Long before I knew what a Tarot deck was, I saw pictures in my mind’s eye. As a child, I often witnessed colorful shapes in the dark corners of my room, faces of entities speaking thoughts into my mind, or animals standing on the staircase, guarding me from harm. In the late 1970s, I wandered into Evangelical Christianity where intuition and clairvoyance are frowned upon. Obediently, with a few exceptions, I did my best to ignore anything ‘supernatural’ which I might otherwise have paid attention to.
In January of 1995, the door to my inner sight awakened through an in-rush of Spirit, and for a time I was able to summon at will an intuitive picture of anyone I met. I even occasionally received information regarding future events that eventually came to pass. However, I instinctively knew that to ‘read’ someone without their knowledge or permission was an act of energetic invasion. And so, for another twenty years I closed my third eye, squelching any ability to see beyond the natural plane.
As tragic as that last sentence sounds, let me assure you that the time I spent ‘in darkness’ was not in vain. There is a verse from the Bible that persistently arises in me from time to time:
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24
Nature has much to teach us, especially about the cycle of life and death. The idea that something greater can arise from the death of a thing than what that thing was before is so simple that an acorn can teach it. After all, what resemblance has that little seed to the oak? Not much, beyond the fact that a thriving oak tree will produce more acorns than one seed could possibly imagine.
The transformation of the seed into the tree mostly happens underground, out of sight, in the blackness of the soil. I expect it feels very much like death for the seed to break open wide enough to allow a young tree trunk to sprout. Not unlike the experience of the caterpillar as it dissolves into nothing before learning to soar on butterfly wings.
So too for me. The years I spent in my own personal twilight were the most transformative of my life. The part of me that remained in the full light of day was sifting and sorting through truth and lie while an underlayer of roots anchored into something strong enough to support me through life’s inevitable storms. My experience has taught me that my intuition is more reliable than any information my rational mind will ever be able to dig up or offer. There are many names for this season of life that so many experience: The Dark Night of the Soul, the Ego Death, and even Shadow Work. Whatever you want to call it, those years turned my tiny seed of insight into something much more powerful and wondrous than I could ever have hoped or imagined.
Sometime in the Spring of 2015, I awakened for the third time. Soon after, I came to know two things for certain: 1. I could trust my clairvoyance without question, and 2. I would never need to close my third eye again. It was then that I purchased my very first deck of Tarot cards – not because I needed them to perceive energy or Spirit, but because their imagery inspires me in ways I cannot describe in words. At the same time, I am constantly amazed by how the images and archetypes connect me to those I read for. In the beginning, I chose to focus almost exclusively on the traditional Waite-Rider-Smith deck but now enjoy intuitively reading from many different styles and interpretations.
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Please know that I have too much respect for free will and events outside my scope to believe that the Tarot – or anything else – can predict the future with absolute accuracy. I also choose to read only for my immediate client, so if you have a question about someone else, please do us both a courtesy by asking another Tarot reader to help you.