Yesterday my day was made when I received my second tarot certification in the mail! I signed up for the Master Advanced Tarot Certification last July through the Tarot Readers Academy. We work through 8 weeks of calls and then there is homework for each module we cover. I was able to finish all my homework in January this year with the help of many of you who allowed me to give you readings based on what I had been learning. I am proud of myself for finishing this course and can add this certificate to my wall.
If you are interested in taking any tarot certification courses I HIGHLY recommend any of the ones taught through the Tarot Readers Academy as Ethony supplies you with SO MANY resources and the homework is both challenging and fun. I have also been able to meet like minded people throughout these lessons and create friendships as a result. Certification is not necessary but I decided to pursue this path because I wanted to challenge myself and because I look at tarot as a life-long learning process I always want to learn more.
Coming up in Dec I will be teaching a new workshop about sigil magick. Sigils are a simple yet direct form of magic where you transform an intention into a single symbol. You don't need to be an artist to use sigil magic in your practice. There are many ways to create sigils and we will look at both modern and traditional methods. We will also talk about the history, how to create them, how they work and why you should add them into your practice. I hope to see you there!
These are the 2 casting boards I created for my Witch Runes workshop. I just printed off these pages and laminated them so they can be used over and over. If you'd like to do the same, I have a digital download of each available in my Etsy shop.
Casting boards can be used in a myriad of ways. You can ask questions and then cast your method of divination or hold your pendulum over the board to find your answers. Depending on where your material fall will help you intuit the guidance. Try them out with:
- Charm casting
This weekend I am teaching a class on using Witch Runes. We will each make our own set of 13 runes and learn what each means. I have also created 2 different casting boards that we will use to learn how to use and read our runes in different situations. Just click the picture for the link to sign up. Just $30 which includes a handout, 2 casting boards, your own set of Witch Runes and a box to put them in.
October is the perfect time for divination and if you haven't tried Witch Rune why not attend? This class will happen at the Broom Closet / Jessups General Store at 1811 Quebec Street
I can finally share, now that our course has been released!!
Myself and 7 other mentors for the Awakened Soul Coven have worked so hard for months creating a course for the Wheel of the Year. It is so comprehensive it's perfect in my humble opinion. You can access it from the Tarot Readers Academy website as an add on if you sign up and join the coven - which has been amazing in my last 3 (almost 4) years of being a member and initiate.
The course curriculum includes all 8 Sabbats starting the year with Yule. Each sabbat is broken down into:
We have used different deities from a number of pantheons that are associated with the themes of each sabbat. So not only will you be able to learn and/or work with 16 God & Goddesses they all have something different to impart on your year.
We also have a "linking the Wheel of the Year to science" section which is super interesting. If you live in a place with distinct seasons like I do then you can literally see this in action on a daily basis and learn to live more inline with the changes of the earth. It makes SO much more sense.
I have booked the upstairs room at The Broom Closet / Jessups's General Store at 1811 Quebec St one Saturday a month for the next 6 months!! I will be booking readings and depending on Covid restrictions going forward I may even have discussions/workshops/classes on tarot every now and then. The dates I will be at the shop are:
I will be there from 1 - 4pm each day. If you would like to book a reading please email me and I will be happy to help! I am charging $30 for half an hour. You will have me for the full 30 minutes to do your reading, answer any questions you may have. I hope to see you soon!
A couple things you should know about the space before coming:
The Broom Closet and Jessup's General Store are the #1 shop for witchy treasures in the city. They have herbs, candles, cauldrons, tarot deck & books and lots of occult inspired clothing & accessories. Karli and Donna are amazingly friendly and will love to help you find anything you are looking for. They are located right beside Fellinger's Meats just off 11th Ave at 1811 Quebec St. Check it you if you haven't been there before.
I am doing an afternoon workshop with the Sage Wind Temple on Sunday Oct 18th from 2 - 4. You can find out more on the Facebook event.
I am teaching a tarot workshop next month at the Art Gallery of Regina. Presented alongside, Ritual & Lore, these workshops enrich the understanding of techniques used by artists in our September - October main gallery exhibition.
It will be an online class so you can work from the comfort of your home!
Reading Tarot with Susie Gourlay
October 6, 7 - 9 PM
Online workshop over Zoom video conference
members & non-members $30
Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940
In this down to earth class, you will learn how to use tarot as a tool for divination, guidance or self-reflection discussing the archetypes and symbols used to tell the story in the cards.
There is no need to memorize the meanings of 78 cards: Susie will help break down the tarot system in a way that is easy to understand. This workshop is perfect for those new to tarot or those wanting to feel more comfortable reading the cards for themselves or others. You will be provided with lots of resources for further learning on your own as you continue on your tarot journey!
Students must have a tarot deck with traditional symbolism such as Rider-Waite-Smith, Thoth, Halloween Tarot, Robin-Wood Tarot etc. If you have questions about which Tarot deck to use, please contact the AGR, and we will put you in touch with Susie.
DO NOT use an Angel Deck or Oracle Cards for this workshop!