October 14th – November 4th, 2017. A Series of 4 Tarot Reading Workshops
IN-THE-FLOW INTUITIVE TAROT
A series of 4 workshops.
Saturdays. 10am – 1pm.
October 14th, 21st, 28th and November 11th
Private residence near A-Mountain / Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, AZ
During these 4 workshops you’ll engage in the Intuitive Art of Tarot through your inborn intuitive connection to the 4 elements (Fire, Water, Air and Earth) and to archetypes that are part of human nature. This is a natural and personal way to learn and deepen connection and understanding of the broad meanings of the cards and the variety of messages they can convey because you relate them to parts of your own psyche and the collective unconscious.
Tarot is an art, not a science. This is true of all forms of Divination. Remembering the meanings of the cards and feeling ‘in the flow’ during readings comes more easy from developing a fluency that includes your ordinary consciousness, intuition, benevolent guides and collective human nature and experience. These workshops are designed to facilitate that fluent state of consciousness. There’s a subtle and uplifting joy in such a state of being! These workshops will facilitate feeling comfortable, confident and connected as you work with the Tarot, and allow your readings to be creative and intuitive.
In each workshop there will be at least a half hour of time for students to do readings for themselves and each other. In each workshop there will also be ideas and practices presented for using Tarot in non-traditional ways such as for magickal intentions, creative arts guidance and more.
All 4 workshops are 3 hours long, beginning at 10am and ending at 1pm on Saturdays in October.
Included in the workshop:
* 4 Workshops equalling 12 Hours of Group Instruction
* Suggested reading list and videos to watch.
* Binder and extensive printed information for each workshop.
* Exercises to do during class and at home and Tarot spreads to work with during and outside of class.
* 2 half hour (or 1 full hour) of mentoring and instruction with Merrie at any time in October or November 2017
Saturday. October 14th. Part 1: Explore all 78 Tarot cards through the spectrum of the 4 elements, numerology and the Majors and how they amplify archetypes of human nature and collective consciousness. A full and hearty workshop to begin the series!
Saturday October 21st. Part 2: Creating intuitive relationship to and understanding of the symbols and imagery on the cards. Practice with finding the story being told by the symbols and how they interweave with each other in a reading.
Saturday, October 28th. Part 3: History of Tarot and the 21st century renaissance of this art form. Learn how to combine your other interests and talents with Tarot. Use the cards for dream gestation and interpretation.
Saturday, November 11th. Part 4: Each student will work deeply with a few Tarot Major archetypes of their choice and share the experience with the group. Learn how to keep a reading session centered if it starts to get weird.
Tuition: Sliding Scale of $200 ($50 per workshop) to $400 ($100 per workshop). Choose the level of payment according to your financial situation and ability to pay, keeping in mind the effort, work and expertise that goes into planning and facilitating the workshops. Payment plans are available if needed. If payment is made in full by Friday October 6th, you will receive a free one hour reading from Merrie anytime in the next year.
Payment: Pay for the entire series of 4 workshops. Choose your payment price from these sliding scale options between $200 – $400.
Early Bird Gift: If you pay in full by Tuesday, October 10th, you’ll receive a free one hour private session at anytime during the next year. ($60 value)!
TAROT & ASTROLOGY WORKSHOP
Know Your Own Mind
The Hermit, Virgo, The Magician, Mercury and the 6th House.
Realism and Science as Spiritual Path
Monday, September 18th, 6pm – 9pm
DARK MOON WORKSHOP
Dissolving Moon / Evolving Butterfly Dark of the Moon Workshop
Tuesday, September 19th. 6pm – 8pm. with the option to stay an extra hour to deepen the work from 8:15pm – 9:15pm.
LOVERS & THE MAGICIAN / GEMINI & MERCURY – Communication, Intimacy, Focus and Your Powers of Creation.
Wednesday, June 7th. 6pm – 9pm
Private residence in Tucson AZ
$40 – $60 sliding scale.
Register at 520-306-1701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: About sliding scale prices: Sliding scale options are offered as a way to make workshops and private sessions affordable to many. Please choose the amount on the sliding scale through a self-assessment of your personal financial situation and the effort and expertise that goes into the workshop.
The Lovers / Gemini and Magician / Mercury
Learn new skills, gain insights into your communication and relationship style by getting to know Tarot archetypes and their corresponding energies in Gemini, Mercury and the 3rd House in your astrological chart.
Learn how the Tarot Lovers and the Tarot Magician are seeded into human nature, the subconscious and the collective unconscious. You’ll work with these archetypal powers and energies in creative ways through journaling, ‘acting out’ with your fellow students, seeing how they are symbolized in the cards, in indigenous folkways and Nature guides. You’ll pinpoint specific places in your natal astrological chart that reveal something about your relationship and communication styles and how you can most successfully manifest your goals. Below is a description of the 4 parts of this workshop.
Part 1. The Lovers – Commitment to the Path of Relationship. We’ll study this card’s symbols and especially the number 6 and how it refers to to important choices and decisions, and a wisdom path that helps you choose the high road. Entering a committed relationship is on of the most important choices a person can make, and one must make decisions all along the way as the partnership continues or falls apart. The 6 pointed Star of David is the union of two triangles, one upwards (fire) and one downwards (water) and symbolizes much more than Judaism. 6 if the number of the Lovers Card. All four 6’s in the four suits are also about choices. You will learn a drawing meditation based on this sacred shape that’s very helpful in making decisions that are important to you!
Part 2. Magician has tricks to teach you so you can Make It So! Magician is the card that represents Mercury, Gemini’s ruling planet. This archetype helps you focus on what you really want and then devise a plan to ‘make it so!’. The symbols of the 4 suits / 4 elements always appear on this card, because Fire (enthusiasm), Water (feeling), Air (intelligence) and Earth (resources) are needed to manifest. You’ll explore a personal goal or intention. Taking a hint from Magician, you’ll work on a success plan by analyzing how the 4 elements come into balance and play in your endeavor.
Part 3. Gemini, the social butterfly and the ever curious. By looking at your natal Gemini, the house it rules and any planets within it, much about the way you learn and communicate and your social persona can be revealed. By gazing at the correspondingTarot cards you can intuit much about these aspects of yourself. Class role-play and a journey to the animals and symbols in your cards will bring more insight!
Part 4. Mercury the messenger, the feather-footed god, is the planet closest to the Sun’s heat and moves quickly. From an Earth-based point of view, Mercury has a quirky pattern of back and forth in the sky (retrograde and forward seasons). The placement of Mercury in house and sign in your chart reveals a lot about your communication style, teamwork and organization efforts and quickness ( or not) of thought. Then there will be a guided meditation about having a feathered head and feather feet and how that symbolism unfolds for you.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday June 7th from 6pm – 9pm at a private residence in Tucson AZ
Deepen Your Divination Practice
Monday, May 29th, 6pm – 9pm, Tucson AZ
Price for this intensive and fascinating 3 hour workshop: sliding scale $25 – $50.
Location: Private residence near Ina & Oracle. Address given upon registration.
To register: Call / text 520-306-1701 or email email@example.com
End your holiday weekend by diving into Divination. If you’re familiar with Tarot or other forms of divination and would like to experiment with new ways of connecting with the intuitive powers of insight, this workshop is for you! You’ll get lots of practice reading for others during this workshop!
* Trance journey to discover spirit allies or possible ancestors to assist you in your Tarot work
* Creating safe and sacred space
* Ways to charge and strengthen your heart, throat, brow and crown chakra to receive and relay intuitive guidance
* Helping the one who seeks answers, to form questions that will yield the most guidance and wisdom
* Discovering your deeper motivation for being a reader and how that can shape an ethical practice
* Using symbolic divination tools in magickal spells and shrines
* Learning to spot ‘wishful thinking’, ‘reading to please’ or ‘personal opinion’ and shift to trusting your intuition
* How to handle difficult situations
* Dealing with burnout or compassion fatigue
Please bring your divination tools (cards, runes, stones, etc). and any objects that empower and support the intuitive connection i.e. jewelry, photos, particular cloth, crystals, …
In-Depth Tarot – Develop Deep Divination Skills
4 workshops, 4 Monday evenings, 12 hours of connecting to the elemental and archetypal mysteries and depth of the art of Tarot.
Location: Private residence near Ina & Oracle, address given upon registration
Please note: There’s only 1 workshop left to attend of these 4. Here it is!
Workshop #4. Increasing Your Card Reading Skills and Diverse Other Uses of Tarot. Monday, May 22nd. 6pm – 9pm. The intention of this workshop is to build confidence and finesse in your readings. You’ll learn techniques to ‘get out of your own way’ and allow the divinatory meanings to come through with trust and confidence in yourself. People have a tendency to want to say the nice or the reassuring thing which often isn’t exactly what Spirit is delivering. You’ll get practice here in giving a true interpretation with kindness and compassion even if it’s not with your client wants to hear. Give and receive readings for each other. You’ll also learn other ways to use your Tarot cards besides for divination and readings.
These four workshops will focus on learning more about the cards and the archetypal power and practical situations they represent. Each workshop will also include ample opportunity to read for your fellow students, to learn new card spreads, and ways to adapt the Tarot to a variety of needs and circumstances including reading for yourself, groups, children, people you’re close to, those in crisis as well as those with practical concerns or who have no particular focus and are just curious. Best of all, your awareness of your own archetypal psychology will grow and blossom. When you grow your roots strong and deep into this knowledge and have lots of practice, you’ll be able to share Tarot with others in a nurturing, creative and healing way.
Workshop 1: Monday, April 17th, 6m – 9pm: The Major Arcana (the 22 cards from 0 Fool to 21 World) and how they relate to significant areas of life and experiences that everyone encounters, again and again.(i.e. patterns of thinking, creativity, search for security, love relationships, health, loss and gain, and so much more). Learn several different ways of organizing or patterning the Majors that help to understand the depth and variety of the full spectrum of meanings within each of the 22 cards.
* Share readings and spreads with each other and read for yourself using only the Majors.
Workshop 2: Monday, April 24th, 6pm – 9pm: In-depth study of the 4 Aces of the 4 elements / suits (Fire, Water, Air and Earth) which helps you understand the root energy of the 4 suits, and how important they are in any individual or situation. Go deeper into the Majors by understanding their symbols, with emphasis on how the details in the cards relate to the 4 elements.
* Do more readings for each other (using Majors and Aces) and learn how to intuitively structure the meaning of the reading and the guidance to share by considering the 4 elements and how they flow through the cards, and even how they ‘talk’ to each other.
Date Change! Workshop 3: Saturday, May 6th, 10am – 1pm. Looking at and working with all 56 cards of the 4 suits (Ace to 10, plus 4 people cards). Looking at the pattern that flows through each suit, and the kinship of the numerology across each suit, helps you easily ‘get’ what each cards means and to read the flow of the story they are telling within a reading. It’s different from trying to memorize each individual card. Your readings for each other this week will include all the cards – Majors, Minors and Court.
These workshops are appropriate for people with some Tarot experience and who have a strong interest in or passion for learning and exploring the Tarot tradition. If you love visual symbols, or are fascinated by archetypal psychology and deep human nature, or feel grounded and balanced in the 4 directions or 4 elements, you’ll love these workshops! There will be sharing and discussion during class time, and a commitment to staying focused, ‘on time’ with doing the exercise and covering the material, so that you get the most of the investment of your time and effort. We’ll be in learning and doing mode throughout the workshop. If people want to socialize, they’re welcome to stay for a little while after the workshop or encouraged to go hang out in one of Tucson’s many awesome locations for doing so.
TUITION; a generous sliding scale* is offered!
To make your payment, go here.
Paid In Full by end of day Friday, April 14th: Any amount between $100 to $200.
Paid in Full by the beginning of the first workshop on Monday, April 17th: Any amount between $125 to $225
Individual Workshops paid at least 1 day in advance: Any amount between $35 – $75.
A website with a payment page will be up and functional soon. In the meantime, please contact Merrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text 520-306-1701 to register and make payment arrangements.
* Sliding scale amount should be self-selected by a personal assessment of your own financial situation and consideration of the time and expertise put into designing and facilitating the workshop.