My spiritual journey began very young; I have always sensed that a world existed beyond what our five senses perceive, and this was further cemented by several spiritual experiences during my early years, including a near death experience. I have felt a strong draw towards spiritual practices - especially divination - for as long as I can remember, and I began giving readings using the Tarot and the I Ching many years ago. Inspired by the accuracy and wisdom that the Tarot could produce, I soon became eager to learn as much as I could about this fascinating art. Today I am proud to call myself a professional Tarot Reader, with an ever expanding knowledge of its rich philosophical foundations. Tarot is such an enriching part of my spiritual journey - and being able to use it to assist others along their path makes it all the more rewarding.
What do you like most about giving readings to clients?
Working in spiritual guidance is not only fascinating and enlightening; it gives me the opportunity to make a positive difference to people's lives, and to do so in such a meaningful way. I love that element - it is at the heart of what I do.
How would you say you are typical of your star sign?
I am quite a typical Capricorn Sun sign - I am very driven professionally and I am studious, practical and determined in achieving my goals. I am also very loyal, and enjoy using my abilities to contribute to society constructively and to help others. Plus I have always been viewed as rather mysterious - which I take as a compliment!
When do you remember being first aware of your gift?
In retrospect the signs were there early. As a child, I was known to have dreams which would accurately depict aspects of events or the likenesses of people I had never previously seen or met. My intuition has always been very astute - I often unnerve people with my prediction of how certain situations or events will play out! I was strongly drawn towards spiritual arts even in my early years, and when I first began to read the Tarot for people it felt so natural. When I realised how much they genuinely related to the readings I gave - and the positive, powerful impact it could have - I knew that spiritual guidance was at the heart of my calling.
What is your most memorable experience with a client?
I remember there was one lady I gave a reading to online; she and I were strangers and had never previously spoken. Out of curiosity, she had bought a deck of Tarot cards and 6 cards had flown out of the pack whilst handling them; intrigued, she had laid them in order, taken a photograph and asked if anyone had any advice on what it could mean. Although there were no positions assigned to any of the cards, from glancing at them I could sense a story being told. In addition to the individual meanings of the cards themselves, there were two very different male/female pairings present and also a sequence of four Trumps; I strongly felt these aspects were demonstrative of some type of relationship with a person and of a connected process taking place. Analysing all of these factors, I gave the lady a summary of what I believed the cards indicated. To my delight she was astounded (in a good way)! by what I was able to tell her about her current relationship and the sequence of events which had led to that moment. As a novice to the world of Tarot, she was able to experience its profound wisdom for the first time, and it was really satisfying being a part of that.
What other experiences or qualifications do you have that you feel compliment your work as a reader?
I am maternally descended from Gypsy ancestry (Irish-Egyptian), which may be part of the reason practicing an art such as Tarot feels natural to me. Due to both this and my personal experiences with the cards I take the Tarot - and its power - seriously, and I have a deep-seated belief in its ability to guide people towards knowledge and assist them in their path through life, underpinned by the compassion and understanding of an intuitive and empathetic reader. I consider spirituality an important part of my life; outside of work I am semi-vegetarian, use divination, read spiritual literature and meditate. In addition to the Tarot I am also experienced in reading the I-Ching (an ancient Eastern equivalent to the Tarot) and I have a strong interest in Astrology. I have taken the time to understand the deeper levels of such disciplines, with the study of a range of esoteric and mystical literature on subjects including Hermeticism, Gnosticism and the Kaballah. Furthermore, as a way of further consolidating my knowledge and experience and to provide clients with an extra layer of reassurance, I am hoping to soon undertake a certified Tarot Diploma Course.
What is the most important thing for a person to consider when they decide to have a psychic reading?
Firstly I would definitely recommend being prepared for some reading conclusions that you aren't expecting - or may not ideally want! One of the wonderful things about Tarot wisdom is that we often get the answers that we need more than anything else - even if it is not what we want to hear. In addition, sometimes the significance of a reading does not reveal itself until some time after it is given; therefore I would say that even if what we hear does not immediately resonate to not be disappointed - sooner or later, what we learn will always be revealed to have some significance, so it is crucial to enter a reading with an open mind! Last but not least, it is key to find a reader who works well for you and with whom you can build a trusted rapport. Do not be afraid to try new readers, and use both your intuition and common sense to help guide you towards the best one for you.
Top Class Intuitive Tarot reader. Rio did several readings on specific people and questions for me and was absolutely wonderful in her accuracy of the current situations. The wisdom and teachings from the tarot that Rio imparts is deep and spot on. Thank you so much for your beautiful reading of the tarot.
Rio is an incredible reader. I am very new to tarot and I needed some clarification on my love life. I am in a Long Distance Relationship and it can be emotionally difficult to navigate complex emotions. Rio was more than willing to provide me the support and assistance I need and to explain the meanings of the cards to be in great detail. She is very knowledge and kind which I believe is super important as I only trust people who really seem to care and have empathy. I HIGHLY recommend her!