Why Tarot?

If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’re in the right place.

I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. It took a really long time to get there. As soon as I arrived, I knew that I’d hit my rock bottom. I was desperate to do anything to pull myself out of the hole that I’d fallen into. And just like that, tarot appeared in an instance of beautiful synchronicity.

I was drawn to the archetypal depictions (reformed critical theorist here). I was in awe of the way they strove to describe the whole of the human experience. And I was blown away by the way they came to life during readings, creating a gorgeously dynamic dialogue between my conscious and unconscious selves.

As I studied, created spreads, read for myself and read for others, I began to dig myself out of the hole. The steps I needed to take to get back on track felt manageable. Whenever I fell into a negative feedback loop, the tarot was there to jar me back out of it. Slowly but surely, I faced my demons, processed my traumas, and integrated my shadow. There were many factors surrounding this evolution, but I assure you–tarot lay at the center of it.

We all go through rough times. We all doubt and question and lose sight of hope. Yet, we don’t have to experience this struggle in a vacuum. Likewise, we don’t have to shut ourselves off from the wealth of help and guidance out there that makes sure we come through the storm in one piece.

Tarot is about realizing that you don’t have to be subject to the whim of the cosmos. In fact, you are the center of the cosmos. I’m not being hyperbolic. Stephen Hawking told me, so it must be true. As such, you have the unique ability to take an active role in shaping your world. And the sooner you do this, the closer you are to achieving harmony, fulfillment, and balance.

Don’t get me wrong–there’s nothing easy about this. In fact, taking control of your life is one of the most difficult things you can do. I can tell you that as you progress in this venture, your foundations strengthen. You’re better able to face the challenges and obstacles that inevitably await you. And if you’re destined for Buddhahood, one day you’ll be able to say, “Problems? What problems?” I’m not saying that tarot promises Buddhahood, but it can sure as hell get you closer and it’s a better alternative to making a home at the bottom of a hole.

I offer my tarot services because I sincerely believe that tarot has the potential to shift paradigms. It can help you face uncomfortable truths and give you the opportunity to incorporate them. It can spark the flame of desire long dormant. When you’re thinking of giving up, it can give you the boost you need to push through to the other side. And when you find that you’ve walled yourself in, it can give you the mjolnir (“Thor’s hammer” for everyone who didn’t just google “Thor’s hammer”) you need to break through the rock and let in a flood of light.

Much Love and Happy Seeking,

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