Online Class: Tarot Cards 101

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Course Description

Have you always wanted to learn how to read the Tarot cards?  Why not try our online class? The only requirement is a Tarot deck (and the principles are the same no matter what type of Tarot deck you use).

This self-paced course will teach you the basics of the Tarot (78 picture cards used to reveal hidden truths).  Learn how to do readings for yourself, friends and relatives. Developed for the beginner, the class provides structural meanings and interpretations of each suit and spread and shows you how to perform readings.  Along with the basics, you'll also learn about different types of decks, the history and the tips and tricks to help you become a ‘master reader'.

Reading Tarot Cards gives you access to spiritual knowledge revealing new insights and options. Readings can provide hope in re-envisioning life's journey, plus support and reaffirmation of what is already known. Readings can help us to answer some of life's biggest questions, and so much more. You do not need to have a well developed spiritual connection or ‘psychic power' in order to get valuable information from the Tarot.

This course is divided into the following nine comprehensive lessons covering the entire aspects of Tarot cards:
  • Tarot Cards: An Introduction
  • Tarot Cards for Beginners
  • Structure of the Tarot Deck
  • Court Cards
  • Major Arcana Cards
  • Minor Arcana cards
  • Reading Tarot Cards
  • Classic Example Spreads
  • Additional Reading and Resources

If you are intrigued by this method of reading the future, you'll find that Tarot cards are not difficult to learn.




  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (4,005 votes)

    Lesson 1. Tarot Cards. An Introduction

    Topics will include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. Tarot Cards -- Definition
    III. History of the Tarot Cards
    IV. Popular Tarot Card Desks.
    37 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review Article: Golden Tarot
    • Take Poll: Why are you taking this course?
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete: Assignment 1: Explaining Tarot Cards
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

    Lesson 2: Tarot Cards for Beginners

    Topics will include:
    I. Choosing the Proper Tarot Card Deck
    II. Tarot Card Deck Protection
    III. Tarot Card Reading Preparations
    34 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Take Poll: Just getting started
    • Complete: Assignment 2: Deck Choice and Care
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

    Lesson 3. Structure of the Tarot Deck

    Topics will include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. The Tarot Card Layout
    III. Working of the Tarot Cards.
    35 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Take Poll: Having Readings
    • Complete: Assignment 3: Group Classification Explanation
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz

    Lesson 4. Court Cards

    Topics will include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. What are Court Cards?
    III. The King
    IV. The Queen
    V. The Knight
    VI. The Page.
    35 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Take Poll: Which Card are You?
    • Complete: Assignment 4: Court Cards Explained
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz

    Lesson 5. Major Arcana Cards

    Topics will include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. What are Major Arcana Cards?
    III. Historical Themes in Major Arcana.
    36 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: Tarot Card Meanings
    • Review Video: Ask the Answer Tarot School, Major Arcana
    • Take Poll: video presentations
    • Complete: Assignment 5: Major Arcana Cards
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz

    Lesson 6. Minor Arcana Cards

    Topics Include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. What are Minor Arcana cards?
    III. Wands
    IV. Cups
    V. Swords
    VI. Pentacles.
    35 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review Video: YouTube - Minor Arcana Cards
    • Complete: Assignment 6: Minor Arcana Suits
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz

    Lesson 7. Reading Tarot Cards

    Topics Include: I. Lesson Overview
    II. Reading and Laying out of Tarot Card.
    32 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review Article: Lotus Tarot
    • Take Poll: Reading for others
    • Complete: Assignment 7: Reading the Cards
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

    Lesson 8. Classic Example Spreads

    Topics include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    II. The Three Card Spread
    III. The Cross Spread
    IV. The Star Spread
    V. The Celtic Cross Spread
    VI. The Gypsy Spread
    VII. The Thoth Spread
    . VIII. The Kabalistic Spread
    35 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 8: Explaining Spreads
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

    Lesson 9. Additional Reading and Resources

    Topics Include:
    I. Lesson Overview
    i. Boundaries and Ethics
    ii. Additional Reading
    iii. Web Resources.
    25 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Take Poll: Class Satisfaction
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Complete: Assignment 9: Ethics Explained
    Total Course Points

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Describe tarot cards for beginners.
    • Describe structure of the tarot deck.
    • Describe court cards.
    • Describe major arcana cards.
    • Describe minor arcana cards.
    • Describe reading tarot cards.
    • Describe classic example spreads, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: Tarot Cards 101
    Course Number: 7550386
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (4,005 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: College Level (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Dave Scarbrough
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
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