I have been reading Tarot, playing cards and runes since 2002, and have been offering professional consultations since 2006.
I’m a writer and contributor on astrology and Tarot sites, previously including Ask Astrology and currently Jessica Adams Sun Sign School and with other writing published in literary magazines, online digital publications and anthologies (essays, flash fiction, short fiction and poetry. )
I previously worked as a lecturer in colleges of Further Education, teaching Business Studies, Design Theory and tutoring in English Language and English Literature and I have worked in in bookshops and Museums, and in Sales, Marketing, Training and Recruitment, in both the private sector and the public sector.
Becoming a reader
I became increasingly unwell in my late 20’s/early 30’s; a form of autoimmune arthritis. Matters became progressively worse. The pain was acute and unrelenting. The doctors had few answers or treatments that worked and I had to dig deep in coping.
Psychic tendencies which I had long been aware of, but had previously resisted or ignored began to express themselves more strongly; dreams of precognition for instance. One of these was a medical dream which later checked out accurately by lab report.
One day someone gave me a Tarot deck. I was drawn by the artwork and the stories embedded in it, and it occurred to me to study the Tarot to better understand my occasional psychic or paranormal experiences and find out if I could direct my intuition for practical application, so that it could do something immediately useful or helpful.
I started out as readers generally do, reading for myself, and then for family and friends until I began to read at a service level for people I didn’t know, and then one day I was contacted by a journalist, and, with reservations, accepted an invitation to do two cold readings under test conditions as part of a feature with Fate & Fortune magazine. Things developed from there.
Working with the Tarot facilitates the reader’s natural psychic abilities. But no one has all the ‘answers.’ Just as nor does the latest in modern medicine have the ‘cures’ or answers for every health problem.
What the Tarot can do is shine a light on a blind spot, or give us a sense of the odds, putting us in touch with a human understanding far more ancient than ourselves. Working with the Tarot, I have found that the world has only got wider, weirder at times, sometimes sadder, but also more wonderful.
‘Be thine own palace, or the world is thy prison.’ -John Donne.
The Supernatural is natural. We are part of Nature. But there is more in Nature than we know. There is more in us. All of us.
Quite so, Mr Shakespeare.