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Course Description

Have you always wanted to learn 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

The 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 the Tarot cards are not difficult to learn

Course Requirements

Anyone who's interested in learning how to use Tarot cards is welcome to enroll in this class. No previous experience is required.

To enhance the learning experience of the students, the course material illustrates important points with appropriate visuals and tabular representations. Each chapter has a Question and Answer section that helps the students to review the lessons they learned.

Course Structure


Lesson-1                                    Tarot Cards: An Introduction

·          Lesson Overview

·          Tarot Cards – Definition

·          History of the Tarot Cards

·          Popular Tarot Card Desks

·          Review Questions

Lesson-2                                    Tarot Cards for Beginners

·          Lesson Overview

·          Choosing the Proper Tarot Card Deck

·          Tarot Card Deck Protection

·          Tarot Card Reading Preparations

·          Review Questions


Lesson-3                                    Structure of the Tarot Deck

·          Lesson Overview

·          The Tarot Card Layout

·          Working of the Tarot Cards

·          Review Questions

Lesson-4                                    Court Cards

·         Lesson Overview

·         What are Court Cards?

·         The King

·         The Queen

·         The Knight

·         The Page

·         Review Questions

Lesson-5                                    Major Arcana Cards

·         Lesson Overview

·         What are Major Arcana Cards?

·         Historical Themes in Major Arcana

·         Review Questions

Lesson-6                                    Minor Arcana cards

·         Lesson Overview

·         What are Minor Arcana cards?

·         Wands

·         Cups

·         Swords

·         Pentacles

·         Review Questions

Lesson-7                                    Reading Tarot Cards

·         Lesson Overview

·         Reading and Laying out of Tarot Cards

·         Review Questions

Lesson-8                                    Classic Example Spreads

·          Lesson Overview

·          The Three Card Spread

·          The Cross Spread

·          The Star Spread

·          The Celtic Cross Spread

·          The Gypsy Spread

·          The Thoth Spread

·          The Kabalistic Spread

·         Review Questions

Lesson-9                                    Additional Reading and Resources

·       Lesson Overview

·           Boundaries and Ethics

·           Additional Reading

·           Web Resources

Course Materials

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources. Links to resources required to perform investigations will be provided.

Grading Policy

A brief review quiz and assignment will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Assignment 1: Explaining Tarot Cards25
Lesson 1 Quiz7
Assignment 2: Deck Choice and Care25
Lesson 2 Quiz9
Assignment 3: Group Classification Explanation25
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Assignment 4: Court Cards Explained25
Lesson 4 Quiz10
Assignment 5: Major Arcana Cards25
Lesson 5 Quiz11
Assignment 6: Minor Arcana Suits25
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Assignment 7: Reading the Cards25
Lesson 7 Quiz7
Assignment 8: Explaining Spreads25
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Assignment 9: Ethics Explained25
Total Points:304

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