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Ask a Tarot Reader: Why didn’t my reading come true?


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, Subject line: “Ask a Tarot Reader”. Please specify how you would like your name to appear or if you wish to remain anonymous.


Some readings, we’re really into the nitty-gritty, and I’m flinging tarot cards and speaking truth: yes, I would even say I’ve been on fire with my predictions. Predictions (the type that are out of left field, bold of lightning moments) happen occasionally, but truly, that’s not my style of reading normally. I’m much more of a “holding the mirror up” reader than incense wafting and long-buried secrets revealed reader.

Other readings? It’s more like this:


Well, at least it FEELS that way. (and more along the educated guesses rather than using stereotypes to “predict” the future… thanks for feeding into the mythos of the charlatan reader, Dave Chappelle! *annoyed look*)

Thankfully the “Educated Guess Line” feeling doesn’t happen often, because what is there to guess? My job is to read the cards that come up. No guessing necessary. Yes, I’m oversimplifying the complex art of reading tarot, but truly, isn’t that what tarot boils down to? “Read the damn cards,” as my friend and fellow reader Courtney Weber would say.

While it’s a rarity, the question of “Why didn’t my reading come true?” has been asked of me and of my fellow tarot reading colleagues. It’s normally asked as a hypothetical question, or asked of me from someone that went to a different reader than me, but still… it’s asked, and I’m here to give answers. Being asked this question is not the reason that I shy away from the word prediction… it just simply isn’t my reading style, most of the time. There are several reasons why a predictive tarot reading doesn’t pan out. I have listed them here from most likely to least likely. You may be surprised by the answers… Continue Reading

A Tarot Bitchslap: Take Care of Yourself!

The Empress reversed from the Enchanted Tarot and the 4 of Swords from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot: 2 different cards, 2 different decks, telling me the same thing!

The Empress reversed from the Enchanted Tarot and the 4 of Swords from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot: 2 different cards, 2 different decks, telling me the same thing!


I was supposed to do 2 email readings the other day. When I sat down to Source [different from meditation, see here] before them (to get myself in the tarot reading state), I hit that wall of tiredness with nothing left to give right afterward. Usually, Sourcing makes me feel energized and ready, centered and calm. But last night, that wasn’t the case. I pulled a few cards to be sure, truthbombs and tarot alike, and got the same answer from all of them: you’re depleted. You’re not going to do your best work if you do the readings now. In the form of the truthbomb: “Admit to what you feel greedy about. It will point to your most tender desire.” and the Empress reversed in the Enchanted Tarot deck and the 4 of Swords in the Mystic Dreamer deck. 3 different sources and cards, but the same answer kept ringing through.

This is, what I like to call, a tarot bitchslap. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I listen. No tarot reader is immune.Continue Reading

Oscars Predictions 2016: Tarot picks the winners!


Tonight’s the night, folks! A number of years ago (2012), I did Oscar predictions, but that time I did it without tarot. This time, I’ve pulled cards for each nominee, and selected a winner based on the cards that came up.

Predicted winner in red, followed by the reason I selected them. Following my selections for some of the biggest Oscar categories, I discuss and pull cards on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy…

[EDIT 2/29/16: I have added the actual results in boldwith a WINNER! after it. For the complete list of nominees and winners, please go to the official Oscars website here.]


Performance by an actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston in Trumbo
Warrior Prince: Gift of Spirit

Matt Damon in The Martian
Judgment reversed

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant  – WINNER!
Dancer 9: Make a Wish

Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
Dreamer Prince: Gift of Liberty

Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl
Maker 4: The Greedy Tree

The Tarot of the Sidhe selects Best Actor tonight.


Leo’s winning. Here’s why: Dancer 9 correlates with the 9 of Cups in the standard RWS deck, the card of wishes coming true and goals becoming manifest (a little Star card). It seems to have been Leo’s most ardent wish to become an Oscar winner, and the Academy seems to want to grant that long-held wish tonight. I think it’s because the Oscars voters have been swept up in the thought of Leo-mania… And giving him an Oscar seems to outweigh the other stellar performances in this category, such as Eddie Redmayne’s solid and steady performance (something is known for) (4 of Pentacles) for The Danish Girl or Bryan Cranston’s passionate performance in Trumbo. Matt Damon in The Martian getting the Judgment card reversed isn’t surprising in the least: it’s a token nomination, but ultimately one that won’t outweigh Leo-mania. And finally, Michael Fassbender’s turn as Steve Jobs was more cerebral than full of heart.Continue Reading

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