Hi Madam Talitha! Welcome and thank you for taking the time to answer our interview questions! We're really excited to have you on board and would love to share your story with the PsychicWorld.com blog visitors.
Psychic World: Your name and how you describe what you do:
Madam Talitha: My assigned name is Madam Talitha - this was given to me by my spirit guide some time back and it resonates with me. In the original language it is about being raised from the dead and I feel that by using it, I am reborn from my old self that did not want to follow the path and actively blocked my intuitive insights. The welcome update is that now I follow the old ways and have been a member of a closed Strega (Italian Witchcraft) group for the last 19 years: blessed to have fellowship with so many wise women. When doing a reading, it is from a higher place - the ancestors speak through me, whether it is a quick one card or a very insightful 10 card reading.
Psychic World: Do you have a story about how you got started? How long have you been working with your gifts?
Madam Talitha: My mom calls me her gypsy girl and probably with good reason:) I am drawn to how the cards reveal things hidden. What is interesting is that simply showing a client the card, it resonates with them - as I describe it they know deep within their selves what the message is. Funny thing: one thinks of the cartoon tarot reader as just entertainment, however, there is a lot of truth in jest.
I started this journey by using the standard approach, card layouts and meanings. Over the years as I read up more on the symbols, images, colours and numbers I could see so much more and channel deeper insights - in short my guide urged me to step it up a notch! Many clients later, I found my voice and it was so satisfying to have repeat appointments where people simply want to know what is really going on in their lives. Probably because of my initiation into this divinatory method my customers can rely on quick, one card readings on a daily basis.
Psychic World: What are your favorite tools/decks/methods of reading?
Madam Talitha: I started out with the standard Rider-Waite deck: the detail is amazing! I also have a Thoth deck and a rather naughty one which is not for the general public LOL! Presently I am working with the Radiant Rider-Waite deck, mainly because the colours are very vivid, the pictures are in sharp focus and they have an amazing glossy feel while I shuffle them.
I am studying the original method used by the Golden Dawn Order - the interpretations are more pointed, insightful and deeper than what I am used to. I like the naming of the cards, a bit archaic but very descriptive, for example the Nine of Wands is known as "The Lord of Strength" and meanings are assigned to the card depending on whether dealt straight up or reversed. The polarities fascinate me and I find it is a deeper reading when we see this particular card for exampled reversed in its house, i.e when it is the Future card upright it is about facing a threat, whereas when it is reversed it if about losing what you have gained, indicating that a lack of courage is present.
Psychic World: Are there any areas you adore working in? (love, career, empowerment)? Or any people you feel that you connect with best (single women who are healing from a past relationship/those who are looking for spiritual advancement)?
Madam Talitha: I prefer not to know too much information. Yes, a detailed question is good - but an overall quick one card draw in my experience holds a lot of information and my guide communicates that very clearly. Whether it is about luck, love or money etc. my inner voice speaks the truth of the matter at hand, even if it seems obscure. I am currently opening a periscope channel primarily to focus on the "fortune cookie" aspect, where seekers of answers can get a reply without showing their question - should be fun!
Psychic World: Any stories about working with a client that you'd like to share or any paranormal/enlightening/near death experiences you feel were significant to your work?
Madam Talitha: All readings are extremely confidential. I have had situations where the granny lines up all the family and wants me to point out the person identified in the card! They were a little upset when I refused as the interaction is and will always remain private. An interesting session was where the client hired me for a fun night to celebrate her daughter's coming of age sleep over party - and no! my lips are sealed!
Psychic World: Anything else you'd like to add?
Madam Talitha: Currently working on a song with a good friend - it's about the four queens (fire, earth, air and water) with some visualisations based on the cards and musings on our African animal friends / totems. Such inspiration as I don't sing, yet love rhythm! You can find me online sporadically as I also serve my life coaching clients. Based in South Africa my time zones are a little different to yours: however, I always honour and reply to your chat requests if I'm offline and do my best to set up a time that will suit you.
My blessing to you, wherever you are, whatever you are doing and whichever question you are looking to have answered is that on your life journey your soul will experience peace, prosperity and plenty of whatever you wish for.
Love and light, Madam Talitha
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