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The Alternative Tarot Course is an eight-week online course to develop your personal approach to tarot
If you’ve just got your first tarot deck and don’t know where to start…
If you get your tarot cards out from time to time – but never quite know what to do with them…
If you have a grasp of tarot card meanings, but struggle with actual readings…
If you’re returning to tarot after a break…
If you want to do tarot differently…
If you’re a tarot blogger looking for inspiration…
If you feel that tarot is too straight, too white, too conservative, too heteronormative, too whatever – and would like to reinterpret their cards for yourself…
Or if you simply want to gain more confidence with with your tarot cards…
…this course is for you!
Your course is the best training I can imagine as a reader.
– ATC participant
How it works
Building on feedback from learners on the original course, I’ve spent this year reimagining and redesigning this programme.
We’ll work together through one chapter per week,
with a new chapter going live each Sunday.
Each chapter presents a theme, explored through a series of engaging exercises.
These are fun, or thought-provoking, or deep (or all of these) and are designed to help you really dig into your cards and get to know them in new ways. There are plenty of activities for each chapter, so you can take your pick each week – or complete them all.
As each chapter is released, you’ll also receive a workbook to download.
So you can print out the entire course and work through it by hand – or if you prefer, write the exercises into your own journal or blog.
You’ll create your own weekly reading ritual,
with a new spread to try out at the end of each chapter, and guidance for making this a special weekly event.
You’ll also build a regular ‘daily card’ practice
with journalling prompts to encourage you to relate the card to events or experiences in your own life, and get to know each card on a personal level.
You won’t be doing this alone!
We’ll be working through the course together, with our own private forum within the course. You’ll be able to ask questions and talk about your discoveries with classmates, and I’ll be checking in each week too, with questions, comments, tips and suggestions.
The course opens one week before lessons start, so you can check out all the course info and preparatory materials, and meet your classmates in the forum.
The Alternative Tarot Course has already guided thousands of tarot lovers into a deeper and more personal relationship with their cards.
I can’t wait to welcome you onto our next journey through the tarot.
What is the time commitment? How much work is this course?
This isn’t a casual course – it does require you to put aside a few hours each week to create a tarot practice and work through some of the exercises. You have the option each week of a ‘bare minimum’, with plenty of extra exercises for when you have more time.
Can I use any tarot deck?
The best deck to use with this course is one that is fully-illustrated, with plenty of figures or scenes or symbols to read. This is a really visual course, we’ll be doing a lot of looking at cards, so you’ll need to use a tarot deck that has plenty to get into – and one that you really connect with.
What equipment do I need to do this course?
The basic requirement is a deck of tarot cards. This course is journal-based, so you can expect to do a lot of writing! Downloadable worksheets are available for you to complete online (shared via Google Drive), or print out and fill in (Google account not required) – or you may prefer to use your own journal, it’s entirely up to you!
You will also be encouraged to create a quiet space in your home for your tarot practice – but if this is not possible, that’s okay!
Can I take this as a self-paced class? How long will the materials be available?
This class is presented as a weekly programme, with new chapters going live each week, and community discussion centring on that week’s theme in the class forum.
Materials will remain available to all participants until mid-December. The downloadable workbooks (one for each chapter) are yours to save and keep forever.
Will I get one-on-one support?
No. This is a self-study course, backed up with a friendly community space where you can connect with classmates.
I will be active in this space, checking in twice a week to join the conversation and offer general support and moderation as necessary, but there is no opportunity to work with me privately at this time.
Will you be offering this course again?
At this point, I can’t say for sure that I’ll offer the course again in this exact format – it is an experiment for me to see how it goes running a course that needs me to be present each week. My hope is that it will go beautifully, and I will offer it again in early 2020! However, at this stage, I cannot offer any guarantees.