Wisdom of the Tarot
Imagine being able to hold deep, personal, meaningful wisdom at your fingertips. Picture yourself with the skills and knowledge to access intuitive information at anytime.
The Tarot is a powerful tool for self-discovery and transformation. With its 78 symbolic cards, the Tarot provides profound access to our inner wisdom and creates a catalyst for intuition, new perspectives, and a closer glimpse at the Truth.
Effective teaching techniques provide easy memorization and immediate familiarity and ease. Learn to choose a deck for yourself, handle the cards, and do a basic Celtic Cross layout. Review the meanings of each card, both upright and reversed. Plan to have the skills and knowledge to give readings to each other by the end of class!
This is a two-day workshop for greatest learning and integration. Tuition includes a full and detailed workbook, containing instructions and card definitions.
Bring a pen and an optional set of Tarot cards in the Robin Wood or Rider-Waite style.
Participants will receive the workbook in advance by email, to have the option of becoming familiar with the material in advance.
After a short discussion of the history and lore of the Tarot cards, you will be shown how to choose a deck for yourself, handle the cards, and lay out the cards in a basic Celtic Cross pattern. This layout provides greater depth to the meaning of the cards. Through the positions that the cards fall into, we can look at:
- the energy surrounding the question
- the origin of the issue in the past
- what effect that initial event led to
- what is the next step on the journey of this issue
- and how it turns out in the future
- the driving forces of fear (or avoidance) and our expectations – and how these two forces influence our decisions and actions.
- the opinions of others, whether gossip or true, from spirit guides, family, friends, or foes.
- The nature and role of our own expectations of the issue, and
- the long-term result of this path, along with possible steps we can take if we prefer to change that future.
Each of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana will be examined for how their archetypes and wisdom can be used to access information about purpose, character, and life lessons. Additionally, a Tarot reading will be demonstrated and there will be time allotted for student practice.
Building on the knowledge and experience of Saturday’s class, we will continue with the examination of each of the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana.
Like a regular playing card deck, the Minor Arcana has four suits and ten numbered cards. The Tarot, however, contains four members of the Royal family, rather than three. Through the Minor Arcana we learn about the activities and people who influence our daily lives, as well as the challenges, support, and conditions of our life experiences.
After more demonstrations of Tarot card readings, and a discussion on the techniques and responsibilities of doing readings for others, students will be given time for supervised practice with a partner.
The interactive teaching techniques used to present the material involve several sensory modalities, which help you retain the meanings of each card for immediate familiarity and ease.
Gain and develop skills you will enjoy for a lifetime!
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