SIGN UP NOW! Learn to Read Pip-Style and Tarot de Marseille Style Tarot Next Class being scheduled now! A total of Six Classes, dates and times flexible to suit your schedule.
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Now is the perfect time to learn this ancient skill, taught by someone who's been reading the cards for nearly fifty years!
The ideal student for this class is one who is new to pip-style and TdM decks and wants to learn how to read them. You may be new to Tarot altogether, or making a switch from RWS or Thoth.
Tarot has been around for hundreds of years, and since its inception it's been a fascinating collection of human experience and expression.
My method of teaching tarot, is to go back to the beginning, to early Renaissance Italy and 1600s France, and acquaint my students with old school meanings of the trump images and numerology. This class will be using pip style cards which predate the Rider Waite Smith Tradition. The style of tarot interpretation I teach can also be applied to any pip-styled cards. Bear in mind that TdM can rightly reference the Tarot of Milan (Italy) from the mid 1400s, and other northern Italian decks as well as the Tarot of Marseilles which came later, out of France in the early to mid 1600s. Other Pip-styled cards have
If you can read TdM and pip-style cards, you can read anything.
My preference for teaching TdM and pip-style style reflects my ambition to help you understand tarot at its core. If you understand where something comes from, you understand what it is about, and you have a better grasp of its mechanics.
Each lesson I deliver is about an hour in length and lessons are paced at a week apart. The first lesson will be a bit longer than the rest. Each lesson will also include exercises for you to do at your own pace and prepare you for the next lesson.
I deliver the lessons via video chat which I feel will best facilitate the concepts being taught. Classes are limited to five students, so please sign up early so you have a slot. The lessons are broken down into six sessions but you may continue your learning with more sessions by private agreement. Six one hour sessions won't make anyone a tarot master, but my lessons will allow you to benefit by my decades of experience with tarot and save you years of research.
SIGN UP NOW!! Sign up with a few friends! A total of Six Classes, dates and times flexible.
Requirements: Student must have a pip-style deck for this class. The pips might be decorative, but they are not scenic. A deck in the Waite-Smith or Thoth traditions will not be helpful for this course. You do not need to spend a fortune on a tarot deck for this course, and a few inexpensive and readily available decks mass produced decks which I recommend are: The Spanish Tarot by Fournier, Ancient Italian Tarot by Lo Scarabeo, Visconti Tarots Deck by Lo Scarabeo, and Claude Burdel Tarot of Marseille by Lo Scarabeo. The 1JJ Swiss Tarot deck, which is a Besancon styled deck, may also be used. All of these decks are available for about $30.00 USD or less. Choose a deck based on your personal aesthetic. But it must be pip-style or TdM for this class.
The format is a total of six one hour classes delivered via video sessions over a span of six weeks. Class will not exceed 5 students to maximize interaction.
Assignments to be completed on your own are included with each lesson and will expand the scope and time spent on each lesson.
This course is designed to allow the student to work at her/his own pace and have access to Marilyn with questions that might come up while learning.
Six lessons won't make anyone a tarot master, I've been reading and interpreting the cards for nearly forty-five years, and I still encounter learning myself, but these six lessons cut to the chase and allow my students to save years of research.
Lessons include a little bit of history to put the cards in context and lots of exercises for hands on experience.
Continue the course beyond the six lessons. Lessons can go on for as long as you like, per special agreement with Marilyn, but the base format is six one hour sessions.