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Tarot Readings - Buffalo, NY

Psychic Readings in Buffalo, NY - Tarot Reading
A Tarot Reading as well as Psychic readings, have been done for centuries in many different cultures and religions. Connecting to the higher spirit self, as well as to the spirit world, the cards help in the divination process. They help the reader bring guidance, help, and closure to those who seek it.

As an intuitive reader located in Buffalo, NY, I am proud to have the knowledge and the gift to read the cards. Stop by my online store Two Cats Witchery for Tarot readings, Fantasy & Whimsical art and merchandise, along with metaphysical items and supplies.

So what is a Tarot Reading?  
Well, Tarot is a tool used for divination and guidance purposes. The cards are artistically drawn with colorful images filled symbols, seasons, and meanings. There is little known of where or who used the cards first, but we do know that the Tarot were first used as playing cards for fun and games. Consisting of 78 cards, the tarot were used for entertainment in the mid 15th century throughout Europe. Tarot has been dated as far back as the 1200's, but it was in the late 18th century that the Tarot started to be used for divination and guiddance purposes. The cards were used as a pathway to the unknown and the other side. These cards were not only pieces of art, but spiritual as well. This is where the true meanings of the Tarot emerged, connecting them to Egypt, the Kabbalah, philosophy, and alchemy.

There are many old forms of Tarot decks, but the most popular and well known deck in the English countries, is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Designed by artist Pamela Colman Smith, the images are very child like in nature. These cards may seem simple, but with deeper viewing one can see much symbolism and color.

How is a Reading done?
A tradition Tarot reading consisted of two people, a seeker and a reader. A seeker is a person who is asking for guiddance or help with a certain question in their life. A reader is a person who uses their intuition and knowledge to interpret the cards. The reader helps in answering the seekers question by laying out a card pattern called a spread, and then reads the cards as she sees them. Using different meanings, symbols, colors, and details within the cards to help the seeker. Tarot is a tool, a colorful artistic tool that is used to help guide us through lifes journey. The rest is up to you.

How does Tarot work?
Tarot works when the reader is asked a question by the seeker. The reader then connects with the seeker to help guide them to make a better life decision. The cards are tools for the reader to use which help to connect with the readers own abilities. A successful reading happens when the reader has a strong sense of intuition, remains objective, describes the cards, and relays a message even if they or the seeker does not understand it yet. Many times when doing a reading, a message may seem unclear or confusing at the moment. This is normal and most of the time days, weeks, or months later the message will become clear to the seeker.

Most readers want an open communication with the seeker. Sometimes seekers feel if they have to share any information with the reader, then they are not reciving a "good" reading. This is not a useful way of thinking and will hinder the reading, cutting the information short they could otherwise receive.

How does Julia do a reading?
Julia performs each reading in a similar & ritualistic manner. When she is ready for a reading, Julia lights certain candles & places different crystals out that will help her. She then asks spirit (God, passed loved ones, spirit guides, angels, and spirit self) for guidance, protection, and help in connecting with her intuition. Viewing each reading as a conversation among the client, spirit, and herself. She encourages each person to try and tap into their intuition as well when viewing the final reading. Julia records each reading so she can translate it directly to you. Recording the reading allows Julia to not miss anything when sending it to you. For examples of how Julia does a reading, please view her Tarot reading videos.

What is an email reading format?
When you choose the email option under the reading of your choice, you will recieve the full reading, guidance, and answers in an email form. Julia does each reading similar, so no matter how you decide to get your reading (email or video) you will get the same results. Julia also sends images of the reading (cards chosen, candles & crystals used, and spread) so you can see exactly what the message is telling. With an email reading you can refer back to the written words as much as possible.

What is a video reading format?
When you choose the video option under the reading of your chioce, Julia will record the reading as a video. She then will post the video on her You tube channel and send you this link to your email. No names will be used and it will be completely confidential.

How can one do a reading from a distance?
Julia taps into her intuition when doing a reading. One does not need to be present in order for the mind to connect intuitivly. Julia also asks for help from the spirit world & from God in order to find guidance to the question at hand.

Are the readings private?
YES! Each reading is done alone and is always kept private. No names are ever released.

Is a Tarot reading set in stone?
Not at all. A Tarot reading is a tool that helps guide you through lifes many tough questions. It suggests to you what could happen if you continue along a certain path. It is up to you to choose your own direction. If you like what you are heaing, then steer in that way or that path. If you don't like what you are hearing, make the correct changes to steer away. Everyone has a will and can choose which path is best for them. It is your choice on how to use and what to do with the information you receive.

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I must state... Tarot readings on this site are for entertainment purposes only. Must be 18 years to purchase a Tarot reading. No guarantee on readings or guidance. Thank you

Eagle Spirit Guide - Animal Totem - Symbolic Meaning

The eagle as a spirit guide is of very importance. It is right up there with the owl whn it comes to the symbolic meaning of the Animal Totems. The eagle is a strong and fearless bird that sends us a powerful messages, if we are open to recieving them.

If one sees an eagle, one can believe this to be a spiritual sign or message. These signes usually come in the form of dreams (both while asleep & awake), in your third eye / minds eye, in a painting or picture, through a reading, in the Tarot cards, or in nature. If one sees the eagle, look to the message it is trying to bring to you.

The eagle reminds us to sore to greater hiegthts including, to reach higher goals and gain higher knowledge. The eagle totem is a messanger from the heavens and relays messages from the spirit world. When you see this sign, a message is coing to you from the other side. Connected to the spirit of the sun, the eagle is a sign of enlightenment and strong strength. Seak out our true emotions and true feelings about the situations in life. What is for the best and will make us happy.

Involved with creativity and the creation of things, when we see the eagle, it tells us to open the creative aspects of ourselves. We may be holding these in and not expressing them enough. Write a poem or draw a picture to release the stresses in our lives.

The body characteristics of the eagle also have meanings and messages. The feet and claws are strong, reminding us to stay grounded and to stay bonded to the earth. Even when soring to those great heights, keep a strong connection to the earth. The sharp beak reminds us when to speak, how much to speak, and how strongly one should speak. This is a true sign for communication. The beautiful and long wings represent unity, balance, and equality. The two wings works together to help the eagle in daily tasks. The are a unity between the masculine and feminine energies. Lastly the feathers help in the healing of emotions and physical ailments.

Overall, the message is telling us to defeat our fears, look beyond the horizon, have faith, and strength. See and take in all things, both good and bad, and understand they are a part of this lifes journey. Trust the messages you are receiving and stay strong.

Long Pine Needle Herb Bundle - Energy, Space Cleansing & Blessing

Pine needles have been used by many cultures for Energy, Space cleansing & blessing. Use a long Pine Needle herb Bundle for protection, home blessing and cleansing, smudge, banishing, healing, fertility, money, harmony, purification, and energy cleaning. Also to bless & clear away negative energy in a house, office space, ones self, or spiritual tools (crystals, Tarot cards, crystal balls, wands, etc.)

These pine bundles are also used for arts & crafts. For baskets making & weaving, to make mini broom or besoms, for primitive doll making, wreath making, etc. They also look very nice hanging from a window or shelf. Great Yule, winter, or Christmas decoration. Bring the outdoors in.

This bundle (shown in the images) is a Handmade bundle made from pine. Bundled with string, I make each special for the person it is for. I hand pick, wash, and bundle using my knowledge and ancestorial spirit help.

Pine needles are usually uses for spiritual, metaphysical, energy, and arts & crafts use. Every item is put together with love, my intuition, power of intent, spiritual guidance, and a blessing. These Pine bundles and many more herbs are available in the Website shop Two Cats Witchery.