Tarot Readings and Classes
I offer tarot readings and tarot classes. Tarot readings can be in-person in the Denver Metro area, over the phone or via email. I'm also available for tarot readings for parties or events in Denver! Classes are offered at brick-and-mortar locations in Denver, at your personal connection to the space-time continuum online, and via the almost-as-good-as-being-there teleconference.
Images of myth
form your personal story
to help you reach your goals
The Tarot is a powerful
tool that uses beautiful images of myth and story to bring the subconscious to
the surface, where we can communicate with it. The cards are laid out in a
pattern, called a spread, which creates unique relationships between the cards.
These relationships between the Tarot archetypes form your personal story,
providing guidance in the choices you will make on your path. The future is not
set in stone; we create our own future every moment of every day by the choices
we make, from the smallest daily habit to major decisions involving love,
family, career, health and wealth. The Tarot can provide insight and advice,
even offering specific steps to help you reach your goals.
empathy and healing
will speak to you
knowledge, communication and healing speak to your many facets. Joy’s deep and
insightful knowledge of Tarot is the result of years of metaphysical study in
Tarot symbolism, Tarot history, kabbalah, natural philosophy, mythology and
alternative healing. Joy complements her comprehensive academic knowledge of the
cards with an intuitive and empathic style of communication and powerful
energetic healing skills to provide you with a multi-level reading that will
speak to many aspects of your self and your life. Joy especially enjoys doing
readings that focus on psychological and spiritual growth.
Details on scheduling an appointment for a Tarot Reading in Denver or by phone or e-mail.
Learn the metaphoric language of the cards
through cultural immersion
to find your unique tarot voice
Joy teaches a unique style of reading that focuses on learning to understand the metaphoric language of the cards through a close analysis of the unique symbols of the deck that is being studied. Joy likens her teaching methods to learning a language through cultural immersion, rather than memorizing vocabulary in a classroom. She says, “Your grammar may not be as precise as a student who spends most of the lesson conjugating verbs, but the personal rewards of being able to communicate in a new way are immense... You will learn to speak with the cards first, and then when you begin to listen to them, you will see that they have so much more to say than the stuttering of memorized phrases.” Her hands-on, fun and interactive methods provide students the opportunity to learn to trust their instincts, become confident reading from any deck, practice using patterns in the cards to tell the story of a spread, and ultimately to find their unique voice as a tarot reader.
I offer beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes, including classes integrating Tarot with a variety of esoteric philosophies such as kabbalah, alchemy, and astrology. I also teach Tarot as a Spiritual Practice and Tarot and Healing.
See the schedule of Current Tarot Classes in Denver.
These are my favorite resources to consult about the tarot. They reflect my interest in the kabbalistic tarot and the esoteric tarot. These are the books I consult when developing my tarot and kabbalah classes and which I recommend to my intermediate and advanced students.
Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. New York: MJF, 1949.
Paul Foster. The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Richmond: Macoy,
Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero. A Garden of Pomegranates: Skrying on the Tree
of Life. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1999.
Alfred. The Tarot. Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin, 1972.
Fortune, Dion. The Mystical Qabalah. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1935, 1984.
Gettings, Fred. The Book of Tarot. London: Triune, 1973.
John Michael. Circles of Power: Ritual Magic in the Western Tradition.
St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1997.
Paths of Wisdom: Principles and Practice of the Magical Cabala in the Western
Tradition. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1996.
Knight, Gareth. A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. Boston: Weiser, 2001.
Levi, Eliphas. Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual. Trans. A. E. Waite. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1970.
Mathers, S. L. MacGregor. The Tarot: Its Occult Significance, Use in Fortune-Telling, and Method of Play, Etc. 1888. 14 Sep 2006 <http://sacred-texts.com/tarot/mathers/index.htm>.
The Tarot of the Bohemians. Trans.
A. P. Morton. 1892. 14 Sep 2006 < http://sacred-texts.com/tarot/tob/index.htm>.
Regardie, Israel. A Garden of Pomegranates. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1970.
The Golden Dawn. Vol. 4. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1971.
Waite, Arthur Edward. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Blauvelt, NY: Steiner, 1971.
---. The Rider Tarot Deck. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1971.
Wirth, Oswald. The Tarot of the Magicians: A Guide to the Symbolism and Application of the Wirth Tarot Deck by its Designer. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1990.
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