Have you ever . . .


. . . wanted to deepen your understanding of the Tarot? 

. . . tried to learn using books, but haven't had much success? 

. . . attempted to memorize the meanings of ALL 78 cards with no luck? 

or maybe, learning on your own isn't working for you!


If you said “yes” to any of the questions above then Tarot Straight UP, an introductory 6 month course is your answer! I'll help you build a strong foundation, so you can quickly develop your understanding of each card and be able to intuit potent messages. Learning the Tarot doesn't have to be difficult or stressful! Throughout this course, I will also lean into my experience as a professional reader at a metaphysical shop that I read at for several years. . . and where I taught countless workshops on the Tarot, including advance ones!

The content will be delivered in bite sized pieces, so you don't get overwhelmed and have enough time to deepen your understanding of each card. This course is designed for complete novices and also those who are familiar with the Tarot but want to deepen their understanding of the cards. If you are a seasoned reader but want to freshen up your knowledge or be exposed to different perspective, you are welcome to join! Starts September 22nd, the first day of the autumn equinox and finishes on March 20th, which marks the start of the spring equinox.


Deepen YOUR connection. . .and learn to read the Tarot with confidence!




This course offers you. . .

a sacred space to dive deeper into the symbolism, archetypes, astrological influences, numerology, and elemental medicine of all 78 cards. You'll learn to read each card in both the upright (light) and reversed (shadow) positions. Practice reading the cards for yourself and others in a supportive environment, so you can build your confidence. You'll discover how to awaken your intuition to uncover the answer that you are seeking using the Tarot. The content will be delivered through live calls, which will give you the opportunity to interact and ask questions. When you finish the course, you'll have the skills to confidently read the Tarot without memorizing the meanings because you'll be able to intuit the message. You'll also have deeper connection to the cards

  • 90 minute weekly live calls that focus on deepening your understanding of the Tarot, one card at a time! Held via Zoom every Tuesday at alternating times: 10 am (PDT) one week and 6 pm (PDT) the other.

  • 60 minute BONUS practice session each Thursday via Zoom at 10 am (PDT) that will provide you with techniques and support to learn how to read the Tarot with confidence.

  • Replays uploaded within 24 hours for those that can't attend live calls. Lifetime access to the course, which means you can watch the lessons at your convenience. Attendance isn't mandatory.

  • Downloadable PDF handouts that include main points, keywords for each card, spreads, and exercises. You won't need to take notes, instead can focus on learning!

  • Ample opportunity to ask questions on Thinkific, the online course platform or in the BONUS Facebook group. Receive a response within 24 hours.

I miss teaching in-person Tarot classes and felt called to deliver the material through live calls, instead of pre-recorded videos and audios. I want to hold space for you to have an in-person class experience!

This course is based on the Rider-Waite Smith (RWS) Tarot deck, as most modern Tarot decks draw from the symbolism of the RWS. Other decks will be used to share a modern perspective, especially ones that include BIPOC and have a LGBTQ+ influence! 



What do my past students have to say?

  • Connected More Deeply with my Intuition

    "For me this course was more than just learning about the cards and their meanings. It was a lot about gaining confidence, connecting more deeply with my intuition and holding space for myself. This course has helped me use different tarot and oracle decks with such ease that I haven't known in the last 6 years of my practice. And all this is thanks to Sharron, her methodology and her compassion and patience. So much gratitude, Sharron." - Sakshi Kalra

  • Perspective Changing Course

    "Taking this course provided me with fresh insight for a much deeper understanding of the Tarot. The approach she teaches can be applied to all oracle / tarot card readings. Sharron's breadth of knowledge is expansive and impressive and with that comes her ability to teach the intricacies of Tarot in an approachable manner." - Heidi Inabinet

  • Gained Confidence to Read Professionally

    "I was always intrigued by the Tarot and its mysteries. In 2011, I was divinely guided to take Sharron's Introductory Tarot course. She facilitated relaxed and informative classes. We learned to go beyond the booklet and read intuitively. The classes were fun and I learned something new in each gathering. I still have some of her handouts to this day! I started reading Tarot professionally after taking her courses and attending her cartomancy book clubs. I still read Tarot to this day." - Jehey Vy

Sharron Basanti

A bit about me — I'm an Educator + Seer + Artist, who is obsessed with holding space for folx to delve into their INTUITION and awaken their THIRD EYE! For several years, I held sacred space for people seeking answers at that metaphysical shop and I also taught workshops there, as there was a wellness centre upstairs. I left the metaphysical shop in November 2016, as I was too busy filling orders for the Seeds of Shakti Oracle deck that I had painted and written the guidebook for. Creating the deck was a LIFE CHANGING MOMENT! Leaving was hard, as the metaphysical shop was part of my identity as a Seer, but now I love teaching online. I can't get enough of vintage and second-hand shops. And, I love living in a small town with my partner and naughty little chihuahuas, who are my HEART!

The Sliding Scale. . .

Accessibility is HUGE for me, as there have been times in my life that I've struggled financially and have benefited from a sliding scale. I would like to pay that forward by offering three rates. . .and I also know the last 18 months of the pandemic have also been hard financially on many folx, which is why I wanted to make this course accessible as possible. 

The benefactor rate contributes to making the course accessible for those who wouldn't be able to enroll otherwise. The sustainable rate allows me to hold space mindfully and the energy exchange provides me with the opportunity to continue teaching. The accessible rate is for those who want to learn & are experiencing financial hardships. There is also a monthly payment option available for each rate. 

I invite you to connect to your heart and be mindful in choosing the energy exchange that you can afford without guilt or shame. The sliding scale is based on the honour system and I TRUST you.

Enroll by midnight (PDT) on September 22nd!

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  • Confidence to Use the Tarot

    "This course is the reason I have finally been able to integrate tarot into my larger spiritual practice. Sharron’s Tarot Straight Up course gave me the skills and confidence to use the tarot more meaningfully as a spiritual tool and take readings beyond fun, entertainment into mystical realms of deep self reflection and personal development. With this course I found a wonderful community of tarot enthusiasts and an incredible teacher, Sharron who took me on a journey through the tarot now I have skills, practice and lots of incredible spreads to work with, thank you Sharron!" - Robin Beasley

  • Course was a Real Eye Opener

    "I enjoyed the training and especially the live calls. They gave me a lot of insights to the cards and the workbooks are a great reference guide which I still use to check or to complete my interpretation. Sharron is a great teacher who shares her knowledge but also encourages her participants to find their own way. If you want to get in close contact with Tarot, I can highly recommend her course which inspired me to integrate Tarot into my business." - Ivanka Drobek

  • A Safe Sacred Space to Learn

    Sharron holds and leads a beautiful safe sacred space for her students to learn and deep dive with the cards and interact in a live group setting by Zoom. Or you can watch the replays to catch up or watch again. You get to explore each card individually, upright and reversed with real life scenarios to get the full energy, intuitive feel and meaning of the cards. You get to do group and one-on-one practice readings to get first hand experience and also help for what you may be going through at the time. It's more than a Tarot course, it's a journey - one that I will always remember and be grateful for. - Shawna Riley

Read testimonials from my other course: The Truth in the Tea Leaves!





Frequently Asked Questions


How long will I have access to the content? 

You will have lifetime access to all the content, including the videos and live calls via Thinkific, the online platform for the course.

Is the course self-paced?

Since you have lifetime access to all the content, you can do the course at your pace. Thus, you don’t have to worry about meeting deadlines because there are none. 

When are the live calls scheduled?

There is a 90 minute live call on Saturdays at 10 am (PDT), which covers course material for the week. There is also a 60-90 minute practice session each week on Wednesdays at alternating times: 11 am one week and 5 pm (PDT) the other.

How long are the lessons for each week?

The live calls will last approximately 90 minutes, but may go over as I don't want to leave any questions unanswered.  A replay will be uploaded to Thinkific within 24 hours!

Will there be a Facebook group for the course? 

Yes! The Facebook group is a BONUS :) You'll be sent an email on Wednesday, September 22nd with a link for the private Facebook group where you'll be able to join in on the discussion, practice reading the court cards, and ask questions.

Can I sign up for the course if I don't have Facebook?

You don't need to join the Facebook group, as the course material is delivered via Thinkific, which includes discussion sections! However, I do recommend creating a temporary account on Facebook, so you can interact with the other people in the course and gain more practice. The Facebook group is NOT A REQUIRED component of the course.

What happens after I finish the course?

You will have the skills to confidently read the Tarot without memorizing the meanings because you'll be able to intuit the message. You'll also have deeper connection to the cards.

Do I need any supplies for the course?

You'll need a Tarot deck. If you don't have one yet, I highly recommend acquiring the Rider-Waite Smith (RWS) Tarot deck, as that is what most modern decks are based on. Therefore, if you understand the symbolism of the RWS then you will be able to pick up any Tarot deck and read it with confidence. ⠀

If you don't connect with the RWS, I recommend getting a deck that you are drawn to. . .and also the RWS. I suggest learning the symbolism of the RWS and then comparing + contrasting with the deck you chose! Doing so will enrich your understanding of symbolism, which is one of the keys for triggering your intuition. 

Is the course suitable for absolute beginners?

Definitely! Novices are welcome :) In fact, it is the perfect place to start because the course is an introduction.  

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes! Once you've finished the course, I will send you a course completion certificate.

When will this course be offered again?

The last time that I opened registration for this course was in June 2019, so possibly next year or in 2023.


Was your question not answered? Email me: seedsofshakti@hotmail.com





  • Learned so Much Through this Course

    So glad I found this course. I gained so much knowledge from Sharron and my classmates. Sharron provided excellent detailed handouts for each card that includes symbolism, colors, key words for upright and reversals, and journal prompts. These sheets are an incredible reference that will always be part of my Tarot practice. Class time was a great exchange of ideas and a comfortable way to exchange readings and build confidence. - Maryann Perrone

  • A Thoughtful & Engaging Tarot Course

    "If you have any interest in learning tarot or expanding your tarot knowledge Sharron is who you should learn from. She's extremely knowledgeable, kind, patient, and makes learning tarot less overwhelming. I'm grateful for having found her courses. It's helped me build and explore the world of tarot." - Tanya Ruffell

  • Took Time to Explain

    "I highly recommend Sharron, as I took her introductory Tarot course and the instruction booklet she gave was very detailed & thorough. The way Sharron taught the class was perfect, as she took the time to explain each card and what it meant. I also took her tea leaf reading class and it was amazing! Sharron explained everything in an easy to understand way, and is very knowledgeable on the topic. - Amanda Kell

Course Syllabus

  • 1

    Introduction - READ FIRST

    • WELCOME!

    • My Story as a Tarot Seer. . .

    • Schedule for Live Calls & Practice Sessions

    • Tarot Straight UP Guide

    • Welcome Live Call: Thurs, Sept 23rd at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Welcome Live Call

    • Introduce YOURSELF :) Got Questions About the Course? Ask HERE!

  • 2

    Week 1: The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess

    • Live Call #1: Tues, Sept 28th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #1

    • The Fool

    • The Magician

    • The High Priestess

    • Live Practice Session #1: Thurs, Sept 30th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #1

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 3

    Week 2: The Empress & The Emperor

    • Live Call #2: Tues, Oct 5th at 6 pm (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #2

    • The Empress

    • The Emperor

    • Live Practice Session #2: Thurs, Oct 7th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #2

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 4

    Week 3: The Hierophant & The Lovers

    • Live Call #3: Tues, Oct 12th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #3

    • The Hierophant

    • The Lovers

    • Live Practice Session #3: Thurs, Oct 14th at 6 pm (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #3

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 5

    Week 4: The Chariot & Strength

    • Live Call #4: Tues, Oct 19th at 6 pm (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #4

    • The Chariot

    • Strength

    • Live Practice Session #4: Thurs, Oct 21st at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #4

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 6

    Week 5: The Hermit, The Wheel of Fortune, and Justice

    • Live Call #5: Tues, Oct 26th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #5

    • The Hermit

    • The Wheel of Fortune

    • Justice

    • Live Practice Session #5: Thurs, Oct 28th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #5

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 7

    Week 6: The Hanged Man, Death, and Temperance

    • Live Call #6: Tues, Nov 2nd at 6 pm (PDT)

    • Replay of Live Call #6

    • The Hanged Man

    • Death

    • Temperance

    • Live Practice Session #6: Thurs, Nov 4th at 10 am (PDT)

    • Replay of Practice Session #6

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 8

    Week 7:The Devil & The Tower

    • Live Call #7: Tues, Nov 9th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #7

    • The Devil

    • The Tower

    • Live Practice Session #7: Thurs, Nov 11th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #7

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 9

    Week 8: The Star, The Moon, and The Sun

    • Live Call #8: Tues, Nov 16th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #8

    • The Star

    • The Moon

    • The Sun

    • Live Practice Session #8: Thurs, Nov 18th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #8

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 10

    Integration Break (November 19 - 29)

    • Integration Break

  • 11

    Week 9: Judgement & The World

    • Live Call #9: Tues, Nov 30th at 10am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #9

    • Judgement

    • The World

    • Live Practice Session #9: Thurs, Dec 2nd at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #9

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 12

    Week 10: Aces

    • Live Call #10: Tues, Dec 7th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #10

    • Aces

    • Live Practice Session #10: Thurs, Dec 9th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #10

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 13

    Week 11: Twos

    • Live Call #11: Tues, Dec 14th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #11

    • Twos

    • Live Practice Session #11: Thurs, Dec 16th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #11

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 14

    Integration Break (December 18 - January 3)

    • Integration Break

  • 15

    Week 12: Threes

    • Live Call #12: Tues, Jan 4th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #12

    • Threes

    • Live Practice Session #12: Thurs, Jan 6th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #12

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 16

    Week 13: Fours

    • Live Call #13: Tues, Jan 11th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #13

    • Fours

    • Live Practice Session #13: Thurs, Jan 13th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #13

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 17

    Week 14: Fives

    • Live Call #14: Tues, Jan 18th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #14

    • Fives

    • Live Practice Session #14: Thurs, Jan 20th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #14

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 18

    Week 15: Sixes

    • Live Call #15: Tues, Jan 25th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #15

    • Sixes

    • Live Practice Session #15: Thurs, Jan 27th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #15

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 19

    Week 16: Sevens

    • Live Call #16: Tues, Feb 1st at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #16

    • Eights

    • Live Practice Session #16: Thurs, Feb 3rd at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #16

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 20

    Week 17: Nines

    • Live Call #17: Tues, Feb 8th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #17

    • Nines

    • Live Practice Session #17: Thurs, Feb 10th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #17

    • Ask YOUR Questions HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 21

    Week 18: Tens

    • Live Call #18: Tues, Feb 15th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #18

    • Tens

    • Live Practice Session #18: Thurs, Feb 17th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #18

    • Ask YOUR Question HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 22

    Week 19: Pages

    • Live Call #19: Tues, Feb 22nd at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #19

    • Pages

    • Live Practice Session #19: Thurs, Feb 24th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #19

    • Ask YOUR Question HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 23

    Week 20: Knights

    • Live Call #20: Tues, Mar 1st at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #20

    • Knights

    • Live Practice Session #20: Thurs, Mar 3rd at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #20

    • Ask YOUR Question HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 24

    Week 21: Queens

    • Live Call #21: Tues, Mar 8th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #21

    • Queens

    • Live Practice Session #21: Thurs, Mar 10th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #21

    • Ask YOUR Question HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!

  • 25

    Weeks 22: Kings

    • Live Call #22: Tues, Mar 15th at 6 pm (PST)

    • Replay of Live Call #22

    • Kings

    • Live Practice Session #22: Thurs, Mar 17th at 10 am (PST)

    • Replay of Practice Session #22

    • Ask YOUR Question HERE! Share YOUR Experiences Too!!!