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Experiential Tarot 1-day Course – (outdoors/ London)

This is a 1-day experiential Introduction Course in Tarot – intended for anyone with some or no experience of reading tarot. Learn preparations, attunement, meaning of major & minor carcan cards; basic spreads- divination readings; safety and etiquettes and of course ritual magical use of tarot.

Tarot workshop by Mani - v4

Course Content ——-

-Introductions: Tutor Intro & personal intro by all students… to become familiar with one another.
-Consecration and energy work to begin the sacred space were we will be running this course.
-Introductory Pathworking taking you into the realm of Tarot.
Tarot has vivid images of towns, country side, castles, Kings, Queens, magicians, Knights and Pages. we enter this realm at the start of the course.
-Introduction to the form of Tarot – major arcanas; minor arcanas; court cards;
-Elements and symbols in Tarot- The 4 suits have 4 elements (Pentacles, Cups, swords, wands). we connect to Elements and their symbolism; we also look at some other key symbols in magic that weave through the imagery of Tarot.
– Major Arcana – one by one we’ll look at all of the 22 cards – these are the major life processes and shifts.
-Minor arcana – 40 suit cards and their meanings in a reading. everything from beginning a process, to struggles, apprenticeship, heart aches, arguments, rest, rejoice, relationship…all are there!
-16 Court cards – who they represent.
-How to connect and care for your cards : Selecting / buying, cleansing, tuning in, storing storing
-Exploration of popular Tarot Spread.- How to do simple readings; How to have personal dialogues with your cards.
-Magical & ritualistic use of Tarot cards
-Reader / Querent etiquettes and ethics- when reading for other people.

Fee : £30.00.
You *must* pay in advance to attend this fully practical 1-day course.

Date:   Saturday 28th Sept’2019

Course will be held in outdoor woodland setting – Wimbledon Woods.

Course duration:
10.30am to 6.00pm (In the past we have had delays in starting or after breaks.. so covering the full course has been a challenge. so please arrive promptly at start and after breaks. The course will aim to finish by 5.30pm but we are leaving 30mins extra as a buffer). Please be at gathering point at 10.30am so that we can be all acquainted and walk to the course area, set up and start on time.

Nearest Train:
Wimbledon (District Line & railway) – then take bus and walk to Wimbledon Windmills Cafe.

meeting point/ Time/ Travel Details:
We meet At Windmill Tea room (outside seating area) by 11.00am. Then we will go to the woods to do the workshop. Workshop will end by approx 4.00pm. If it’s wet/ raining, I will put up a Tarp cover, as we have done in previous outdoor workshops.
From Wimbledon or Putney, take the bus No 93. Alight at bus stop `Parkside Hospital’. Go into `Windmill Road’ and walk about 5-10mins. Turn right towards car park and Cafe/ Tea rooms.
This place has free car park / toilet facilities. Car park fills up so get there early to park.

Cafe spending (windmill cafe):
It has most types of food/ breakfast / coffees etc. If using card payment, there is a minimum spend of £10 (I know!) BUT if paying for smaller amount, they will put a fee of 50p.

What to bring——–
-Bring your own snack/ drink / packed lunch (no eating during actual course delivery please. Eat only at break time. thanks)..
-There’ll be logs to sit on. But bring cushions/ blankets for your own comfortable seating.
-RAIN: If it rains, we’ll have a tarpaulin cover put up over the course area.
-wear warm / water proof clothing/ coats and suitable shoes/ trainers/ boots.
-Bring note book/ pens to take notes. (some typed notes will be e-mailed to you after you attend the course).

How to Register:
You must pay fee in advance to attend this course.

Join the meetup event for this ..pay fee £30 to rsvp https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/264312823/


Pay via paypal at Mani’s website ..
–> http://mani.org.uk/beginners-tarot-course-london

Bright Blessings
Mani Navasothy

Creating your own Tarot Cards – Ace of Cups, Wands, Swords & Pentacles

Tarot - Ace Cards (c) Mani Navasothy 2013
Tarot – Ace Cards (c) Mani Navasothy 2013

Do you use the Tarot cards…for personal or professional psychic readings?   If so, have you stated creating your own set of unique cards?  I know many people use other existing Tarot card sets..  I once had a very `strong’ magical person who said that I shouldn’t use the Crowley pack, because I won;t be able to handle it magically (yet).   [It was this friend’s wife who taught me tarot …many years ago].

I believe there is no such thing as a powerful tarot card pack or not.   All Tarot card packs are pretty much neutral ..or empty..   Yes, they have powerful symbols, some of which have been created by some pretty powerful magicians in the past (and present?). But in the first instance, when you get a card pack… it’s empty..   that is until you start using it..and learning those symbols, and connecting with them..   and then they may become a `powerful set’ …for you!

The best thing is for you to create your own cards…  either scribbly drawings that are coloured, or use photos you have personally taken and cut and paste them (use a graphics software) into one image.   This may take time..but these cards are 100% yours, once you have created them..   and they work for you..!

As part of some personal image magic, few years ago, I started creating some of the tarot cards …using mostly personal photos or photos of objects and places I have taken myself. I have he 4 Ace cards, about 4-5 major Arcana, and few minor arcana cards!  At some point, I may work on completing the set..or may be never.

Above are the images of the 4 Ace cards I had done..  Apart from the Crown on the Ace of Sword, all images are from my own photos.. .. taken in my explorations..  Even the `crown’ has a few subtle alterations and additions (gems & features) that I created or added.  🙂

-Mani Navasothy