a tool for living
I tend to think of Tarot not as a 'thing' or a tool for consultation; it is a conversation waiting to be had.
Through my lifelong relationship with Tarot, I have grown to think of it as a group of 78 different voices or aspects of our own selves.
When we consult the cards together and invite these characters to step forward and speak, we get to hear their opinion and receive their advice on the situation at hand. However, more often than not, I have found - both for myself and for my clients - that the cards are alive with character and humour, none of whom are shy in coming forward! I have lost track of the number of times I've given a reading to a friend or client and the cards soon say quite clearly "no, we need to talk about this today instead".
My relationship with Tarot is constantly evolving. I must have been nine or ten years old when I first saw a deck (found on my mum's bookcase at home). It was frustratingly mysterious and very frightening, but I didn't know why. The cards seemed powerful but totally incomprehensible and unapproachable; like listening to the hum of a power station. Of course, growing up in the 80's, I remember seeing the cards in the opening sequence of Tales of The Unexpected; the theme tune sent shivers down my spine every week, as I ran to hide in my bedroom!
I started studying the Tarot in my twenties and now understand them to be a wonderful multi purpose tool. Personally, I use them for readings for myself, friends, family and clients. This is generally for when someone needs a little light, guidance, a little extra information on what is at play in their life at that moment. I think of a good reading as letting us peek around the corner a bit, allowing us to see what is passing and what is just coming up, the way things stand at the time of the reading. Of course, act on that information and the scene changes; a good Tarot reading offers extra information and helps you identify new options.
The Tarot are also wonderful for personal development and reflection; if a card comes up, it could be telling us about our existing strengths, qualities we could bring to the fore or develop further.
I also believe that the Tarot are a window into yes, our soul, but fascinatingly, also into our subconscious; so it seems unsurprising to me that they are able to help us see a little further around the corner than we could without them.
Tarot can see where you've been, what is influencing you right now and what might be around that next corner for you.
I'd love to host this conversation for you between you and the tarot. Why not see what others have said and maybe see if there's anything that suits you today?
I offer readings in person, remotely via Zoom or telephone; just let me know what would work best for you.
I promise you it'll be an amazing experience!