Tarot is a deck of 78 cards that contains a system to understand aspects of the mind, emotional states and spiritual conditions.
Tarot has been associated with fortune telling and psychic mediums, and it is well used for those purposes. For me, however, tarot is an analytical tool that can help to illuminate parts of our psyche that are hidden or denied.
Different practitioners of Tarot have different angles and approaches to the cards. My personal system is one in which we use Tarot to activate the imagination in order to creatively approach a situation and find new ways to look at ourselves and our relationship to the world.
When we are trying to solve a problem or choose a path of action, we usually try to think our way on to the best path for us to take. Our conscious minds however, are limited in options. They are mostly governed by conditioning, our old patterns and our idea of what has worked for us in the past. Through images and symbols, the Tarot leads us on a journey to our subconscious, so that we may access knowledge that comes from a deeper place.
Our sub-conscious or unconscious mind holds a wealth of information regarding our potential, our deepest desires and our true nature. The images in Tarot can activate our awareness and guide us to new understanding of our potential choices. Tarot is a creative and magical path to your intuition.
I am fascinated with the way that magic works – our intentions, our thoughts and our relationship to the natural world have such a powerful effect on our level of fulfillment and joy. I use Tarot to explore how to deepen our relationship to ourselves and heal our relationship to the Earth.
Some of the questions we address in Tarot are:
Love and Romance – What is the state of your love life? What do you need to know to get to the next level of fulfillment? What support do you need to transition to a different form of relationship? Are you suffering from heartbreak? Is there unfinished business you would like to clear up in your love life? How powerful do you feel about being able to attract your ideal love partner? Are you a love addict?
Money and Career – How are your sourcing your value? How joyful are you in your work? How can you express your gifts and talents in a way that generates wealth? How can you navigate challenging work relationships? Are you a workaholic?
Health and Well Being – What is your relationship to yourself? How do you treat yourself? What is the state of your relationship with your body? What support do you need to access new levels of well being? How do you relate with food / alcohol / drugs?
Personal Growth and Empowerment – What do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you able to say I love you to yourself? Are there issues from your past that hold you in old behavior patterns? Do you have anyone that you need to forgive? How good are you at forgiving yourself?
Spirituality – Do you have any quiet time in your life? Do you have a spiritual practice? What do you believe about God, the Universe and the meaning of life?
Discover your inner knowing and deepen trust in yourself through Tarot. My readings are meant to be a celebration of you, what is true for you and support your journey to happiness, fulfillment and greater levels of self love. All this is fuel for greater empowerment – to connect to your true needs and desires.
Even just connecting to our true needs and desires is a journey!
Tarot offers a window. An opening. A symbol that can awaken you to what you are seeking. It requires curiosity, openness and a bit of vulnerability.
We are all completely intuitive. The challenge comes in accepting what our intuition is telling us, and having the courage to follow it. Tarot offers the language of an ancient Western European tradition of symbols – a language that has the potential to speak to your subconscious. As your reader, I can help to guide you in this process, but it is your journey.
I have a collection of Tarot decks, but I primarily use The Rider Waite Smith, the Thoth and The Wild Unknown.
The Rider Waite Smith Tarot, published in 1910, is one of the most popular decks in the Western World. It has relatively simple drawings that are rich in Pagan, Christian and Ancient symbols. This is the best deck for beginner readers, and many other Tarot decks are based on this system.
The Thoth deck was finished in 1943 and first published in 1969. It has dramatic and intense images full of Egyptian, Pagan and Occult symbols. It has astrological symbols and captions for all the number cards. The Thoth deck can be very powerful and direct. It took me many years to feel ready to handle the energy of this deck.
The Wild Unknown was created around 2008 by Kim Krans, artist, musician and yogi. It features graceful line drawings that focus on images from the natural world. Many of the images here are shamanistic or green witch oriented and really resonate with my own deep connection to Earth Magic and messages we may receive from plants and animals.
I also have a new deck – the Mary El. It is so gorgeous and deep and resonant. I have been getting great results with it!
Tarot is a path to meaning. The purpose of your reading is for you to gain insight, freedom, clarity, wisdom and power. It’s also fun!
A Tarot reading will not be able to “predict” your future. Sorry. It’s your future and your choices help to create it.
What a Tarot reading can do is to help you explore possibilities and illuminate mysteries. The best Tarot reading questions are directly related to the inner self. Perhaps you are struggling with a difficult relationship, or looking for insight about your work.
The Tarot can offer you another perspective, another possible way of looking at yourself and your choices. What are you meant to learn from this experience? How can you best get to the heart of the issue? What responsibility can you take for the situation? Tarot can provide clarity. This can help you move through stuckness or confusion, so you may move forward in your path of self love, empowerment and joy.
True Alchemy or Magic is the power to alter our own thought patterns and behaviors so that we may more fully experience what we deeply desire. Our love lives, our careers, our relationships to money and things and our inner dialogues can all be shifted towards greater fulfillment if we are ready to take responsibility for creating our own reality. Tarot is a powerful tool that can allow us to see gifts or challenges on our road to growth.
I am a guide, and Tarot is our vehicle. Let’s go on a journey into your innermost being. How far we go is up to you.