Once upon a time…
I 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).
For just a kid, I was also unusually spiritual. I can’t remember a time when I was not seeking to deepen my connection to the Divine and to the hidden 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.
I offer my readings in person, via phone, or twice a month at our local metaphysical bookstore, to help people gain insight and clarity when faced with the choices and challenges of life.
My main emphasis, however, is to teach and encourage others to use the Tarot as a tool for ritual, healing and self-discovery. And I am currently writing a book about how to work with the Tarot.
As a member of the American Tarot Association, I am pledged to conduct my work 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.