The Tarot Muse
Carolyn R. Guss
Certified Professional Tarot Reader and Teacher

Tarot inspires and empowers!

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Tarot art collages by Carolyn R. Guss ©

I am a certified professional Tarot instructor (National Tarot Certification Board) and am available to teach Tarot through classes, workshops, lectures, presentations, and private lessons. My Tarot teaching experience includes:

Forthcoming Tarot Classes / Instruction:

Comments from Students

"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your talk yesterday. You are a great lecturer--lively, well-prepared, and oh-so knowledgeable....Thanks for your good work."--Jodee H.

"Thank you for another great year of Tarot. They just keep getting better."--Karen L.

"Thank you for all of your teachings. I could not have done it without you. I think I am on the road to something wonderful."--Diane S.

"I just finished the course given by Carolyn Guss on Tarot Archetypes and the Fool's Journey. It was great. Carolyn presents so much interesting content that draws upon a liberal arts education, including history, mythology, psychology, philosophy, and religion. I certainly recommend having her back to expand on what she presented. Most of us thought of the Tarot as some kind of fortune-telling or occult device, but it really is highly symbolic and carries many life meanings."--Pat H.

 "I just completed the three-week course on Tarot Archetypes and the Fool's Journey. It was a most fascinating class....I learned so much about art, religion, psychology, and many various cultures....Carolyn is a true scholar who passionately involves her students and communicates her topic clearly....The class was very dynamic and interactive, with students sharing their knowledge in various fields."--Lisa M.  

“You’re an incredible teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed our work together.”—Lynda Y.

 “The last Tarot meeting was amazing! I was truly inspired by your dedication to the Tarot and by your high standards. Thanks for inviting us into a deeper knowing of life.”—Teresa A.

“Thanks for a fun and interesting Tarot class. I look forward to learning more in the future.”—Stephen F.

“I enjoyed the chemistry within the Tarot class. But most of all I enjoyed the energy and the loving passion for your work that you brought to our study.”—Joan N.

“I very much enjoyed your class, learning about Tarot, humor, and above all, references to history, culture, and anthropology. Surprisingly, it also improved my looking at museum paintings. I feel a pleasure scrutinizing them and recognizing some of the Tarot card symbols.”—Sylvie L.

“Thank you so much for all you have taught me. I’m looking forward to the new workshops and study groups.”—Susan C.

“Just wanted to thank you for that most stimulating weekend of Tarot! I learned so much and felt so inspired to keep studying and reading my cards without looking ‘at the book.’ You are a great teacher and gracious hostess. I feel very fortunate to have come into your Tarot Circle of light and inspiration.  Thanks again!”—Winnie R.

“I just want to thank you for the Tarot lesson you gave me a few weeks ago. Before the session I was relying entirely on commentaries for the symbolism and significance of the cards, but afterward I find I am finally able to see the cards. You were really helpful! I think the wonderful room and your use of tiny figures combined with your clear, spare, scholarly narrative have helped me to make the connection between visual/symbolic and abstract narrative. I can now see and connect with the cards in a way that is helping me work through the many challenges in front of me.”—Kathy F.

“I am writing to tell you how much I have enjoyed the Tarot course—not only because of the fascinating material but also because of your talented and lively presentation. I can say without hesitation that your teaching ability is certainly equal to the very best I have ever encountered.”—Gardiner M.

“I loved the Main Line School Night Tarot class. You did a great job!”—Barbara S.

“I have been enjoying my further Tarot studies and will say, without any hesitation, that you are a truly gifted teacher.”—Kimberly C.

“You led the class with great professionalism, variety, and substance. Although I signed up for it on a bit of a whim, your class turned out to be a valuable life experience, much more than I expected. For that, I thank you.”—Christine B.  

"I wanted to personally thank you again for instructing me in the Art of Tarot.  I have learned so much about myself, and it has positively affected my writings, dreams, and interpretations."--Mel B.

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our Tarot classes these past few weeks.  You are such a wonderful teacher and have a true gift for being able to impart a wealth of knowledge to others.  I am amazed by your ability to condense such a plethora of information into easy-to-read handouts!  You make the Tarot so much easier to understand.  In class you are just so much fun and your sense of humor adds to the warmth of the atmosphere."--Erika P.

"I enjoyed your class.  You are an outstanding teacher!"--Anne W.

Want to get started? For a couple of articles that relate to learning the Tarot, see “Card a Day Tarot” and “Cards, Book and Pen” under “Articles.”  

The Tarot Muse/Carolyn R. Guss
Ardmore, PA
Hours - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST