It’s been a couple of years since I offered a tarot course for beginners and for those who want to refresh their minds around good basic tarot use, so I’m thrilled to be teaching the Essentials of Tarot Reading, beginning next week.
Symbolic tools such as the tarot can be extremely supportive in many ways. For a person who wants to know more about hirself, the tarot can catalyse personal insight in ways that promote growth. For a business person, the cards make excellent brainstorming and strategising devices. For those who desire an intimate relationship, the tarot can help clarify the qualities they seek in another person and how they can go about creating that relationship. People in the arts find the cards to be wonderful doorways to the creative Muse. And so much more!
One thing to remember is that the tarot is simply a language, a map, a template. In order to tap into your wisdom, you just need to learn the language, how to read the map. Essentials of Tarot Reading is a class that allows you to do that. Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll have the chance to learn in a variety of ways: PDF handouts with information and hands-on activities, eight weekly teleseminars, discussions on a secret Facebook group, and the opportunity to pair up with a study buddy. The teleseminars will all be recorded, so if there are any calls you need to miss, you’ll be able to listen to it and participate in your own way later on. All of this in the comfort of your own space!
What will we cover in our time together during the Essentials of Tarot Reading? Session One, “Getting to Know You”, will give everyone the opportunity to share a bit about themselves and their goals for the tarot journey as well as helpful basic tarot history and structure. This will provide a sense of trust, honesty, and basic grounding that such a course asks of us. You’ll also be doing simple hands-on exercises with the cards right away to get better acquainted with your tarot cards. Session Two, “The Art of the Helpful Question”, will guide you in how to phrase questions that will net you more specific and helpful insights, ideas, and responses to your your life situations. In Sessions Three and Four, we’ll delve more deeply into the structure of the tarot deck and how that structure provides a framework that allows you to interpret the cards with ease. You’ll enjoy the imaginative ways of gaining your own interpretations as well! Every process needs a good framework and tarot reading is no exception. Sessions Five and Six will teach you how to design and choose spreads/layouts that make your readings sparkle with personalised meanings and put your interpretations into a coherent story that makes sense to you and those for whom you read. The last two sessions will tie up loose ends as you engage in practice sessions with your study partners, put all the pieces of knowledge together, find out how to continue to improve your tarot skills beyond this course, and discover that you really CAN use the tarot effectively.
Just yesterday, I received this touching message from Beth Lenco, a wholistic practitioner in Chester, Nova Scotia, who took my autumn tarot counselling class: “I tell you, that course you taught was life changing for me. I have so much confidence and awareness with how I read now. It’s a strong part of my work in the world, instead of something I pull out for myself and the odd client here and there. So thank you!“ Wouldn’t YOU love to feel as confident as Beth with your tarot skills?
Essentials of Tarot Reading promises to be enjoyable and rewarding on many levels. You and your circle of friends will benefit from the rich understanding of the ups and downs that life brings as you engage with the cards in a skilled and conscious manner. It’s an ability that you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life. The material in this course will also provide you with the solid groundwork you’ll need to take more advanced tarot workshops and classes. You’ll benefit from my 34+ years of living with the tarot and my 19+ years of using it with clients professionally.
The first set of handouts will be emailed to participants on Monday, February 10 and our first call together will take place on Thursday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Pacific Time). Sign up now to make sure you get in on the first session. You can register by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and by sending a PayPal payment of $335 to the same email address. You can also pay with your credit card; I can send a PayPal invoice to your email address and you simply use your card. Easy! (Please add $10 for credit card processing).
Will you join me on this eight-week voyage of discovery, enjoyment, and insight? Please do!
*** This Thursday, February 6, I’ll be hosting a free teleseminar to give you a sense of the course and to respond to any questions you might have about it. It will take place at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (12 noon Pacific). Simply call (661) 673 – 8605, then enter Pin Code: 197286# And, as I said, this introductory session will be free. After that, there will only be three days left to sign up. ***
Again, please join me for Essentials of Tarot Reading. It will be an honour to journey with you!
Image: The Fool from the Ancestral Path Tarot by Julie Cuccia-Watts.