LEARN TO READ TAROT: EMPOWERING MYTHOLOGICAL ARCHETYPES with LAURA ZUSPAN
Four-part series: Sundays March 26th, April 23rd, May 28th and June 25th
12:00 – 2:30 pm // Laurel Shop: 3807 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA // Series and single-class enrollment available.
How do we align with the mythological archetypes of the Tarot?
The Tarot is an ancient book of poetry and art, mapping our consciousness, revealing the secrets of human behavior and conditioning. In this four class series, we will learn the meaning and symbolism of the entire 78 cards of the Tarot deck, providing a foundation for a beginning reader. We will cover how to use the tarot for meditation and manifestation, then introduce several tarot spreads. We will learn the basic structure of the Tarot, illuminating the differences between the major and minor arcana (secrets), learn how to develop intuition (grounding and channeling), and develop skills in ethical reading. Along with a lecture-based class we will convene as a salon, learning to read for each other with professional insights from the teacher.
The series will consist of four monthly sessions, each aligned to one of the Tarot’s four suits, their mythological symbols, and related arcana. This class series is designed to give beginners a solid foundation to spiral out of, so they can start to develop their own practice as readers. Signing up for the whole Tarot series will provide you with all the tools needed to deepen your relationship as a solo Tarot practitioner, learning all arcana and symbolism, aid in building sacred community and develop intuition. One class will give you the very basics of Tarot reading and emphasis a specific part of the Tarot.
Each workshop will culminate in an extensive hands-on tarot reading salon between students, which Laura will mediate through feedback. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners. All students must provide their own decks – decks that follow the Rider Waite or Thoth modality are preferred. But please choose one that you’re drawn to, as all are relevant.
REGISTER FOR THE SERIES: SOLD OUT
PART 1 – THE WANDS: ALIGNING WITH LIFE PURPOSE: SOLD OUT
PART 2 – THE CUPS: CREATING HEART WISDOM: SOLD OUT
PART 3 – THE SWORDS: THOUGHTS ARE THINGS – MENTAL WISDOM
Sunday May 28th // 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Explore aligning oneself with the Sword suit, the suit ruled by air, mental acuity and intelligence. We will discuss how the tarot invites us to develop objective thinking through the swords, and how thoughts develop into real things (i.e. manifestation). We will also discuss related major arcana and the power of affirmation, and introduce a daily tarot spread.
PART 4 – THE DISCS: THE ART OF NOURISHING THE EARTH REALM
Sunday June 25th // 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Explore aligning oneself with the Discs suit, the suit ruled by earth, work, body and home. We will discuss related major arcana, learn a grounding meditation, introduce a self-esteem tarot spread, and learn exercises on how to develop intuition. We will discuss what it looks like to align with the discs suit to develop consciousness on ethical nourishment, i.e. our relationship to prosperity and abundance, internally and externally.
TEACHER BIO: Laura Zuspan is an artist and seer. Magic and art are her guiding forces; what most interests her in these realms are transformations in consciousness. Her artistic and intuitive practice is to facilitate collaborative healing ceremonies, ritual awakenings, and the development of inner vision to feed and inspire the spirit. In this practice Laura draws on the ancient book of Tarot, and on practical life coaching techniques. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her art internationally. She has studied Buddhism at Insight Meditation Center, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Thailand and trained at the Niroga Institute in yoga outreach. Influenced by the work of Joanna Macy, Linda Montano, Angeles Arrien and Dipa Ma, Laura is interested in shifting the way we understand ‘Tarot’ into a functional and ethical tool for individual insight and empowerment. Laura recently opened a private reading room to see clients privately located in central Oakland. She is currently creating her own tarot deck through watercolor painting. Learn more at www.laurazuspanhealing.com
CANCELLATION POLICY: We have a 48 hour cancellation policy for workshops. This policy helps us support our teachers and allows our teachers to put on the best workshop possible.