- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Ok great, so for expectations. I like to take the first few minutes and really find out what it is my client is really seeking answers to. The rest of the time are used to read the cards and discuss. I have three decks of cards that I pull from to help me tell the whole story. I have a large tarot deck that I use for the main points; I have a mini tarot deck that I use for “thought bubbles” to the main point; and lastly an oracle deck with beautiful images and more literal wording. I set myself up over to clear the space and bring peace—burn some sage and a candle, I take some deep breaths and then I pull the cards for each pile. I personally shuffle until cards “leap” out. I’ll tell you what I see, what I’m reading through the ancient meanings of the cards, and then through intuitive reading of the imagery and directionality. It’ll make more sense when we get started! From there we’ll “solve” each pile together. Each pile represents a sub-question that will help us answer the overall question that you have.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I first fell in love with an "Ancient Runes" deck, a 1983 tarot-like set of 25 cards I found in a dusty tea shop’s library in Nashville, TN. After that discovery, I would then drag all of my friends and ex-boyfriends to get tea and kombucha so I could "read" their cards. I was astonished by the energy and accuracy of these readings. One day, the deck went missing, and I had no cards of my own to read with. This led me to purchase my very own "Oracle" deck. Oracle cards are more straightforward with their wording and have more intuitive meanings attached to them. However, this deck contained a very different kind of accuracy. For instance, I once worked an all-nighter at the retail shop I was managing, and when I got home the next morning at 7 a.m., I pulled the "Night" and "Sleep" cards together. This made me realize that the Oracle deck had a sense of humor. On a different occasion, I pulled the "Mother" card for my friend on Mother’s Day, which she found strange since she was not close to her mom; this was three days before she received a positive pregnancy test. This made me realize the cards knew things that were not yet known. Later on, a friend called me about a backpacking trip through the Colorado mountains that summer, and when we got off the phone, I pulled the "Journey" card—displaying a rocky stream, a tent under the moon and stars, and a set of mountain ranges. This made me realize the cards are listening. Sadly, I accidentally dumped an entire cup of coffee all over my beautiful Oracle deck and could no longer read the cards. This finally led me to the purchasing of my first official tarot deck. I remember pulling the beautiful cards out of their packaging—suddenly realizing I had absolutely no idea how to read these or where to begin. Even Google wasn’t much help as I did an “Introductory Deck” pull to familiarize myself but walked away with more questions than answers. I remember thinking that I had just wasted $22 because these did not resonate with me at all. It took me a few weeks to pull them back out and try again. I did a reading on myself and with the help of some online articles I was able to read that the cards knew I was trying to make a big change to careers in my life, the reading was very accurate with little details that made the answer more complex. Meanwhile a friend of mine was at home 30