||Fast Track Astrology Online
Fast Track Astrology Online is a wide-spanning yet succinct introduction to the fundamentals of everyday Western
astrology and its links to tarot and other disciplines. Levels 1, 2 and 3 are each 8-week courses organised
as building blocks to consolidate learning as you go. The astrology taught within the closed email group
online teaching format combines a state-of-the-art modern approach with sound traditional grounding –
plus insights into the real-life experience of an intuitive reader with her own 17 year old private practice.
For the mathematically challenged, the Fast Track Astrology courses fortunately do not require you to
get involved with copious manual chart calculations; they focus instead on helping you get to grips with
understanding charts and the complex terms that make up astrology. A variety of resources are offered
to help this process and the program also allows for exploration into crossover areas of spiritual and
divinatory focus, such as tarot, numerology and palmistry. TABI members are offered a 20% discount
on course prices. For specific details of the content of Fast Track Astrology Level 1, 2 or 3 or to ask
any questions, please
Diana McMahon-Collis is a professional reader and writer who has been studying and offering astrology
and tarot readings to the public since the early 1990s. She trained in modern and traditional astrology
with the Company of Astrologers in London, has taught astrology in a face to face format at Stepping
Stones in Farnham, has trained students on the TABI Tarot Training Course and has worked in
corporate training and running courses as a Self Esteem Mentor witin the Life Training personal
development program for the Kairos Foundation in London. Diana is a founder member of the
Tarot Association of the British Isles and has been an ongoing member of the Astrological Association
of Great Britain for many years.
[From Level 1 face-to-face 6-week course]
"Having been fascinated by Astrology (and Astronomy) for some time, I
enrolled on the Fast Track Astrology Course in order to learn more about the
subject and to provide some more insight into the Astrology-Tarot
connection. However, I soon found myself becoming more and more interested
in the subject as Diana (Collis, our tutor) revealed how intriguing,
compelling and complex Astrology actually is. The more I learned - the more
I wanted to know. Diana's in-depth knowledge and experience of the subject
is admirable and her style of teaching makes every lesson fun. There is a
lot packed in to the face-to-face Level 1 course and I found it supportive
to commit to doing the homework and do the suggested outside reading - none
of which is a problem, of course, when you are enjoying learning about
Lori Hampson, Surrey
[Feedback from FTAO Level 2; Online Course- from 4 participants]
"I loved this course! Each week we had beautifully written lessons, jammed
packed with so much information, which I definitely appreciated. The
teacher is brilliant! I really enjoyed the ease of her writing style. The
material was taught so well that I quickly understood the lessons. The
teacher was very patient, kind and very encouraging in her teaching style
with the students and, if I had a question, she was very approachable. I
felt confident she knew the answer. I started off knowing just a few basic
principles, and now I understand quite a bit about astrology. I thought I
would be a bit intimidated, but I never felt that way. It's amazing how far I've come
and what I was given.... at a price I could afford. I got more than what I
paid for, and not for one moment have I regretted this course. I cannot
express my gratitude thoroughly enough, thanks!"
"Diana's in-depth knowledge of astrology shines through in her excellent
responses to work we carried out. I recommend this course as extremely good
value for money if you have a enough time on your hands to really work with
"I felt that Fast Track Astrology Level 2 followed on very well from the
Level 1 course. I did think that I had a slight advantage over some of the
other students as I had completed Level 1 whereas they hadn’t. I found this
online course to be an excellent way of expanding my knowledge of Astrology.
It has obviously been well thought out and has had a vast amount of research
put into it. This, coupled with Diana’s experience in Astrology and Tarot
has made it a worthwhile and valuable course to have completed. I
particularly enjoyed the feedback from Diana and the camaraderie and
comments of the other course pupils. I give 10/10 for the presentation of
the course; it has been very enjoyable".
"It’s the first Astrology course I’ve done so it was very exciting. I liked
the kind of open approach Diana has so that I felt able to work from where I
was at with my patchy knowledge. The first week made a terrific impression
on me and each following week seemed to bring in amazing stuff. Very
exciting and mentally very challenging at times but I’ve certainly
progressed because of it. I liked all of the course content, but perhaps
especially linking the decans with my chart and the Tarot, getting into the
capsule interpretation as a way into a chart, putting a toe in the water
with Transits and learning more about my own chart. I really like Diana’s
style. It feels warm, easy and friendly and open to different ways of seeing
things. Things were clearly explained and Diana replied to email questions
promptly. I was very comfortable on this course. I think you could do a
whole course on any of the lessons but, if you spent more time it would lose
the *wow* factor that I felt as each week brought something really exciting
and interesting. As it was called “Fast Track”, it lived up to that. I
think everyone interested in astrology should do Diana’s course!"
[Feedback from FTA Level 1 Course: Face to Face class locally - from 3
"I felt this course certainly delivered what it said it would and made
astrology much clearer. I enjoyed learning about the tarot connection and
the different houses and planets. I thought the teacher was lovely: very
helpful and positive and encouraging. She didn't make me feel at all
self-conscious or silly when I didn't understand something."
"The Level 1 Fast Track Astrology course allows you to feel like you've
learned a basic foundation in astrology without feeling overwhelmed."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the classes - they went too fast! It was great to be
involved with people with a shared interest. I really enjoyed working on my
own chart and gaining a greater understanding of myself."
||Online Thoth Deck Training Course
This is an experiential course and is designed for those who have some experience with a tarot deck,
though not necessarily the Thoth. Our approach is from a psychological perspective, and an intuitive
angle, using visualisation into cards to gain our own information.
We will look at personal blocks to
using the Thoth and there will be quite a bit of personal work. Also we will cover developing your intuition
with the Thoth. You will benefit from individual tuition as well as the group environment, sharing what
you learn and know with each other. It is a 16 week course, and has breaks over any school holidays.
Courses start in Sept and Mar time.
For more information on the course content and the tutors see
Online Thoth Tarot Course
on my website or contact Emma direct on
"I really do value hugely the insights that you offered in your comments as ever, thank you so much
for your time, your insight and your sensitivity.
I had been intimidated by Thoth since buying it three years ago, and whilst feeling a powerful attraction to
it, shelved it as 'too difficult' to turn into a working deck. Emma's course enabled me to develop a powerful,
respectful and loving relationship with Thoth and I will be using it as a working deck very soon. What made
the difference? Emma's deep love and knowledge of Thoth, and her creation of a sensitive, as well as
challenging, learning environment in which I felt I could take risks and stretch myself. That was what
made the difference. Thanks Emma, I owe you one!"
"I feel your feedback was superb. I felt constantly supported and able to express myself without fear
of ridicule. Each exercise followed on well from the previous one and they were varied and interesting.
This course has been really enjoyable and I have learned a huge amount about using the Thoth. I have
also gained a lot of confidence in myself in general and have a deeper understanding of the current
issues in my life. Emma's constantly positive feedback has helped my confidence in reading the
cards enormously. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to develop their skills
with the Thoth. Thank you Emma"
Brian is available for leading workshops and for giving talks and lectures about all aspects of Tarot.
He has been a professional Tarot reader for several years and a member of the Tarot Association of the
British Isles since 2001. In 2002 be became the association's Events Co-ordinator. Brian writes about
Tarot for several publications including TheTarotChannel.com and The Tarot Reader.
In recent years he has hosted Tarot workshops and given talks about Tarot to The UK Tarot Conference,
The Children of Artemis, The Lammas Games and The Artemis Gathering. In July 2007 he will be one of
the workshop hosts at the Annual Conference of the Tarot Association of the British Isles.
He is currently devising a series of Confidence Building workshops for members of the Tarot Association
of the British Isles.
For more details, please see his webpages.
To contact Brian please send him an e-mail at
||Online Tarot Courses / Workshops in Leeds
Christiane has been reading and studying Tarot for many years and is a TABI mentor and trainer.
With a teaching background she enjoys running Tarot workshops and courses in Leeds and online.
Through her website, Christiane is offering dedicated individual online training; one-off or regular
sessions as well as a comprehensive home study beginner’s course.
Christiane specialises in teaching to read the Tarot intuitively, so it is not necessary to memorise card
meanings. Usually after just one training session, students feel more confident with the Tarot, when they
apply the intuitive reading method.
To find out more about Christiane and her range of Tarot training services, visit her website
||Introduction to Tarot, courses
'I regularly run weekend "Introduction to Tarot" courses in Manchester.
The course runs from 10-5 Saturday and Sunday and is very practical and interactive. Everyone
is encouraged to participate and contribute their ideas from the start.
At the end of each day, there's a practical session where everyone gets the chance to practise Tarot reading.
Once you've completed the introductory course, you can come on the "Advanced Tarot" weekend
which goes into the links between Tarot and Astrology.
There's also an "Introduction to Astrology" weekend course which has nothing to do with Tarot.
You get to know the basic building blocks of Astrology and start to look at birth-charts.'
For more details, please .
||TAROT WORKSHOPS & COURSES
Are you curious about the Tarot and what exactly they really are?
Do you have a deck of cards but can't really get to grips with them?
Then come and join my workshops to learn more about this fascinating subject and all the myths and superstition around them!
I offer either 1 off workshops or courses of 4 modules, each with a specific aspect of the Tarot for both Beginners and Advanced students.
1 off - Introduction to the Tarot for Beginners
Course of 4 modules - A Beginners' Insight into the Tarot
1 off - Various topics for Advanced students: The Court Cards, Connections with Astrology & Numerology, Different Decks, Complicated Spreads, Meditation with the Tarot, Symbolism of the Tarot
Course of 4 modules - Looking Deeper into the Tarot for Advanced students (covering most of the above topics)
Each two hour workshop will be held in Twickenham, West London either on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Booking is essential as there are limited places with a maximum of 10 students per class to ensure each student has time with me.
Please email me for dates and further information on
or ring 020 8898 1919.
A little about me!
My love of Tarot started in the mid 1970's when a boyfriend of mine at the time bought me a set, and I had become interested in Astrology, Palmistry and Graphology (the study of handwriting) earlier when I was about fourteen.
Over the years I have added several other sets of Tarot cards to my collection, some I use for readings, some for meditation and healing work and some just because I like them. I started readings for friends over 30 years ago, then on to a semi-professional basis several years ago. When reading for a client, I use the cards to shed light on their problem, and as a counselling tool, to give confidential and compassionate advice. Tarot has a great ability to open up a situation and show possible routes to take. It will often turn a problem on its head and suggest ways & solutions that might not have been thought of before.
In 2005 I completed Diplomas in both Crystal and Colour Healing therapies, which I have found to be invaluable at times for clients when I have finished a particularly emotional reading for them.
I have been teaching Tarot for about 5 years, mainly at a New Age shop called 'Quest' in Ewell, Surrey. (recently re-located to Epsom, Surrey)
I am a Senior member of TABI, having been a member since 2007
I am also available for personal readings or readings by email - please contact me for further information.