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Christiana Gaudet

Tarot Professional, Author, Owner & Producer of StaarCon

Christiana Gaudet’s career as a full-time tarot professional began in Putnam, Connecticut, in the mid-1990s. Her talents were recognized as she became the Resident Psychic at several radio stations. Over the past three decades, she has served clients from all corners of the world.

The World Divination Association awarded Christiana the title of Best Tarot Reader in 2021 and 2022 and Best Divination Teacher in 2022 and 2023.

Since 2008, she has resided in Florida with her husband, John, where they organize StaarCon, the world’s only hybrid tarot and divination conference.

Christiana is also known as “Your Tarot Fairy Godmother” on her YouTube channel and by many of her clients and students. She has authored two books, Tarot Tour Guide and Fortune Stellar.

Christiana’s other interests include music, writing, being in nature, and playing with her grandchildren.

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Amber Highland Interviews Christiana Gaudet

Amber Highland is the editor of the Cartomancer and a presenter for StaarCon 2022. She asks StaarCon founder and producer Christiana Gaudet some questions.

In this episode you can peek into the philosophies behind StaarCon, and why StaarCon is a unique tarot conference.

Christiana Gaudet is a full-time tarot professional with more than twenty-five years’ experience. She and Amber discuss her history as a tarot pro, and how that journey has led to producing an international tarot conference.

The Universe Speaks in Verse: Exploring Connections Between Divination and Poetry

Poetry and divination have an inextricable connection. Many divination systems have historical ties to poetry, and Mother Shipton and Nostradamus prophesied in verse. The connections between tarot and poetry are deep and abundant. In this presentation, we will discover innovative ways to connect with tarot and spirit by unlocking our inner oracular poets.

Opening Ceremony

Join Christiana and friends for the opening ceremony for StaarCon 5! We will gather together as a community to create sacred space, set intentions, and perform divinations for our weekend ahead.

The Opening Ceremony is open to the public and available to watch live on Accelevents with any ticket including the Virtual General Admission ticket!

Tarot: Hope for Broken Hearts

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.

Saturday Psychic Sampler Live

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.

Paper and Spirit

In this first hour, we will explore the ways we connect with our cards, and the ways we bring intuition and spiritual guidance into our tarot practice. We will explore the dedication of new tarot decks, and the special relationships we develop with individual cards, decks, and with tarot itself. We will learn the practice of invocation which invites Spirit into each tarot session.

Archetypes and Identities

In the second morning session, we will explore our personal connections with individual cards. We will learn how people appear in the cards for our clients, and how we help our clients understand themselves and those around them in a new way. Understanding what a card means in a reading is a different matter entirely from understanding classic interpretations, especially when cards speak of individuals and their behaviors.

Practical Applications

Part of the magic of tarot is finding truth in divination. In this session we will apply the ideas and techniques we learned in our morning sessions. We will divine for ourselves and each other using short-format divination exercises. What we learn about tarot and about ourselves in this session will be enlightening and transformative.

Tarot Mediumship

Mediumship is magic. How do we allow our loved ones in spirit to speak through the cards? In this hour we will learn techniques for using tarot as a tool of mediumship. Our ancestors, angels, guides, and guardians are always with us. Tarot can give them voice.

Operational Tarot
Creating and Managing Energy in a Tarot Reading

A tarot reading is more, much more, than remarking on cards, or even interpreting cards. A tarot reading is a spiritual experience from which inspiration, understanding and practical solutions are derived. 

In a tarot reading, the reader, the querent, the tarot images, and Spirit work together to divine truth and create an environment where healing can occur. 

In this tarot intensive we will explore the skills that create a world-class tarot reading. Christiana will teach these skills in five sections. Each section will be a workshop offering hands-on experience. 

While we all perceive and understand Spirit differently, we all experience something spiritual in a tarot reading. Whether we see this is a function of our own consciousness or something outside of ourselves isn’t important to the process. What is important is that we learn to work with energy in order to create the circumstances in which a great tarot reading can take place.

In this section, we will learn ways to create and manage the energy of a tarot reading. This process allows us, as readers, to function at our highest potential. When we understand how to create and manage the energy of a tarot reading, the following things become true. We create an energetic connection with our tarot cards which engenders flow of communication and heightened intuition. We create a safe and sacred space in which to perform divination. We create an environment in which we easily enter the flow and zone of tarot reader, absent of anxiety and apprehension. We create a connection with our client which encourages communication and intuition. We engage the third eye to enhance the intuitive aspects of tarot reading and allow the card images to speak. We create an environment in which our client is receptive to truth, understanding and healing.

This session is moderated by Amie Mouser.

Operational Tarot
How the Seventy-Eight Cards Behave in a Tarot Reading

A tarot reading is more, much more, than remarking on cards, or even interpreting cards. A tarot reading is a spiritual experience from which inspiration, understanding and practical solutions are derived. 

In a tarot reading, the reader, the querent, the tarot images, and Spirit work together to divine truth and create an environment where healing can occur. 

In this tarot intensive we will explore the skills that create a world-class tarot reading. Christiana will teach these skills in five sections. Each section will be a workshop offering hands-on experience. 

Each card can perform numerous functions in a reading. In this section we will learn how keywords, images, classic interpretations, correspondences and intuitive hits work together to form a reading that is pertinent, accurate and inspiring. This will include the following topics. Allow multiple images and keywords to inform your reading by developing the ‘Deck in Your Head’. Don’t limit what the cards can say to you in a reading. Find the right keywords for the right situation. Allow the cards to speak with each other. Allow dignity to give nuance and healing magick to your interpretations. This session is moderated by Amie Mouser.

Operational Tarot
Tarot Reading Techniques

A tarot reading is more, much more, than remarking on cards, or even interpreting cards. A tarot reading is a spiritual experience from which inspiration, understanding and practical solutions are derived. 

In a tarot reading, the reader, the querent, the tarot images, and Spirit work together to divine truth and create an environment where healing can occur. 

In this tarot intensive we will explore the skills that create a world-class tarot reading. Christiana will teach these skills in five sections. Each section will be a workshop offering hands-on experience. 

The techniques available to us for giving a tarot reading are vast. While each tarot reader has their preferred methods, it is important to have a full toolbox of techniques at your disposal. Having many techniques gives us the best possibility to handle any situation that arises at the tarot table. In this section we will learn the following methods. How to work with tarot spreads. How to dialogue with the cards. How to break out a question. The Moderator for the session is Amie Mouser.

Operational Tarot
Delivery is Everything

A tarot reading is more, much more, than remarking on cards, or even interpreting cards. A tarot reading is a spiritual experience from which inspiration, understanding and practical solutions are derived. 

In a tarot reading, the reader, the querent, the tarot images, and Spirit work together to divine truth and create an environment where healing can occur. 

In this tarot intensive we will explore the skills that create a world-class tarot reading. Christiana will teach these skills in five sections. Each section will be a workshop offering hands-on experience. 

We can derive an astounding amount of information in a reading. Yet, it won’t mean much if we can’t deliver that information in a way that is palatable, understandable, entertaining, empowering and healing. In this final section we will practice delivering messages and handling client resistance at the tarot table. Our focus will include the following. Helping the client process and release hurt and disappointment. Offering new perspectives that empower the client. Helping the client understand their options for the future. Working to manifest the client’s best destiny. Identifying and changing false narratives.

Operational Tarot
Closing and Setting Intentions

A tarot reading is more, much more, than remarking on cards, or even interpreting cards. A tarot reading is a spiritual experience from which inspiration, understanding and practical solutions are derived. 

In a tarot reading, the reader, the querent, the tarot images, and Spirit work together to divine truth and create an environment where healing can occur. 

In this tarot intensive we will explore the skills that create a world-class tarot reading. Christiana will teach these skills in five sections. Each section will be a workshop offering hands-on experience. 

In closing, will spend a few supportive moments together to take account of what we have learned. We will set intentions to use this new knowledge in our practices going forward.

Tarot Art and Artists Breakfast and Discussion

Why did our artists create the cards the way they did? What are our favorite card depictions, and why? How do different types of art stimulate our physic senses differently? How would you like to depict the cards? What sort of deck would you design if you could? Be part of a conversation about our art and with our artists.

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