I’m teaching summer school this year

Tarot for Goal Manifestation goes live on August 8

The Tarot Readers Academy, Tarot Summer School is back for 2017 and we have assembled some incredible teachers and amazing courses for you. I’m teaching Tarot for Goal Manifestation, a class teaching a small ritual structure using the cards monthly so you can manifest the life you want to live!

As a Tarot Summer School student, you can register for individual courses or you can enroll in the Tarot Summer School Season Pass and get lifetime access to ALL of the courses. ALL 15 masterclasses. FOREVER.

All classes have interactive elements and may include:

  • Worksheets and workbooks
  • Meditations
  • Rituals and activities

Tarot Summer School is perfect for you if you:

  • Look to build your Tarot Reading Repertoire
  • Desire to go Pro with your Tarot Readings
  • Love mastering new aspects of your craft
  • Want to create your own personal practice

Check out the incredible lineup of Experts and offers:

  • Benebell Wen – Tarot and Shadow Work for Activating Dynamic Power
  • Kate Fisher from Daily Tarot Girl – Learn the Tarot Court Cards
  • Vix from New Age Hipster – Tarot For Your Chakras
  • Avalon Cameron – Ritual Tarot
  • Chris-Anne Donnelly – Creating Your Own Tarot and Oracle Deck
  • Jenna Matlin from Queen of Wands Tarot – Tarot and Feng Shui
  • Christiana Gaudet – Anatomy of a Tarot Reading
  • Carrie Mallon – Tarot for Empaths
  • Ethony Dawn – Money Magic & Manifestation with Tarot
  • Kelley Knight from Modern Mystic Tarot – Building Your Brand and Business
  • Jessi Huntenburg  – Reading Tarot Intuitively
  • Melissa White from White Sacred Soul – Mediumship and Tarot
  • Hazellie Wong – Charting Your Future with Tarot & Numerology
  • Jaymi Elford from Inner Compass Tarot – Tarot for Goal Manifestation
  • Jessie Hughes from Pomegranate Tarot – Tarot Journaling

FREE EVENTS for All Students – Campfire Q&A Video Calls

Join our wonderful community for Two Live Campfire Q&A Sessions where you can meet with our teachers and other attendees of Tarot Summer School.

If you are as pumped for Tarot Summer School as we are, come and join us!

Registration now OPEN!

Camp Closes – 11th August 2017

I Want to Go to Tarot Summer School 

20 Days Until Readers Studio

The Hermit from The Serpents Tarot

Ah, The Hermit. The wise wonder who lives alone, and seeks the council of the voices within. Twenty days left to prepare and pack for The Readers Studio. It’s time to go within and discuss the goals and plans I have for this year. I should keep a list of all the items I need to bring. I need to read over my class notes for Inspiring the Muse. I have to book a bus to get me to the airport.

I need to sit in the stillness of my mind, as well. It’s time to listen to my body and the universe, and really hear what they have to say. Calm my nerves, keep my energy level up. All so I can really enjoy myself when I arrive in New York that Wednesday. I am looking forward to coming home, to seeing my tribe once more.

21 Days Until Readers Studio 2017

The Hanged from The Serpents Tarot

Today’s card is The Hanged Man. This is a card of new perspectives and sacrifices. I’m doing a lot of both these days. I’m focused on two goals, get my body back in shape and revision my tarot dreams. Last year I destroyed my ATFL and while western medicine says it’s healed, it’s really not. I have a wonderful support system of a massage therapist, trainer, and friends who are cheering me on to my body shape goals.

On the Tarot front, I’m hungry. I’m hungry to get my book manuscript done so I can find it a publisher. I’m hungry for more events to read at. I’m hungry to help people like you get through your own challenges. Getting clients is rough. I’m here, and I want to help. I’m hungry to continue the Tarot Visions podcast and have fun dialogues with Rose Red and those we interview.

Going to conferences boosts my sight and lets people know I’m available. They teach me new techniques which make me a better reader. In the end, I sacrifice some free time to read or watch tv… but in the end, I’m driven towards my goals.

22 Days Until Readers Studio 2017

A few years ago, I started a tarot draw countdown for heading to The Readers Studio in New York City. I didn’t do it last year, but I think I’ll start it back up. For the next 22 days, I’ll pull a major arcana card and see how it fits into my “journey” to New York.  I’m using The Serpents Tarot majors only deck for this because it’s my go-to majors deck. I’ll be writing more posts about my own deck, the Triple Goddess Tarot later on.

Strength from The Serpents Tarot

The first card for this journey is Strength. In this image we see a multi-armed goddess dancing with a serpent at her side. Strength is about taming the wilds within, so you can understand the power you have. I see this card being auspicious as a start to this whole travel.

I’ve already started packing. And what I mean by this is that I’ve started laying out the decks, goodies, journals, and my class materials. Yep, you heard it right… this year I’m teaching Inspiring the Muse, using tarot to create stories, characters, and settings. So, yes, I’m gathering my strength in many ways for this year’s conference.

Review: Freeks

Freeks by Amanda Hocking Cover

Disclaimer: I received an eARC from netgalley in exchange for a review. This review is spoiler free.

Come one, come all, to Gideon’s Traveling Sideshow, a roving carnival traveling to their latest destination where the payout proves to be grand. As long as they make it to the vernal equinox. However, this isn’t your typical side show filled with cons and shenanigans. No, many of the members of the troupe have real supernatural powers– pyrokinesis, telekinsesis, speaking with the dead, are among the few gifts the novel mentions. No matter where Mara turns, everyone seems to have a special ability. Except for her. Even her fortune telling mother has secrets. Because of this, Mara dreams of having a normal life, free from the only show she’s known. Their latest town may be more trouble than anyone bargained for.

As a tarot reader, I was insanely curious to read this book; I love books that include tarot in their plots. Which is why I wanted a copy to review. I wanted to know how Hocking treated tarot in Freeks. I’m happy to report she doesn’t disappoint. Right off the bat we’re created with a hand drawn tarot card image section divider. Which instantly made me long for a real purchasable deck. I hope they do, the images were fun and fresh.

Mara’s mother is the carnival’s fortune teller, which meant the cards played a more prominent part in the book. Whenever Hocking brought the cards up, I took notice. I’m happy to report that Hocking knows her stuff. Lyanka has her own reading rituals and has a good grasp of modern meanings. Even though the cards are treated more as a prop for her powers, the readings done are easy to read and flow well.

Death DOES show up in a reading, which always makes me flinch. I quickly relaxed however because the card was treated almost exactly in the same way I introduce it to my clients when they draw it. It was almost spooky, and I wondered if somehow Hocking remote viewed in on some of my readings.

Overall, this is a fun young adult novel.  At it’s heart it’s a coming-of-age story for Mara, who wants love and a normal life. In this new town she meets a boy whom she thinks she can have a short relationship with before the Sideshow moves out. She learns to deal with relationships as a young adult and she talks through the difficulties of being a freak and wanting to be normal. However, the main gist of the book doesn’t happen till well after half-way through. Which meant I wanted a longer book, to learn more about Mara’s past and where she came from.

Bottom Line: Freeks is an easy read. I stayed up all night long to finish it. The book’s twists and mysteries kept me guessing– which is the mark of a good book for me. The world is fantastic and I found myself wishing I could stay in it for longer. Freeks reads as a stand alone book, but I’m hoping Hocking continues the adventures of Mara.