I am an intuitive consultant, reading for individuals and businesses, using Tarot cards, ordinary playing cards, Norse runes and other divination tools for investigating questions, analysing and evaluating strategies and options, sourcing forecasts (estimates and predictions) in respect of specific scenarios.
Readings are available by telephone or Skype. Enquiries welcome via the contact page.
I’m an Arts Hons graduate and qualified teacher in Further and Adult Education, previously lecturing in Business Studies, English and Design Theory. Before that I worked in Marketing, Recruitment and Museums.
I was still teaching in college when I became ill in my early 30’s; an auto-immune illness, a form of rheumatoid arthritis. It 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 life limiting, probably life shortening, pretty dire prospect with two children at home, 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, while I fought to stay as mobile and 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, and perhaps most unsettling of all, poltergeist manifestations around the birth of my last child. I would say now that these were real, some of these occurrences were witnessed by others, but that there was no entity involved, but that telekinesis is a real thing, and really happens, but that it is not under conscious control.
In my case, these disturbances in late pregnancy – levitating objects, one was a moses basket… may have had their genesis in anxiety or grief at the birth and neo-natal death two years previously of our second child, a little boy who lived only an hour and died of congenital problems.
I had not welcomed these experiences, although they were benign. They were too bizarre to be welcome and I mistrusted them, as I mistrusted myself, but now under increasing stress, my intuition began to manifest itself in new and unsettling, even startling ways. Sometimes these too, were witnessed by other people, sometimes not.
Then 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 until finally, I felt ready to read at a service level for people I didn’t know, and accepted an invitation to put myself to the test, taking part in a magazine feature called ‘How Did They Know That?’ in a national circulation magazine, ‘Fate & Fortune’.
Has Tarot helped me get better? No. Not as such. Stuff happens. What Tarot has done for me, is open up a whole new area of studying, and a new way of working, keeping me active and engaged with the wide world when otherwise four walls might have narrowed in. It has given me a handle and perspective on the health situation, which has helped me stay in control of my own destiny, so far as any of us could do in such a situation, and this often helped me enormously in coping with a medical treatment for which there is no known cure, and treatments are variable in their effectiveness.
How does Tarot Reading and other Psychic reading 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.
Why do people engage in such activities or use such services in this day and age?
The problems of the human condition are timeless and enduring.
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.
The mysteries of this psychic stuff, how it behaves, and how it helps or doesn’t, that’s what this blog is about.
We are part of Nature, but there is always more in Nature than we fully understand.
There is more in us.