Welcome to my world; let’s get acquainted

Once upon a time…

Beth BabyI was born at Ft. Jackson military base in South Carolina (Sun on the Cancer/Leo cusp, Libra ascendant, Moon in Scorpio, and a pile-up in my 10th house), the first of two girls and two boys.

My family would tell you that from my earliest childhood, I marched to the beat of my own, very different drum.  For instance, although my Southern family was very conservative and traditional, and I spent much of my childhood in the deep South, by the time I was in high school, I was quite involved in the civil rights movement as well as protesting the war in Vietnam (much to my colonel Dad’s dismay).

faerygodmotherFor just a kid, I was also unusually spiritual; maybe I was born with an extra helping of “the God gene.”  I can’t remember a time when I was not seeking to deepen my connection to Spirit and to the worlds that I sensed were just beyond the veil of the ordinary.  From the woodland spirits,  Faerie friends and the animal guides of my childhood (including Owl, of course), to the intuition that I inherited from my mother’s Irish side of the family, to my later explorations of the world’s great religions, I was a born mystic.

After being fascinated by the I Ching and astrology (calculating charts myself, by hand, mind you), one day in 1972, I stumbled upon the first Tarot deck I had ever seen: the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot.  I still have that deck; in fact, it is the same one I use for my Card of the Week that I share here with you!

It was love at first sight, and I guess the feeling was mutual, because the Tarot has been a profound, lifelong friend and guide for me and for those with whom I share my gifts.

These days…

I offer my readings to help people gain insight and clarity when faced with the choices and challenges of life. I also teach and encourage others to use the Tarot as a tool for ritual, healing and self-discovery.

As a member of the American Tarot Association, I am pledged to conduct my readings with complete fairness, honesty and a strong code of ethics.  I also belong to the Tarot Association of the British Isles, and the Tarot Professionals.

Before becoming a full-time reader, I got plenty of down-to-earth, practical experience, as I worked for many years in management, career development, information technology, and as a professional writer.  It is now my great honor to be able to serve you as a full-time, professional intuitive. The Tarot is my joy and has become my life’s work.

I am also deeply honored to have recently served as an officer on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary, providing the world’s first and best quality higher education and practical training for all traditions of Pagan ministry, leadership, and care-giving.

My greatest passion is to be of service to you.

My readings can cover every area of inquiry. I especially have a great affinity for those who are in the process of discovering their authentic selves, and who may be transitioning away from lifestyles, relationships and careers that are not aligned with their creativity and/or spirituality.

I also work with many clients already in the arts and creative occupations, as well as those in the healing arts, who are looking for new ways to live in balance and explore new directions.  I love helping people find new ways to bring magic, beauty and empowerment into their lives.

My readings are for motivated, creative people who are reaching for high standards of personal excellence and who understand that to openly thrive with joy, prosperity, and in harmony is a form of spiritual service.

I offer my readings in the quiet, healing comfort of my home in the woods north of Durham, NC, where I pamper my clients with serenity and hospitality. I also visit the Dancing Moon Bookstore in Raleigh twice a month. Plus, I also offer convenient phone consultations, with over half of my clients being long-distance.

In every case, I promise to offer you extraordinary service and exceptional care.

Many of my clients would say that I do Tarot readings for people that don’t need Tarot readings.

This is because my clients tend to be dynamic, intelligent creatives who are not looking for someone else to tell them what to do. 

Instead, I give my clients practical, choice-centered readings, offering ways to see their concerns from new vantage points and to easily access their own inner wisdom. All without risk, privately, confidentially, in an upbeat, empowering atmosphere. No hocus-pocus, no vague double-talk.

My Code of Ethics

About Owls and the Tarot