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Surrey UK based Tarot Reader, Astrologer and Creative Artist.
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Another irony was that my room mate at college read and painted Tarot cards and as much as she tried to involve me I shunned such stuff, knowing that I was too vulnerable and wide open without the need for such tools. Hence it wasn’t until a few years later that I accepted my first initiation into reading the cards. I was supposed to be having the reading and the reader slyly slid the pack across to me and said “No, you do one for me.” And I did just that.
Through my study of the manuscripts the symbols were by now old friends. The suits and numbers all resonated with my knowledge of numerology and the cards offered a natural vehicle to open up my “knowing” for positive purpose. God had shown me the way to use my gift to help the individual and offer healing, guidance and insight.
Thus Tarot found me and not me it.
My interest in art and photography persists and I have pleasure in displaying a selection of my stock photographs. My Tarot cards are created with Serif 3D3. Image making in all its versatility is fun, both inside the mind and at a more earthy level.
People often assume that I made a conscious choice to become a Tarot Reader. In fact it was exactly the opposite.
My early childhood was steeped in “knowing” what would happen. Spontaneously I reacted to these “knowings” as if they were fact, something I readily accepted, but which those around me did not. Looking back on it now I realise that they must have thought me a rather strange and obscure child, for it was not until I was about 17 that I discovered that other people did not “know” and experience things in the way that I did.
My turning point was yet another one of my “prophetic” dreams. A horrific nightmare about a plane crashing and lots of people being killed. The plane crashed. In exactly the manner and location in which I had seen it. In my naivety I went round school telling everyone why it had crashed, for in my dream I had seen the problem and tried to stop people from boarding. Everyone thought I was being my normal weird self until the plane's black box was analysed and my “knowing” was proven to be true. I became an outcast, avoided and shunned for being different.
Lonely and miserable I turned my attention to my passion in life. Art. Often I felt that I had leapt out of the womb with a paintbrush in my hand because all I ever wanted to be was an artist. With a love of Pre-Raphaelite work I started to delve deeper into their source material and consequently began studying illuminated manuscripts. In order to comprehend the symbolism of manuscripts I began investigating scriptures from all cultures and ended up studying philosophy which also incorporated Vedic numerology. Ironically I had been taught the magic of numbers at primary school in an extra lesson called modern maths, and as this knowledge was rekindled suddenly all of the pieces being woven started to form a much clearer picture.
I had spent time shaking my fist at God and screaming “why me?”, why show me these things before they happen if I can do nothing to avert them. I had tried to comprehend why I should be like this while others are not. The answers were slow in coming and meanwhile I left college with an HND in photography, having occasionally upset my tutors by having friends re-enact my dream scenarios so that I could photograph them. Later I was to comprehend that these cathartic visualisations were in fact past life memories.
To view art images that inspired me go to Inspiration
I have been a professional Tarot Reader for over 20 years and a professional Astrologer for over 14.
About Toni Allen tarot reader and astrologer
In both subjects one never stops learning, or sharing ones knowledge and experience and I hope that you will enjoy the hints and tips I pass on.
Currently I have a large home based clientele, give two lectures on Tarot a week at the prestigious Champneys Forest Mere Health Farm in Liphook, where clients may have a personal reading afterwards and teach Tarot at The Runnymede Adult Learning Centre. I offer Tarot Parties, lectures and workshops on both subjects, and teach privately. See Services Offered
With Astrology I tailor make each consultation to suit the individual’s requirements. People come to me looking for personal insight, career guidance, relationship dynamics and exact timing for special events such as weddings. Synastry, the art of comparing two or more charts, is one of my specialties and I work in the field of couple counseling and family issues. There is no limit to the number of charts that can be synthesised and many clients have gained great insight into the workings of their family and personal relationships.
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My book on how to read tarot, The System of Symbols, a new way to look at tarot, is now available. You can order it here or find out more here.
If you’d like to book a phone reading with me then drop me an email and we can arrange a suitable time for you to have your tarot reading. I’m also an astrologer so you might like to also consider how astrology can help guide you.
Full current price list available on request.
I accept payments via cheque and PayPal. You no longer need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal so this is a very quick and convenient way to make an instant payment if you’d like your reading quickly.
You can find out more about the tarot and astrology services I offer here.
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