In my early teens a friend introduced me to the wonderful world of Tarot. I was so in awe with how a simple pack of cards could describe life in the past and present and advise on the future. I took it upon myself to invest in my own pack of cards and started teaching myself through practice and study and I soon realised I was developing a magical bond with it. As life got in the way, it has only been in the last ten years that I realised that this is my true calling and how I should spend my time.
What do you like most about giving readings to clients?
As everybody's story is different so is their reading; when someone may be seeking wisdom in a particular aspect of their life, usually a sensitive and serious one, it gives me great pleasure in knowing I can intuit sound advice through my skills with the Tarot. What I love about doing a reading is when we`re done the client is left with a feeling of clarity and equipped with an empowered sense of self knowledge and understanding.
How would you say you are typical of your star sign?
I would say, and it has been said by many, that I'm independently minded, have boundless energy, I`m full of hope and expectation, spontaneous, uncomplicated, adventurous and enthusiastic. I can also be a perfectionist but in terms of reaching my goals and a refusal to accept anything less than what I'm capable of .
When do you remember being first aware of your gift?
In my mid to late teens I started practicing on myself and events started to occur in sync with the readings. I knew then that there was something special about Tarot and my relationship with it. I honed my skills doing readings for friends and family and things started unfolding in their lives as the cards had shown and when more and more people showed interest I knew my gift had come to fruition.
What is your most memorable experience with a client?
There are too many to choose from but the one closest to my heart at present involves my niece who had split with her then partner and was open to the idea of meeting someone new. The cards in her reading showed a new man coming into her life who was either famous or in the spotlight and low and behold a few months later she met a professional footballer who was famous in his own right and they are still together to this day.
What other experiences or qualifications do you have that you feel compliment your work as a reader?
I have over twenty years experience in sales and customer services which has put me in good stead with dealing with people from all walks of life. I feel I have strong communication and listening skills and a lot of patience which are invaluable in this profession. I have a certificate in Tarot from the London school of Astrology where I'm also currently studying Astrology. I practice meditation and mindfulness on a daily basis to keep myself grounded and spiritually focussed. I also do an angel reading at the end of each session for additional insight.
What is the most important thing for a person to consider when they decide to have a psychic reading?
I always try to prelude a reading with the understanding that the Tarot offers advice and guidance and not a final answer; it`s an ongoing aspect of their story and can change at any time. Also it`s my responsibility to let then know that they will need to be sure that they`re ready to delve into whatever situation they`re asking about and to be ready for any outcome. The client will also have to be focused on the subject they're asking about and try not to ask too many questions so the answer is not too confused. The simpler the question, the simpler the answer. The Tarot describes the many different facets of life in a symbolic language; it`s the readers job to translate that interpretation into a manner that is both useful and easily understood.