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My Journey with Tarot

by Rev. Katelyn Bissat

September 7th, 2022

My Journey

My journey with tarot began in the early 2000’s when I was a teenager looking for answers about my intuitive nature. My teenage friends and I spent many Friday nights consulting our cards, asking life’s big questions…or so we thought lol! I still remember the magic of buying my first deck but then learning that tarot decks are meant to be gifted.

Tarot cards were first used for occult and fortune telling in France during the 1780’s. Tarot decks have been around since the 1430’s, they were invented in Italy as a card game. A traditional tarot deck is comprised of 78 cards, which are divided into two groups: the major arcana (22 cards) and the minor arcana (56 cards).

My Favourite Deck

I have several decks, including the popular Rider-Waite deck, which is recommended for beginners to learn the symbolism of each card. This deck was originally illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith under the supervision of Arthur Edward Waite. My favourite deck, which I received as a gift, is the Goddess Tarot. Why is it my favourite deck? Well, it works like magic! I feel like my energy is attuned to this deck as the readings are always spot on and if I’m not understanding the message that they are trying to portray to me, I’ll reshuffle and often receive the same cards over again. I’ve completed numerous readings with this deck for family and friends and the cards never seem to fail.

Why do I love tarot cards? They are a great divination tool that gifts the reader with insights into life’s experiences. They can often gift us with much needed clarity or a point of view that was hidden or realized.

Do you have a favourite tarot deck? If I’ve sparked your curiosity and you are interested in a reading you can reach me at

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