconscious material. As I became more sophisticated, I developed useful methods to resolve problematic issues and empower myself to move forward on my path. I began teaching my students to employ these tools with their own birth charts and cards. Working with astrology really gets into the depths of who you are and what you are up to. It validates the progress you've made, fills in missing pieces and reveals hidden potential.

Moving beyond issues and archetypes (every planet and sign is one), I began using my new oracle to discover the meaning of life! In every chart certain planetary placements contain information about the soul's purpose, largely based on past life experiences. As an evolutionary astrologer, I believe our successive lifetimes are part of a continuum. We come here to complete unfinished business from the past, resolve old conflicts and relationships, release patterns that no longer serve us and carve out a special destiny.

I incorporated card making exercises into 'life purpose' workshops I had originally developed using only astrology. An emotionally charged and complex process emerged that I adapted to online teaching. Special thanks goes to Anne Marie who assisted my initial tele-class launch in 2011 by promoting my work in her newsletters and forums.

Astrology is a specialized niche that doesn't appeal to everyone. However, through a variety of SoulCollage® social media venues I was able to reach out and connect with eager students. Many did not know much about astrology and trusted my promise to provide all the necessary information in a user friendly format. I continue to be gratified by the quality and depth of their work and the remarkable results they accomplished.

A special energetic window for visioning the future (yours and ours) opened on Christmas Eve of 2014 when the planet Saturn entered Sagittarius. It will remain there until the Winter Solstice in 2017. Such synchronicity! Sagittarius is a philosophical, expansive sign that loves the big picture. The search for meaning is on! This is the time for pilgrimages, spiritual quests, and heroic journeys. To facilitate the process, I created a special online SoulCollage® and astrology class, The Heroine's Journey, which also incorporates the Joseph Campbell archetype and the Wizard of OZ. Participants are guided to discover their sacred work and special role in advancing the shift into the Age of Aquarius. It is still available as a self-study course.

My own SoulCollage® and Astrology journey has been fulfilling beyond expectations. I am grateful to be part of this wonderful community of like-minded souls and to have found a receptive audience for my own life's work.

Transforming Pluto

Here is a life-altering exercise from the Heroine's Journey to which everyone reading this article can relate. The planet Pluto rules our shadow self and our deepest existential fear. In the Wizard of Oz, Pluto as saboteur is embodied by the evil witch. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun, so it stays in a single sign for a whole generation. Those born between 1939 and 1956 have Pluto in the sign of Leo-- terrified of disapproval. Between 1956 and 1971--Virgo's fear of inadequacy; 1971-84, Libra's trepidation over rejection. Illusions keep them stuck. To allay fear, each group develops problematic coping strategies, denials and cover-ups. Ultimately the fear must be transformed by embracing the positive mission of the opposite polarity: Leo/Aquarius; Virgo/Pisces; Libra/Aries. Here is an example of the process in which, through card making, I document healing my own Pluto in Leo issues.


I Am One Who needs to be the most important, powerful, special person in the whole Universe. I want to be admired and adored - no worshipped. I want to control everything. My word is absolute. I cannot suffer “common” people. I have a regal bearing - and the best clothes.


I Am One Who hides my true self behind a façade. I am exhausted from pretending to be powerful when I really feel inadequate. I am worn out from being in charge of everything and everyone. However, I am afraid that if I give up my image I will cease to be. People will find out that I am a fraud. I will never get my needs met. How can I find peace and serenity?


I Am One Who has discovered my individuality and creative gifts. I am like no other - I am unique in all of creation. I am inherently special, as are you. I am at peace with myself when I am being authentic. I am not affected by what others think of me. I feel fulfilled when I am doing what I love.

Interested in learning more about Astrology and SoulCollage®? Check out Judith’s self-study course, The Heroine’s Journey. See ad below.


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KaleidoSoul Creations
As promised, we are featuring SoulCollage® cards from our readers in each issue.

Each card below is a card from one SoulCollager's Deck that represents Astrology.


Water Bearer/Aquarius
Council Suit

As one who envisions, inspires, and nourishes change, I seek to ensure no one is left behind. You were born under the sign at the Dawning of the Age - so, sing it, live it!

Council Suit

I am the Warrior Princess, the one who carries the flame. I lead with fiery passion. My courage carries me into the darkness and the fire in my heart lights my path. My will helps me to find my way.

Committee Suit

I am the one who is a Capricorn living high up on the roof of the world. I am the one who wears the horns with dignity and is conscious about these antennas that are reaching out to all that there is. I am able to climb high and have an overview that helps others to see. I am the one who sees the shadow and the light mirroring me. I am the one who is faithful to the work, places and beings that life presents/offers me.

The Libran
Committee Suit

I am one who was born a Libran. I seek harmony, balance, justice, equality and peace. I have a hunger for knowledge and I enjoy variety rather than sameness. I am one who is diplomatic and urbane, romantic and charming, easy going and sociable, idealistic and peaceable. However, I am one who can also be moody, indecisive and changeable, flirtatious and self-indulgent!

Council Suit

I am the one who has my sun and ascendant in Capricorn. I am one who is a social organizer, who loves to bring people together, who is very grounded, clever and capable, who is good at planning ahead, at arranging events. I am one who needs to feel secure and safe, emotionally and materially.

Saturn in Sagittarius
Suit Unknown

I am the one who sails into my destiny trusting the perfect timing of my heart whilst looking at the stars.

Mars in Aries Emperor
Committee Suit
North Carolina

I am one who brings my fiery Mars energy to bear when it is time to go out and accomplish things in the world. I am the hero but can also let my anger get the best of me. I need Venus to help me be empathetic and patient when I get annoyed. I am happy to do your bidding, Venus, but I must have time to play so don't be so demanding.

Birthday Girl
Suit Unknown

I am one who has galactic power you can bring into your life today. I am one who shares solar power in your life on all levels, spiritual, emotional and physical.

Keeper of the Spiral Stairway
(Second Saturn Return)
Committee Suit

I am one who looks back at life in review and looks forward with anticipation. I am one who enjoys countless possibilities of travel, study, yet is learning to recognize the guardians who secure the boundaries of the journey, give it structure.

Please feel free to submit one of your cards for a future issue by sending a reply email to this newsletter.

Future themes include:

October: Inner Rebel
November: Animal Companions
KaleidoSoul Notes
KaleidoSoul Notes

Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage®

Facilitator TrainingsFacilitator Trainings: Information about content and dates/locations of upcoming trainings of SoulCollage® Facilitators.

SoulCollage websiteSoulCollage website - Seena Frost created the process of SoulCollage®, and this is her website.

KaleidoSoul - Spinning the fragments of your world into wholeness and beauty through SoulCollage®.

Kindred Spirits Join our fast-growing worldwide membership of people who put the "soul" in SoulCollage®!


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Upcoming SoulCollage® Online Workshop

A Year of Mythos Journey

November 1st, 2016 - October 2017
with SoulCollage® Facilitator Cat Caracelo

1 Tribe + 5 Thematic Journeys + 4 Virtual Retreat Days + 6 Full Moon Calls + More

Are you ready to create a rich experience and travel into new inner territory?

Invite your deepest passion, potential and creative curiosity to activate a new story, journeying with brilliance and richness of your life. Choose this potent time, as the veil thins, to enter into the new QuestPath, joining others who love SoulCollage®, art, depth, and discovery, to begin a yearlong adventure!

QuestPath is a year-long journey that offers an integrative approach for experiential process. Travel with a tribe of like-minded women, moving through the seasons of one year, entering the inner realm to experience five Mythos Journey themes that are woven throughout.

Many options for creative connecting and various ways to dip in, retreat and/or dive deep based on energy and flow, as ideas and materials are shared within this sacred circle.

Honor your rhythms and creative ways with QuestPath!

Kindred Spirits save $150.
Monthly payment plan available.
More info here.


Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats


Beginnings, Endings and that Place In-Between:
A Women's SoulCollage® Weekend Retreat

Bangor, PA

September 30 - October 2, 2016
Facilitator: Laurie Smith, M.Div. and Sally Freed, M.A.

At this weekend retreat at Kirkridge Retreat center, we'll explore the blessings and challenges we often experience in times of change and transition. Through conversation, reflection and ritual, we'll embark upon a creative journey which honors and celebrates where we've been, where we may be going, and the gifts of the present moment. SoulCollage® will allow deepening of our understanding of our own transition times, and how we can support the gestation, uncertainty or renewal that is stirring in our lives. No artistic experience necessary! Come, nourish yourself at Kirkridge, a place of openness, spirit, hospitality and creativity.

Visit this page for more information.


Facilitator Training

Hotel Baía, Cascais

October 20-23, 2016
Facilitator: Linda Woolfson, MA, PhD

Please email Linda for more info.


Facilitator Training


October 13-16, 2016
Facilitator: Diane Jacobson Born

More info here.
Contact form for even more info.



Facilitator Training

Prescott, Arizona

November 3-6, 2016
Facilitator: Kat Kirby

More info here.


The Wholeness of SoulCollage®
Lenox, MA

November 27 – December 2, 2016
Facilitator: Anne Marie Bennett, Jeanne Marie Merkel

At this 5-night retreat, we’ll spend luxurious amounts of time making the cards, plus we’ll dive deeper into our own authentic selves as we work with the cards through journaling, sacred ceremony, modified movement, readings, and small group activities that are as fun as they are meaningful.

If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, SoulCollage® will bring you back home to yourself and give you permission to fully express yourself in a safe environment. If you’re already feeling balanced, this workshop will light up your life in a new, playful manner. Either way, you’ll receive an exciting new tool for opening more fully to your life’s possibilities.

Investment varies based on room choice (dormitory, double, or single). Your fee includes all card making materials, handouts, nutritious meals from the highly-acclaimed Kripalu kitchen, morning and afternoon yoga classes, YogaDance at noon, and evening activities (except for our Wednesday night group session).

We will gather daily from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. as well as Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 9 p.m. All other times are free time for you to enjoy the Kripalu grounds and other offerings (including the hot tub!).

For new AND experienced SoulCollagers. All materials provided.

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La Dolce Vita- Goddess Retreat
Tuscany, Italy

September 24 - October 3, 2017
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo

Journey with a small circle of visionary, artistic and whole-hearted women, for 11 days in our own private villa near Florence! Enter into the mythic and living landscape of Italy, make art with SoulCollage® and mixed media as you explore La Dolce Vita. We will seek the wisdom of the Goddesses and explore mythic landscapes, sacred gardens, the dreamscapes of the Renaissance that influenced Il Sacro Bosco, and Niki St Phalle's magnificent Tarot Garden, as we make art and explore energies that will inspire the sweet life.

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Just look for whatever SoulCollage® topic you are interested in,
and read to your heart's content!

SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena B. Frost.
For more information about Seena and the origins of SoulCollage®, please visit her website

SoulCollage® cards are made either from one's own art or from images found in materials which have been bought by or given to the SoulCollage® card maker. These collaged cards are used only for the cardmaker's own inner exploration. SoulCollage® cards are not sold, traded, bartered, or copied (except as a back-up for the cardmakers own use) as is stated in the "Principles of SoulCollage®." Where SoulCollage® cards are available to be seen by others, it is for the purposes either of demonstrating the SoulCollage® process or of sharing the cardmakers' inner process in the context of community. SoulCollage® is grateful to the artists and photographers who make this deep awakening process possible and in all ways SoulCollage® seeks to be respectful of their rights.

All articles in SOUL SONGS are copyrighted 2016,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Catherine Anderson, Cat Caracelo,
Karen Regina or Linda Woolfson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.