I'm Sarah, a mother of two, maker and artist - a title I'm gradually stepping into after being in denial for at least twenty-five years. Since 2011, I've been writing a popular craft blog and I'm a freelance designer of knitted accessories. My interest in oracle and tarot cards began in early 2017 when a series of synchronicities resulted in me getting Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid and The Wild Unknown tarot by Kim Krans.

Using the Oracle cards for fun, I quickly began to consider them a useful personal development tool. I theorised that any of the cards could apply to anyone at any time, but found that the introspection and subjective interpretation they triggered often proved timely and illuminating. This lead me to find out about the more structured format of the tarot and the archetypes on which it is based. I started drawing a random card (or cards) as part of my daily journaling, with interesting effect. It made me look at things in a different way and often resulted in insight I didn't already have.

Card from Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid, illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia
I don't believe tarot or oracle cards are magical or that special powers are needed to read them. Anyone can do it. You simply need a willingness to inquire and to listen to your intuition - this is the thing that helps link your conscious thinking with your unconscious mind - it's the niggle that tells you whether or not you're on the right track. Essentially the cards are a way of shining a light onto the parts of us that we might not usually think to look for, similar to hypnotherapy.

As a complete beginner, I'm excited about learning more and recording my findings, insights and resources on this blog. If you'd like to get in touch, you can leave a comment on one of my posts, contact me by email or via my Instagram page.

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