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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.

Diploma in Professional Tarot
Eligble for Professional Insurance to practice as a Tarot reader

Next course: Starts October 2019
Advanced booking essential

One weekend a month - enrolling now!

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Course Overview

This one-year course is intended for those who wish to work as professional Tarot Readers.

The course covers the Tarot in depth together with psychic and personal development training to enable you to act as an intuitive Tarot counsellor. Business and marketing skills are also included so you can become fully equipped to earn a living working with the Tarot.

We do not believe each card has a single meaning, which merely needs to be memorised in order to give readings. Each card can hold a huge variety of meanings, and it requires a combination of knowledge and intuition to fully interpret each them in a reading. We believe the Tarot is a profound and deep meta-spiritual system which offers both a path of personal development and service to others. Many people feel that being a Tarot Reader is part of who they are rather than just something they do. This course offers such an option to those who would choose it.

No experience or knowledge is required in order to attend this course. However, the training is intensive and in-depth and therefore requires commitment and dedication. In addition to attendance in class, case studies, written assignments, and other homework exercises are included. Assessment will take the form of written assignments and a formal examination at the end of the year’s training.

The aim of this course is to train you to an extremely high level. By the end of this course you will have an extremely detailed and broad knowledge of the Tarot together with solid personal and professional Tarot reading skills. You will be fully capable of entering the world of the Professional Tarot Reader with confidence and expertise.

Becoming a Tarot reader of the highest order is more than just learning the cards, it is a journey of personal development.


Course Contents

The course consists of three strands; practical reading techniques, in-depth knowledge of the Tarot itself, and personal development. These strands consist of the following modules:

  • Background to the Tarot - Evolution of the Tarot, Major Decks (eg: Waite, Thoth), The Golden Dawn, Impact of Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Structure & Dynamics of the Deck - Overview (The Two Arcanas, Court Cards, Number Cards, The Suits), The Major Arcana in Depth, The Minor Arcana in Depth, Papus and the Energetic Interactions in the Deck
  • Card Layouts & Spreads - The Major Layouts, Obscure and Special-Purpose Layouts
  • Knowledge Systems Inherent in the Cards - Kabbalah, Numerology, Astrology, Mythology
  • Developing Your Relationship with the Tarot - Finding Your Special Deck, Connecting with the Cards, Tarot Mediations, the Living Tarot, Becoming a "Reader"
  • Psychic Development - Introductory Metaphysics, Psychic Protection, ntuition and Channelling, Space Maintenance
  • Advanced Tarot Applications - Mythic Mapping, Psychodrama
  • Business Practice - Being in Business, Insurance and Legal Considerations, Record Keeping, Marketing,
  • Psychic Energy Management & Protection
  • Invitation to Sacred Ceremonies - along the Celtic Calendar throughout the year

Psychic Energy Management

This course is open to all who wish to gain a qualification in energy management and who desire to learn about energy management and self well-being.

Subjects covered:
•  What is energy and understanding energy • Correct breathing, breath and energy • Why we need protection • Techniques for protection • Techniques to increase the therapist’s energy and energy ability • The mind and energy • Room clearance • Room blessing • House clearance • House blessing • Helping the clients to heal through energy • Increasing the effect of the treatment & incorporating subtle energy techniques • Working with guides and angels for protection • Attracting all that is good and beautiful • Techniques for dealing with negative and psychic attack • Manifesting with energy • Creating a safe energetic space to work in • Dealing with ‘heavy energy’ clients • Grounding • Grounding in your everyday life • Grounding during your treatment • Protecting the client • Grounding the client • Bringing healing to the client


Academic Awards

Green Tara College Professional Diploma in Tarot Reading
Green Tara Certification in Energy Management


Course Structure

Classes take place over 9 weekends.

Written assignments will cover research into specific aspects of the Tarot. Students will be encouraged to select topics which match their own interests. Students will submit case studies of actual readings done outside class. We will gain extensive practice doing readings within the class.

There will be a written exam at the end of the year to test knowledge of key areas, such as Astrology and Kabbalah.

We will also have fun and enjoy ourselves.


Course Review

The course was very comprehensive and covered a wide range of topics relating to the Tarot including Kabbalah, psychology, psychoanalysis as well as Jung's symbolism. The content was of a very high quality since a lot of research has obviously gone into creating the content which as a result adds to the value of the Accreditation itself. Other topics covered included how to set up your tarot business which I found to be very helpful personally.

Heavy emphasis was made on Personal Development within a structured & supportive environment and we were all encouraged into developing a personal relationship with the tarot - (it is not just about textbook & memorizing meanings). This was a very intensive course for obvious reasons.

I have made lifelong friends and especially enjoyed the 'family atmosphere' of the college. We were all invited to any celebrations/ceremonies even if we were not part of that particular course.

I would heartily recommend Green Tara based on its solid reputation, value for money due to the high quality of the study and most of all, my own personal development. It was well worth the commute to Navan from Cork.

I will be back! :-) Kind Regards, Paola

Reading List & Tarot Cards

All items can be purchased from Amazon via the links below or our online bookstore.


Tarot for Dummies - Amber Jayanti
[click for Amazon]
please bring this to the first class

The Devil's Picturebook - Paul Huson
[click for Amazon]
please bring this to the first class

The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley
(not needed at start, good to get half way through the course)
[click for Amazon]


The course uses only the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. There 2 versions, you must PICK ONE:

Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck - these match the original printing.

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Deck - these have been recoloured to make the colours more vivid.


A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism - Gareth Knight
[click for Amazon]
please bring this to the first class

Optional, but recommended- not compulsory

Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree - Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
[click for Amazon]

A Kabbalistic Universe - Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
[click for Amazon]


Astrology For Dummies - Rae Orion- needed at the start of the course
[click for Amazon]

Optional, but recommended:- advanced

Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart - Kevin Burk
[click for Amazon]

The Astrologer’s Handbook - Frances Sakoian & Louis S. Acker
[click for Amazon]


Tarot Course Lecturer

Owen Roberts BA, BPhil


Owen has studied Tarot, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, Jungian Psychoanalysis, Mythology and Shamanism for over 30 years. Owen developed and teaches our highly successful Diploma in Professional Tarot Reading. Owen is a graduate of the Four Winds Shamanic Institute with certificates in Healing the Light Body and Soul Retrieval. He studied Despacho work under the Peruvian "Paqo" (or shaman) Don Sebastian for 5 years and received from him the 3 "Lightning Initiations" which qualify him as a Paco. Owen has also studied psychic healing at the London College of Psychic Studies and Kabbalah with Servants of the Light.

Energy Management Lecturer

Majella Ireland – College Director

Is the founder of Green Tara and Manager of Heaven & Earth Therapy Centre. Majella is a long established and well known teacher of Reiki, Shamanism, Crystals and Indian Head Massage in Navan. Majella's holds a BA (Drama) & BSc Honours in Psychology. She hold many certificates in holistic and spiritual practices.

Payment & Bookings


Course fee for Professional Diploma in Tarot including free energy protection course, notes, lecturers. This course has over 110 hours of professional expert teaching & 16 hours energy management

  • Green Tara College Course Fee:- €1250.00
  • In the current financial climate we are delighted to be able to offer students the opportunity to pay by monthly installments at no extra cost– minimum agreed payment must be paid before class on the set date each month and all fees must be paid by  the agreed date.  Please note that if the installments are not met before the agreed date that a late payment fee is charged each time.

    Payment Structure:

    Deposit = € 450.00 to secure a place
    Class one fee = €395.00
    Class two fee = €395.00
    Class three fee = €100.00

  • Each installment is non- refundable  and your first payment is counted as the  deposit and goes towards your final installment.
  • Please note that if a student enrolls on the training programmer and leaves the course during the year for any reason that they will not be liable for any refund under any circumstances.
  • All course fees must be paid by the set dates
  • Students are welcome to pay off the fees as quickly as they wish.

Enrolment and entry qualifications

  • Students must have an acceptable knowledge & capability  of written and oral English
  • Be dedicated to their own personal growth and well being:
  • Completed Student Consultation Card (Confidential) – filled in at first class
  • Completed Application Form (Confidential)
  • Course Deposit: Non refundable
  • Agree to follow Green Tara  College Code of Ethics
  • Signed College Contract of Conditions
  • Places are awarded following a College Interview via telephone or face to face


You may book by emailing over your details and paying your deposit (information on how to pay below)
You may also arrange to call to the Navan College for a chat with Owen and/or to book also


You are welcome to pay by:

1) Cash or Card

2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College

3) Direct Debit

4) Postal Order

How to Pay

1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: M. Fagan, Green Tara, Boyerstown, Navan, Co. Meath.

2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms at Green Tara College, Preston Place, Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath (check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you)

3) Direct Debit : contact Majella for details

4) Cheque's must be made out to Green Tara College

Remember to Include with your application:
•  Your name, address, two phone numbers, your email address
•  Non-refundable deposit

When Posting: Please supply your email and phone numbers so we can get in contact with you, thanking you.


Dates 2019 Tarot course
May- December

Dates for Tarot Diploma 2019

Tarot Classes

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19
June: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23
July: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17
November: Saturday 30
Sunday 01

Energy Management for Therapist & Client Care
(optional free course)

January 2020:  Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 (9.00am-6.00pm)

Dates 2018 -2019 Diploma

Dates for Tarot Diploma 2018-2019

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13
February: Saturday 09 & Sunday 10
Saturday 09 & Sunday 10
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14
May: Saturday047 & Sunday 05
June: Saturday 08 & Sunday 09

Energy Management Therapist & Client Care
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 2018
January 2019:
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20

Enrollment Form

Further queries:
For any further queries or help please contact Majella on 046 906 0600 or 086 863 5241 or email majella@holistic-training.com

Reading the Tarot is looking into someone's soul. This power and intimacy requires great personal ethics.


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