Tarot for Beginners
9-Week Online Course for Basic Level
Learn the basics of Tarot - history, mystery, symbolism, and how to do readings - in a relaxed online environment. Max. number of participants is eight to ensure personal attention. Backup support is provided throughout the course. No previous knowledge of Tarot is required.
Note: this course won't teach you fortune-telling. Emphasis is on symbolism, and in particular the archetypes connected with the cards. After finishing the course you'll be able to use the full Tarot pack independently, understand the basic meanings of each of the 78 cards, and - most importantly - understand the key meaning of each and every card without memorising the meanings or consulting a guidebook.
1st Class: Welcome / Introduction to Tarot / Many Uses of the Tarot / Anatomy & Physiology of the Pack / Sign vs. Symbol / The Fool's Journey, part 1
2nd Class: Recap on Class 1 / The Fool's Journey, part 2 / Reading practise (tuning into a card)
3rd Class: Recap on Class 2 / The Fool's Journey, part 3 / Reading practise (Celtic Cross: small cross)
4th Class: Recap on Class 3 / Major Arcana as a Whole / Birth Cards & Year Cycle Cards / Reading practise
5th Class: Recap on Class 4 / Minor Arcana: Suit of Wands / Case Studies / Reading practise
6th Class: Recap on Class 5 / Minor Arcana: Suit of Cups / Case Studies / Reading practise
7th Class: Recap on Class 6 / Minor Arcana: Suit of Swords / Case Studies / Reading practise
8th Class: Recap on Class 7 / Minor Arcana: Suit of Pentacles / Case Studies / Reading practise
9th Class: Recap on Class 8 / Major and Minor Arcana as a Whole / Reading practise / Your Future with Tarot
Each class includes optional homework. There won't be any tests. This course will also introduce you to basic concepts of Jungian or Analytical Psychology, and how they relate to Tarot. Each class includes a 2-page handout (pdf), summarising the key points of the class. There will also be additional material, which can be downloaded from my website at any time (password protected pdf), in total of approx. 200 pages. This material will support you in your own development with Tarot.
We'll be using the Waite-Smith Tarot deck throughout this course (also known as the Rider-Waite Tarot)
With the Major Arcana cards I'll also introduce you to the Marseille and Visconti-Sforza decks
1st Class: April 9th 2020
Last Class: June 4th 2020
Every Thursday, between 7-9pm (via Zoom or Hangouts, confirmed later)
Course fee: £180, to be paid before the Course starts
To register & any questions: please email me (see below)