The latest offering from Awesome on 20 is Intuitive Tarot Guidance. Let me take you through my journey to becoming a tarot reader, and you can learn how to book a one on one custom tarot session with me.
I've always been a lover of stories. I was a voracious reader from a very young age. Later in life, I grew to love quality film and television. I love how literature connects us all. Through reading or watching someone else's story, you have the opportunity to understand humanity on a deeper level. You see what connects us is much stronger than what sets us apart. Ultimately, we all want the same things, we're just set on a different path to get to them.
At the start of lockdown in 2020, I finally invested in my first tarot deck, an urge I'd been putting off for months. From the moment I picked up the cards, I was fascinated. 78 cards that fit in the palm of your hand and contain endless stories. The tarot cards represent ancient archetypes and energies from the collective unconscious. They help us see more deeply into ourselves. This is why I just love them.
What is intuitive tarot?
If you only know about tarot cards from pop culture, you may think they're all about predicting your future or telling you bad things are going to happen. If you pull the lovers, you'll get laid like Jame Bond. When you pull the death card, you shouldn't leave your house because you might get hit by a car. This is a gross oversimplification.
Some people do have psychic gifts. They use the tarot cards to help them communicate with other realms and energies. This is also not how I use the cards.
I am an intuitive tarot reader. This means I have studied the cards with various sources to learn the traditional or common meanings of the cards as a baseline for my interpretation. I also use my analytical skills to look at the images on the cards to add an additional layer of meaning. Finally, I apply my intuition and knowledge of the situation to discern how the card might fit in with the specific situation I've asked about.
This is a type of tarot reading that anyone can do if they choose. It takes a bit of time and study, and a healthy amount of trust in your own intuition and empathy, but it's accessible to anyone who wants to apply their energy to it.
How did I learn to read tarot?
I started learning the tarot cards by simply pulling one card every day and studying it. I read up in books and various websites about individual cards as well as about how cards worked together within the set structure of a tarot deck. Then I studied the fool's journey of the major arcana. I also learned the relationships between the cards of various suits and numbers in the minor arcana.
With a little bit of practice each day, I eventually found I didn't need to reference the books as much because that knowledge was now embedded within me. This freed me up to be able to apply that intuitive layer into my readings. Once I felt comfortable with the general meanings, I could look deeper into myself. I could see how these archetypes might apply to me and have something to teach me. That's when it started to feel like magic.
Reading for others
Recently, I've begun reading for others. This may sound silly, but after the first reading, I felt like I'd finally found what I was meant to do. The exchange of energy between the seeker looking for answers and my own energy, with the cards as a conduit, felt completely natural. I found I was able to help people see deeper into themselves. They felt seen and empowered by their reading. I knew I had helped them learn to love themselves a little bit more. And I knew I wanted to do this for people every day if I could.
So I've decided to offer intuitive tarot readings as part of my business. It is filling me with complete and total joy. My tarot readings are more of a conversation. I will not tell you what's going to happen or even what you should do. I'll create a custom spread or set of questions for you that's specific to an issue you're trying to resolve. Then we'll start pulling cards together. There is a back and forth, space for you to ask questions and to reflect on each card and its meaning for your unique situation.
It helps you ask questions you hadn't considered or unlock perspectives you'd never thought about. It holds a mirror up to your own life. The cards reflect back things you'd never noticed before that might need a little care and attention. Sometimes the cards ask us to look at difficult things. I am there to help you see how you can deal with whatever the cards reveal with compassion and self-love.
Here's what one of my clients had to say about their reading.
I loved my reading with Renee. I wasn't sure what to expect when going into the session. She put me at ease right away and asked if I had any questions about the process before we got started. She went in-depth with the card meanings and I left the session feeling very at peace. I can't say enough about how supportive and intuitive Renee is. If you're looking for a special tarot reading, I would definitely recommend her.Mary Ellen
Book a reading with me
I would absolutely love to read for you, to hold space and help you seek resolution on any issue or question you're dealing with in your life. Sessions last 30 minutes, and I'll pull six cards. We'll talk through them together, and you can ask as many questions as you like. This is a conversation with a bit of spiritual guidance. It's not therapy, and it's not fortune telling. It's a chance for you to be guided toward the answers that are already within you.
After your reading, you'll receive a photo of your spread and a copy of your unique questions. You can also request a recording of your session. And hopefully, you'll feel more confident about whatever it is you're facing.