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.

Reading with the Sacred Mysteries Chakra Card Deck

Presented by Victor Daniels

​If you’re a Tarot reader, you can probably do chakra readings with the Sacred Mysteries Chakra Oracle deck. These beautiful cards, illustrated by a world-class artist in the Indian classical tradition, are accompanied by a deeply insightful book that provides an orientation to each chakra and offers thoughts, feelings, physical connections, and awareness and spiritual insights for each card. “I was a little uneasy doing a chakra reading since all I’ve ever read is tarot cards,” said one person after giving her first chakra reading, “but the stunning imagery and card titles, and the outstanding book that comes with the deck, allowed me to slide right into them.” The book’s wealth of insights can even inform your readings with Tarot cards.

This presentation describes the chakra essentials in ways that draw from the spiritual traditions of India and a from contemporary Western psychology.