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Little Lulu’s Lucky Lenormand

Pre-Sales on Indiegogo: February 19th – March 20th

Little Lulu is an updated Lenormand deck that reflects the needs of contemporary readers and seekers. Sweet as pie and honest as a mirror!

A straightforward no-nonsense deck for practical advice you can put to work right away! Lenormand is a 200 year-old card divination system similar to Tarot. A card reading is like having a personal conversation with the deck: Little Lulu is sassy but caring. Little Lulu has your back.

Help fund the printing of the first edition of Little Lulu’s Lucky Lenormand by pre-ordering your deck through the Indiegogo campaign or just follow along and cheer Little Lulu on!

Thanks! – LP

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Valentine’s at Oracle

Join Laura for Valentine’s Day at Oracle for some relationship tarot readings! We’re celebrating the partnerships in our life that we value most; whether they be friendships, siblings, romantic partnerships, partners in crime even.

Drop by Oracle at 130 West 18th Street in Kansas City’s Crossroads district for tea, a Tarot reading, and some quick spell supplies. Special discount on Tarot readings when you and your friend get readings together!

Noon to 6 O’clock pm.

Drop-in Tarot Readings:
Small Reading: $15
Full Reading: $25
*If you and a friend each purchase a reading you’ll both get a 20% discount on your readings! Cause we love people who support each other regardless of their relationship status!


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Learn Lenormand with Laura and Madison

What are Lenormand cards? Where did they come from, how do they work, and what can they do for you?

Instructors: Laura Pensar & Madison Joy

Join Laura and Madison in the Moth & Candle studio for an evening dedicated to this charming and simple (but powerful) card system! The divination card deck developed in the 1800’s known as Lenormand is Tarot’s simpler and more practical cousin. Lenormand cards are beginner-friendly and a great way to connect with your intuition.

Laura and Madison have developed this three-part Lenormand course to take you from complete beginner all the way to reading the full 36-card Grand Tableau! Take one, two, or all three classes…

  • Lenormand I, Introduction to the Cards: (beginner) learn the basics of the Lenormand system, create your own study deck, and be doing simple 3-card readings for yourself by the end of class.
  • Lenormand II, Reading for Others: (beginner/intermediate) learn multiple ways to read a 9-card spread and practice giving “cold readings” with your fellow students.
  • Lenormand III, The Grand Tableau: (intermediate/advanced) the ultimate Lenormand spread uses all 36 cards and can be read in a multitude of ways, learn to incorporate this powerful reading technique into your practice. We recommend that you have previous experience with Lenormand or have taken the Lenormand II course prior to signing up for The Grand Tableau class.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Lenormand I, Introduction to the Cards

Join Laura and Madison for the popular first part of their collaborative Lenormand class series this May at the Moth & Candle studio! Madison will help guide you to tap into your intuition and show you how to immediately start working with Lenormand. Laura will show you her signature method of studying Lenormand by modifying playing cards and provide you with the materials to create your own study deck.

  • Lenormand II, Reading for Others
    • TBA
      at The Moth & Candle studio, 3130 Bell Street, KCMO
      $30 in advance, $35 at the door
    • Class size is limited to 12.

Join Laura and Madison for the second part of their collaborative Lenormand class series this March at the Moth & Candle studio! Madison will help guide you to tap into your intuition and show you how to apply what you know about Lenormand and start reading for others. Laura will show you various ways to approach the same reading to gain the most perspective from the cards.

  • Lenormand III, The Grand Tableau
    • TBA
      at The Moth & Candle studio, 3130 Bell Street, KCMO
      $30 in advance, $35 at the door
    • Class size is limited to 12.

Join Laura and Madison for the final part of their collaborative Lenormand class series this April at the Moth & Candle studio! Laura will explain the houses of the Grand Tableau and how to apply the cards to them. Madison will help guide you to tap into your intuition and show you how to use the Grand Tableau to dive deep and gain valuable insight.

Learn about the insights, perspective, and incisive wisdom to be gained through card reading. Join us for this charming evening of Lenormand.

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Tarot & Tea for Two

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate partnerships. February 15th – 17th you can book a special Tarot session for two people! Treat someone you love (whether romantic partner or best friend / sibling) to an in-depth session for the two of you together! Join Tarot reader Laura Pensar in the Moth & Candle Studio for an in-depth Tarot reading for both of you. This private session includes hot tea and cookies, full reading with all the Tarot insight we can talk about in 45 minutes, and a Valentine printed with your personalized Tarot Soul Card* interpretations for each of you to take home!

$80 for a 45 minute session for two people. Reservations required. Reserve your space by emailing Laura directly with the time you prefer and she will invoice you to hold your spot!

Please email Laura to reserve your time from the list below:

  • Friday 2/15: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
  • Saturday 2/16: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Sunday 2/17: 11am, 12pm, 1pm

*Your Tarot Soul Card is calculated using your birth date (month, day, year). Prior to your appointment I will determine the TSC for both of you and write a brief interpretation of your cards individually and together. You will receive this TSC reading printed on a card for each of you. We will use the TSC reading as a starting point for your full in-person reading at the studio. The TSC is based on the method developed by renowned Tarot expert Mary K. Greer.

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Tarot and Cartomancy Instruction

Laura Pensar brings over 25 years of Tarot study and experience to her coaching sessions. LP is passionate about demystifying the cards and believes understanding the history and origins of cartomancy (the art of reading cards) will help you get the most from your own cartomancy practice.

Coaching available in any/all of the following:

  • Tarot Basics: how to quickly get started working with the cards personally
  • Tarot Spreads: understanding how spreads function, different spreads for different topics/needs, and how to develop your own spreads
  • Cartomancy: lessons in various forms of card reading including Lenormand, playing cards, and oracle decks.
  • Directed Studies in Tarot: in-depth study and practice in a focus area of your choice (specific cards, spread development, reading tips and advice, working with specific decks, etc)

One-on-one coaching sessions are $50 for half an hour. Contact Laura to begin your studies.

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Private Tarot Consultations

Tarot can be an inspirational and motivating tool. Some of the most beautiful and moving conversations I’ve ever had were over the cards. Tarot sessions have the potential to help clarify goals, identify blockages, tackle difficult decisions, process emotions and navigate complex interpersonal relationships. The simple act of contemplating cards you have chosen at random can be profoundly empowering. Have a cup of tea with me in my studio as we discuss your path and your cards.

Private sessions are 45 minutes. Individual $60 / Two-People $90. Full payment due at time of booking.

To schedule a consultation contact Laura.

Booking a reading with me implies consent and agreement with all terms noted on the Ethics and Conditions page. For tips on what to expect and how to get the most out of your Tarot session, read this post.

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Intro to Tarot with Laura and Madison

What is Tarot? Where did it come from, how does it work, and what can it do for you?

Instructors: Laura Pensar & Madison Joy

Laura of Moth & Candle and Madison of Truth Amplified have teamed up for an Intro to Tarot evening! With 50 years of combined Tarot study, Madison and Laura will cover the history of the Tarot, show you the basics of how to read cards, and give you exercises to start working with your own cards at home right away!

Upcoming Workshops –

Sunday, March 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

at Fetch, 1101 Mulberry Street, KCMO

$30 in advance, $35 at the door

Laura and Madison are bringing their collaborative Intro to Tarot class back to Fetch this March! We will explore the traditions of Tarot card reading, learn about the insights, perspective, and incisive wisdom to be gained through card reading, and give you simple ways to start working with Tarot on your own at home.  Reserve your tickets at Fetch.

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The Moth and Candle Studio

The Moth & Candle studio is a magical boutique in the heart of the Midwest.

3130 Bell Street, Kansas City, MO

  • Tarot Consultations – The Moth & Candle studio is a warm and welcoming environment for private consultations. Contact Laura to book your in-person reading.
  • Cartomancy Instruction – Interested in learning more about Tarot and other forms of cartomancy? Laura offers one-on-one personal instruction in the art of cartomancy. Whether you’re just curious about working with cards for personal development and enjoyment or whether you’re a professional looking to expand your cartomancy repertoire, you will be off and shuffling in no time with personalized coaching. Contact Laura to book your coaching session.
  • Classes, Workshops, and Events – The Moth & Candle studio hosts many events and workshops which are open to the public. Check the Calendar for upcoming events.
  • Tarot Supplies – Moth & Candle stocks a small inventory of Tarot decks and supplies. Not in Kansas City? Our online shop will be coming soon!
  • The Deck Orphanage – “Take a deck, leave a deck.” Adopt a deck from The Moth & Candle Deck Orphanage by exchanging it for a deck of yours or leaving a $5 donation. All decks in “good and complete” condition are welcome: Tarot, oracle, playing cards, Lenormand, etc.
  • The Tarot Petting Zoo – The Moth & Candle studio is home to a small library of Tarot and oracle decks available to be studied. Anytime during open shop hours you may “check out” a deck from the library to study at our game table for free.
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The Hand You’re Dealt (Palmistry & Cartomancy Workshop)

What can we learn about ourselves in a simple round of cards? Our hands and our cards hold keys to helping us better understand the game of life.

Instructors: Laura Pensar (cartomancy) & Madison Joy (palmistry)

Laura of Moth & Candle and Madison of Truth Amplified have teamed up for a fun evening of divination and game playing! Madison will tell us some of the characteristics of palmistry so you can get an idea of your fellow players and who is likely to bluff big and who might just fold! Then Laura will teach us how to play a simple, quick-paced, and fun card game. Laura and Madison will walk you through interpreting your cards after we play. Class includes a deck of cards and sharpie to make your own study deck, score card and cartomancy guide sheet, and a palmistry pamphlet.

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Second Sight Second Saturdays

The Moth & Candle Studio is happy to host Second Sight Second Saturdays… drop-in for a quick taste of some soothsaying traditions.

Been curious to try out various forms of divination? Always wondered what tea reading would be like? Or what a palmist would say about that little swirl on your left hand? We’re assembling some of KC’s finest readers and offering “sample-sized” versions of our regular services!

      • Second Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
      • Moth & Candle studio, 3130 Bell Street, KCMO
      • Open to the public. All services $15 each, first-come first-served.
  • Upcoming Dates
    • April 13th: 
      • Tarot/Cartomancy – Laura Pensar
      • Palmistry & Handwriting Analysis – Sandy Jorgensen
      • Bibliomancy* – Kaite Stover
        • Bibliomancy is the art of divination using the written word to seek guidance, unearth truths, or glean wisdom. Using several classic works of literature, explore the power of books to provide a new way to view a question or issue. Let William Shakespeare, Lewis Carrol’s Alice, or Winnie-the-Pooh guide and inspire you to approach challenges with magical words and mystic phrases.
    • June 8th: 
      • TBA