This will be my last post from Minnesota until August. The Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI) honored me by inviting me to be their keynote speaker at their conference this weekend. They have asked me to present two workshops and I have had a lot of fun preparing for them.
The first one is called How the Foolâ€™s Journey Becomes Your Journey. And is based on an article written by Rachel Pollack in the 2001 Llewellyn Tarot Calendar. Iâ€™ve played with this spread for almost ten years and love it. In this workshop, I present how the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana illustrate the quintessential Foolâ€™s Journey. Following the Foolâ€™s travels through the cards is a great way to deepen our understanding of those cards and also provides a map for our own experiences. As useful as that study is, tarot cards are meant to be shuffled. In this workshop, we will all shuffle the cards and discover our own personal Foolâ€™s Journey. Find out where you are, where you are headed, and what you can expect along the way.
The second workshop is Understanding and Designing Tarot Spreads, based on my love of spreads and my fascination with the balance between structureand freedom in tarot readings. Spreads provide a framework for interpreting the cards. Mostly we rely on positional descriptions in a spread help focus the cardâ€™s meaning. But other aspects of a spreadâ€™s design influence our reaction to the cards in many ways. Understanding the elements of spread design gives you more freedom and confidence as a reader.
What do you think of these topics? Hopefully the fine folks at TABI will enjoy them.
Iâ€™ll be in touch soon, posting from TABI and filling you in on all the latest tarot news from England!
The Fool cards are from: Shadowscapes Tarot, Legacy of the Divine Tarot, and Mystic Dreamer Tarot.