One of my dearest friends in the metaphysical world is Theresa Reed — she is a wise momma Tarot reader who is devoted to her clients, the art of tarot reading, and helping all of those interested in taking their Sacred Arts work to the next level find success and prosperity. Theresa and I recognized kindred spirits in each other right out the gate and this year we have partnered on our monthly Talking Shop Show — these shows are FREE and host a sizzling line up of guests — those who know me know that I only partner with people who are impeccable in their walk and integrity-Theresa is both!
In her own words: Theresa Reed (alias: The Tarot Lady) is an intuitive Tarot reader, astrologist, teacher, mentor & yogi with over twenty years of professional experience, industry street cred for miles, and thousands of clients in her digital Rolodex. She’s devoted to helping people make better decisions & lead happier lives — using Tarot as an investigational tool for confident, bold & emotionally-intelligent action — in life, in love & in business. She is also the founder + leader of The Mystical Mogul Movement – a mission to help spiritual + metaphysical business owners get their sh*t together, build strong + profitable empires, and experience the freedom they want + deserve. Because running your own business is HOT — and even mystics gots to pay the bills.
Your home on the web is The Tarot Lady-tell us about The Tarot Lady-the name, the vision, the mission!
I have to laugh when I think of the very unoriginal way I came up with the name for my business. I decided to go with The Tarot Lady because my clients would often tell me that they would think “I need to go see that tarot lady” when they were looking to book their appointments or coming to see me at a live event. Sometimes they would remember me as “that tarot lady” versus my real name.
My mission is quite simple: helping people. I’ve always been a “helper” personality as long as I can remember. Pitching in, giving advice, solving problems – this has been my life path. I’m a good listener and I’m also blessed with uncommonly good common sense and a killer connection to my intuition. It’s through those skills that I try to assist people with their problems. I also have a good sense of humor and one of my other not so secret missions is to get people to lighten up. So often people take life way too seriously – I prefer a playful approach. Helping people to learn to find the positive (even if only a positive lesson/takeaway from a situation) is also important to me.
My vision? I want to see people living consciously. I feel that one of the reasons why people have problems is because they do/say/choose things without thinking of the consequences. And then they wonder why they are not happy/successful/fulfilled. When you adopt a more contemplative mindset, you are more likely to make choices that support a happier life. I am always trying to help people find that through my readings and classes.
You have so many wonderful offerings for your clients-one of the ones I love the most is a newer program, Mystical Mogul-tell me about this program-why you created it and who needs to have it now!
Mystical Mogul is a 25-day e-course for anyone who works in the metaphysical industry. It was developed because I’ve heard so many of my fellow mystics and healers complain that they struggle with their businesses. I’ve always assumed I was lucky in my business because I’ve been going strong for over 20 years – but what I realized was that I actually have some great business instincts which have contributed to my success. I wanted to share some of my best business tips with my tribe so that they can build sustainable and profitable businesses.
Whether you are a tarot reader, astrologer, Reiki healer, occult shop owner, massage therapist, yoga teacher, etc., you’ll find practical and completely doable tips that you can implement immediately to build your business. Plus it’s only $25! That little investment may make a difference that pays for itself over and over and over again. Why not invest in your business and get some know-how from someone who’s been in your shoes and transcended the problems? It’s a no brainer!
One of the quotes on your site is…” the cards tell a story, but you write the ending…”-I LOVE this, tell me about your philosophy when it comes to tarot reading?
In my opinion, tarot is a practical tool that shows you where your path may lead and what obstacles you may encounter on the way. It gives you a road map so that you can make more conscious decisions. Nothing is ever written in stone – you are always the master of your destiny. Cards can show you the way but you always have the option to change things at any time you desire.
Sometimes people believe that they are “victims of fate” and they assume a tarot reading will spell out their entire destiny for them. I believe that we are co-creators with the Universe and therefore, a reading can show you possible outcomes but you still steer the boat. It’s about personal responsibility for the life you want rather than assuming you just get some “lot in life” and have to eat it.
Tarot CAN predict and often times remarkably so – but you know what? Your own actions will predict far more. I always like to say that the only person who will ever be 100% accurate for your life is YOU.
The feeling I get from much of your work is that you fuse what I think of as the intuitive arts with a very down-home, practical approach — how do intuition and practicality work together for you?
In my opinion, intuition is a practical skill. I’m serious about that. Your gut will often tell you if something is right or wrong. Yet we tend to ignore it. Why is that? It’s often because our egos or our fears get in the way. I’m not only a believer in trusting that spidey sense but I’m also a proponent of taking responsibility for your life.
You want a great life? It requires work. No one just inherits a fabulous existence. It’s all about being true to yourself and making an effort. I like to listen to my gut and then take the necessary actions to move my life forward – and that’s what I also try to do for my clients.
Sometimes I run into people who don’t want to do the work. They want a tarot reader to wave a magic wand and say that “Mr. Right will come into your life and you’ll live happily ever after” without you having to lift a finger. If you want that kind of reading, I’m not your girl. I’m here to look at possibilities and strategies so you can MAKE shit happen….not just sit around and hope for it.
If you could give one piece of wisdom to my readers today, what would it be?
It’s a piece of advice I give often: be better, not bitter. That means that no matter what your life has been up until now, make the most of it and keep going. Don’t look at your issues in an “I’m screwed” mindset. Start looking at what you can do to move forward in a positive manner. If you have the vision, the instinct, and the positive effort, you can create your own miracles.