Saturday, 14 January 2023

Overly Spiritual Advice – Hardest Man In Tarot (YouTube)

Chris Egon Searle is not just the “hardest” man in tarot, he's one of the most sensible.  

“People... want very spiritual answers that only apply to them...

They want [advice that’s really complicated] because they know they can’t follow it...

They can... use the complexity as an excuse of why it didn’t work.”

I think this goes some way towards explaining why many people who have something that’s concerning them are unwilling to ask a direct question about it and opt instead for a random spiritual message. If they got a clear and actionable answer to their question, they’d either have to do the thing or deliberately ignore the advice.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

But How?

My previous post, Why I Read For Other People, was prompted by a ‘chat group’ conversation among fellow card readers. It made me stop to consider how I actually operate as a reader. And out of that grew the post.

That post then prompted someone to ask me how I knew when I was supposed to read for someone.

In my attempt to answer that question fully and coherently it basically became a whole ‘nother post in its own right. 😏

“May I ask how this was, and continues to be, revealed to you?”

“Revealed” is too strong a word for the process. It’s nothing as mystical or powerful as that.

My upbringing and my personality made the idea of being able to communicate with spirit an obvious possibility. I just embraced that possibility. 🙂

Basically, we “talk". I don’t get audible words back (except very, very rarely) but more a kind of immediate “awareness”. 

For context, I should explain that I no longer do paid readings. I hang out in various free reading groups, mainly on Facebook, and occasionally people will contact me directly as well.

Here’s an example, from just the other day, of how I “knew" when to read for someone. It’s a somewhat atypical example, but it gives a sense of how it feels for me.

I’m scrolling through one of those free reading groups. I look at each post... nope, no connection, scroll on.


Then I get to one that I have no more personal interest in than all the others I’ve just scrolled past. But as soon as I lay eyes on it I know the answer to their question is Yes. 


I guess I’d better tell them. 

Because I’ve already been told it’s Yes there’s no need for an actual reading this time, so I pull one card just to confirm and support the answer and I tell them what I get about their situation. End of.

It’s a bit like that. Generally, I just get a “spirit nudge” when I’m supposed to read for someone. Nothing, nothing, nothing, 'That one'.

The vast majority of the time I haven't got a clue ahead of time what the answer is going to be. I’m not a capital “P” Psychic. I just somehow know that I’m meant to pass on a message to this particular person. That’s where the reading comes in. Spirit then gives me that message through the language of the cards.

Those people who contact me directly are a bit more problematic. In those cases, unless there’s some clear reason not to read for them (like they’re rude, you’d be surprised how often, or it’s obviously a dodgy account) I just trust that they were “sent”.

Why did spirit direct me to this person and not that one? I don’t know. Ask them

Actually, until I typed this just now I’d honestly never given it a thought. I guess I’ve always figured it was none of my business.

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Why I Read For Other People

The Spiritual Path I have taken through life has led me to be a card reader (and witch).

Not a yoga instructor, not a medium, not a reiki practitioner. 

A card reader. 

Therefore, to honour my Path, I must read cards.

I’m compelled by Spirit to read for others. But I’m not going to read for every person who knocks at my metaphorical door. 

Some people are led to me by Spirit. Some just find me. I’m shown which is which and I’ll read for the former. Some readers may define it differently, but this is whatmean when I say I’m “drawn" to read for someone.

I think it’s fair to say that I don’t see this as a personal “service to mankind”. I am not a Light Worker. It’s not my show.

I read because it’s my Spiritual Calling and I go where Spirit sends me.

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Seasons Tune: Anything Goes (blog) - link

"Readers' Ethics", however one defines them, do not apply when reading for oneself. There, assuming we wish to grow and develop as readers, we are free to slip our traces and allow our souls to scan the full horizon.

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Pam Richards: 12 Mistakes New Tarot Students Make (blog) - link

Psychic clairvoyant Pam Richards wrote an excellent piece which addresses some of the common mistakes those new to Tarot often make. I thought it was worth sharing.

12 Mistakes New Tarot Students Make

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Esmeralda Lenormand com 13 Ciganos

I spotted a Facebook post of Karla Souza's yesterday and was reminded how beautiful and magickal her Lenormand is.

⁘ To achieve domestic harmony and personal contentment you will have to face down your demons. ⁘

Esmeralda Lenormand with 13 "Gypsies", by Karla Souza (Brazil 2015)

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Seasons Tune: Ad Astra (blog) - link

On the variations in meanings inherent in all card systems, and how and why we should find our own way. 

Seasons Tune: Ad Astra (blog post)

Saturday, 22 January 2022

When I'm not reading them...

... I'm doing jigsaw puzzles of them. 

Seriously, how could I resist? I'll be starting this today. 😁

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Why Demystify Tarot - Abigail Vasquez (YouTube)


Yes, there is mystery and magick. But cards are not so "otherworldly" or "sacrosanct" as to be unapproachable. Serious readers need to get the word out.