Personal counseling is an invaluable tool for any and everyone, and its accessibility to all despite lack of resources is a dear and personal issue to me. No one should have to postpone their own self-care until 'emergency.' We all deserve to check in with ourselves as feels appropriate and to do so with the support of others who may provide additional insight and compassion - especially of others working actively to make their work accessible, useful, and respectful not only to an antiquated and eurocentric understanding of what and whom our communities are made of, but also to those of us so often marginalized from and misunderstood by standard mental health care: queer and LGBT communities, PoC, low income folx, and anyone wishing to define their experience outside imposed diagnoses or psychiatric philosophy.
I read to explore and make conscious, and interactive, what we feel. I read cards not because I believe in the future but because I believe in agency. Tarot is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure, collaboration of mythologies. It is a mirror through which to look at what we are experiencing NOW; to see what others have learned from the same pain; to recall the collective culture we share our experience with; and allow ourselves to find patterns - and truths - outside the black holes our hurt can become. Healing, to me, is simply a side effect of seeing ourselves: more fully, more honestly. Tarot can find the archetypes in you you didn't know were gods.
I prioritize the queer, feminine, marginalized mirror in the cards because I prioritize giving voice and agency to a collective trauma - one that demands a return to empowered collaboration between both & all gender archetypes; demands that gender relinquish its claim to identity and allow itself to exist as fluid, abstract quality; and demands not that we aim to deserve agency by conditional circumstances, but that we KNOW we have AND deserve it unconditionally in all.
I'm available for readings on request, donation-optional only, and they can also be incorporated into bodywork sessions! And stay tuned for monthly tarot events at Bhava Wellness in Tucson, AZ.