January Classes

Dear Tarot Enthousiasts!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be giving my two signature classes again in January 5th and 6th !

Conjuring the Sacred Feminine with the Tarot

Saturday, January 5th 
2pm - 6pm
Admission: $69 ( Click HERE for tickets and full class description)
Location: Private Studio in Kensington, Brooklyn. Address available upon purchase. 

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Intuitive Tarot Workshop with Laetitia

Sunday, January 6th
2pm - 5pm 
Admission: $69 ( Click HERE for tickets and full class description)
Location: Private Studio ( Address delivered once tickets are purchased) Brooklyn, NY

New Class: Conjuring the Sacred Feminine with the Tarot

Excited to propose this new class on December 9th, with a prologue at the Metropolitan Museum. Find the tickets here.

Sunday, December 9th 
2pm - 5pm
$69
Location: Private Studio in Kensington, Brooklyn. Address available upon purchase. 

Tarot is, among many things, a repository of symbolic images in which one can tap into to invoke, activate or restore specific aspect of themselves and stir up the unconscious. 

In this class, we will unpack the variety of feminine archetypes contained in the tarot as well as their different mythical narratives. Well try to grasp femininity in its most sacred and profane faces as well as their fierce and dark aspects, from the Maiden to the Crone, the Wild Woman, The Mourning Mother or the Holy Prostitute. 

Each students will be given the opportunity to share the symbolic figures of their chosen pantheon and explore their images through the tarot, in order to enrich them with a more profound sense of personal meaning and authenticity 

At last, each students will create an idiosyncratic icon, a tarot card mixing tarot symbolism with their own instinct and creativity. Each cards will to reclaim the feminine qualities they want to explore. This visual collage, will created as well explore the idea and traditions behind domestic altar making as a feminine form of spiritual practice. 

Met Archetype Safari: An optional part of the class will take the morning of the class at 10am at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each Student, accompanied by the teacher, will hunt images of feminine figures in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. These images will be used as resources later on in the class. 

Although this class focuses on woman archetypes and femininity, everybody, whether their gender identity, is welcome! 

Students are not required to bring their own tarot decks but feel free to bring them and show off what you have! We'll work mainly with the Rider Waite Smith deck, but also with more abstract decks such as the Khan & Selesnick "Carnival of the End of the World" and the Tarot de Marseille. 

French born Laetitia Barbier is a professional tarot reader, teacher and an independent scholar. She has worked with Morbid Anatomy since 2010, and was programming director and head librarian at the shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum, in Brooklyn. Laetitia has a deep fascination with the tarot, its history and iconography, a passion she shares through her Instagram @laetitia.cartomancy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
More infos on www.laetitiacartomancy.com

As an experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights to decisions were facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

Reading Featured in The Blind Tourist / WFMU

People who know me well enough probably also know my unconditional love for Radio. Therefore I was extra proud to be featured in The Blind Tourist, an experimental Travel Show created by Adrienne for the legendary WFMU Radio station !

In this week’s episode, titled Psychics, Mystics, Fortune Tellers and Vile Vortexes, you can hear some details from a reading I gave to Adrienne this month, as well as curated musical snippets and sound curiosities

Find the Blind Tourist episode here.

Intuitive Tarot Workshop in October

Dear friends, 

Happy Equinox! To celebrate, and since the last workshop sold out pretty fast, I’m adding another Intuitive Tarot Workshop on Saturday, October 27th in Brooklyn.

More infos below: 

Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop with Laetitia

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Admission: $69

Location: Private Studio ( Brooklyn, 11218) 

Tickets: Click Here : https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3631654


As an experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights to decisions were facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

In this class, Laetitia will present a variety of simple techniques that will help you to read card without the help of your beloved tarot books by developing your intuitive abilities. After a historic overview of the tarot and their basic organization, attendees will learn to unpack their own symbolic values, and how to connect deeply with the visual archetypes of each cards. Together, we'll learn how to weave a story out of the cards'  different meanings, and will explore different ways to create spreads that resonate with your query. 

This class is a beginner to intermediate level, everybody is welcome! Students are not required to bring their own tarot decks but feel free to bring them and show off what you have! We'll work mainly with the Rider Waite Smith deck, but also with more abstract decks such as the Khan & Selesnick "Carnival of the End of the World" and the Tarot de Marseille. 

French born Laetitia Barbier is a professional tarot reader and an independent scholar. She has worked with Morbid Anatomy since 2010, and was programming director and head librarian at the shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum, in Brooklyn. Laetitia has a deep fascination with the tarot, its history and iconography, a passion she shares through her Instagram @laetitia.cartomancy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
More infos on www.laetitiacartomancy.com

Image: Sola Busca Tarocchi, Late 15th Century, Italy

Halyards Residency 2018/19

Dear friends, 

I'm thrilled to announce that I’m back in New York and will start offering tarot readings again at Halyards, most tuesdays, from 6pm to 9pm. Prices will be $20 per for 10 mn. readings. I will bring both my Rider Waite deck and the Carnival of the End of the World Tarot by Khan & Selesnick. Why not come enjoy a cocktail and get a reading? See you there soon ! 

6-9pm on:

September Tuesday 18th 

September Sunday 23rd

October Tuesday 2nd 

October Tuesday 9th 

October Tuesday 16th 

October Tuesday 23rd 

October Tuesday 30th 

Address Below

Feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions. 

Warm regards, 

+Laetitia+

Image: Genovean Tarot, Italy, 1887.

Help us produce "Stars, Fools and Lovers" our Tarot book!

We at Morbid Anatomy are so excited to announce Stars, Fools and Lovers, a new illustrated book project with our good friend Mark O Pilkington atStrange Attractor about the art and history of the tarot. We are just launching a campaign via Unbound in order to help us raise the funds we need to create it. Awards range from a pre-order of the book to include signed, limited edition hardback versions of the book, tarot readings and classes, custom totes, and much more! 
Stars, Fools and Lovers will explore the art, history and symbolism of the tarot through dozens of antique and forgotten cards, from the well-known Rider Waite Smith deck to Austin Osman Spare's recently discovered Major Arcana, as well as reinterpretations by contemporary artists.

You can find more on this link: 

https://unbound.com/books/tarot/

The tarot's origins stretch back to ancient Egypt but the cards as we know them today have their roots in 18th century Europe as playing cards. Since then, the seventy-eight card deck has become one of the most popular visual oracles of all time, and one of the most adaptable as well. Along the way it has inspired seekers, occultists, artists, film makers, writers, pop stars and fashion designers -- its influence can be seen in the work of the Surrealists as well as the TV series Twin Peaks. 


This book includes a history of the tarot and its use, as well as instructions on how to read the cards intuitively, to follow its traditions without dogma and suggests ways to experiment with the cards to find inspiration and enlightenment. The book will also present the thoughts of a variety of professional tarot readers about the pleasures and pitfalls of practical cartomancy.

Written and collected by Morbid Anatomy's @Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Ante Delictum – herself a professional tarot reader – and Strange Attractor Press's Mark O Pilkington this book is equal parts art book, how-to, history, and a meditation on tarot symbolism and its uses.

Tarot Session with Laetitia at the Morbid Anatomy Library

Date: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 12pm - 5pm
Location: Morbid Anatomy Library, located in the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse, in Green-wood Cemetery. 

Exceptionally and to celebrate the last week-end of our Green-wood Summer season, join me for tarot reading sessions in the Morbid Anatomy Library. 

Readings will be $20 for 10 minutes. Hope to see you there!

More on Instagram at profile @laetitia.cartomancy
For inquiries : laetitia@laetitiacartomancy.com

The Morbid Anatomy Library is located on the first floor of the Fort Hamilton Gate House, at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place, easily accessible on the F and G trains at Fort Hamilton Station. If arriving at the main entrance (25th Street & 5th Avenue) the Gate House is approximately a 25 minute walk through the Cemetery. The exhibition is not handicap accessible.

Tarot Readings and Workshops in Lily Dale this Summer!

I'm so thrilled to announce that I'll be spending some summer time in Lily Dale, the largest spiritualist community in the US. For the occasion, I'll teaching an intuitive tarot workshop on July 29th and will be giving readings on July 30th at the Spirit Art Gallery, on the generous invitation of artist and medium Dr. Susan Barnes. 

I was introduce to Lily Dale by my friend, Shannon Taggart, who photographed the spiritualist community for more than a decade. She will be curating a serie of lectures and events in The Dale around these dates, which I highly recommend to attend if you are in the area. 

Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop

Price: $35
Date: Sunday, July 29th
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Spirit Art Gallery, 60 N. Main St. (RT. 60), Cassadaga, NY 14718

Tickets: HERE

As an experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights to decisions were facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

In this class, Laetitia will present a variety of simple techniques that will help you to read card without the help of your beloved tarot books by developing your intuitive abilities. After a historic overview of the tarot and its basic organization, attendees will learn to unpack their own symbolic values, and how to connect deeply with the visual archetypes of each cards. Together, we'll learn how to weave a story out of the cards' different meanings, and will explore different ways to create spreads that resonate with your query. 

This class is a beginner to intermediary level, everybody is welcome! Students are not required to bring their own tarot decks. We'll work mainly with the Rider Waite Smith deck, but also with more abstract decks such as the Khan & Selesnick "Carnival of the End of the World" and the Wild Unknown. 

French born Laetitia Barbier is a professional tarot reader and an independent scholar. She has worked with Morbid Anatomy since 2010, and was programming director and head librarian at the shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum, in Brooklyn. Laetitia has a deep fascination with the tarot, its history and iconography, a passion she shares through her Instagram @laetitia.cartomancy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
More infos on www.laetitiacartomancy.com

Tarot Reading Sessions

Price: $80
Date: Monday, July 30th
Time: 10am to 6pm -  Sessions are 60/75 minutes
Location: Spirit Art Gallery, 60 N. Main St. (RT. 60), Cassadaga, NY 147

To book a session during my residency, you can schedule an appointment via laetitia@laetitiacartomancy.com

 

 

Reading Tarot for Khan & Selesnick's Opening Reception



Saturday, January 20th, I had the honor to Join artists Khan and Selesnick for free reading sessions to celebrate their Carnival of the End of the World Tarot and their new exhibition at Artyard. Curated Mike Carroll, Truppe Fledermaus & the Carnival at the End of the World is an immersive, intricate and rich world made of photographs, paintings, sculptures, costumes, props, deck of cards, augury, ceremony and general madness. 

For the occasion, I gave free readings exclusively with Khan and Selesnick's somptuous Carnival of the End of the World Tarot deck, in a divination tent they built for the occasion. 

The exhibition is on until April, go see it!

More info about the exhibition here: 

Photo: Nicholas Khan