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Several years ago I had tried to learn the tarot on my own with a book and a deck. Though I struggled for months, I couldn’t get anywhere. It was a huge disappointment and I wound up shelving the whole project for several years. Then I decided to try Josie’s mentoring course. I couldn’t believe that it would shave months off the time spent trying to learn, but I gave it a shot. And it worked! I’m so thrilled to have realized this dream. It totally delivered the goods and I’d highly recommend it to anyone needing help to get over that big hurdle.
I would do it over again it was fun and easy as you announced. Thank you very much for the time we spent together it was great you are such a nice lady and so soft. I will recommend this course to my friends.
I have tried for years to learn Tarot and was never able to form a connection to the cards. Recently, I had the urge to learn Tarot again and decided to find another set of cards. Found the Gilded Tarot and Josie’s books, Easy Tarot Handbook and Easy Tarot Reading. Immediately, I feel in love with these cards and Josie’s explanation was perfect for a newbie. When I found out that she provided one-to-one classes, I eagerly signed up and WOW! With her guidance, I quickly learned the meaning of the cards and within two weeks, I could easily look at any card and immediately know their meaning. By the third week, I was reading card associations.
The course with Josephine was great and a very enriching experience, the cards came to life and now I can make better connection between them. Josephine is a good teacher, and easy to understand. Thank you for your patience and for sharing your knowledge with me.
I had a reading with Josie at a time in my life when everything had caved in on me. I hadn’t told her anything about my situation and I’m not a celebrity, so she couldn’t have found out anything by googling me. Her reading was so precise that it bowled me over!
Learning with Josie, it's easy, fun and totally worth it! I'm totally grateful for everything! The way she teaches is accurate and clear! She gives you the freedom you need to understand and use your instinct as well! I couldn't be more pleased about everything! Learning Tarot is a fantastic journey, and it will be for the rest of your life, and I thank Josie for giving me this opportunity.
If you are thinking about having a tarot course with Josie then I would strongly recommend you to go ahead and do so. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me a lot of confidence to go ahead and read for others. Josie is a great mentor and teacher. She has a no- nonsense approach and is very friendly and approachable with a great sense of humour.
Thank you Josie for being my mentor through my first course in Tarot :) You are one fantastic Lady – Queen of Swords! You are so good at making Tarot interesting and most of all EASY for someone like me who is exploring The Tarot for the first time on my own.
I would definitely recommend this course for anyone with a passion for Tarot cards, regardless of your experiences and where you are with your development. Josie has a real knack for making the cards come alive and making it so easy to understand and remember… I’m still not quite sure how she does that but it works. Keeping a Tarot Diary is a big part of it and where I’d tried on my own before, and felt frustrated as I couldn’t learn it quick enough, I now find it much more enjoyable and I can’t wait to write some additional notes in my diary when I get home. I really looked forward to each session and the “homework” in between didn’t really feel like homework at all it was so enjoyable and I really enjoyed it. Having the extra course notes after each session just gave that little bit extra as well and tied it all together so well. I will definitely be looking for the next course in my development soon.
This course is highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn tarot from scratch or to improve their skills for either personal or professional reasons. Josie makes sure that each session of the course is packed with practical and useful information and she delivers it in a very professional but friendly manner, making sure you understand it as you go along. Definitely value for money.
I have really enjoyed the tarot mentoring sessions that I have completed with Josie and feel that her style of delivering these sessions has enabled me to be able to confidently carry out tarot readings for friends, family and others.
I can not recommend Josie's 1-2-1 Tarot course highly enough. I set out as a complete novice, hoping to discover how to read tarot cards, just for myself, and now I am about to provide Tarot reading as a service.
After owning tarot cards since I was 14 years old (many moons ago!) I always lacked the confidence to do tarot for others as I felt inadequate at linking the cards together. Josie’s course has since helped me learn to link the cards together so my readings are now more fluid and she has given me the confidence to finally decide to start reading for other people.
Working with a knowledgeable and talented Tarot reader was just what I needed to improve my reading skills. With so many different meanings and styles of readings available, Josie method brings you back to the basics. This allows you to use your intuition to make your readings come alive. She takes the confusion out of the court cards and by applying her technique you can give accurate and enjoyable readings without being drained when reading for others. Thank you Josie!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the six weeks I have spent being mentored by Josie. She knows her stuff inside out and has a wonderful ability to transmit her enthusiasm and knowledge to those she is mentoring.
I enjoyed my course with Josie so much so that I took a second one. I felt that Josie's patience, kindness and sense of humor went a long way to helping me improve my confidence and learn to be a competent and responsible Tarot reader. I now do regular readings and have been receiving very positive feedback and I have to thank Josie for this. I couldn't recommend Josie and her books more highly.
Anyone considering the course must do so as it has so much content and all your questions are answered. The hand out sheets are very informative and good to keep to refer back to if needed.
I enjoyed reading Easy Tarot Handbook and learnt a lot about Tarot, but Josie’s one to one training definitely speeds up learning ability. It’s all very well reading the words and doing some of the exercises, but there’s no substitute for one to one learning, especially with the author. Josie is very generous with her time, her knowledge and enthusiasm for the tarot are infectious and very motivating to make progress. I’ve learnt a lot and definitely recommend a one to one with Josie. Thanks so much.
Josie helped to bring the Tarot to life for me; though I had been reading them beforehand, Josie’s approach and tuition has equipped me with the means to read well, and have complete confidence in the cards. The sessions have been fun, illuminating, and a real pleasure. Josie’s approach is very down to earth and not at all airy fairy, and I have gained a lot from it. Thank you Josie!
Brilliant course, very intense and fast-paced, but you’ll learn a lot! It took me from initial confusion to getting those aha-moments. I would definitely recommend for all who’s interested in tarot!
Josie is a mentor, teacher, and healer. She shares her many years of experience in a place of wisdom, kindness, and humbleness. I could not have asked for a better experience. I stumbled upon her book and card deck when I was seeking to learn more about reading the Tarot. What a great find! I utilized the link referenced in her book, which led me to her website. We connected through that website very quickly which started with a reading (that has proved to be very insightful by the way), and later led to booking a course with her. Working with her one to one accelerates the learning process giving us a chance to work with a more personal approach and both my strong and weak areas in my journey to learn to read the Tarot. I am continuing on with course work with her and so grateful for this journey....it has taught me so very much about myself as well. Thank you Josie for all you do and sharing your unique gifts with all of us and the world. Your ethical approach is outstanding and will surely preserve the future of Tarot for many years to come.
Brilliant course to develop your skills and confidence in Tarot reading. Josie is so helpful and puts everything together in a practical way, connecting all the information together and showing you how it flows into a concise message. I found it amazing just how much I had picked up without realising it after each lesson. But equally important is that Josie has a lovely voice to listen to which matters to me. What I enjoyed the most was being able to talk directly with her and seeing how the cards linked together.
This succinct approach to learning predictive Tarot is quite accessible to the beginner student as well as for someone who has been doing Tarot for a while. It takes the “overwhelm” out of learning how to read and interpret the cards.
To anyone who has ever dreamed of reading Tarot, I highly recommend Josie! Her approach has the power of simplicity. It is methodical : it breaks down the course in easy steps to follow and if you do so, you will find at the other end that you can read for yourself and others. What appeared to be so complex and intangible becomes clear, simple and easy to apply! It is truly magical!
After working professionally as a Tarot reader I felt I needed something new to enhance my counselling practise. I saw ‘The Easy Tarot’ on Amazon and ordered it. It was so exciting to read such a concise book about a topic that, for so many, has been so secretive and nebulous. (And boy, have I bought a lot of Tarot books to know). I devoured it, and signed up for a 6 week mentorship session. What a joy it was to work with a professional that is so down to earth. I gained a deeper understanding about the cards (no one can know too much) and how to better blend one card into another. I have encouraged my students to sign up for the 1-2-1 course to gain a deeper understanding of Tarot. Josephine’s second book ‘Easy Tarot Reading” also blew my mind. Don’t go without reading the second book if you resonated with the first!! She uniquely takes you on a ‘tour’ of real life readings and explains how she understood each card within the spread as it connected to each question. It was like looking over her shoulder while she was doing readings... wonderful information and a must read if you have any desire at all to go pro.
I liked Josie’s books, therefore I decided to take the course with her. Josie’s methods are clear, concise and easy to learn. I have been trying to tackle the art of Tarot for many years but only now I feel I was able to make progress. Josie is very approachable and knowledgeable; she is also very encouraging and I felt safe gaining my knowledhe with her. If you feel ready to learn or improve your Tarot reading skills, I can wholeheartedly recommend doing so with Josie.
Having Josie mentoring me was an amazing experience. Tarot was very new and mysterious world to me. Just after 6 classes via Skype she made me a confident card reader. I learnt so much from her. She is a skilled, devoted teacher; intelligent, kind woman who is willing to share her wisdom and knowledge. I would higly recommend Josie as mentor. I am greatful for her kindness, support and belief in me. Much blessings to you Josie.
Enabled me to "kick start" my intuition and relate to the cards more easily. I enjoyed the personal interaction with Josie and found her easy to relate to and felt we had a rapport which was important to me. She helped me gain a deeper insight into the card meanings, especially the Court cards as I had struggled with them. Would definitely recommend this course.
Josie has a gift to show us how to learn tarot reading. It was a wonderful experience that I think those who are in search for developing their psychic skills can benefit from. The course was a good time frame to understand the principals entailed for tarot. Thank you Josie.
My tarot skills have improved dramatically since taking 2 rounds of classes with Josie. I’d worked with tarot for years, reading mostly for myself and very occasionally for others, but not only didn’t I have confidence, I really didn’t understand how to make sense of the messages in the readings, despite having read many books on tarot and even taken one in-person 6-week local class. (The Court cards were also a big issue – I never knew what to make of them!)
I have been involved with Tarot since 1998, by getting reads from a friend who was very good at it. I have learned first hand how accurate and guiding the Tarot can be over the years in every aspect of life. It can be a direct line of communication with good positive higher forces that are out there.
Thank you Josie for the Tarot tuition. I initially had some gray areas which were greatly covered by Josie’ tutorial. I learnt a lot about card combinations and much more.
I highly recommend Josie’s mentoring class. Not only was it highly enjoyable and interesting, it also gave me the confidence to go out and use my skills for readings and to combine my knowledge in the Healing Arts with the wisdom of the Tarot cards.
My course with Josie helped me so much to move forward with my Tarot Journey. She is a fabulous teacher, very easy to talk to and easy to understand. The course is good value and I would highly recommend it. I was soon doing readings for strangers which helped my confidence a great deal, and we had a laugh or two along the way, so if you’re thinking about a course with Josie, I say go for it.
Thank you, for doing the reading and replying super fast. The entire time of reading your mail, my heart wanted to escape my chest.
I always wanted to learn tarot but previously I would get lost in the details about the tarot card meanings. Josie provided helpful keywords to learn the tarot cards. She was an invaluable asset by conveying her tips and tricks and I loved the sessions when she gave input about actual tarot readings that I conducted for other people. It is so nice to have a personal mentor while learning this process! This is an opportunity not to miss!
The mentoring course with Josie has been heaven sent to me. I have been able to take what I learnt in that 6 weeks and apply it to my everyday use of Tarot. This course is invaluable for anyone who wants to pursue an interest in Tarot. Josie has a warm and inviting manner whilst maintaining professionalism and structure. Bless B x
I am really pleased that I had the chance to have Josie mentoring me, she is very professional and knowledgeable and a very nice person. I really learnt a lot with Josie and as soon as I finished the course, I did 2 back to back, I went on to do readings professionally. I would really recommend Josie as a mentor, and I am ever so grateful for her help and kindness. Bless you Josie xx
Working with Josie was an absolute pleasure. She is generous in her knowledge and a skillful teacher. All my questions were answered. Josie is kind, intelligent, full of good humor and therefore a wonderful mentor. I wish that I had found her as a mentor 20 years ago but am grateful that we are working together now. I have done some readings for friends and feel much more comfortable with interpreting the cards. Because of Josie's approach to interpreting the essence of the cards I finally understand their meaning in a more comprehensive way.
I got hold of my first tarot deck in February 2012 and 4 months later I’m reading professionally! Ok I’ve a long way to go yet but I AM doing it. I’d have never done this by reading a book. Josie’s style of mentoring is absolutely remarkable, and it goes way beyond the actual teaching of the tarot cards. She brings her lovely personality to each lesson, and with it an inspirational way of encouraging one to do the impossible! Thank you Josie for leading me into a wonderful new career. It’s all down to your remarkable knowledge, great teaching skills and innate understanding of human psychology.
Words fall short to express what I feel about Josie, the Gilded Deck and the Mentoring Course. The Gilded deck has been with me since 2008. It is one deck which actually speaks to you and is so connecting. I struggled to find the right meanings of the cards on my own and weave a story out of the spreads but I knew I was not able to apply the right method of understanding, even when the cards were so hard trying to give me the appropriate messages. I signed up for Josie's Mentorship course within minutes of her posting the course online. The course was so connecting, insightful and enjoyable. Every reading with Josie was Spot On. Josie is a very warm and grounded Mentor. Her own simplicity and centered approach makes it very easy to apply the same understanding with the cards and spreads. I enjoyed the sessions so much that I did 2 back to back Mentor Courses with Josie and look forward to always staying connected.
My Tarot course with Josie was absolutely amazing and I looked forward each week to our sessions. I am not new to Tarot having had many different decks around me for over 20 years, but only practiced on myself. I only looked at the cards singularly as I did not really fully understand what I was really looking at or the actual results of my readings with multiple cards – even though I read the definitions from a book. I had some idea but did not really see the whole picture until I was tutored by Josie. I am a Numerologist and felt that I wanted to add an additional service to my business and had been looking for a Tutor. I originally bought her book the “Easy Tarot Handbook” and was immediately drawn to the cards. I absolutely loved them and knew I had found my deck.
For anyone out there who is debating whether to go on one of Josie’s mentoring courses then I urge them to do so without delay. My time with Josie has been one of the best things I ever did.
I really enjoyed working with Josie over the past 6 weeks - swapping notes and learning from a real expert who is out there practising what she preaches was an amazing opportunity. Her no-nonsense approach makes Tarot approachable, doable and highly enjoyable. I’d highly recommend her course, whether you plan on going professional or just want to use Tarot for personal use. Its one hell of a journey!
I was already reading Tarot professionally, but felt that my readings lacked depth and detail and occasionally had ‘blank’ moments when the cards made little sense. Since switching to the Gilded tarot, studying your books and – finally – having some mentoring sessions, I am personally confident that these issues have been resolved and have received very positive feedback from clients. Several of my friends have bought the Easy Tarot Handbook, and you may well get some calls for mentoring in the future, as I’ve also recommended the course. I can see how readers (and would-be readers!) of all levels would benefit from one to one tuition, as I felt it accelerated my progress much more quickly than I could ever have achieved on my own. The books are fantastic, but being able to ask questions and receive feedback in real time takes the learning process to another level. I now read for clients in the UK and USA, and feel completely confident. Many thanks for your help!
It is hard to use one word to describe how much I have learned over this course. I think Tarot reading is something that one has to have a calling for. I also believe that with the right teacher you can possibly pass that gift on. In the beginning I was not interested in making profit from what I learned. However, I now feel that I am ready to read for others and do so truthfully. Josie is attentive and caring. She was there to answer any questions I had outside of the weekly meeting times.
This course was far above my expectations. Although, I was not new to the Tarot, or the Gilded Tarot deck, I learned a lot. Josie’s one on one approach, her method of teaching is very relaxed. I especially found that the telephone/skype sessions were the best way for me to learn. Having immediate feedback, suggestions and another viewpoint about the spread in front of me made the learning enjoyable and invaluable. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge about Tarot reading regardless of where they are on the path.
The course has gone beyond what I ever could have imagined. In the time I have spent with Josie, she has been re-assuring, patient and a source of constant inspiration in the Tarot journey. The course offers readers at any level the opportunity to develop their reading skills, build on spread knowledge and gain a broader perspective on the messages of the Tarot and their relation to life. Josie's nature is of a kind, warm and funny individual who takes the time to get to know her students and tailor her teaching style to their needs. A wonderful and worthwhile course that has enriched my understanding of Tarot.
It has been amazing to have this one-on-one learning experience. I originally started reading tarot with Josie’s “Easy Tarot Handbook”, so I was off to a good start, but having “in person” lessons has been really amazing. I could feel my skills improving almost immediately. I believe anyone who wants to improve their tarot skills--from beginner to advanced-- will be very glad they took this opportunity to learn from Josie.
I wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful work, and a great book. I know why I found you now. Thank you, god bless you for the goodness and light that you bring to this world.
I have just finished reading your wonderfull book on How to read the cards and now I am béginning to really learn what you teach us. Thank you, at my age it is a wonderfull thing to be able to guide myself at the lat stage of my life, and beleive me I am not ready to go, this will be so much of a guidance. Thank you again
I have just picked up the Easy Tarot Handbook here in Canada and I just love it. I took a course last summer using the rider-waite deck and have purchased a number of books, but was finding it all bogging down. I am just starting all over again with your book. Today when I did the two of wands, I actually "got" it. Thank you so much. I really wanted to use the tarot for my own personal development rather than doing readings for someone else . Your book is helping me much more than any other that I have picked up. Maybe they will add more layers later on. But for now, this is just perfect. And I must say that I love the cards. The Gilded deck is beautiful.
Hello! I have been using your deck for nearly one year now. Its the third deck I came into in trying to learn how to use the cards. The first thing I noticed is how beautiful they are. Now that I have been using them, I find they are so far they only deck that actually "speaks" to me. Thank you so much for the deck and your "Easy Tarot Handbook". I've learned so much journaling daily spreads. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your gift with others! Namaste, Jennifer
I just want to say thank you for the reading. I was waking up each morning with a tension headache with worry over all of the horoscopes I have been reading for the winds of change coming for September for Gemini's. They kept saying that a big shake-up was coming in the household. You have given me an awesome piece of mind. I have purchased your book set and have read the book (as I really love to read) and am now re-reading it and following all of your advice and reccomendations to a T. Since I have not gotten it all the way finished, I of course was not able to do an actual reading for myself, hence the worry I was feeling as well as my husband was feeling. You are the only person I would have trusted to do any sort of reading for me at all and I will definitely have you do another for me in the next coming weeks. You are awesome! Thanks! Kathy
Josie my name is Ivy, i have been going through alot in my life over the past two years, i have found it comforting reading your weekly readings..keep it up you do a great service...Ivy
Josie, my cards have been right on. I have been working hard towards getting into a new career and was just accepted into my program. "If you've been considering a career move or change, further study or a new learning course then now would be an opportune time to take some definite steps and do something about it.
thanks a lot josie im so gratefull to you for saying words like this. my life was in a turmoil.i lost love and without a job with loads of talent. i thought i was worth nothing
I allways look forward 2 your tarots 2 days are spot on in both areas of my life;and it gives me the extra encouragement 2 keep moving forword and around the little bumps that pop up now and then.many thanks.
josie i would just like to say thank you so much for my weekly updates i relly look foeward to them and your sincerity overwhelms me i would like you to send me the form for a full reading please if thats possible and keep up the good work i feel your like a little angel on my shoulder kind regards june xx
Once again Josie, You are a legend. Thank you so much for my reading. It is so much appreciated. You may never know just how much so.
Thank you for my weekly tarot readings. It is amazing how accurate they have been. 3 weeks ago you said I would be signing contracts and we were moving house. I am also looking for a new job which you have picked up on and would like to change my career but have been thinking of the difficulties involved. You make me realise that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Thank you again
Josie - I've had many readings, but honestly, you are the best. I have dealt in the past with 'Lady Brenda' who at first was really good, but you, are fantastic! Thanks so much
Thank you for your reading last week, it was so true of my week, thank you so much for your help,
Thank u so much... i have no idea how u do this but it's always so accurate. It restores my faith and helps me keep going, the "love bit" always seems to describe what i'm going through... i also feel that u r indeed talking to me and that makes it so nurturing to my spirit... well, i won't take more of your time and again thanks a lot ... and many blessings 2 u.
I can't thank you enough Josie, for your readings. I mean i've visited many Tarot sites..but none as ACCURATE as your Tarot Trends. Don said they are simply mind blowing and i couldn't agree more!!! THANK YOU and bless you and your family.
HI josie just wanted to say wot a good idea the tarot tremds are such an excellent way of showing hoe the cards link with eachother,they certainly help me develop my card reading skill, many thanks.
Thank you Josie
Spot on once again, each week that goes by, your tarot readings have become very significant in my life. They are on the button every time. I have started to trust all the advice I recieve from them now because it works! I don't know how you do it Josie, but Thank You because right now your guidance is very much needed.
I wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful work, and a great book. I know why i found you now. Thank you, god bless you for the goodness and light that you bring to this world.