Online Class: Tarot Cards 101

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Course Description

Have you always wanted to learn how to read the Tarot cards?  Why not try our online class? The only requirement is a Tarot deck (and the principles are the same no matter what type of Tarot deck you use).

This self-paced course will teach you the basics of the Tarot (78 picture cards used to reveal hidden truths).  Learn how to do readings for yourself, friends and relatives. Developed for the beginner, the class provides structural meanings and interpretations of each suit and spread and shows you how to perform readings.  Along with the basics, you'll also learn about different types of decks, the history and the tips and tricks to help you become a ‘master reader'.

Reading Tarot Cards gives you access to spiritual knowledge revealing new insights and options. Readings can provide hope in re-envisioning life's journey, plus support and reaffirmation of what is already known. Readings can help us to answer some of life's biggest questions, and so much more. You do not need to have a well developed spiritual connection or ‘psychic power' in order to get valuable information from the Tarot.

This course is divided into the following nine comprehensive lessons covering the entire aspects of Tarot cards:
  • Tarot Cards: An Introduction
  • Tarot Cards for Beginners
  • Structure of the Tarot Deck
  • Court Cards
  • Major Arcana Cards
  • Minor Arcana cards
  • Reading Tarot Cards
  • Classic Example Spreads
  • Additional Reading and Resources

If you are intrigued by this method of reading the future, you'll find that Tarot cards are not difficult to learn.




  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(4,335 votes)

Lesson 1. Tarot Cards. An Introduction

Topics will include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. Tarot Cards -- Definition
III. History of the Tarot Cards
IV. Popular Tarot Card Desks. Additional lesson topics: Golden Tarot
37 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Why are you taking this course?; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Assignment 1: Explaining Tarot Cards
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Tarot Cards for Beginners

Topics will include:
I. Choosing the Proper Tarot Card Deck
II. Tarot Card Deck Protection
III. Tarot Card Reading Preparations
34 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Just getting started
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Deck Choice and Care
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3. Structure of the Tarot Deck

Topics will include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. The Tarot Card Layout
III. Working of the Tarot Cards.
35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Having Readings
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Group Classification Explanation
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4. Court Cards

Topics will include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. What are Court Cards?
III. The King
IV. The Queen
V. The Knight
VI. The Page.
35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Which Card are You?
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Court Cards Explained
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5. Major Arcana Cards

Topics will include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. What are Major Arcana Cards?
III. Historical Themes in Major Arcana. Additional lesson topics: Tarot Card Meanings; Ask the Answer Tarot School, Major Arcana
36 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: video presentations
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Major Arcana Cards
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6. Minor Arcana Cards

Topics Include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. What are Minor Arcana cards?
III. Wands
IV. Cups
V. Swords
VI. Pentacles. Additional lesson topics: YouTube
35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6: Minor Arcana Suits
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7. Reading Tarot Cards

Topics Include: I. Lesson Overview
II. Reading and Laying out of Tarot Card. Additional lesson topics: Lotus Tarot; Tarot Card Meanings
32 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reading for others
  • Complete: Assignment 7: Reading the Cards
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8. Classic Example Spreads

Topics include:
I. Lesson Overview
II. The Three Card Spread
III. The Cross Spread
IV. The Star Spread
V. The Celtic Cross Spread
VI. The Gypsy Spread
VII. The Thoth Spread
. VIII. The Kabalistic Spread
35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8: Explaining Spreads
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9. Tarot Ethics, Additional Reading and Resources

Topics Include:
I. Lesson Overview
i. Boundaries and Ethics
ii. Additional Reading
iii. Web Resources.
25 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Class Satisfaction; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Assignment 9: Ethics Explained
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe tarot cards for beginners.
  • Describe structure of the tarot deck.
  • Describe court cards.
  • Describe major arcana cards.
  • Describe minor arcana cards.
  • Describe reading tarot cards.
  • Describe classic example spreads.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Tarot Cards 101
Course Number: 7550386
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (4,335 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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