The cards help us look beyond the shallow depths of our thoughts.
I’m deeply in love with tarot and oracle cards and at the last count have 140+ decks. I’ve been intuitively using the cards as a way to enhance my creativity for over 20 years and far from being woo woo, I find the cards to be brilliant tools for digging deeper into my own stories and emotions that help me access my intuition in a pleasingly practical way. I’m a big believer in PRACTICAL magic — the magic we create for ourselves. It also doesn’t hurt that there are so many beautiful decks out there!
Divination cards themselves have no inherent magical powers — they are simply pieces of card with images on them — but if you’ve ever looked at a piece of art and felt moved in some way you know that images are powerful! Like the old analyst’s trick of showing a patient an ink blot and asking them what they see, the cards work in a similar way, their symbolic imagery helping us access thoughts and feelings that we might not have been consciously aware of.
The cards are like mirrors reflecting you back to yourself.
In this fun and illuminating three-week course I’ll teach you how to use your oracle and tarot cards far beyond looking up the “meaning” in the guidebook. Once we’ve covered the basics we’ll be exploring our own personal interpretations, spreads and practices with lots of hands-on exercises and journaling techniques that will help you connect to — and really trust — your intuition.
You don’t need to own as many decks as I do to do this course — one deck is perfect. However, I will warn you now: I’m going to be sharing so many examples of beautiful decks you may well end up buying more :-)
Daily Guidance will leave you with an in-depth understanding of how to use the cards in your everyday life in such a way that they become an integral part of your own personal guidance system.
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Questions and Answers
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO THIS COURSE?
An email account and a computer. A journal and pen. A deck of oracle or tarot cards — one of each would be ideal but it’s not a requirement. If you haven’t got a deck yet I will be sharing LOTS of different decks and recommendations with you in the first week of class, have no fear! I know there are so many out there it can feel overwhelming — I’ll help you figure out what sort of deck will suit you best.
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
You’ll get an email every week day (Monday to Friday) for three weeks. Each email will contain that day’s lesson — a combination of words, photos, prompts and lots of examples. On the last day of class you’ll receive a beautifully-designed ebook containing all the lessons to download and keep forever.
DO I NEED TO “BELIEVE IN SOMETHING” TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
No, not at all! Some people like to emphasise the mystical reputation of divination cards but I don’t see them that way. They are beautiful, they are creative, they are inspiring, they are fun! Doing this class will help you to understand how the “magic” isn’t in the card themselves — it’s inside YOU. For me the cards are less about divining the future and more about a creative way to look at myself — my joys and struggles and everything in-between.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GET OUT OF THIS COURSE?
You’ll have a better understanding of the different types of divination cards that are out there. You’ll build a deeper connection to your favourite deck(s) of cards and learn new ways to use them in your own mindfulness practice (if you have one). You’ll get to experiment with new ways of using your cards in your journaling and creativity. You’ll feel confident doing spreads for yourself and interpreting the cards in a way that makes sense to you personally. You’ll hopefully have a much deeper connection to your own intuition.
WILL I LEARN HOW TO GIVE READINGS TO OTHERS?
Not in the traditional sense, no. Our focus will be on creating a personal connection to our cards and using them for our own reflection and study. I don’t personally perform readings for others so I am not “qualified” to teach you how to do that, but you may find, as your connection to your deck grows, you naturally want to explore sharing your insights with others. I’ll be sharing recommendations for further study in the class.
CAN I CONNECT WITH OTHERS TAKING THE COURSE?
Yes! We’ll have a private (and totally optional) Facebook group where we can share our experiences and support each other.