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Surrey UK based Tarot Reader, Astrologer and Creative Artist.
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Here’s what Jane and Bobbie have said about my web-site
The web site that Toni offers for the interpretation of the tarot cards and other on-line course work was the best I had come across after spending hours scanning various sites on the internet. It was quite obvious that Toni had done much research into, not only the history of the cards, but also their different meanings - i.e. on this level and also the spiritual level. Her level of intuition is excellent and brings a breath of fresh air to the reading -- blending the intuition with the objective. Well done Toni ! I would recommend Toni's interpretation and readings for anyone interested in their highest good for this journey, and I wish Toni every success with the site.
I had the good fortune of coming upon your web site site today. I love your insight into the Tarot and your artwork. I have been using the Orphalese Tarot program for about a year now and it is great; of course after seeing your beautiful deck I had to add it to my progam.
Read sent this lovely email after he’d purchased by book, The System of Symbols, a new way to look at tarot.
I was sold on your book after reading "The System of Symbols: A New Way To Look At Tarot." I felt you were echoing exactly my thoughts. Those reasons are really why I usually prefer reading playing cards. In the past, I have made my own tarot deck combining two packs of playing cards. I like the size of playing cards and detest the oversized versions of tarot. I have tried using illustrated tarot cards over and over again and now have gotten rid of most my cards, since I never use them, and I am not a collector of decks.
In the just brief time I have had to begin reading the book, already I have found new and interesting information. I never knew the High Priestess is also known as the Veiled Lady! I bet very few others do, either. I also found extremely interesting your comments on the first and second cycles of the major arcana.
I also note that you have cards relating to sexual drives and matters, which most writers on tarot simply ignore. I feel it is important to have the information, too, as, unwilling as most people are to admit, sex is an area in one's life that needs to be recognized properly!
I am most enthusiastic about this material, and will start incorporating it in my readings immediately--gradually adding more and more as I come to understand that material better. I especially like the fact that you provide a remedy for matters for each card. This is what most tarot readers and writers on tarot DON'T give or even know.
Anyone REALLY wanting to learn tarot should get your book!
This page is created not only to let you know what others think of my services, but also written in praise of all the lovely people who take the time to send messages expressing their gratitude to me.
Working as a tarot reader and astrologer can often be a lonely business. I am the keeper of secrets, a friend in times of need and a confident to many. Therefore I always feel overawed when people take the time and effort to send me an email, or pop a card in the letterbox to say thank you and offer feedback.
Any form of spiritual reader only knows how good...or bad...they are once a client has offered some kind of rapport, some time in the future. I mainly work with future trends, and it is only you, the client, who truly knows what comes to pass.
Michael has been sending me feedback since buying my book.
Thank you very much for your reply and yes, I am enjoying your book.... In fact, its probably one of the most informative of books concerning the tarot around.... I like the way the gunas have been incorporated from the Hindu chakra system and woven neatly into the tarot. It doesn't matter how much experience you have in using the cards, their will always be something more to learn.....and their are those who write to unravel the mystery of the cards (ie, books filled only with meanings, meditations and pictures) and they're are those who write because they want others to have a deeper appreciation for the significance of the tarot's symbolism etc... I guess that you fall into the latter category. Your book has shown me a positive perspective.
Your book, honestly, is amazing, I've read 100's of books over the years, (since the age of 9) and yours is.... priceless
By the way, I LOVE the interpretation on the court cards.... so you have managed to come up trumps!!
The wand and the pentacle court cards are probably the most difficult to address but I find your expressions comfortable as i can easily relate to them... You see, what you are aiming at as an author is to help the student identify with the court cards based on your experience as opposed to learning a fixed meaning of the cards... fixed meanings don't allow the flexibility and creativity for the student to expand and increase their awareness however, your book does... I am beginning to feel confident in achieving a closer relationship with my pack (the Gilded tarot) than ever before, even though I have been reading professionally for many years... I guess that a different perspective is what we need time and time again to help us stay in contact with the cards....
Your book rocks!
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