May 132011

The first Readers Studio I ever attended was in 2009. It was there I met Nancy Antenucci. She is a lovely woman with warm, friendly energy and an easy sense of humor. This comes across in her book, Psychic Tarot. Her approach to tarot reading and psychic ability is playfully serious and real. There’s been a tendency, in many of the books I’ve read, to treat the subject of tarot reading too solemnly. It’s refreshing to dive into a book that embraces the mundanity and spirituality of tarot in a matter-of-fact way while embracing the true meaning of divination. Tarot is a wonderful tool for accessing your higher self and finding the divine guidance that speaks through your intuition. This book helps you do both of those things.

Through creative lessons and innovative activities the authors lead you back to trusting yourself. They meet you where you are and help you strengthen the abilities you presently possess. The friendly introduction segues into dealing with the biggest problem most people have with this topic: Blocks. Unlike most tarot books that give you set meanings for the cards, in the next few chapters you are instead introduced to the cards and encouraged to build your own relationship with and understanding of each one. This approach works especially well with the Court Cards, a section of the tarot that can be quite vexing. If that were all this book offered it would be worth the cover price. But wait! There’s more.

Following your dance with the cards there are a few chapters dealing directly with honing and enhancing the psychic ability we all have. With some clever exercises you will discover what you can already do and how to build on it. The next six chapters each address one principle. The Six Priciples together form a wonderful working system applicable to any form of divination. Then all the skills taught in the book are brought together in a chapter on reading tarot with varying degrees of the Sight. This is a wonderful demonstration of how it goes in real life practice. Chapter Nineteen is a brilliant addition. It is called “Helpful Boundaries” and explains exactly what that is. As a reader you interact with people on a different level. This chapter helps you draw the lines separating what is and is not acceptable. Learning and employing healthy boundaries keeps you safe, comfortable and helps you navigate situations as they arise. The appendices are quite handy. Appendix A is an entire deck of tarot cards in miniature and Appendix B is a Self-Study Guide.

This book is long overdue. Tarot reading is wandering away from its divination roots and becoming too much about psychology. While that viewpoint does have its place a balance needs to be struck. This book is a giant step toward that balance.

May 042011

Tarot is an amazing tool for clarity and guidance and I am honored to read the cards for others. Should you choose to have a reading with me I’d like to make clear who I am and what I’m about. These are in no particular order.

~ I will be honest and clear with my clients. I will answer your questions to the best of my ability. What I see in the cards is what I tell you. If there is anything you don’t understand I will do my best to clarify it for you. 

~ I will honestly represent my qualifications, abilities, education and association memberships.   

~ I will respect your privacy and keep confidential your name, your reading and anything we shared or discussed during a reading unless you choose otherwise. Understand, there is no legal privilege between us but, short of a subpoena ordering my testimony in court, your secrets are safe with me.

~ I will treat all my clients fairly and respectfully regardless of race, color, sexual preference, religion, and political leanings. I seek to create a peaceful space of non-judgement and compassion in which to do the reading.

~ I will only read for the person requesting the reading. I will not pry into the affairs of those not present for the reading.

~ I will act in the best interest of my client not causing or seeking to cause harm.

~ I will always give my client my full attention during a reading.

~ I do not predict the future. What references may come up regarding future events are only possibilities based on the present situation. Your exercise of free will, decisions you make and actions you take determine your future.

~ I do not predict the winning lottery numbers, outcomes of games or races.

~ I do not put curses on people, take curses off people or require you to have any more readings from me if you choose not to.

~ I respect that there are other readers who do things differently than I do.

~ I am not licensed to practice medicine, law or psychiatry so I do not give medical, legal or psychiatric advice.

~  I seek to help my client by working to make this an empowering experience.

~ I respect my clients’ right to terminate the reading.

~ There are no hidden fees. I will be upfront about the cost and duration of a reading before we begin.

~ I reserve the right to refuse to read for anyone if I feel it violates my code of ethics.

~ I will continue my training and education seeking to provide the best readings of which I am capable.

~ In accordance with the laws of New York State I will provide Tarot readings for entertainment purposes only.


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