My story starts off as a skeptic.
For some reason or another, I was unconvinced, to the point of judgement, of any practice that did not make sense within (what I now understand it to be) a highly westernized understanding of the world.
I didn't believe in the idea that stars could contribute in shaping our character. I thought a 'psychic' was either a misspelled field of science or a Circus scam. And, don't get me started on meditation.
I hated all that "spiritual stuff."
I was unwilling to allow myself to believe that the world is inexplicable and because of that, I closed myself off to those inexplicable things. For most of my life, I was trying to make sense of only the world I could see and because of that, I woke up one day realizing I had become both uncomfortable and a stranger to Self.
As they say, however, sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to see the light.
It was during one of the darkest periods of my life that I finally opened myself up to the idea that spiritual practices may not be so silly after all.
I had some devastating events that had happened to me and I just did not know how to move past it. It was hard for me to feel motivated, I fell back into cycles of binging (both with food and alcohol) and I was anxious all the time. The truth is, I was clinically depressed and what can happen with depression is that your brain can trick you into truly believing that you will never know what it means to feel happy again.
As somebody who has suffered from both anxiety and depression my whole life, it was extremely scary being at this low point I had never experienced before. I felt completely alone. It was because of this unprecedented feeling, that I knew I had to try something drastically outside of my comfort zone.
My brother booked me with an etheric healer and two months later my best friend asked me if I wanted to join her in an "Intro to Tarot" course and I (apprehensively) said yes to both. Three certifications later, hundreds of readings, and a brand new understanding of Self, I can truly say, tarot is a practice that has changed my life and one that can hopefully change yours too.
Tarot is a storytelling tool used for self-transformation and self-discovery. It is a way to hold a mirror up to ourselves and access the wise, unconscious mind that lives within all of us. The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards each with its own unique message for you; the hero of your journey.
The 22 Major Arcana cards represent Carl Jung's universal archetypes and deal with life's larger spiritual karmic lessons. The 16 court cards each represent specific personality characteristics, situations, or events. Finally, the 36 minor arcana cards deal with the more day-to-day aspects of our lives.
When I give my readings I not only look towards the cards, but I look to your astrological signs and your energy for guidance. It's critical for me to look towards all these interconnected elements to make sure that you are getting the most accurate reading possible.
From the beginning, my approach to tarot has been from a lens of empowerment. I ask myself before each reading to bring forward energy to help my clients see the untapped power they hold and the important messages being sent to them from the universe. It's important for me to always frame the cards for my clients as being things that they have power over because we each as individuals are the creators of our own destiny. I am simply helping provide guidance along the journey.
I am not a fortune teller (sorry!). I can not predict your lottery numbers and I will not tell you what choices to make in absolutes. BUT, what I can do is use the cards to help answer questions related to love, wealth, happiness, career, or any other aspect of your life you are curious about.