7 Reasons How Tarot Classes Can Be Beneficial
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Is it worth the dollar to pay a teacher or tarot expert when I can simply find tarot card meanings and various spreads on the internet? There are tons of tarot card workshops, online courses, and self-study programs to choose from, so why go looking for a teacher?
I believe learning tarot can be a major turning point in anyone’s life, It definitely was for me! Tarot stirs things up. It gives you more depth and clarity into aspects of your life and helps you to see things from a new perspective, or affirms what your intuition has been telling you all along.
I highly recommend taking tarot card classes at some point.
Everyone has a different route into tarots, for me, this journey began when I rescued a gypsy lady’s cat and to return the favour she taught me tarot. What started as an informal, fun and unconventional way of learning tarot lead to a self-transformative breakthrough
So, if you’re thinking of investing your time and money into a tarot class, here are my tips on how to get the most from the experience:
1) Connect with your teacher.
It is almost impossible to find two tarot card readers who have the same approaches and techniques. Some things in tarot are universal, and others aren’t. None are wrong, just different. This is why it is so important to connect with your teacher. So don’t jump in into the ocean before you know what awaits. Take some time to see what they have to say and if they speak a language that you like. Keep in mind that a beginners’ tarot class will have a different flavour depending on who is teaching it, even if the content is very similar.
2) Group tarot class vs one-on-one tarot classes
This is a very personal choice, for me as a tarot card teacher, I find that sharing my knowledge and passion for tarot cards works best via one-on-one tarot sessions. This is one of the main reasons I don’t teach group tarot card sessions. I find one-on-one tarot card classes more personal, fulfilling and fun to take this wonderful journey of tarot. It gives my students undivided attention and I can guide them through their strengths and weakness. This also gives them the chance to ask more questions and become confident tarot card readers.
3) Why did you sign up for tarot class?
Before you go to your tarot class, I want to ask u a simple question. Why? Did a friend talk you into coming to a tarot workshop, or maybe you signed up on a whim? Whatever the reason, great! Curiosity is healthy, and so is spontaneity. If you are planning on attending a tarot class and you’re totally new to it, I have 3 tips for you. RESEARCH. RESEARCH. RESEARCH.
4) Find out what the class is offering.
No one can turn you into a tarot reader, and you won’t become a tarot pro in a few hours. This is especially important to follow if you are committing to a longer course, but also if it’s just a two-hour beginner workshop. Why? Because the course outline tells you exactly what to expect. If you are taking a two-hour intro class, you will probably get some of the most important basics to tarot, but you will not leave knowing tarot inside and out. That takes time.
5) A full glass cannot be filled
Once you step into a place of learning, keep your mind open to the lessons at hand. you may come into a class with some knowledge you have learned along the way, but it doesn’t mean every tarot class will speak to you, or that every tarot reader will use those same ideas or techniques. Like I mentioned earlier, there are many different ways to work with tarot and different ways of looking at a reading. So put your trust in your teacher and their methods. Be respectful and considerate and trust the process. You are there to learn after all. Always keep in mind that a tarot card lesson is not going to be based around every possible technique there is, relevant to each lesson, or in use by each tarot card reader.
6) Take it all in.
Don’t stop with just one book, or one class, or one teacher. Especially if you are just getting started in tarot. Know the rules that you’re working within. Yes, tarot is intuitive and there is a fluidity to it as a practice, and yes, if you stick with it long enough, you will develop your style of reading.
But there are also trusted techniques and card meanings that will give you the framework from which to build your understanding. Sometimes, you need to learn the rules first before you can break them.
7) When in a tarot class, do tarot
At times, I have students who would like to squeeze in learning angel cards or oracle cards. As they think it’s the same and ofcourse can be learnt. Don't be that person! Trust me, it happens more often than you think. If you are coming to a tarot class, make sure you know it’s about tarot. There is a difference between tarot cards and oracle or angel cards. Tarot cards may differ in their artwork, but the structure is always the same. If you are unsure, here is something you can look out for:
Every deck has 78 cards that are broken out into two categories: The Major and Minor Arcana. The cards contained within those suits are key to learning tarot. If you take a tarot class, it will be structured around the system of tarot. Other types of divination tools, like oracle decks or Lenormand cards, will have their own sets of rules and structures.
All this being said, always keep in mind that no class, course, or teacher will do the work for you. We as tarot card teachers provide lessons that hand you the tools but your willingness to use and adapt to these tools is the most important part in your journey to becoming a tarot card reader.