“You are the microcosm of an expansive universe, because you are an extract from all of the stars and planets of the whole firmament, a collaboration of all of the elements; you are their embodied Quintessence.”

Paraphrased from Paracelsus

You are the stuff of stars.

The Quintessence, in medieval alchemy, was understood as the essence that composed the heavenly bodies. It was considered the fifth element, after earth, air, water, and fire. These alchemical elements are classically represented in the tarot’s four suits as pentacles, swords, cups, and wands respectively.

The fifth element is you.

“You are a divine being. You matter. You count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light.”

Terence Mckenna

I truly, deeply believe that each of us have a responsibility to shine our brightest in this lifetime. It is our mission to embody the creative potential and awesome beauty of the cosmos. In order to adopt this way of being in the world, we must become conscious of this for ourselves.

“You are very powerful provided you know how powerful you are.”

Yogi Bhajan

I work with my clients to help clarify issues by offering a shift in perception, ever towards empowered possibility. Many clients come to me feeling “wedged” into a particular issue or circumstance. They approach tarot with the prospect of more options, a way forward, and clarity.

“Tarot is our counselor. We consult it for the same reasons we consult our mothers, our best friends, confidants, grandfathers, spiritual leaders, holy books, inspirational and motivational literature, mentors, and teachers: we seek understanding through the wisdom that others have acquired so that we may in turn nurture our own wisdoms.”

Benebelle Wen, The Holistic Tarot

There are many types of Tarot practitioners available today. Let’s be clear about the type of reading I provide. I offer supportive guidance affording you greater self-awareness and personal empowerment. My readings are engaging, insightful, compassionate and thought provoking. I approach Tarot from a  perspective of  personal development, therefore my readings are person- centered and underline the power of free-will.  My services are aimed to assist individuals who seek autonomy, growth, and greater channels of possibility in their lives. All of the cosmos is ever in a state of creation, so too are you. It is my mission to help you define those terms and open yourself up to possibility.

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”


With much Love,

Melanie xo 

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