Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

Welcome to True Tarot Tales. I am a professional reader in Lancashire in the UK, handling personal, professional and business questions, and also reading for animal communication.

I have been reading professionally since 2006. The aim of this blog is to demonstrate Tarot (and other) divination at work, in real-life detail, in a way that many books and blogs  do not.

Please note, where readings for others are discussed here, this is with permission, and with identities thoroughly disguised and protected.


How does one become a tarot reader? The routes are as individual as the reader.

I previously worked in colleges, teaching Business Studies, English and Design Theory, and before that in  Marketing, Recruitment and Museums.

Then an immune illness that began while I was still at uni, became so debilitating in my early 30’s, I could no longer go out to work. This was a shock, the situation proved unrelenting and the doctors could do little.

It forced me to dig deep in coping. I’d always been aware of a certain ‘psychic’ sensitivity, and pretty much ignored it, but now my intuition began to manifest itself in new and sometimes unsettling, even startling ways. Dreams of precognition etc. and a diagnostic dream which later checked out by a doctor’s lab test.

I decided to see if I could train this capability for practical use by learning to read the Tarot, starting out, as many readers do, by reading for myself, then family and friends and finally, reading at a service level for people I didn’t know. Not long after starting out I was featured in an article called ‘How Did They Know That?’ in a national circulation magazine, ‘Fate & Fortune’.

A Tarot deck is a story book of the totality of human experience. It can talk about anything, even technology. Everything that makes our world is somewhere symbolised in these 78 pieces of card stock.

jung synchronicity

But why do people have readings? Why do people use such services? Well, why do we watch weather forecasts, or play guessing games, or follow the Stock Exchange?  Why do people place bets on this or that? It’s about control, preparation, positioning and ultimately therefore, survival. It’s in our make-up for dealing with the world.

The human race has always exercised its wits, has had to, trying to look ahead, in preparation for readiness to meet opportunities, challenges or even downright threats.

Sometimes we don’t have all the facts we need, don’t have access to that information, but time is of the essence and we must take a leap in the dark. Tarot is a tool for leaping these gaps.

wheel of fortune medieval

There’s more information stored inside of us all than we will ever use in our lifetime. We are, every one of us, equally, no less than the product of 4.5 billion years of life on Earth.



Intuition is master, Einstein famously remarked; the rational mind its faithful servant. ‘There is no unique picture of reality’, Stephen Hawking once observed, while the atomic scientist Niels Bohr is supposed to have said to one of his students, ‘you are not thinking, you are merely being logical.’

Johannes Kepler was not only a mathematician and astronomer, but was also a practising astrologer, as was Dr John Dee at the court of Elizabeth 1.

So there we have it. Tarot harnesses and harvests the unconscious understanding of the intuition. How exactly it works remains a mystery, but this is not about a religious, spiritual or superstitious practice. No belief is required on the part of the reader or the client, and this applies whatever the method of divination, cards, runes, I-Ching etc.



A reader who is religiously or spiritually inclined may present their readings in that way, but the practice of divination is not in itself, synonymous with religious or spiritual activity or belief. Many readers are secular in approach, dealing in practicalities.

Sceptics can take it or leave it but the genuinely inquiring  may safely allow for the possibilities, knowing that psychic experiences are simple an acute expression of intuition, falling within the scientific remit, at least theoretically, not only of a normal human biology, but maybe even of Quantum Theory.

Did learning Tarot help me get better? Miraculously cure me? How would it reasonably be expected to, when medical specialists have been at a loss? But time will tell, and meanwhile it has brought me many experiences of great value, and also significantly empowered me in coping and in making choices in respect of possible treatments. I am better, actually,  somewhat damaged but not so ill as I used to be, and well enough to work from home and I love this work.

So what is this psychic ‘stuff? about in real life as opposed to …


eyes of the tarot

The psychic stuff…the so what’s, the how’s, the why’s.

That’s what this blog is about.

Thank you for your visit.