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Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler

Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler is a full-time, professional, Tarot Reader and consultant who has worked for Edge of the Circle Books in Seattle for the last 16 years. She is the Editrix of the Edge of the Circle Books Newsletter Blog. Erica is also a published illustrator of children’s books and video game concept art and is currently designing an African-American Tarot Deck based on rural, Midwestern, African-American folklore and Magical practices. She is also the bassist for the Seattle Dark Rock/Gothic/Industrial band Legion Within. Legion Within is currently in the process of releasing its 5th formal CD, entitled Idiot Prime, which is a protest of the Corporate Colonization of Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Right Love, Wrong Time

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Right Love, Wrong Time

Eyes meet eyes and there's a deep, profound connection. It's heady and romantic and sexy and both of you get wrapped up in it, finishing each other's' sentences, living in each other's hip pockets like you've known one another for years and years. This romance seems...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Your Path, Shining Brightly

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Your Path, Shining Brightly

Which way do I go? What new path should I walk? How do I get there, when I don't even know where “there” is? Heavy questions! That’s what was on the mind of this week’s querent, Lyndsy, who shared: Hi Raven, my life needs to take a new direction, but I'm having...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Two Roads Diverged

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Two Roads Diverged

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ― Robert Frost Sometimes in life, we have to make the difficult decision between working with family and family connections versus working with professionals...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Movin’ On Up!

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Movin’ On Up!

Many people are dealing with the loss of a job and the grueling search for another. How do you know what new job opportunities are best for you? What do you do, now? That’s what was on the mind of this week’s questioner, Anonymous, who says: I was fired from my job in...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Getting Unstuck

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Getting Unstuck

My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions that can change your life for the better. My readings tend to be commonsensical, geared toward helping you deal with issues and obstacles...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Health Equals Wealth

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Health Equals Wealth

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: New Year, New You!

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: New Year, New You!

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Creativity Conundrum-Love And Art

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Creativity Conundrum-Love And Art

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: It’s My Turn

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: It’s My Turn

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Chrysalis To Butterfly

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Chrysalis To Butterfly

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Journey From Self To True Self

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Journey From Self To True Self

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Emerald To Crescent?

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Emerald To Crescent?

I’ve been reading Tarot for more than thirty years and reading professionally at Seattle’s Edge of the Circle Books for more than 15 years. My belief is that Tarot is best used for putting you in touch with your own subconscious, allowing you to make healthy decisions...