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Diving into the Tarot Tableau: Read Cohesively in Every Context
Session 1: Understand the Tableau

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 9:00 am

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

In this session you will become acquainted with a dynamic reading style and be introduced to the Nine Card Tableau. You will be familiarized with the different interpretative layers and see examples of how to gather information from the spread. At the end of this session, you will practice with a reading for yourself.

Diving into the Tarot Tableau: Read Cohesively in Every Context
Session 2: Adapt the Tableau

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 10:00 am

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

Once that you are familiar with the spread, it’s time to adapt it to your reading needs! You will learn how to glean advice and prediction from the cards, and how to adapt the layout that you know to fit the specifics of your question. You will learn the keys of timing with this reading system and practice reading for a partner.

Diving into the Tarot Tableau: Read Cohesively in Every Context
Session 3: Extend the Tableau

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 11:00 am

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

Meet the Nine Card Tableau’s big sister: The 5×5 Tableau. Learn to tackle a large spread with ease and incorporate new techniques to go deeper in your interpretations and aim for longer periods of time in your readings. In this session, you will practice reading a 5×5 in groups and have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned and ask questions.

For this session you will need a tarot deck (I advise bringing a mini-deck if you have one, so you can comfortably lay the 5×5 Tableau). You will be given a handout, but you can bring material to take notes if you wish.

Crystal Breath Movement

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 5:30 pm

Presented by Mercedes Vasquez

Are you ready for some self-care, self-love, and self-healing?

The Crystal Breath Movement w/Caliente is a workshop that will take you through a combination of movements that will help express and release any pent-up or unexplored emotions, followed by a unique breathwork technique that will awaken and deepen your awareness and love within and culminating with a healing crystal meditation that will leave you feeling grounded and rejuvenated.

Come with an open mind and an open heart!

Please make sure to bring water, make sure to wear comfy clothes to move in, (no shoes or sneakers required), and if you have any, bring your crystals.

Oracular Intentions Sound Bath Meditation

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 6:45 pm

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.

Step Into the Circle: Tarot Movement and Magic

StaarCon 2024: Friday, January 19, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 8:15 pm

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

This special StaarCon event is open to everyone. The session will begin immediately after our Opening Ceremony.

Christiana will lead us in a hands-and-feet-on exploration of the tarot images as energetic partners in our journey through life. Bring drums, clapping hands, stomping feet, singing voices, and a desire to make magic for the weekend and for your life.

Past Life Regression & Visit to the Interlife

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 9:15 am

Presented by Michelle Barrie

Join Michelle Barrie as she takes you on a transformative exploration through a Past Life Regression and Interlife experience, delving into the depths of your soul’s history.   Michelle will guide you on a journey through the Hallway of Mirrors to meet the many versions of you, and then you’ll visit the Interlife, where your Soul goes between lives. This immersive journey is designed to help you uncover the profound connections and patterns influencing your present life.  Gain insights into issues, unexplained fears, and attractions to help bring clarity, understanding, and healing to your current life.

Holistic Healing, Complimentary Alternative Modalities and Wellness

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 9:30 am

Presented by Dr. Barbara Ann Wilmes

Feeling blocked? You may need to unblock and redirect your energy flow!

Learn about the Universal energy field, the human energy field and how holistic interventions can balance body (physiological), mind (psychological) and spirit (metaphysical/spiritual) to correct the flow of energy, facilitate healing and achieve improved health.

An Open Channel: How Actor Warm-Ups Can Improve Your Readings

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 11:00 am

Presented by Kate Mura

Can it take some time for you to really get into the flow of readings?

Do you sometimes find it challenging to let querent’s energies go and find them sticking to you? Especially after that session where you doubt what came through for whatever reasons.

This is a class for you!

My favorite acting warm-ups are also FANTASTIC for tarot readers. It never occurred to me that other diviners might not shake out, roll their spines, loosen their jaws, and warm up before and after sessions to release any lingering energies that aren’t yours or helpful for you. An open channel for speaking and singing is the same unencumbered pathway needed for giving clear readings. So today, we’ll explore an intersection of theater and tarot, the open channel of your spine. You’ll walk away with a deeper knowledge of your body and tools to come back into alignment, able to be an open channel.

Situational Divination, or What I Learned from Scott Cunningham

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 11:30 am

Presented by Christine Cunningham Ashworth

You’ve read the books. You do the work, and you’re confident in your divination abilities. But when you’re caught off-guard, and your usual references are out of reach, what do you do? Come learn how Christine Cunningham Ashworth took what she learned from her brother Scott, among others, and made it work – her way. Learn how to trust your studied knowledge and apply your skills when you’re on your own.

An Introduction to Ideas on Tarot Deck Themes and Design Ideas

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 11:45 am

Presented by Dame Darcy

In the current marketplace, how does one decide on a design theme for a tarot deck? 
What are some ideas to take into consideration? 

With so many people outside of the community trying to cash in on Tarot these days, how can an independently made tarot deck stand out in a sea of commercial corporate-made decks? 

What goes into a deck’s design,  and what are some of the characteristics, like paper weight, layout and special features that help to make it unique and different from other designs in the marketplace? 

Designers Pleasant and Dame Darcy discuss our journey in Tarot deck design and the things we considered and encountered when creating our series of highly popular Tarot decks. 

Dame Darcy Pleasant Publishing are design consultants who work with partners to realize your tarot deck vision. 

We are available to help you design & produce your tarot deck and books. 

Tarot Reversals – Are They Necessary?

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 12:15 pm

Presented by Catiara Marie

In this workshop, Catiara will teach you a few different methods of reading reversed cards.  She will explain her beliefs and philosophies surrounding reversed cards.

She will challenge you to look at the cards differently and teach you how to read both the upright and reversed meanings, sometimes at the same time, regardless of the position/orientation of the card.

Catiara will instruct and encourage you to develop and trust your intuition to interpret the cards accordingly.

Tarot Prescriptions: Esoteric Correspondences as Healing Metaphors

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 12:45 pm

Presented by T. Susan Chang

The tarot deck, taken as a whole, represents the individual and each card some parrt of us; the 9 of Swords our despair, the 3 of Pentacles our productivity, etc. etc.  The tarot deck is also alive with traditional correspondences – elements, numbers, zodiacal and planetary associations.  

For example, airy swords are the elemental opposite of earthy pentacles.  So… if the 9 of Swords is an airy card, can we counter it with its earthy opposite number, the 9 of Pentacles?  Can we find a remedy for despair in the solitary works of beauty found in the 9 of Pentacles?

In this presentation, we’ll explore how we can bring together these two modes of interpretation, the qualitative and the esoteric, to design our own magical formulas for self-transformation and become the physicians of our own souls.

How to Win at Life: Gamifying Spiritual Growth

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 1:00 pm

Presented by Dionne C. Monsanto

How to Win at Life: Gamifying Spiritual Growth” revolutionizes the perspective on work and play, challenging the belief that all four-letter words are negative. This interactive master class harmoniously integrates work and play in personal development. Breaking down the perceived opposition between “work” and “play,” the class invites participants to explore how both are crucial to spiritual growth.

Using the transformative “52 Weeks INjoy” decks as bridges between the serious and joyous aspects of life, the session redefines work as a journey of self-discovery and improvement. Similarly, play is presented not just as leisure but as a powerful tool for introspection and healing. Participants are encouraged to view their inner child as a guide, not a hindrance, using the deck as a conduit for playful self-exploration. Embrace the positive side of four-letter words, integrate work and play, and embark on a journey toward a more balanced, fulfilling life. Join us for an inspiring session that unlocks the potential for joy, growth, and a deeper connection with your higher self.

An Overview of Occult Influences in the Tarot

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 2:30 pm

Presented by Benebell Wen

This is a nuts and bolts foundational primer on the advent of occult tarot, who the key players were, and how esotericism popularized during 18th century France continues to influence occultism in tarot today. We’ll be covering the implications of esoteric teachings hidden in plain sight and the five key influences in occult tarot architecture: Hermeticism, Pythagorean mysticism, Hellenistic Astrology, Renaissance Alchemy, and the Kabbalah. We’ll then explore how these five influences converge through the lenses of Gnosticism, Rosicrucianism, and Freemasonry, lending themselves to the esoteric tarot designs of modern history.

Thematic Tarot: Spinning New Stories

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 4:30 pm

Presented by Stacey Williams-Ng

The tarot has been re-interpreted hundreds of times in order to provide new and increasingly unique ways for readers to connect with its imagery. In this presentation, award-winning card designer Stacey Williams-Ng walks us through her process in creating an entirely unique tarot, one that draws upon the stories embedded in American music to represent the arcana. How might a multi-card spread be even more specific (or even risk being a little off-base) when the images get re-imagined within tight themes?
This is going to be a fun and interactive presentation that not only pulls back the veil on the artist’s process but invites the readers in the audience to consider the ways that thematic tarot decks can provide eye-opening and fresh readings.

Cocktails With Arwen

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 5:00 pm

Presented by Arwen Lynch-Poe

Come join Arwen for cocktails! No, there will not be alcohol, but you are welcome to indulge later in the bar if you so choose.

Have you dreamt of writing that book? Maybe not the NGAN (Next Great American Novel), but the kind of story YOU want to read? Bring your cards, your notebook, and a pen (unless you possess an eidetic memory) to learn at least one new way of meeting your characters. If we have time, we will practice a second method. Regardless, you will have all the information on the handout.

One thing is certain. Characters are the blood of any story. If the reader doesn’t like the character, they will not finish the book. (Insert VOICE OF DOOOOOM!) Let Arwen show you how to create a character who will leap off the pages of your story. Even villains need backstory. This deceptively simple spread can be used for any character including that baker down the street from where your main character works.

Let’s Make a Gris-Gris Bag!

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 5:45 pm

Presented by Kristen Barnes

What are Gris-Gris Bags? How are they used? In fact, how is “Gris-Gris” even pronounced? Unveil the mysteries of this powerful spiritual amulet in a hands-on class with Mam’zelle Kamille. Join us to create your own Gris-Gris Bag while immersing yourself in the colorful history, traditional practices, and empowering personal blessings of this New Orleans spiritual staple.

Dancing with the Fae: Unveiling Legends and Weaving Magick

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 6:00 pm

Presented by Jen Sankey

Join me on this enchanting journey through the ages as we explore the captivating world of the Fae! We will delve into the rich tapestry of Fae legends and lore. I will offer practical insights on incorporating their magick into your daily practice.

Discover the essence of the Fae, learn effective ways to work with these playful beings, and uncover the secrets to fostering a harmonious relationship. I’ll share personal stories, and we’ll embark on a guided visualization to meet your fairy guide. We will also explore a mystical tarot spread to help define your Fae practice. Join me in this magickal adventure, where history meets everyday enchantment in the dance with the Fae.

Moon Magic: Using Astrology, Tarot, and Crystals to Manifest Your Heart’s Desires

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 6:15 pm

Presented by Karen Winkel

In this class, we’ll start with general concepts of manifesting, then move on to using the moon’s phases and astrological signs to generate power and focus toward your specific manifestations.  We’ll cover how to create a manifestation altar with tarot cards, crystals, candles, and symbolic tokens to further focus energy on creation of the desired outcome.  Practical examples of common manifestations will guide you in applying the information after class.  Come learn how to be a master manifester!

Bardic Circle

StaarCon 2024: Saturday, January 20, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 8:00 pm

Presented by Christine Leiser

Join your host, Christine Leiser, in the Bardic Circle. (Bring a drink from the bar if you like). Bring a story, poem, skit, game, song, or dance to share with the group. Don’t forget to bring your clapping hands, stomping feet, and singing voices. Come, be entertained, and entertain each other in reverence and mirth. Share your energy, and have a great time in the circle.

Reading Tarot in Layers

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 9:00 am

Presented by Mitchell Osborn

Join Mitchell, your ‘tarot coach,’ in this practical and fun workshop to improve your reading skills. You will break down your ‘reading senses,’ if you will, in layers, practice one layer at a time, and then reconstruct them. This practice can enhance any reader’s ability to give a more comprehensive, deeper, and thorough reading. Bring a tarot deck and something to log your notes and findings. And get ready to have fun.

Transform Yourself Inside and Out with Glam Magic

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 9:15 am

Presented by Teri Salomoni

Glam magic sheds your inhibitions and insecurities. Become the person you always desired you could be. 
I will teach you ceremonies and rituals that will transform you into a confident, sensual goddess. 
With potions and herbs, I will teach you how to attract others. With tarot, we can learn what is holding you back from the life you are capable of creating and how to live a life full of magic. 

Oracles, Vibrational Frequencies, and the Art of Manifesting

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 9:45 am

Presented by Hattie Parker & Nanette Saylor

In this interactive workshop, you will be guided to bring new insights to bear on the concept that we create our own reality. Nanette Saylor, Conscious Creativity Coach, and Hattie Parker, Astrologer/Numerologist/Aura Imaging Consultant, share their years of experience as they invite you to explore the nuanced challenges of figuring out to what extent we actually have free will. They approach this fascinating and sometimes confounding topic from differing and equally valid perspectives. You’ll participate in a guided visualization designed to help you gain greater personal awareness of your wishes, hopes, and dreams for 2024 and be introduced to the newly released VIBE 432 Energy Cards expressly designed to support the non-profit Vibration 432, Inc. that serves to offer healing to those experiencing depression. Using the cards, you will be guided in a practice of self-exploration that inspires uplifting states of being through the fulfillment of desired results.

Panel Discussion: Creativity, Magick, and Divination

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 10:15 am

Presented by Nancy Hendrickson, Stacey Williams-Ng, Erika Robinson & Larie Trenkelbach

Creation and magick are closely intertwined. A basic definition of magick is when it is performed to convey a specific desire and produce results using techniques that employ the supernatural, forces of nature, or a connection to Spirit. It’s essentially built on intention. Just as a writer, magician, witch, or spellcaster uses intention, focus, and rituals; the creative does the same in a form of ‘art’ magick. This magick speaks to our innate nature as makers and creatives. Creating is a powerful way to lead to discovery, creativity, healing, and spiritual connection.

Your panel facilitator is Nancy Hendrickson. Panelists include Stacey Williams-Ng, Erika Robinson, and Larie Trenkelbach.

The Petit Tableau: Expanded Spread

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 10:30 am

Presented by Michelle Barrie

Welcome to “The Petite Tableau: Expanded Spread,” a captivating Lenormand workshop that will help enhance your divination skills. This simple technique was born from the desire to unravel the mysteries of what lies ahead during a reading without having to shuffle and recast the cards.

Led by the seasoned expert Michelle Barrie, this workshop begins with a review of the foundational steps for interpreting the Petite Tableau in its conventional form, then delving into the possibilities of the future with the expanded technique. This spread creates an interesting “network” of repeated messages and connections and is a great way to receive clarity for the future.

Embrace the opportunity to enhance your Lenormand skills and witness the intricate threads that weave through the cards with “The Petite Tableau Expanded Spread.”

The Modern Fool: How Artificial Intelligence is Paving the Way for a New Era of Spiritual Awakening

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 10:45 am

Presented by Stephanie Cecchini

Once upon a time, in a town nearby, lived a group of tarot card readers who were renowned for their accuracy and intuition. They had practiced their craft for many years and were highly respected community members. One day, a new tarot reader arrived in town, bringing with her a cutting-edge A.I. system designed to enhance the reading experience. The system promised to provide more accurate and in-depth interpretations of the cards, and the town was abuzz with curiosity and excitement. But as the other tarot readers began to see the power of the A.I. system, they grew fearful. They worried that the quickly growing technology would replace the intuitive connection between reader and client and that the sacred traditions of tarot reading would be lost.

Would this fear become a self-fulfilling prophecy, leaving them obsolete in a rapidly changing world?

Attend this session to find out!  We will take a hard look at A.I. technology to identify how it may:

  • Enhance and augment human abilities rather than replace them.
  • Give you radically new methods to provide guidance to your querents.
  • Unlock surprising levels of efficiency in your tarot business.
  • Harness the power of social media to engage new tarot enthusiasts.
  • Achieve a better work-life balance for life-long spiritual awakenings.

Skeptical? This entire session description was written by A.I. in under 1 minute.

Si Habla Español – Learning how to divine with the La Baraja Española aka the Spanish Playing Cards

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 11:00 am

Presented by Ms. Angelique Luna

Cartomancy is a form of divination. Most think of traditional playing cards, tarot cards, Lenormand, and oracle cards. How about the La Baraja Española that has existed since the 15th century!

La Baraja Española is deeply embedded in Latin American culture and is commonly used by curanderos (Shamans) and brujos (Witches) in their practices.

I will be discussing the history of the cards, their meaning, and how they compare them to the other cartomancy divination.

Meet Your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 11:30 am

Presented by Connie Wong

Join us for the exciting opportunity to meet your Guardian Angel or Spirit Guide!

This is a relaxing, 45-minute Group Session based on Dolores Cannon’s teachings. Dolores Cannon is the Founder of Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT), which has helped thousands of people find their purpose in life and heal themselves mentally and physically through Past Life Regression and contacting their Higher Self. This class will give you a taste of the second portion of QHHT, which is to connect with one of your Angels or Spirit Guides and listen to any messages they may have for you!

Please drink water before and during class — hydration helps you connect better to your Higher Self. Please also have a notebook and pen.

This class is perfect for beginners and experienced individuals alike.

Famous Foursomes: A Celebration of the Elements!

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 11:45 am

Presented by Frank Kwiatkowski

The four classic elements are literally everywhere. Both the physical world of nature and the inner world of the psyche are comprised – at the essential level – of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that we would find the elements throughout popular culture as well!

Think about your favorite movies or television shows and you’re bound to recall some famous foursomes. Groups of four are a common trope in popular culture, and for good reason. Foursomes allow storytellers to craft believable characters, each based on one of the elements. The dynamics between these “elemental” personalities are often fascinating because we relate to them on a deeper, more primordial level.

Please join us for this celebration of the elements, where we’ll explore famous foursomes in popular culture. You’ll never look at the elements – or your favorite movies and television shows – the same way again!

Kabbalistic Tarot: The Five Worlds Reading

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 12:00 pm

Presented by Mark Horn

In the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, it is taught that the universe was created in 5 stages, or worlds. And that because Creation is an ongoing event, not only do we always have access to these different worlds—it’s our responsibility to participate in this ongoing Creation. These different worlds correspond to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and the teaching that everyone’s soul has five levels—and of course they also correspond in tarot’s four suits of the Minor Arcana plus the Major Arcana.

In this class, you’ll learn the Kabbalistic teachings on the 5 worlds, and how these teachings can be used with this tarot spread for either fast yet in-depth divination. This spread is designed to answer a question on multiple levels, from an action’s impact in the physical world to all the way up to how it affects your connection to the Divine.

Because the spread is just five cards, a reading can take as little as ten minutes, and this spread can be ideal for readings at parties and corporate events. With only five cards, you can answer Yes/No questions with nuance and insight beyond a simple Yes/No answer. In this class you’ll have time to practice working with this spread with several questions and partners.   

Celestial Synergy: Navigating Life’s Path with Astrology and Tarot Harmony

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 1:00 pm

Presented by Tikashi Denour Lacoste

Embark on a transformative journey with our unique class that seamlessly blends astrology and tarot, unlocking the cosmic mysteries of your life. 

Delve into the celestial tapestry of the influential astrological aspects shaping your destiny. Uncover the cosmic alignments at your birth, unraveling the significance of planets, houses, and zodiac signs. Then, witness the magic as these celestial insights seamlessly intertwine with the archetypal energy of tarot cards. Discover how each card mirrors and amplifies the astrological forces at play, providing profound revelations about your path, purpose, and potential. 

Elevate your understanding of self with this illuminating fusion of astrology and tarot.

Tarot: Hope for Broken Hearts

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 1:15 pm

Presented by Christiana Gaudet

We all know that many tarot consultations are about romantic relationships.  Very often, what the cards show us about those relationships is not a pretty picture.

If you are a beginner at tarot reading you might find it hard to give bad news. If you have been reading tarot for a while you surely know that the querent already knows (or strongly suspects) whatever it is that you are about to tell them on the matter.

It is hard to be the bearer of bad news, it is even harder to hear people suffer over someone who clearly does not care for them anymore.

The cards can be used to identify different types of relationships.  In this workshop, you will learn to read about relationships and deliver meaningful but tactful messages.

Explore Your Akashic Records and Learn Your Purpose in Life

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 4:30 pm

Presented by Tess Tetrault

Join Tess Tetrault for a journey of discovery and healing, where you will learn to read your Akashic records.  Your Akashic records are a non-local catalog of all the emotions and experiences your soul has ever had. Your records represent the lifetime chronicles of your eternal being.

This session will include a short lecture to explain the Akashic records and the procedure for accessing this informative realm. We will use an opening prayer and a group guided meditation to facilitate this spiritual experience. You may encounter spirit guides and helpers, as well as the Lord of the Records there.  These entities serve as our support system for this experience. This process will often answer your deepest questions and provide a wealth of knowledge, love, and support from this invisible, always accessible realm.  During the AfterGlow, the recording will allow you to return to this realm as often as you desire. Each time, you will have a different experience that aids you in discovering the true, deeper, eternal YOU.

2024 VIII Strength – The Power of Centeredness

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon B – Regular Session: 5:00 pm

Presented by Katrina Wynne, M. A.

2024 is a pivotal year so let’s prepare for the greatest experience!

As most Tarot folks know, Key VIII can be represented by either the Strength/Lust card or Justice/Balance/Adjustment, which will not only be explained, but touch you in a much deeper way as I share my 50+ years’ experience with these image exemplars.

More emphasis will be made on the VIII Strength card as I go through the history, symbolism, and sacred depths of this powerful reminder of our core connection with life.

Join us live, or watch the recording to prepare for the challenges and opportunities appearing in 2024! Please be sure to download the very helpful handout…with journaling prompts to help you follow the presentation and work your program through the year.

Be sure to sign up for the StaarCon AfterGlow party as we return to this topic in an open discussion among us.

Bring more than one Tarot deck and pull out VII The ChariotVIII Justice AND Strength, IX The Hermit, and XVII The Star. You’ll enjoy the PowerPoint presentation with many versions of these VIII cards from my extensive deck collection. All levels of Tarot experience are welcome!

Tarot, Scent, and Psyche: Creating Magical Potions, Using Tarot Correspondences, Symbols, and Elemental Energies, in Conjunction with the Plant Kingdom

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 5:15 pm

Presented by Ailynn Halvorson

The power of the tarot is unsurmountable when you call in the energies of the plant kingdom as an ally. As we work with the tarot, we can create magical potions and teas by connecting plant energies with the tarot symbols, correspondences and the elemental energies that flow through the cards. In this class we will learn how to connect the plants with the cards. I will demonstrate how to create a planetary oil based off of a chosen tarot card’s energies.

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

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Coconut – Main Stage: 5:45 pm

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. 

Journey of Cards: Exploring Divination and Self-Discovery

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon A – Regular Session: 6:00 pm

Presented by Lisa Hull

In this captivating journey, we will dive into the enchanting world of oracle card readings. Together, we will explore the unique symbolism, intuitive wisdom, and transformative power that oracle cards offer. Discover how these mystical cards can guide and inspire you on your spiritual path, unveiling the secrets within and connecting you to the divine. 

In this session you will master the art of grounding, protecting yourself, and cutting cords to create a balanced and harmonious energy field. You will develop the foundation of a successful reading practice and work on connecting your intention with the energetic resonance of the cards.

This session will help you sharpen your discerning eye to recognize the vast array of mystical decks that resound deeply with your heart and soul.

The A and I of It All: Using Tarot to Assimilate and Implement Large Amounts of Information

StaarCon 2024: Sunday, January 21, 2024: Salon C/D – Regular Session: 6:30 pm

Presented by Amber Highland

No, no. It’s not that AI.  

This workshop is designed to educate participants on utilizing tarot cards to process and manage large volumes of information. The workshop’s main objectives are for attendees to understand the application of tarot cards in assimilating information and integrating its practice into their personal routines.