Intro To Tarot: Major Arcana Part 1 with Becky Jacob
When:Thursday, August 1, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Description: This is a six part series. A intro into understanding the basic concepts of the Tarot. We will be learning the Symbols of Tarot, the Suits, Court Cards (queens, kings, knights & princess), Major & Minor Arcana, as well as how to do spreads and give reading. Each class stands on its own and your able to join in at any time.
We will be exploring the first 11 cards of the Major Arcana in this class
Major Arcana: The standard tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into two sections, the major and minor arcanas. The word arcana is the plural of arcanum which means "profound secret." To the alchemists of the Middle Ages, the arcanum was the secret of nature. The tarot cards are therefore a collection of the "secrets" that underlie and explain our universe. The 22 cards of the major arcana are the heart of the deck. Each of these cards symbolizes some universal aspect of human experience. They represent the archetypes - consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each card in the major arcana has a name and number. Some names convey a card's meaning directly, such as Strength, Justice and Temperance. Other cards are individuals who personify a particular approach to life, such as the Magician or the Hermit. There are also cards with astronomical names, such as the Star, Sun and Moon. They represent the elusive forces associated with these heavenly bodies. The major arcana cards are special because they draw out deep and complex reactions. The major arcana is often considered as a unit. Different schemes have been developed to show how the cards form patterns that cast light on the human condition. Numerology, astrology and other esoteric sciences often play a role in these schemes.
Please Bring: Your Own Traditional Themed Deck (you may purchase your own w/ the help of Becky at Celestial Awakenings). Some suggestions: Thoth Deck, Robin Wood Tarot, Rider-Waite Deck, Legacy of the Divine Tarot, Druid Tarot, Easy Tarot.
Also Bring: 3 Ring Binder for Packet (available for sale if you don't have one), Pen & Paper for notes
Sliding Scale: $20-40
Packets: $10 per packet (20-30 page packet)