The Cups are a fantastical suit in the minor arcana of the tarot. Cups represent emotional wisdom, love, the subconscious, financial flow, and relationships with friends, family, and the self. Represented by the element of water, Cups embody the dreams, wishes, and desires born from our deepest emotional and symbolic states. In this workshop, you will discover the meaning of each Cup card as well as dive into your personal relationship with creativity. Janina will provide you with a new tarot deck you can keep. After pulling a Cup card from the deck, you’ll practice automatic drawing to create a Cup card image. No drawing experience is required, just follow your intuition. The card that you draw will serve as a foundation for tarot work, including advice on manifesting with the tarot and tarot meditations.
Fee: $125; includes all materials
Instructor: Janina Angel Bath — Limit: 12 students
September 4, Tuesday, 6pm–9pm (Studio 2)
HEY LEO LOVERS! I'm proud to present a LEO birthday celebration with the THREE OF CUPS ~ Alejandra León, Casey Zabala and myself! We will all be doing readings, tea will be served and the Goddess will be celebrated. Come one, come all, to a merry summer gathering of Tarot lovers!
☼ SHINE LIKE THE SUN ☼
This event is early evening, from 5-8pm.
Alejandra León is a Tarot and Astrology professional, as well as the creatress of The Lioness Oracle Tarot and Vision of the Muse, divination decks she collaged by hand with found paper images. She is a lover of nature, cats, vintage, and music. She resides in Oakland with her two kitties Mina and Ziggy.
Offering Description: Alejandra blends over 16 years of study with an intuitive, heart-felt approach. In a session with her you can expect to feel safe, accepted, and supported. She reads with a creative flair, and uses humor when appropriate. Rather than take power away from you with mere predictions, she intends to empower you to live your best life. Thus her sessions can be an interactive experience, filled with insight.
Casey Zabala is an artist, tarot reader, practicing witch, and wandering mystic. Her self published tarot deck, Wanderer's Tarot, is a feminist tarot deck for modern witches. Casey teaches mystical workshops which center on tarot and divination, and also include crystal healing, magical self-care, and principles of manifestation. Casey aims to guide individuals through their personal transformation with creativity and magic, by teaching ancient tools to modern seekers, while creating community along the way.
With 16 years of tarot study and experience, Casey has a guided and nurturing approach to her readings, which incorporate elements of magic and manifestation techniques. Using her natural intuitive wisdom, Casey's sessions empower each of her clients to find purpose and meaning on their healing paths.
Janina Angel Bath AKA The Tarot Woman is the owner of Empress Vintage in Berkeley, CA, where the celebration will be held! Come one, come all!
TAROT SALE at Empress Vintage, 12-6pm! ALL Tarot decks, Tarot bags, crystals and incense are 10% off! Plus, readings by The Tarot Woman 2-4pm! To schedule your time, email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure a spot for a reading! Readings will be 10-15 minutes each for $25.
12pm-2pm in the Empress garden behind Empress Vintage, 1757 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley, CA. Bring layers, we will be outside for the lecture. Karyn will be be demonstrating removal of the malocchio, which she learned in Italy. To find out more about what this means, follow your curiosity and come to this event!
Karyn Crisis trained as a platform Medium under an NSAC certified Spiritualist Minister, and she has become sought-after around the world for classes, workshops, private readings and public demonstrations. Her work has taken a turn towards historical recovery focused on reclaiming Ancient Divine Feminine Wisdom received through the Old Ways. Specifically, she was guided to stay in Italy among locals, streghe, healers and herbalists.She walked on the stones of 2,000 year old goddess temples, took mysterious cures, traveled the mountains and into the labyrinthine medieval villages of Italy's witches. She has published a book telling their stories and revealing connection to a pre-pagan feminine shamanism. You can read about the book, "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women Vol 1" available at Empress Vintage.
Lecture open to all. This is a free event. For questions, email email@example.com
Join The Tarot Woman in The Cauldron, an esoteric arts classroom space.
Thursday from 1-2pm The Magic of Tarot ~ An Introduction
In this workshop, we will explore the magic of Tarot. An introductory workshop, we will start with the Journey of The Fool, the first card in the deck. Through the Fool’s journey all discoveries are made. From how to clear your deck from previous readings, to the Major and Minor Arcana to working with your intuition, this workshop will get you on the path to reading cards with confidence!
Tarot Secrets ~ The Major Arcana and Its Meanings
We see the imagery of Tarot in film and popular culture. What does it really mean? Here we will explore the Major Arcana of the Tarot and its powerful archetypes, including The High Priestess, The Empress and Death. The Tarot acts as a map for our life journey. It is in these reflections that we receive divine guidance through the cards.
Plus, Tarot readings by The Tarot Woman in the Folk Arts Hub, on Friday and Saturday from 3:30-5pm.
+ Alcatraz Tarot Salon- The Hierophant + Located at Alchemy Collective Cafe & Empress Vintage
June's tarot salon, June 22nd 7-9pm, will focus on the 5th Major Arcana- The Hierophant. A very complicated card, often only narrowly referenced in it's most negative potential, the Hierophant is the bridge, the window in the wall- or one who stands at the gate, charging for entry.
The most progressive Hierophant manifests as one who acts as a guide and liaison between worlds, one who carries and passes on the traditions of their people. They devote themselves to a path as a healer, a therapist, a spiritual mentor, etc, so they can assist in massive, mysterious questions and struggles of life.
The corrupt Hierophant is a ruthless, diabolical figure indeed. They manifest as those who abuse authority, exploit vulnerability and confusion to attain power and profit over those in need. The corrupt Hierophant maintains rigid, archaic paradigms that vilify and promote fear and hatred of anything outside of fundamentalist, state/church-controlled narratives. They claim they have the only "true" gateway to The Divine, and therefore are the only one with answers. They make a point to discredit, and at worst, eliminate those who challenge this status.
In this salon, we will deeply analyze and workshop controlled binary narratives, stagnant paradigms in society and self, traditions worth protecting, and how to elevate this force into courage, open-mindedness, and the ability to find the connection between seemingly opposing ideals. Will close with guided meditation by @_bone.head_ at @empress_vintage. Bring your cards, a notebook, and anything relevant to the Hierophant for the altar!
(( FOR EXPERIENCED READERS ))
(Art from- Mary El Tarot, Aquarian Tarot, Shadowscapes Tarot, Wildwood Tarot, Dreamtimes Tarot, and the Royal Thai Tarot)
Summer Solstice and Full Moon Ceremony
Monday June 20th 7:00 p.m at Empress Vintage 1757 Alcatraz Ave.
Come join us for a summer solstice and full moon celebration at Empress Garden in Berkeley. Its highly unusual and auspicious to have the full strawberry moon and summer solstice reside on the same day!
The summer solstice is one of the most powerful days to celebrate and honor your solar power and the light within you. Coupling the summer solstice ritual with the magic of the full moon will bring a higher state of intention, drive and fire to this moon and day. We will set our intentions through the magic of the Tarot, do a manifestation ritual, meditate on the light both lunar and solar and do a releasing ritual. We will be having a fire so if you have a sensitivity to smoke please note these will be the conditions of the ritual.
$10-$20 sliding scale
RITUAL AT EMPRESS TONIGHT! FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE. FIRE CAULDRON TO BURN AWAY WHAT IS NO LONGER SERVING YOU.
TWO EVENTS IN ONE EVENING:
**Psychic Development & the Astral Plane
CLASS 6:15-7:30 pm $20
**Full Moon Ceremony RITUAL in the Empress Garden
7:45-9:00 pm $10-$20 sliding scale
How do we become sacred keepers of wisdom and inner knowing? In this class we will introduce methodologies on how to expand vision, intuition and psychic ability. We will work with somatic and visual approaches to understand the 3 main clairs (clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience) that will help activate a relationship with signs, symbols and inner guidance. Students will be lead on a guided meditation to the Akashic records, a concept adopted from the sanskrit word akasha which translates to "sky", "space", "luminous".
"In theosophy the Akashic records are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed by theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane."
This meditation allows people to access answers, visions and symbols in regard to specific questions they feel called to seek guidance to.
The class will culminate in a Full Moon ritual and celebration in the Empress garden where we will call in the four directions, release emotions that are no longer serving us to the great fire cauldron and will culminate with community oracle readings.
Sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-542-6196
Feel free to arrive without sign up as well.