Information on Tarot Classes

I will be teaching one on-line tarot class this fall - below is a brief summary. Click on the course title below for more detailed information on the syllabus, beginning and end dates, enrollment deadlines, and fees. Click here to read reviews from past students.

  • Court Cards - Beginning/Intermediate - 8 weeks (Sept 14 - Nov 8, 2009). Get to know the court cards like never before - this course is designed to introduce the reader to this difficult group of cards from a wide variety of unique and in-depth perspectives. We will explore their personalities (good, bad, and ...), elemental, psychological, and astrological qualities, address gender issues, experiment with significators, play with body language, and learn how to tell if a given court card represents the querant, someone else, or not a person at all. Meet the court cards disguised as approaches, professions, occupations, institutions, activities, animals, and more.

Classes are taught through YahooGroups and provide an interactive setting in which course participants can work with the instructor and other students using a discussion group and on-line format.  YahooGroups provides a discussion list, web page, an area to upload and download files, a chat room, and other facilities. The courses follow a weekly syllabus, but within that schedule, students can participate, work on their lessons, and post messages whenever it is convenient for them.  

If you would like to sign up for this course, please first read the detailed information on schedules, fees, syllabus, and other information for the course you are interested in, and then send me an e-mail. My preferred method of payment is through PayPal, which accepts credit cards and payment from PayPal accounts. Click on the button below to pay through PayPal. You may also send a check or money order - let me know in your e-mail and I will send you the address.

Court Cards

Level: Suitable for both beginning and intermediate readers.

Dates: Sept. 14 - Nov 8, 2009

Fee: $50

Course Syllabus:

Week 1
Introduction to the court cards
Variations in court card ranks and titles
Visual exploration and comparison among decks

Week 2
Exploring personal associations with the courts
Friends, family, and personal bias
Developing initial concepts based on rank and suit

Week 3
Elemental associations
Court card strengths and weaknesses
Relationship compatibility

Week 4
Astrological associations - various methods
Using astrological associations
Beyond the Sun Sign - facets of personality

Week 5
Psychological profiles
Interactive styles
Body language and clothing

Week 6
Court cards as activities
Court cards as abstract concepts
Court cards as societal institutions or professions
Animals as court cards

Week 7
What good is a significator? When to use them, how and why
How to tell who or what the court card in your reading represents
Gender and ethics issues

Week 8
Reading practice and critiques
Self-test to evaluate progress

Reviews by Former Students

I was very pleased with it all.  I feel it was geared so that beginners as well as more advanced students would all get a lot out of the studies.  It pushed whatever boundary one happened to be stuck at. I personally enjoyed the on-line experience! I think I like it better than having to travel to a classroom.  Allowed me to spend time with my kids while learning. A huge thank you!  This has been a wonderful experience for me. I love being part of this online community!

I liked the way Teresa taught us to develop our own keywords and meanings in combination with the traditional meanings. Her deep insight and knowledge of the tarot and the layers of meanings that she teaches go well beyond the basics, and are far superior to any tarot course I have encountered. I felt that for the first time, I have learned a great deal. I loved it and looked forward to every post and exercise - everyone was so helpful and the feedback was always so constructive and timely, always stretching my boundaries.

I liked posting the exercises and reading the exercises that my classmates posted too. Being able to gain a new perspective from the point of view of others helps me to grow as much as just learning. I liked the on-line experience... I am one that would open up a little more on-line than if I was sitting in a classroom.  This is something that I would like to do again.

I've taken a number of tarot courses before this one, at both beginning and intermediate levels, and not a one in the bunch came within miles of packing so much knowledge into a single lesson. This course had a level and quality of depth that all the others combined couldn't hope to match.  Just one week of this material was the equivalent of three or more week's worth in the other classes I've taken.  A truly amazing compilation of information and insights, and application techniques.  The whipped cream and cherry on top was having the opportunity to read the marvelous posts from everyone and see how others applied the cards.  Such creativity! I feel truly blessed to have witnessed it.

Teresa's wisdom provided us with guidance, suggestions and her gentle criticism to aide us in learning. She took her time and worked with each of us on an individual basis. The dedication she has shown with her personal time for us has been greatly appreciated by all! We have formed new friendships, studied, worked together, and learned from Thrysse and each other with an incredible harmony. Teresa allowed us the space and openness to express our individualistic approaches and views.

The Tarot course is packed full of information, exercises and guidance and I feel that my understanding of the Tarot and skills have jumped a couple of levels higher from taking this course. Teresa's On-Line Beginner/Intermediate Tarot Course has been an incredible learning and growing experience on my Tarot path and one that I highly recommend!

The very best tarot learning experience I've had.  Thank you!  There's no way that I could have learned this much on my own or in any other course that I've tried. Your method of teaching is very interactive and caring.



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