Come for a Day or the Weekend

Come for a Day or the Weekend

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Come for a Day or the Weekend!

StaarCon is a two-day conference with a third daylong Preconference Intensive. If you are only able to attend for a single day, either in person or online, you can purchase a ticket just for that day.

As a courtesy, we will include a Three of Cups General Admission ticket with your single day ticket. This will give you access to the classes in the Public Track on both Saturday and Sunday. Even if you cannot be there during the conference, you will have thirty days to watch those classes during the StaarCon AfterGlow on Accelevents Event Management Platform.

The single day tickets are as follows.

The Page of Swords is for the preconference intensive on Friday.

The Ace of Wands is for all three tracks of classes on Saturday.

The Ace of Cups is for all three tracks of classes on Sunday.

When you get your ticket, make sure you choose the ticket for In Person & Virtual Admission if you plan to join us in person in Palm Beach Gardens. If you plan to attend online, choose the ticket for Virtual Admission Only.

If you have any questions about ticketing for StaarCon, call or text Christiana at 561-655-1160, or email.

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Mark Your Calendar for the AfterGlow Lounge Events

Every StaarCon ticket holder, no matter the ticket level, will have access to the StaarCon AfterGlow on Accelevents.

Every ticket holder will be able to view recordings of all classes included in their ticket level, shop in the virtual exhibition hall, and meet their conference friends in the lounges on Accelevents.

We also have three pre-scheduled lounge events, so mark your calendar to make sure you join us.

On Monday, January 31, 7 pm ET, join Mitchell Osborn for An Evening of Tarot Improv: A Fool’s Improvised Entertainment Journey.

Tarot improv with Mitchell is fun, funny, and extremely informative. At StaarCon 2021 we learned just how well tarot improve works in the online environment. Join us!

On Thursday, February 5, 7 pm ET, Christiana Gaudet and Barrett Urmy will be brainstorming a Star Trek tarot deck. If you are a fan of any or all of the Star Trek series, join us for a fun discussion of how the archetypes of tarot show up in the Star Trek universe.

On Thursday, February 10th at 7 pm ET it’s Tarot Healing with Amie Mouser.   Join Amie for some healing exploration and community connection. Bring your cards and questions for support and encouragement as you move forward.

Other lounge events will get scheduled during StaarCon 2022, and some will happen quite spontaneously. These three events are pre-scheduled, so we have something to look forward to so we can keep the post-conference blues away.

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Logging in to Accelevents

Once you have your ticket to StaarCon, whether online or in person, you can log in to Accelevents. If you like, you can download the Accelevents app. This will be especially helpful for those who will be attending the conference in person.

You can also log in to Accelevents on a tablet, lap-top or desktop.

Accelevents has wonderful help files to give you any information you need. They even have a chat button where you can ask an Accelevents employee for help and direction.

Here is a great explanation of how to get started on Accelevents as a StaarCon attendee.

The more you familiarize yourself with Accelevents prior to StaarCon, the more you will enjoy it during the conference and AfterGlow.

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StaarCon Travel and Meals

If you are attending StaarCon in person, you will need to think about travel and meals.

It is easy to fly into Palm Beach International Airport and take an Uber or Lyft to the hotel, just ten minutes away.

Depending on where you are flying from, you might find it easier to land in Orlando or Fort Lauderdale and rent a car, or take a train to West Palm Beach, and Uber or Lyft from there.

If you are driving to StaarCon, you will find the DoubleTree Executive Meeting Center has plenty of safe and easy parking.

While at StaarCon, you have the option to get your lunches and your Saturday dinner with the StaarCon meal plan. The restaurant located within the DoubleTree is open only for breakfast, so the StaarCon lunches are a great way to save time and make sure you are ready for the afternoon sessions.

You must purchase your StaarCon meal tickets by January 10. Scroll to the end of the ticketing page to choose your meals.

If you have not yet reserved your hotel room at the DoubleTree, use the link below for your discount.

If you have any questions about your travel arrangements, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Kim Danbert on StaarCast

StaarCast is a podcast that is all about StaarCon! Each episode Christiana interviews StaarCon presenters to learn about who they are and what they do. Our most recent StaarCast episode features Kim Danbert. Kim is a very skilled tarot reader, and somewhat unusual in the way she bridges between her spiritual worlds. Listen to the episode to find out more.

You can watch the video on YouTube, or listen to StaarCast wherever you get your podcasts.

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StaarCon Social Networking

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.

Preparing for StaarCon

Preparing for StaarCon

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Preparing for StaarCon

StaarCon is now less than two months away! How can you prepare?

First, of course, make sure you have your ticket! You can attend in person in Palm Beach Gardens or online on Accelevents. Either way, you need to have a ticket. If you have questions about which ticket is right for you, please call or text me at 561-655-1160, or email me.

Once you have your ticket, download the Accelevents app into your Android or iPhone. Either on your computer or on the app, log in to Accelevents. The ticket you receive in your email will help you do this. You will want to do this whether you are attending online or in person.

Once on Accelevents, you can choose the classes you would like to attend and create a profile for yourself.

You can also join the StaarCon Community private group on Facebook and get to know some of your fellow conference attendees.

If you are attending in person, you will want to arrange your transportation, and get your hotel room using the StaarCon discount link.

You may also want to buy tickets for the StaarCon meal plan.

If you are coming in person and staying at the hotel, bring a bathing suit as Jenna Matlin is planning a pool party!

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Gratitude to Our StaarCon Sponsors

StaarCon sponsorships are available now! We are very grateful to the organizations who have already become our sponsors, including US Games, Inc., Weiser Books, Lady Lenormand, SoulTopia, Connect One Marketing, and Intuitive Key.

Sponsorships are available at a variety of affordable rates. Sponsors will have their banners visible in the Accelevents lobby throughout the conference and the AfterGlow.

If you would like to become a StaarCon sponsor, please email me.

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Our StaarCon Vendors

We are excited to have some wonderful vendors, both online and in person. There will be a few tarot and oracle designers joining us with their decks and accessories, including Ciro Marchetti and Lisa Hunt. SoulTopia is traveling all the way from Texas to bring you the best New Age merchandise available.

Do you have your copy of the Food Healing Deck yet? If not, no worries, you can pick up a copy at StaarCon!

Whether you join us in person on on-line, be prepared for fabulous shopping, as well as enlightening learning, and fantastic fellowship.

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What Will the Weather Be in Palm Beach Gardens in January?

If you are coming to StaarCon in person, you might be wondering about the weather. While January is typically the coldest month of the year in South Florida, the weather is usually sunny and temperate. Expect the average temperature to be around 74 degrees Fahrenheit, while the low may drop down to 60 degrees. Don’t worry, the pool at the DoubleTree is heated!

If you buy a StaarCon meal ticket, you will enjoy eating your gourmet meals in a tented pavilion poolside.

If you want to enjoy libations and divinations in the DoubleTree bar, you will be able to sit with your conference friends at the poolside patio.

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What Will StaarCon Online Be Like?

If you are attending StaarCon online, you might be wondering what the experience of online conferencing is. On Accelevents, the conference experience is not like a Zoom conference, or a conference held on social media.

When you attend StaarCon online, you can shop in the virtual exhibition hall. If you have a full conference ticket, you can pop in and out of the simultaneous classes, knowing you can watch the classes more carefully during the AfterGlow. You can meet with friends in the lounges and have one-on-one video chats with conference attendees on Accelevents.

You will also be able to interact with in person conference attendees. Whether the StaarCon presenter is in person or online, you will be able to use the chat function to ask questions.

A tarot conference is an immersive experience. Of course, there is something special about being with people in person, Yet, if that is not possible for you, StaarCon on Accelevents will be an exciting, informative, and immersive experience.

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StaarCon Social Networking

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

There are a few things to consider when choosing your StaarCon ticket. First, of course, is whether you will be attending in person in Palm Beach Gardens, or online only.

When you visit the ticketing site, you will see that we have one option that, at $50, is extremely affordable. This is the Three of Cups option, which gives you a General Admission ticket.

The General Admission ticket, whether online or in person, allows you access to the exhibitors. The General Admission ticket also allows you access to the Public Track of classes.

Here are some FAQs about the Public Track.

What is the Public Track?

The Public Track is our name for the track of classes that is accessible with the low-cost “Three of Cups” General Admission ticket. The General Admission ticket can be purchased for $50. The General Admission Ticket is also included, as a courtesy, with all the single-day tickets.

Which presenters are on the Public Track?

The schedule is subject to change without notice. As the schedule now stands, the following presenters are on the Public Track: Birgit Kiemes-Windmill (Horary Astrology), Amie Mouser (Healing with the Suit of Cups), Frank Kwiatkowski (The Beatles and Tarot), Ciro Marchetti (The Art of Visual Communication), Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (How We Create Spiritual Power Tools), Serena Fox (Tarot Movement and the Tarot Dance), Vicki Santell (Creating Ritual with Tarot), Michelle Barrie (Mediumship with Lenormand), Claire Lily (Tarot for Families), Lisa Hunt (Spirit Drawing), Amber Highland (Writing for The Cartomancer), Rose Robinson (Spreads and Spells with the Major Arcana).

Can I take classes that aren’t on the Public Track with the General Admission ($50) ticket?

No. To be able to choose your classes, and/or have access to all the classes, you need a higher ticket level.

Are there single day tickets available?

Yes. You can buy a ticket for the preconference intensive only, or only for Saturday and Sunday. As a courtesy, these tickets also include the General Admission ticket, so you will also have access to the Public Track classes on the days that are excluded from the single day ticket you purchased.

Please note: The General Admission ticket and Public track was available at StaarCon 2021 and 2022. This ticket level was discontinued at StaarCon 2023.

Sasha Graham and Christiana on StaarCast

StaarCon Headliner Sasha Graham on StaarCast

We are so excited that Sasha Graham is a headliner for StaarCon 2022.

Sasha Graham is an actor, a tarot author and teacher, and a tarot deck designer. In this episode of StaarCon we learn about her life journey, and all the ways in which tarot has become a part of it.

As a theatrical person born on Halloween, Sasha likes things that are spooky and mysterious. She finds power in creating moods, scenes, and atmospheres that feel magical.

We are looking forward to seeing her magic in action at StaarCon.

Watch the interview on YouTube.

Get the podcast from your favorite podcast catcher, like Google Podcast, Spotify, or Apple Podcast.

Learn more about Sasha Graham on her website. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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The Accelevents Conference Experience

If you are attending StaarCon online, you will take your classes, shop in the online exhibition hall, and meet your friends in the online lounges, all on Accelevents.

This year, there is an app for Android and iOS that will allow you to take the conference with you if you are on the go.

If you are attending StaarCon in person, you will use Accelevents to navigate the conference, choose your classes, and communicate with your in-person conference friends as well as your online conference friends.

Whether you are attending online or in person, you will use Accelevents for the thirty-day StaarCon AfterGlow.

Accelevents has a handy chat help deck to handle any of your questions about how to use the platform and get the most from StaarCon.

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The StaarCon AfterGlow

Whether you attend in person or online you will have access to recordings of all the classes included in your ticket for thirty days on the Accelevents platform.

If you have a full conference ticket, for example, you will be able to watch all the classes in all the tracks. Review the classes you loved and catch up on the classes you missed.

We will also have scheduled live events in the online lounges.

During the StaarCon AfterGlow you can continue to shop in the online exhibition hall and meet privately with your friends via video chat or in the lounges.

StaarCon is a three-day conference, but it is also a thirty-day learning experience.

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The StaarShine Scholarship Fund

Although the Public Track is a very affordable way to attend StaarCon, serious students want the full conference and the opportunity to experience the more than thirty presentations.

For students who cannot afford this ticket we have the StaarShine Scholarship Fund.

If you have a student or friend whom you would like to nominate for a scholarship, please reach out. Your donations to the fund allow worthy students to get the very best in tarot and divination education.

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Join us on Social Media

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.


Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Every tarot conference is fantastic; I’ve never been to a bad one.

Yet, right now, no one has ever before done what StaarCon is doing.

StaarCon will be a hybrid multi-track tarot conference.

We are using Accelevents, a conferencing platform that will allow online conference-goers an immersive and robust experience. In-person conference attendees can use the brand-new Accelevents app to navigate their conference experience.

In person attendees will enjoy the beauty and the grandeur of the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

All attendees, whether in person or online, will have access to the thirty-day StaarCon Afterglow on the Accelevents platform. This allows you to watch recorded classes, meet in spontaneous video chat sessions one-on-one or in groups, attend pre-scheduled video events, and shop the online exhibitor hall.

StaarCon begins January 21 and runs through January 23. The Afterglow begins as soon as the conference ends.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this groundbreaking and life-changing event!



StaarCon Headliners Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham

While the agenda is still in development, you can see what an outstanding array of speakers, topics, and activities StaarCon has to offer. We have headliners Sasha Graham and Rachel Pollack, and more than thirty artists, authors, and teachers who will be giving classes.

You can also familiarize yourself with the Accelevents platform and choose the classes you which to attend in person or watch live.

Remember that recordings of classes within your ticket level will be available to you for thirty days after the conferences ends.

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Get Your Tickets Now

Ticket prices range from $50 to $425, so there is a ticket for everyone! It is important to buy your ticket as quickly as possible, especially if you are planning to attend in person.

If you are attending in person, you also have the opportunity to participate in the StaarCon meal plan. Scroll to the bottom of the ticketing options to choose your meals.


Fred West and Christiana Gaudet on StaarCast

New Episode of StaarCast Now Available

Did you know that there is a podcast devoted entirely to the celebration of StaarCon? Join us almost every week in the lead-up to StaarCon and enjoy conversations between Christiana Gaudet and our fabulous StaarCon presenters.

You can subscribe to StaarCon wherever you get your podcasts, or watch them in video form on YouTube.

The most recent episode of StaarCast is “We are Oracles” with Fred West. At StaarCon, Fred will be presenting a deeper dive into tarot birth pairs. In his conversation with Christiana, they discover that they both began their tarot journey at around the same time, some thirty years ago.

What ensues is a thought-provoking conversation about the nature of tarot, and of divination.

Fred West has been a life-long student of Tarot since it literally fell into his lap in the early 80s.  Fred has 40 years of experience being a reader. He loves to share the wisdom he’s gained along the way.  Fred’s approach to being an Oracle is down-to-earth, fun, and action oriented. He’s a community leader behind Tarot Beyond Borders, providing a monthly social for fellow Oracles.

Catch this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, or wherever you catch your podcasts.

Follow Fred on Facebook and Instagram.


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Join us on Social Media

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.


See You in January!

See You in January!

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We are so excited that you are presenting and/or vending at StaarCon 2022. It is hard to believe that StaarCon will be here in just a few months. We are in the process of collecting ads and submissions for the StaarCon program with a bit of a tight deadline. Please read this short newsletter to find out ways that you can be included in our very first StaarCon program!

We are grateful to our volunteer editor, Serena Fox, for her talent, and her willingness to help us with this project.
I will be reaching out again shortly with more information to help you prepare for StaarCon 2022.

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Your Free Ad in the StaarCon 2021 Program

One perk we are happy to give you for being a presenter and/or vendor at StaarCon 2022 is a free color ad in our print and online program.

We would like to have your ad by December 1. Your ad must be horizontal, and its dimensions are (in inches)  3.6944 (width) x 2.2882 (height).  Please send your ad to Serena Fox ( If you need help designing your ad, reach out to Serena by email.

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Tickets, Meals and Hotel

Whether you are joining us in person or online, I will register you on the Accelevents platform. You will receive your vendor or presenter ticket in your email. If you are joining us in person, you may want to purchase meals as well.

Go to the StaarCon ticketing site to purchase meals from the Add-ons section.

When it is time to check out you will be asked to give your name and email. Use the email address at which you have received this message. If you have already logged in, this step will not be necessary.

If you have any trouble getting on to Accelevents or getting your meal tickets, email me, or give me a call or text at 561-655-1160.

If you have not yet reserved your hotel, use this link for the StaarCon discount!

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Share Something in Our Program!

Do you have a short article, poem, or piece of artwork you would like to share in our program? Since StaarCon focuses on the creativity of divination, we would love to feature your creativity!

Simply send your article, poem, story, or artwork to me,, by December First.

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StaarCon Sponsorships

Would you like to be a StaarCon sponsor? StaarCon sponsors receive a mention on our website, an ad in the print and online program, and a banner in the online lobby on Accelevents. You can sponsor StaarCon at one of three levels. The level you choose determines the size of your ad and banner. Sponsorship levels are large, $125, medium $100, or small $75.

If you would like to become a sponsor, or know someone who would, please email me at

Join Us at StaarCon 2022!

Join Us at StaarCon 2022!

Join us for StaarCon!

Just in case you haven’t heard, I am so excited to tell you that StaarCon 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. We will be in person at the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and online on Accelevents.

StaarCon 2022 will begin at 9:30 am Friday, January 21, with a preconference intensive taught by me, Christiana Gaudet. Our opening ceremony will be Friday at 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, January 22 and 23, will be full days of classes, workshops, and presentations, featuring more than thirty presenters. There will be a plated banquet dinner under a poolside pavilion Saturday evening for in-person participants.

Tickets are now available. You can see the StaarCon agenda and purchase the ticket that is right for you!

If you plan on attending in person, please get your ticket now, as in-person seating for StaarCon 2022 is limited.


StaarCon Headliners Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham

Meet Our Headliners

At StaarCon 2022 we will have over thirty presenters. Many are authors and artists whom you know, like Nancy Hendrickson, Gita Rash, Jenna Matlin, Jamie Sawyer, and others. Some are emerging talent that we are excited to share with you.

Our two headliners this year are Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham.

Rachel Pollack has been a guiding light in tarot since the 1980s. She is the creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot, and the author of more than seventeen books on tarot and spirituality. She is also a poet, and a science fiction author.

Sasha Graham is the creator of Dark Wood Tarot and the author of several books on tarot, including Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, and 365 Tarot Spells.

At StaarCon we are committed to bringing you the very highest level of wisdom and knowledge for your spiritual journey. We are thrilled that Rachel and Sasha, along with all the StaarCon 2022 presenters, will be helping us honor that commitment.

Welcome to Accelevents!

Our online StaarCon attendees will join us on the Accelevents platform. This is the conferencing platform we used for StaarCon 2021. Accelevents works best on Google Chrome.

Online attendees will be able to enjoy classes, presentations, and workshops from the comfort of their home. Online attendees will get to meet and interact with other online attendees, and with those who are attending in person.

In person attendees will use Accelevents to help them navigate the conference, choose their classes, and network with in person and online attendees.

All attendees, both in person and online, will enjoy the thirty day “Afterglow” on Accelevents.

For thirty days after the conference ends all ticket holders will be able to view all the recorded classes included with their ticket. There will also be scheduled online events in the Accelevents lounges during the Afterglow.

Our use of Accelevents makes StaarCon accessible to you from anywhere in the world, and gives added features and benefits to all StaarCon attendees.

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COVID Safety at StaarCon

We at StaarCon are partnering with the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center to ensure that we can offer an event where you will feel safe and secure. Of course, the option to attend StaarCon online offers you a completely COVID-safe experience.

If you choose to attend in person, here are the steps we are taking for your safety.

The meals we are serving will be outdoors. Meals will be plated rather than banquet-style.

Attendance will be limited (get your ticket early!).

The hotel bar opens onto a poolside patio where we can socialize outdoors.

These difficult times have been challenging for everyone, including our conference community at large. Now more than ever it seems important that we be able to gather, learn, and celebrate, at whatever level of physical proximately seems most appropriate to each of us.

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The DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

If you can join us in person, you will be impressed with our conference venue. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the pool and spa. There is an on-site restaurant and a bar that allows you to enjoy drinks poolside.

The DoubleTree is close to many Palm Beach County attractions, including beaches, golf courses, high-end fashion shopping, museums, and theaters. Within walking distance are restaurants and a grocery store.

When you purchase your StaarCon tickets you have the option to buy meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunches, and Saturday dinner. If you want to take advantage of the StaarCon meals, you must have your meal tickets by January 1.

The DoubleTree has reserved a block of guest rooms for us at a discount. You must reserve your room by December 1 to take advantage of that discount.

The closest airport to the DoubleTree is Palm Beach International. You will need to arrange ground transportation for the ten-minute ride to Palm Beach Gardens.

The DoubleTree staff is ready to help make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.