My first experience with Tarot was in 2002; I learned to read for myself after a difficult life event. That gift fell by the wayside when my life calmed down, only to be picked up again every few years or so whenever my friends or I had a major issue.

From late 2017 through early 2018, my life was turned upside-down. My father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The disease progressed faster than originally anticipated, and he died one week after my birthday. A few months later, my boyfriend decided to end our relationship with no prior warning. At the same time as the break-up, the now-ex also wanted out of the business partnership between us (involving the creation of a larp).

I was hit with the loss of my dad, the loss of a relationship, and the very real risk of losing a creative project I had put a lot of time, energy, emotion, and money towards. Once again, I turned to the Tarot for advice. The reader showed me compassion, helped me work through my feelings, and provided me with guidance on what to do over the upcoming months. The experience also inspired me to start reading for myself and others again.

Once again I was at a crossroads moment: do I put the cards away or do I embrace my own intuitive gifts? I was reminded of a quote by Benjamin Franklin:

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”

I realized that I had the ability to help others, much like the Tarot reader aided me. Sometimes we get so caught up in our view of the present moment that we have difficulty seeing the larger picture or the solutions to our problems. As an intuitive Tarot reader, I am able to tap into the energies surrounding your situation in order to coach you on the steps that you need to take to work towards the life that you want.