Featuring Heather Mendel, The Mandala Lady. Heather is a mystic at heart. She is an intuitive who fully understands the link between the Tarot and the Kabbalah. Her readings focus on connecting the spiritual and physical in our lives.
ENLIGHTEN ME FREE
Feeling the breath of life.
Feeling the flight of spirit.
Birthing angel wings.
I hear the soul.
I hear the stars.
Tranquility washes over me.
Beauty surrounds me.
This peace of mine.
This peace of mind.
It’s so divine.
Featuring Heather Mendel is an article written by Heather. In this article, Heather shares with us how she came to be a Tarot and Oracle Cards Reader. Why she is able to link together the Tarot and the Kabbalah, and mandalas.
It is an honor for me to introduce Heather to you. She is a very caring and loving spirit who seeks to be a blessing to people she comes in contact with. She is the embodiment of what Tarot is all about.
Tarot Article by Heather Mendel
Ever notice if life calls and you don’t answer, the call gets louder till you do? Tarot first whispered in my ear many years ago when I was in my late teens. I was fascinated and also a little scared of the power of the cards to tell my future, which I was not sure I wanted. Knowing how suggestible we are, I felt that if there was anything unfavorable in a reading, it could become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Additionally, being Jewish, I felt the symbols in many of the cards were not welcoming to those of us who came from different faiths, and as my path became more clearly defined as feminist, I felt a strong patriarchal layering to the cards.
My connection to the spiritual, and an awareness that there is more to life than meets the eye, came very early in my life. My parents told the story that marked our family’s journey— during their wedding ceremony, standing under the ‘chuppah’ (the wedding canopy used in a Jewish marriage ceremony ) my mother heard something, and turning around, saw her mother had collapsed, and in fact had suffered a heart attack and died. I don’t think my mother ever got over it as she was very close to her mom. What it meant for me was that I was raised in a home in which we practiced Judaism while my parents were actively pursuing what was then called ‘spiritualism’— trying to discover more about life after death than their religious tradition was able to offer.
A mystic at heart, I followed the call of the intuitive down many other paths— acquainting myself over the years with the I Ching, the use of the pendulum, crystals, essential oils and an ongoing study of kabbalah, which was what brought me back to Tarot. Curious about the Major Arcana’s 22 cards my attention was drawn once more to the cards. 22 is an odd number in the way we count (had it 20, 21 or 25 I may never have answered the call) I was fascinated with the fact that there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and 22 pathways on the kabbalistic Tree of Life. Was there a connection? As I started to research, I found many coincidences and synchonicities that add layers of possibility and potential to meanings of the cards and ultimately led me to created The Syzygy Oracle which interweaves Tarot and the Tree of Life with a search for The Sacred Feminine.
Tarot and oracles were now very much part of my journey and within a few years I created The Sacred Mandala Lenormand and The Sacred Mandala Tarot. Why mandalas many have asked? – in fact, because I use them in so much of my work, I am delighted to know that I am referred to in some Tarot venues as the ‘mandala lady.’ (Read more on my recent blog post How Discontent Are You).
Just as my readings focus on connecting the spiritual and physical in our lives, I believe the mandala draws together both worlds. I am moved by their wholeness, complexity and design. Mandalas are a symbol of sacred geometric design, a meditative illustration of wholeness. The kaleidoscopic mandala is a celebration of our connection both to the sensory and temporal world of Nature’s color, vibrancy, and fragrance as well as our mysterious and eternal relationship to the Infinite. I bring this consciousness and appreciation of the beauty and mystery of life to my readings, my artwork and writing.
I offer readings in person in Saratoga Springs, NY and via email, phone and skype to clients in the US and abroad. From my study of kabbalah I add additional insights and layers of possibility into the cards and their connections. Believing as I do that the future, rather than being prescripted, is in process— being created by the beliefs we hold, the thoughts we think and actions we take, my approach to cards is to view them as a storytelling device that helps us focus on what is happening right now, in the present moment, so that clients can make the most informed decisions they can as they consciously create the future that wish to manifest.
Articles about professional Tarot Readers are articles written by the features professional Tarot Readers themselves. In these articles, the Readers talk about their passion for the Tarot, their philosophy, and about their respective Tarot Reading Service. To read an article by the featured Tarot Reader, scroll down and click on the name of their Tarot Service.
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Recommended Professional Tarot Readers, by Evergreen. This is the list of Tarot Readers I would go to if I needed a Tarot Reading done. These are Tarot Readers that I have met online, and that I am impressed with.
Recommended Professional Tarot Readers, by Evergreen
Featuring Lion Heart Tarot is the first in a series of Tarot Blog Articles in which I present to you a Professional Tarot Reader that I have met online. I asked each one of these Readers to write a short article about themselves and the Service they offer to us all.
Featuring Lion Heart Tarot. In her article, Carleigh – of Lion Heart Tarot – talks about herself, and why she does Tarot Readings for people on a professional basis. She shares with you her love and passion for the Cards.
Carleigh is a wonderful Tarot Reader and Blogger. I often read her blogs which are always full of interesting Tarot notions. She is a beautiful soul, with a wonderful writing style.
What follows is Carleigh’s article in which she presents herself to you. You can also follow her article link that brings you to her professional blog. To get there, click on Lion Heart Tarot Blog.
Carleigh – of Lion Heart Tarot
Hello Doll Babes!
It is an honor to be featured on Nicole’s blog!
I am a tarot reader, spiritual and emotional healer and mystic seeker. I look to tarot to help me dive deep into my psyche and make peace with my shadow in order to create a life of my own design. I have been practicing tarot for 5 years, and it has changed me in so many wonderful ways. It is definitely an organic relationship. At times, it is a passionate romance where I feel myself enchanted by its beauty and mystery. Sometimes tarot is like a frim parent who is calling you out on your shit. Sometimes it is a comforting friend, an empowering ally or soothing counselor. You absolutely get out what you put in.
As someone who has struggled with depression, anxiety and abuse in the past, I was looking for a tool that would help me to empower myself and allow me to delve into these issues from a grounded place. I wanted a mirror that would reflect the state of my psyche back to me so I could identify the areas in need of healing. Tarot became that tool for me.
My first deck was the Golden Tarot, a lovely mixed media, renaissance inspired deck. It is biased on the Rider-Waite-Smith system and provided me with a strong foundation on which to build my practice. This deck still holds a special place in my heart. It was the first step on this path which has challenged and fulfilled me so much.
About a year ago I decided to start reading for others. I have read for friends and family as well as lovely souls I have met on the wacky world wide web. It has been an amazing, empowering experience for me! I will be opening an official shop later this year where you can purchase readings from me. As for now, I am still in beta testing, so feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for readings.
I am not the reader who will predict how many kids you will have or whether or not that hottie at work is your soul mate. My readings are always focused on personal development and empowering you as an individual. It is about co-creating the life of your dreams and harnessing your inner magick, which is really much more helpful to you in the long run.
Tarot is a powerful, wonderful system which surprises me every day. It is an honor to share it with all of you.
Featuring Professional Tarot Readers is a series of Tarot Blog Articles that introduce some of the Professional Tarot Readers you can find online. When looking for a Tarot Reader over the Internet, it is a good idea to read about them before paying them to do a Reading for you. In this series of Articles, various professional Tarot Readers will write about the Service they offer you.
Featuring Professional Tarot Readers you can find online. Hello there, my name is Evergreen of Tarot Reading By Evergreen. Many Tarot Clients go to several Tarot Cards Readers in hopes of making sure of the accuracy of a Reading given to them. So I thought I would introduce to you some of the professional Tarot Readers I have met online, and more importantly – that I trust.
I thought I would ask some of them to write a short article about themselves; so that you may get to know them better. Click on articles by professional Tarot Readers to go read about them. An interesting part of Tarot is the Readers themselves. We share with you our love and passion for the Tarot. We also share with you, our qualities and abilities to read and interpret the Cards for you.
A professional Tarot Reader is someone who will Read and interpret your cards in exchange for money. You work hard for your money so you might as well make sure that the Tarot Reader you choose to do the Reading for you is accurate. That the Reader knows what they are doing.
Click on the link on EVERGREEN’S RECOMMENDED TAROT READERS so to find a list of Tarot Readers that I recommend to you (including myself of course). Come back from time to time, so to discover those I will be adding to this list as time goes by.