UK Programme

The UK Tarot Conference


Venue: Holiday Inn, Kensington High Street (Wrights Lane)

11th – 12th October 2019

Speakers: Mary K Greer, Caitlin Matthews, Davide De Angelis, Katrina Wynne, Avril Price, Richard Abbot, Anastasia Haysler, Geraldine Beskin, Janet Piedilato   Lunchtime Speakers: Anastasia Haysler, Tero Hynynen, Tiffany Crosara, Chloe McCracken 

Special thanks to our Sponsors & Kindred Spirit Magazine

SOLD OUT Thursday 10th October 2019 Pre Conference Get Together. Workshop, Dinner & Esotoracle Magazine Launch!   

6.15p.m. Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738 – 1791) was the first person documented to earn money from reading cards.  Although he played a major role in the history of Tarot he receives little recognition. He created the Ettiella Tarot deck. Tonight, Geraldine Beskin will share her vast knowledge about the life of this extraordinary man. Kim Arnold will then reveal and share a little-known spread personally created by Jean-Baptise. Prepare to have your mind blown!    7.15p.m. Dinner is served

8p.m. On this powerful 10th day of the 10th month of 2019, in the heart of London, Steven Bright and I are delighted and proud to announce the exclusive launch of our Esotoracle Magazine. This evening will mark an important landmark in Tarot history as Esotoracle Magazine is seen for the first time. Those attending this evening will be gifted with a first-edition copy signed by both it’s creators, Steven Bright and Kim Arnold, together with an exclusive gift. We will be joined by several of the contributors to this very special launch.  Join us in making this evening part of the history of Tarot in the years to come.

FRIDAY 11th October 2019 Conference Officially opens at 09.30am with Registration: Meet and Greet with coffee & pastries

10.45a.m. Kim Arnold  Welcome & Opening Ceremony with Wicca Meier-Spring

11.00-12.30 p.mAvril PriceTower Healer and Game Changer’ The Tower stirs us from our slumber, releases us from stagnation and encourages us to look at the wounds that hold us back. By exploring The Tower, we can understand what is it we are holding on to and why. Through this interactive session we will explore what needs to be released and repaired.

12.30-2.15 p.m. Lunch Break 1p.m. – 1.30 Main Conference Room Chloe McCracken When the Tower Tumbles Exploring historical & archetypal insights offered by the Tower in its many guises. Plumbing the depths of a variety of Tarot decks opens up different perspectives and solutions.  OR 1.30 – 2p.m. Break Out Room Tiffany Crosara.  The Transformational Truth of Tarot – Game changer. Discover how to access the answers within so you can take inspired action to lead the life of your dreams.

2.15-3.30 p.mKatrina Wynne Tarot cards show us our deepest, darkest secrets, while also presenting opportunities for transformation and healing for those things that trouble us or our clients. Join us as we reveal the shadow side of each Major Arcana card with brilliant explanations—such as the difference between the Key of Addiction and the Key of Attachment that help guide us through the powerful messages in the cards.

3.30 – 4p.m.                  Break

4-5.30 p.m. Mary GreerA Jungian Approach to Tarot’ Jung wrote about Tarot on many occasions, seeing it as depicting archetypes of transformation like those he found in myths, dreams and alchemy. Late in life Jung formed a group to delve into a person’s psyche by combining information from five divinatory systems, among them, Tarot. In this workshop you’ll explore practical ways in which a Jungian approach can enrich your experience with the cards.


Evening: 6.45 – 7.50p.m. Yolanda RobinsonThe Wisdom of the Tower in the Year of the Hanged Man’ 2019, the year of the Hanged Man using Pythagorean reduction, gives us the opportunity to utilize the power of 3 through the Magician and High Priestess. Key 12, therefore, has been playing a pivotal role in our lives all year.  This presentation will allow us to recollect and contemplate, how the power of numbers 1 & 2 have been pivotal through the year, plus how the number 3 has been manifesting in their lives.

8.00-10.00 p.m. Time to relax, auction, canapes, cash bar and social gathering, all welcome

Friday Evening Social Event we welcome Janet Piedilato talking about The Mystical Dream Tarot   This remarkable tarot emerges directly from the mystical realms of dream and vision, manifesting completely fresh imagery. Pregnant with possibilities that shine light upon the hidden and reveal new pathways of understanding, each image – direct from the author’s own dream experiences – is an original offering rich with powerful insights designed to awaken that which is essential for moving forward on our journey of self-discovery.   The stunning deck and accompanying guidebook invite you to discover the wisdom and truth that lie beyond the limited view of waking reality, and to draw upon the power of your unconscious – the insight of your psyche – to meet life’s challenges and achieve your goals.

SATURDAY 12th October

9.00 a.m.  Registration opens      09.30a.m. Welcome with Kim Arnold

09.40-11 a.m.   Caitlin Matthews  Speaking the Oracle: Constellating the Cards.  When we read Tarot for another person, two things are happening: we are laying down the cards in patterns that constellate together in a meaningful way, and we are giving voice to the oracle of the cards. In this session we will set up a tarot constellation wherein we will understand how readers experience these influences, and speak the tarot’s oracle:  each table will also have a chance to experience embodied tarot oracles.  For this session please bring with you a tarot that other people can easily understand, as we will be reading around our tables.

11-11.30 a.m.                Break 

11.30-12.45 p.m.           Richard Abbot ‘The Tarot Falls .. A New Tarot is born’ Witness the birth of a not only a new deck, but a completely new way of thinking about and working with the Tarot.   Acting as the ‘Light’ in the Lightning Struck Tower, Richard will illuminate a radically new approach to the cards where you will get the opportunity to work with the new deck.

12.45-2.20 p.m.   Break & TWO lunchtime workshops to choose from: 1 – 2p.m. Sandringham Suite £20 Private Working Lunch with Anastasia Haysler: Your Friend, The Tower’ When the Tower card turns up in a reading, most people are not happy to see it. We’ll look at the Tower to see it could be seen as a positive indicator in a reading, using a spread created specifically to work with this challenging card.

1.15 – 1.45p.m. Table Top Tarot with Tero Hynynen ‘When the Sh*t hits the fan’ spread. Tero’s  best kept secret.  When life gets extreme, it is time for a dramatic spread

2.20-3.30 p.m.    Davide De Angelis  THE STARMAN TAROT – Seeing Through Eyes of Creative Wonder  Davide will take you through the wild and complex odyssey of the Starman Tarot, from its birth within his provocative and fantastical artistic collaborations with David Bowie, through his explorations of shamanism, magic and a myriad of astonishing ideas, experiments, sycornicities and revelations that spanned across decades.  Davide will guide you through The Starman Tarot, revealing it as a radical ‘art technology’ designed to evoke a profound presence of meaning and infuse your life with a vivid sense of wonder.   Bowie described Davide’s creative work as “Potent Visual Alchemy”.   Davide’s unique form of ‘visual alchemy’ serves to vitalise its audience and draw them into a timely, intimate and inspired conversation with themselves. During this presentation, you will discover how the Starman Tarot is meticulously crafted to shine light and birth new understanding and insight into the compelling drama of our lives. Davide will show you how working with this tarot deck invites a visceral and visionary experience, bypassing the logical, fear based assumptions that control us everyday.  You will experience how this deck serves as a ‘magical mirror’ into the deepest parts of our human imagination.     An interweaving of nature based shamanic teachings and magic with futuristic science and technology the Starman Tarot addresses the major archetypal themes and challenges in life that we all experience; birth, love, death and the quest to determine our life purpose. This enduring, visual framework is a powerful reminder of the incessant rhythm of creation and destruction. The talk will be a highly dynamic communication of ideas that will gift you wisdom’s and insights into how you can bring truly meaningful and powerful possibilities to life for yourself. You will discover how to use the deck to actualise your own creative gifts and importantly bring them fully to life. You will understand the wondrous connection between art, magic and science, shinning new light on what astonishing futures sit waiting to be activated.

Special Offer buy the Starman Tarot deck and Tarot Bag HERE

3.30-4.00 p.m.               Break

4- 5.20 p.m.            “Breakthrough to Mastery: the Tarot Sevens”   Discover how the Chariot, Tower, Star and four sevens in the Minor Arcana point to our goals, temptations and breakthroughs, revealing what drives us as we move forward to meet the challenges that come with victory and mastery. We will explore the cards in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck as representing psychomachia, the battle for the soul. Soul lives in the places where we go wrong: the seven vices. You’ll do a spread that indicates how the Minor Arcana sevens, in particular, can help you struggle through the soulfulness of vice to potential triumph through the virtues. Not only is this a workshop on the sevens, but it also suggests a way to interpret all the Majors and Pips.

5.30p.m. Close

BOOK SATURDAY LUNCH with Anastasia Haysler  ‘Your Friend, The Tower’            Book Now £22  (Can only be booked as part of the Conference Programme)

2019 Conference Tickets



Cancellation Policy 2019 

Deposits are non refundable, however, in the event that you cannot attend, it will be forwarded to 2020 UK Tarot Conference.

Full payment cancellations received in writing or by e mail by 30th August 2019 a  refund will be issued, less £50 deposit. Cancellations received after 30th August 2019 and before 20th September 2019 a 50% refund.  After 11th September 2019 No refund possible. No Exceptions

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