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I’m Hilary Parry Haggerty, and I’m a tarot reader. I believe in interactivity, tough love, and a no-nonsense approach. I do tell it like it is. I am simply the girl next door... that reads tarot.

You wouldn’t make a major decision in your life without consulting a few of your trusted friends for advice, would you? Probably not. Sometimes you need someone with more objectivity. I offer that objectivity, and then some, with my tarot readings.

I am based out of Westchester County, New York. If you would like an in-person reading with me, you need to be in the Westchester area, too. For in-person readings, I do not have a home office (yes, I make housecalls!) and readings are by appointment only. If you are not in the area, readings are also available through phone, Skype, and e-mail. Isn't technology wonderful?

Want to know more about me? See my About Me page.

Want a reading? Visit my Purchase a Reading page.

I read tarot like I write. And where I write about tarot is at my tarot blog.

[Vlog] How I receive psychic information: a video edition of Ask a Tarot Reader

This is another post in the “Ask a Tarot Reader” series. If you have a question for me that you’d like to see featured here, please email me at tarrytowntarot@gmail.com, Subject line: “Ask a Tarot Reader”. Please specify how you would like your name to appear or if you wish to remain anonymous.

Before we get into the video edition of today’s Ask a Tarot Reader, I have a PSA:

I am unable to answer all the phone calls, voicemails, and texts I receive, especially ones starting with or ending with any kind of “let me pick your brain” sentiments. Let the Ask a Tarot Reader series be my way of answering these kinds of questions in a public forum, rather than expecting individual responses back. Think of it this way: I’m still answering your questions, but publicly… as many of the Ask a Tarot Reader questions have been asked of me frequently!

In that spirit, here’s the newest Ask a Tarot Reader question:

Hilary, I am fascinated by what you do. How do you receive psychic information? How do you “know what you know”?

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Book Corner: The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

Book: The Fortune Teller

Author: Gwendolyn Womack

Date of Publication: 06/06/2017

ISBN: 9781250099778

Published by: Picador

Length: 368 Pages

PLEASE NOTE: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. For more information about this book, the author, and an excerpt, go to: http://www.gwendolynwomack.com/the-fortune-teller/the-story/


Synopsis: Semele Cavnow is an antiquities appraiser, specializing in ancient texts. On assignment dealing with a famous collector’s estate in Switzerland, Semele stumbles upon a rare manuscript that she surmises must be from the time of Cleopatra—a manuscript that was deliberately left off the official records… a manuscript that came with a mysterious note from the deceased collector:

Semele,
Tell no one what you find written in these pages. Translate the words and you will understand. You can trust no one now.
Marcel

Despite this foreboding message, Semele translates the manuscript. As Semele translates the manuscript, she becomes absorbed in the story of the powerful seer that wrote it and the very first tarot deck lost to the cruel twists of history… and Semele comes to realize that though the manuscript helps to awaken her own psychic gifts, it also places her in terrible danger.Continue Reading

The Readers Studio and Beltane Haul: what happens when a tarot reader goes shopping

For me, the end of April/beginning of May heralds the start of “festival season” here in the Northern Hemisphere: the weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and lush…

And for two back-to-back weekends, I become SUPER PAGAN, super tarot-y, super witchy.

Yearly tradition dictates tarot conference one weekend, and the Beltane festival the very next weekend. It feels like a whirlwind, and my shopping addiction runs full-throttle.

Most of the time, this works to my clients’ advantage: hellooooo, brand new tarot decks (to read with and review), brand new books (to read and review), and new techniques learned and raring to implement.

Some of the time, though? It’s an excuse to buy lots of shit. Good shit…. pretty shit… but do I really need a Pan crown? Yet another necklace (or two, or five)?

Bottom line: I have lots of stuff that I love, but sometimes, less is really more… if you have one tarot deck, well, one is a great starting point for your tarot practice. One necklace that makes you feel like an absolute goddess? Maybe one is all you need.

But I digress… here’s the haul from Readers Studio 2017 and the Brid’s Closet Beltane Festival!

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