The 2018 Readers Studio is SOLD OUT! You can still register for the Tarot & Psychology Conference. Contact us to be put on a waiting list for RS18.

Gather with the Tarot Tribe and
Experience the Excitement of Readers Studio!

Join our international tarot event as hundreds of tarot readers, teachers, authors and artists gather for three extraordinary days of tarot study and play.


The Readers Studio: April 27-29, 2018 — 3 days of intense Tarot learning and fun for Tarot Enthusiasts! Plus an all-day Tarot & Psychology conference on Thursday, April 26th. Produced by The Tarot School.

April 27 – 29, 2018
Hilton New York JFK Airport

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Enter the Mystical, Magical World of Tarot!

Magical Place

Readers Studio is a magical place, a rich and multi-layered community that comes together each year for three intense and enchanted days of sharing, passionate teaching and learning, socializing and all things Tarot.

It's where even accomplished Tarot luminaries come to drink from a deep river of Tarot wisdom.

You'll experience a warm, heartfelt welcome and acceptance because here you are understood. You are accepted into a community of people like you, who value and appreciate the beauty, mystery and wisdom that is Tarot.

Whether you are a veteran practitioner or just past getting your feet wet, you are home.

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Keep reading this page and be sure to check the links on the navigation bar to your left for all the details of this year's event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wald & Ruth Ann Hello, we are Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, directors and teachers at The Tarot School and lifelong Tarot students. We created The Readers Studio in 2003 as a way to express our love of Tarot, and our love for the people who love Tarot, by bringing cutting-edge, practical techniques to the Tarot community.

Each year Readers Studio has grown and become better and better as it has evolved into a community in its own right. And by being part of Readers Studio, you help to shape the direction of the Tarot community going forward.

It is our honor and privilege to create and hold the magical and sacred space that is Readers Studio. Each year we are delighted with the wonderful and creative energy that everyone pours into that space for us all to share.

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It's impossible to write what you have given to all of us by creating this space in time to be with others who are connected to us through this wondrous thing called Tarot. Thank you! — Shari

Readers Studio is a diverse, dynamic, international community of the most amazing people you'll ever want to meet, and it is so much more…

It is THE place to expand your Tarot horizons and deepen your knowledge as you participate in instructional intensives with top-drawer Tarot masters and study groups with rising Tarot stars. You will stretch your mind by learning practical, cutting-edge techniques that you can take away with you and use immediately.

Introducing Your Master Class Instructors:


Mary K. Greer

Mary K. Greer is a scholar, writer, teacher and professional tarot consultant. With more than forty years experience in tarot as an author and teacher, she advocates a revolutionary approach to learning and using the cards that emphasizes personal insight and creativity. The author of nine books on tarot and a biography of four female magicians, Mary's latest book is Who Are You in the Tarot? Her previous book, 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card won the COVR award for best divination book. Learn More About Mary.


Rachel Pollack

Rachel is the author of 40 books of fiction and non-fiction, including 2 award-winning novels, and a series of books on Tarot that have attracted readers all over the world, beginning with 78 Degrees Of Wisdom in 1980. Her work has been translated into 15 languages, and she has taught on every continent but Africa and Antarctica. Learn More About Rachel.


Benebell Wen

Benebell is the author of Holistic Tarot and The Tao of Craft. She is a professional tarot reader, astrologer, I Ching practitioner, and feng shui consultant. Wen has lectured about tarot and metaphysics at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the Theosophical Society of the East Bay, and other venues where she shares her scholarship of tarot. She has also been a presenter at the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium and the Northwest Tarot Symposium.Learn More About Benebell.

Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong, there is a space where knowledge and Magick within expands. Thank you for providing such a place for my mind, heart & soul. — Bernadette

But that's not all…

It's THE place to make and renew connections with friends, network, and create strategic alliances. With participants ranging from first-timers to veterans, from Tarot students to Tarot luminaries, from established artists and authors to publishers, you are in a world of possibilities, and you never know what wonderful things might happen.

The Tarot Doctor

Readers Studio is just what the Tarot Doctor ordered
if you want to…

Spend time with those who love Tarot as you do.

Many Tarot lovers who live in an unsupportive environment, and those who lack a support system, downplay their talent. If that's you, the RS three-day immersion is the perfect tonic to boost your confidence and take your skills to the next level. Perhaps you'll start accepting paying clients or advance your practice from part-time to full-time.

If you have been toying with the idea of supporting yourself full-time through your Tarot skills, the support, contacts, and strategic alliances you make at Readers Studio may be just the push you need to make the leap or get you pointed in the right direction.

Reinvigorate your practice and take it to the next level, wherever you are in your Tarot journey.

You can't help but be inspired by the infusion of energy, knowledge, skills, and passionate sharing that is the Readers Studio experience.

Find an appreciative audience and critical feedback for that book you've been writing or deck you've been creating.

Some past attendees have even snagged a publishing deal. New Age publishers know that Readers Studio is fertile ground to meet aspiring and published authors. You're likely to find at least one lurking at the conference.

Make invaluable contacts.

You'll have a golden opportunity to connect with other Tarot lovers from all over the world, make lasting friendships and dynamic business partnerships. You will have easy access to presenters and celebrity guests all weekend-long, so you can ask questions, get feedback on your readings, learn a secret or two, and even get some books signed by the authors.

I'm ready to take the Tarot Doctor's advice. Register me now!

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Here's Just Some Of What You'll Get With Your
2018 Readers Studio Registration…

    Three in-depth Master Classes with world-class Tarot instructors
    Mary K. Greer, Rachel Pollack, and Benebell Wen. Each includes hands-on practice during every session so you can test and try out the new techniques. These classes are the focal point of the conference and are scheduled one-at-a-time so everyone can attend each one together.

    The Readers Studio signature Foundation Reading:
    See your skills improve in record time! You will have 15 minutes to do a reading for your partner using any technique you choose. You'll revisit the same reading at the end of the conference invigorated with the wealth of new learning you've acquired. Even 30-year veterans are amazed at how their readings deepen and grow.

    Two Breakfast Roundtables: Each interactive session is led by a well-known member of the Tarot community and focuses on an engaging topic. A gentle, guided Tarot Meditation is available as a quiet alternative to the lively discussion.

    Impromptu readings, passionate conversation, late-night chats, socializing, and loads of practice.

    The Merchant Faire: Colorful tables piled high with irresistible Tarot Merchandise including jewelry, books, learning materials, prints, and decks galore — many by the tarot deck creators themselves!

    Free Swap Table: Give a little something, pick up something new! Exchange unneeded Tarot books, decks, and other paraphernalia to make room for new treasures.

    The oasis and sanctuary of the Meditation Room available when you need to recharge.

    Public recognition and celebration with your friends at a fabulous awards ceremony.

    A beautiful parchment Certificate of Advanced Tarot Training credential to add to your portfolio or frame for your office.

    An invitation to the Year-long Party through our Readers Studio Facebook Group.

“I participate in the Readers Studio because it's a great place to be immersed in the Tarot. I get to meet and speak with Tarot readers from all around the world; share stories, spreads and techniques; and learn a lot from the people who conduct the seminars and classes. Most of all, I still think it's a great investement in myself and in my on-going Tarot education.”

— Mike Hernandez, Washington

Included In Your Registration:
Thursday Evening Cocktail Party!


You are cordially invited to a Cocktail Reception on Thursday at 8pm where you'll have a chance to meet the presenters and relax with the other attendees. There will be a cash bar, fruit and fresh veggies, cheeses, hors d'oeuvres — and of course, lots of lively conversation! (You're welcome to come even if you are not attending the Tarot & Psychology Conference.)

Friday Luncheon Buffet!


Enjoy a Gourmet Luncheon Buffet on Friday. With delicious and healthy choices for everyone from carnivores to vegans, you'll be able to enjoy lunch with the entire Readers Studio community — on us!

Saturday Night Readers Studio Banquet!

Included in your registration is your ticket to a sumptuous sit-down banquet on Saturday night. The meal is entirely table service — no waiting in line. So you can sit back, relax, and focus on what you came for: spending quality time with your friends.

Dressing in your “tarot finest” for the banquet is entirely optional — you're welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. That said, if you'd like to dress up for this special occasion, we highly encourage it!

We have a special surprise in store, too — and we promise you won't want to miss it!


    And be sure to stick around after dinner for the
    Great friends and great music — what could be better?

Want More?
You'll Also Get These Perks…

    Come in on Wednesday and we'll give you a Free Bus Ride into Manhattan for a night of sight-seeing and socializing with your friends in the Big Apple.

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The Readers Studio is exactly what I've been waiting for. Sign me up!


“I honestly don't know how it happens, but each year, the RS just gets better and better — higher energy, more fun, opening for me an ever-evolving, upward spiral of personal spiritual possibilities, erudite esoteric knowledge, and nifty new additions to my Tarot-reader's bag of ‘tricks.’ THANK YOU SO MUCH!

— Maribeth E. Pittman, Indiana

And If That's Not Enough,
You Can Enjoy These Optional Activities…

Study Groups Celebrity Psychic Fair

    Select from 12 After-Hours Study Groups presented by Tarot Experts.

    Get a reading from your favorite Tarot Author at the Celebrity Psychic Fair on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Tarot and Psychology Conference

This exciting full-day conference takes place on Thursday, April 26th. You can attend just for the day, or combine it with your Readers Studio registration and get a $140 discount.

Join us as we bridge the psychology and tarot professions!

Art Rosengarten Arthur Rosengarten, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 35 years. He wrote the first accredited doctoral dissertation on Tarot (1985), which was compared experimentally with dream interpretation and projective storytelling. In addition to seeing private clients for psychotherapy, he teaches Intuition Mind Seminars and The Tarot Circle, now in its 25th year. Art has been an Adjunct Graduate Professor of Psychology at a number of universities and has lectured on the psychology of Tarot widely, including major conferences throughout the US, in China and India. Rosengarten is author of Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility and creator of the Tarot of the Nine Paths: Advanced Tarot for the Spiritual Traveler. Learn More About Art and his presentation.

Ellen Golberg Ellen Goldberg, M.A. is an internationally known teacher of tarot and palmistry who has maintained a private, holistic therapy practice in Manhattan for over 30 years. She is the founder and director of the School of Oracles and is the author of The Art and Science of Hand Reading, which is based on her 40 years teaching palmistry. It recently won the prestigious COVR (Coalition for Visionary Resources) Peoples Choice Award for the best book published on divination in 2016. Learn More About Ellen and her presentation.

“Jenny Jenny Suzumoto is a counselor, spiritual director and tarot reader, and runs a private practice offering tarot consultations and tarot workshops focusing on helping individuals live expanded and exuberant lives. Her extensive experience as a body worker reinforces the importance of the body-mind connection in her practice. Jenny sees the tarot as a guide and tool for the eternal human journey through life, into wisdom, love and healing. Learn More About Jenny and her presentation.

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Is The Readers Studio for Me?
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Are you are a Tarot reader without a lot of experience?

If you are not a veteran reader yet, Readers Studio is a fantastic place to jumpstart your Tarot skills and soar to the next level.

The weekend begins with the warm hospitality of the Readers Studio staff. And it's carried through with roving Tarot Ambassadors who are here to help you settle in and answer your questions. There is also a special ceremony to welcome first-timers.

For three days you are immersed in a community of fellow Tarot lovers and kindred spirits who will meet you at your level and carry you to new heights. Drink to your heart's content from a flowing river of Tarot knowledge, and do it at your own pace.

No need to feel intimidated. The presenters, including high profile Tarot masters, are friendly and accessible. After all, once upon a time we were all novices.

“There's no need to feel "nervous around new people" because the funny thing is they won't feel like new people. It's very tribal... And once you've been there, you'll say the same thing to other first-timers. The entire event has this kind of enveloping welcoming quality. After you've been there for 2 hours you'll feel like you've known these people for 10 years.

— Shawn Nacol, New York

“This was my first RS and I have to say it far exceeded my expectations. The joy of being able to connect with people who love tarot as much as you do (no explanation needed!) is incredible. Definitely feels like a homecoming Everyone, including the 'stars', were soooo welcoming, warm, and generous.

The classes were phenomenal, I didn't want them to end! I'll definitely be going back. In fact, I already can't wait for RS18.”

— Autumn Weaver, Georgia

If you can do a basic three-card reading without the aid of an open book then Readers Studio is for you. Your fresh perspective makes a welcome contribution to our community. Just bring your energy and enthusiasm.

Meal times and social times give you lots of opportunity to connect with fellow participants and presenters in an enjoyable, casual manner so that you can ask questions and build connections.

Opportunities abound for shopping where you can pick up everything from the coolest Tarot decks and books to clothing and original pieces of art.

And the best part?
Your self-confidence will soar when you see how far you progress between the time you perform your first foundation reading to the time you revisit it at the close.

Thanks so very much for all the work and dedication you have put in such a magical event. I am thrilled to be here for my first time. I will return for sure! — Wanda

Are you a Tarot pro or serious long-time student?

There is nothing like the company of fellow Tarot lovers and professionals to revitalize you and your business.

“I believe that it's important for tarot practitioners (actually practitioners of any kind) to stay fresh, so even though I've been working and living with the tarot for more than 33 years, it's vital for me to be there. Besides, I get to hang out with a tribe that's important to me.

— James Wells,
Toronto, Canada

“I can't say this enough: if you love Tarot, put the Readers Studio on your bucket list—at the top. It's not a program geared toward the newbie or the experienced. Somehow, it manages to have something for all of us. I will have been reading Tarot for twenty years come this summer, and I still have my doors blown open and mind filled with new, delicious things every time.

— Courtney Weber,
New York

If you've attended Readers Studio in the past, you know that each year brings a fresh perspective and the chance to renew existing connections and generate new ones.

The Amberstones go out of their way to ensure that each Readers Studio conference offers content that is outside the general knowledge base and contains a touch of the unusual; information that you will get nowhere else.

That is why you will find highly acclaimed Tarot authors and teachers sitting in the audience as students; they are as eager to learn as you are.

“I had several powerful experiences. Readings that were transformational, meditations that opened up new channels, instructors expanded my techniques and connections that have already become friendships to name a few. But I guess the greatest moment, was days after I came home and realized that the beautiful feeling I had during this event did not vanish.”

— Rita Leiphart, Washington, DC

“This is my 7th year attending the Readers Studio event, and every year I get awed and overwhelmed thinking it can't get any better… but it does!

The lectures, the workshops, the classes and my absolute number one most fantastic thing ever is THE PEOPLE. It is the most amazing experience meeting, conversing, hanging out and learning from great minds and beautiful souls. Every year I get a new bright light bulb, a new door unlocking, a new a ha moment, and new exceptional friends — it is just beautiful. I can't wait for next year! Thank you Ruth Ann and Wald for a fabulous event.

— Rana George, Texas

Not only will you have the opportunity to hobnob with the superstars of the Tarot world, but you will also get to know the up-and-comers and reconnect with your peers.

And if you are one of the Tarot celebrities or rising stars you can share your skill and your knowledge with the wider Tarot community. Whoever you are, you will help shape the Tarot community with your talent, experience and energy. Come and join us at RS18.

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Spaces fill quickly. Register now and have the Tarot time of your life!



If You Live Outside the US
We Extend You a Special Welcome!

One of the most exciting developments in the Tarot world is the growth of Tarot communities world-wide. Nothing strengthens and revitalizes your growth, and ours, like the exchange of information and cross-connections across national borders and continents.

We have so much to learn and to teach each other. As the world becomes increasingly complex, it is more important than ever to transcend the limits of our national borders and thinking.

Past RS conferences had participants from Singapore, China, India, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan, as well as Canada and the US.

“I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to make the trip to New York for Readers Studio.

Ruth Ann and Wald did a mighty fine job! Tarot lovers from around the globe came together to savour all that was on offer. And what an offering!

Many pleasant memories are etched into my mind.

— Stella Luna, Brisbane, Australia

“The Readers Studio was just great. Jet lag never had a chance! Every level was rewarding — venue, presentations, breakout groups, as well as conversations with every other participant. After three days I left with confidence and insight and, most important, illumination!!

— James Gladwin, Great Britain

Help us build an international Tarot community so that any reader or practitioner can feel at home and supported no matter where he or she lives.

In return, not only will you make wonderful new friends and new connections, but you will be exposed to the latest cutting-edge information and techniques. If you are serious about Tarot, you can't afford to miss out.

RS18, with its location just outside New York's JFK International Airport, is convenient from anywhere around the world.

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Celebrate your love of Tarot with the global community! Register now.


Let's Party!

Readers Studio is a non-stop party where everyone loves Tarot! Enjoy a continuous opportunity to mix, mingle and practice your new-found skills. Take a look at our Video, Flickr Stream and Slideshows to see the Studio spirit for yourself!

“Your event was amazing! The energy of the event made me very giddy and I found numerous times when I couldn't help but laugh — such wonderful positive energy throughout the entire weekend totally left me re-energized all day regardless of the little amount of sleep I actually got.

— Beth Seilonen, Maine

“Tarot peeps are the best! I had so much fun mingling and hanging out. That was the part that made this conference so fantastic! It's the spending time with like-minded tarot folk that really makes my heart sing. I can't wait for next year!

A big thank you to the Amberstones for once again rocking my tarot world! XXOO

— Theresa Reed (aka The Tarot Lady), Wisconsin

And, if you find yourself reluctant to leave at the conference close, extend the RS experience and stay an extra day. You'll have lots of company!

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Don't start the party without me! Here's my registration.

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Sound good?

We think so, too! Here's what to do to get in on all the fun…

First Things First: Mark Your Calendar NOW!
April 27 — 29, 2018

Pre-Studio Bus Trip To Manhattan: Wednesday, April 25
Tarot & Psychology Conference: Thursday, April 26

April 27-29, 2018

After you've marked your calendar, register online or call us at 800-804-2184. If you'd like to join us for the all-day Tarot & Psychology Conference on Thursday, be sure to add it to your cart. You can use our convenient order form to register.

Next, stop by our dedicated Readers Studio 2018 Hotel Reservations Portal and reserve your room NOW at our special room rate of $169 for the nights you'll be joining us. You won't get the bill until you check out, but if you don't reserve your room now, you might be out of luck later!

Remember, we invite you to give yourself a real vacation and come early!!

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My calendar is marked! Sign me up for the Tarot Homecoming 2018!

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The Readers Studio Offers Great Value!

Your registration investment of $535 includes three intensive, value-packed days, buffet Luncheon on Friday, Saturday night's sumptuous sit-down Banquet, Foundation Reading, three hands-on Master Classes with Tarot luminaries, two Breakfast Roundtable discussions, access to the Meditation Room, optional pre-conference bus ride to Manhattan, Merchant Faire and swap table, gifts and give-aways, public recognition and a parchment certificate of achievement, and an invitation to participate in our Readers Studio Facebook Group.

Not to mention the new and renewed contacts you'll make, the opportunity to stretch your mind and change your life!

And if you add the Thursday, Tarot & Psychology Conference to your Readers Studio registration, it's only an additional $100 for the full-day event plus a fabulous Cocktail Party!

“I will eat canned tuna for a year to make it to the Readers Studio!

— Val Sherill, Kentucky

We don't recommend such extreme measures (and doubt that Val would actually do that), but we certainly appreciate the sentiment! If you're on a tight budget, don't forget to check out our convenient Payment Plan. You'll find more financial details, including our generous cancellation policy, through the navigation bar links.

So, if you…

    love the Tarot
    long to meet and connect with your favorite authors and artists
    make new friends and renew connections with others in a community that shares your love of Tarot
    want to stretch your mind and devour content you just can't get anywhere else
    soar to new levels in your skills and in your Tarot practice

then you must join us!

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I made up my mind ages ago. Register me now!

*** Don’t Forget ***
The Readers Studio is Tax Deductible
for Tarot Professionals!

Treasury regulation 1.1625 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses — including registration fees, tuition, travel, meals, and lodging — for courses taken to improve or maintain skills required in employment or business.

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