Who is Anam Cara?
Tarot Reading has become an invaluable practice in my life. For a time I was “doing it.” I was living the life that I was told I was supposed to have - I was acting, I had an agent, and when I looked in the mirror I saw an actress that I’d sworn up and down I’d wanted to become; but something was missing. When I looked in the mirror, I didn't see myself.
I have become an advocate for mental and emotional health after being diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD and CPTSD. I realized that, even though I’d been doing everything “right” I still wasn’t happy. I had never really been given the tools to take care of myself and my spirit on a regular basis, let alone been taught to listen to my intuition.
As I began to deconstruct what I thought was the life I wanted, I realized I’d lost touch with something that was crucial to my existence - the spirit world. I slowly eased into the idea that perhaps, it was time to revisit practices that had once been condemned by conservative community and family around me. It was there that I found The Tarot.
What is Tarot?
The Tarot is a set of images used to stir subconscious feelings and understanding about one’s self or one’s circumstances in order to bring clarity to the conscious mind. With mindfulness and practice, using these images to connect to our higher selves and our intuition is not only enjoyable, but it is indispensable.
Anam Cara is the name I have given myself as a spiritual practitioner. In Gaelic, it means “Soul-Friend.” My purpose on this physical plane as an artist and as a spiritual being is to befriend the souls of others, and guide them back to themselves in moments of confusion or feeling stuck.
It is an honor to read for you, and to be aloud into your space. Love, and solidarity, always.