Magician’s Tools Beginning Tarot Class Fall 2019

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes
Magician's Tools Beginning Tarot Class Fall 2019

In the Magician’s Tools Beginning Tarot Class, you will learn to read tarot the way I did, by finding the answer in the image on the card. I teach a systematized point-by-point approach that guides you through the steps to discover clear, accurate information in the cards without consulting the book.

Beginning Tarot: Letting the Cards Speak for Themselves

Joy Vernon, Instructor

When: Sundays, August 25, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 2019, 5-7 p.m. 

Where: Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

How Much: $150. $50 deposit due August 23 to reserve your spot. Balance due on the first day of class.

How Long: 6-week class

Next Opportunity to Take This Class: ???

The Magician’s Tools offers fun and creative interactive exercises to introduce you to the cards, while your tarot skills flourish in an environment of on-going support and community. Trust yourself and find your answers in the pictures themselves. Best of all, no memorization is needed and you can leave your tarot books at home!

Beginning Students: This course is excellent for beginning students as it teaches a step-by-step approach to look at any image and uncover its meaning. As a result, you will be able to easily read from any illustrated deck! Most importantly, you’ll build your confidence and learn to trust your intuition.

Intermediate and Advanced Students: This course benefits intermediate and advanced-intermediate students, providing new and original ways of finding your answers in the cards themselves. This class also helps the experienced reader become better attuned with the specific symbolism of each of their decks. In addition, practice finding patterns in the cards and developing the storyline of the spread.

  • Aug 25: Intuition versus Instinct: Would You Could You and Basic Storytelling: Mulberry Street
  • Sep 8: Basic Symbolism: Three Symbols
  • Sep 15: Suits and Elements: Biosphere
  • Sep 22: Numbers: Story Countdown
  • Sep 29: The Language of Tarot: Finding the Story in the Cards
  • Oct 6: Court Cards: Conversing with the Silent Sages 

Guidelines for Choosing a Tarot Deck for Class

I bet you will be shocked to hear that I don’t allow the Rider-Waite-Smith deck in the Magician’s Tools Beginning Tarot Class! I don’t teach the specific symbolism of that deck, but instead teach you ground rules for interpreting the artwork and symbolism of any deck. So I prefer that students use a variety of decks so we can all learn from each other. However, there are guidelines for how to pick a deck for class. You can find these requirements and a list of 50 Beginning Tarot Decks (the list is not exhaustive, and is a few years old, so if you find a deck that you’d like to use and fits the guidelines, then please just run it by me).

Also, you might be interested in these other articles. Here’s one on how to pick a deck: Choose Your Perfect Tarot Deck. And here are my six favorite decks: Joy’s Favorite Decks Part 1, and Joy’s Favorite Decks Part 2.

What Joy’s students are saying about the Magician’s Tools Beginning Tarot Class:

“Joy Vernon is a generous, creative, inspiring teacher who genuinely cares about her students. I enjoyed every class and looked forward to the next. I miss them.”  

“Joy has a gift for awakening the reader in even the most beginning student. She has had to wean me off of the books which, I think, is her biggest challenge and top goal.”

Even having read tarot for pushing 22 years, I find something new in every class that enhances my experience with tarot, and I am very grateful for that and the great energy of the group!”

Read more tarot testimonials.

About the Instructor

Joy Vernon is an astrologer and tarot reader in Denver, Colorado. With over twenty-five years’ experience, she brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup has grown into the most active and one of the largest tarot-specific meetups in the world. Over the past ten years, Joy has published more than 250 free articles on tarot, astrology, qabalah, Reiki, and meditation on her blog Completely Joyous, Schedule a reading to see her philosophies in action at

Register now for the Magician’s Tools Beginning Tarot Class!


Joy Vernon
Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is widely recognized as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty-five years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup grew into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Now Joy runs the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher in Burien, Washington. To learn more, please visit

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