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How does tarot work?

On a material level, a tarot reader takes a number of cards from the deck and arranges them in what is known as a spread. They then draw on their knowledge to interpret each of the cards in relation to its individual meaning, its position in the spread and its relationship to the other cards.

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Beyond the material level, I have you shuffle and cut the cards, which causes your subconscious to select a set of archetypes. My role as an intuitive reader, or clairvoyant, is to help you make sense of the themes that emerge and speak with your conscious mind in order to bridge the gap. In this way, insights from the collective unconscious are presented in a more tangible way to digest in order that your higher self can be expressed more.

A tarot reading is interactive. With cards having multiple interpretations, together we discuss what appears in the layout. Being present, mindful and open results in your insights being as enlightening as mine. Just the act of slowing down and honouring yourself enough to get a reading enables you to connect with your deeper self.

Occasionally, people will keep their cards close to their chest and hold back their insights, mistaking me for a psychic medium who they wish to test to see if I can read their minds. But I do not regard myself as a fortune teller, nor see this as the value in having a reading done. Guardedness only results in a less impactful reading. As the Dalai Lama simply put it, “An open heart is an open mind.”

Depending on the length of your booking or if there is a lot of potency in a spread we may spend a session solely looking at it, on other occasions we may do a number of spreads. The twists and turns a reading can take are just as surprising and unexpected as those of life itself.

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Is tarot accurate?

Can tarot predict the future?

No, I’m not a fortune teller. Many people seek out a psychic reading or future tarot reading, because they want someone to provide a quick fix for a deep issue. Rather than provide psychic readings where you are told what is going to happen in your future or what you should do with your life, I work with you to explore present circumstances.

An accurate tarot reading doesn’t involve scientifically looking at a card like a mechanic would diagnose an issue with a vehicle from a manual. Two people may have an identical tarot spread but it will carry an entirely different message for each individual. My gift during an intuitive reading is to interpret your energy or the energy of the spread in order to help you with decisions you’re making or to make sense of a situation that is alive for you right now.

So while tarot doesn’t predict the future, tarot card readings do focus largely on the present or are forward-looking, more often than they involve exploring the past.

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At times my intuition will be uncannily accurate, hence I regard myself as a clairvoyant. For example, a client came in for a reading and was quite taken aback when I mentioned the cards indicated that a very special partner may reveal themselves very soon. The spread spoke of her need to let go of past hurts and open her heart again when he appears.

She had been single for some time and wasn’t looking to meet anyone, busily focusing on other areas of her life. A few months later she got in touch to say that to her great surprise she had met someone with whom a flourishing connection had grown. 2 years later she is closer than ever to him.

Now if she sought a psychic medium desperate to learn when the love of her life would finally appear she might have found a very different reading surface.

Ultimately, the tarot doesn’t provide step by step instructions or dates that events will occur. It is simply a conduit for universal intelligence to flow through. A simple rule of thumb is that the more a person works on becoming conscious, the more useful, or accurate is the wisdom from tarot that responds.

Better to think of a card reader as someone offering a little guidance or help to unlock the answers inside you when you pursue greater self-empowerment rather than see them as a circus performer that can spit out winning lottery numbers or other frivolities.


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Why tarot cards work


Tarot cards work because finding clarity and guidance in our lives is becoming ever harder due to the complexity and demands of modern life. Access to wise elders has dipped. Many of us don’t have high functioning family members to draw on. While finding answers within ourselves is proving harder as our connection with our psyche gets buried in the blur of fast-paced lives.


As Gregg Levoy put it in his book Callings:


“A multitude of forces in this world conspires to divide us against ourselves, our power and authenticity, our voices, even our ability simply to listen to ourselves and believe what we hear: parents who either told us or modelled for us that dreams aren't bankable; schooling that braided into our brain stems the message that we must live up to certain standards, the wheedlings of advertising and consumerism; a patriarchal culture that taught us - by the brute force of reason - to abandon our instincts and intuitions.”


If you think of your conscious mind as merely the tip of an iceberg, then you’re bound to find far greater wisdom among the ocean of the collective unconscious, which we can bridge via the archetypes contained in tarot cards.


Card reading can be invaluable to illuminate what is coming in your future so you can embrace change or seize opportunities.

After researching what leads to people succeeding in life, Malcolm Gladwell summed up his research by saying:

“No one-not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses-ever makes it alone.”

People like myself who offer an intuitive reading are just one of many guides who are working to help break the cultural fixation of self-reliance.

Some people consult a reader, wanting tarot yes or no answers on one particular question, tarot for love, while others are open to receiving whatever illumination the collective unconscious is offering.

Tarot card readers can reveal insights from a spread to help you reconcile your past, heal your psyche, remedy unhealthy patterns of behaviour or create healthier family dynamics.

For tarot Sydney I can see you face-to-face, otherwise I’m available for tarot reading online (video readings) or phone.

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