Thursday, May 28, 2015

What do the cards bring

I have worked as a psychotherapist in both London and Sydney, and often wished I could bring my cards into a session there.  I never did, (the hospitals I worked in would not have like it) but I’ve always thought that a good deep tarot reading can cut through 6 months of therapy. The cards don’t lie, and they don’t hide. Often people tell me that they hadn’t planned to talk about an issue, but the cards just brought it up...

The cards also talk about the difference between one offs and patterns.  Sometimes when asking about love the cards indicate that you are in a repetitive cycle, and that while this person is very different from the last, the pattern of the relationship is the same. 
Sometimes the cards show that this man is the exception, and he is not good for you but other men have been and will be again. 
Sometimes the cards say that this relationship is worth investing time and energy in, that even though nothing can be guaranteed, the cards like him, like the energy he is bringing into your life. 
All this is something I couldn’t necessarily tell from one therapy session, but the cards always know…

Monday, May 18, 2015

Which Tarot Deck do I use for your reading?

People often ask me which Tarot Decks I prefer.  I own several, but the one I use most consistently for readings is the Rider Waite Deck.  It’s the most popular one, the one that many books are based on – and many other tarot designs play off.  I replace my deck about once a year or sooner if I see they are getting frayed.   I actually use the Rider Waite Radiant, which is identical to the traditional Rider Waite deck but with prettier/brighter colors.

If you are very familiar with the Rider Waite, you might find the New Vision deck by Lo Scarabeo charming – it shows the expected Rider Waite drawings, but from behind, giving them a cheekier perspective.

I love that there are so many variations out there, so many different perspectives to see.  Above is the wonderful Housewives Tarot.  That devil card is perfect!

I have been doing more and more skype readings lately.  I still need you to shuffle the cards, so I encourage people to buy or borrow a deck, then they do the shuffling and lay out and I do the interpretation.  It doesn’t matter to me which deck people use but if you are new to tarot, then the Rider Waite is usually the best place to start.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tarot and Tattoos

I love tattoos, I'm fascinated by them, by the idea of etching something onto my skin.  I have a pintrest page full of them, collecting them on line before I  chose the perfect one to go on me (I actually think one is too hard to chose, and I may have to have go with three... )
The other day I was in a cafĂ© and the waiter had a tattoo of the 3 of swords on his arm.  I've seen it before and still think that's a hard card to carry around all the time.  (this is a photo from the 'net,  I didn't want to ask him for one)
But it got me thinking - if you were going to have a tattoo of a tarot card, what would you choose… 

These are beautiful cards,  but I don't know if I want them on my arms either... I think I either want something very subtle

or completely over the top


Monday, May 4, 2015

Difficult Days

Everyone has difficult days from time to time.  Sometimes you might feel agitated, anxious or tense.  Sometimes you even know why!  If this is a weekly or more often event, you need to see a doctor/therapist and discuss deeper reasons and medications. 

But if this is just before an exam, or taking a complicated trip, or a difficult meeting, I often recommend two tablets – Suntheanine and Pharma GABA I’ve always used the Natural Factors brand. I’ve been taking them and recommending them for years and never had negative feedback.  They are not addictive and don’t give you a high or make you foggy.  You just take them and about half an hour later,  you just realize you are not as agitated as you were before.

The other thing I do is read Humans of New York,  which invariably puts me in a better mood with more hope for humanity.  

Wishing you a happy day!