Why you need to be present for a reading

I have been contacted by many to do readings over the phone. Well, in this virtual world I guess it is justified. However, what I believe, it takes focus and concentration while picking up the cards for a better reading.

The more focused and concentrated you are when you ask your question and the more emotion behind the question before your tarot card reading the better answer you will receive. Your subconscious will help you choose which cards you most need to see at that moment in time. You may not like the answer, but you will receive an answer.

I have also had experiences where the same cards will come up in a reading multiple days and even weeks in a row. This is because you haven’t addressed the issue in your subconscious mind. Take some time to research in more depth the meanings of the specific tarot cards and really think about how it applies to your life.

Tarot is a great method and way of learning about your life and what would be a good idea to be concentrating on right now. Learn about the things that are affecting you at this point in time. It gives you a good feeling to get some answers and gain security and knowledge of positive knowing. Even if you don’t like the response, at least you can know how to deal with what the cards are telling you and what is coming up in the near future if you stay on your current path.

Do Tarot Card Readings Really Work?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m too scared to have my Tarot cards read. They might tell me something I don’t want to know, like something bad is going to happen!”

I sure have. Maybe you’ve even thought it yourself, before you knew anything about Tarot.

Every time I hear a statement like this, it breaks my heart. It means that people who feel this way are missing out on one of the most powerful tools available to us as intuitive beings – the Tarot. And instead of seeing themselves as creators of the future, they’re becoming victims of the future.

Tarot is a system that can help show you the path to love, health, and joy. It can show you how to live your life with no regrets, and reap the greatest rewards from life's lessons.

Oftentimes, clients want to know when they will get married, have children, get rich, etc. – all events which may occur now or far into the future. However, can a Tarot reading really ‘predict’ what will occur in 2 months, 2 years or even 22 years down the track?

Let’s start with the short answer. Having read various Tarot blog and forum posts, the general consensus is that a Tarot reading is valid for six to twelve months. No doubt this takes into account that life changes along the way, and that six to twelve months is a reasonable amount of time for these changes to occur. However, this does seem quite generalist.

The long answer – it all depends!

As a reader myself, I always tell my clients two things:

1: Nothing I say here is set in stone.

2: Everything can change depending on your decisions. Even a really bright future can turn sour and a bad future can turn around in a heartbeat.

If the Tarot doesn’t tell you the future, then what does it tell you?

Tarot won’t tell you exactly what will happen – for example, what will happen in your job, the exact date you’ll meet your future husband or the first name of your first child.

But it can predict what could happen based on your present circumstances. And it can show you what action to take now to manifest your goals in the future.

This quote from Paulo Coelho’s book, The Alchemist, captures this sentiment perfectly:

When people consult me, it’s not that I’m reading the future; I am guessing at the future… How do I guess at the future? Based on the omens of the present. The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

Today’s Spiritual Insight


When this card appears, it indicates the time of movement and change. It may be a physical movement from one way of being to another.

However, whatever the case, this card promises that the going will be easy and will bring the sense of adventure and growth - there is no reason to struggle or plan too much.

Travelling card also reminds us to accept and embrace the new. This attitude of openess and acceptance invites new friends and experiences into our lives.

Today’s Spiritual Insight

Each day I will pick up your cards to give you an idea of what your day might look like today.  If you don’t like what it has to say, maybe changing your mindset to something more positive or taking some sort of action will give you a better outlook.  If the card is good, then keep the path you’re on.

Inner Voice

The Inner Voice speaks not in words but in the worldless language of the heart. It is like an oracle who only speaks the truth.

There are times in our lives where too many voices seem to be pulling us this and that. Our very confusion in such situation is reminder to seek silence and centering within. Only then we are be able to hear our truth.

Want to know more about the Tarot?  Well, probably the best way is to have a reading.  Or if you'd like to learn how to read the Tarot yourself I do offer some lovely courses.  Alternatively, if you enjoyed what you just read you can read more like it over on my blog.

How does the Tarot work?

The basic idea behind the Tarot is very simple – a deck of Tarot cards is made up of 78 cards, each of which has a specific meaning relating to a particular concept of life, or experience. In a Tarot reading, the cards are shuffled, and then laid out in a ‘spread’ – that is a pattern on a table, where each position represents a particular aspect of life, for instance ‘the recent past’, or ‘current emotions’. The reader then looks at how the meaning of a card corresponds to the position it is in, and tells the client what the spread appears to be saying about their current state of life.

This is a simple thing to describe, but it does suggest one very major question – how does it work? How do the cards arrange themselves into a ‘meaningful pattern’? Why should some pieces of cardboard with some pretty pictures on them be able to mysteriously rearrange themselves into an order which tells us about our life and experiences in a detail that often exceeds what we are consciously able to observe?

The first and most important thing to realize is – no one knows for sure. However, it works. Interpreting the Tarot takes many years of practice; depending upon the way in which the cards fall or are laid out in a spread has great bearing on their individual meaning.

Obviously you
can ask the tarot what you like, although it is in fact a vehicle for exposing what you already know. Any card drawn in response to an issue is a direct reflection of what you are sometimes unable or unwilling to recognize at this time. And yet it is only through recognition (without judging as right or wrong) from a detached perspective that you can begin to fully experience your height and depth – all the colors of your rainbow being.

Want to know more about the Tarot?  Well, probably the best way is to have a reading.  Or if you'd like to learn how to read the Tarot yourself I do offer some lovely courses.  Alternatively, if you enjoyed what you just read you can read more like it over on my blog.

What are Tarot Cards

In most people's minds, "Tarot card reading" means a woman in flowing robes, leaning over a small table in a candlelit room, foretelling impending doom.

But that's not really what Tarot cards are about. They are the most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one's Higher Self.

Tarot has been in existence for thousands of years, since ancient Egypt or perhaps even before. The first known use of the Tarot in the West was in the Middle Ages. During those turbulent times, the imagery of the Tarot has been used in many ways as a code to transmit the teachings of the medieval mystery schools. Over time, Tarot has been used in many ways – as a tool for predicting the future, a way to gather unseen about various situations.

Tarot is a visual tool that tells you about your conscious and unconcious motivations, influences and feelings through the images. A Tarot Reader is a medium or an interpreter of the images for the person depending on the question and the focus of the reading.

Every time I tell someone I am a Tarot card reader, the first question that they ask me is: “Do Tarot card readings really work?”

While this question does bring a lot of snarky, smart-alec-y answers to my mind, I normally try to explain some things to these people.

Well, the short-and-sweet, one word answer to this question is: “Yes!”

Tarot card readings do work. And when done correctly, the Tarot cards can be a huge source of guidance and help. They can also be a great way for exploring a variety of creative thinking processes, which do deliver out-of-the-box answers that make you think along a line that you may never have thought on before.

Want to know more about the Tarot?  Well, probably the best way is to have a reading.  Or if you'd like to learn how to read the Tarot yourself I do offer some courses.  Alternatively, if you enjoyed what you just read you can read more like it over on my blog