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Tarot for me isn’t really about predicting the future. But it is about helping you to see a path more clearly by diving in deeper to a situation to help you see some light in how to navigate what’s happening, or what’s coming. The tarot to me is your story unfolding in a small moment in time, paused so you can catch a breath while you gain insight. We live in a wondrous, mysterious universe. One where synchronicity abounds, the Tarot is a wonderful tool to focus on this the threads of life, to understand the signs and messages that we need to hear right now. I blend my knowledge of the Tarot, my second sight into the artistry of the cards with the messages I receive from the universe, your higher power and my guides to help you to begin to see through the fog of confusion, or the paralysis of fear, and gain clarity on the issues that deeply matter to you.

THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS A TAROT READING CAN ANSWER:
HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY – CLARIFY YOUR PATH – FIND OUT WHAT IS BLOCKING YOUR WAY FORWARD AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO OVERCOME IT – HOW TO OVERCOME MONEY BLOCKS – CAREER/SCHOOL GUIDANCE – FINDING INNER PEACE – DECISION MAKING – AND MORE..


SCHEDULE A READING ONLINE VIA: ZOOM, FACETIME (FACEBOOK), PHONE, OR EMAIL
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BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE READINGS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM. I SUGGEST READING OVER EACH DESCRIPTION AND CHOOSING BASED ON INSTINCT. WHAT CALLS OUT TO YOU THE STRONGEST?

$5.00 READING

~ ONE CARD, ONE QUESTION READING ~
This one card draw is ideal for quick insight into a situation or decision you need to make. Maybe you just need a slight push in one direction or another, or you want to get a feel for the energy of a person or situation. I will pull one card per question and give you any messages, observations, or insights that I receive. I believe that you will personally resonate with the messages that you are mean to hear to help you make a choice or determination about your query. This reading is $5 per card/question.


$10.00 READINGS

~ SIMPLE THREE CARD SPREAD OF YOUR CHOICE.. ~
1. Mind | Body | Spirit
2. Past | Present | Future
3. The Situation | The Obstacle | The Lesson
4. Embrace |Accept | Let Go
5. Dream | Life | Fear
6. Tomorrow | Next Week | Next Month
7. Desire | Obstacle | Solution
8. Red Light (stop) | Yellow Light (maybe) | Green Light (YES)

~ THE MOON RETURNS: A LUNAR CYCLE TAROT SPREAD ~
The Moon Returns is a simple three card spread that is meant to be cast monthly, helping us to both find deep meaning and honor the swift passage of the monthly Lunar Return or Moon cycle. There are plenty of ways to read the cards and practice divination in general, but eventually we are faced with developing the skill of interpreting time, its passage, and influence on us through our chosen divinatory medium. When working with Lunar Returns and the cycle of the Moon we learn to practice the infinite of our consciousness – its revelation, growth, decay, and renewal – within the embrace of the finite. In interpreting time and the weight of interpretation of each card within a Moon-centered spread we can explore how to hold meaning with an open hand passing through eddies of time rather than trying to hold the waters of wisdom in a closed fist. I guess what I’m trying to say is allow space for whatever comes through in the following spread to be both profound and passing.


$15.00 READINGS

~ ANGELIC REALM TAROT READING
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Messages from the Angels revealed as past, present and future. Four card spread.

~ FOUR DIRECTIONS TAROT READING – THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT ~
Earth – Air – Fire – Water
What messages come from the four cardinal directions for you? Four card spread.

~ FAITH OF THE SEVE SPREAD- GAME OF THRONES TAROT ~
Brings practical wisdom and guidance into view.


$25.00 READINGS

~ CHAKRA TAROT READING – ARCHETYPAL REIKI CARDS AND THE WILD UNKNOWN TAROT ~
A 7 card reading analyzing the energy of your chakras, giving you insight into your total energetic health and alignment.

~ THE WAY FORWARD TAROT – THE WILD UNKNOWN ~
Covers varying aspects of life or specific situations.
Spread choices: Celtic Cross, Clarity Spread, or Connection Spread.
Multiple extra cards may be pulled for clarifications.


$30.00 READINGS

~ HEAL YOUR INNER CHILD READING – INNER CHILD CARDS: A FAIRY-TALE TAROT ~
The archetypes of childhood fairy tales can awaken emotional memory and heal the child within. Excellent for dream working, the recovery process, and use with children.

~ LIFE ASPECTS READING ~
The Wild Unknown Tarot
your personality/state of mind/what may be hindering you
self Improvement/spiritual development/health issues
family/home/finances
romance/partnerships/social life
work/career/life purpose
what will help you/miscellaneous/miscellaneous


$50.00 READING

~ Shadow Work Spread – Your Tree Of Life ~
The Tree of Life Spread is a 24 card spread that covers every aspect of you life in detail. An intensive, in-depth, and challenging spread, it is best for those who are doing deep Shadow Work and who enjoy the reflective process and prompts that Tarot can provide. This reading comes with reflection questions that you can use to delve even deeper with the information that arises during the reading. It is an intense experience and to gain the full amount of benefit from this reading, I recommend taking notes and journaling or meditating on your reflection questions after listening/viewing your reading.

WINTER READINGS

~ A PEEK INTO YOUR NEW YEAR ~
$40.00 – The Wild Unknown Tarot – Offered the month of December. Schedule a reading in December to receive a month by month glimpse into your year ahead! Twelve card spread.

~ WINTER SOLSTICE | YULE READING ~
$20.00 – Darkest Night : A Winter Solstice Tarot Spread – Offered during the month before Winter Solstice.
As we celebrate the longest night of the year we have an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our desires as they are reflected back at us by the dark mirror of night. The following spread plays with image of the mirror as well as the promise of growing light, helping us to seed our dreams and plant promises for the months ahead.


SPRING READINGS

>~ PERSEPHONE TAROT ~
$20.00- Offered during the month before Spring Equinox.
The Wild Unknown Tarot
Persephone is the Greek goddess of the Underworld and the goddess of Spring. At the Vernal Equinox, the end of winter begins and springtime which marks the return of Persephone from the Underworld.

~ BRIGHTENING : A Spring Equinox Tarot Spread ~
$20.00 – Offered during the month before Summer Solstice.
The Spring Equinox is a time of brightening.
It is a time of equal day and equal night when the Sun matches the Earth’s axis. From here on until the Summer Solstice the days will grow longer, the light lingering and the fields growing ripe with herb and grain. We are firmly in the season of ascent and the quiet of winter gives way to the cacophony of a buzzing earth. Our Spring Equinox examines the current balance of our lives, the gifts of the season, and how we prepare for the ascent into the growing bright.


SUMMER READINGS

~ RE-ALIGN TO YOUR HIGHEST LIGHT – Summer Solstice Spread ~
$20.00 – Offered during the month before Summer Solstice.
The Solstice is a time when our wishes and desires really start to speak to us. They come out of the shadows and into the forefront of our hearts and minds, they want to be acknowledged and be allowed to shine like the Sun. As we approach the Solstice, we have the opportunity to get fired up, to explore what we are really passionate about and to set intentions and goals for the months ahead. This is a time of fertility, a good time to feed the areas of our lives that we want to grow and flourish.

~ BONFIRE OFFERINGS: A Summer Solstice Tarot Spread ~
$20.00 – The Summer Solstice is a time of illumination + mirth! – Offered during the month before Summer Solstice.
Our tarot spread for the Summer Solstice (known also as Midsummer and Litha) focuses on our brightness and how we shine (or shadow) in our relationships with ourselves, our families, friends, and lovers, and to the land. We take a look at where the shadows lie and prepare ourselves for the coming harvest as the wheel turns towards Lammas or Lughnasadh.


AUTUMN READINGS

Raven’s Prophecy – Autumn Equinox Tarot Read
$20.00 – Offered during the month before Autumn Equinox.
What are you ready to release, what needs to be let go? What are you harvesting and what seeds will you need to plant for the coming spring? Nine card spread.

Balancing : An Autumn Equinox Spread
$20.00 – Offered during the month before Autumn Equinox.
The Autumnal Equinox (or Mabon as it has become popularly known because of the works of Aidan Kelly) is the second harvest of the wheel of the year in many a modern Pagan tradition. Astronomically speaking, it is when the center of the Sun is matched to the Earth’s axis which means that day and night are of equal length for that time period. We are firmly in the season of descent and the darkening year and the Autumnal Equinox is a time to gather together for a harvest feast, to take stock of what we have worked for all year and what will support us through the winter. Our Autumnal Equinox Spread examines the need for balance and the preparation for descent as well as honoring the harvest by both giving and receiving.

Hallowing: A Samhain Spread
$30.00 – The third and final harvest festival of the year, Samhain is the end of the bright half of the year – the roots to Beltane’s flowering branches. The part of our selves that has been slumbering since Beltane, awaken to the call of night, as we join the Spirits, Ancient Ones, Ancestors, Wild God/desses, and their horde as they clamber noisily throughout the land, welcoming in the new year. Our Samhain Tarot Spread glimpses forwards and backwards through the malleability of time and the veil which shapes and bends with greater ease during the Hallow’s season. The spread is an attempt to connect us with our oracular inclinations, to notice the omens, and to become a better omen ourselves.


I do offer clarification draws for each card in your reading and most readings take a little over an hour but can run longer. I do my readings via zoom and will send you a copy of the recording. But if you prefer we can do the reading over the phone.

tarot 101

A Bit Of History

So, what exactly is tarot? What does the imagery on the cards mean and how are they used? Tarot fundamentals are easy to understand once you break it down. Here’s what every beginner should know about the history of tarot, as well as tips and tricks for getting you started with your own practice.

Tarot is actually a relatively modern art of divination. Though tarot decks date back to the 1400s, they were originally used just for parlor games rather than prediction. Cartomancy, or fortune-telling through the use of playing cards, actually wasn’t developed until 1785, by French occultist Jean-Baptiste Alliette or otherwise known as; Etteilla, created comprehensive links between illustrated cards, astrology, and ancient Egyptian lore.

In 1909, Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith designed and published a tarot deck known as the Rider-Waite deck and is still the most popular tarot deck for both beginner and professional card readers.

Choosing Your Cards

So how do you choose a deck among the hundreds and hundreds in print? Since the mid-twentieth century, hundreds, if not thousands of decks of all different imagery styles have been published. The Tarot de Marseille deck is a gorgeous of a classic French deck; the Wild Unknown has become one of my most trusted decks of choice.

Some tarot readers believe that your first deck should be gifted to you. I don’t adhere to this as I am perfectly ok with gifting myself. Some also believe that tarot cards should not be passed down or given second hand to anyone. I believe that as long as you properly cleanse the cards with sage or palo santo and bless them with good intentions it’s ok. Personally I don’t use second hand decks.

You can shop online or in-person, but it’s important to observe your emotions and any sensations as you browse different tarot decks and look at their imagery. What does it make you feel? Does the one you’re considering make you feel energized or tapped out? Do you feel an air of caution? Here’s where I will say, trust your gut intuition! Utilize the imagery as a journey, where do you want to go? Where are you drawn to? Look at the symbolism, is it drawing you in, telling you a story? There is no wrong or right deck, no deck that is better or worse. It’s all on your own discernment and intuitive feeling. For instance I am not usually drawn to bright colors, they overload my intuitive senses. I stay with subtle or no color. I have a deck that is filled with bright colors but it’s used for children or for healing of the inner child, Inner Child Cards: A Fairy-Tale Tarot. For me and for what the reading I do with these cards, the color is as important as the drawings.

What’s the difference between the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana cards?

Any magical practice; tarot, astrology, pendulum, charms, etc… are the macrocosm of the cosmos is reflected in the microcosm of individual experience. So in other words, the entire universe exists within a tarot deck, with each card representing a person, place, or event. These symbols are depicted in both the Major Arcana cards, which speak to deeper secrets and that of the unconscious mind, and the Minor Arcana cards, which speak to much of what you deal with day to day in our lives.

The Major Arcana cards represent the big bang, groundbreaking, life changing type influences. They punctuate our journeys and each stands alone as a powerful message, representing motions that define the beginnings or ends of cycles. These cards appear during major transitions, and important events signaling distinctive moments of transformation. The cards are numbered to represent stations within our greater journey through life; their chronological order reveals the passing of time.

The Minor Arcana cards, on the other hand, reflect everyday matters. These cards showcase ordinary people engaging in day to day life activities. They suggest action that is triggered by human behaviors and appear during gentle transitions that may be temporary or have only minor influence.

The Minor Arcana cards are broken up into four suits, each containing ten numbered cards and four court cards. In the Minor Arcana, the card’s number reveals the stage of an event: The ace card represents the beginning, while the 10 symbolizes the end. Similarly, the progression of the court cards demonstrates our understanding of circumstances on an individual level, representing either personality types or actual people. The Page (or Princess, in some decks), Knight, Queen, and King interpret circumstances with increasing levels of understanding and wisdom.

The suits (Wands, Pentacles, Swords, and Cups) correspond to their own unique areas of life and astrological elements. Wands symbolize passion, inspiration and drive (corresponding with the fire element), Pentacles represent money, abundance and physical realities (corresponding with the earth element), Swords depict the intellect, learning and wisdom (corresponding with the air element), and Cups illustrate emotional matters like love (corresponding with the water element). These suits reveal which influences are being activated, offering guidance on how to best manage any circumstances at hand.

How do I get started reading the cards?

Together, the Major and Minor Arcana create a comprehensive language and story in pictures. It is important to remember that all the answers we seek exist innately within the deck, with each card illustrating a person, circumstance, or potential outcome. Since there are no secret puzzles or hidden agendas with tarot, the ability to discern meaning lies within your own narrative interpretation.

Before any reading, be sure to shuffle (or “clear”) the deck. This deliberate gesture of vibration by shuffling should become a meditative moment or two. Feel the physicality of the cards in your hand, and visualize your question. If you’re reading for another person, use this moment to get to the root of their situation and focus on the person. Take as long as you need. Clearing the deck is a critical first step in reading tarot cards, as it opens the pathway between spiritual dimensions. Whenever you’re ready, cut the cards into three and reorder the pile, face down. On your favorite cloth (treat your tarot like it’s a priceless gem), prepare to pull cards for your tarot “spread.”

The “three-card spread” is one of the most simple and effective tarot spreads. You can adjust the categories to accommodate any situation (past, present, future; yourself, the other person, the relationship; opportunities, challenges, outcomes; mind, body, spirit). The cards and their corresponding positions will effortlessly expose emotions and the dynamics of the question and the person seeking guidance. But before reading the straightforward explanation of each card from the book that comes with the deck, take a moment to create your own story based on observation of the imagery and relationship of the cards as they are read, one to another. How do the cards you drew make you feel? What are the colors and symbols? If there are characters, are they facing towards or away from each other? Do the illustrations seem cohesive or disjointed?

Though each card has classic associations, the most powerful resource available is your own intuition. Note your immediate emotional reaction. Your instincts will inform your study, guide you and strengthen your pictorial memory. Eventually, you’ll develop your own systems and patterns, and individual cards will carry meanings specific to you. Your distinctive lexicon of interpretations will guide your readings, allowing you to create specific narratives that can be applied to any circumstance or situation. Tarot is the development of intuition and deep insight. Some are born with an innate ability for visioning and discernment but even if you’re not born with the instinctive gift, with practice you can hone and develop intuition over time and with practice. We all intrinsically possess the skills necessary to produce honest and accurate divination. Tarot is simply passion + logic + curiosity, and add some intuition and before you know it you to can be a reader of the tarot!