Digging Up the Royals: Part 1

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson

Dive deep into Tarot’s Court Cards during this three-hour intensive. We’ll be doing interactive exercises, working with the Ancestors or the Beloved Dead, teaming up in break-out rooms, and divining the future using only the sixteen Tarot Courts. Bring as many tarot and oracle decks as you’d like, along with your pendulum. Be prepared to dig deep, get a little dirty, and have a lot of fun.

This is part 1 of a 4 part intensive session.

Digging Up the Royals: Part 2

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson

Moderated by Christiana Gaudet

Dive deep into Tarot’s Court Cards during this three-hour intensive. We’ll be doing interactive exercises, working with the Ancestors or the Beloved Dead, teaming up in break-out rooms, and divining the future using only the sixteen Tarot Courts. Bring as many tarot and oracle decks as you’d like, along with your pendulum. Be prepared to dig deep, get a little dirty, and have a lot of fun.

This is part 2 of a 4 part intensive session.

Digging Up the Royals: Part 3

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson

Moderated by Christiana Gaudet

Dive deep into Tarot’s Court Cards during this three-hour intensive. We’ll be doing interactive exercises, working with the Ancestors or the Beloved Dead, teaming up in break-out rooms, and divining the future using only the sixteen Tarot Courts. Bring as many tarot and oracle decks as you’d like, along with your pendulum. Be prepared to dig deep, get a little dirty, and have a lot of fun.

This is part 3 of a 4 part intensive session.

Digging Up the Royals: Part 4

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson

Moderated by Christiana Gaudet

Dive deep into Tarot’s Court Cards during this three-hour intensive. We’ll be doing interactive exercises, working with the Ancestors or the Beloved Dead, teaming up in break-out rooms, and divining the future using only the sixteen Tarot Courts. Bring as many tarot and oracle decks as you’d like, along with your pendulum. Be prepared to dig deep, get a little dirty, and have a lot of fun.

This is part 4 of a 4 part intensive session.

It Takes Three to Tango Part 1

Presented by Ciro Marchetti

​For centuries the tool of tarot has been delivered via cards with printed imagery, each containing scenes, characters, patterns, and symbols to serve as visual devices to communicate their meaning. But their true potential is realized when those images are transformed in the mind of each individual reader. This symbiotic duet between designer and reader is what provides the real magic and infinite possibilities. But now there is a third participant to the dance.

Session 1. I will use various cards to demonstrate the creative balance between established traditional representations and personal directions, in order to achieve new imagery that embraces more contemporary social values and circumstances.

It Takes Three to Tango Part 2

Presented by Ciro Marchetti

For centuries the tool of tarot has been delivered via cards with printed imagery, each containing scenes, characters, patterns, and symbols to serve as visual devices to communicate their meaning. But their true potential is realized when those images are transformed in the mind of each individual reader. This symbiotic duet between designer and reader is what provides the real magic and infinite possibilities. But now there is a third participant to the dance.

Session 2. I will also be showing segments from various animation projects that incorporate brief additional dimensions of time to what were previously static printed images of frozen instances. The purpose of these segments is for relaxation, meditative preparations for a reading, and also for general reference to various tarot associations.

It Takes Three to Tango Part 3

Presented by Ciro Marchetti

​For centuries the tool of tarot has been delivered via cards with printed imagery, each containing scenes, characters, patterns, and symbols to serve as visual devices to communicate their meaning. But their true potential is realized when those images are transformed in the mind of each individual reader. This symbiotic duet between designer and reader is what provides the real magic and infinite possibilities. But now there is a third participant to the dance.

Session 3. The introduction of a new dance partner in the form of AI, artificial intelligence. AI will, like it or not, have a profound effect on the creative and production process, commercial repercussions, and no doubt also raise some interesting discussions within the community regarding the spiritual considerations of using such decks.

To better understand the significance, I will demonstrate the basic process behind the production of such imagery and be giving away to the in-person attendees sample signed prints of what may well be the very first samples of what will be an interesting, questionable, but inevitable future.

We will end with an open discussion regarding AI, where we can share our views, enthusiasm, or concerns, regarding its significance.

Oracular Intentions Sound Bath Meditation with Jenny Stafford

Presented by Jenny Stafford

This deeply relaxing and centering experience blends divination with a meditative sound journey, a unique opportunity to come together to explore and manifest clear intentions for our experience at StaarCon 2023!

The session unfolds as Jenny guides you through a simple introspective Major Arcana pull and symbol meditation technique before you surrender to invisible waves of gentle sound from Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, and other healing instruments.

*Please bring a Tarot Major Arcana deck (or alternate oracle that you are already familiar with) and, if possible, a yoga mat or beach towel and a sweater + socks or blanket to ensure maximum comfort while reclined during your sound bath experience. If you are not physically comfortable resting on the floor for the sound bath, chairs will also be available.

Create Healing with the Major Arcana Part 1

Presented by Amie Emberharte

Use the tools of tarot, magic, meditation, and art to activate powerful healing. During this hands-and hearts-on immersive workshop intensive we will uncover the transformative power within each of tarot’s Major Arcana cards. We’ll explore creative ways to proactively embrace healing for the Self, others, and beyond. This eclectic and holistic experience is designed to set greater wellness into motion and provides insights and practices for the ever-growing toolbox of beginner and advanced practitioners.

Art supplies provided for on-site participants.

Please bring:

The Major Arcana cards from two tarot decks

Note taking items

A cushion or blanket for your meditation comfort if possible.

Virtual participants:

A quiet, private space is optimal as there will be guided meditation time.

Please have handy:

A large piece of blank paper

Markers, pencils, crayons, or other colorful writing tool (digital art is an option too)

Glue and collaging materials of your choice–this is good use for any damaged or missing-cards tarot deck.

Create Healing with the Major Arcana Part 2

Presented by Amie Emberharte

Use the tools of tarot, magic, meditation, and art to activate powerful healing. During this hands-and hearts-on immersive workshop intensive we will uncover the transformative power within each of tarot’s Major Arcana cards. We’ll explore creative ways to proactively embrace healing for the Self, others, and beyond. This eclectic and holistic experience is designed to set greater wellness into motion and provides insights and practices for the ever-growing toolbox of beginner and advanced practitioners.

Art supplies provided for on-site participants.

Please bring:

The Major Arcana cards from two tarot decks

Note taking items

A cushion or blanket for your meditation comfort if possible.

Virtual participants:

A quiet, private space is optimal as there will be guided meditation time.

Please have handy:

A large piece of blank paper

Markers, pencils, crayons, or other colorful writing tool (digital art is an option too)

Glue and collaging materials of your choice–this is good use for any damaged or missing-cards tarot deck.

Create Healing with the Major Arcana Part 3

Presented by Amie Emberharte

Use the tools of tarot, magic, meditation, and art to activate powerful healing. During this hands-and hearts-on immersive workshop intensive we will uncover the transformative power within each of tarot’s Major Arcana cards. We’ll explore creative ways to proactively embrace healing for the Self, others, and beyond. This eclectic and holistic experience is designed to set greater wellness into motion and provides insights and practices for the ever-growing toolbox of beginner and advanced practitioners.

Art supplies provided for on-site participants.

Please bring:

The Major Arcana cards from two tarot decks

Note taking items

A cushion or blanket for your meditation comfort if possible.

Virtual participants:

A quiet, private space is optimal as there will be guided meditation time.

Please have handy:

A large piece of blank paper

Markers, pencils, crayons, or other colorful writing tool (digital art is an option too)

Glue and collaging materials of your choice–this is good use for any damaged or missing-cards tarot deck.

Sympathetic Magic and the ‘Hard’ Cards or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tower!

Presented by T. Susan Chang

As experienced and evolved tarot readers, we know that no card is truly “good” or “bad,” right? And yet we still might flinch a bit when we draw the Tower or the 10 of Swords or the 5 of Pentacles for ourselves or a client. How can we confront these fears and embrace the gifts of these and other challenging cards? In this presentation, we’ll discuss how to meet these cards on their own territory through observation and tracking; and—more importantly—how to work with them magically and invite them to co-exist with us in constructive ways.

I Was, I Am, I Will Be– Past Lives, Destiny, & the Tarot Part 1

Presented by Sheilaa Hite

Headliner Sheilaa Hite will explore using the tarot to examine past lives, clarify present lives, and forecast future lives. In this presentation, you’ll learn what to look out for and how to interpret the various combinations, cards, and spreads that inform, clarify, and forecast the arc of a person’s journey through many lifetimes, thus allowing them to more adeptly direct their destiny.

This is part 1 of a 2 part presentation.

I Was, I Am, I Will Be– Past Lives, Destiny, & the Tarot Part 2

Presented by Sheilaa Hite

Headliner Sheilaa Hite will explore using the tarot to examine past lives, clarify present lives, and forecast future lives. In this presentation, you’ll learn what to look out for and how to interpret the various combinations, cards, and spreads that inform, clarify, and forecast the arc of a person’s journey through many lifetimes, thus allowing them to more adeptly direct their destiny.

This is part 2 of a 2 part presentation.

Saturday Psychic Sampler Live

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

Bring your questions, Christiana will supply the answers! Enjoy a fast-paced, fun-filled psychic gallery session with Christiana Gaudet. As ‘Your Tarot Fairy Godmother’, Christiana spends time most Saturday afternoons answering the specific questions of her YouTube channel viewers. At StaarCon, you can enjoy Christiana’s special brand of psychic tarot wisdom as she reads for you and your conference friends, in person and online.

Tarot as Entertainment: Parties, Live Events, & Working with Agents

Presented by Amy Forman

Most people believe that a career as a tarot reader looks like a full calendar of private one-on-one readings with some online content to educate seekers and drive business traffic.

This is a fantastic way to set up shop but listen up! Professional tarot readers can significantly increase their earning potential by offering tarot parties and live-event services. This requires an additional set of skills in your tarot toolbox.

Join Amy Forman for this information-packed workshop. Amy, a master of the live events world, will be sharing her insights and top tips.

You will learn how to communicate with agents and clients to get more bookings. You will learn to advocate for your comforts and preferences on the job.

Amy will also cover topics such as costuming, themed events, payment and fees, and the differences between party readings and hour-long in-depth sessions.

Perhaps most importantly, you will learn the energy work needed for sustaining longer events, rapidly shifting from one person to the next, and protecting yourself from or recovering from psychic burnout.

New Year Mantra Managed

Presented by Kristine Gorman

This ever-evolving workshop gathers new pixie dust with each group that embraces it & it’s the New Year!! 

As the creatrix of this live action held space-it changes every time. I use my tarot cards and my own intuition to create the focus and the questions for each group.It is a workshop divined for you to divine the messages tucked under the surface and around the corner…in a very surprising way. All levels welcome. All you need is the willingness to be open to your own magical abilities-this can be the very thing you need to see, hear, feel, something you do not already know! Fabulous! 

Don’t Fear the Retrograde

Presented by Marion Kirk

Moderated by Christiana Gaudet

With the surge in popularity of Astrology in recent years, one word arguably more than any other has gained infamy and that is “Retrograde”. We could blame trickster planet Mercury for the fear around this astro phenomenon.

In this presentation Marion will explain how planetary retrogrades are, despite the “bad press”, actually an excellent time that should be embraced as an opportunity for personal introspection and growth.

Chart your Course for the Aquarian Season

Presented by Peter Coe

The sun will enter the zodiac sign of Aquarius on January 21, during StaarCon.  In this workshop you will learn the mythology associated with the Sign of Aquarius.

Then you will perform an original tarot/oracle spread using a six-card layout corresponding to the star pattern of the Aquarius constellation. As you perform this spread you will discover the hopes, wishes, passions, challenges, setbacks, and outcomes you may encounter during this Aquarian season and beyond.

This workshop will give you practice performing and interpreting a positioned tarot spread. You will also learn about the nature of Aquarius. You will gather the information you need to make the most of this special season.

Natal Astrology combined with Horary Astrology

Presented by Birgit Kiemes-Windmill

Natal Astrology gives us information about our self, our strengths, and skills. It helps us in vocational questions, to find the right path out of a crisis.

Horary Astrology gives us more detailed information, which job offer to take, when will we find prince charming, when to have a party.

Birgit will guide you through a chart where the techniques work hand in hand and give us priceless information.

Lenormand Meet & Greet Workshop

Presented by Michelle Barrie

Come make new friends in this fun and enlightening workshop while you learn to do a reading using the Lenormand divination system.  Imagine asking your cards. “Tell me something about my new friend,” and being able to look at your spread and have the cards provide information you could not have known.

The Lenormand system is known for its incredible accuracy, on-point descriptive abilities, clarity, and simplicity. It can literally describe your personality, tell us what you do for work, describe your state of mind and health and more.

If you are joining us in person and do not have a deck, no worries, we will have extras to lend you.

A Lenormand interpretation cheat sheet will be provided for all attendees, both in person and online.

Introduction to the Tarot of the Greek Magical Papyri

Presented by Jason Augustus Newcomb

Jason Augustus Newcomb, the designer of the Greek Magical Papyri (PGM for short) Tarot will discuss practical uses for this amazing deck. The art is based on ancient Greek pottery, late antiquity magical gems and the talismans of the PGM. It is very much a “magical” Tarot with more than 40 talismans from the PGM incorporated into the deck. Unlike most modern Tarot creations it is not really oriented around Qabalah or the Rider-Waite model, but is instead much more directly related to Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy and a chthonic magical journey. In this class I will teach several spells that can be conducted using the cards of the PGM Tarot that incorporate ancient spells and modern techniques, as well as his visionary tools for connecting with the spirits represented in the deck.

Mapping the Tarot

Presented by Arwen Lynch-Poe

Join Arwen for an interactive session with your deck. Sometimes you get a card as the final answer that makes no sense. By mapping the card, you will find a way to dive just a little deeper into the card. Haven’t you ever wanted to just fling your hands up crying, “I don’t know what this means?” Well, beginning readers to experienced ones have all been there. It’s a universal truth that everyone hits a brick wall sometimes. It’s like writer’s block, but Tarot. So make sure you come ready to learn a new way of getting more out of your cards. Bring your deck, your notebook, your pen, and your open mind.

Revealing the Secret Structure of Tarot for Personal Revelation

Presented by Mark Horn

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn recreated the tarot deck as a Kabbalistic tool to seek Divine connection through a practice of deep self-examination. The Waite-Smith deck was specifically designed for each card to correspond with teachings encoded on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. However, they never taught (at least publicly) how to use the tarot in a Kabbalistic ritual to connect with the Divine within.

This workshop will introduce you practical Kabbalah—which means you’ll learn key concepts that you will be able to use daily, without any complicated, abstract, or abstruse philosophy. You’ll learn how the structure of the deck and the meanings of each card are rooted in the meanings of their positions on the Tree of Life. And you’ll learn the basics of a traditional Kabbalistic ritual—the practice of Counting the Omer—so you can forge your own personal connection to the Divine and so you can enrich your tarot readings with greater spiritual depth.

The Forest and the Tree: Enhance your Tarot Readings by Observing Patterns, Presence and Absence

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

The cards on your table show an intricate landscape of the situation that your querent is going through. Get past rigid, card-by-card interpretations to unveil the richness of detail and meaning hidden in the patterns of your draw. In this class, you will learn tips and techniques to see the full picture and add layers of meaning to your readings, threading the cards together to form round and sound predictions that your querents can relate to.

Principles and Ethics in Professional Tarot Reading

Presented by Jason Augustus Newcomb

Jason Augustus Newcomb has been reading Tarot professionally in a wide variety of settings for over thirty years. In this lecture and discussion, he will share a wealth of advice on the practicalities of developing your Tarot business, as well as how to offer consultations that uplift your clients even if there are signs of trouble on the horizon (The Tower, The Nine of Swords etc.).

Having worked in the industry most of his life he has had the frequent experience of a new client coming to him after having been belittled, terrified or emotionally scarred by the careless statements of another reader. He is going to share a few simple “dos and don’ts” that will help your serve your clients so you can be be the best reader possiblefrom a client-centered perspective.

Evergreen Content Strategy for Tarot Readers and Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Presented by Sue Ellis-Saller

​Tarot readers and spiritual entrepreneurs often feel stuck or overwhelmed by the thought of creating a content and marketing plan. We’re luckier than many niches, though, because the work we do is exciting, interesting, and easy to use for evergreen content strategies.

This presentation will help tarot readers understand how to create and share content that is not only timeless, but also attracts a larger audience AND leads to more sales.