As some of you know, one of the things I am famous for are my bomb-ass tarot card and numerology readings. I've read for friends for the past 17 years, and have also read for the public at street fairs, in my home, and, briefly, at a truly weird Toronto psychic hotline. I have many testimonials from folks I've read for about the accuracy, straight upness, and helpfulness of my readings. Recently, I've decided to start offering readings again, as a service to my community.
About my readings:
Tarot is a set of cards that were probably developed by Roma people. The Tarot deck consists of four minor suits and one major suit; the major suit, known as the Major Arcana, traces all the possibilities of a life from conception to revolutionary satisfaction.
My deck: I use the Collective Tarot (http://thecollectivetarot.blogspot.com/) an amazing deck grounded in people of color, queer and gendervariant, disabled and other communities. I also read from Daughters of the Moon deck for many years.
I don't do readings where I tell you, "You're going to meet someone at 7-11 next Tuesday who's going to change your life." I offer is an intuitive reading that can clarify what's going on in your life, how your
past history, legacies and choices are affecting your current decisions, and what your sources of strength and options are as you move into your future. If you have questions about lovers, healing, money, moving, destiny, work, school, depression, big or little life decisions- or if all hell is breaking loose in your life - tarot can help you figure out what the hell is going on.
As a disabled queer femme of color, I look at how past legacies of trauma, abuse and oppression can affect the options you choose as you work towards freeing yourself and creating your life, as well as how our ancestors, communities and genius individual survival strategies can be resources for you.
I'm in touch with spirit but not woo-woo to the point of annoyance. I'm also sex/poly/kink-positive, queer and trans positive, criptastic, respectful of many choices and live a life centered around QTPOC community, culture and activism.
Numerology: Numerology is a system of divination that's been used by many cultures, from Egyptians to South Asians to the early Christian Gnostics. It's a system that sees a relationship between numbers and reality. In numerology, your birth date is boiled down to a single digit that corresponds to a Tarot card, which then gives insight into your life path, gifts and challenges. It's also possible to figure out the numerology for your current year, which can show you why all of a sudden certain patterns, challenges and gifts are hitting you upside the head.
Services and prices:
One hour tarot card reading: $30-$60 slidling scale
Numerological reading: soul destiny, personality, current year: $30
Tarot and numerology: $50- $70 sliding scale
Readings take approximately one hour, though I'm open to negotiating a quick and dirty reading. Combination tarot and numerology readings will take closer to 1.5-2 hours. You can visit me in my beautiful Southwest Berkeley home or I can come to you. I'm open to coming to most spots in the East Bay and San Francisco. Locations that are further away (Marin, South Bay) will necessitate a travel fee to cover gas and tolls. I also do video Skype, phone and g chat readings.
This is a great gift for someone for their birthday, anniversary or graduation. If you or someone you know is having a kid, I'm happy to do their numerology. I'm also open to being booked for parties and events-
please contact me for details.
Please spread the word. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
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