Tarot doesn’t predict your future. Instead, Tarot allows you to create your future. It’s a tool for autonomy and empowerment, for tapping into our soul knowledge, for self-directing our own destinies. All Tarot asks is that we approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be active participants in forming our fates.
The Year Ahead Reading is a 20-card spread that harnesses this powerful moment of transition in order to review the lessons of the year past and set intentions for the year to come. Using the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot and the Supra Oracle, we uncover the following:
- your biggest lesson of 2018,
- what you’re leaving behind in the past year,
- what work you’re still engaged in and how to bridge it into the future,
- and what new work awaits you in the year ahead.
We also look at four areas of focus for 2019 in the four realms of life:
- your internal world of emotions and relationships,
- your career or passions,
- your material reality,
- your mental realm and personal power.
Lastly, I calculate your Year Card for 2019 using numerology. Through the lens of this card, we explore what larger themes are at play in your life and how to work with the energy of your Year Card to get the most out of 2019.
Tarot: The Art and Skill of Intuitive Reading
Thursdays, January 17th—February 7th | 6:30pm-8:20pm | Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, TEB 217 | $55
In this four-week class, we’ll learn to read Tarot as a narrative through archetypes, the elements, and numerology. We’ll explore the Major Arcana through the Fool’s Journey, the Minor Arcana through elemental and numerological correspondences, and the Court Cards through elemental dignities and personality archetypes. Designed to deepen and evolve your relationship to Tarot and to yourself, this course will focus on reading the cards intuitively and analytically as a personal practice for self-awareness and development. For beginner to intermediate students, some knowledge of Tarot is helpful but not required. Please bring a deck, Smith-Waite or Rider-Waite recommended.
Registration open now!
Non-credit community education classes are open to anyone. Use this CRN (course registration number) when signing up: 16837
Demystifying the Tarot
Saturday, February 2nd | 11am-3:50pm | Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, TH 101 | $39
Learn the history and practical use of the Tarot, a divination system of 78 cards steeped in mysterious imagery, ancient symbolism, and centuries of misinformation. In this one-day workshop, we’ll debunk the fictions and fears and discover how to use Tarot as a tool for self-knowledge and personal development. We’ll address the history of Tarot and gain a practical acquaintance with the Major and Minor Arcanum, including an introduction to reading Tarot spreads for yourself. For beginner to intermediate Tarot students.
Registration open now!
Non-credit community education classes are open to anyone. Use this CRN (course registration number) when signing up: 16810
The Word Witch Podcast
The Word Witch is a podcast for the modern magical soul. In each episode, queer witch Claire Burgess (they/she) explores tarot, astrology, spirituality, and more through conversations with folks making magick from the margins.
The Word Witch is produced, written, and recorded by Claire Burgess. Editing and tech support come from Danu Vino. Our logo is designed by Claire Burgess.
The Word Witch Podcast is a production of The Word Witch Tarot. It’s supported by members on Patreon. If you’d like to to lend support, join the community today!
Tarot isn’t fortune-telling. It doesn’t predict the future. Instead, Tarot is a doorway into self-discovery.
Every reading is a narrative that tells us the story of our selves, uncovering how our pasts have shaped us, illuminating the path we are currently walking, and hinting at our likely trajectory. Tarot is the fulcrum where the past and future meet, providing us with a deeply valuable portal into investigating the Now. It gives us the tools to investigate our wants and fears, our choices and behaviors, our healing and our potential.
So Tarot isn’t about fate. It’s entirely about autonomy. It’s about harnessing our incredible power to direct our own destinies through healing, introspection, growth, and change.
All the Tarot asks is that we approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be active participants in forming our own fates.