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.
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.
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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Laura’s introductory class on the art of reading playing cards. In this class we cover the historical origins of playing cards, their use in divination, and tips for learning cartomancy at home! Class includes a copy of The Suicide King’s Quick Guide to Cartomancy and a sharpie and pack of cards to make your own study deck.
Upcoming Classes –
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
at Oracle, 130 W 18th Street, KCMO
Back by popular demand… Laura’s introductory class on the art of reading cards will be back at Oracle this December. Reading cards is a great way to bring a sense of playfulness to your practice! Class size is limited to 9, email Oracle to reserve a spot.
Ever wondered why the King of Hearts is known as The Suicide King? Or why the Ace of Spades is always extra fancy? Or where playing cards even came from in the first place?
I will be at OracleKC this Friday, July 13th to teach about the traditions of Tarot and how you can learn to do readings with a regular ol’ playing card deck! We will learn a little about the history of playing cards, a few of the different systems used for cartomancy (the art of reading cards), and do practice readings together! Everyone will take home a little bag with a wide-bordered deck of cards, a fine point sharpie, and a booklet with keyword meanings for about four different systems of reading cards to create your own study deck!
Friday, July 13th – 6:30-8:30pm
Oracle KC – 130 W 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Oracle is one of my favorite locally owned businesses in my hometown! Oracle, Natural Science, specializes in sustainably sourced animal specimens, taxidermy, minerals, framed insects and butterflies. They provide workshops to promote education and creativity in their fields, as well as venturing into the occult, pet preservation, and interior design.