Casting Charms for Divination
Presented by Mary Ellen Collins
Moderated by Frank Kwiatkowski
Casting charms is a unique way to work with the energy of divination. In this workshop you will learn how to create and work with your own oracle using sample kits of charms. Then we will combine the charm casting process with a tarot reading to give it depth and nuance.
This class will feature lots of hands-on practice exercises. Everyone who takes this class remarks about how much fun it is! One bonus of the class is that as a result of the practice exercise, participants receive a free mini-reading from one another so be sure to come to class with questions! Please note that if you are new to tarot there are decks that you can borrow.
Note: To prepare for this class, start saving items from your junk drawers, jewelry boxes, craft supplies, etc. You can use small charms, coins, tiny toys…anything that inspires your imagination! (Sample charm sets will be used in the class to give you an idea.)
Personalizing and Deepening Your Tarot Journal
Presented by Diane Wilkes
Most tarot teachers urge their students to start a tarot journal, but some people often see it primarily as a beginner’s exercise. This mistaken mentality ignores how versatile the tarot journaling process is, and how helpful it can be when you recognize and implement all the potential ways it can be utilized. In this class, we will cover the many ways you can customize your tarot journal to reflect who you are and what you want, as well as a guided journaling experience for profound self-exploration.
How to Craft Amazing Three-Card Readings
Presented by Jenna Matlin
Do you find that 3 card spreads are not enough for readings? Or, do you find that traditional three card spreads are too confining? Don’t worry, I got you! Suitable for all levels, this workshop teaches you how to level up your 3 card reading skills with 12 interlocking approaches that create a full and complete session, no clarifying cards needed! Learn how to sweep over your cards back-and-forth while creating layers of meaning, enabling you to wring every bit of information available. By the end of this hands-on workshop, you will have access to powerful tools that facilitate your ability to glean in-depth information from just a few cards. And, you will be able to use these techniques in your larger spreads, too!
Going Deep – Incorporating Pendulums and Oracles into Ancestral Work
Presented by Nancy Hendrickson
Moderated by Christiana Gaudet
Whether you’ve delved into Ancestral Tarot or not, you’re invited to learn exactly how to incorporate pendulums and oracle decks into your ancestral readings. Discover how a pendulum can place an ancestor in a time and place, and how an oracle can be used as a clarifier, a personality descriptor, or can even tell an in-depth story that goes beyond what Tarot can reveal.
Bring a Tarot deck, a pendulum, and at least one Oracle deck of your choice. Hint: The decks you choose make a difference. Choose wisely.
Engaging the Runes: Establishing a Connection for a Vibrant Relationship
Presented by John Hijatt
So you wanna meet the runes? How can you get to know the runes and integrate them into your practice? This workshop will introduce you to the runes. We’ll learn a little about their background, the importance of Germanic mythology, and ways they reveal themselves to us today as we work with them for magic, divination, and esoteric practice.
Interpret Your Dreams Using Tarot
Presented by Brenda Elizabeth
Moderated by Mitchell Osborn
Use Tarot and your intuition to gain insight into your dreams. Learn fascinating and easy methods to interpret your dreams and understand the deeper meaning of signs and symbols in your dreams.
Ogham Divination: A Connection with Trees as Spiritual Teachers
Presented by Beverly Frable
Moderated by Rosemary Harrington
Join me as I present an overview of Ogham, a Celtic alphabet dating back to the 700 ? 500 BCE! Learn why many believe that this alphabet was actually used as one of the earliest known divination systems. We’ll also be discussing the Celt’s belief that each Ogham had an association with a specific tree and the unique mystical energies of each of those trees.
Incorporating Magickal and Spiritual Traditions into Tarot Reading
Presented by Kristen Barnes
Until in the hands of a skilled reader, tarot is merely 78 plastic-coated pictures. In order to give them depth and explore their overall accepted definitions in a way that is unique and meaningful each time, the reader must go beyond those definitions. One way is by incorporating magickal and spiritual practices. In this segment, Kamille will explore why this is beneficial to both reader and client and demonstrate how to do just that in order to prepare for and give a 30 min reading.
Who is Tarot to You, or You to Tarot?
Presented by Rachel Pollack
Moderated by Amie Emberharte & Judika Illes
In this presentation we will be exploring our relationship to the cards, and what we do with them. We’ll use the cards to look at the different ways we can experience the deck itself, and we’ll be doing a live reading with someone from the con on that person’s relationship with the tarot, treating the Tarot–and the relationship–as actual people.
Court Cards and Kingdoms
Presented by Kim Danbert
Camelot Meets Tarot in this role-playing game, where the Tarot Court Cards become animated in a problem-solving scenario. This process helps one to see the court cards (and many of the Major Arcana cards) as living works of divination. Anyone can take this workshop. You do not have to have a working knowledge of the interpretations of tarot or be a tarot reader. This class is fun for all levels of tarot expertise from novice to professional reader!
2022 VI The Lovers – Embracing a Year of Love and Healing
Presented by Katrina Wynne, M. A.
Welcome to 2022!! So glad we made it this far. 2022 as a number exudes balance and beauty, and numerologically is represented by Major Key VI The Lovers. Please join this sensational exploration of the significance of the Lovers Tarot card with its many messages and meanings that will lead us to embrace the love that surrounds us as well as the experience within you. From the depth of Shadow Work to the sacred marriage with the Beloved, this image exemplar reminds us of our wholeness, which in itself is our path to healing. What a wonderful way to prepare for the amazing opportunities appearing in 2022! Bring more than one Tarot deck and pull out V The Hierophant, VI The Lovers, VII The Chariot, and XV The Devil. You’ll enjoy the PowerPoint presentation with many versions of the Lovers card from Katrina’s extensive collection. All levels of Tarot experience are welcome!
Tarot Theater with David Victor and the StaarCon Players
Presented by David Victor
In-person and online attendees will join together to watch a video produced by our very own StaarCon players featuring Kate Mura. What happens when we use tarot to write short plays, and write short plays about tarot? We will find out!
Horary Astrology: A Sneak Peek at a Divination Technique
Presented by Birgit Kiemes-Windmill
Horary Astrology is quite different from Natal Astrology. It can answer our everyday questions in a surprisingly straightforward manner. Whether it is about a lost key we need to find, whether we will get our dream job, or how things will develop in our personal relationship. Horary Astrology can answer these questions and the biggest plus is the accurate timing.
Healing with the Suit of Cups
Presented by Amie Emberharte
We humans all experience times when some part of us comes unraveled. Our minds, our hearts, our bodies, our relationships, and so many more aspects weave together creating our unique Self. Life happens. Change rolls us around. In the process, we may find ourselves in need of healing. Tarot provides not only clues but actual roadmaps for us to folloJoin Amie Mouser for this experiential session at StaarCon. You only need to bring yourself. Amie will walk you through a healing roadmap in the Suit of Cups where you may discover some direction and insight for your way forward. She will then lead you through a gentle guided meditation designed to connect you with the miraculous healer within you and remind you just how powerful you are.
The Beatles & Tarot: A Fab Combination!
Presented by Frank Kwiatkowski
The Beatles are the greatest rock band of all time! Their infectious charisma and otherworldly talent made them one of the great cultural forces of the 1960s, and their legendary status grows with each passing year. Yeah, yeah, yeah! The music of the Beatles has a lot in common with tarot. Each is magical, mystical, and fun. Each has the power to open our minds and hearts to new dimensions and possibilities. And by engaging with each of them, we gain more of what lies at their core: LOVE. Attendees of this magical mystery workshop will learn more about the connections between tarot and the Beatles while gaining a new appreciation of each. The program will explore how each member of the Fab Four represents one of the four classical elements; how each of the Beatles’ songs corresponds to a different tarot card, and how to identify tarot-related themes in your favorite music, even if it isn’t the Beatles! Please join us: A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
A Spiritual Journey: How We Create Spiritual Power Tools
Presented by Monte Farber & Amy Zerner
Best-selling author, Monte Farber, and his NEA award-winning artist wife, Amy Zerner, are the world’s foremost creators of personal inner-guidance systems, including Karma Cards, The Enchanted Tarot, The Creativity Oracle, The Psychic Circle, and their new Wild Goddess Oracle. They call their divination kits and self-help systems their “spiritual power tools.”
In this fun-filled visual workshop, Amy and Monte will share their inspirations and process, as well as secrets of their artistic and business lives and legendary relationship, and how they tap into psychic intuition, astrology and oracles for answers, guidance and assistance on their creative journey.
Tarot Movement and The Tarot Dance
Presented by Serena Fox
‘An exercise in invocation and spell-casting Learn to use the cards to not only answer a question, but also to invoke, summon, direct and inspire! Tarot and oracle cards are effective companions in readings, but also powerful allies in spell-casting. How can we use the cards to spell cast? In this hour-long offering, we will learn to amplify intention and vision by introducing and exercising Tarot Movement and the Tarot Dance. The art of Tarot Movement (or Tarot Dancing) is a deep; spiritual; connected; empowered and empowering practice-A silent, organic, channeled rhythm. We use the cards to interpret a reading-deeply consider and identify areas we’d like to emphasize or suppress and engage the talisman’s (cards, magical herbal energies and crystal qualities, among other things) to support desired outcome. Tarot interpretation is coupled with authentic, intuitive relationship, channeling, and the application of effective correspondences. You’ll download several PDFs prior to class including a comprehensive list of magical herbs; a concise list of common crystals and associated properties; a detailed explanation of specific tarot cards; and images of four sample readings (career, relationship, release, and invocation).
“It’s said that the shuffling of the cards is the earth, and the pattering of the cards is the rain, and the beating of the cards is the wind, and the pointing of the cards is the fire. That’s of the four suits. But the Greater Trumps, it’s said, are the meaning of all process and the measure of the everlasting dance.”