As part of the release of my new book Advanced Tarot, I’m running a fun two-hour tarot workshop in March. This online course covers
- reading reversed cards.
- how to identify your speciality as a tarot reader.
- how the phrase the best questions for the cards.
- discovering the underlying issue as a reading starts.
- ways to stimulate your intuition at the beginning of each reading.
This Zoom workshop includes some short exercises to build awareness about what you bring to your readings that’s unique. It includes some notes as a download and participants are in the draw to win my three tarot books.
Date: Saturday March 6th. Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Sydney / Melbourne time.
Where: On Zoom. Click book now link below to book your place.
Fee: $18. This workshop is held by the Tarot Guild of Australia and bookings are on their website. Book now
Sometimes, when writing, you’re so close to your work that you cannot clearly see what you’re creating until it has been edited, polished and designed. After initially attempting to refresh my old, out of print title Mastering the Tarot, I think I might have inadvertently written the definitive tarot book.
Spurred on by a book review who was dismayed that my card meanings weren’t the same as all of the others she had read, I was motivated to break each card into clearly defined meanings. I figured that if you want a book that echoes your other tarot books, simply read those books again. Surely increasing knowledge involves exploring different viewpoints and approaches to a subject.
Looking back, I might have overdone the subsections for the court cards, breaking them into 14 different aspects, seven upright and seven reversed sets of meanings. At 556 pages, it’s a comprehensive tome, that’s likely to be my final tarot book.
It’s designed to enhance readers knowledge of traditional card meanings, while offering methods for clarifying clients’ questions to improve accuracy. It encourages readers to venture past negative answers with more specific questions.
If a client asks a question about the success of a creative project and the outcome is dismal, it’s possible to ask what decisions or actions will result in a more desirable outcome. The client can also be encouraged to ask about other, more favourable projects or if it’s best to postpone current plans. Sometimes the timing is wrong and in other instances, focus is better directed elsewhere.
In January 2020, I asked about an interstate festival I’d been planning on visiting as a guest speaker. The cards indicated that I wouldn’t be at that festival in 2020. I then asked if it was wise to attend the festival and the answer was a clear no. At the time, it didn’t occur to me to ask if the festival would be cancelled. By May, everything was cancelled and I was glad to be safe at home. Sometimes, knowing the right questions to ask can illuminate the path ahead.
I ran a couple of distance courses last year for international students who loved them. I’d previously avoided using PowerPoint slides and have finally been dragged, kicking and screaming into the 1990’s. Soon I hope to be the personification of modern man. One can dream.
Short (2-3 hours) workshops aimed at zoom students are very popular right now, until we’re all allowed out to play again. It was tricky at first, designing games and exercises for students to use in breakout rooms on Zoom but not impossible. The feedback has been enthusiastic.
These workshops include notes to download. Some of the intuitive development classes also include a guided meditation download to provide lasting progress after the sessions.
My private Skype and Zoom private lessons increased 175% last year, providing a viable testing ground for some of the teaching methods used in the new workshops. I expect that 2021 will include both in-person and distance courses for local and overseas students. In-person courses won’t resume until the final months of this year, depending on the progress of vaccinations.
I blame the chocolate of course. After consuming a couple of dark chocolate frogs, I was inspired to design a three-day course consisting only of games, exercises, demonstrations, guided meditations and practice sessions. It’s to accompany a new book I’m completing. It’s a sequel to Intuition with a working title of Advanced Intuition.
I believe that doing is learning, so students will be immersed in the process of trying out various methods, to discover what works for them. When developing new skills, it’s often best to play to personal strengths and talents, before tackling unfamiliar areas. As personal confidence grows, it’s possible to risk small failures and repeated attempts when mastering more challenging techniques.
Effectively, the book contains the theory while the course provides a fun experience. We often build deeper understanding of concepts when consciously performing an action. In the process, students discover each other and friendships sometimes develop with practice partners. A practice buddy can help you to hone personal skills in the months after a course. A talented and intuitive practice partner can also provide free readings for years. In these instances, it’s a course that keeps on giving.
With Advanced Tarot recently released, I hope to run an advanced tarot course in early 2022. This course involves games, exercises, demonstrations and practice sessions, whereas the book covers the theory. Being an advanced course, it includes personal demonstrations with volunteers who are strangers to the class and Skype readings for students to observe the process and then join in for a group reading.
As some students will only be practicing on screen with friends after the course, they need to understand the distance reading process. It will also help them to practice with each other between classes.
Distance services available.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions currently in place, I’m currently seeing only a limited number of personal clients each week. If you can’t get an appointment in person, I can provide the following services via Skype, Facetime or phone.
• Tarot / clairvoyance readings (with recordings).
• Astrology charts (printed reports or recorded interpretations).
• E-Palm readings (printed reports).
• Counselling sessions.
• Coaching sessions.
• Private lessons in tarot, palmistry or psychic development.
• Intro tarot correspondence course (posted boxed set with video, book, tarot deck, posters and 120-page handbook).
25th anniversary of The Tarot Revealed.
25 years ago, this month, my first tarot book was released by Simon & Schuster Aust. Readers loved it and it has been in print continuously since then. I updated it for a new publisher, Allen & Unwin in 2008.
Two students in a recent into tarot course surprised me by producing black-covered, original copies from the 1990’s. These well-thumbed editions proved that printed textbooks are still preferred to e-books for easy reference. Wishing the very best to all those budding tarot readers out there. I hope that this book has helped in some way with your unique tarot journeys.
Four editions in 24 years.
In March of 1996 my second book Palmistry Revealed was released (red cover) and a few years later a US edition (yellow cover) appeared in print. In 2008 a revised edition was published (brown cover) in Australia and in 2017 I completely revised and expanded it to include over 100 colour photos of hands for easy reference (green cover).
It offers a complete guide to hand reading with examples from life and over 100 line drawings to make for easy reading. Since its release, I’ve introduced inexpensive distance palm readings from photos. These reports offer a great deal of information and require five or more clear photos of hands to work from. Although not as in-depth as personal readings, being able to enlarge digital images allows for closer examination of the tiny lines in palms.