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Course Title: Introduction to the Tarot
Instructor: Amy Tripp
Curriculum: 7 units, plus Syllabus and Final Exam
Time Required: 4-6 weeks
Textbooks: None.
Prerequisites: None. All students may enroll in this class
CEU Eligibility: Students who pass an exam will earn 2 CEUs
Course Fee: $20.00
Start Date: No waiting...Enroll now and start learning today!
What This Course Will Do for You

Have you always been curious about Tarot cards but didn't know where to begin learning about this intriguing oracle? Have you read a few books on the Tarot and been confused by vague interpretations and conflicting meanings? Indulge your curiosity with this exciting new course by expert Tarot practitioner and author Amy Tripp!

For centuries, the art of Tarot card reading has been an endless source of fascination. Countless people from royalty to the common masses have relied on the Tarot to reveal hidden truths and gain glimpses of the future, for intuitive guidance, brainstorming ideas, problem solving, spiritual growth and empowerment. Even writers have benefited from the Tarot, discovering that it is a tool for creative thinking and inspiration.

This short but thorough course covers the basics of Tarot card reading and gradually moves into more advanced topics delving into the colorful symbolism of the Tarot. Even if you have never held a Tarot deck before, you will learn everything you need to know to start doing accurate readings and unlock the timeless wisdom of this fascinating oracle.

One challenge facing newcomers is understanding the symbolic meanings of the Tarot cards. Instructor Amy Tripp explains the symbology in plain English and provides understandable definitions and techniques that will boost your Tarot reading skills immediately. You don't need to be a psychic to use the Tarot – learning to read the cards will naturally awaken your intuitive abilities and give you a fresh perspective.

Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of how to do a Tarot card spread or a more advanced student looking for new insights into the mystical symbolism of the cards, join Amy Tripp on a journey to build your knowledge with fun and interesting activities and practical hands-on learning.

Lesson Plan
Syllabus: Getting Started (Course Syllabus)

Unit 1: Introduction to the Tarot

Unit 2: Minor Arcana – Cups

Unit 3: Minor Arcana – Pentacles

Unit 4: Minor Arcana – Swords

Unit 5: Minor Arcana – Wands

Unit 6: The Major Arcana

Unit 7: Tarot Readings and Spreads

Unit 8: Final Exam

About the Author/Instructor

Born, raised, and still residing in upstate New York, Amy Tripp has always had a passion for the unknown and the mysteries surrounding everyday living. She studied and practiced Tarot for many years, earning a certification, and giving professional readings online. After a several year hiatus, she returned to Tarot reading and began to focus on exploring the beautiful images of the classic Rider-Waite Tarot deck. By studying the images and letting her intuition guide her, she became reacquainted with the cards and gained a deeper understanding of their symbolism. It was then she realized that a thorough intuitive examination of the Tarot cards represented a good way for anyone to learn the Tarot, and she set out to polish her own notes into a course.

A lifelong learner, Amy is an avid student of writing, photography, meditation, dream journaling, cosmic consciousness, numerology, runes and palmistry. Amy has written several unpublished novels in the genres of horror, suspense, romance and children's books. Her hobbies include writing, reading, knitting, gardening and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband of 25 years and her two sons.

What You Will Learn in this Course

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Elevate your understanding of the Tarot as a powerful tool for personal growth and insight
  • Gain practical insights into relationships, career and creative endeavors
  • Understand how the Tarot can reveal unconscious patterns and offer practical advice
  • Master the Major Arcana – the 22 cards that make up the heart of the Tarot deck
  • Accurately interpret the 56 cards and four suits of the Minor Arcana
  • Learn hands-on exercises and activities to reinforce the concepts presented in each lesson
  • Practice doing Tarot card spreads – and create your own original spreads!
  • Perform a reading with the popular Celtic Cross spread
  • Develop your own unique interpretations for each card in the Tarot deck
  • Accurately interpret reversed cards and difficult readings
  • Use the Tarot to trigger higher intuition and get in touch with your Inner Guide
  • Create focused questions for a more detailed and meaningful reading
  • Learn to make insightful predictions about the future
  • Understand the symbolism and divinatory meanings of the Tarot
  • Develop a personal style for doing Tarot readings for other people
How to Participate in this Course

Enroll and start learning today! All course materials will be available when you start the class, so you don't have to wait for weekly lessons and you can truly learn at your own pace. You don't have to be online at any set time; study at your leisure from the comfort or your home or office.

The course curriculum will include tutorial lessons, suggested readings, and optional homework activities. If you are taking the class for enjoyment or self-enrichment, homework is optional but participation is encouraged. Students who approach online learning as an adventure and actively participate will derive the most benefit and enjoyment from online learning. Homework projects, if completed satisfactorily, will earn Extra Credit points which will be added to your Final Exam score and may increase the overall grade you earn in the course.

The Student Handbook provides useful information on how to make the most of your online learning experience at KSURF's Virtual University. Refer to this guide for helpful tips on how to access classrooms, post homework, and answers to most frequently asked questions.