Videos: Interviews and Tutorials

NEW for 2020!
The Tarot Guild of Australia (TGA) is proud to offer this series of original tutorials and interviews with well-known Tarot experts from around the globe.  We gratefully thank each and every one of those who generously gave their time and knowledge, bringing us new insights and ideas in these videos.

The primary aim of the TGA is to raise public interest and awareness of the Tarot, to promote the study of the Tarot, to maintain ethical standards in the practice of reading Tarot via professional certification and to provide a network for further education and sharing information amongst members. The TGA offers Tarot events and workshops in major Australian cities and provides an opportunity to connect and network with like-minded individuals while learning about the Tarot.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to tarot or a seasoned professional – we have something on offer for everyone!

October 21: An Interview With Fern Mercier

In Anne’s interview, Fern takes us through the Major Arcana journey for 2020.  When she discusses judgement, she discusses Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and this illustration of the Justice Card by Lily Williams.

About Fern Mercier – In Her Own Words

“It all started when I found my first deck of tarot cards on my OE in the early 1970’s at the British Museum.

I’ve been practicing my twin passions of Astrology and Tarot for nearly 40 years. I am a professional reader, teacher, consultant, writer and educator in both disciplines. Auckland city, New Zealand is my home base.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Otago University (1968). I discovered tarot in the early 1970s whilst in Europe and my first deck of cards was a 16th century woodcut reprint.

My year-long Diploma Tarot Course has been running for 25 years and is particularly popular and absorbing. It is suitable for all tarot players – beginners and old hands enjoy the group experience and learning. Many students return for a second or third year, as they love having other tarot people to talk the language and share readings.

I have been a Star Signs columnist for many publications including The Sunday Star Times and Rainbow News, and contributed to books, magazines and other publications.”

September 29, 2020: A Conversation with Anne Shotter

Anne Shotter is the Current and Founding President of the Tarot Guild of Australia. Anne has been reading the Tarot for more than 30 years and has presented at too many conferences to mention, both here in Australia as well as New Zealand and in the United States of America. Anne has quite literally taught thousands of people how to read the Tarot Cards and is held in high esteem in the Tarot Community. Anne has a Post Graduate Diploma from Monash University and has explored among other things; Psychological Theory and Applied Psychology, Counselling, Reiki, Kabbalah, Dream Analysis, Mediumship, Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression to name just a few. In truth, Anne needs no introduction.

August 15, 2020: Interview with Paul Fenton-Smith

Paul Fenton-Smith, principal of the Academy of Psychic Sciences in Sydney since 1985, has been practising and teaching the tarot internationally since 1978. The author of eight books and a regular guest on radio and television, Paul’s writing style makes the tarot accessible. Along with his private practice and teaching commitments at the Academy, Paul is a columnist and regular contributor to several magazines.

Paul offers personal readings, counseling and hypnotherapy here in Epping NSW. Paul is the author of 11 self-development books and has been studying and practising his intuitive skills since 1978Paul Fenton-Smith Books

Matthew Favaloro – Quantum & The Tarot

July 24, 2020: Interview with Matthew Favaloro

Matthew is one of Australian’s best known Tarot Reader and is a Professional Member of the Tarot Guild of Australia.

Here are some of the highlights of Matthew’s career:

  • Studied Astrology, Tarot, and then Hypnotherapy and Counselling at a professional level.
  • He pioneered a Tarot Column, in “The New Idea” which ran for seven years.
  • He pioneered Talk back Tarot on Radio 2UE in Sydney, which ran for several years.
  • He was a regular on Midday with Ray Martin, Derryn Hinch and Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
  • He has read Tarot for media personalities.
  • Matthew is a professional Tarot Reader, Astrologer and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

July 9, 2020: Interview with Mary Greer

Understanding the Tarot Court by Mary GreerMary K. Greer is an independent scholar, writer, teacher, and professional tarot consultant, known for her innovative teaching techniques. With an M.A. in English Literature, she taught Tarot in colleges for fifteen years. She is the author of eleven books on tarot and on magic, and was first to write about reading tarot for oneself. She pioneered what she called the RITE method: “Readings that are Interactive, Transformational and Empowering.” Featured at most Tarot conferences in the U.S. and abroad, Mary travels the world teaching Tarot. In 2007, Mary received the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Tarot Studies and is a research partner in Le Tarot Associazione Culturale (Italy). She also received the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for “excellence in communication in the metaphysical field,” and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) award for best divination book.


Her books include Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, Who Are You in the Tarot? and Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses.  She has a Tarot blog at

June 19, 2020: Interview with Avril Price

June 6, 2020: Interview with James Wanless,  creator of the Voyager Tarot Deck.

James takes us on a “JOURNEY TO RE” – Re-cover, Re-bound, Re-start and Renew, using the beautiful  images of the Voyager deck.

May 18, 2020: Using Your Tarot Cards for Self-Exploration and Self-Care
a presentation by Breed Barrett, Professional Member, Tarot Guild of Australia

May 7, 2020: Interview with Rachel Pollack, Tarot Grand Master and Honorary Member, Tarot Guild of Australia

April 15, 2020: TGA President’s Message and an Interview with Liz Dean

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