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Mary Ellen Collins

Intuitive & Life Path Messenger

Mary Ellen Collins is a gifted intuitive, tarot reader, and astrologer who has a personal mission to explore the world of spirituality and pass that information on to others. Mary Ellen combines her passion for metaphysics and her gift for communication to create insightful readings to help clients understand their current path in life and make informed and empowered choices about the future.

She has been reading and teaching tarot and other forms of divination for over fifteen years.  Besides being a tarot reader and astrologer, she works with an oracle using tumbled crystals, and she has been instrumental in popularizing the casting of charms.  She specializes in blending all of these modes of divination, often combining tarot with astrology, charm-casting, or crystal divination.

Mary Ellen is one of the top teachers of tarot and divination in South Florida, is an avid blogger, and produces a monthly newsletter, the “Cards and Stars”.  She has presented at a number of international tarot conferences as well.

Reading Stones and Cards with Mary Ellen Collins

Mary Ellen Collins is a tarotist, astrologer, and a diviner who uses many tools. At StaarCon 2021 Mary Ellen presented “Astrology for Tarot Readers”. We are excited to welcome her back to StaarCon 2022, where she will give a presentation on creating and working with charm oracles.

In this episode of StaarCast, Mary Ellen teaches us how to create and read with a crystal oracle, and how to incorporate crystal reading with tarot.

Tarot Plus! Divination Combos
Session 1 – Cards and Stars

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.  

Tarot Plus! Divination Combos
Session 2 – Cards and Charms

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

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.

Panel Discussion: Game of Fortune

It may not be the Oracle of Delphi but the GAME OF FORTUNE – Panel Tarot Readings using a Wheel of Fortune to choose the reader – will combine chance and reading skill in a way that is sure to be as entertaining as it will be enlightening.  We will have three tarot readers ready to read for online and in-person participants’ specific questions.

A spin of the wheel will determine which reader will answer each question. The exercise is designed to showcase a variety of reading styles as well as give us a chance to mix it up Tarot style, play, and have fun.  

Casting Charms for Divination

Casting charms is a unique way to work with the energy of divination. In this workshop you will learn how to create and work with your own oracle using sample kits of charms. Then we will combine the charm casting process with a tarot reading to give it depth and nuance.

This class will feature lots of hands-on practice exercises. Everyone who takes this class remarks about how much fun it is! One bonus of the class is that as a result of the practice exercise, participants receive a free mini-reading from one another so be sure to come to class with questions! Please note that if you are new to tarot there are decks that you can borrow.

Note: To prepare for this class, start saving items from your junk drawers, jewelry boxes, craft supplies, etc. You can use small charms, coins, tiny toys…anything that inspires your imagination! (Sample charm sets will be used in the class to give you an idea.)

Astrology Basics for Tarot Readers

Add some star shine to your tarot readings by learning how to recognize the astrological references found in your tarot deck. In addition to their classic meanings, every tarot card also has an astrological correspondence. This workshop will familiarize you with the specific correspondences for the cards in the major arcana. We will also introduce basic building blocks for reading astrology charts by looking at zodiac signs, planets, and houses. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to learn more about astrology in the future!

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