Coming this fall to the St. Croix Valley!

Nicole Mayefske of Big Mouth Tarot will be making a stop in Stillwater to teach this special 5 week series.

Mark your Tuesday nights: October 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12



Are you someone that has always been intrigued by tarot but has no clue where and how to get started? Tarot newbie that feels you would benefit in a classroom setting where an outline and assignments are laid out for you? Been a bit since you’ve delved in and need a thorough refresher?

Nicole reading for the community at the Soft Launch Party.

Nicole reading for the community at the Soft Launch Party.

In this  five part beginner’s series, Nicole Mayefske of Big Mouth Tarot will teach and guide you through all 78 cards of a tarot deck. Students will come together weekly to learn about the basic structure of a deck, the archetypes attributed to the Majors, the just as powerful meanings assigned to the Minors, the sometimes challenging energy of the beloved Court Cards, how to build up one’s intuition so you may read for yourself (and others when the time comes) with more ease and clarity, how to get into the tarot reading groove, and so much more!

Included with the exchange is a printed and bound tarot workbook, weekly tarot homework to do at one’s own pace outside of class, original spreads, a list of helpful resources and references, the ability to email Nicole with any and all questions relating to your tarot journey during the length of the course, as well as in-person support from fellow students.

In terms of what you’ll need for this class: writing tools,  additional paper, and a 78 card tarot deck will do the trick. 

To note, this series isn’t for those that are unwilling to participate in a group setting, are looking for a quick and easy How-To guide to tarot, or wish to obtain certification or the like upon completion. Potential students should also know Nicole throws out the occasional cuss word and is fond of Sex and the City and other pop culture references.

With all of that being said, because this is an investment and there are sadly no refunds, feel free to reach out to with any questions or to see if this is a good fit for you at this time.


Class One:

  • What is Tarot?

  • Tarot History in Brief

  • How to Choose a Deck

  •  Creating an Inclusive Practice

  • Tarot Rituals

  • Shuffling

  • Questions to Ask

  • Backbones of a Deck

Class Two:

  • Minors Breakdown (suits, elements, numerology)

  • Reversals

Class Three:

  • The Fool’s Journey

  • Majors 

Class Four:

  • Court Cards

  • Practice Time

Class Five:

  • Finding a Common Thread/Reading Narrative

  • Practice Time

  • What Now?

About your facilitator: Nicole Mayefske of Big Mouth Tarot is a queer tarot reader based in St. Paul. In the five years she's been immersed in tarot, she's completed trainings with the talented Jeff Hinshaw and Lindsay Mack, been a contributor to the Monthly Medicine column for Of the Wolves, and was a featured guest on Lindsay's Tarot for the Wild Soul Podcast. Whether reading out of her home or at events across the Twin Cities, Nicole's straightforward yet tender-hearted approach helps cut through the clutter so one can step into their personal power. With the additional sprinkling of pop culture references and personal examples to boot, her readings have been described as accessible, relatable, and fun as well. When not furthering her tarot studies, Nicole can be found practicing reiki, hanging out with her partner and pug, or planning her next home improvement project.  

IG: bigmouthtarot