What is your name & location?
Tatianna Tarot, New Orleans, LA
How do you heal (or help heal) people?
I offer therapeutic sessions via Tarot & Oracle cards and utilize spiritual rituals in addition to creating meaningful & information content that provide guidance and healing to people that resonate with it.
What type of benefits does your method of healing provide?
My methods lovingly yet firmly encourage people to empower themselves to have more accountabilities in their lives overall, including their spiritual & purposeful direction. It also allows others to gain an organized snapshot of what has been marinating in their spirits, regarding their thoughts, actions & emotions, gifting people validation of your intuition and their inner most feelings. This leaves most people feeling more informed of their subconscious actions, confident that they're making the best decisions with their current level of consciousness, felt/understood by others, and helps them to acknowledge their own inner voices without feeling "crazy."
When did you realize that you wanted to heal people/why did you start?
I started reading at a very young age but couldn't conceptualize the impact it had on individuals until I matured. I realized that iI had a special gift by the reactions of those that i would read. Most would come back for more or would reference me to close friends and family. Some reactions were very emotional & others have told me I've impacted their lives for the better. I would say, overall, it feels good being of service and doing something that is mostly effortless to me and that i'm passionate about, so all of these factors really pushed me to do this on a professional level.
Why is what you do so important?
My approach doesn't cater to the taboo most people have about Tarot Readers & readings. I don't predict futures and i expect my clients to be able to articulate their reasoning for getting a reading and what they're looking to get out of it. I don't absolve them of their responsibilities in their lives or their free will by telling them what to expect of their futures or destinies; this is determined by the individual & the individual only, i play no part. I only reveal subconscious & conscious patterns that are played out energetically, via thought, emotion or action forms & i advise people how to best direct themselves in a way that can provide the best & most ideal results for them. I feel that my down-to-earth & realistic yet esoterically inclined, approach, still honors the mysticism behind my art, but allows strangers or people from differing spiritual denominations to see the effects and practicality behind this art form. It also release tremendous stress and provides a safe & financially accessible outlet for people to be heard, understood & cared for in an non-biased & judgmental way.
What is your inspiration to continue doing what you are doing? What is the fuel that keeps you going?
I get my inspiration from a variety of places: from the strong emotional impact it has on an individual & collective scale, the amount of fun & growth i gain from this craft, and the need to have alternative means of healing be accessible to the masses, especially people of color, since it stems from them, that's my fuel as well. I just have such a great time story-telling as therapeutic means for others, helping people connect the dots and read in-between the lines of their lives. It's mystical psychology and there's never a dull moment or an opportunity to stop learning on how to improve my methods so i can provide a better service & stronger impact.
How does it make you feel when you are healing people?
I feel like i'm doing Spirit's work, that i'm lifted, passionate, and that it must be done. Overall, there is an overwhelming feeling that i have a strong responsibility to do the work, mostly because of the personal results it has on other people and what i've witnessed over the years. I think as humans & artists, we often underestimate the impact we have on others lives. So much goes un-said, but truly, any simple act that emanates from you and comes from a higher-self, can change lives. I do it because it feel good and it feels right for me at this moment.
What are your visions &/or goals?
Oh lawd so many!! Inevitably, my intention is to build a legacy & alleviate a lot of my work-load as a reading and start teaching and training others in a technique that i've developed over the years. I am planning to open an online store & create further content: videos, audio, e-books & books that on a variety of spiritual topics that assist in empowering others. I'd also like to dive in deeper into my spiritual talents and do more psychotherapy/ para-psychology work and start with hypnosis, working with clients on an individual (& then later collective) scale to help them reprogram traumatic, limiting & toxic belief systems & thoughts. And i would love to develop a business school or program that can help budding metaphysicians/occult practitioners establish a success business doing what they love, working from anywhere in the world and making phenomenal income.
Tell us a fun fact about what it is that you do, or something people may not know.
Neil Gaiman, Alejandro Jodorowsky & Barbara Marciniak's works are a big inspiration for my writing material, upcoming book & other art. I am really interested in getting people to think outside of the box and these individual nail it in their work for me.
In one sentence, what is your message to the world?
The more playful you are, the more you expand beyond the confines of your reality.
Is there is anything else that you would like to share about yourself or what it is that you do?
Everyone is doing what i'm doing in some form or another, but may not realize it or they resist to continue. The key is in not thinking so much about it and throwing yourself out there to do it; a seamless flow of creative consciousness, confidence & intentional play.
If you're curious for this experience, you can reference my site: www.MyUrbanIllumination.com & book under the Work-With-Me tab & check out my journey via my social media outlets @TatiannaTarot (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat & Periscope) or email me: UrbanIlluminiation@Gmail.com