WHAT IS TAROT, EXACTLY?

Tarot is a type of card deck that has existed for hundreds of years. Over its rich and mysterious history it’s been used for different purposes, including as a deck of playing cards. The tarot deck has numbers, suits and trump cards, similar to a standard deck.

The tarot contains 78 cards, with each card representing an archetype, or universal, meaningful symbol. The structure of the tarot deck is perfect because each card represents an aspect of our selves and our lives. Holding a deck is like having a world of possibility in your hands. Although there are many styles of tarot cards, the symbols represent universal themes and energies. They can apply to anyone under any circumstances.

WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?

Coaching is an innovative and effective way to aid you to get more out of life. We all have times in our lives when working with a trusted partner and ally could be of huge benefit. Working with a coach helps you figure out what you want, develop a plan of how to get there, and address any blocks that may hold you back.

The coach and client develop a relationship based on support and trust, where the client can always feel free to express themselves openly and without reservation. The coach builds up their client and supports them to aim high in whatever it is they want to do. Your coach celebrates your successes with you, and assists you in breaking through the things that might stop you.

Although there are many types of coaches, each with their own style, they all have in common a few principles. They all foster a supportive environment where their clients feel safe and valued. They all want nothing more than for their clients to succeed, however they determine what that looks like for them. And they all should follow a strict code of confidentiality and ethics. As a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), I abide by the ethical guidelines set forth by the ICF (International Coaching Federation), the governing body for professional coaches.

HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO PREDICT THE FUTURE?

Simply put, I don’t. I am not a psychic, and I do not use tarot for “fortune telling”. Instead, I utilize my training as Certified Professional Coach to work with you to create the future that you want to live. YOU create your future, and I am here to support you in doing so!

There are professionals who use tarot for fortune telling. If that is what you want, I can make a referral for you.

OK, SO IF IT’S NOT FOR FORTUNE TELLING, THEN HOW DOES TAROT WORK?

Tarot is an amazing tool for accessing and developing intuition. It cuts through the mental chatter most of us experience through much of our waking lives. It helps access the core of our own being, the space each of us has that is a source of truth, wisdom, and love.

We awaken to the truth that is within us by hearing the voice that comes from within. It is amazing how the symbols of the tarot act as mirror that our true selves can see. Once we see the truth from our intuition, any confusion melts away and we know with certainty what is right for us.

DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE WITH TAROT TO WORK WITH YOU?

No, not at all. Working together, I share the meanings of the cards with you, and we explore the possibilities that the cards reveal. Our sessions are engaging and fun collaborations, exploring the possibilities for you and your life.

If you have experience with tarot, that’s great too. Be advised my methods may be different than more traditional tarot “readers”. I don’t tell you what the cards mean; rather I co-create their meanings with you. We apply them to you and your life, so that they have a personal meaning to you.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A COACHING SESSION?

I generally perform sessions online, through a video feed. I’ll send you an email link to access the feed beforehand; you just have to show up relaxed, on time, and with an open mind.

The session is fun, engaging, and a safe space for exploring possibilities. You can feel free to share whatever you want, and I am there to support you and help explore possibilities for your life.

We start the session by briefly discussing what is going on in your life. You set the intention for what you want to explore with the cards, and we’ll clarify the goals for the session. We take a few deep breaths and dive in.

Then the fun begins. I flip over cards, share the images with you, and we listen for the voice of intuition to guide us toward truth and wisdom. I share potential meanings for each card with you, and we collaborate on how they apply to your situation.

We explore how to apply what you’ve learned to make changes to your life for success and happiness. You should walk away from your session feeling empowered, with a plan for making positive changes to your life.

WHAT CAN I ADDRESS IN A COACHING SESSION?

We can explore anything you want. We can look at you and your life from a Big Picture perspective, or focus in on a specific part. Perhaps it’s related to your career, love life, a creative project, or your spiritual life. And so on.

Please understand, however, that coaching is not a suitable substitute for therapy. There are some situations where coaching is not appropriate, and I have an ethical duty to advise some prospective clients when I am not best suited to help them. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before your session.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING AND MENTORING SERVICES?

The main difference is do you want me to do the “work” for you, or do you want to learn to do tarot for yourself?

The Coaching service is where I turn over the cards and we collaborate to apply them to your life. I act as your life coach, empowering you toward making the changes to your life that will make you happier and more fulfilled.

With Mentoring, I’m more of a personal tutor and guide. You learn what I do, so that you can develop a tarot practice of your own. I provide advice, give you suggested assignments for between our sessions, and answer all your questions.

WHAT DOES TAROT HAVE TO DO WITH “AWAKENING”?

There are methods that aid us in developing intuition and seeing a deeper level of truth about ourselves and our lives. When used with care and mindfulness, these methods can become tools for awakening. Some of these include meditation, yoga, even exercise.

Tarot is my favorite because it is so effective and fun to use, and it works wonderfully with any of these other methods. I use tarot for myself daily as an awakening tool, and I love to help others do the same.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE TO WORK WITH YOU?

I live for this; it is my calling and mission in life. If you struggle with clarity and motivation, I have been there. If you want to make some serious changes in your life, I have been there too. I’ve worked the 12 steps for recovery of addiction, had a transformative personal awakening, and made major improvements to my outlook and attitude.

I earned my Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), a leader in the coaching industry, in 2015. I’m also the author of Rise & Shine: A Guide for Experiencing Your Midlife Awakening, have been certified as a Voyager Tarot Coach, and published articles in Tarosophist International, a leading international tarot magazine.

Most importantly, I use tarot every day for my own personal awakening and development. I live it, and I devote myself fully to my clients to help them awaken to their life of purpose. I see my success in terms of their success.

I MAY WANT TO TRY THIS, BUT I’M NOT SURE.

I’m happy to offer a  free 15-minute consultation call, or you are welcome to reach me by email with any questions you have.

Thank you for your interest in working with me. I hope to get to know you.