“Make of yourself a light.”
- the Buddha
I am a psychotherapist, artist and mystic working within the Hermetic Tradition for thirty-three years. In these years of studying and teaching, I have evolved into a Master Palmist and Tarot Card Reader. I am a fine Astrologer as well. Since 1986 I have been on the faculty of the New York Open Center teaching such classes as Tarot and Kabbalah, Tarot and Alchemy, and Archetypal Images of the Tarot. I was the Palmistry teacher at The School of Inner Vision for three years, and have been teaching privately for over 25 years.

The School of Oracles is a Tarot and Palmistry School that offers both Readings and Classes. ‘Know Thy Self.’ These words were inscribed over the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi. This advice is at the core of every spiritual philosophy. It is as important today as it was 3,000 years ago.


Palmistry, Astrology and Tarot are some of the best tools for guidance that life has given to us. A reading can quickly offer you a deeper understanding of yourself and your life. It opens up the places where you have been stuck, confused or troubled. I mix and match these mystic arts to create a reading that will fill your needs.


Mystics call the palm “God’s Road Map”, but we could also say that the hand was a map of the brain. The hand is not fate, but is a report from your inner self on what you are working with and what you’ve set for yourself as of the present moment. The hand changes as you change.

Tarot Cards

The Tarot is a living Oracle; it enables us to communicate with levels of consciousness not normally available to the conscious mind. Many say that it is the Higher Self speaking through the cards. The Tarot shines a clear light on even the most troubling, murky or confusing situations. The Tarot will show you what you need to know to take the next step in your life, or where to put your focus to find satisfaction.


Astrology shows the blueprint the soul came in with. The astrological chart is invaluable for explaining the inner forces that drive us and what lessons our soul took on before birth.

The current movements of the planets, or transits, show the forces at work in your present life. Knowing your chart can help you understand, prepare for, and make best use of each period in your life.

The price for all readings is $175 an hour, $260 for 1½ hours. All readings will be recorded.

Classes in Tarot and Palmistry

In-depth trainings in Tarot and Palmistry are offered through the School of Oracles. These classes are taught in the traditional way, mouth to ear, in small groups in my home in Manhattan’s West Village.

These courses are appropriate for both beginning and advanced students. Everything one needs to become a skilled reader will be thoroughly covered. Please call or email for a brochure or to have a conversation about the classes.

Contact Ellen Goldberg and the School of Oracles

Please feel free to call with any questions about readings or classes. I encourage potential students to join my email list in order to be informed when a new class is about to begin.

ellengoldberg at nyc.rr.com