What is tarot
The tarot (/ˈtæroʊ/; first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi, tarock, and others) is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways.
Like a normal deck of cards, the tarot has four suits (which vary by region, being the French suits in Northern Europe, the Latin suits in Southern Europe, and the German suits in Central Europe). Each of these suits has pip cards numbering from ace to ten and four face cards for a total of 14 cards. In addition, the tarot has a separate 21-card trump suit and a single card known as the Fool. Depending on the game, the Fool may act as the top trump or may be played to avoid following suit.
François Rabelais gives tarau as the name of one of the games played by Gargantua in his Gargantua and Pantagruel; this is likely the earliest attestation of the French form of the name. Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play card games. In English-speaking countries, where these games are largely unplayed, tarot cards are now used primarily for divinatory purposes.
Occultists call the trump cards and the Fool "the major arcana" while the ten pip and four court cards in each suit are called minor arcana. The cards are traced by some occult writers to ancient Egypt or the Kabbalah but there is no documented evidence of such origins or of the usage of tarot for divination before the 18th century.
My special story:
As a child I would play with the fairies in our garden. After I reached my teens I grew interested in tarot. My mother was very accurate with intuitive dreams and through her I became more in touch with spirit, at the time not knowing that was what it was.
During my High School years I was the person everyone seemed to come to me with their relationship problems.
Through my early 20's I had some uncomfortable experiences with spirit that I have now come to know was their way of getting through to me.
It wasn't until 2005 that I realized I needed to start reading professionally. I also started reading on the Radio around the same time, I now have a monthly (first Thursday of month) spot in Coffs Harbour with Hit 105.5 (RadioApp) and still read fortnightly in Taree on 2RE and MaxFm on a Friday.
Since I've started reading professionally it has lead me in many directions including (but not limited to!) Mediumship, Channelling and Healing.
Every reading I do is an adventure which encourages me to learn more each day, which is also why I'm currently studying a diploma in Counselling.
I really enjoy what I do and how I am helping my clients satisfy their questions about loved ones in spirit and their everyday life. I know this is my purpose for this life time and to have the honour of guiding others with their journey, this is something I am blessed to be able to do.