DIY Healing with Tarot

We’re excited to announce a new workshop series!! We think it’s cool because it not only is something the youth in our community are interested in, but the content really aligns with Marrow’s mission and core values!

THE BASICS, and how you can help!

  • Free workshop series for youth 10-24.

  • Sundays in May, 1-4pm (1-3pm workshop, 3-4pm optional open tarot time)

DIY Healing with Tarot is a 4 week workshop series for people under 24 years old that explores the tarot as a tool for self healing and empowerment. Come learn about how the tarot's archetypes support human development, self actualization, and promote self-love and self-worth. Explore your purpose and potential in this four week journey lovingly led by Erin Aquarian Tarot and Isabella Artemesia!

Participants are encouraged, but not required to attend the entire series! Classes are free to attend, and tarot decks/handouts will be provided. Donations from parents/community will be accepted to pay facilitators and to support Marrow as a community space. Please visit our GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/diy-healing-with-tarot-for-youth if you would like to support Marrow, Isabella and Erin!

THE WORKSHOPS:

Week 1: Saturday May 4th, 1-4pm -- The Fool’s Journey -- The Major Arcana archetypes

Get to know the cosmic archetypes of the Major Arcana and how they can help uplift your sense of self and purpose, and act as guides through your life’s journey. This week will include lecture, discussion, and a tarot self portrait art activity.

Week 2: Saturday May 11th, 1-4pm -- Working with the Swords and Cups for mental / emotional awareness and self care

The Swords and Cups cards help us develop self-mastery around our thoughts and feelings. In this session, we will explore how the Air/Water suits can help us develop practices to support ourselves through challenging mental/emotional states, and move beyond fear, self-hate, and self-doubt towards self-love clarity and truth. This week will include lecture, discussion, and a supportive sharing circle activity.

Week 3: Saturday May 18th, 1-4pm -- Working with the Wands and Pentacles for intentional, empowered embodiment

The Wands and Pentacles cards help us develop self-mastery around our energy/actions and physical self-care. In this session, we will learn about how we can work with the Fire/Earth suits to cultivate energetic and body awareness and make empowered choices. This week will include lecture, discussion, and a safety plan for challenges activity.

Week 4: Saturday May 25th, 1-4pm -- Grounding Your Energy 101 & Tarot for self care / intuitive readings practice!

In our final session, Erin teaches about practicing intuitive, simple spreads and rituals that can help your tarot practice become a habit of self-care. Participants will practice doing simple spreads for themselves or with a partner.

THE FACILITATORS:

Erin Aquarian (she/her) is a college dropout/waitress turned tarot reader and intuitive healer. In 2008, a tarot reading changed Erin's life in when it became a catalyst for her healing and empowerment. The tarot helped Erin work through patterns stemming from trauma and find a sense of self and purpose. Erin teaches the tarot as an accessible, affordable tool for self-counsel. Her approach is trauma informed, anti-oppression and pro-liberation. She is especially passionate about making healing / guidance services inclusive to low/no income people, which is why she teaches tarot as a DIY modality people can learn to use to help themselves through challenging situations.

Isabella Artemesia (he/him) is an 18 year old four time consecutive high school drop out now trying to get his GED. With 3 years of tarot and witchcraft experience, his main goal is to explain common magic and intention concepts in an accessible, non-authoritarian and anti-capitalist way to fellow fellow youth. Inspired by 80’s punk noise band CRASS who upheld a structure of info-sharing, community service, and education, he aims to inspire other co-operative efforts.