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The Intuitive You

any things (true, false and speculative have been written about the history of the Tarot.

The word Tarot is French and is a translation from the Italian word Tarocchi.

The Tarot originated in northern Italy early in the 15th century. There is no evidence for it originating in any other time or place. The earliest extant cards are lavish hand painted decks from the courts of the Italian nobility.

The symbolism of the Tarot is drawn from the culture of Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
here are records of divinatory meanings assigned to Tarot cards in Bologna early in the 1700s. This is the first unambiguous evidence of Tarot divination as it is commonly understood. However, it is known that ordinary playing cards were connected with divination as early as 1487, so it is reasonable to conjecture that Tarot was also. From the 1790s with Etteilla’s deck we find Tarot design being modified specifically to reflect divinatory and esoteric meanings.

From 1781 interest in the Tarot blossomed and the Tarot became an integral part of occult philosophy.

earning to recognise and appreciate the symbol content of the Tarot on an intellectual level is only the first step towards achieving a genuine understanding of it, for the subtle picture language of the Tarot deck is the language of the intuitive unconscious rather than the logical conscious mind, and needs to be appreciated on that level if it is to be properly appreciated at all.

he Tarot course is design for the aspiring student to appreciate Tarot in the fullest sense so that, should they wish to read the Tarot for clients, they will be able to draw a sensible and accurate forecast picture for the client securely based on their intuitive interpretation of the Tarot cards symbolism.


  • The Tarot as a divinatory tool and how to get started
  • Understanding the Suits and Cards of the Minor Arcana
  • Understanding the cards of the Major Arcana
  • Understanding the Tarot Spreads and their relevant uses
  • The Tarot as a tool for Meditation and Visualisation

arot courses are held one evening per week for a period of twelve weeks. Students are provided with concise manuals outlining the topics covered by the course.

Workshops are also held at weekends by arrangement.

And currently in the planning stage is a Tarot correspondence course.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you require further details of any of the Tarot courses.