❤ My own Tarot Journey
I started getting Tarot readings when I was about 17 (and my first deck soon after – so 16 yrs ago now!) and used to get so nervous and excited to hear what they might say about my ‘future’. I had all these feelings and ideas about what I wanted to happen in my life.
I also used to think it was super cool when they ‘knew’ stuff about me (cause I used to ‘know’ stuff about people too) because it made me feel so much less alone and of course it was very magical. I also experienced that total HIGH when you leave a fortune telling type of reading and also the LOW that often happens when things don’t just don’t materialise out of thin air.
Back then I wasn’t so aligned to the fact that I wasn’t just at the will of the Universe – but that I had a part to play too.
I have had so many clients that have come to me and said that they had a previous negative experience with a Tarot reader or Psychic. They had been left feeling scared, disempowered and out of control. Usually the reason had been because they had been told that something was going to happen and either they didn’t like it, or they just didn’t feel that had any advice to accompany it.
I can relate. I saw a reader about two years ago, and It was insightful and in general a great experience, however there was this one thing that she said to me, after a query about my love life – “You will always have trouble with relationships”….Woah! What a weight to place upon someone? I feel glad that I am at a place where I haven’t embodied that, but really aware of how that could effect someone. It made me a little angry, I have to admit. It also reminded me of how I choose to work.
❤ Stepping into the role of a Tarot Therapist
As a teacher and re-interpreter of the subconscious I feel that it is my responsibility to help get you realigned with your fully connected self. This is so that YOU can take action, YOU can feel feelings and YOU can feel empowered.
One of the first things I explain to people before my tarot readings is that I don’t predict the future. I could sit and tell my clients all sorts of things, but if they then choose to stay locked in their bedrooms for the next six months, nothing is going to happen to them, right? It’s a simple point I make to remind people straight off that they have to participate in their own lives.
I believe it is possible to catch a glimpse into the future. I see time being stacked up, stretchy, spiralling, layer-upon-layer of past, present and future moments, all happening at once and all around us like a cascade of chiffon. As an intuitive, it’s easier to peek behind the veils, but it’s still a fluid state, a mixture of the choices we make in the present moment and a pull from the Universe itself. The present moment is the only thing that is real and it is the only place we can take action and feel feelings. The present is WHERE the magic happens. I want you to meet up with your present moment and work with it.
I like to use my intuitive abilities to help you know that I understand where you are at, and to assure you that you aren’t alone. And, you know what, I really do know what it feels like to just really WANT someone to just tell you exciting and fabulous things for an hour, to fix your problems, to just say that it’s going to be ‘ok’.
I also know how much better it is to feel empowered, full of faith in your journey and excited to get active. I also know which option I prefer.
I also always tell clients that they are likely to feel as though I reminded them of what they already knew. This is what reconnecting is. My tarot readings are a form of catalytic therapy that encourage you to reclaim your own unique personal power.
The Tarot Deck tells the story of the human experience and what you might encounter along the way. The cards are the most beautiful method of subconscious storytelling, and there is always something new to learn (stay tuned for my Tarot School soon!).
When I sit with you the cards I turn over are representative of your subconscious at the time, and I act as an interpreter to see what is going on and then hand it back to you in a language that leads you to reconnect to your most authentic and embodied self. I am also able to act on behalf of your highest self, and I step into that role to speak to you as you.
❤ How to get the most help and guidance from your tarot reading:
- Show up with an open mind, curiosity and interest.
- Don’t go with the intention to test your reader, this is a waste of your time, and theirs.
- Ask questions about how your reader works via email before hand.
- Don’t be scared – A good reading should help you feel nurtured, supported and empowered, even during a challenging time.
- Come with questions you have about how you feel stuck right now and what you would like guidance on.
- Speak up – if your reader is explaining something and you’d like to ask how you could work further with that guidance – ask! Your reader is here to be of service to you in this time frame, so dive right in!
Finally – a little bit of feedback from a recent wonderful woman who came to see me recently in LA:
I’ve never had a tarot done where I felt so determined to DO things, you helped me feel responsible for my goals and what I want to pursue and like I’m more of a creative collaborator in my destiny. It was really empowering.