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My Love Affair with Tarot

The Tarot was my springboard to harnessing the psychic medium energy I had experienced since childhood.

by Rose Claire


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It wasn’t the beautiful, often artistic, designs that drew me to Tarot—even though they sparked my creativity. It wasn’t the history of how the Tarot deck evolved into a tool of divine guidance that attracted me, although that definitely interested me. Nor was it the tantalizing symbolism replete in every card that moved me to work with Tarot. None of those were behind my thirty-five-year love affair with this deck of cards.

Instead, it was simply the power of this deck of seventy-eight cards to harness my psychic and mediumistic ability. Although I had experienced many psychic and mediumistic experiences as a child, it was working with Tarot started me on my journey of becoming a professional psychic and medium; the Tarot allowed me to understand how my psychic and mediumistic energies worked.

Somehow, I knew not to rely on the companion pamphlet that came with the Tarot deck.

While living in San Francisco, I came across the Hanson-Roberts Tarot deck (I still use this today although I have a collection of other Tarot and Oracle decks). Beautifully illustrated with color, light and positivity, I was immediately attracted to them. With the support of a friend, I began working with the cards, asking questions and interpreting the answers. Somehow, I knew not to rely on the companion pamphlet that came with the Tarot deck. Sure, it gave meanings for all seventy-eight cards, upright and reversed, but at a deeper level, I understood that was not how to use this divinatory tool.

Instead, I worked with the cards intuitively. Using a simple Celtic Cross spread, with a slight variation of the outcome cards, I dove right in.


I allowed those colors, symbols and the feelings I got from each card to guide me toward a meaning—toward a story for each person I worked with. Two things happened as I did this.

First, I found that I could give solid readings to others, and second, I began to learn that many of the meanings I interpreted for the cards were similar, if not exact, to the meanings in the pamphlet.

Then, something else amazing happened. Certain cards began to take on meanings of their own. In other words, every time a particular card appeared in a reading, it had a specific meaning for me as the reader to give to my client. And this card often hit on something so powerful for the client, I was stunned.

Certain cards began to take on meanings of their own. In other words, every time a particular card appeared in a reading, it had a specific meaning for me as the reader to give to my client.

For years, I honed my ability to apply Tarot to clients’ situations and learned that Tarot was a tool for daily life, a tool that could answer questions, give direction and solve problems, something I could rely on to help others in a moment’s notice. It’s quick, easy and a tool that totally trust.

Moreover, reading Tarot became a springboard for harnessing my psychic medium abilities. I developed the skill of reading for clients without using Tarot because I had worked intuitively with the cards. They taught me how to read. Now, instead of the visual presentations of the cards, I had clear visions in my mind—visions that gave answers to clients or guidance for the future.

All in all, I love the Tarot—everything about it—and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to connect with their own psychic ability and with Spirit. So, head to your nearest metaphysical store or dust off the Tarot cards you have packed away and start building your relationship with the cards. Your deck will become a trusted friend that stays by your side any time you need it.

A specialist in intuitive Tarot, Rose Claire offers readings focused on exploring directions, attracting relationships and solving issues. Contact me at 727-201-3423 or roseclaire170@gmail.com. Or, click here to contact me for a reading or to inquire about classes.

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