The tarot cards… such an intriguing topic, full of mystery and fear of the unknown. I have been playing with the tarot cards for years now with friends of mine. When I use the word “playing” I in no way wish to incur that I have no respect for the cards. On the contrary. I believe the tarot should always be approached with the upmost respect. In the first place because you are dealing with people’s emotions, their hopes and dreams. This is not something you would want to toy with light heartedly.

However, I do like to keep a ludicrous aspect in the cards. After all, it’s just a party trick, right ? It would not be good for anybody’s sanity to take the cards too serious. Nor would I want to convey an all too heavy weight. Nothing is written in stone. People change. Situations evolve. The tarot deck, as my lawyer explained it, is just a means to guide along an intimate conversation. It provides building blocks which will allow an intuitive and insightful discussion to unfold between 2 people who are seeking hidden answers to matters close to one’s heart.

Pure ritual

I love laying out the tarot, for my friends but also for customers who find my intuitive tarot website about spirituality in a fast-paced world. I like to take my time to get to know each stranger who reaches out to me. Together we can tap into our mutual intuition and use the collective unconscious to find the best solutions to any given situation. I always seize the opportunity to interweave my own personal coaching advise to help these souls back on track.

I have been practicing the tarot for some time, but only recently decided to open up my practice to the wider world. Being a digital consultant, I managed to launch my website in less than an hour and enjoy giving readings to numerous people who call me. My name figures prominently on my website. It is something I am in fact proud to be doing.

My boyfriend encouraged me to explore this avenue much deeper, as he noticed how much joy I put into reading for my clients and how much I get for it in return : the happiness to have guided someone yet again along the path of happiness and personal freedom. Yet when I revealed my business to some other friends, I was unpleasantly surprised to find out that they did not share my enthusiasm.

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Anyone can read the tarot

In my opinion, we are all gifted in some way. This is what the Buddhists call Dharma. It is up to each and everyone of us to find out what we are good at and what we really love to do in life. We find happiness along our way when we go out to share with the world those talents which make us unique. Which is why I believe anybody can read the tarot. You just need to tap into your own intuition and have a beautiful channel from which you are reading.

So great was my disappointment when my friends disagreed with me doing the tarot. And for which reasons ? They believed I had not had the right initiations. That I was not gifted enough. That the tarot is something to be feared and only to be approached with the greatest apprehension and respect. That this is an idea which should be theirs by right to explore and not mine. In short, the message felt very negative and very condescending.

I decided I had to stop my tarot reading temporarily. At least until I felt confident enough again to spread my words of inner healing to a wider public. I just love to coach people back to happiness.

This is my wider message to any woman out there. Irrespective whether you believe in the tarot of not. Don’t let anyone else determine your value. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. The world is your oyster. You need nobody’s permission to be great.

Go do what you love to do and be happy.

— The universe (here and now)

 

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