I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be leading the Tarot Salon at Laughingbrook Spellcrafting & Ancentral Arts in Huntersville, NC. Tarot Salon is a new program designed to appeal to tarot readers at all stages in their practice, inspiring and encouraging beginners, rekindling enthusiasm in jaded pros, and building a strong local community of people who just love tarot, however they might choose to use it.
The first Salon session is a special two-evening event for those of you who are just trying to get beyond the basics or who need to break out of tired patterns. We’ll talk about building upon popular intuitive styles of reading, complementing what you already know with solid esoteric tradition. You’ll learn a series of strategies for improving and deepening your abilities as a reader, plus solutions for tackling reader-anxiety head on. Never go blank again!
We’ll also unravel tarot’s real, no-nonsense history (hint: it doesn’t include ancient Egypt or romantic fantasies about the Romani), trace its development through the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the European occult movement, and discuss its relationship with contemporary New Age and Neo-Pagan movements. All designed to increase your knowledge of the cards, explore their myriad uses, and strengthen your abilities as a reader.
Finally, there will be plenty of time for guided practice! If you’ve never had the chance to read for others, this is it. You’ll try out new techniques and exclusive spreads, and you’ll do it surrounded by people who are there to support and encourage you. There will be plenty of discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to share your own ideas and experiences, and make friends with readers from diverse backgrounds.
This class contains material that is useful for readers at all levels, but it is best suited for those who have at least some working knowledge of individual card meanings. If you’ve read a beginner book or two and screwed around a bit reading for yourself or for friends, that’s all the experience necessary to get the most out of the course. If you’ve been reading intuitively for a long time and have always been intimidated by tarot’s esoteric traditions and history, this is a great way to kick-start your explorations! If you’re bored with your current practice and just need to be re-inspired, Tarot Salon can help you there, too!
Two-evenings, six hours of presentation, discussion, and practice for only $80. We’ll also be providing light snacks. And all in the comfort of the Charlotte area’s newest and swankiest magical retailer, chock full of awesome handmade tools, jewelry, art, and spellcrafting supplies.
You can find additional details here, and I’ll be posting a flyer the second it’s finished. This is just a first peek! If you’re as pumped as I am and already ready to register, give the shop a call at 704-903-3527.
Tarot Salon is designed to be intimate and conversational, so only 10 seats are available. Register sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
Future Salon courses are in the works as well! And, as always, I’m available for private readings (tarot and runes) on Mondays.