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The Art and Magic of the Tarot: Foundations

Learn to read tarot with the most comprehensive online tarot
course available anywhere.

  • Over a dozen modules filled with 12+ hours of comprehensive video lessons covering topics like tarot’s fascinating history, unpopular truths and myths about the cards, the Major Arcana, the aces and court cards, the Smith-Waite minors, how to read in theory and practice, how (and when) to use spreads, and how to be an ethical reader.

  • Lifetime access, whenever and wherever you want it, including via the mobile app, to learn as you go, at your own speed and on your own schedule.

  • Free access to an exclusive members-only, global community of like-minded tarot enthusiasts for sharing readings and learning together with other Foundations students. Meet up live (with built-in video chat), join streaming events, and do live one-on-one practice readings.

  • A densly packed, downloadable PDF workbook (only available to students of this course).

  • Cheat sheets, selected readings, and other supporting material from my extensive tarot library, other tarot scholars, and curated online resources.


What students are saying

“Michael Hughes’ Tarot Foundations provides a rich and accessible combination of history, symbolic context, and practical instruction. Highly recommended for those interested in tarot as a useful tool or as a cultural artifact.”

Matthew Porter

“I took Michael’s Tarot Foundations class when I was looking for something new to try after a big transition in my life. I found the videos easy to follow and the information to be useful and well articulated. Immediately after I finished the course, I could read the cards. I’ve been enjoying and practicing my new skill ever since.

I have a daily practice where I pull three cards for myself and use them to clarify my thoughts and I regularly read for friends and family. People have told me how helpful the readings are and some have used their readings as a call to action. I couldn’t be happier.

This class checked all the boxes, Michael did a fantastic job putting the course together and I enjoyed every aspect of it. I highly recommend the program and hope you enjoy your new skills as much as I enjoy mine.”

—Beth Lawrence

“I really enjoyed the Foundations of Tarot class. I learn a lot about the history of Tarot through the ages as well as basic reading methods. Michael is a fun and astute teacher. Looking forward to the upcoming Art of Magical Living classes!

Mars Tokyo

The Art of Magical Living Program

The Art of Magical Living is home to a growing, supportive global community for people who want to enhance their lives with practical magic by incorporating divination (with an emphasis on tarot), ritual, meditation, spellwork, sigil crafting and other time-tested techniques of enchantment.

Current and upcoming classes include:

The Art and Magic of Tarot: Foundations, Tarot Magic (Summer 2023), Going Pro with Tarot (Fall 2023), and Practical Magic: Fundamentals (Spring 2024). 

Video Series

The Art of Magical Living YouTube series examines ways to bring more magic into our lives, with practical instruction, reviews, insightful commentary and helpful tips, trips to magical places, and much more. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

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About Michael M. Hughes

Michael M. Hughes is an author, tarot historian, speaker, and magical thinker/creator. He is the creator of the internationally viral Mass Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him, the largest magical working in history. He is also the author of four books, including his most recent, Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change. After decades of teaching and reading tarot, Michael most recently developed The Art and Magic of the Tarot: Foundations—the world's most comprehensive tarot course designed to help everyone from beginners to professionals deepen and enhance their tarot practice. 

The next course in the series, Tarot Magic, will be available for presale in the summer of 2023.