Unlock your own inner wisdom. Tarot cards are often used today as a tool for insight and self-discovery. Learn how to use the cards as a way to learn more about yourself and others. Read tarot cards with confidence and joy! It’s not as hard as you might think. 


Joanna Powell Colbert’s one-day workshop is perfect for people who are brand new to the tarot or who want to refresh their tarot skills. You don’t need to memorize meanings for all 78 cards in a tarot deck!  Instead, we will practice reading the cards intuitively and developing a personal relationship with them. We’ll use the tools of journaling, guided meditations, dialoguing with others, storytelling, and more. 

On the surface, this workshop is about approaching tarot cards in a non-threatening way, having fun, and getting to know a new circle of friends. But really — it’s about allowing the “foolishness” of tarot play to uncover the deep wisdom of your own heart.

We will be using Joanna's Gaian Tarot in this class, but you can bring any tarot deck with you. We will also have several decks on hand for you to use, if you don’t have your own.

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About Joanna

Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot, has been an artist, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement. Joanna teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-­centered spirituality, seasonal contemplative practices, creativity as a devotional path, and using tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-­exploration. Visit her online at www.GaianSoul.com

Lummi Island is part of the San Juan Archipelago, located just south of the Canadian border, and is easy to access. It’s a stunning drive from Bellingham (15 miles), Seattle (113 miles), Vancouver (43 miles) and Portland (221 miles).

Everyone will take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch together. Later that afternoon, participants are warmly welcomed to join us for dinner at the historic Beach Store Café before catching the ferry home.

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"Make it a weekend"... if you would like to extend your stay, you can select an overnight package for Friday and/or Saturday night. choose to dine at the historic Beach Store Café for dinner, spend the night in the deluxe accommodations at REC Retreats, relax in the hot tub and by the cozy fire,  and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast the following morning. Make your reservation now, as lodging is limited. (included: lodging, breakfast  excluded: dinner)

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: Participants are asked to bring a used book or an item from the library’s wishlist as part of their class fee. (The books will be donated to the library to sell at their used book sale.) Please note, modest donations are most welcome! This is not about quantity so much as reinforcing the idea that we are here to care for one another.  If you prefer, you can make a financial community contribution instead (below). 

Friday night lodging
from 115.00
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Saturday night lodging
from 115.00
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Library Community Contribution
from 1.00

As part of your fee, please bring gently-loved books to donate to the Island Library annual book sale. A very modest cash donation is optional, in lieu of a book donation.

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