Woven Psyche Online Tarot Classroom Unit Outline

Unit 1 – Getting Started

1.1 Get to know your teacher
1.2 How does tarot work?
1.3 Selecting a tarot deck
1.4 Tools and outside resources

Unit 2 – Beginner Basics – Basics of Card Interpretation

2.1 Tarot structure and history in a nutshell
2.2 What information to look for on a card
2.3 Free association writing exercise for interpreting cards
2.4 Follow up to free association exercise
2.4 Supplement – Exercise examples
2.5 Exercise – interpreting non-tarot images
2.6 Masculine (yang) & feminine (yin)
2.6 Supplement – yin / yang cheat sheet

Unit 3 – Beginner Basics – The Major Arcana

3.1 Getting started with the Major Arcana
3.2 Magician (1) through Hierophant (5)
3.3 Lovers (6) & Chariot (7)
3.4 Strength (8) through Justice (11)
3.5 Hanged Man (12) through Tower (16)
3.6 Star (17) through Sun (19)
3.7 Judgment (20) & World (21)
QUIZ – know your majors!

Unit 4 – Beginner Basics – The Minor Arcana: Court Cards

4.1 Into to Minor Arcana suits
4.1 Supplement – 4 elements cheat sheets
4.2 Understanding court cards
4.3 Wand (fire) court cards
4.4 Cups (water) court cards
4.5 Swords (air) court cards
4.6 Coin/Pentacle (Earth) court cards
QUIZ – Know your court cards!
4.8a Court card matching exercise – celebrities
4.8b Court card matching exercise – Star Trek
4.8c Court card matching exercise – Presidents

Unit 5 – Beginner Basics: The Minor Arcana: Ace through Ten

5.1 Basic Ace through Ten struture
5.2 Ace through Ten of Wands
5.3 Ace through Ten of Cups
5.4 Ace through Ten of Swords
5.5 Ace through Ten of Coins/Pentacles

Unit 6 – Performing a Reading (Putting Cards in Context)

6.1 Organic context vs. spreads
6.2 Reinforcing cards
6.3a Conflicting cards example 1
6.3b Conlicting cards example 2
6.3c Conflicting cards example 3
QUIZ – Test how well you know court card interactions!
6.4 A note on noticing what’s not there
6.5 Major v.s Minor
6.6 Three card readings
6.6 Supplement – 3 card reading ideas
6.7 Tailoring a reading to the question

Unit 7 – Reading Reversed Cards (Optional Advanced Technique)

7.1 Introduction to reading reversals
7.1 Supplement – Different ways to interpret reversals
7.2 Pairing reversals with upright cards
7.3 Reversals in context – first example
7.4 Reversals in context – second example
7.5 Reversals in context – third example
REVERSALS QUIZ

Unit 8 – Personalizing the Tarot with Birth Cards & Significators

8.1 Intro to birth cards
8.1 Supplement – Calculating birth cards (2 methods)
8.2 Understanding and using significators
8.2 Supplement – MBTI & court card correspondences (with permission of outside expert Rachel)
8.3 Readings that ensure the appearance of birth cards and significators

Unit 9 – Professional Ethics & Difficult Situations

9.1 Client confidentiality
9.2 Setting boundaries & expectations
9.3 Dealing with difficult clients
9.4 What to do when you get stuck during a reading
9.5 Reframing unhelpful questions
9.5a Exercise – improve these questions

Unit 10 – Questions about Timing

10.1 Intro to Timing Issues
10.2 Steps in a Journey / Series of Events
10.3 Using Cards to Represent Specific Time Periods
10.4 Using Suits and Numbers to Identify Times of Year
10.5 Additional Timing Methods
Unit 10 Exercise (Design Readings to Answer These Timing Questions)

Unit 11 Coming Soon: Professional and Intuitive Development

Guest Speaker & Bonus Content

    • Femininity & Tarot with women’s studies professor Dr. Kim Pendleton
    • The influence of Kabbalah on Tarot with tarot expert Rachel Mann
    • Bonus Video: Monetizing Your Tarot Practice
    • Pattern Recognition in the Tarot with Daljit from The Tarot Mama
    • More to come…