Learn the language of your intuition.
The ancient, archetypal symbols of the tarot offer a timeless resource as dynamic and meaningful as any language. As a teacher and tarot reader with a background in linguistics, I believe that this system of intuitive communication can be available to anyone. If we understand how to engage with it, the cards can help us to connect with our own inner wisdom and provide a powerful medium for soulful conversation with ourselves, as well as offering a unique tool for creativity, healing, storytelling, and personal development.
The concept behind this course is to approach the system of tarot the way that we would approach learning a new language. Just as you wouldn’t read a dictionary in another language and expect to be able to have a fluent conversation, a dynamic and nuanced tarot reading requires more than just static memorization. This course approaches tarot as a collaboration between you and the cards-- a skill acquired through practice, play, and active listening.
Over the course of eight units, you will develop a foundational understanding of the tarot as a dynamic system, developing the necessary tools to build your own authentic personal practice.
Each unit breaks down the "grammar" of the tarot into an understandable system, as well as looking at each of the individual cards in depth, gradually covering the deck in its entirety. In this way, you will develop a sense of how the tarot works as a whole without needing to memorize. As you get to know the many layers of meaning within the cards, this information is then applied in the context of increasingly complex readings or spreads. Through a variety of exercises, games and assignments, you will ease your way into a practical application of your growing tarot knowledge, actively working with the cards and developing the ability to intuit in the moment.
Because I believe that the best way to learn is by doing, as part of the course you will have the option to schedule personal practice sessions with me. These sessions will be conducted via Skype and scheduled privately to fit your timetable. This hour is a time for you to get hands-on experience with the cards and really let your intuition take over. You get the chance to build your confidence reading for someone else in a relaxed and judgement-free environment, plus the benefit of targeted, 1-on-1 coaching to work through your own individual questions and challenges. If you're new to tarot, we'll start with you receiving a personal reading from me so that you can get a feel for how it works and then have a go at it yourself. If you're more experienced, this is a chance for you to experiment, try things out, and get some direct coaching and feedback to really take your practice to the next level.
This course is for you if...
+ You've always been curious about tarot, but don't know where to begin. +
+ You're familiar with the cards but never go beyond a simple "card of the day" draw. +
+ You want to build your skill as an interpreter and give readings for others with confidence. +
+ You want to connect more deeply with your intuition, creativity, and personal power. +
+ You want to develop an intuitive tarot practice that is 100% yours. +
You will learn...
+ All about the 78 cards in deck and how to interpret them fluently. +
+ How number, suit, and gender work as symbolic systems within the deck. +
+ How to apply that knowledge in the context of a variety of complex practice spreads. +
+ How to use the cards as an artistic tool to unlock creativity, inspiration, and imagination. +
+ How to read for another person with confidence and create your own unique spread. +
+ What methods, habits, and practices work best for you in your practice. +
+ How to use tarot as a tool for personal development and healing. +
This course is for everyone, regardless of experience level or background.
There is no deck or prior knowledge of tarot required.
Whether your practice is spiritual or secular, traditional or experimental, solitary or social, this course provides a space for you to cultivate fluency with the cards and develop a rich and rewarding working relationship with the tarot.
Note that the course is available as a package with three private practice sessions, or with only the online content. Private sessions can also be purchased à la carte through my tarot shop www.smokeandmirrorstarot.com at a rate of Є50/$60 per hour (visit website link below).