I am a professional Tarot card reader in Lancashire in the UK reading for individuals and businesses. I use Tarot cards, ordinary playing cards, Norse runes and other tools for uncovering or clarifying what is hidden or unclear, looking at people and situations, investigating 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. The aim of this blog is to illustrate as best as I can, with real life examples, how this psychic reading ‘thing’ works in practice.
Important: I read in confidence and I keep my promises. These are true stories. Many are my own. Any others are shared with permission within the boundaries of confidentiality and ethics, and with identities 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 that is made of a 78 card Tarot deck in delivering whatever is the reader’s stated service remit.
I’m an Arts Hons graduate and qualified teacher of adults. I previously worked in colleges, teaching Business Studies, English and Design Theory. Before that I worked in Marketing, Recruitment and Museums.
I became ill in my early 30’s; a form of rheumatoid arthritis. I became worse until I lost physical mobility, so much so, and in so much pain I could no longer go out to work as before. This came as a great shock. The prognosis was not in any sense terminal, but was dire all the same, while the pain was both chronic and acute; unremittingly severe, and it seemed that nothing could touch it.
The effects on daily life were many, for me and my family as I fought to stay as functional as possible. The situation forced me to dig ever deeper in coping. I had always been aware of a certain ‘psychic’ sensitivity, and had experienced dreams of precognition, poltergeist manifestations around the birth of my last child. I had not welcomed these experiences, but now under increasing stress, my intuition began to manifest itself in new and unsettling, even startling ways. Sometimes these were witnessed by other people, sometimes not.
One night I had a medical dream, diagnostic, which checked out correctly in the lab after a helpful GP ran extra tests.
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, and was took part in a magazine feature called ‘How Did They Know That?’ in a national circulation magazine, ‘Fate & Fortune’.
I have carried on ever since. This is a study for life.
Why do people use services like mine? 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 coping and control, and about preparation, positioning and ultimately therefore, survival. It’s in our make-up for dealing with the world.
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 helping to bridge such gaps.
No belief is required on the part of the reader or the client, whatever the method of divination, cards, runes, I-Ching etc.
Did Tarot cure me? How would it reasonably be expected to, when medical specialists have been at a loss?
Only time will tell, but it made life better, and significantly empowered me in terms of coping, and in making choices in respect of treatments and possible ways ahead.
The mysteries of this psychic stuff, how it behaves, and how it helps or doesn’t, that’s what this blog is about.