True Tarot Tales – real life stories behind the scenes. Watch the Tarot at work with UK reader Katie-Ellen Hazeldine.


I am a practitioner of divination via cartomancy. 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.

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.

Important: I read in confidence and I keep my promises. These are true stories, shared within the boundaries of confidentiality and ethics and client identities are thoroughly disguised.

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 personal 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 is often practical and specific in scope. At other times I find that I am operating as a personal adviser or even counsellor. Sometimes the experience is oracular. We are dealing with the great imponderables, and in that moment, whatever emerges via the cards, 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 information 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.

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Author: Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

Tarot Reader, Consultant & Writer in Lancashire, UK. Not fortune telling. Advisory readings with a focus on specifics and with forecasts as appropriate.

8 thoughts on “Welcome!”

    1. Hello : ) Thank you for your question. Yes. I also read remotely, by email and by telephone and Skype. Service details on my readings page.

      I’m not a Numerologist which is a discipline in its own right, though Tarot contains an element of numerology, as well as astrology. The cards in a tarot deck are all numbered, and I watch for number significance as part of the reading interpretation. If a particular number crops up repeatedly, a tarot reader will pay that fact extra attention. For instance, lots of ones (Aces) would be shouting out loud about new starts, lots of fives appearing, would be indicative of much stress and conflict. Lots of tens would be indicative of phases and projects achieving completion. The details, such as whether these things were past, present or pending, and what kind of situation’s exactly is being flagged up, would be supplied by other information from the cards.

    1. No. Some suggest, Atlantis existed as a Greek Island, Thera, and was destroyed by earthquake and tsunami. Tarot, as the physical card deck we know today, has its roots in Mediaeval/Renaissance Europe. Its symbolism is from that time, BUT that time in turn was influenced by the classical civilisations, as we still are today. This as I see it, would be the nature of any ‘Atlantis connection,’ if there is such a thing. The faculty of ‘seeing’, ‘sensing’ or ‘knowing’, is as ancient as Mankind.

  1. First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question which I’d
    like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find
    out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting
    my thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure
    out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Thank you!

    1. Hello, thank you for your question. Thinking time is never wasted 🙂 I don’t blog as regularly as I ought, for the purposes of building a public profile *slaps own wrist*. But, when I sit down to write, I’ve something particular to share. I find the starting easy enough. It does get easier with practise 🙂 It’s the editing I have to watch. There’s always a typo sneaks through!

      However, before I started True Tarot Tales, I did need to think, and be clear about what sort of blog I wanted to write. What was my purpose, what was my angle? There are so many Tarot blogs out there, what value could another one possibly add? None, except as a free learning and entertainment resource for those who respond to your take on Tarot, who like your particular voice.

      Knowing what your blog’s aim and angle is, discovering your ‘voice’, is a big help with starting writing, I find. What’s the lesson/point/story in a nutshell? Draft a rough title. That’s your starting point, your theme and your bait. Then, I’d say, jump straight in, and it’s fine to be conversational. A blog is not an academic treatise, nor, though new reading custom is certainly a desirable outcome, is it a blogvert, hopefully. They rarely make for good reading. Point me at one of your drafts/blogs if you’d like, I’ll PM you with feedback.

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