|Q: What motivated you to write Tarot Made Easy?
A: Aside from the fact that I just have to discover answers for myself,
I wrote it because the interpretations I read in other books never answered
my specific questions. They were just too vague. I'd ask a question about
love for instance and nothing in the card I drew talked about it! One day
I thought to myself, what if every card had every possible answer I could
think of... what if every card had a section about love, a section about
health, money, guidance, and so forth. And so the odyssey began...
Q: How long did it take to complete it?
A: From the inception to the end, I'd say it took at least twelve years
to research and complete. After that, I spent another year making sure
everything I wrote was accurate... I didn't even approach a publisher until
I had three "correct" check marks in front of every category.
Q: You have an exceptional gift for words, was writing Tarot Made
Easy, easy for you?
A: Thank you, but I never considered myself to be a writer! I was compelled
to do it. Writing never came easy for me. It still doesn't! I have
to depend on fact gathering and intuition more than anything else.
Q: Other authors suggest reading the cards in an "upright" (positive)
and "reversed" (negative) position but you don't mention that. Why?
A: Because you don't really need to with my book. There are "good" and
"bad" categories on every card; it all depends on the questions you ask.
Q: Do you think anyone can learn to read the cards?
Q: Do you prefer the reader to use the Rider-Waite deck with your
A: No, I don't think that matters. I started with that deck but then
I made my own Tarot cards and I only use those now.
Q: Do you believe a person should learn to read without a book?
A: No, I think there needs to be some guidelines.
Q: What is your philosophy on Tarot readings?
A: I didn't have one, but over the years I've learned three things.
One, if you don't want to know the answer, don't ask the question. I believe
that most of the time, we really don't want to know, we're just hoping
we'll get the answer we want to hear. The second thing is that it's extremely
important to listen to our intuition. If a Tarot card reader says
something that we get a "red flag" about, or we intuitively sense is wrong,
we need to trust our feelings instead of the reader. Our Higher Self will
never lead us astray. Lastly, nothing is carved in granite. If we don't
like our reading, we have the power to change it.
Q: There are good readers and not so good. What do you think makes
a good reader?
A: Being right of course! No, it takes more than that. What I don't
like is so-called professionals that have absolutely no integrity.
I was amazed at how irresponsible some of them were. They might as well
have handed out razor blades free of charge. I believe that if a card reader
tells a client something negative, there ought to be some type of constructive
guidance to go with it.
Q: Would you say that it's better to read for yourself or to have
someone read for you?
A: Either or. There are times for self growth and learning and times
for healing and help. Again, if we trust our intuition, we will be
led in the right direction.
Q: Do you do read professionally?
A: Not any more. I wanted to help people find their own answers and
learn to develop their own inner resources.
Q: Do you think everyone has psychic abilities?
A: Yes I do. I also believe that, like a muscle, the more one uses it,
the stronger it gets.