2020 NWTS Schedule

Friday – March 6th

10AM – 1PM – Keynote Presentation with Rachel Pollack


Rachel Pollack – 2020 Keynote Speaker – Northwest Tarot Symposium

Relationship spreads are among the most popular—and powerful ways we use the cards.  Often, people want them to reveal secrets—“Is my boyfriend cheating on me?”—or predict the future—“Will my lover propose when we go away for a trip?”  Such answers can be very important, especially when making a decision.  But we also can use the cards to explore relationships rather than define them.

What does each person give in the relationship?  What do they share and what do they hold back?  What do they want?  What do they need?  Rachel has explored such readings for many years.  Now she is extending this work in an exciting new way—looking at relationships with people close to us who have died.

Just as most readings are assumed to make predictions, so the standard view of mediumship follows a set pattern.  First, the medium proves they’re genuine by revealing something very private—“Aunt Sophie asks if you remember the toy dinosaur she gave you when you had your tonsils out?”  Then a message—“Mason wants you to know he forgives you for the accident.”

As impressive, and often comforting as these moments can be, we can use the cards to go more deeply.  Rachel does not claim to be a medium.  Instead, she trusts the cards for awareness and understanding—and the truth that our relationships do not have to end when a person dies.

Note: This is the Friday Keynote Extension. You will need a special ticket to enter this presentation.

Rachel Pollack is the multi-award winning author of 43 books, including the Tarot classic, Seventy-Eight Degrees Of Wisdom, now in its third edition and in print continuously since 1980.  Her work has been translated into 16 languages and is sold around the world.  Rachel has taught Tarot in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

Friday – March 6th

2PM – The Northwest Tarot Symposium opens! Come to the Vending Room in the Monarch Hall for your first peek at this year’s wonderful wares and preview the Raffle Packages!

Emily Rose

Friday 3PM

Lenormand Starter Kit

New to Lenormand? This class is for you. Learn the essentials in this hands-on workshop. Get ready to predict and play! We will go over Lenormand basics including card combinations, forming questions, and utilizing spreads. The tools in this workshop can begin a new diviner’s tool kit or add to a seasoned Tarot reader’s repertoire. You’ll leave with the confidence and knowledge to embark on your Lenormand journey.

Emily Rose has been reading Lenormand since she was 12 years old. She is dedicated to promoting self growth in clients through intuitive readings rooted in traditional meanings with contemporary nuance. She reads and teaches divination throughout the Northwest. www.EmilyRoseDivination.com

Alex Tinder

Friday 3PM

Throw Your Cards: Reading the Tarot Organically

Tarot cards—they’re like spring-feverish schoolkids sometimes, flipping off tables and slipping out of our hands. That’s their inherent wildness, the potency flowing through, with more to say and mean than our rules give them space for. So instead of being a stickler for seat assignments, why not use that energy? If you and your cards are catastrophically bored of the Celtic Cross, then forget your spreads—throw them down instead. When we let the cards arrange themselves, they can pass on messages we never even thought of looking for. We’ll play around with interpreting layouts, and practice ways to give your cards room to strut their stuff. Trust them with their freedom, and they’ll dig deep for those insights that perfect rows can hide.

Reared and taught by many lands of the Pacific Northwest, Alex Tinder pursues the calls of wild justice, community care and sacred disruption. He is the creator of the forthcoming “Primal Tarot”, a fifteen year project of cutting the deck free from the cathedral and throne, releasing it to the wilds to turn feral. Too stubborn to do it anyone else’s way, Alex’s missteps, or should we say experiments, in learning to read cards allowed him to develop his methods of spread-free interpretation.


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Friday 3PM

Panel Discussion – Diversity in Cartomancy

This panel of readers, artists and authors will explore aspects of diversity relating to culture, race, gender, and other areas, as they relate to Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle cards. Rose Red Robinson will moderate this timely discussion.

Yashica Lynd

Friday 5PM

Taking your Readings and your Message Online: How to take your Market Global

Have you ever wanted to take your message or your readings digital? There is a whole global market that is waiting for your unique skills and your special message. Maybe you have felt intimidated about putting yourself online or getting in front of the camera. This class is meant to help teach you about some simple technologies and tools that you can leverage to start spreading your message virtually or to open up your services for readings to the online community ASAP.

Yashica is the founder and CEO of Yashica’s Intuition, a global brand that is committed to helping driven individuals marry spiritual principles with intellect in order to unlock their full creative potential and excel in life.  She is a tarot reader, astrology lover, reiki master, certified life coach, and nurse that has been providing spiritual information to those that want to co-create a better life for decades. www.YashicasIntuition.com

Raven Lee Luna

Friday 5PM

Mapping Your Dream Quest & Ritual Quest using Divination

Learn to use all different types of divination methods to assist you in remembering dreams, lucid dreaming and ritual evocation work. We will also briefly discuss setting up Dream Altars and Dream Magick.
Please bring your preferred divination tool with you (Runes, Tarot Cards, Oghams, Oracle Cards, Lenormand, Runes, I Ching etc.) to this work shop, as well as any dream journals, to help in participation exercises.

Raven says, “I feel like I was born into this existence as a Dreamer. The first three memories I have are from childhood dreams instead of waking life. Before I even could even write in a dream journal, I would keep personal art of my dreams in a box by my bed. I recall we had to do an invention project (if you could invent anything and it would work) in the 2nd grade and I chose a dream box that recorded dreams. Because of this passion for dreams, I have always worked in the Metaphysical Community as much as possible, starting with divining with my Runes at outdoor markets in my teen age years, and then advancing into haunting investigations and studying various forms of divination and belief systems, and now coordinating workshops and Shamanic Dream Time Excavations (Journeys) for others.

I incorporate divination in a unique way to assist in evocation rituals and Dream Work, whether Tarot, Runes, Oracle Cards…what have you. I have used this advanced method to help other’s to recollect their Dream Time and to empower their ritual work and Spiritual Quest.” 


Anastasia Haysler

Friday 5PM

Working with the Triads and Septads in the Major Arcana

The Major Arcana, as a series of 21 cards (the Fool is not numbered, so He’s not part of the 21), conveniently sorts itself into three sets of seven cards, or seven sets of three cards. Three and seven are considered magical numbers in many traditions, and Oswald Wirth had a field day with them. We’ll hear what Mr. Wirth had to say, we’ll share our own ideas, then lay out the cards in various combinations of threes and sevens, and see what we can discover about their meanings and relationships. Please come with two decks: one in order, and one randomly shuffled.

Anastasia Haysler is based in San Francisco, California, where she teaches and writes about Runes, Tarot, the Gods, and other topics which catch her interest. She runs Tarot Media Company and Black Swan Press, providing mainstream distribution and publication of works by authors, artists, and scholars of special cultural interest.

Her published works to date include Painting the Soul: The Tarot Art of David Palladini, written in cooperation from David himself, and the DVD “21st Century Tarot“, with James Wanless, Ph.D., creator of the Voyager Tarot. She comments on Tarot, Runes, divination, and life in general on her blog at www.WalkingInTheIronWood.com.

6:30PM to 9PM – NWTS “Meet and Greet”, Opening Ceremony, and Raffles in the Monarch Hall Vending Area

Saturday – March 7th

7:30AM to 8:30AM – Mindfulness and Tarot: Guided Meditation and Card Draw – Sandy Room

Begin your day by dropping anchor and settling into the deep clarity and ease of this present moment. Join Lisa for a 25-minute guided mindfulness meditation session, culminating with a one-card draw for the day. Together we’ll root ourselves in the abundance and joy of our own heart, and set the day’s intention with a card. No prior meditation experience is necessary.

Lisa Freinkel Tishman is the author of Mindful Tarot: Cultivating a Heart of Abundance and Love, Joy and Ease (forthcoming from Llewellyn). You can find her on YouTube and Instagram as Mindful Tarot. 

9AM – Vending Opens in the Monarch Hall

Liz Worth

Saturday 9AM

Tarot for the New Age: Five pillars for spiritual leadership

Tarot’s popularity is sky-rocketing these days. But like anything that becomes a trend, tarot can be at risk of being misused, misrepresented, or misunderstood. How do we preserve the integrity of tarot as a spiritual practice in a time when instant gratification and internet memes distract and dilute the commitment and responsibility that tarot requires? This isn’t to say tarot can’t be fun or light-hearted – it’s a good thing that people are interested in it. But, for those of us using tarot as a tool to help, heal, and guide others, it’s imperative that we establish clear ethics, boundaries, and understandings of what it means to use tarot responsibly.

Spiritual leadership is something we can all be accountable for and now is the time for us, as tarot readers, to lead the way in ensuring that tarot helps more than it harms. Join Liz Worth as she takes you through five pillars for spiritual leadership, which include: Empowerment, experience, discipline, commitment, and objectivity. Learn how to check personal biases, avoid spiritual bypassing, and serve your community in a way that aligns with your highest integrity. Open to tarot readers of all levels, this class will raise your awareness of what it takes to be a responsible tarot reader and blaze a trail into this new New Age.

Liz Worth is a tarot reader, astrologer and author based in Toronto. She believes that tarot can help us gain clarity and control over our lives. She is the author of The Power of Tarot and Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot, and is also a published poet and novelist.

In 2017, she was included in Flare Magazine’s “How I Made It” list, which is a roundup of 100 Canadian businesswomen. Her horoscopes have appeared in Flare Magazine and Spiral Nature, and she has taught classes on astrology, tarot, and magic at Readers Studio in New York City, the Northwest Tarot Symposium in Portland, Oregon, the Inaugural Love and Light Marathon in Montreal, and more. Learn more about her work at www.LizWorth.com


Arthur Graye

Saturday 9AM

Designing Your Own Deck – the Creative Process

Creating your own deck can be as easy or as hard as you make it. There are an infinite number of ways to accomplish this sometimes daunting task but there are a few basics that are a must. Join Arthur Graye in this interactive workshop where he will share his experience in creating the Juvel Mor Tarot- the triumphs, the laughs and most importantly, some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. We will put our heads together and come up with themes and ideas for your deck and come up with a plan to get you motivated to either start your deck or finish one that you have already started. This is a very hands on class where we will bounce ideas off of one another, talk about possible set backs and move towards outlining what you want and how to create that deck that you have in your heart.

Arthur Graye is the creator and owner of The GreenMan Studios and the designer of The Juvel Mor Tarot. Born and raised in Lewisville, TX (a suburb of DALLAS), Arthur was exposed to religion and spirituality when he was very young due to his Nazarene upbringing and early Southern Baptist Schooling. Arthur has always been an independent thinker and had his own ideas as to what was acceptable to him in the realm of spirituality. As an adult, following an earth based spirituality has taken him into the realms of healing (for Humans and Animals) and divination. He is a gifted intuitive and has been offering Spiritual Counseling through the cards and other means since early 2009. He holds multiple certifications in many healing modalities and reads with tools such as the Tarot, Charms, Oracle Cards as well as the Lenormand.

Arthur makes many handmade magical items for his clients and is also able to perform spells and make custom mojo hands and talismans upon request. He is a professional Artist, living in Flower Mound with his husband and his rescue dogs. www.TheGreenManStudios.com


Kathleen Gubitosi

Saturday 9AM

Voice Alchemy: Professional Voice Care and Voice Painting for Tarot Readers

Feel “froggy” after a long day of reading or teaching? Cancelled gigs ‘cause you can barely talk? Drowned our by background noise? Voice letting you down? Vocal strain doesn’t just cut into profits; it’s a serious health issue that can end your career!

Voice is our primary communication channel. Your voice has the power to attract or repel instantly based on the emotional effect it has on your querent or audience. In this fun, interactive workshop you will learn self-care techniques for the voice which can be implemented immediately to help you avoid potential voice injury and develop a voice that others love to listen to by connecting the elements of music with the elemental energies of the four directions and suits of the tarot. No prior experience or musical knowledge necessary. Bring your favorite deck with you!

Kathleen Gubitosi, MA is an award-winning business woman, performing artist, professional tarot consultant and teacher, energy healer, and Creatrix of The Magic of Voice Alchemy ™, a holistic approach to voice health and personal/professional image enhancement.

She guides readers, teachers and leaders to set their sacred message free, project confidence, sincerity and professionalism, and deeply connect with their ideal audience at home, at work, and on live and virtual stages, by channelling the most potent gift on earth, their voices. She is a contributing blogger for AspireMag.net exploring topics such as personal and professional image, feminine leadership, health and wellness, spirituality, goddess wisdom, healing and self-empowerment. www.KathleenGubitosi.com

Linda MacLean

Saturday 10:45AM

Golden Dawn Astrological Correspondences in the Waite-Smith Pip Cards

This class will examine the Golden Dawn astrological attributions of the pip cards in the minor arcana and their correspondence to the Spheres of the Planets on the Tree of Life. It will be shown how the Chaldean Ordering of the Planets assigned to the Spheres directly influences the imagery of each card. We will end by doing a spread related to the Tree of Life. Although knowledge of astrology is helpful it is not necessary to attend this class.

Linda has been studying tarot and astrology for more than forty years. SHe has taught a year-long monthly course on the Tree of Life as it relates to the pip cards and court cards. As a teenager, she began the very detailed weekly coursework sent out by Paul Foster Case’s “Builders of the Adytum” (BOTA), and completed it many years later. Although she has finished illustrating a tarot deck, it has not been published yet. She has attended many tarot conferences in the US, UK, and Switzerland, and in October 2018, was a presenter at the UK Tarot Conference in London.

Jim Barker

Saturday 10:45AM

Palmistry-Tarot Mashup: How to Read Hands in the Tarot

Hands tell a story. Like a secret language revealing your inner thoughts and messages, the position of the hands and fingers can tell us what someone else is thinking and feeling. In this fun, interactive workshop, tarot author Madame Pamita and palmistry scholar Jim Barker look at the positions of the hands in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and decipher the secret signals they’re sending us and gain a deeper understanding of palmistry, tarot and human nature. ​

Jim Barker is the creator of the Divine Hand method of palmistry, a unique method of hand analysis that blends modern observations of body language and gestures with traditional palmistry. In addition to being a palmist, Jim is also a teacher and practitioner of Holistic Peer Counseling, a chaplain and spiritual counselor. He operates The Divine Hand Palmistry, offering hand analysis to the general public, as well as apprenticeships to study the Divine Hand method. Jim lives in Seattle with his husband, and is a proud step-dad and grandfather. www.TheDivineHand.com

Madame Pamita is a Tarot Reader, Rootworker, Teacher, Author, and a Maker of Magic, Music, and Mischief.  She is the host of the popular YouTube Channel “Hoodoo How To with Madame Pamita”, the “Magic and the Law of Attraction” podcast, and author of “Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot” and a book on candle magic to be published in fall 2020. She is also the proprietress of the Parlour of Wonders in Los Angeles. www.ParlourOfWonders.com


Ginger Williams

Saturday 10:45AM

Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers

A great reading involves many elements and one of the most important elements is a solid, clear question. For new readers and for clients, this can be a daunting hurdle… but the good news is that it is totally something that anyone can improve! Isn’t funny how something so simple can seem so difficult? And yet, once it’s no longer such a big issue, the guidance can flow so much easier in a reading. In this session, we will cover a meditative process that helps you to remove your assumptions, your ego, and your will to hear what you want to hear. We will clear the way to an open and safe space where you are able to receive what you *need* to know. This method can be used to improve readings with clients as well, who often need coaching through their awareness and discovery process during a reading.

Ginger is an entrepreneur and metaphysical practitioner who started out in the logical world as a technologist, librarian, and archivist. Her natural ability to translate the practical and academic world to the universal connection of metaphysics, and vice-versa, enables her to help fellow metaphysicians learn how to build a bridge between what they envision, and the reality of  manifesting their gifts into a profitable reality.

When not providing readings, she works with small groups and business entrepreneurs through coaching, teaching, and managing their digital information through holistic approaches. www.SensibleWoo.com

Noon to 1:30 PM – Lunch Buffet (Advance ticket required) and more Raffles in the Monarch Hall Vending Area

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Saturday 1:45PM

Panel Discussion – Ethics in Divination

In a field that is largely unregulated, what are the ethics that apply to doing readings? Who gets to say? How are people held accountable to them? 

Michelle Welch will moderate this discussion about this important topic.

Francesca C. Simon

Saturday 1:45PM

A Mystical Approach to Tarot

A “hands on” workshop on Qabalah, designed to assist tarot readers and truth seekers in tapping into the secret knowledge, encoded into the structure of the Tree of Life. The workshop is a practical examination of the relationship between the Hebrew letters, astrology, numerology, planetary correspondences, universal symbology, and the Tree of Life.

Following a concise explanation of the 10 spheres on the Tree of Life, and an examination of the seven hermetic laws that govern the universe, attendees will begin to understand how the Major Arcana images correspond to the paths on the Tree of Life, and how the tarot activates and supports the working of the subconscious mind.

Francesca has studied Qabalah as an Initiate of the Traditional Martinist Order for almost 30 years. She is an initiate of Builders of the Adytum, a modern-day mystery school, specializing in the use of tarot in conjunction with the Tree of Life for self-discovery, self-development and the strengthening of psychic senses, and of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. She has facilitated workshops and made presentations for all three of the initiatic orders, and other organizations including the Theosophical Society. www.SarasotaRose.com


Christine Ashworth

Saturday 1:45PM

Uplevel Your Life, One Morning at a Time

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Why are some people so much more productive than others? Come learn the tips and tricks that high performers use to make the most out of their day – from their morning rituals, to signing off for the night.

Christine’s spiritual path has evolved through the years, mainly through utilizing the wisdom in her brother, Scott Cunningham’s, many books. She is now a happy Solitary who dreams in her garden, has an understanding with the Moon Mother, and, as an empath, does her best to shield herself from overload.

Following in her father’s and brother’s footsteps, Christine has been writing since 2001, with her first paranormal romance series being published in 2011. Her current books can be found on Amazon. After her first-ever pagan festival in 2018, Christine was encouraged to write a book about her brother, Scott, and is in discussions with Llewellyn Worldwide. www.Christine-Ashworth.com

Jamie Sawyer

Saturday 3:30PM

Little Layouts with Lenormand

In this workshop we will explore the smaller card layouts such as: 3 Card, 5 Card, 3×3 Spread (9 cards), mirroring techniques. Going over basic keywords, familiarizing yourself with the smaller card couplings which can tell volumes! We will be partnering up and exploring the cards together!

A creative mind with a lack of vices, Jamie is the creator of Sawyer’s Path- A Tarot Journey, Sawyer’s Lenormand and Sawyer’s Nature Portals (coming soon!). Considering herself forever a student on this journey, she looks forward to sharing what she’s discovered on this path!

A tattoo artist since 2002, Jamie opened her own private studio “Sacred Space Tattoo” in 2017. She resides in northeastern PA with her partner, Tim and their basset hound, Barney. www.SacredSpaceTattoo.com

Angelo Nasios

Saturday 3:30PM

A Tarot Odyssey: Revealing the Greek Wisdom in the Arcana

The provocative images of the Tarot speak to some of the most ancient mysteries. In this lecture, you will immerse yourself in the deep wisdom that Hellenism has contributed towards Western Esotericism, which the Tarot is a product of. The numerology of the Pythagoreans, the philosophy of Plato, the Olympians themselves all have something to teach you. Using the Tarot as our tour guide, the highlights of Hellenism will be revealed and put to practical use and you will gain a new perspective of the tarot as a method to cultivate your soul.

Angelo Nasios is the host of a popular YouTube channel and author of Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana and Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey. His innovative majors only deck, the “Inner Journey Tarot” is currently in production.

As a rising voice in the pagan community, Angelo writes for Patheos Pagan in his blog Hearth of Hellenism where he discusses the Greek tradition; its history and current expression as a living tradition. He is also an active member in the Greek polytheistic community in New York.  Angelo received his B.A in Religion and is currently earning a graduate degree in ancient history. www.AngeloNasios.com

Anastasia Katsikaris

Saturday 3:30PM

Jumping Time-lines with Tarot

Accurately predicting when events are likely to occur is one of the most satisfying and useful aspects of Tarot. In this class we’ll combine Tarot with its sister-science Astrology to predict date-ranges events are likely to occur. We’ll also learn purely Tarot-based methods to predict the timing and pace of events. By the end of class you’ll know how to:

~ Use the pips to predict date ranges ~ Use the Courts to predict the pacing of events and trajectory of cycles ~ Use the Aces as seasonal significators ~ Identify timing cards within the Celtic Cross spread ~ Use a spread specifically for timing and pull clarification cards for timing

Anastasia Katsikaris has been reading Tarot for 40 years. She’s author of the upcoming book, Misteri dei Tarocchi. Her unique approach fuses classical Tarot with Vedic Astrology and both Eastern & Western Mysteries. She’s a full-time intuitive arts practitioner living in Ventura, CA. She reads and teaches locally and on-line.  www.Anastasia-Tarot-Vedic-Astrology.com

5PM – Vending Room Closes

6:30PM to 10PM – Join us for en evening of socializing and entertainment!
Dinner Buffet (Advance ticket required) Cocktails (cash bar) and free Dessert for everyone! Enjoy the NWTS Follies, a
nd of course there will be Raffles!

Sunday – March 8th

7:30AM to 8:30AM – Mindfulness and Tarot: Guided Meditation and Card Draw –  Sandy Room

Begin your day by dropping anchor and settling into the deep clarity and ease of this present moment. Join Lisa for a 25-minute guided mindfulness meditation session, culminating with a one-card draw for the day. Together we’ll root ourselves in the abundance and joy of our own heart, and set the day’s intention with a card. No prior meditation experience is necessary.

Lisa Freinkel Tishman is the author of Mindful Tarot: Cultivating a Heart of Abundance and Love, Joy and Ease (forthcoming from Llewellyn). You can find her on YouTube and Instagram as Mindful Tarot. 

9AM – Vending Opens

Maree Bento

Sunday 9AM

Keep it Simple, Sibyl! K.I.S.S. Tips & Tricks to Flow through the Grand Tableau

The Grand Tableau is an incredible layout for Lenormand readings that can easily become overwhelming with information coming at us from every direction. However, when we keep a focus, it can become much easier to read. In this class, we will learn some tips and tricks on how to quickly hone a GT to get the messages you need for your querent’s questions.

Maree Bento is professional card reader, licensed bodyworker and a perpetual student of the mystical and healing arts. She is an intuitive artist, author and creator of three self-published divination decks: the Antiquarian Lenormand, Antiquarian Tarot, and the recently completed Divine Muses Oracle. She lives in Portland, Ore. with her mountain man, David and their huggable sight hound, Dante. She invites you to learn more about her and her work at www.DivineMuses.net

Callie French

Sunday 9AM

The Tarot Comes To Life

Reading the images as a story line is a basic tool most of us use. But what if there was a way to open a dialog between the cards that goes goes beyond a story-line and develops them into a a stage play?!

You’ll be surprised how a card’s image can be friendly to a card 2 to the left and a bully to the one right next to it at the same time! Card counting brings astrological values, Hebrew letters, and all 4 elements into a reading quickly and easily to add drama and depth to readings for your clients and yourself. Take a storyline to a three part play.

Callie is the artist of the Rana George Lenormand published by U. S. Games in 2017. This same publisher will be releasing a “Pride Tarot” in 2020, and Callie was honored by being selected to be the artist of two cards for this exciting deck because of her direct involvement with the LGBTQA+ community. As a self taught artist she has many projects that are currently under contract and in process coming out of her studio.

Kooch & Victor Daniels

Sunday 9AM

Doorways & Dynamics for Getting Your Work Published

If one of your questions is, “How do I publish my Tarot work?” then this class is for you. Explore meaningful strategies to transform your idea into a successful publishing venture. We’ll inspire each other’s creative visions and share practical, short-and-long term ways to help your ideas grow and prosper. Listening to each other’s concerns will help discover useful perceptions about both traditional and/or self-publishing avenues. We will look at different publishing options and share information to help you get your work to market.

Together, Kooch and Victor have co-authored “Tarot At A Crossroads, The Unexpected Meeting of Tarot and Psychology”, describing new ways of using Tarot in readings, how it can be used effectively in the diverse worlds of psychotherapists, counselors, and other human services workers. They have also written”Tarot D’Amour”, (a lovelorn favorite), “Matrix Meditations, Developing the Mind-Heart Connection”, and “Awakening the Chakras”, “Sacred Mysteries, The Chakra Oracle Deck” and its comprehensive guidebook.  For more information visit Victor’s www.ConsciousnessAndCulture.com, and/or Kooch’s site www.CyberMystic.com.

Dennis McGuire

Sunday 10:45AM

The Psychology of the Tarot Court: Using the MBTI to Understand Your Court Cards

Many Tarot readers have correlated the 16 Myers-Briggs types with the 16 cards of the Tarot Court. But different decks can have Court cards with different personalities–and therefore different MBTI types. In this workshop you will learn how the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory classifies personalities and identify the MBTI type of each of your Court cards. After you identify the MBTI types for your Court, group exercises will help you understand how the personalities of your Court–and clients you read for–need to adapt in order to work together effectively or to resolve conflicts.

Dennis has been active with tarot since 2009, using the Tarot to enrich his life and to help his clients deal with crises and opportunities, and their everyday lives. In addition to Tarot, he teaches yoga and does qigong energy balancing. Dennis is also a statistician who spent his professional career making sense of numbers. He learned how to create tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory when he earned his Educational Psychology PhD. Instead of statistics, now he uses Tarot to help his clients make sense of the life forces they face every day.

T. Susan Chang

Sunday 10:45AM

The 4 Great Stories of Tarot

We often speak in tarot of the Fool’s journey, the 22-card adventure story familiar to all. But in every tarot deck are hidden four other, epic stories, each tied to one of the four elements. By using tarot’s own elemental and astrological correspondences, we can weave together the minor and major arcana into mythic narratives that cast new light on our own heroic journeys. In this lecture presentation, I will tell each of the four stories in full, revealing how they play out in each of these 52 cards. In the process, you’ll learn to integrate each great story into your own lives and practice.

T. Susan Chang is the author of “Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers”. With Mel Meleen, she is the co-author “The Fortune’s Wheelhouse Guide to Esoteric Tarot”, and the co-host of the Fortune’s Wheelhouse esoteric tarot podcast, which explores imagery and symbolism in the Rider-Waite-Smith, Thoth, and Tabula Mundi decks. She reads tarot weekly in person in at Inspirit Crystals in Northampton, Massachusetts, and teaches The Living Tarot, an online tarot course for all levels of reader. All her offerings, events, and blog posts can be found at www.TSusanChang.com

Lori Lytle

Sunday 10:45AM

Tarot, Talismans and Manifesting Magic

A Tarot reading can be a profound and moving experience, that inspires and sparks change. However, a reading can also be ephemeral, the insights gained can fade away if we don’t find a way to develop and sustain the discoveries that were made. We can add magic and power to our readings by combining them with a tangible object that embodies our hopes, goals and intentions.

This workshop will cover how to add lasting impact to a Tarot reading with the use of amulets, talismans and other magical objects You will explore a Tarot spread that enables you or your client to create an intention, affirmation or goal, and to seal intentions into a talisman, and you’ll take your own charged talisman home with you.

Lori Lytle provides mystical yet practical guidance with Tarot as Inner Goddess Tarot in Toronto. She is known for her compassionate, conversational and empowering approach to the cards, and her ability to help her clients connect deeply with their own Inner Goddess. She’s a solitary witch, a priestess, a diviner, a wedding officiant, and an introverted empath and has been reading Tarot for more than 25 years.

Lori holds two Masters degrees in Ancient History/Archaeology and Museum Studies. She runs the popular Toronto Tarot Circle Meetup group, and offers readings and Tarot classes internationally online. She blissfully spends a lot of her time in her golden home office with her cat, Willow. Lori is also a reverend with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. www.InnerGoddessTarot.com.

Noon to 1:30 PM – Lunch Buffet (Advance ticket required) and more Raffles in the Monarch Hall Vending Area

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Sunday 1:45PM

Lenormand Study Group

Join experienced Lenormand experts, and fellow Lenormand students in this practical hands-on group.

Lisa Papez

Sunday 1:45PM

Tarot for Walking The Self-Worth Path

What your life would look like today, if you’d always known that you were good enough, exactly as you are? Many of us face serious challenges when it comes to our relationship with ourselves. We struggle to put ourselves first, constantly feel depleted, hyper-critical of our appearance, and are plagued with self-doubt every single day. We spend so much of our time trying to get comfortable in our own skin, that we miss out on so many glorious opportunities for experiences and joy in our lives.

This workshop will explore the five major components of walking the Self-Worth Path. Discover  how you can apply this information to your personal Tarot practice. You will leave this workshop, empowered with a Tarot spread that you can use regularly in your personal practice to leverage your personal growth, teach you how to take up space in the world – exactly as you are – and build a harmonious and nurturing relationship with your Self.

Lisa Papez is a Tarot professional, writer, yoga teacher trainer, public speaker, vocal advocate for self-worth and body acceptance, and the creator of The Self-Worth Path – a multifaceted approach to building a loving relationship with yourself. Having worked with the Tarot for over twenty years, Lisa brings her passion for self-worth to her approach to Tarot as a powerful and approachable tool for personal growth. www.SupportiveTarot.com

Sally Dubats

Sunday 1:45PM

Dark Cards: Death, Devil, Tower, Hanged Man

In this experiential class you’ll discover the hidden gifts of the dark Major Arcana cards: Death, Devil, Hanged Man, and Tower. Illuminating these shadowy cards will help you work with clients and enhance your personal work; shadow cards can signify great change and/or subconscious beliefs that no longer serve you. The class includes guided visualization, numerology, deck comparisons, journaling, and discussion to bring new meaning to the cards, and deeper insights for your clients.

Sally Dubats is a published author and founder of the Portland Tarot Guild. She has guided sacred rituals and workshops for over twenty years. She is a professional Tarot reader, and teaches In-Depth Tarot courses from beginning to advanced practices. Sally views the Tarot as a beautiful vehicle to understanding our personal archetypes, and the gateway to our Highest Selves. www.SallyDubats.com

4PM – Closing Ceremony and Last Raffle in the Vending Area in the Monarch Hall.  Vending Area closes at 5PM.

Monday Professional Development Extension