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Tarot 101: Learn to Read Tarot and Develop Your Intuition

The Tarot has been used for centuries as a way to connect with the Divine. With archetypal images, numbers and symbols, the cards give detailed information about the forces influencing a person’s life, and the likely outcomes resulting from certain course of action. Comprised of the Major Arcana, which show us our soul lessons on our path to spiritual awareness and understanding, and the Minor Arcana, which tell of our daily decisions and activities, the Tarot is an incredible tool to get information about what is happening in your life right now, and suggested steps to take to reach a place of greater fulfillment and purpose.

In this four-week class series, which meets for 2 ½ hours on Tuesday evenings, you will be introduced to the Tarot, and will get a basic understanding of the meaning behind the cards individually, and how they work together to tell a story about a person’s life in a card spread, like a snapshot in time. More importantly, you will learn how to develop your own intuition to let the images guide you in powerful readings for others. It’s not about memorizing the cards, it’s about trusting your inner guidance!


You will be introduced to the Rider-Waite deck, as well as to Angel Tarot decks. You’ll also be asked do Tarot spreads and readings between each week on your own, as your learning and comfort will develop the more you practice!


In this class, overall we will:


- Review the 78 cards of the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana
- Learn about the suits, symbols, numbers, colors and other hidden meanings of the cards
- Gain an understanding of the progression of the Major Arcana, and how it connects to the archetypal hero’s journey toward self-actualization and enlightenment
- Develop your intuition and your connection with spiritual guides and angels through meditation and third eye clearing exercises
- Learn about your role as an intuitive counselor and how to deliver compassionate yet truthful messages
- Practice doing readings for each other (and at home!)


Handouts provided. It is recommended that each participant bring her/his own Tarot deck for practice.

$200 for a four-week series. Tuesdays from 5:30-8 pm. January 23, February 6, February 13 and February 27 at Leapin Lizards, 449 Forest Avenue, in Portland, Maine. Please register in advance for all four classes. Space is limited.

Rachel Horton White is an intuitive counselor, teacher, metaphysical seeker and writer. With guidance sessions, coaching, Angel Tarot readings and spiritual communities of support, she aims to merge the spiritual with the real world through Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting (www.soulfulworkconsulting.com). Rachel is also a recovering athlete, pianist, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader and lover of yoga. She claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal and teaching English in Guadalajara, Mexico and learns every day from her two bright-eyed, energetic children in Portland, Maine. Rachel works with people seeking to find their true, inner selves by accessing thoughts, energy and higher guidance as part of the massive shift in consciousness in our world now.


Nice things people have said:
“My intuitive session went extremely well. Rachel “found” me right where I was at and was able to immediately go from there to assist me with very practical ways I could deal with my fears. I loved the meditation that we did together as I so need practice and doing this and relaxing. Rachel gave me many tips that I could use immediately and she did this in such an affirming, calm manner. I really have not ever been accustomed to asking my angels for help or differentiating between angels and spirit guides and I felt more enlightened about this. Rachel makes one feel so cared about and so connected to positive healing that I could have had the session go on and on. It was a wonderful experience and I hope that others will take advantage of Rachel’s evolved gifts that she shares so freely.”
— N.K.