Really, what is Tarot? Tarot, by textbook definition –playing cards, traditionally a pack of 78 with five suits, used for fortune-telling and (especially in Europe) in certain games. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins (or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trump. That’s the “textbook” definition…
LISA’S DEFINITION See below..
Tarot is a means of soul expression. This is a tool we use to tap into our higher self. This is what lies in our subconscious, our innermost feelings and insights that we may not even recognize until explored. This is where our soul speaks to us.
So- what can the Tarot do for me, you may ask?
Well, this depends. Are you helplessly repeating the same negative patterns over and over and over, knowing full well that something needs to change, yet feeling powerless about it at the same time? Then Tarot can help you to explore your blockages. A lot of blockages, believe it or not, come from past life karma. (If you believe in this, you will understand what I am saying, and if you do not, then you can always email me to discuss a session specifically focused on your karmic purpose & past life karma.) We can use the Tarot to explore our behavior, and look deeply into where we can redirect our energy and find our karmic purpose in this life. We all have one, a Soul Mission.
Tarot is also very artistic in its own right. I own Thirty-Two (Yes, 32) different tarot decks. Each one is beautiful and intricately designed. Each deck has its own unique personality, and the artists and authors personality shines through each one in a different way. My personal favorite of all time is the Thoth Tarot, by Alister Crowley, who was known as a “psychic mastermind” back in the early 1900’s. I find this deck oddly fascinating, and the MOST powerful one that I have ever worked with. The insight I receive with this deck is so overwhelmingly powerful , that I will intuitively only use it when I know the client needs this kind of reading, and is ready to receive it.
Who should get a tarot reading?
Anyone that is in need of some insight, so basically everyone Honestly though- there is no person that has had a reading that can honestly say they did not take anything away from it. Sometimes, they may not hear what they want to hear, but rest assured, they will hear what they need to hear. At least, that has been my experience! Spirit always gives the messages that need to be delivered.
How to chose the right reader for you
This is crucial , as there are so many out there! First & foremost, you need to feel a connection to the person that you will be exchanging energy with. If you are not comfortable with the vibes you are getting, it’s simple- look elsewhere! All readers will not connect with everyone , and that’s perfectly ok. Always read reviews, and check the readers style. Decide if you are ok with telephone or in person. Energy is energy- and an authentic reader will connect with you regardless, it’s really about your comfort level. Make sure you feel your reader is being honest with you too. This is crucial. I cannot tell you how many times over the years I’ve heard this EXACT statement: ” I hated you when you told me XYZ, but you were the only reader that told me the truth”. THIS is important. Again, not always what you want to hear, but need to hear. A good reader is always invested in their clients well being, even if that means wounding their pride short-term. After all, when you have a reading, you are hoping for and seeking answers and truth. Why would I waste your time with fluff and nonsense?
It’s also important to find out if there are other ways the reader taps into information. For example- I know quite a bit about astrology & the planets, therefore I will always incorporate that into my sessions. Some readers will do strictly tarot or angel cards, others won’t use cards at all (which I often do not), so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the readers style beforehand.
Important factors that can make or break your experience
It’s perfectly normal to be apprehensive while having a reading. A lot of the time while you are open to receiving the information, there is still an element of the unknown, and with that comes fear. Also, during a reading sensitive information will come up, and sometimes as humans we tend to push away our true feelings to save face. Well guess what? A reading will more than likely reveal this. So I truly feel that destiny comes into play here. When someone is ready to face/hear certain things , they will seek a reading, plain & simple. Also, don’t lie to the person who is reading you. Nine times out of Ten, believe me, they know it and it’s frustrating when someone will not acknowledge anything. You are messing with our ability to help you ,and as any authentic reader will tell you, this what we want! To help & to heal. There is nothing “hokey or woo woo” about having an energy reading. When I read, I am simply accessing my higher self, which in turn, is accessing your higher self.
I also teach how to tap into your intuition, and even conduct your own tarot reading through a three-hour workshop called “The No BS Guide To Journeying Into The Tarot”. It’s very interactive & informative, and capped at 8 people. The next one will be held in Eastchester, NY on Thursday, 4/7. If you are interested, please email me here. It is $150 for the three hours, and I provide you with your own deck of cards.
Love & Light,