About Me

Me

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In order for us to get to know each other better, let me fill you in on a little background information about myself. My name is Vivien Ní Dhuinn (Irish for Dunne). Although originally from Dublin, I have lived in Co. Kildare, Ireland, for the past 15 years.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by everything mystical, metaphysical and esoteric. Indeed it was during childhood that I experienced many strange or supernatural experiences which left a strong and lasting impression on me. I was also lucky enough to have been brought up with a love and respect for nature and the animal kingdom.

Summer holidays were spent in the Cavan countryside when uncles and aunts would regale me and my siblings with stories of fairies, banshees and local hauntings. It was fascinating, wonderful and scary all at the same time. However, it was not until adulthood that I began to actively pursue any form of real study in the above areas of interest. Once I started it seemed to snowball and I found myself craving more and more. My appetite had been whetted and my thirst not quenched. I read and read anything I could get my hands on. Some areas of study held less appeal for me than others but eventually I was drawn to certain spiritual disciplines such as healing, divination and the exploration of past lives.

My Great Grandmother and an older cousin of mine read the Tarot. As a result it always held a certain fascination for me. However, I did not come into the possession of a deck of Tarot until early 1997. I had never gone to anyone for a reading either. I had once approached my Great Grandmother for a reading when I was barely a teenager and she sent me away with a firm lecture about being too young and the likes. My cousin who was much older than me used to read the normal playing cards too; Clubs, Hearts, Spades and Diamonds, when she visited for social occasions and family gatherings. She was drop dead gorgeous, in a lace mini dress, back combed hair and false eyelashes. She drank beer and smoked heavily while she read. She had a great following.

When I bought my first deck of Tarot and a couple of books on the subject, I remember thinking I would never get to grips with trying to learn the meaning of 78 cards both upright and reversed. I was exposed to card reversals from day one as the books I was studying from never mentioned that it was optional. I attended a, rare to find, Tarot Course in Dublin back in the nineties and it covered Reversals too so it was with me from day one.

It is strange how one evolves in Tarot Reading. When I first started out, I saw Tarot as being ultimately a metaphysical discipline, a tool of divination, but as the years passed and I began teaching and writing about the subject of Tarot I feel I approach it more from an academic point of view. I see the psychology behind it in the archetypes and personality profiling. I shun the fortune telling reputation Tarot is famed for and realise now that it is so much more than that. I was introduced to a psychologist at a party some time ago. During the conversation she asked me what I did and when I told her I was a Tarot consultant, writer and teacher, instead of her eyes glazing over, she became extremely interested and told me that when she was study psychology in college, most of the students had decks of Tarot Cards and would spend their weekends studying them and doing readings for each other. She said the college tutors actively encouraged it as an excellent way of understanding the human psyche and individual personality types. She told me she still turns to her tarot cards for inner guidance and they continue to surprise her.

I think the change came for me when I started to write about Tarot. The more I delved, the more I found. I was quite alarmed to discover that each card has a bottomless pit of information and knowledge of the human state. It overwhelmed me at times and continues to do so. Tarot is a record of Human Psychology in all its aspects. Every book, play, movie and song dips into its knowledge during the creation, writing, character forming or composing stage. Everything that has ever happened in the human state is reflected in the rich fabric of tarot. That is why it can be used for divination or predictive purposes.

My writing about Tarot is set to continue for many years to come.  The more I write about the tarot, the more expansive it becomes. By the time I finish I hope to have created a Grand Tome of Tarot that covers the subject from as many angles as possible.  I also wish to return to the classroom to teach Tarot to individuals and groups. I am going to be quite busy!

Kids

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I have two children.  Katie (32yrs) who was awarded her PhD at Trinity College, Dublin in 2015. She is now a doctor, a Medical Microbiologist, working in Clinical Research for Cystic Fibrosis.  I am so very proud of her achievements.  Not only is she super intelligent, she is also a wonderful, caring, loving and conscientious daughter, and was the perfect older sister to her brother, Conor. A week after her graduation, Katie was back in Trinity College, Dublin, but this time to get married. Her story is still ongoing!

My Son Conor conor_guitar

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My other child, Conor (11yrs), my gorgeous son, is no longer with us.  He passed over to the Spirit World in December 2007 as a result of a Brain Tumour. His loss has left a huge void in my life. I am forever heartbroken. He is so deeply missed by us all. It gets harder as each year goes by, but he lives on in our hearts and minds forever. My beautiful boy. I pray he is the first spirit I see when my time comes. I hope it is Conor who comes for me.

Conor was psychically gifted from a young age. He could see auras and sensed energy. He believed in faeries and magic and was especially drawn to crystals and stones.

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Conor had a deep love for a very special place in Ireland, called Dingle. The Dingle Peninsula sits on the Atlantic Coast in the County of Kerry, South West Ireland. We holidayed here several years in a row and always felt homesick when we had to leave the peninsula behind to return home. Dingle is where Conor chose to spend his last holiday when he became terminally ill.

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Fungi, a bottle nose dolphin, made his home in Dingle Bay and we often went out by boat to visit him. We used to watch him dance in the waves and chase the fishing boats as they came into harbour. Both Conor’s and my ashes will be scattered at the entrance to Dingle Bay.

My Partner

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I am blessed to have found a Very Special Man, Billy, to share my life with.  Billy is  a retired Primary School Deputy Principal. He is also a musician and has gigged for years around Ireland and the UK. The type of music he plays is traditional Irish. He doesn’t play as often as he used to and now prefers to casually join in on informal sessions when the occasion arises and the mood is right. He has bought his retirement home in Clonakilty, West Cork, just beside Inchydoney Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way. He, we, had our hearts set on Dingle but unfortunately that never came to be, but I think he got the next best thing. Dingle will always hold the magic for us. It is not that far away from Clonakilty, just over 2 hours of a drive, so we can always visit.

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Clonakilty is a bustling, cosmopolitan town which draws creative types from all over the world. Live music is available in just about every pub on a nightly basis. Many big names travel to Clonakilty each year to play small gigs in intimate venues where the atmosphere is lively and friendly. Celebrities mix casually with the locals who never make a big fuss about their presence.

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Most music sessions are unplanned. Musicians can arrive in a pub, set up in a corner and start playing. If other musicians arrive, they can join in too. The crowd send up requests and then sing along or an individual will get up and sing a song.  Billy has joined in on a few of these sessions and enjoyed it so much he is eager for more. It is hard to decide which pub serves the best pint of Guinness, but Billy is working diligently on this one. The streets are full of local artist and potter’s shops, and galleries. There is an excellent Farmer’s market every Friday in the town center and the choice of organic and artisan food products is to die for. Clonakilty is a Coastal town and winner of the Best Town in Ireland and The UK 2016. It enjoys a great reputation for several blue flag beaches,  surfing, sailing, diving and fishing. This is laid back living and one never feels under pressure or rushed living so close to the sea. Billy has also started to dabble with painting and is working on some coastal scenes which he intends to hang in his new home. It is possible to see if the tide is in or out from the back windows of his house. He has been writing poetry too and has built up quite a collection. So with walking on the beach, swimming, cycling and exploring the magnificent coastline of The Sheep’s Head Peninsula and surrounding islands, retirement is set to be a very busy time for Billy.

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The Local Beach, Inchydoney

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Neither of us have a television in our homes, so must rely on each other for entertainment and company.   When we are together, dinner can go on for hours as we discuss all the woes of the world over a nice bottle of wine.  Sometimes Billy takes out his guitar and we sing songs together which we like to think of as our party pieces. We started singing lessons in summer 2013 after my doctor suggested some vocal coaching for a chronic jaw problem I am plagued with. I discovered I have a Mezzo Soprano voice. I learned four Italian Arias and would love to do more. Billy has more of a voice for Traditional Irish Music and could seriously be taken for one of the Dubliners. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and personally I found it profoundly liberating. It is something I intend to take up again.

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Whereas Billy now lives in Clonakilty, I am still based in Kildare. At present Billy and I travel up and down to see each other so we get to enjoy both worlds, one close to Dublin City, the other surrounded by breathtaking scenery and a laid back lifestyle. I live beside the bogs and forests with great walking and cycling right on the doorstep. Kildare is the Thoroughbred County of Ireland and is famous for its racehorses, trainers and stud farms.  One day I will have to choose between the two but maybe I can have both!

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Hobbies

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I have a couple of hobbies.  Well, of course writing is one but the other is a growing passion of mine.  I have been making ‘Boudoir Dolls’ for the last few yearso and am trying to develop my skills in this area.  Boudoir dolls were especially popular during the Art Deco period.  Also know as Flapper/Smoker/Bed Dolls they were designed and manufactured not for children but for adult females.  They were dressed elaborately in the fashions of the times and mirrored their wealthy owners’ styles, or those of the Silver Screen.  The came with accessories, jewelry and fancy lingerie.  They adorned the boudoirs of their owners, resting on cushions or sitting on a chaise longue.  I have been teaching myself how to make their clothes, hats and style their hair.  At present I have three new doll projects I am working on. Jean Harlow is close to completion and the other two, Coco Chanel and Marianne Faithful still need a lot of attention.

I have always been sporty and active since childhood.  I spent my young years competing in gymnastics and athletics.  I also played a lot of tennis and of course my horse-riding (I really need to get up on a horse again soon) along with boxing and kick-boxing.  Cycling and Hill-Walking have featured strongly in recent years but ill health and cervical spine problems have grounded me considerably. I remain positive in regaining my former strength and fitness levels.

Qualifications and Career History

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I am a fully qualified Tera-Mai© Reiki Master and hold diplomas in Advanced Past Life Hypnotherapy and Crystal Healing. A Tarot Consultant and Teacher, I have been a Student and Reader of the Tarot since 1997. In recent years I have begun handing down my accumulated knowledge of this fascinating subject through my personally written in-depth Truly Teach Me Tarot Courses. I have also taught courses and workshops in Reiki and Crystal Healing.

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I am a qualified Medical Secretary and spent some wonderful time working in the Cardiac Department of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital  in Crumlin, Ireland.

My previous careers found me working in the Hotel Business for approximately 8 years.  I have bitter-sweet memories of this time.  So much fun but also so much stress.

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I worked with horses for 7 years.  This I enjoyed very much as it was earthy and so worthwhile.  Days were long, and often wet and cold, but it was wonderful.  I had my own horse then and competed at Riding Club level in Showjumping, Cross Country and Dressage.

Prior to working with horses believe it or not I worked in the Fashion World for nearly 13 years.  Again, bitter-sweet memories of this time.  I was young and we burnt the candle at both ends back then because we were able to.  All my money went on clothes and there was a great buzz and excitement with Irish Designers at that time.  However, the industry became very demanding with long hours, late nights, no breaks, barely any holidays and ever-increasing targets to reach.  Burnt out and unhappy I was glad to eventually swap my high heel shoes and make-up for mucker boots and the windswept look.

My Spiritual Quest

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To serve and help those who seek to rediscover their true self, those who may have stumbled on their journey or lost their way in life. Those who have known pain, loss and suffering, deprivation and despair yet within still flickers a flame of hope and faith that tomorrow will be a better day.

As a Healer I seek to work through understanding, compassion, empathy, and encouragement. To work with Universal Energy, Spirits of the Light, Angelic forces and the Individual to remove blockages and return balance of mind, body, emotions and spirit. To bring awareness to those who cross my threshold of the connection that exists between all life and the sacredness of all creatures great and small in our eternal quest for balance, harmony and peace both within and without.As a Tarot Consultant I seek to offer guidance and direction to those who cannot find their way out of the dark or a solution to their problems. To share wisdom and constructive advice but to never interfere with the free will of the individual. To gently bring to the surface and expose repetitive negative patterns, attitudes or behaviour that holds one back from their true spiritual purpose and destiny. To hold a mirror to the individual’s soul so that truth and understanding comes from within and not from being told what to do.

As a Tarot Consultant I seek to offer guidance and direction to those who cannot find their way out of the dark or a solution to their problems. To share wisdom and constructive advice but to never interfere with the free will of the individual. To gently bring to the surface and expose repetitive negative patterns, attitudes or behaviour that holds one back from their true spiritual purpose and destiny. To hold a mirror to the individual’s soul so that truth and understanding comes from within and not from being told what to do.

As a Teacher I seek to expand the consciousness of my students to become more aware of other worlds beyond their three-dimensional existence. To open their minds to grow, question and challenge conventional beliefs and the scientific world. To open their eyes to really see deep into the souls of those that surround them and the colours of nature so often taken for granted. To open their ears to hear the rhythm of life and the natural world. To hear the words of wisdom from their inner self and spirit. To listen to and respect the opinions of others and tune into their silent cries for help. To open their hearts in order to feel, love and connect to the heartbeat of all who share this planet we temporarily call home. In doing so the spirit is set free. Then true healing and spiritual growth occurs not just for one but for all.

Just Me

Faerie Blessings to All,

Copyright © 2013 Vivien Ní Dhuinn
  1. Hey, congratulations on the new website, looks great! Well done on all the hard work in putting the course together, its a credit to you! Good luck!

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  2. Hi Vivien,

    I have just come across your wonderful website and can’t help but admire your work. Thank you for sharing, it is such a wonderful gift and a generous one! Truly, you have been blessed and you share your blessings. What a beautiful spirit you are.

    Wishing you and your family all the best

    Alek xxx

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    • Thank you Alex for taking the time to post such a lovely comment. It is great to hear back from the thousands of viewers who are visiting the site. I do hope you are getting something new and different regarding Tarot Reading and appreciate the detailed information. Some people prefer a short little paragraph on each card but to truly understand and learn the Tarot, one must embark on a real study as in any subject desired to be mastered.

      Blessings,
      Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

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  3. What a fabulous website you’ve created. I just stumbled on it, and am amazed at how much information you’ve put together and shared. I love what i’ve seen of the course, and have bookmarked it. I wish you all the best with your endeavors. I wish the course were published (even as an ebook). I’d buy it!!

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    • Thank you so much for you encouraging words and support. There is still a lot to do before the course itself becomes complete and then I can spend more time posting practice readings and discussions. Accompanying Video Tutorials will hopefully follow in the early new year. Regards your comments on publishing, it is something I may consider when I have finally birthed this baby. Until then, enjoy reading and learning from it. I appreciate getting such positive feedback as it keeps me going. x Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

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  4. Hi Vivien
    I have just stumbled on your website looking for information with regard to a course I’m already on, and I have to say it is brilliant. I will be following you closely as reading about you there are similarities to myself, your partners name Bill, so is mine. Your son who you sadly lost with a brain tumour, myself, I was blessed by surviving my tumour, and numerous other similarities you have mentioned. To me this is someone telling me to follow your site. Keep up the good work it truly is a work of love.

    Best wishes
    Kaz xx

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    • Hi Kaz

      That is so interesting. You are truly blessed to have recovered from you tumour and hopefully haven’t looked back healthwise. I am thrilled you like my site and to be honest, if it wasn’t for comments like yours and others, it would be very hard to keep going as it is a colossal amount of work. It is like something I have to do now, and having got this far, cannot let go or give up. I am influenced by The Chariot at this stage in that I must complete the journey regardless. Once you step abroard The Chariot and take up the reins, you are committed and it is too late to turn back. Tenacity, discipline and sheer determination is what is driving me right now.

      I am presently re-working the Sevens of the Minor Arcana and hope to post a practice Reading for the Sixes before the end of the week.

      Thank you for your support once again.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  5. Hello Vivien,

    I am relatively new to the tarot, so throwing myself into it and trying to learn as much as possible (too?) quickly. I have to compliment you on your site – I didn’t expect a new site to be able to compete with the best established ones like supertarot etc., but I really think your explanations are outstanding. I look forward to the Past Lives section in particular. Thank you for all your work.

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    • Hello,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments and feedback. Yes, the site is taking on a life of its own now and is attracting more and more visitors each day. A lot more work to do of course but I have become obsessed and very disciplined. Yes, the Past life Readings will be interesting. I am a qualified Past Life Regression Hypnotherapist and have conducted some amazing regressions. One day, with permission from my clients I will transcribe their journeys.

      Best of luck with your Tarot Studies. Take your time and let the information sink in bit by bit. There is the tendency to go mad when you first start learning Tarot but you soon realise that if you want to become a good reader, you need to look on it more as an apprenticeship rather than a weekend workshop or 6 week course. Let me know if you have any questions.

      Enjoy,

      Vivien (your Tarot Teacher)

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  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your handwork is much appreciated. The detailed descriptions are very helpful in learning and really understanding the various meanings of each card.

    Bless your soul sister!

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    • Hi Christine,

      I am very pleased to hear that you are learning a lot from my card descriptions. It is hard to know how my work is being received when you are sitting in a small room in Ireland typing away all day. I really do appreciate your positive feedback. Thank you so much and the best of luck with your continued studies.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (your Tarot Teacher)

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  7. Hello Vivien,
    I am so thrilled today to have stumbled upon your site, i have been learning tarot for sometime now and have also done some readings. I am amazed at the way you have described each card with all its possible meanings, I plan to start learning once more from the scratch.
    Thank you once more for sharing your knowledge with us. May God bless you. Amen.

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    • Hi Shehnaz,

      I am also thrilled that you like my site and the way I have described the cards. Take your time with the Tarot and it will come, but if you try to rush it, you will end up confused and muddled. Let it evolve naturally with you. The best of luck with your studies and post the odd comment to let me know how you are getting on.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

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  8. Hi Vivien,

    I came across your site today by chance. I was preparing a volunteer reading in the framework of a “tarot internship” and I had trouble interpreting the cards I had drawn.

    What a wonderful, intelligent, organized site. I plan to explore it thoroughly.

    Thank you so much for your investment and hard work – and making it all available to us for no charge.

    Lucy

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  9. OneLuckyDuck, ND

    Beautiful Vivien,

    Thank you for this amazing website. Words cannot describe how grateful I am when I stumbled across your interpretation of the 7 of Cups. Your interpretation brought so much clarity — which I’m glad that I kept searching for the “right” meaning by trusting my intuition until I found it.

    I got goosebumps when I read your interpretation — and I must have read hundreds of meanings online! After being frustrated with all of the ‘wrong’ meanings that didn’t make sense to my question, I asked my angels to led me to the right meaning of the 7 of Cups. That’s when I found you!

    I met my Twin Flame, and what better interpretation of this card than your explanation. It fits PERFECTLY with my Beloved’s journey. He is spiritually growing, and this card confirms it.

    Wow. Just wow!

    Sending so much love your way. I am enthralled with tarot, but I still have much to learn. I am taking my time during this learning process, and I have nothing but gratitude for your taking the time to build this website. It is helping me!

    Love & Light,
    OneLuckyDuck,ND

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    • Hi,

      Wow, what a lovely email to receive and such fantastic feedback. It really gives me a boost when I get comments like these because then I know that I am on the right track and somewhere in the world, someone is connecting and identifying with my interpretation. I am so glad you got so much out of it and thank you for taking the time to let me know.

      The very best of luck with your continued study of the Tarot.

      Blessings Be,

      Vivien (your Tarot Teacher)

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  10. Hi Vivian,
    I just discovert your teach me tarot I LOVE IT. Your writhing is so clear and wonderful to read.

    I would like to know if in the future you are going to add in teach me tarot group cards and interpretation,
    Also in the meaning of the tarot cards, to add the translation of a position, eg past, present, future, or hope and fears,
    Well i just want to say great reading your teach me tarot
    thank you
    Aline

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    • Hi Aline,

      I am so thrilled you are enjoying Truly Teach Me Tarot. You asked some questions in relation to group card readings and interpretation. I have already started this with the Daily Two Card Reading which is posted a couple of times a week on the Blog Page. It is a useful reading for doing each day. I post some of my own with interpretations and then others for viewers and students to have a go at. We have been having some really interesting interpretations and theories. There will be a lot more of this coming in the future, so keep an eye out for my Blog Updates.

      Yes to the card positions too. However, I get several mails asking me about what a certain card means in a certain position. It can mean nothing or everything, but can only be guessed at unless you take into consideration the surrounding cards. Unfortunately there is no book that will give you exact meanings for each card in every likelihood, both upright and reversed, in every position possible. Card Reading is not an exact science and one must learn to engage the imagination at times more so than their knowledge of a cards meanings. However, when both are combined, a result should be evident. We will be doing a lot of exercises around such topics.

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  11. Good morning I would like to know the cost for a tarot reading please
    Thank you
    Garrick

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    • Good Morning Garrick,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately I am not doing Card Readings at present or taking any clients due to chronic neck and back problems I am suffering along with TMJ (Trans Mandibular Joint Syndrome). I have to wear a mouth splint to correct jaw misalignment and it interferes with my speech. I am concentrating on writing my course at present while I am waiting to heal. My Card Readings are normally €50. Let me know if you would like me to recommend any other Reader to you.

      Why don’t you pull a couple of cards regarding your question, and if you like I can post the question and your cards on the site, without your personal information of course, and let some of the site users do interpretations for you. There would be no charge for this and the post would be done by me and not from you, so your details don’t get broadcast etc. Obviously, I cannot guarantee that any of the site visitors will reply as this is a Self-Study Course. Worth thinking about though and I have no objection once everything is appropriately handled.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (your Tarot Teacher)

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  12. I love this site so much , thank you for all your work!
    The Page of Cups page hit home very hard , I just had it as the 10th card in a (celtic cross) reading and the description is just so accurate.. It just .. describes me perfectly , especially the relationships part..

    How did you get this amazing insight into other peoples feelings by just these cards and how are you able to transcribe it so perfectly to us mere mortals? (I cant figure out how to word this question the way I want , I may sound confusing)

    also , are all cups people able to see spirits, or is that only for a few *lucky* cups? and since you live in a very old home with your man , can you see them there?

    heh , I ask too much..

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    • Just finding this post in my Spam section and recognised your name. Hope you are well and working your way towards a bright future and realising your goals. How do I get insight into other people’s feeling from the cards? Well, I have been a tarot consultant/teacher for many years, a Reiki Master/Teacher and a crystal healer. I am also a qualified Past life Regression Hypnotherapist. I have also studied some psychology and counselling. Over the years I have met many clients and I always give them a lot of my time. We talk a lot and discuss their situation inside out. I have heard some gruesome stories over the years. Conducting in-depth past life regressions and regressions into the spirit world (life between life) has also taught me a lot about the laws of karma and the true nature of our soul purpose in the physical. I have learned a vast amount of knowledge from my clients as a result. I read a lot too and come from a family of people watchers. What I mean by this is that we find observing people fascinating. My partner is always amazed at the amount of detail I take in when I am sitting in a restaurant or bar. I often discreetly observe a person and in my head begin to analyse their life; what they do, their relationship, where they go, how they talk, how friendly they are, have they problems etc. I then create a profile of them and whether it is right or wrong I just can’t help myself. I have one of those forensic brains.

      Also Rik, at 51 years of age, I have many life experiences behind me, some happy, some sad, some scary and some traumatic. I have been in horrific relationships when younger, had eating disorders as a teenager, my first child nearly died when she was a year old (she is now 30), my second and only other child died 6 years ago in December 2007 from cancer. He was just 11 years of age. I have experienced financial pressure and dreadful stress from pressure in work and in my personal life. I married an abusive man many years ago but thankfully am long out of it and now with a fantastic, kind and gentle soul. My health has suffered terribly in recent years and I have had several close deaths in a short space of time. All these life experiences although sounding awful, are very useful when it comes to understanding and learning about life and how people respond to it. Tarot mirrors most archetypal situations in life.

      Are all Cups people able to see spirits? I am not sure about that and I think a lot of that comes down to their conditioning from childhood. If they have been closed down by parents who think they are doing best for them or just do not understand what is happening then blocks can be formed and the ability to see spirits or other psychic abilities become suppressed.

      My son was a Cup, a typical Page of Cups. He not only saw spirits but also was able to meditate without being taught. He would do it in the school yard and then tell me when he came home of the journeys he went on while meditating. He would sit on the grass and close his eyes. Then he would see loads of colours. He would pick a colour and suddenly it would explode in front of his eyes and he would find himself travelling rapidly across land and cities. I used to ask him every day what colour he had chosen and he would tell me his story. Then one day he stopped because he said he saw bad things. War, battles, armoured tanks and buildings on fire. He told me it was in the future but he didn’t want to see any more. He also had a strong affinity with crystals and had to shop for them regularly. He would hold them in his hand and tell me all about them. Some he didn’t like because they were too strong and hurt his hands and others made him feel very calm. He would put them out under the full moon and knew how to cleanse them in sea salt water. He also knew how to use a pendulum and insisted on having his own. He would talk to the big old trees in our local forest with his pendulum and ask them if they were happy? Then one day we went to the forest and some of his trees had been cut down. He got very upset and wanted to leave. He saw auras around everyone and when I discovered this he told me he thought everyone could see them. He also saw spirits and orbs of coloured lights in our house and when we went to old buildings he would be able to sense the energy and would tell the staff that he knew where the ghosts were often seen. They would be amazed because he was always right. In school he would tell his teacher some days that the energy was very bad in the class and told my vet of the brilliant green aura that surrounded him as he treated our dog. Before he got sick, he always insisted that if he died he would come back as a ghost and let me know what life was like on the other side. He hasn’t done that so far, but he has come through unexpectedly and much to the surprise of clients who are undergoing a Past Life Regression. He just pops in and ask them to tell me that my son is here. He then passes on some nice messages to me and gives them images to relay to me from times when we were very happy before he got ill.

      Billy no longer lives in the old house but I do have some photos that are full of orbs and strange whispy smoky substances. I may post a couple when I get a chance to show you. Billy is looking to buy a house in Kinsale, West Cork, Ireland. Kinsale is by the sea and very beautiful.

      Well, I have been rattling on but I am sorry your comment ended up in my spam box.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (your tarot teacher)

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      • Oh I’m actually really glad you responded , i was fretting I offended you because I asked stupid questions or something like that..

        I see, and it may sound stupid but haven’t you ever thought of reiki and those kind of things as fake in your past days? some things just seem far-fetched to me.. I haven’t tried them though , but it just ‘sounds’ so watery.. not meaning to offend though , just curious as to if you ever doubted it all.
        Do I have this mindset because my horoscope (libra) is Air? and even more confusing is why I was so much like the page of cups.. questions questions questions , sorry for that.

        That sucks really badly , you seem very resilient though , you’re still active and living hard, as far as I can see…
        but since you’re active with tarot , couldn’t you foresee his death happening?
        it’s really awful you went through that.. you must’ve had some great experiences with him before that , though..

        I would love to see those pictures , and kinsale looks nice indeed , I always pictured you two in a rustic area , I think you would like the Bodensee in germany too , it gives kind of the same vibe but you can actually see the mountains in switzerland , it’s impressive.

        Oh and my way to a bright future is disturbed at the moment , having some trouble with choosing to do another study or trying to find a nice job from which I can learn something new , I think the easiest way to tell you anything about me is by a spread , I wonder how much you get to know from clients just by reading their spreads , you must have some serious dirt on people , if I may say it so blunt.

        1.6 of pentacles
        2.5 of wands
        3.8 of swords (down)
        4.knight of wands (left)
        5. 6 of cups (up)
        6. Ace of pentacles
        7. 5 of cups
        8. queen of swords
        9. queen of cups
        10. the hanged man

        seeing the number 7 as advice card always brings great confusion , can I see it some other way?
        Also I’m wondering , how many people in real-life often ‘buy’ a reading from you? are they always satisfied?

        and no , please ramble on🙂 I like reading about people I respect.

        -RIk

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      • Rik, I will reply to this properly tomorrow and stop sneaking in Readings for me to do!!!! Do you not think I have enough writing to do???? Just a quick look at those cards and I would say that you are doomed. I should head off to live on the side of a mountain as The Hermit if I were you!. Only joking of course. Will have a look at it properly as soon as I can. You know I can post it and ask for others’ opinions too? Anyway, you have six hundred questions that need answering so I will come back to you asap Rik. God you are demanding! By the way, how could you have offended me?

        Blessings,

        Vivien

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  13. Wow
    profound understanding.
    Thankyou.
    Jackie and Chico/Cavalier King Charles
    As presently my life is 10 Swords, he is my blessing.

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    • Oh Jackie, I sure hope that dawn has broke for you with your ten of swords and that the worst is now behind you. Let me know if it has. Oh, my lovley Cavalier, Lillie. She was my baby and I will never be finished missing her. I understand.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  14. Hi, do you do readings by phone? If yes, how much do you charge and how could I schedule one in? Karina

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    • Hi Karina,

      So sorry for taking so long to reply to your comment. I have been unwell for the last couple of months and in and out of hospital. I am only now fully back writing again. Unfortunately, I am not doing any phone Readings at present as I am concentrating on writing this course which takes up to 8 hours a day as well as my job. What I will be doing in the near future is providing a section on the site where reputable Readers can advertise and I am sure you will find someone suitable there.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (your tarot teacher)

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  15. I’m sorry😀 I feel guilty and I laughed several times at your response , you just “know everything” and it always just seems like you have nothing to do!
    I kid , I shall donate to the site , how?

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  16. I love your site, Vivien. I’m a new tarot reader and this site is my teacher, you are my teacher. Thank YOU so much. Bless you in every thing.
    much love.

    Farzana

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    • Hi Farzana,

      Welcome to my site and I do hope you both enjoy your visits to it and learn a lot about Tarot in the process. Good Luck with your studies and do take your time. There is a lot to learn and plenty more to come from me, so settle in for the journey.

      Blessings,

      Vivien (your tarot teacher)

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  17. Hi Vivien,
    I wanted to let you know how thankful I am I found your site. Rest assured that all the hard work you put into it is greatly appreciated. Thank you, I wish you health and happiness

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  18. Your tarot works are great. I accidentally dumped myself into this study and I have got a lot of insight from your website.
    Cheers
    Veena TS, India.

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  19. Just wanted to thank you for the website. It is the most insightful, thorough tarot information I have ever read and really helps to understand it better. I have been interested in tarot for over 20 years and only read for myself, as I have never felt confident to read for others, but now I feel, with the knowledge you have provided, I might be able to move forward. Thank you so much. I also wondered if you have the information in a book format that I can purchase? So I can read from a book rather than a computer screen? Thanks again.

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    • Hi Tash,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It means a lot to me to get such positive feedback. I am also thrilled that you feel you are beginning to move forward with your reading. Regarding a book, I am sure that will come in time when I have more work completed and there are still cards to be rewritten to bring them up to the standard of the rest of them. I will be moving to wordpress.org in a couple of months and hopefully will try to sort out an optional download of what I have completed to date on an a la carte basis as per the needs of the individual. That means once downloaded, you can print it out. Be warned though, you will need a lot of printer ink as the content is quite vast. I would like to see it eventually as an e-book and in hardback in three parts. I know it is a pain having to read it on a screen all the time. Please be patient and hang on in there as I am working hard to get it all together.

      Brightest Blessings,

      Vivien

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  20. A-Ho Vivian!

    I have been playing (with) the cards for years much longer than I have been a ‘lurker’ here at your site, and that’s been for more than a few years more on than off. I only rarely found anything that seemed wrongly said or done. The facts of my lack of training not with-standing…,

    I too lost a son much to young. Your empathy, energy and enthusiasm for life has been one of my main inspirations, at times you (all unknowing) literally kept me alive. I want you to know how much I respect you and what you appear to be doing and just how much your courage has kept a light on my path. I just want you to know that someone really knows how difficult that it was at times and truly blesses you for being who you are and thanks to the rest of your family for being who they are. I wouldn’t be here else…

    I am beginning to study your course. My Grandmother read the deck, she used a slightly different version of what I now know as that of Mr. Waite’s. She was more than a little fey. A redhead from county Claro and my father’s side from Waterford. I am a second generation / native american, (the OTHER grandparent). I guess it should be of no surprise to find my self in possession of knowledge sometimes that I have no verifiable way of knowing, Grandma used to say that I kenned. I feel that now is the time given to explore this part of me in depth and the Tarot feels like the text I need to focus. I am glad to have found a teacher who resonates with me.

    After checking all that I have been able to find of schools, books, apprenticeships and formal instruction I find that your teachings truly resonate with me. I am looking forward to continuing to share of some of your life as I do my best to continue to pass on what you and others have granted me. So wish me not luck but good study habits and again,

    Thanks

    Metako-a-o-yasin – A-Ho.

    Sara C. ~ ‘Scritterz”

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    • Hi,

      Well what an interesting story! So you have some strong Irish blood in you. My partner Billy is from Waterford. I am from Dublin but live in Kildare. You have a very interesting blood line and also the fact your Grandmother read the cards. I am so glad you feel that my writings resonate with you. That is all that I can hope for and that as a result of my writings tarot students all over the world can develop their reading skills and realise their full potential. Well I won’t wish you luck but good study habits as you have requested.

      I am so sorry to hear that you too lost a young child and it indeed changes us forever. However, the world continues to revolve, are hearts continue to beat and our lungs continue to inhale the oxygen that keeps us alive when it couldn’t do that for our children. We could say it is not fair but we can only guess at the workings of the universe and the whys and wherefores of spiritual law. It one day will be very clear to us and I know in my heart that the first spirit I meet when I cross over will be my son. I look forward to that day but until then, I must live.

      I look forward to hearing from you again.

      Brightest Blessings,

      Vivien

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  21. Hello Vivien, so honoured to find your site…or perhaps it discovered me? I have been introduced to the world of Tarot, if only briefly, by a friend. A unique adventure has began for me. I am interested in prior lives as I have the same re-occuring dream and a sense of familiarity with a particular town. You introduction was so honest and moving…I am sorry for all of your losses and in particular that of your son. I am so glad that you have found an avenue to persue, grow and heal those in need. Blessings from Adelaide, J.

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    • Hi you in Adelaide,

      Thank you for the lovely message you sent to me. Yes, you have set out on a big adventure and do hope you will stay around to complete your journey with Tarot. Yes, Past Lives are intriguing and I have conducted several of them. I am not sure if you have read my Past life Section on the site. I plan to upload a Generic Regression Hypnosis/Meditation which you will be able to listen to. It is only a short one. My normal sessions last up to three hours and involve deep hypnosis. I often do life between life Regressions if I have the time and a willing and suitable client. This involves bringing the subject into the Spirit World after their passing in The Past Life. Amazing information can be gleaned during their time there.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  22. Viven do you have a book out? With all the card meanings on this blog? If so where can I purchase it at? Love your site keep up the good work, I am a professional reader and have been for the past 25 years. It take a lot to impress me, and you have impressed me so much that I want to order your book. Thank you dear.

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    • Hi Cali,

      Thank you so much for your amazing comments. I am very touched. I have no book out at present as I am still working on re-writing the cards and lesson content. I know there is a vast amount already but there is still a lot more to come. I may get something organised for at least the Minor Arcana Ace to Ten in the near future and The Courts as they are practically done. I will certainly let you know. I plan to make downloads and e-books available in the coming year too. Video tutorials are also on my list so keep popping back to check out what is happening.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  23. I just wanted to pop in and let you know I appreciate all the hard work you put into your site. When I have time to pull a card in the morning, for my day, I usually end up looking up your information about it. Because you are so thorough. Just wanted to let you know it’s appreciated. Thanks again. Julie

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  24. I stumbled upon your website doing a google search for a card I had pulled for myself and have been coming back here ever since! I have even referred a friend here who also wants to learn tarot. Been trying to learn tarot for years and always gave up because I could never find a website thorough enough for my needs…I always found vague descriptions and a tiny paragraph of meaning. All over I’ve read that each card has so many meanings and that it’s up to you to figure out how to piece the puzzle together but never have I found a website like this, that goes in depth with that’s going on in the card plus gives a lengthy description of the many different elements to it. It really helps me tie the story together between the cards based on the question(s) I’m asking. Since I’ve come to this website just a few months ago, my understanding of the cards have grown so much and I’m getting more confident in my ability to read them as well. Thank you so much for an awesome website for tarot!!

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    • Hi,

      I am delighted you are finding the site useful and there will be much more coming in the near future. I still have to re-work many of the Cards but there is lots to keep you going in the meantime. I have gone into depth with the Cards because like you I always found the one paragraph meanings to be vague. There are so many facets to each Card that they all need to be examined and to be honest I will be going back to some of the Cards to add more over time as I suddenly remember other aspects of them. You do not need to remember every detail I have written. I provide the information and the student can take from it that which works best for them. There is much to choose from in each card so there is something for everyone. The very best of luck with your continued studies.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  25. Thank you for this amazing insightful knowledge. I appreciate you.

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  26. Gorgeous Vivien, I am a new student of Tarot and I thank yoy from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge on this wonderful website.

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  27. Hlo, Vivien. Loving all these wonderful tarot info. Is there a published book version available for purchase? Print catridges are so expensive.

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    • Hi Christi, Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, I know what you mean, cartridges are ridiculously expensive. No book at present. I do plan an eBook but that will also involve download and print. My written work is not yet complete but before it is, I will be looking into getting it published so hang on in there. At present I am preparing my new site to take over from this one. There will be many new extras but essentially site will remain the same. It just means that the move will enable me to make big changes in the future. Once the move has been complete, I can get back to writing in earnest. I am trying to do a bit of everything at the moment which is frustrating.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  28. I really appreciate your work. I am just a neophyte when it comes toTarot. I have been really struggling with the reading and trying to understand combinations and spreads. I am finding myself relying your site more and more. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Hi Vivien, just stumbled across yr site as I love tarot. So much wonderful information. Read yr whole About Me-section & LOVED IT!! Such wonderful vibes, with all the nature, animals, life style & spiritual background. Am right now in the Big City, but hope to one day live like that too…

    Love & Blessings to YOU!!!

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    • Hi Cats. Thanks for your lovely comments. Oh, I too am still working on finding that balanced lifestyle. Those damn curveballs keep getting in the way of peace and harmony. I would love to ban them altogether, or apply for a two to three year reprieve just so that I could catch my breath. Wouldn’t it be nice!

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  30. Hi Viven:

    Which email I’d can I get in touch with you for a tarot reading.

    Warm Regards,
    Kirti

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  31. Hello Dear Amazing and Beautiful Woman! Such an inspirational Life history of yours…… and the way you use words to describe Tarot cards is flawless! Thank you so much for sharing and letting learn the Mistery…
    God Bless You! Namaste

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    • Oh thank you Maria for such glowing comments. I am delighted you are finding the site such an inspiration on your journey through Tarot. I am very busy in college at present and not much time for my own writing but will have some new content to view shortly. I have great plans for the further development of my site so stay around. Thank you again.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  32. Hi Vivien Ni Dhuinn

    I punched in ‘7 of wands meaning’ and chose your link, read it through, then read about you.

    You see, I decided going cold turkey tonight and counted the 7 dark crema captain black cigars remaining in my red metal case.

    Or am I just a mental case? *smile*

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    • Hi Craig, oh dear, I think that 7 of Wands you drew highlighted the dilemma you are in. All those Wands waving up at you while you are trying to do the right thing by going ‘cold turkey’. I am sure those Wands began to take on the form of your cigars, all winking at you from the cigar case. No wonder you think you are a mental case! It looks like it is going to be a severe challenge and you will have to stay strong and be ever on the alert. Those cigars will try every type of underhand cheap trick in an attempt to suck you back into their claws. Once you open that red metal case, they will snap it shut on your fingers before you have a chance to retreat, and so you will be ensnared by them, doomed! The way they are rising up against you at present shows they are angry with you for even thinking about turning your back on them. They will not give up without a fight, so prepare for more dawn raids and attacks from this villainous bunch. They are sneaky and scheming. I reckon they are going to be like your shadow for the next while, tailing and stalking you relentlessly. How are you going to cope? Well the 7 of Wands indicates that you have what it takes to get the better of these guys. However, it will not be an easy battle. You will have to take the higher ground, which for each individual can mean different things. Maybe for you, your higher ground is related to health and finances. You may want to set those as your priorities. Each time you falter and find your hand reaching for that red metal case, think of how much they will cost you both health wise and financially. The figure in the 7 of Wands sets very defined goals and intends to reach them come hell or high water. He is also very competitive so you could approach this as a competition of some sort. Who will win? Have you got the stamina to last the course or are you the type who throws the towel in after encountering the first hurdle. Worse still, are you someone who couldn’t be bothered entering the competition in the first place? Don’t give in to these bullies and head wreckers. You can do it but you really want to need it badly. Light the fire within instead of a cigar. Best of Luck,

      Vivien

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      • I like it

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      • yes, I failed, but succeeded, cuz I chose a different flavour of cigar this time… 2 weeks cold turkey? Not bad…

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      • yes, I failed, but succeeded, cuz I chose a different flavour of cigar this time… 2 weeks cold turkey? Not bad… My fire within Extinguishes any external demands because I am the Master. The one who sets sail without a mast is doomed.

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  33. Hello
    Im wondering if you are still doing readings? If so Id very much like to book one
    thank you

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  34. Hi, thank you so much for sharing all this knowledge with us. It’s a great gift. And it’s real. It’s brilliant. Enlightening, even🙂 I love how detailed your tarot card signification explanations are, shows how authentic everything is. Thank you, again.

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  35. Truly teach me tarot has become my absolute favorite website for interpreting the tarot. It is a great help in my quest to understand and memorize the cards. The meanings are explained very well and are easy to understand.this is the most helpful and informative website I have been able to find.

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    • Thank you Lisa for such wonderful feedback. I am delighted you are getting so much from Truly Teach Me Tarot. I have been busy in college for the last year but am now back at my writing desk and preparing to get working on this site once more. There is a lot more to come so hope you stay around.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  36. Very nice..thank you for sharing your knowledge and for introducing your self so clearly…I now know you, like a long lost friend….welcome home.

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  37. it would be lovely to have all your tarot info in a book !

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  38. Thank you for being you! This site has an abundance of information describing the tarot. You have put together very clear meanings of the cards which will have a huge impact on my clients as well. Thank you for sharing your light, your knowledge with all of us on our journey to enlighten other with the truth, a sense of peace and healing. Many blessings to you my dear.
    Tammie – Detroit, MI

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  39. I love your website. I always consult your site when I need clarification for readings. I not professional….yet. Maybe you can guide me a little if you don’t mind. You mentioned that you don’t have a TV. I do watch television 3 to 4 hours a day. Do you think TV interferes with leaning the Tarot and metaphysics? Any comments would be appreciated.
    Thanks and please keep up the inspirational love you do.
    Philip

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    • Hi Philip,

      Thank you for loving my website. I am sorting out a new one right now to take over from this as it is a little dated in its appearance.

      With regards to TV, well I can’t imagine that 3 to 4 hours viewing a day will interfere with your tarot studies. It is always best to maintain a good balance between spiritual/psychic work and the physical. You need to remain grounded and doing some ordinary things each day, instead of becoming obsessed or engrossed by tarot, keeps you on the right side of sanity. TV can be of benefit too. What I mean by this is the content of what you are watching. Banal, brain-dead programmes will not help in the development of your intuitive and creative skills. Programmes with great or gripping story-lines, drama, thrillers, documentaries, historical or period drama will enhance your awareness and deduction skills. Hone your personality profiling ability with top rate investigative programmes too.

      Even the X-Factor can work on this level. If you watch this, do not just sit there as a passenger and only get involved on the level of which contestant is the better singer. The challenge is to analyse their individual personalities to determine which of the wonderful singers has what it takes. Uncover their strengths and weaknesses and try to second-guess who the panel will root for a they are in the industry and know their stuff. The audience are often fickle, but this in itself is useful for understanding, for want of better words, mob-mentality and how it can be compared to the dynamics of groups, circles of friends, family, work colleagues etc. in any given scenario. I have become quite astute at this and have predicted not just the winners, which for me was worked out on the basis of public mentality/sentimentality when voting, which is not always what it should be and often based on emotion rather than true star quality, but also which act would become successful win or not. By the way, I do not have a TV, but will sometimes watch stuff on my laptop if I am doing nothing else.

      Soap Operas are great for building stereotypical story-lines with archetypal characters and situations.

      So, there you go Philip. Mind you this is just my opinion but I have experience of tarot students who lose their footing in the physical and get too carried away with the whole spiritual thing. People often assume I am a sort of spiritual guru sitting around all day, coming out with amazing insightful statements but really I am just an ordinary person and you would never know from looking at me that I read Tarot at all. I have problems just like everyone else and certainly do not have all the answers. The best thing to do is keep Temperance in mind. Moderation is key and the quality of how you spend your time. Too much of anything is bad for you and that includes Tarot. Enjoy your TV time!

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  40. Hi Viven –

    I LOVE your site – you really know your cards ! – I live in Boston, US and there are a lot of Irish people here. Thanks again for all the info – your blog will really help me in my studies.

    Best

    Lara

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    • Hi Lara,

      Great to hear from you in Boston. Yes, a lot of Irish in that area for sure. Thank you for loving my site and if you have the patience to hang around, there will be a lot more content coming in 2016. College, surgery and daughter’s wedding all slowed me down so hope to be back in full swing in the new year.

      Blessings be,

      Vivien

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  41. Isabelle_kelly@yahoo.co.uk

    i would like some more info on how to teach me tarot thank u

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    • Hi Isabelle,

      Thank you for your enquiry. All the course-work to date is available for viewing on this site. Just go to the menu and you will find all the listings.

      I hope you enjoy it.

      Regards,

      Vivien

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  42. Philip Owen Perry

    I love your energy!!!

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  43. Dear Vivien, I found your beautiful website from your gorgeous picture of the eight spokes of the wheel of the year, as I am interested in the astronomy of the seasons, around what Mr Yeats in A Vision called the Great Year. Thank you so much, and wishing you every magical and gracious blessing. I am a student of the Tarot.

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    • Hi Robert,

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you posted. There is still a lot of work to be done on my site and heaps of new content to follow. I do hope you enjoy what is there, and what is yet to come.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  44. Hello
    thank you for sharing your very thorough description. I must say that I am quite terrified after reading this though. I hope that you can reply and explain what the reversed means next to a page of swords upright.

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    • Hi Elie,

      I am not sure if I responded to this query before, but if not, can you let me know which Reversed Card you are referring to next to the Page of Swords so that I can help put your mind at rest. Elie, do not be terrified of the cards as they have no power. Also you are probably zooming in on its least attractive associations.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  45. After writing my comment on the home page I was drawn to learn more about you and clicked on this page.
    I just had to let you know how much you have touched me and the knowing that it was no coincidence that I came across your website. I am overwhelmed with tears and goosebumps which is what I consider ‘a touch’ from the Angels and reassurance that I am in the right place.
    I feel my calling involves my insights and energy/crystal healing so I was surprised to learn that you are also skilled in these areas. It would be a blessing if I lived close enough to be able to connect with you because I feel like I know you personally…. Perhaps from a past life.
    Wishing you the kindest most pure blessings along with a little reminder to nurture and care for yourself and your emotions. You are truly a magnificent person and I thank you once again for sharing your gifts of knowledge with me and the world. Namaste❤

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    • Hi Bec,

      I am humbled by such your wonderful touching message. Thank you so much for taking the time to send this as it is my viewers support and encouragement that keeps me going. I am currently updating my About Page and adding some background information on my own spiritual journey. I have chronic neck, back and jaw problems which sometimes makes typing very difficult and painful. It is part of my journey and am trying to work through it at present. It is the wonderful feedback such as yours that stops me from giving up.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  46. Hello Vivien🙂 I don’t recall what drew me to your site but it is sterling! I love the way you encompass various elements and your writing is wonderfully organized. I’m in the USA and currently have a mentor but wish to make fuller use of your site than time allows right now. Please keep on! You clearly have many gifts to share and awareness of Tarot needs to spread. Thank you for your sharing, diligence and hard work! Namaste,
    Cat H

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    • Hi Catherine,

      Sorry for the tardy response. I try to reply to all my correspondence, but that means it can be a bit late. Thank you so much for you wonderfully kind comments. I do have a lot more content to create and site far from complete, a work in progress. All in time, all in good time.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  47. Merry meet!
    A dear friend led me to your website and I was immediately pulled to write you. I think for more reasons than even I know. I’m of
    Irish descent…and lately have been feeling the pull home more strongly than ever before. I’ve also been going down the Tarot study spiral, so much to learn! Thank you for this website. I’m not sure what else to say or how to say it but I’m glad I found this.
    Blessed be.

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    • Merry Meet to you too Erynn Grady,

      Well that is a fine Irish name you have there. Which part of Ireland are you descended from? I found this link on the origins of your surname http://irelandroots.com/grady.htm and of course your first name would be a more modern version of Érinn, which is Ireland herself! Glad you are enjoying the site. I have been busy with other areas of my work of late, but will be back to writing more content very soon.

      Blessed Be,

      Vivien

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  48. Philip Owen Perry

    I love your website. Very informative site. I consult with the Thoft deck and thus don’t use reversals. Your information is very helpful even though I work with the Thoft deck. My question to you is where do you get all of your extensive information?
    Bless you for all the great information you provide.

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    • Hi Philip,

      Oh gosh that is some question indeed. I have studied tarot for many years but I find when I write, the information just flows from me and I am not sure how I know what I know at times. It is probably how I tap into my subconscious as I am not great with meditation or the likes. You must understand that I do not claim to be a Tarot Expert on any level. I am not a purist when it comes to tarot or indeed any aspect of life. I hate rules and regulations which probably comes from my catholic upbringing and convent school education at the hands of nuns. I don’t adhere to any one particular tarot school of thought. I tend to view the tarot in an analytical and sometimes academic manner. I write about Tarot in my style and it may appeal to some and not to others. I see stories in all the imagery and it just comes from there. I try to give a varied approach to interpretations as it helps to expand our skills of deduction. Each card tells so many stories. I provide these stories as guidelines only for each reader will eventually associate their own stories with the cards . I try not to get too caught up in the vibe that is associated with tarot and am very down-to-earth. I will be starting back into my writing this week as I sometimes have to step back to do other essential work and correspondence etc. My writing about tarot has led to the discovery that I prefer teaching it rather than reading for others.

      Thank you for your lovely compliments.

      Blessings,

      Vivien

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  49. Hi and thank you for the lovely review. I was overwhelmed by your wonderful feedback and comments.

    With regards to the contact details, I am in the process of changing form WordPress.com to WordPress.org where I have been re-working my new site. It follows in a very similar pattern to my current one but I think it is marked out much clearer. My new site is also responsive so that should clear up that issue. I will also be making PDF downloads available so that they can be read off-line.

    My contact details will be made available on this site. At present, viewers contact me via the comments section.

    My site is definitely a work in progress and I have many plans for its further development. There is just me, so can only cover a certain amount a day. I really appreciate your suggestion regarding the newsletter for The Tarotscopes. These Tarotscopes have been put on hold at present as I am recovering from major surgery and am also preparing my new site. When everything settles down, I hope to resume this very popular monthly post.

    Thanks again for your review and I will certainly take on board your suggestions.

    Blessings,

    Vivien

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