Mindful Tarot Certificate Program

Want to wake up your work with Tarot?  

Whether your goal is to support your own buoyancy and growth - or to support others - this certification program will deepen your fluency and confidence. 

Practice at your own pace, with ample one-on-one mentorship and access to a supportive community of like-minded and engaged card slingers. 

Mindful Tarot Practitioners develop a deep understanding of the "mandala" of Tarot: the structural and archetypal unity of Tarot. By mastering structure, practitioners quickly develop superior reading skills - designing and interpreting card "spreads" and deciphering even the most ambiguous card meanings. 

In addition, Mindful Tarot Practitioners learn the foundations of mindfulness: the practice of centered, present-moment awareness to  life as it actually is, right now, all around us. 

Change only begins when we stop trying to fix ourselves.

This is the radical path of acceptance.

The path of mindfulness. The path of awakening.

Students in the certificate program work toward accreditation as Mindful Tarot Practitioners (MTPs).

The path to MTP begins with a two-hour reading & consultation with Esther. The program entails a program of practice involving mastery in the following 5 areas:


  1. The Mandala of Tarot

  2. The Four Elements

  3. The Story of Tarot (Number, Person, Archetype)

  4. Keywords and Meanings

  5. Reading Fluency  

The program is transitioning from a self-paced model to a modular, cohort-based plan, beginning January 2023. 


NOT MY FIRST RODEO: A card reader since the late 1980s, a mindfulness teacher for nearly fifteen years, and a university educator for 25 years, I know how to make learning fun and transformative. Through my YouTube channel, regional Tarot gatherings, online courses and mentorship programs, and in my published writing - I've anchored Tarot learning communities since 2016. My training as a chaplain and dharma teacher means we'll also work together on the deep stuff. I promise you an engaging and meaningful time, and an individualized mentorship experience. By the time you are accredited as an MTC, you'll have developed the gifts and the confidence to fully wake up your Tarot practice.

Questions? Drop me a line - esty@mindfultarot.org