Journeying Through the Tarot


JOURNEYING THROUGH THE TAROT – A Course in Understanding Tarot Cards

NEXT COURSE BEGINS SATURDAY ARPIL 7, 2018 – please contact CJ to reserve your spot

Dare to explore! Tarot cards have long been looked at skeptically or dismissed as merely a fortune teller’s game but did you know they are actually based on a complex system of spiritual symbolism that includes astrology, numerology, psychology, the Kabbalah and alchemy? Tarot actually contains universal wisdom from many different mystical traditions encoded in a visual language that is as meaningful today as it was eons ago. It is therefore a valuable tool that can assist with our current spiritual and life journeys by teaching us all sorts of interesting things. If you love a great story, enjoy looking for hidden meanings in pictures and delight in solving riddles then you will love the tarot!

Deciphering the many multiple layers of meaning in the tarot is the key to understanding how to use it. In this exciting series of experiential workshops with artist and facilitator CJ Shelton you will discover how your own individual ‘hero’s journey’ is illustrated through the vivid imagery and symbolism of the 78 cards of the traditional tarot. CJ’s simple and effective approach breaks down many of the complexities that can be overwhelming when we first encounter these intriguing cards. Step by step, CJ will guide you on your own amazing journey to uncover the secret wisdom of the ages available to us through this amazing visual tool.

Each workshop is a combination of instruction, hands-on experiential learning, meditation and more. In Part 1 we will focus on the  main “story” of the 22 main Major Arcana, then go on to discover the magical tools of the four tarot suits in Part 2. Part 3 takes us on a visit to the royal courts of the four suits to meet more fascinating characters. In Part 4 we will start pulling all the previous information together so that you can start becoming comfortable doing simple readings.

WHAT TO BRING:  You will need to purchase a traditional Rider-Waite tarot deck for this course. If you are not sure you have the right deck or need help obtaining one please contact CJ prior to the class.


WHEN:  Saturday April 7, 2018 with following sessions scheduled in May, June and July
LOCATION:  Studio #206, The Alton Mill Arts Centre

TIME:  10 am to 4:30 pm
COST:  $150 + HST per person/per session 

For inquiries or to register please email


Part 1 – A Hero’s Journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot

Part 2 – Tools of the Trade, The Four Suits of the Tarot

Part 3 – Of Kings and Queens, Exploring the Royal Courts of the Tarot

Part 4 – Taking Flight, Doing Readings with the Tarot


TIME: Each session is a full day from 10 am to 4 pm with a short break for lunch (bring your own)

COST: $150 + HST per person, per session


The Tarot is mostly known as an ancient divination system but did you know it contains practical and helpful wisdom for enhancing your daily life and spiritual development?

“As an artist I have always loved the rich imagery and symbolism of the Tarot and as a seeker it has been my “go-to” tool for helping me get to the heart of things for over 25 years. I am delighted to now be introducing others to its magic!” ~ CJ Shelton

Join Visionary Artist & Facilitator CJ Shelton for a fun and interactive session that will change how you view this often misunderstood tool for self-discovery!

Both Tarot and Oracle cards are effective tools for enhancing our natural intuition, exploring subconscious patterns and revealing choices and routes we may (or may not) choose to pursue as we make our way through the journey of life. CJ will explain the difference between Tarot and Oracle cards, how to choose a deck and care for it, plus share some insider tricks for deciphering the tarot. In this session you will also do some simple readings for yourself and others.

CJ will also talk about her more in-depth four-part Tarot Course Journeying Through the Tarot (see below for more details) as well as other options for taking your study of the Tarot further!

Previous experience is not required. Although some decks will be available to use during the session please bring any Tarot or Oracle decks you already own.

UPCOMING DATES:  The next intro session will be in the spring or fall of 2018. Please email with any inquiries.

Booking an art experience is a commitment to yourself, the facilitator and other participants. The following policies are in place to ensure that all workshops and sessions run as scheduled and help guarantee that everyone involved has an enjoyable experience.

PAYMENT Payment is by cash or credit card (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX accepted)

PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING  To confirm your registration you must pay in full or provide a credit card number at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY  Last minute cancellations other than for extenuating circumstances spoils the fun for all involved … it creates challenges for the facilitator and disappointment for other registrants if a class has to be cancelled as a result.


A raincheck may be offered depending on the circumstances of the cancellation. If a workshop has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances participants will either be notified of the re-scheduled day/time or a full refund will be provided.