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Understanding Tarot Cards

Learn what each of the 78 cards mean and three different types of tarot spread readings
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Created by Lisa Newton
Last updated 11/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the 78 tarot card meanings
Learn three different types of spreads that you can use on yourself and others
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  • No previous knowledge of anything to do with tarot cards is assumed
  • You don't need to own a pack of tarot cards in order to do this course

This course is about understanding tarot cards - where they come from, what each of the 78 cards mean, and how to do a reading with them for yourself or for others.

The target audience are those who have an interest in tarot cards and/or the occult and divination.

The course looks at the history of the tarot, the different types of playing cards available, the difference between the major and minor arcana, what each of the suits mean, how to perform a reading, the warning behind the cards, how to interpret the cards - the position they're in, whether they're upright or reversed and when they literally 'jump' out at you!

Some students may have been for a reading before, others may just be curious. You can do readings for others (and charge), but we don't cover this aspect (making a business of it). Its more for understanding how to do a reading - for yourself and for others. Once your skills increase, there is nothing to stop you from charging for readings.

We look at example spreads and you have a chance to do a reading yourself. You don't need to have a set of tarot cards in order to do the course, but once the course is over (if you are to practice your new-found skills), then you will need to get a pack.

The course will take approx 1-2 hours to complete. We go through each of the card meanings, and then we look at a reading.

The course is ideal for the curious and for those who just want to 'know more' about tarot cards, what each of the cards mean and how to do a reading. The course instructor got her first pack of cards over 20 years ago, and over the years, she's learned the meaning of the cards from person experience. She believes that the cards "never lie".

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those with an interest in the occult and in tarot cards (major and minor arcana)
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Curriculum For This Course
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4 Lectures 15:59

What the course will cover

Preview 01:17

A brief history of the tarot cards and how the course tutor got her first pack 20+ years ago

Preview 04:02

How the cards are set up and biblical warning!

Preview 05:18

Outline of the different versions / types of cards available on the market

The decks
The Major Arcana
2 Lectures 21:20

The Major arcana meanings, cards 0 (fool) to 10 (wheel of fortune)

Cards 0 to 10

The Major arcana meanings, cards 11 to 21 (the world)

Cards 11 to 21
The Minor Arcana
6 Lectures 42:32

The four aces of the minor arcana - meanings


What each of the 2's, 3's and 4's in the four suits (coins, wands, cups and swords) mean

Cards 2, 3 and 4

What each of the 5's, 6's and 7's in the four suits (coins, wands, cups and swords) mean

Cards 5, 6 and 7

What each of the 8's, 9's and 10's in the four suits (coins, wands, cups and swords) mean

Cards 8, 9 and 10

What each of the pages and knights (coins, wands, cups and swords) mean

Pages and Knights

What each of the queens and kings in the four suits (coins, wands, cups and swords) mean

Queens and Kings
Sample Readings
3 Lectures 22:45

How to prepare for a reading and Interpreting a 3-card spread reading

3 card spread

Interpreting a 1-card spread reading

1 Card spread

Performing a celtic cross reading

Celtic cross spread
Next steps
1 Lecture 02:14

What to do next

Where to go from here
About the Instructor
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Entrepreneur & Serial Author

Lisa Newton BA MSc FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She's a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award. In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).

Lisa's books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.

Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals.

In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering.

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