Hi! And and welcome to my blog, I’m so happy to have you here on this journey with me 🙂
My name is Alissa, I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario and I am a civil servant by day, pharmacy cashier by night and professional Tarot Reader in any and all time in between 🙂 I am also a single mom of a smart, sassy young woman who is the light of my life and my best friend.
As a child I always had my nose in a book. I developed a love of the written word at a very young age because it allowed me to use my imagination. Reading transported me to places and times that I would never be able to experience in real life. Because of my love of books I developed a voracious appetite for learning. Learning is a way of life for me, I am constantly finding new interests and passions to immerse myself in and I don’t expect that to change 🙂
In my late twenties I experienced a tragedy that changed the entire trajectory of my life. Prior to this, my interests were outwardly directed. I had a great love of gymnastics and dance. I lived for music and books. Spending time at the beach was one of my favorite pastimes. I was busy getting married, having a child and mapping out a PLAN for my life. All that changed when my husband was killed in a car accident and my world literally came crashing down on me.
Suddenly, my world became very inwardly directed. I started questioning the meaning of life in general, and the meaning of my life in particular. What was my purpose in this world? How could I make some sort of difference? Could I make the most of the gifts I had been given (and what the hell were those gifts to begin with)? And how could I start actually LIVING my life instead of just SURVIVING day to day? I had an existential crisis that lasted literally years.
My Tarot Story
Because of this crisis I became interested in spirituality, metaphysics, holistic living and developing my innate creativity. I went to college and became a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner. I became a Reiki Master. Reading became even more of a passion, and I read literally hundreds of books about spirituality, and metaphysics. I began meditating regularly. And, when I was on a quest to live my life more creatively, I discovered the Tarot.
I. LOVED. the Tarot! The history made me feel like I belonged to a community of esoteric knowledge that could improve my life. I loved the pictures- meditating on them opened up the guidance they were trying to give me. I loved the whole funky, weird, eclectic vibe I got by being part of something that wasn’t mainstream. People were a bit afraid of it- I have never been one to follow the crowd, so I felt this made me stand out even more 😉 Most of all, I loved that the Tarot helped me tap into my creativity and intuition- which allowed me to be of service to and help other people (the ones who thought the cards were interesting and not evil).
My study of the Tarot has lasted for over 15 years, and every day I still learn something that enhances my knowledge of the cards. In March of 2016 I decided to “come out the tarot closet”, and I started reading professionally and blogging here. I also have another website in progress that focuses on the a different set of cards called the Lenormand. You can find it at www.lenormandinsights.com.
If I Were a Tarot Card
If I were a Tarot Card I would be The Queen of Pentacles. I am practical, earthy (I am a Capricorn), momma bearish and have my shit together (most of the time!). I love the warm, secure environment of my home (to the point that I think my shadow card is probably The Hermit) and one of my goals for this blog is to create a friendly, supportive place where people feel welcome to come for guidance from the Tarot, different Oracles and the Lenormand.
I started reading the Tarot over 15 years ago as a way to connect with my intuition and creativity. I continue to read the Tarot because I am amazed at the stories the cards tell and the synchronicities and connections that always come up for me when I read with these beautiful, mystical pictures. Each deck has its own personality and feel and I love getting to know a new deck.
Welcome to my blog, may we create a sacred space together 🙂
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