Tarot refers to cartomancy, or a card-based system of divination organised in a specific structure. With a total of 78 cards, a typical tarot deck has 22 Major Arcana cards—the picture cards—and 56 Minor Arcana cards—the suit and court cards from which we get today’s standard deck of playing cards. There is also a symbolic language to the art on each card that, together with the structure, allow a tarot deck to be read not unlike a book.
Why is Tarot?
Divination can be defined as “perception by intuition or instinctive foresight.” Methods of divination—such as cartomancy and astrology—have been utilized for centuries within spiritual traditions as means of communing with unseen forces.
While some may consider these forces to be higher powers or non-human entities, I invite you to consider the unseen forces of your own intuition and will power. Indeed, your intuition and will power are forces you can communicate with. Tarot is a tool for doing so.
Reading the cards can be a tool for tapping into one’s own inner self—for reflection, improvement, resolution, and empowerment.
Having cards read for you can provide fresh perspective channelled from an intuitive source, to help guide that journey into one’s self.
I am grateful for the opportunity to provide unique reading experiences and hope my readings will, in some way, be that guiding help.
“During a critical point in my life, going through deep loss and grief, Ada provided a detailed reading that brought me clarity, hope, and a fresh direction for the future. I’m forever grateful.”
Mark M, musician & professor (2021)
Request a Reading
There are three types of readings available, depending on the complexity of the query or the desired depth requested by the querent.
If you are uncertain of which reading is right for your query, I welcome you to open a dialogue with me personally, so that we may determine the best, most appropriate option. To do so, submit your concern through the Contact form. You will receive a response from me within 24 hours.
A single-card draw, most suitable for quick wisdom & inspiring guidance.
The same name you used when requesting the reading,
Your contact method of choice, and
What your query was.
I keep record of all my readings and am happy to help you regain access to yours.
What spreads are used in the Intui-Card Readings?
I will often create a spread unique to each reading, with a function of design that supports the most accurate response.
If a more traditional spread—such as the Celtic Cross—is appropriate or specifically requested, I will use it.
Can I request a specific spread be used for my Intui-Card Reading?
You are welcome to request specific spreads. Should I have questions about your requested spread, I will contact you before the reading to clarify.
What to Expect: Decks & Aesthetics
Or should I say… aesthedecks?
What deck(s) do you use or are available?
Tarot decks include:
Golden Art Nouveau Tarot by Giulia F. Massaglia, Lo Scarabeo, and Llewellyn
The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson and US Games Systems Inc.
Rider-Waite Tarot by Pamela Colman Smith, A. E. Waite, and Rider Publishing
Santa Muerte: The Book of the Dead by Fabio Listrani and Llewellyn
Starman Tarot by Davide and Esther De Angelis and Lo Scarabeo
Tarot Egyptien: Grand Jeu de L’Oracle des Dames – Methode D’Etteilla et du Livre de Thot by Éditions Dusserre
A Thousand and One Nights Tarot by Léon Carré, Lo Scarabeo, and Llewellyn
Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley, Lady Frieda Harris, and US Games Systems Inc.
Zerner Farber Tarot by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber
Oracle decks include:
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth
The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud
Other divinatory flair:*
Yoga meditation cards
Crystal vibe aesthetics
* Other items used in a reading may include but are not limited to a pendulum, rune stones, meditation cards, crystals and other elements of nature, specially chosen colours, fabrics, art backdrops, and any hand-selected items that may energetically or aesthetically enhance a reading.
Can I choose a specific deck for my reading?
Absolutely! During the query submission process, you’ll be given an opportunity to request a specific deck or leave it as Reader’s Choice.
If you leave deck selection as Reader’s Choice, I will intuitively select which deck(s) to use.
Can I request multiple specific decks be used in my reading?
Yep! The deck selection allows multiple selections be made, when appropriate.
Quality Queries: Best Practises
What is a ‘query’ and ‘querent?’
Query is the question asked by the querent.
Querent is the person asking the question.
Are queries always formatted as questions?
Traditionally, it is common for queries to be posed in the form of questions. For example, “How can I cultivate more stability in myself?” or “What are the biggest pros and cons I should be aware of where regards this topic?”
Any sort of query can be posed, however, and is not required to be in the form of a question. Something like, “I’m seeking guidance or insight where concerns present financial matters,” or “I’d like a general reading on these areas of my life,” are examples of such non-question queries.
What if my query is unclear or I need help phrasing my query?
I am happy to help clarify any phrasing of queries.
If I am unclear on what is being asked, I will reach out to you with any questions I may have.
Likewise, if you’re not sure how to ask something, I can partner with you in determining your core concerns.
It is important to me that I understand your query so I can respond with the greatest relevancy and accuracy.
Can you give any advice on submitting good queries?
1) Consider your responsibility of choice.
Simple, mundane concerns with little to no consequence tend to receive joke-like, snarky, unclear, or completely irrelevant responses in the cards. Queries that can and should be easily resolved by you are best resolved by you.
2) Acknowledge your own power of will.
No form of divination can predict in certainty, as future occurrences are yet unwritten. Yes, there are potentials, but fate and free will are forever intertwined, and do not overpower one another. Rather, they stay in balance, just like all contrasting forces. Queries such as, “What will happen if…” or “When can I expect…” suggest you are merely a player in a predetermined story with preprogrammed results, rather than the powerful creator you are, ever adapting to the flux of life around you as you chart your own destiny.
3) Respect the autonomy of others.
Just as you have free will and right to choose, so too does everyone your query may concern. Questions asked on behalf of other parties or involving the personal choices of other parties should be left to those parties to seek answers for. “What do they feel about me?” or “How can I get them to like me?” are at worst non-consensual and at best inappropriate for the tarot format.
4) Avoid YES/NO questions.
While there are ways of determining possible YES/NO responses, they are not the most appropriately formatted queries. Often, a simple rephrasing will do. Rather than, “Will I get the job?” consider instead, “What steps can I take (or am I taking) toward income(or job) security?”
5) Request query assistance if needed.
As your reader, I am here to help. If you find it difficult to phrase your query in the form of a question, have too many details bouncing around in your head, or feel at all overwhelmed with determining how to ask something, we can partner together to ensure your query accurately addresses your concern.
Sensitive Data: Privacy & Payment
How is my personal information used?
Your privacy is important.All submitted information remains strictly confidential and is only used to provide the agreed-upon service(s).
All payment information is processed through secure payment servers, for only those products and services authorised.
No payment information is saved and no personal data is shared.
What methods of payment are accepted?
All major US credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
Express Checkout via ApplePay or GooglePay
Cash on delivery*
*Cash on delivery is available for special circumstances only or if payment has been arranged through other means.
What’s your Refund Policy?
All sales are final once a reading has been completed.
Refunds will not be issued for any reading that has been completed.
Refunds may be issued in the rare occurrence it is appropriate to do so. Such occurrences may include but are not limited to:
Payment is received with no query questionnaire response within 24 hours of order being placed, and no attempts toward resolution have been successful.
Questions or concerns prior to conducting a reading are neglected or not responded to within a reading’s initial 72 hour period.
Errors, technical difficulties, or emergencies result in a failure to complete a reading within the allotted 5-day period.
“I have known Ada for about four years now, and we met under the most sensitive of times for both of us. We were both on our spiritual path and it just so happened it was time to cross those paths. I myself am a mystic of sorts, depending on the lingo you resonate with, but I am a healer at heart.
I myself have done readings and other healing modalities, and in this whole universe, I have only trusted Ada to be my personal translator from Spirit, when I myself could not get out of my own way. Ada brought so much enlightenment to my path by sharing the sensitive information my soul was projecting, and the universe wanted me to hear though her readings… and because of her, I am on the right path. I left a past of pain and suffering, only to have been directed on the path to happiness by Ada’s gifts.
I was at a crossroads: staying in a marriage of twenty-three years of my worst fears coming true or taking a chance at true happiness of choosing myself. Well, after many conversations with Ada and a couple of readings, I chose my new path and found my happily ever now. Ada was most accurate with the information and my trust in Ada from our history led me to make the best decisions for me.
My soul is happy, my spirit is at peace and I am living my life with balance and harmony. I would go back to Ada in a heartbeat if I had found myself blocked again… But ever since the last insightful reading with Ada, I’m happy to say I’m on the right path.
Thank you Ada for your profound presence in my life and for always being a beacon of truth, trust, and understanding.“