Thanks to my sponsors, I now have the fee for the Shiatsu Foundation Course I’ve been crowdfunding for. Blisserama.
I thought it would take me 3 weeks, and it took me 11 months. Finally, welcome to my Udemy Comprehensive Beginner’s Tarot course. If you’ve ever wanted a comprehensive, thorough and well-structured course to help you learn the Tarot without having to use a book, this is it, folks. And it’s free.
I came upon Benebell Wen’s blog post on learning to read Tarot cards while looking up Golden Dawn astrological associations online for my soon-to-be-published Udemy Tarot course. Perusing through the 3 categories of readers (beginner, yes, pass, intermediate, ok, next, advanced… ok wait what’s this?) I came across a document she shares for free about how to make $50K p/a as a Tarot reader. Was my interest piqued? Never before has it been quite so piquedy-piqued, I can assure you of that.
And, furthermore, I was fascinated by the eponymous 9 point plan (click picture) to get yourself out there and making waves, and by golly I just had to share it with you. If you have an interest in becoming a professional in any esoteric field, this post is the best I have ever read on how to do just that. And did I mention already that it’s free? There are tons of accompanying extras to help you, like a course in Tarot reading success. I’m fo sho going to do this. Thank you very much, Benebell Wen.
So far, I’ve finished all the Major Arcana and Court Card lectures, and I’m just writing the Pip card lectures with a couple of extra cherries for the top of the cake: a short but sweet workshop on Marseille-style decks, and a video presentation on 3 ways to read Oracle cards.
This course will be totally FREE, as a way for me to showcase my amahzing talent, and of course to spread the Tarot love a little bit further.
Please watch the video of Lecture 1 (it’s only 6 minutes) and let me know what you think. And whilst you’re on my YouTube channel, don’t forget to subscribe, friends!
So, of course, disclaimer disclaimer, I am NOT saying that you should use the Tarot for your financial guidance. If you have a financial or money-related question, you should go to a licensed professional. However, I would just like to share a story about how that could actually work.
I went to a hot spring in Nagano, North Japan, with my cousins a few years ago. One of my cousins is what you could call an in-the-bone socialist, she has lived on a beach in Thailand in her bikini for 5 years, for example. So when I gave her a Tarot reading, I was shocked, yes shocked to see the 4 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles and King of Pentacles all there on the table. I told her that I thought her reading was wrong, but she said: Just go ahead and tell me what you see.
So, I said: “Turns out, you’re a money-grabbing whore after all!” No, that’s not what I said, nor even what I thought, but I just slipped that in the story, in case it gave you a bit of a laugh. What I actually said was: “Looks like you have some financial issues on your mind, you are thinking about saving and investing for the future, maybe budgeting and making financial plans of all sorts.” She agreed, and said that that was why she had asked me for a Tarot reading, because she was thinking of getting investments and a retirement plan, now her daughter was getting older and she was planning for the future.
Incredible, I thought, that the Tarot can be that pin-point accurate, that we can get answers to even our most worldly questions using the Tarot. And THAT’S when I decided to become a professional Tarot card reader, in case you were wondering.
Talking of which, yesterday this happened:
Thank you as ever to my super-sweet Tokyo Tarot Meetup Group. We completed Lesson 5 of 8 of our Tarot course yesterday. I asked my students for a reading about a rather scary letter from my local council in the UK, and what I should do about it. Should I call and confess all, or should I try to brush everything under the carpet?
What’s your interpretation?
It’s official: My Tarot students are the absolute BEST! They are funny, insightful, intelligent and supportive. Thank you to everyone who came to the second lesson yesterday, and see you soon I hope.
Yes, my friends, it’s Autumn again – no, really – and as such it’s time to learn stuff! If you are in Tokyo or surrounding area in the next few months and would really like to learn the meanings of all 78 Tarot cards, and (what’s more important) exactly how to use them to get a real ass-kicking Tarot reading, now is your chance.
View the Tokyo Tarot Meetup group’s Autumn schedule for more information.
Come and share Reiki and all-round good vibes. If you don’t have attunement, don’t worry, as you will receive Reiju, which is temporary Reiki attunement, it allows you to give Reiki. If you are a Reiki practitioner, come along and tell us about your services and courses. I’m holding two per month: one on the 3rd Sunday, one on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, so that everyone gets a chance to go.
Since it was so hard to organise any Reiki Shares in Yokosuka, due to lack of suitable space, I decided to hold them in Yokohama instead. There are many excellent spaces there that I’ve rented before. Yokohama is only 30 mins from Tokyo and from Yokosuka, and the event space is about 5 to 10 minutes from the North exit of Yokohama station.
By the way, if you are interested in renting spaces around Japan, because you want to hold a meetup or whatever, maybe for a business meeting or networking event, I recommend spacee.jp. It seems to be the best of the space rental sites, IMHO.
Instead of running the beginners’ course directly from this site, I’ve decided to post it on Udemy. The advantage is that my newsletter and blog subscribers can get it free, because you can get vouchers and the like, apparently.
The slightly sad and sorry news is that it’s taking me a lot longer than expected to get that thing up and running. I thought I would be able to just transfer files from the Beginners’ Tarot course that I ran earlier this year. However, looking back on that I realised that in fact I pretty much had to re-write the whole thing. But that’s ok, I love talking about Tarot. ETA is about mid-July at present.
So if you want a really amazing (!) comprehensive beginners’ Tarot course, subscribe to my blog! There’s a link in the side-tab on the right.
Tokyo Tarot Meetup rides again, at Denny’s Restaurant, Shinagawa, and this time we focused on the magnificent Chaldean Decans, or decanates, whichever you prefer.
This system is based on the Chaldean calendar. The idea is that you can time events in the future using Tarot cards. I love this kind of fortune telling, because you get prediction and timing together.
Coming up soon, I will be offering a Chaldean Decan mini e-course, which will be FREE to Star Tarot Blog and newsletter Subscribers, and Patreon supporters.
If you want to see a much more beautiful version of the Chaldean calendar, see THIS blog post. In the reading on the table above, the member asked when she was getting married. Based on what the Tarot said, and looking at the calendar, what do you think?