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

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.

Kabbalistic Tarot: The Five Worlds Reading

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.   

Tarot: Hope for Broken Hearts

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.

2024 VIII Strength – The Power of Centeredness

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 On (and Off) Stage

Presented by Rebecca Hart

How does a performer and writer who is also a lifelong tarot enthusiast create and perform a solo theatre piece? We will find out in this exciting session! In an interview with Mary Ellen Collins, Rebecca will share her story and her insights.