Taking Tarot to the Next Level: Get Beyond the Basics
May 8 – June 12, 2019 (six weeks)
There’s a lot more to reading tarot than memorizing card meanings.
Learning tarot takes time, patience, and a willingness to push yourself a little further each time.
It can feel overwhelming at times, but it’s so rewarding once it all starts to come together.
- If you feel like you are missing something when you work with tarot…
- If you feel like the guidebooks aren’t telling you everything you need to know….
- If you feel like you have outgrown beginners’ tarot classes and are ready to go deeper…
- If you feel like you can only go so far with the cards before you get stuck…
- If you feel like you’re ready to conquer some new learning curves with tarot…
- If you feel like you might one day want to read tarot for others, or you already do, but you want to freshen your skills with some new perspective…
This class is for you.
Taking Tarot to the Next Level is designed specifically for people who are ready to take their tarot skills a step further.
We are using the Rider-Waite-Smith deck for this course, however you will have the opportunity to use alternate decks in Lesson 4.
Here’s what you can expect from each class:
Week One: Tarot foundations
This class sets the tone foundation for what’s to come. This first lesson focuses a little more on tarot’s theory, history, and application so that we can all begin the course on the same page. This week, you will learn:
- The importance of knowing tarot’s history
- What is tarot for, and what purpose does it serve
- The myths and misunderstandings of tarot that hold many readers back
- The mastery of your own mindset over your readings
Week Two: The Art of the Three-Card Reading
This week’s lesson teaches how you to lay down three cards with no set positions and start reading. This is one of my favourite ways to read tarot, and it’s perfect for getting clear answers to specific questions. We’ll cover:
- The importance of questions and context when reading tarot
- The role of the tarot’s elements when working with just three cards
- How to “see” what the cards are trying to tell you
- How to build your own language and meaning based off of the tarot’s artwork
Week Three: Seeing Beyond a Reading – Assigning Action Steps, Homework, and Rituals
Sometimes we need a little more than just a message from the cards. So often we turn to tarot wondering what actions we can take in our lives. Or we feel in need of some closure or magic, but aren’t sure how to take those matters in our own hands. This week, you’ll learn how to create rituals, action steps, and assign spiritual ‘homework’ from your readings. We’ll cover:
- Why action-oriented readings can be powerful healing techniques
- Why ritual matters in everyday life
- The role of tarot’s elements in building ritual
- How to use tarot’s artwork and symbolism to “see” what actions can be taken once a reading is over
Week Four: Developing tarot fluency
One thing you will learn in this course is how to really connect with the imagery in your tarot deck. But what if you like using different decks? This week, we look at how you can become “tarot fluent” and translate your reading skills across various tarot decks.
We’ll also do some comparisons between different tarot decks to see how a reading’s messages can change based off a deck’s style. You will learn:
- How to read tarot beyond the basic card meanings
- How to become a fluent, fluid tarot reader across a variety of decks
- Why the tarot deck you read with matters, and how to choose tarot decks that really speak to you
Week Five: Open Readings
What happens when someone wants a reading and says, “Just tell me what you see.” Do you dive in, or do you panic? Whether you love open readings, dread them, or just want to learn how to perform them with confidence, this week’s lesson looks at a number of approaches that can help. You will learn:
- What to consider before performing an open reading
- How to use three-card, non-positional readings to just “see what’s coming up”
- An easy seven-card spread for open readings
Week Six: When Good Cards Are Bad, and Bad Cards Are Good
Sometimes tarot confuses. We pull cards that look happy and easy when we’re asking about troubled times. Or we see Death, the Devil, or the Tower when we’re trying to get a sense of hope in our lives. Learning how to interpret unexpected cards in tarot is one of the most important skills a tarot reader can develop. This week you’ll learn:
- The roles of intuition and logic in your tarot readings
- What it means to define good, bad, or challenging tarot cards
- How to know if a good is a positive or negative, and how to stretch yourself to see new possibilities
- What happens when traditionally “good” cards end up in challenging positions in a reading
- What happens when traditionally “bad” cards end up in positive positions in a reading
“This class is exactly what I have been looking for. How do I sign up?”
Taking Tarot to the Next Level begins on Wednesday, May 8, and runs for six weeks until Wednesday, June 12.
This is an online class. I will teach each lesson live each week, and all classes will be recorded.
If you can’t attend the live lessons, don’t worry: You will receive the class recordings within 24 hours of each class so that you can catch up at your own pace.
I offer two payment options: First, you can pay the full course amount up front using this button right here:
I also offer a 50/50 payment plan, which allows you to pay half now, and the other half on May 23, 2019. Use this button here to sign up via the payment plan:
(Please note if that if you are choosing the payment plan option, you are committing to pay the full course amount. Full course policies are below.)
Class dates and lesson plan:
Wednesday, May 8 – Tarot Foundations
Wednesday, May 15 – The Art of the Three-Card Reading
Wednesday, May 22 – Seeing Beyond a Reading – Assigning Action Steps, Homework, and Rituals
Wednesday, May 29 – Developing Tarot Fluency
Wednesday, June 5 – Open Readings
Wednesday, June 12 – When Good Cards Are Bad, and Bad Cards Are Good
All classes will take place at 7:30pm EST.
Classes run for about 80-90 minutes, with time for questions at the end of each lesson.
“I really want to sign up, but I can’t pay the full price right now. Is there a payment plan?”
You bet! You can pay half now, and pay the remainder by Thursday, May 23, when we are halfway through the course. (Please note, however, that if you choose the payment plan, you are committed to the full class.)
“Why are you teaching from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck? I use a different tarot deck. Will it make a difference?”
Yes it will. There are specific techniques we’re covering here that rely on the Rider-Waite-Smith for learning purposes. When we get to Lesson Four (Developing Tarot Fluency) you will see how these techniques can carry into other decks, but you will also see that not all tarot decks are created equal.
For the purposes of this course, I strongly, strongly recommend using the RWS for your lessons. Class presentations also feature images from the RWS and it will be best if we’re all on the same page throughout the course.
“Is this a good class for beginners? How much experience do I need to take this course?”
This course is designed for intermediate and experienced tarot readers who are looking to go deeper or refresh or enhance existing skills.
While we can all be at different stages here, anyone registering for this course is expected to have some grasp of the basic card meanings and feel comfortable enough to put together your own readings and interpretations.
We won’t be covering individual card meanings in any of these lessons. If you’re really new to tarot but feel adventurous and want to dive in, by all means go for it – it just might mean you’ll need to do a bit of extra work on your own as the learning curve will be steeper for newbies.
While this class won’t help much with basic card meanings, it will give you a lot of information that many beginners’ guidebooks or courses won’t cover.
It all depends on what you want to dive into with tarot, and how far you want to push your boundaries as a beginner.
“I want to read professionally. Will this class help me get there?”
Much of the material from this class comes from my years of experience as a professional tarot reader. The perspectives, questions, and philosophies I share are part of the foundation of my work as a diviner.
While I can’t transform anyone into a pro – that work has to come from you – I do think that this class will give you some valuable insight to help you build your tarot practice, or to enhance a growing professional practice.
“What if I can’t make the live lessons? Will I be missing out on the experience?”
Every class will be recorded, so you will be receiving the exact same information as everyone who attends the live broadcasts.
I will be available to answer questions you may have between lessons, so if you miss any class Q&A, please know that you are supported throughout this course.
By the end of this class, you will leave with knowledge on:
- Non-positional, three-card readings
- Designing rituals and action steps for yourself and querents
- Translating tarot skills across different decks
- Reading unexpected or difficult cards
- And more…
- We will have lots of time for Q&A at the end of each class;
- You will have access to me via our class Facebook group between lessons to make sure no one falls through the cracks in this course;
- You get to keep all of the recordings and materials I share with you in this class.
“I’m in! Sign me up.”
Amazing! I can’t wait to have you in the class. Taking the time to invest in yourself always pays off.
Full course payment:
What people have to say about last year’s version of Taking Tarot to the Next Level:
“I booked onto Liz’s course, Taking Tarot to the Next Level, as a returning intermediate level reader. Having been out of the tarot world for a while and come back in during the age of social media, I suddenly felt confused, overwhelmed and in no way able catch up with all these readers with incredible readings, which included everything and the kitchen sink!
“I had completed a couple of online Tarot courses and read a few books on the subject when I came across Liz’s course, Taking Tarot to the Next Level. It was just what I was looking for to deepen my Tarot reading skills. Liz was so generous with her knowledge, which comes from many years of experience. I enjoyed working with the spreads she created and found her adaptations of classic spreads like the Celtic Cross very helpful. I will definitely be using her ideas in my practice. She answered all the class participants’ questions and provided great feedback on the homework we submitted. It was a real treat to read her insightful comments. Liz has so much wisdom to share—I’m glad I took the course!”
– Amanda M.
And here’s some other feedback from previous tarot students:
“If you are new to tarot and are looking for someone to give you a thorough background of the cards, then Liz Worth is the teacher you seek. She is especially supportive in helping you use your own intuition to ‘hear’ the messages from the cards in your own personal way.”
– Former student
“Simply put, Liz is a great teacher. As a beginner to tarot I was looking for someone who could skilfully introduce me to all the tarot has to offer and Liz did, and continues to do that with ease, warmth and understanding.”
– Stuart, South Wales
“Another great class with Liz! I continue to study with Liz because I get results and continually feel progress with her material and from her methods of teaching. She is the real deal!”
– Former student
“I’m so glad that I took your classes. I have been really working on shifting some things in my life, and tarot has been a surprisingly helpful tool for me.”
– Monica, Reiki practitioner and healer
A decade ago, I started reading tarot on the advice of an astrologer. My life has never been the same since. When I am teaching tarot, I always tell my students to stay open to how this practice will transform you.
Because tarot does change us. And I am always so grateful to be able to show others how to work with this amazing tool. In 2017, Toronto Life magazine and She Does the City listed me as a go-to reader and tarot teacher.
I am the author of The Power of Tarot and Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot, which has been critically-acclaimed by emerging and established tarot practitioners alike. I have also written horoscopes for Flare Magazine and Spiral Nature, and my work has appeared on Biddy Tarot, Little Red Tarot, and the Numinous. I have been featured on a number of podcasts, including the Biddy Tarot podcast, the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), and Tarot Visions.
I have facilitated talks and workshops about tarot, astrology, and magic in and around Toronto and the U.S, including the Northwest Tarot Symposium, Readers Studio, the Inaugural Love and Light Tarot Reading Marathon in Montreal, Sally Boyd’s Activate Your Life Through Astrology Summit, and more.
Questions? Contact me: email@example.com
Due to the energetic nature of my work, all classes are non-refundable for any reason.
If you are signing up via the payment plan, you are committing to the full six weeks of classes. Even if you are behind in the course schedule, or are unsure if you want to continue with the class, your payment is still due by May 23, 2018.
Why? Because my time is valuable and must be set aside to make myself available for the full six weeks of this course. Missed or late payments come at a cost to me and to others who rely on the availability of payment plans, and it makes it difficult to offer this option at such a fair rate. Many other businesses hike the prices on payment plans so that it costs the consumer more than it does to pay in full. I don’t agree with this business practice, but may have to enforce it in the future if payments are withheld.
It is my preference to keep my plans fair and to offer the same price to all students, and I work hard to do so. Please respect this and respect the community you are a part of. If you have concerns prior to your payment date, I ask that you please connect with me in advance.
My goal as a teacher is to give you material that you can put to use. I can’t transform you into a tarot reader – that is your work to do. But I can guide you along the way, and my promise to you as a teacher is that I will share lessons and material that I believe is relevant, useful, and important.
If for some reason you are unable to complete or commit to the course material, remember that you will receive all recordings and you can revisit them at any time.
It is your responsibility to make the most out of this course. I put a lot of effort into my classes, but I can only take you so far. Once the lessons are over, it’s up to you to take the material and put it to use.
I cannot provide refunds, extensions, or exceptions for students who decide they can’t make the time for the lessons. Once you purchase a spot in this class, you are committing to it.
I will be available to answer questions about the lessons between the class dates of May 8 and June 17, 2018. Please ensure you connect with me for any support within the appropriate window of time. I can’t continue to offer my availability once a course is completed.
You are responsible for downloading and saving all class materials you wish to keep.
For a full list of policies, please visit lizworth.com/policies.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding class policies that are not answered here.
Photos by Keidi Janz (c) 2018