Paper and Spirit

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

In this first hour, we will explore the ways we connect with our cards, and the ways we bring intuition and spiritual guidance into our tarot practice. We will explore the dedication of new tarot decks, and the special relationships we develop with individual cards, decks, and with tarot itself. We will learn the practice of invocation which invites Spirit into each tarot session.

Archetypes and Identities

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

In the second morning session, we will explore our personal connections with individual cards. We will learn how people appear in the cards for our clients, and how we help our clients understand themselves and those around them in a new way. Understanding what a card means in a reading is a different matter entirely from understanding classic interpretations, especially when cards speak of individuals and their behaviors.

Practical Applications

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

Part of the magic of tarot is finding truth in divination. In this session we will apply the ideas and techniques we learned in our morning sessions. We will divine for ourselves and each other using short-format divination exercises. What we learn about tarot and about ourselves in this session will be enlightening and transformative.

Tarot Mediumship

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

Mediumship is magic. How do we allow our loved ones in spirit to speak through the cards? In this hour we will learn techniques for using tarot as a tool of mediumship. Our ancestors, angels, guides, and guardians are always with us. Tarot can give them voice.

Panel Discussion: When Tarot Meanings Change, or Do They? Reading Non-RWS Tarot

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson

If you think a Tarot card’s meaning doesn’t change between a traditional Rider-Waite-Smith and a deck like the inkblot inspired Hidden Waters, you’ll want to join in this fascinating panel discussion. We’ll be looking at a variety of decks and seeing who on the Panel reads RWS regardless of deck and who reads based on the imagery. You can vote in a poll at the beginning of the Panel and another at the end – let’s see which side of the debate wins the day.