Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to complete the course?
How long is a piece of string? We all learn at different rates and have different home and work commitments, so it really does depend on you, as to how long the course will take - you can take as much or as little time as is necessary for your own needs.
Think about how long have you been studying the tarot already? A year? Two? Five? Longer? Do you know as much as you would like to know? Considering the time you have already been studying the tarot and how much you know already, you have to consider whether you are willing to put in the work to become a competent reader. I happen to believe that the study of the tarot is never ending and is a life long love.
What if I cannot do the course for months at a time?
That's fine - the course will always be here when you are ready to come back. People take holidays, become sick, move home, lose their internet connection, get sent away for their work etc. If this happens to you, don't worry - it would be nice if you let me know though so that I don't worry about you when you go missing for months.
I really am like a mother hen with my students and when they go missing (as does one of my students on a regular basis, hopping and skipping all over the world on her travels) I worry when I don't know that they are ok.
You can take as long as you wish to do your course. We have one student who joined the course when it first went online in 2003 but due to pressures of work and family is still studying ten years later (now 2013).
Research using books and the internet
Books and the internet are useful for seeing other peoples interpretation of the cards. But when you are actually doing a reading you cannot reach for a book to see what the interpretation is.
These courses are about getting your own interpretation fixed firmly in your head but at the same time encouraging you to be flexible with them. As any reader will tell you, if you come up with the same card in the same position for two readings in a row, that card can mean a different thing for each client they are reading for.
In the beginners course, I want you to learn the basic meanings for the card but also to learn to use your intuition.
The advanced (research) course is a little different in that it calls for research into the astrological, numerological, kabbalistic associations and the symbolism within the tarot. There, books and the internet (and the glossary and article files on site) will definitely help with your research.
In the professional (working with the tarot) course you are encouraged to go really deeply within yourself to understand the various nuances of the cards as they apply to the different situations you will come up against. You can't learn all this from books or the internet - it has to come from within yourself.
Dealing with clients also has to come from within yourself and cannot be learnt from books. Becoming a tarot reader isn't all about you, rather it's about your clients and how you can help them. Not everyone is a 'people person' or knows how to deal with every situation or question. The professional course aims to help you with the best way to deal sensitively with your clients.
Sign in regularly
If you do not sign into your course for two years the automated system presumes that you are no longer on the course and your account will automatically be deleted. If you wish to return to the course you will have to register andpay again. To prevent this happening, ensure that you sign in regularly (At least once every six months if you are too busy to study).
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