Welcome to True Tarot Tales.
I am a practitioner of divination . I use Tarot cards, ordinary playing cards and Norse runes as tools for uncovering or clarifying what is hidden or unclear, looking at people and situations, investigating any questions, analysing and evaluating strategies and options, and sourcing guidance and forecasts (estimates and predictions) in respect of specific scenarios.
But how does it work?
There is no easy, pat answer. Basically it is a kind of applied psychology enabled by symbolism. Sometimes it is ‘spooky’, occasionally exceedingly so, and at other times less so, but read on while I illustrate as best as I can, how this psychic reading ‘thing’ works in practice.
Please note: I read in confidence and I keep my promises. These are true stories, shared within the boundaries of confidentiality and ethics. Many are personal in scope, others might be of wider interest. BUT those involving others are shared with permission, with any personally identifying information thoroughly disguised. It is the only way to illustrate in real life detail how this ‘psychic’ stuff operates as applied in real life practice.
There is no such person as ‘A psychic’ or ‘A Tarot reader’. There is only the reader you consult; this, that or another reader. The only common denominator is the use of a 78 card Tarot deck in delivering whatever is the reader’s stated service remit.
This may mean fortune-telling or it might not, depending on the reader’s approach. There are many applications for Tarot. There is no industry standard, and no formal training or accreditation available. Readers come from every kind of educational and employment background, and the reading you get depends on the background, interests, skills and abilities of your chosen reader.
Sometimes I find myself operating as a kind of bloodhound, doing an investigative reading. This might be highly practical and specific in scope. At other times I find that I am operating as a sort of adviser or even counsellor, if perhaps maverick in approach. Sometimes the experience is oracular, we are dealing with imponderables, and in that moment I am nothing but a voice. My approach is secular but that is not in any way to dismiss, exclude or discount the sacred, whatever is your understanding or definition of that word.
The questions are never the same, and I can never be ready. I can only prepare to respond. But the Tarot deals with the commonality of the human condition , and this is my touchstone for responding. This commonality, embedded in the symbolism of the Tarot helps me read in real time for someone I’ve never met or know nothing about.
For more about me, please visit the ‘About’ page.
For the latest postings, stories, case studies and other writings, please scroll down.
Meanwhile- suitably numinous 🙂 – here is a video introduction to the Tarot, introduced by His Illustrious Numinousness, Sir Christopher Lee, RIP.