I'm frequently asked questions about using Tarot cards and how "it all works." If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask!
what is tarot & what does it do?
There are many varying accounts of the history of Tarot cards and here's what Wikipedia says. Today people use Tarot cards to help them with all types of questions to assist them in their everyday lives. With these uncertain times, more people than ever are turning towards the Tarot to find comfort and guidance. It's a trusted divination tool that continues to provide amazing insight and brings clarity to situations of all kinds.
What is your background with tarot?
I received my first deck of Tarot cards when I was 18 years old. I taught myself how to read the Major Arcana cards and used them in readings for myself and friends. Throughout the years I'd pull out my cards to help with simple decisions (ie Will he call me again? Should I buy these shoes?) but later discovered the depth of enlightenment when I used the Minor Arcana cards as well. I purchased a Rider-Waite deck a few years ago and realized how much easier it was to read than my original deck (written in French with no pictures for the Minors) and how quickly I was able to arrive at my answers simply by seeing the beautiful images and using my intuition. Today I read for clients all over the world, and continue to use them in my everyday life.
are you a psychic?
I consider myself to be very intuitive rather than psychic. I get "feelings" about the client and situations that I can't explain. Sometimes it's like a movie playing in my head and I just begin talking about what I'm seeing or hearing. Sometimes the information is so random that I hesitate to say anything. Yet when I do bring it up, the client generally knows what I'm talking about.
why do you like to work with creatives?
I'm an artist and writer with a strong background in real estate management and commercial development. I've survived a couple stints of burn-out because I did not follow my intuition and life path. Art and writing helped with my healing process, and I continue to use both in my everyday life. I'm not one to recommend leaving your day job to follow your passion (like I did) - but I am very good at coaching others to get their foundations set up so they can move ahead with their dreams. Creatives come in all forms including visual artists, foodies, crafters, homemakers, yogis, medical professionals, engineers, musicians, writers, poets, dancers, actors and more. I believe we are all born with intuition and a creative Muse inside of us, and if these are not nurtured or developed, they disappear until a big life change occurs. I've personally been through a couple of those big life changes and enjoy working with others to assist them through theirs.
I use various decks of Tarot cards and Oracle cards to read a situation the Questioner has, and will offer insight and guidance based on what the cards show.
what do i need to do to get a tarot reading?
You can purchase an on-line reading from my ETSY store. I ask that you provide me with your full name; date of birth; your question(s); and any additional information you wish to give me regarding your situation. The more information you provide, the more detailed and specific reading you will receive.
how long does it take to get a reading?
My Tarot readings are sent out within 3 days at the most - usually sooner. Phone readings are scheduled via email and take place between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
i have an emergency question - can i get a reading immediately?
I do offer a 24-hour turn-around option in my ETSY store. Simply select that option when you make your purchase and send your question along with your full name and date of birth.
do you do telephone or in-person readings?
I will do a telephone reading upon request (and if purchased) and have a strict policy as to scheduling. I require a 24-hour notice of cancellation if you cannot make your appointment. If you do not give proper notice, your reading and payment will be forfeited and there will not be a refund. Also you must be available at the scheduled time - if you are more than 10 minutes late, the reading and your payment will be forfeited. I always respect your time and schedule, and expect mine to be respected as well. As for in-person readings, I will do one IF I know you personally or if you are referred to me by someone I know.
can i purchase a tarot reading for my teenager?
If your teenager is aged 18 or over, yes you can purchase a reading for them! Unfortunately I do not read for anyone aged 18 or under.
do you guarantee the outcome of your readings?
No! We all have free will and we each have the ability to change our minds and paths at any time. My readings are based on my intuition and your energy, and the information I pass on to you is yours to do with as you please. I will say I'm pretty accurate and have a good sense of things, but there are times things get lost in translation or may refer to someone else you know and not the exact person you're asking about. Also there will be times I cannot get a read on someone at all. This can occur if the Questioner (you) is upset or anxious, or just skeptical in general. If this occurs, I will end the session and refund your money.
Do tarot readers have a code of ethics they follow?
Ethical ones do! Here's mine, based on the American Tarot Association's guidelines and code of ethics.
what is your reading style?
I read from my heart with compassion and honesty and without judgment. Sometimes I sense things I feel are important to add to the reading, and will try to deliver the news in as delicate a manner as possible. Please be assured all readings are done with the strictest confidence - I never read and tell!
do you ever do readings without tarot cards?
Yes - I do intuitive readings over the telephone. If the Client is OK with me pulling a few cards during the reading (from a Tarot deck or an Oracle deck including Angel cards), then I will. Some clients think Tarot and Oracle cards are too woo-woo and just want a straight intuitive reading - that's fine too!
what kinds of readings do you offer?
I offer many types of readings including 1, 2 or 3 question Tarot readings; 1,2 or 3 Angel card readings; Life path readings and intuitive readings. Check out my ETSY store to select the reading of your choice or send me an email with your specific question and I'll create a special spread just for you!
STILL HAVE A QUESTION FOR ME? i'll send you an answer!