Traditional tarot and ethics

Traditional Tarot Reading



Fortune telling with cards originated in the middle ages and Tarot cards developed in the 15th century in Bologna with the distinctive Trionfi or trumps – the greater arcana. The popular card game of Tarrocchi developed several styles and the Marseilles style, now so famous, dates from the 17th century. The use of tarot cards for divination evolved rapidly and in the course of the 19th century, together with the occult revival of the era, in this movement the images came to be seen not only as symbolic of life events but also to show spiritual truths of an archetypal nature. The symbolism of the tarot forms a visual and numerical language. A traditional tarot reader is trained to understand and interpret the complex number symbolism and imagery of each of the 78 cards.

In a Reading

In a reading, the client has a question or an area of life about which they want more information and insights about the future. They choose cards and these are laid out in a spread, each position representing a different aspect of the querent’s life. The practitioner then interprets the cards, discerning the issues around the question and its solutions and future possibilities.

Traditional Tarot Readers

A traditional tarot reader knows the several layers of meanings in each of the cards, sees them in the context of a layout and perceives the interconnections between them. This requires knowledge, study and experience, as well as a gift for perceiving connections and indicative patterns.  Experience over years makes this ability almost seem like intuitive second sight. A good reader can also communicate clearly and insightfully and be able to handle difficult issues with sensitivity. Any information a Querent shares is in complete confidence.

How Tarot helps

A good reader can clarify the issue facing you at the current time, look at the likely outcome for the future, supporting influences and give advice on any aspect of your life. It often tells you what you already know – the skill is on the part of the reader to see this clearly. Think of it like a mirror of the soul – showing you where you have come from, where you are, where you are heading and how to get there!


Reading Ethics

I am respectful of the broad diversity in human experience: sexual orientation, social background, ethnicity, lifestyle choices, beliefs, religion, psychological challenges and physical disability.

  • Readings are in strict confidence between the client and myself alone. For this reason, all readings are conducted with the client alone, unless translation or physical support is necessary.
  • Clients will be treated with sensitivity and respect.
  • If specialist information is sought, I will direct clients to the relevant profession (such as legal, medical, or financial).
  • Readings will not knowingly be given to clients aged under 18 years.
  • All fees are agreed prior to the reading.
  • In the rare event that I am unable to read for a client, I will inform the client promptly, and no fee will be payable.


Word of Advice: I can advise on relationships and their strengths and weaknesses, revealing motivations beneath the surface; exploring different possibilities when faced with a choice and identifying issues relating to other people’s influence in your life. I am however, not the best reader for you if you have expectations I cannot meet;  These  can vary but tend to centre around needing to know on what date you will meet Mr or Mrs Right,  what he/she will be wearing, or if and when you might win the lottery.

Disclaimer: The client is at all times reminded that they alone are responsible for their own choices and actions and that the reading is subject to each person’s interpretation of the consultation. Information provided does not constitute legal, medical, business or financial advice. At all times, you should know that it is you that is in charge of your own destiny – it’s a responsibility and a joy – own it!