Tarot and Other Classes


2019 updated February 2019

Tarot : a five-session series

Begins Monday, March 18, Noon-2 pm, continues March 25, April 1, 8 and 15.
RitualCravt, 2842 West 44th Avenue, Denver

Q: How can I plan for a future that’s unknown?
A: By knowing - by having more information!

The Tarot is a tool to help illuminate our personal road maps. This path encompasses elements of astrology, numerology, mythology and more, all expressed through art. Specifically, this is art that delivers practical information wrapping in a sensory visual experience. And as we craft an ever-stronger working alliance with the cards, magic happens.

We’ll explore:

  1. the Minor Arcana via the elements (Week 1)

  2. the Court Cards for identity and connection (Week 2)

  3. the Major Arcana with myths and archetypes (Week 3)

  4. alliance-deepening personal work (Week 4)

  5. rmore on reading the Tarot with other people, and for maximum personal creativity and well-being (Week 5).

$150 - includes bountiful materials and exercises, and two audio recordings of guided visualizations. Register through RitualCraft here.


Star-lore and Spinning:
Spellcrafting with a Drop Spindle

July 14, 2019 - one day
10 am to approx. 5pm.

Private Denver-area location;

       space is limited

Many of our sky-myths involve the practice of spinning, as one goddess or another spins our world into existence.  We’ll start the day with a sweeping PowerPoint look at the night sky’s main spinning-theme constellations and a discussion of their myths, drawing on my book Planets for Pagans. Then in the afternoon, we’ll learn the basics of hand-spinning with a drop spindle.  You’ll learn how to use journeying and/or spell-craft to infuse your spun fibers with intention and power, and create enough spun yarn for magical uses, carrying your intentions into the world in material form. 

Knowledge of shamanic journeying is useful, but not required.
Tuition: $95, includes a drop spindle and all other materials. 
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Teacher Renna Shesso: My own initial studies in Tarot date back to 1968 - I still have those notes. I’ve been reading Tarot deeply for myself since 1988, and professionally since 2002, mainly at Denver’s renowned Mercury Cafe.  I began teaching Tarot practices in the late 1990s.  Both of my big books, Math for Mystics and Planets for Pagans, draw on the Tarot, and I’ve been a presenter on Tarot topics, by invitation, at

  1. Bullet Sacred Space Conference (Washington, D.C./Baltimore area) in 2014

  2. Bullet Denver Tarot Convention (June 2015)

  3. Bullet BATS - the Bay Area Tarot Symposium (San Jose, CA, August 2015)
    Upcoming - I’ll presenting at the Northwest Tarot Symposium in 2019!

Since 2011, I’ve also been honored to share presentations multiple times at the Denver Tarot Meetup, and continue to do so.

In the area of on-going studies, in August 2017, I took a five-day Tarot intensive with Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack at Omega Institute in up-state New York.

In February 2018, I attended the
North Star Tarot Conference, put on by the Twin Cities Tarot Collective in Minnesota - it was terrific!

    More personally, and at the heart of my practice, Tarot is one of my most treasured, deepest and joyfully pragmatic ways of seeking insight and better understanding of every facet of life.  I love Tarot!


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A safe learning environment is your right as a student of spiritual practices.

— No forms of harassing behavior are acceptable or tolerated
in my classes or within any ceremonies I’m officiating/assisting.

—  I do not have romantic or sexual associations with my students.

To do so is highly inappropriate. I consider it a violation of trust.

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their own healthy boundaries and powers of discernment.

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