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

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

During this three-part intensive with tarot reader and teacher María Alviz Hernando, you will be fascinated by the versatility of the Nine Card Tableau, learn techniques to accurately extract information from your readings at all times and in every context and gain confidence in your reading skills, even in general readings!

For this Intensive 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.

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.

Astrology for Beginners
Astrology for Beginners – Part 1

Presented by Lisa Adams

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.

Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

Using practical, grounded teaching, I will help you become familiar with terms, symbols, relationships, and concepts. You’ll come to see the patterns and archetypes so that they make sense to you on an intuitive level.

You will learn signs, planets, the elements, and how to look at a chart.

Astrology is multifaceted and complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. It can be accessible.

Highly recommended for this class – go to Astro.com, hit the button for “charts and calculations” and put your birth information in, including date, location, and the time of day (crucial). This will provide you with your birth chart. Or, if you already have your birth chart, bring it along to class.

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.
Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

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

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

During this three-part intensive with tarot reader and teacher María Alviz Hernando, you will be fascinated by the versatility of the Nine Card Tableau, learn techniques to accurately extract information from your readings at all times and in every context and gain confidence in your reading skills, even in general readings!

For this Intensive 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.

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.

Astrology for Beginners
Astrology for Beginners – Part 2

Presented by Lisa Adams

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.

Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

Using practical, grounded teaching, I will help you become familiar with terms, symbols, relationships, and concepts. You’ll come to see the patterns and archetypes so that they make sense to you on an intuitive level.

You will learn signs, planets, the elements, and how to look at a chart.

Astrology is multifaceted and complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. It can be accessible.

Highly recommended for this class – go to Astro.com, hit the button for “charts and calculations” and put your birth information in, including date, location, and the time of day (crucial). This will provide you with your birth chart. Or, if you already have your birth chart, bring it along to class.

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.
Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

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

Presented by Maria Alvíz Hernando

During this three-part intensive with tarot reader and teacher María Alviz Hernando, you will be fascinated by the versatility of the Nine Card Tableau, learn techniques to accurately extract information from your readings at all times and in every context and gain confidence in your reading skills, even in general readings!

For this Intensive 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.

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.

Astrology for Beginners
Astrology for Beginners – Part 3

Presented by Lisa Adams

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.

Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

Using practical, grounded teaching, I will help you become familiar with terms, symbols, relationships, and concepts. You’ll come to see the patterns and archetypes so that they make sense to you on an intuitive level.

You will learn signs, planets, the elements, and how to look at a chart.

Astrology is multifaceted and complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. It can be accessible.

Highly recommended for this class – go to Astro.com, hit the button for “charts and calculations” and put your birth information in, including date, location, and the time of day (crucial). This will provide you with your birth chart. Or, if you already have your birth chart, bring it along to class.

Learn some astrology basics in this three-session intensive.
Astrology is an ancient language of symbols and meaning that provide a framework of understanding life’s magic and difficulties. It’s a tool of evolution.

The Art of Reading Lip Prints
The Art of Reading Lip Prints Session 1

Presented by Amy Forman

​Pucker up Staarcon friends! An exciting new energy reading system has been developing over the past few decades and more people are wanting to know: What is lip print reading all about?

Lip print reading is a type of physiognomy. That is the reading of a person’s character and state of being based upon their appearance, especially their facial features. 

The insights gleaned from studying a person’s lip prints are different from and complementary to those that arise with tarot. For example, with lip prints, we can see into a person’s mental habits and find a lot of information about how they are feeling in their body, in relationship to other people, and to this universe. 

Like an aura reading, we see an image of the person right here and now. Like crystal ball divination or tea leaf reading, we look for meaningful symbols within the print. 

There are so many compelling insights that come up in a lip print reading! Alongside tarot, the two methods complement one another beautifully.

Join Amy Forman for a two-part workshop in which we will study the basics of lip print reading and practice together. All necessary tools will be provided for in-person attendees. Virtually attendees will need cream lipstick and some index cards.

Lip print reading is a fascinating and emerging field of energy analysis that can reveal a lot about a person’s personality, mood, and well-being. It is based on the idea that the shape, size, and color of the lips reflect the inner state of the individual.

This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Tarot Plus! Divination Combos
Session 1 – Cards and Stars

Presented by Mary Ellen Collins

Add some pizazz to your Tarot game by combining your readings with other forms of divination.  If you read professionally, you’ll find that clients love the extras! If you use tarot for yourself, you will enjoy the added information and insight to your readings.

This three-part intensive workshop will take you through simple steps to learn effective methods of reading tarot combos: Tarot plus Charm-Casting, Crystal Divination, or (some very simple components of) Astrology.

All classes will feature hands-on practice exercises. Sample kits will be provided for onsite participants to borrow and/or buy, but feel free to bring your own items.

Note:  If you want to use your own crystals in session 3, bring the following seven tumbled crystals:  Amethyst, Aventurine, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, and Tiger’s Eye.

For charm kits, start saving items from your junk drawers, jewelry boxes, craft supplies, etc.  You can use small charms, coins, tiny toys, or anything that inspires your imagination!

Whether you know nothing about astrology, or you’ve been a pro for years, the first session will help you focus on a few simple astrology tools to personalize your tarot readings.  

The Art of Reading Lip Prints
The Art of Reading Lip Prints Session 2

Presented by Amy Forman

​Pucker up Staarcon friends! An exciting new energy reading system has been developing over the past few decades and more people are wanting to know: What is lip print reading all about?

Lip print reading is a type of physiognomy. That is the reading of a person’s character and state of being based upon their appearance, especially their facial features. 

The insights gleaned from studying a person’s lip prints are different from and complementary to those that arise with tarot. For example, with lip prints, we can see into a person’s mental habits and find a lot of information about how they are feeling in their body, in relationship to other people, and to this universe. 

Like an aura reading, we see an image of the person right here and now. Like crystal ball divination or tea leaf reading, we look for meaningful symbols within the print. 

There are so many compelling insights that come up in a lip print reading! Alongside tarot, the two methods complement one another beautifully.

Join Amy Forman for a two-part workshop in which we will study the basics of lip print reading and practice together. All necessary tools will be provided for in-person attendees. Virtually attendees will need cream lipstick and some index cards.

Lip print reading is a fascinating and emerging field of energy analysis that can reveal a lot about a person’s personality, mood, and well-being. It is based on the idea that the shape, size, and color of the lips reflect the inner state of the individual.

This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

Tarot Plus! Divination Combos
Session 2 – Cards and Charms

Presented by Mary Ellen Collins

Add some pizazz to your Tarot game by combining your readings with other forms of divination.  If you read professionally, you’ll find that clients love the extras! If you use tarot for yourself, you will enjoy the added information and insight to your readings.

This three-part intensive workshop will take you through simple steps to learn effective methods of reading tarot combos: Tarot plus Charm-Casting, Crystal Divination, or (some very simple components of) Astrology.

All classes will feature hands-on practice exercises. Sample kits will be provided for onsite participants to borrow and/or buy, but feel free to bring your own items.

Note:  If you want to use your own crystals in session 3, bring the following seven tumbled crystals:  Amethyst, Aventurine, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, and Tiger’s Eye.

For charm kits, start saving items from your junk drawers, jewelry boxes, craft supplies, etc.  You can use small charms, coins, tiny toys, or anything that inspires your imagination!

In the second session we will learn charm-casting.  You’ll be amazed at how easy it is.  Then of course, we will combine the charms with a tarot reading!

Tarot Plus! Divination Combos
Session 3 – Cards and Crystals

Presented by Mary Ellen Collins

Add some pizazz to your Tarot game by combining your readings with other forms of divination.  If you read professionally, you’ll find that clients love the extras! If you use tarot for yourself, you will enjoy the added information and insight to your readings.

This three-part intensive workshop will take you through simple steps to learn effective methods of reading tarot combos: Tarot plus Charm-Casting, Crystal Divination, or (some very simple components of) Astrology.

All classes will feature hands-on practice exercises. Sample kits will be provided for onsite participants to borrow and/or buy, but feel free to bring your own items.

Note:  If you want to use your own crystals in session 3, bring the following seven tumbled crystals:  Amethyst, Aventurine, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Sodalite, and Tiger’s Eye.

For charm kits, start saving items from your junk drawers, jewelry boxes, craft supplies, etc.  You can use small charms, coins, tiny toys, or anything that inspires your imagination!

This session will teach the basics of lithomancy (reading crystals) and several methods to combine crystal divination with cartomancy.

Crystal Breath Movement

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

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

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.