The Reading Room: Tarot Practice (Live Online)
May 13th, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific
Location: Your House via Zoom!
Greetings Tarot Lovers!
Get cozy in your own home and practice reading the Tarot with us! The Portland Tarot Guild is educational and social; it is my sincere desire that we connect with the cards and each other through social events to create community, connection, and friendship. Until we can do this live (previously "Tarot in the Park"), we're zooming! Hence, have a snack and your cards ready for this free event. This is a fun and casual Tarot meetup to practice in a relaxed atmosphere. We'll gather for kinship, learning, and sharing of knowledge.
We'll start with a grounding meditation followed by introductions. We'll then draw a card and learn how to look at the card for meaning through dream language to have a common ground to read with -- without the guidance of books.
Each meeting we do something a little bit different and explore various layouts.
Have your cards ready. All levels welcome - Beginners warmly welcomed and encouraged!
Where: Please register at Cascadia House to attend via Zoom. The Zoom Meeting Link will be given to you the day of the event.
Sliding Scale: $10, $15, $20. The sliding scale is offered to create a broader range of affordability. Please support the instructor with a level that feels comfortable to you.
Notebook and Pen, Tarot Cards, Snack/Drink (optional - we're faking a picnic!), Open Heart and Open Mind
I look forward to seeing you!
Sally Dubats is a published author and founder of the Portland Tarot Guild. She has guided sacred rituals and workshops for over twenty years. A professional Tarot reader, Sally teaches In-Depth Tarot courses from beginning to advanced practices. Sally views the Tarot as a beautiful vehicle to understanding our personal archetypes, and the gateway to our Highest Selves.
Tarot as a Spiritual Practice (Live Online)
6 pm to 8 pm Pacific
Hello Tarot Enthusiasts!
Purpose: To discover ways to experience the Tarot as a Spiritual Practice with Meditation, Visualization, Intentional Writing, and Mysticism work.
Spiritual tools take us deeper into ourselves, and the Tarot offers a tool to meet these spiritual gems with a Beginner's Mind. Each time we pull a card, we have an opportunity to grow. We'll be working with the Tarot through:
Meditation: There are many ways to meditate from chanting, empty mind, to candle gazing. We'll be exploring various ways, and then experience meditation through the Tarot.
Visualization: A form of meditation, visualization with a Tarot card can open up deep places within us, give us beautiful motivating ideas, and take us farther along our spiritual path.
Intentional Writing: Taking our intentional thoughts and bringing them through our bodies, our arms, and hands and onto the page (not the computer!) has huge impact on stuck thoughts, spiritual ruts, and can create big "AHA" moments. Intentional Writing with Tarot is a spiritual experience that takes us beyond our limited and brief thoughts to our open hearts.
Mysticism: It is said that the purpose of mysticism is to create a direct connection with the Divine, the Universe, God/Goddess, or All-That-Is. One way to experience this is through contemplation with the Tarot, and we'll do this in a very hands-on way.
You will also be doing readings for yourself to ascertain how you can connect more deeply to the Divine.
Sliding Scale: $15, $20, $25. The sliding scale is offered to create a broader range of affordability. Please support the instructor with a level that feels comfortable to you.
Sally Dubats is a published author and has guided sacred rituals and workshops for over twenty years. She teaches and lectures about Tarot, and is the founder of the Portland Tarot Guild, a member of the American Tarot Association, and views the Tarot as a beautiful vehicle to understanding our personal archetypes, and the gateway to our Highest Selves.
New 9-Week Tarot Course Begins
April 6th Live Online
In-Depth Tarot: A Spiritual Journey to Personal Growth
With Sally Dubats
In this live 9-week course you will learn to read the Tarot though your own intuition, and learn how to read the images as stories as you go deeply into the creative realm.
At the core of the In-Depth Tarot course, you will discover a new way of looking at the cards as a whole, learning vital relationships between the cards. This course is not about memorizing individual cards; the cards are a system. Once you learn the system, which is simple, you can read any card. In-Depth Tarot teaches you about the entire forest, not just one squirrel.
This method makes reading the Tarot accessible to everyone. The Tarot was created prior to the mass dissemination of literature, and people were more accustomed to seeing stories and symbols in the cards. Today you can learn from your ancestors, while removing the superstition, and use the archetypes and symbols to access the creative part of your brain - and that's the part that "reads" any and every card like a genius.
Each week you will study a facet of the Tarot that brings a new and deeper understanding to the cards. This course work is for beginners as well as students with a long background of study. This course is not about memorizing a single card, and those who have studied the cards for years have remarked that they finally understand the cards without the use of reference materials. The cards come to you.
You will begin each week with a short grounding meditation to help you focus and become present. You will then study a new aspect for reading and interpreting the cards which will alternately incorporate journaling, meditation, visualization, story boarding, or oracle work. You will also learn numerology, information about the Hero's Journey, and Jungian studies to incorporate into your readings. We'll even do a fun, sensual (non-sexual) exercise with roots in Tantric philosophies designed to help you tune in to your body's natural signals to hone your intuition.
Each week you will have reading practice, sometimes reading for yourself, and more frequently with other students to integrate each new technique.
And at the very core of this work is understanding the cards as Families, nine groups of cards based on numerology that tell a complete story of sisters, brothers, ancestors, and your Self, in the form of your Soul Card - a card unique to you based on your date of birth.
Homework is minimal, and simply consists of pulling a card a day for yourself using the newest weekly technique, building on previous weeks, and noticing your world through the eyes of the Tarot as you go about your days.
You will learn:
- Major and Minor Arcana
- The Elements
- The Court Cards
- Tarot Symbology
- The Hero's Journey
- Demystifying the "Shadow Cards"
- Intuition exercises
- Advanced Practices
You will have weekly interactive reading practice and move into advanced skills by the end of the course.
Many, not all, are able to confidently read professionally upon completion of this course; this is especially true if you have some prior love of or history with the cards.
For a detailed weekly syllabus, click here: In-Depth Tarot Syllabus
The course is recorded, so if you must miss a class, you will receive weekly videos and handouts, and Sally is available for any questions.
Live online via Zoom:
Tuesdays, 9 Weeks
April 6th to June 1st, 2021
6:00pm to 8:00pm Pacific
Tuition: This course is offered on a sliding scale basis with 3 tuition choices. The course and online materials are the same regardless of tuition. The sliding scale is offered to make it more accessible. Please support the instructor with the level in alignment with your income. The choices are $195, $235, and $325. You will see the tuition choices when you click to register. If you require a payment plan, contact Sally privately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need: A Tarot deck; the classic Rider-Waite is best. If you have a preferred deck, feel free to bring it; preferably along with the classic to learn two systems. You will also need a 3-ring binder and paper, along with the birth dates of a few friends/family.
Please contact Sally at email@example.com if you have questions - especially regarding selecting a Tarot deck if you need assistance.
Sally Dubats is a published author and has guided sacred rituals and workshops for over twenty years. She is a professional Tarot reader, founder of the Portland Tarot Guild, and a member of the American Tarot Association. She views the Tarot as a beautiful vehicle to understanding our personal archetypes, and the gateway to our Highest Selves, and loves teaching this beautiful system to others.
Sally commands the room with grace and ancient wisdom. Her class is interactive, inquisitive and equally open-hearted and open-minded. She gives you practical tools that you can learn the deep information with and still reference on your journey well after the class has ended. I've actually thought about taking it again just to see what new insights might arrive! She builds a sweet little community in her classes. Her thoughtful presentation of the tarot's wisdom is impressive and fun! ~ Tracy T.
This is a fantastic class - Sally is a wonderful teacher! - Maria
I have tried other Tarot classes and came away trying to remember cards. This class was SO different. I came away really seeing the cards and understanding them from a metaphysical standpoint - from many dimensions! If you want to learn the Tarot, take Sally's class! Tori H.
Sally is able to read a room full of people and direct their energy towards a common goal that somehow serves every individual in some kind of way. She can feel the common pulse and use it to promote introspection, connection and healing. ~ Ivana
Sally is an excellent creator and facilitator of Sacred Space. Her knowledge and resources are unlimited. Sally's capability to transform a person's experience is a gift. I have had the privilege to work with her in a group atmosphere where she shares her many ways of delivering a life changing shift. She delivers with grace, sincerity, and humor. She is the most integrated being, with the biggest heart, I have had the pleasure of meeting. ~ Melissa D.
You'll definitely want to take the journey she unfolds for you! ~ J.D.