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BTP110: From the Archive: Coming Out of the Tarot Closet

By January 23, 2018 April 25th, 2018

coming out of the tarot closet

Many Tarot readers have a lot of fears around coming out of the Tarot closet, and many of them ask, “Should I? And if so, when?” For some people, the answer is easy! For others, perhaps because of their profession or community, the decision to be public about Tarot reading isn’t so easy. 

In this episode, we are digging into the Biddy Tarot Podcast archives to bring you a special chat around this very thing. We’ll cover when to come out of the Tarot closet, how to do it, and what you need to consider as you're doing it! 

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WELCOME 

You’re listening to the Biddy Tarot Podcast, and this is Episode 110: From the Archive: Coming Out of the Tarot Closet. 

Welcome to the Biddy Tarot Podcast, where you’ll learn how to connect more deeply with your intuition and live an empowered and enlightened life with the Tarot cards as your guide. 

Listen as Brigit and her guests share their very best tips and strategies to help you read Tarot with confidence. And now, here’s your host, Brigit Esselmont. 

INTRODUCTION 

Hello, and welcome back to the Biddy Tarot Podcast. As always, I am super excited to be talking with you about Tarot. Now, today, we are digging into the Biddy Tarot Podcast archives, because there’s so much goodness in there, and I want to make sure that you have heard it. 

This is a special episode that we are digging out of the archive, and it’s all about coming out of the Tarot closet. It depends where you are in your Tarot journey. Some people find that they need to come out early on, or they really just don’t care, and it’s just fine to let everyone know that they read Tarot. But others find that they’re in the closet for quite a long time before they can
 

really confidently come out of that closet and let people know that they read Tarot. 

Now, of course, it’s a pity that we feel like we have to hide away about Tarot, because there really is absolutely nothing wrong with Tarot itself, especially when we use it in these beautiful, intuitive ways. 

However, I do also understand and feel for those folks who might be in religious communities, or perhaps family members have a very different idea of what Tarot is all about, and it takes a little bit longer to be able to come out and just be authentic about who you are. 

So, enough of my [guest bagging? 00:02:15]. I want to get this episode started. I hope you enjoy it. If you’ve listened to it before, I’m sure you will find a few extra gold nuggets anyway. 

COMING OUT OF THE TAROT CLOSET 

Hello, and welcome back to the Biddy Tarot Podcast! 

It’s the question we all face as Tarot readers: When, if ever, do I come out of the Tarot closet? 

For some folks, it’s a no-brainer. They love reading the Tarot, and their friends and family are completely supportive and even appreciative of their talents. But for others, it’s not quite as easy. Perhaps their profession prevents them from openly practicing Tarot, or their community perceives the Tarot as evil or wrong in some way, and so they remain hidden in the shadows. 

Today, I’m talking all about coming out of the Tarot closet: 

  • When to do it 
  • How to do it 
  • And what you need to consider as you’re doing it 

I’m also going to share my personal story about how I eventually came out of the Tarot closet as well, and it wasn’t quite as smooth and easy as you might think. 

LET’S CELEBRATE! 

Before we get into it, I want to say a huge thank-you to everybody who sent in a review and who shared their feedback and comments about this podcast. 

It’s my absolute honour to be in your ears each week, sharing with you various topics around Tarot. 

And I just wanted to share two reviews that have come in recently.  The first one is from Kat763, from the US. She says: 

“I love Brigit’s podcasts. She does a great job of making you feel like you’re just a fly on the wall through her conversations when she has guests. She gives great information, and I’m having a wonderful time getting more comfortable with my Tarot cards.” 

Awesome – that is stuff that I love hearing.  Thank you so much, Kat. 

And the second one is from BellaDolceBeauty, from the US as well.  And she says: 

“As I’m learning the Tarot, The Biddy Tarot Podcast has been my main ‘go to’ source for accurate interpretation of the cards. So thrilled to now have this Podcast! Tons of information broken down into very manageable pieces. Thank you!!” 

Well, thank you, BellaDolceBeauty.  I really do appreciate it and, again, it’s just my absolute pleasure to be able to share with you Tarot; and to be a part of your journey with Tarot. 

This is my passion and I’m thrilled that it’s inspiring many others to adopt Tarot as their passion as well. 

And what a great segue into coming out of the Tarot closet, because as I think about this topic it’s very much about:  Tarot is a passion for many people. 

But, sadly, it’s also something that ends up sort of hidden in the shadows for many, because they’re worried about getting judged, and they are worried about what other people might think.  They’re even worried that they might be excluded in some ways, simply because they use Tarot. 

My goodness, it’s totally ridiculous, because we know Tarot can be used in such authentic and soulful ways.  And the whole concept of Tarot being wrong, or evil, or something to be ashamed about, just breaks my heart completely, that there is still this perception and stigma attached to the Tarot cards. 

But I can’t say that it doesn’t exist.  It does exist, unfortunately, and I know that many people are really grappling with using Tarot, but being able to feel good and proud about using Tarot. 

I would love to see a world where Tarot was just as normal as meditation.  And you are seeing it more and more, even with business people and large corporates bringing meditation into the workplace. 

What if we were to see Tarot having a similar impact? 

That could be very exciting! 

Perhaps a little bit unnerving for some. I realise that not everybody shares my perspectives, but, for me, I think that would be a wonderful thing where Tarot could be something that is so widely accepted. 

MY PERSONAL STORY 

I will get off my soapbox! I wanted to share with you my story of how I came out of the Tarot closet, because I’m sure that many of you can identify with this story, or even just parts of this story. I want to talk with you about what my thinking was, and my process was, as I came out of the Tarot closet. 

And after I share my story, I will walk you through, if you’re thinking about coming out of the closet: “How can you do that with style and grace?” 

And if you’re thinking of staying firmly shut in the closet, also how can you do that in a way that doesn’t prevent you from sharing your skills and talents? 

So, let’s get into it. 

I started learning Tarot when I was about 17 or 18, and at that stage, it was just a hobby or something fun that I was doing. It wasn’t something I was really public about, but I wasn’t too secretive about it either.  I would share it with my friends, and we would have some fun with the Tarot cards. 

Over the years though, I started a website online, and that was BiddyTarot.com. So, obviously, it was starting to come into the public domain more. 

And what I realized at that time was, I didn’t want to have my Tarot life and my professional life intermixed. I didn’t want those to cross over. What I did with the Tarot space was, I adopted a pseudonym, and that was Biddy. Whenever I presented on Tarot (if I was writing something, or I was doing a Tarot reading), I was Biddy, and whenever I was in my normal, regular, everyday life, I was Brigit. 

Now a lot of people ask me, “What’s the go with Biddy?  Where does that come from?” 

So just as a side note I would love to share… 

WHERE DOES BIDDY COME FROM? 

Going back now to when I was a teenager and all my friends had these cool nicknames, and I thought, “I want a nickname. Why can everyone else have a nickname?” 

I said to everybody, “Hey, my nickname is going to be Biddy. You can call me Biddy,” because my name was Brigit, and I had done a bit of research, and it looked like Biddy was a good nickname for Brigit. 

But it doesn’t quite work that way with nicknames, and you can’t tell people what nickname to call you, so of course no-one called my Biddy. 

I kind of held onto that name until it came up to the time I was thinking about Tarot, and “How would I present myself in Tarot but keep that separate to my corporate and professional life?” 

So, the Biddy name came into play again in my early 20s. That’s a little bit of history on the “Where does Biddy come from?” 

Now Biddy Tarot is quite an established brand name, and it’s not something I’ll be changing, but now you know where Biddy came from. 

GROWING ONLINE PRESENCE 

So, anyway, I digress a little bit. Let’s go back to that time where I was starting to build a bit of a presence online, and I was also building my professional career. 

I had been studying commerce at university, and then I was moving into a corporate career. At the time, I started telling a few people at my work that I read Tarot cards, and I have got to tell you it kind of felt a little bit awkward, maybe because I felt awkward to begin with.  

I wasn’t quite sure of “How do I present myself when I say that I read Tarot?” 

Do I get really esoteric and soulful about it? 

Or do I just kind of laugh it off: “Oh, by the way, did you know I was a Tarot reader? Oh, that funny one!” 

I was kind of stuck in between two worlds of how to present myself. 

I also found myself in this position where I would say that I could read the cards, and then people would just come out of the woodwork and go, “Oh, I want to have a Tarot reading.” 

And I remember doing a couple of Tarot readings in one of the offices at work, and there’s just something… It just did not feel right. 

It didn’t feel right having the Tarot cards at work.  It didn’t feel right doing it for colleagues that I kind of knew and didn’t know and would still see around the office, and yet we were getting into some really intimate details with the Tarot. 

I think, after that, I decided I didn’t really want to share too much that I read Tarot, because I didn’t want those unsolicited requests for Tarot readings at work, and I still hadn’t figured out really how to present myself in a way that I felt comfortable with. 

Mind you, when I was out and about (and keep in mind I think around this time I was single and dating and meeting new people and so on), I always had a bit of fun if I did meet someone new, I might just drop into the conversation that I read Tarot, and it was always a really good conversation starter, and something fun to talk about. 

From that perspective, I did enjoy talking about being a Tarot reader, but it was for other purposes, I suppose, but certainly, in my professional life, I felt not so comfortable. 

Then fast forward a little bit to around my late 20s, early 30s, and it was around this time that Biddy Tarot had been online for about 10 years. I had been sharing Tarot card meanings, and it was really just a hobby for those first 10 years or so, just to put my Tarot card meanings online, help people, and have fun along the way. 

But by my late 20s, early 30s, I started to see an opportunity to turn this hobby into a business.  2009 was when I launched my first eBook, and that was The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings. That has changed a little bit since that first launch, but this is when I thought, “Hmm, maybe I could turn my hobby into a business.” 

And as I was having that thought, my thoughts around my identity were also changing.  I started to feel like I couldn’t be fully authentic if I was using a pseudonym of Biddy all the time.  And I would get a little bit confused in my identity around: “Do I like people calling me Biddy all the time when I’m really Brigit, and no one else calls me Biddy?” I started feeling this tension, and it didn’t quite feel right that I had two identities. 

Also, the more I was learning about business and building an online business, the more I understood the value of a personal brand and being part of the business as a personality, so again, it didn’t feel right for me that I was pretending to be one person when I was really another person. 

I really sat in this discomfort, and I was like, “What do I do?” 

Because I didn’t really want my workplace to know too much about me reading Tarot, but I also wanted to be authentic in who I am, or who I was at that point. 

But I think as the business was growing, I started to see this more as a business, and I thought, “You know what? I feel really good about building a business, so maybe I’ll talk more about the business I’m creating, and it just happens to be in Tarot.” 

Whenever I did mention Tarot, it would often be in the context of “I’m also building a business, and it happens to be in Tarot.” 

But I did also find myself then backing it up and going, “Yes, but I also work in corporate, and I have a master’s degree,” so it kind of undermined all of this good work that I was doing in saying, “Yes, I’m a Tarot reader, and I feel great about that.  But, by the way, I still work in Corporate,” and I felt like I still wasn’t really standing in my power as a Tarot reader. 

QUITTING CORPORATE 

Then jump forward to 2012, and I quit my corporate job.  It was the time to do it, and I have seriously not looked back since then. I don’t know how I could go back to a corporate job. 

But that aside, once my corporate job had gone I had nothing to fall back on, all I could say was, “I’m a Tarot reader, and I have a business in Tarot,” and I could no longer say, “But I work in corporate.” 

And it took me a good year from quitting my corporate job, to then changing my LinkedIn profile. That was huge because, to me, that signified all of the work I’d done as a Management Consultant and HR Manager, I was putting that to the side and saying, “That was my past life, and this is who I am now.  I read Tarot.  I’m building a business online to help educate others in Tarot.” 

I started changing my LinkedIn profile—very significant for me—and I started telling a very different story when people would ask me, “What do you do?” 

That said, I still had hesitation and fear again: “What are people going to think about me when I say that I read Tarot, and my business is in Tarot?” 

Often, people would say, “That’s really interesting. I’ve had Tarot cards,” and we would have this nice conversation about it; but I do remember at a blogging conference in 2013, I sat down next to a lady, and just before a session started, was having a conversation and she said, “What do you do?” 

“I teach people how to read Tarot.” 

And she was like, “Oh, OK.” 

Then she got up, and she left.  She said nothing else.  And I thought, “Oh my goodness!” 

But what happened in my mind was that, instead of thinking, “Oh, she judges me, and I’m not good enough,” and all this silly stuff, I thought, “Oh well, if she doesn’t have the time for me, then she’s not the right person to have a conversation with,” and my thinking started to really shift towards, “If someone isn’t ready to be open to me reading Tarot and having that as part of my life, then these are not people that I necessarily want to connect with.” 

I don’t mind if someone says, “I’m not into Tarot but let’s still hang out” – that’s fine; it’s more when people are a bit more judgmental around “Oh, you read Tarot. You must be a nutcase!” (or something silly). I’m not interested in even playing in that space. 

WHERE ARE WE NOW? 

So, where are we now? 

Now I’m still working on:  How do I present myself confidently, particularly when I’m meeting other entrepreneurs and business owners? 

I’m getting much better at it, and I would say I’m probably about 90 to 95 per cent confident now – still got that tiny fraction to go – but I know, for me, it’s just about practicing; having some words I feel really good about; and, again, just connecting in with the energy of:  Look at what I’ve accomplished. 

And how can I not be proud of serving people with Tarot? 

How can I not be proud of giving people insight through my Tarot readings, and helping them make some really amazing, positive changes in their lives? 

And how can I not be proud of teaching other people to use Tarot in exciting ways? 

So when I connect in with that energy, I feel much better about being very open about:  This is what I do. 

And not trying to downplay it, or try and say, “I also do these other things that make me OK.” 

So that’s a little bit about my story.  Maybe there are parts in that story that you can relate to. 

WHAT TO CONSIDER 

You might be thinking now, “Where am I at? Am I ready to come out of the closet?” Or maybe you’re already out and proud, and you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about.  In which case, switch off now and go and have some fun. 

But I think for most of you, again, whether you’re in the closet or you’ve come out, there’s often a little bit of fear still associated with “What are people going to think of me when I say that I read Tarot Are they going to just walk away and think I’m bananas, or is it going to be interesting to them?” 

That’s why I really wanted to share my story too, because even though I’ve been a professional Tarot reader for over 15 years – probably coming up to 18 years now. Even after 18 years, I still have that fear and anxiety about saying I’m a Tarot reader.  And it’s ridiculous! 

In my mind, I’m thinking, “Come on, fear, what are you doing there?” 

But it’s still there a little bit.  We’re working on it, but it’s still there. 

So, I want you to know too, as you’re thinking about how you publicly express that you use Tarot cards, that if you do have some fear and anxiety around that, it’s OK. It’s just working through that fear and anxiety to think about: “Is this real, or is it more a perceived anxiety? And can I work through it so that I can be more authentic with who I am and more in integrity with who I am?”  

If you’re thinking about coming out of the closet there are a few things that you might want to consider, and I think the main thing is, often, you have fear.  It’s fear that’s driving you around: “Do I come out of the closet or not?” 

And some of that fear is going to be within you, so it’s your perceived fear, or a perceived threat, and some of that fear is about what’s happening outside of you in your environment, which is a mix of actual threat and perceived threat, in my opinion. 

INTERNAL FEARS 

So, let’s talk about that fear within you.  I think a lot of this has to do with that fear of being judged: 

  • Is what I’m doing legitimate? 
  • Will other people think it’s legitimate? 
  • Will other people think I’m a scammer, or I’m a fake, or bananas, or whatever it might be? 

And I recall many times just that moment in my head when someone has asked me, “What do you do?” and I’ve got this choice: I could say, “I work as an HR Manager,” or I could say, “I read Tarot.” And there’s that split-second moment where I’m thinking, “Are they going to judge me?  Is this the right person to be telling?” 

And often, I’ve just gone for it and said, “Well, I read Tarot.  I’ve got a business around reading Tarot.” 

And then, interestingly, out of the blue, they’re like, “Oh my goodness, that’s amazing.  I love reading Tarot cards,” or, “I’ve had my cards read before and it was so interesting,” and this wave of relief has come over me. 

It is at that point that I also realise this fear is coming from within me. It’s not actually that people are judging me; it’s more that I’m worried that I’m going to get judged. And it might be like a 55-year-old male in a suit is telling me about their last Tarot card reading and how they’ve used the cards for 20 years—the most unpredictable setting! 

So, think about where that fear is coming from.  Is it within you, and is it real? Or is it more just worried that it might happen, but in actual fact, it doesn’t? 

EXTERNAL FEARS 

Now, there can be some fears or threats outside of you in your environment, and this might happen, say, professionally. 

I know a number of professions—for example, Clinical Hypnotherapy—in which it’s quite clear that you cannot use Tarot cards and other tools, I believe, to practice Clinical Hypnotherapy.  And if you do, then you would be going against the guidelines of the Hypnotherapy Association or whatever it’s called, and I think it might even be the same with some kinds of Psychological Associations and so on. 

So, that’s where it is a bit more black and white. It’s very clear that if you use Tarot cards under the name of another practice, you could be excluded from that practice, so in that case, it’s very clear that you don’t use Tarot in that context. 

There are other professions where it could be potentially harmful to your career if people found out that you are reading Tarot.  Now, whether or not you agree with that being—like it should be harmful or it shouldn’t be harmful—that doesn’t matter. For example, a lawyer may not want other people in that profession to know that they also read Tarot cards, because that may become a problem at a later date. Or even the medical profession, or so on. So, there may be some hesitation around mixing your professional life with your Tarot. 

On the other hand, there can actually be a beautiful sweet spot in between. 

I think of Psychotherapists who can use Tarot in their practice.  Now, they may have some very clever ways of saying, “Well, right now we’re going to be working with Tarot.  Maybe I’m taking my Psychotherapist hat off right now, and I’m going to put on my Tarot hat,” and they’re making a clear distinction, “I’m not giving you Psychotherapy advice,” but they’re actually integrating their skills as they’re doing their Tarot reading for you. 

The podcast with Tony Louis was an excellent example of that.  He’s a Psychotherapist and has used Tarot, and he integrates the two very nicely, and does so in a way that is ethical and acknowledges both of those practices. 

Now, other environmental concerns might be your community, particularly if it’s a religious community. 

I know that folks living in Middle America feel very wary about letting anybody know that they read Tarot, because if their fellow township people community found out that they read Tarot, they might be excluded from that community.  And in that case, I think that that can be quite a valid concern, and if you want to stay in that community, then don’t let people know that you read Tarot. It’s a sad outcome but that might be what you have to deal with. 

Or even, culturally, I think—say, in the Middle East—reading Tarot might actually be illegal. In which case, you need to be very careful about how you advertise your services or share publically that you read Tarot. There are some cases where it makes sense to stay firmly in the closet—that’s for sure. 

IF YOU DECIDE TO STAY IN THE CLOSET… 

Now, if you do decide that staying in the closet is where you’re meant to be—not letting people know that you read Tarot—there are a couple of ways of still making a way around it, and still you could read professionally, but in, I guess, somewhat of a secretive way. 

For example, you could still have a public profile but use a pseudonym and maybe an obscured photo, like your back, or just part of your face showing and the rest in a shadow, or something like that, or even a symbol of who you are, versus your actual photo, so you can’t be identified. 

And with the pseudonym, I think of Benebell Wen. she uses a pseudonym for her Tarot work, and it’s different to her legal name that she uses in her legal profession, and she’s doing that to protect herself in her professional world, which I can completely understand. 

But look at Benebell! She’s done some amazing things.  She’s created this 800-page book on Holistic Tarot, so she’s certainly had a huge impact, and yet she’s maintained a sense of privacy and separation from her professional and Tarot life. 

If you are deciding to stay in the closet, I do want to pose a couple of questions for you.  

One thing is:  Can you change your environment, so that you can come out with confidence? 

And what I mean by this is, if you are fearful of your community’s perception of you, well, maybe move to a different city or town or area where it’s more accepting. If you’re in a profession that looks down on Tarot readings for whatever reason, then can you change profession, or move to a different organisation where it might be more acceptable? 

Your answer might be, “No, can’t do any of that. Sorry, Brigit—I’m staying in the closet,” and that’s fine, but I just want to bring this into your consciousness, so you can make some guided decisions. 

The other thing I want you to think about is: What’s the impact of staying in the closet? 

For me, when I was trying to hide who I was and have a pseudonym, I started to feel really out of integrity with myself, and I felt inauthentic. I felt a sense of tension, because I like to be my whole self, and I found myself splitting myself across two profiles, and it didn’t feel right for me. 

Now, I’m not saying that you’re lacking in integrity if you choose to stay in the closet—not at all.  I respect your choices, but just have a think about:  What’s the impact on me by choosing this path? And do I feel OK with it? 

Also, think about the impact on the Tarot community. If we are living in a place of feeling ashamed of Tarot, then what does it say about our fellow Tarot readers? 

Are we perpetuating this idea that Tarot should be a shameful thing? 

And even in the society:  What if we could all come out with this huge amount of courage and pride? 

Maybe we could make some really positive shifts in doing that. 

Anyway, again, I want you to know I fully respect your decision, whatever it is, and I don’t want you to feel like this is a judgement either way. These are just some questions to think about, and you might have your very firm answers to them, and that’s absolutely OK. 

IF YOU DECIDE TO COME OUT… 

Now, if you decide to come out, just three tips. Here are three tips to make that transition easy: 

#1 TAKE IT SLOW. 

You might be tempted to wake up one day and go, “Right, that’s it!  I’m telling everybody I’m a Tarot reader—change my Facebook, change my LinkedIn, change everything,” which you can do, but it is quite a rapid response, and just know that there’s no turning back if you take that approach. 

Instead, you might want to start by telling a few people and going, “Well, how did that feel to me? Do I want to change my way of doing it?” 

Just take it slow. 

#2 DON’T GET PREACHY. 

For example, if I tell someone I’m a Tarot reader, and they say, “I don’t believe in that—that’s a load of rubbish,” I’m usually either going to change the topic, or I’m going to just back out of that conversation and go somewhere else. 

I’m not going to stand there and go, “Well, Tarot’s amazing, and it does all these good things,” because I don’t want to get into a full-blown argument around Tarot. I’m here to serve the people who want and need my help; I’m not here to argue against other people. 

So, just be careful not to get too preachy about Tarot (if you do come out) and try and convert everybody to Tarot. It’s not about that. 

#3 HAVE A SPIEL READY IN YOUR HEAD ABOUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT YOU AND TAROT. 

If somebody asks you what you do, have a prepared little sentence or two about how you are going to say what you do. 

I used to say, “Oh well, I’m a professional Tarot reader and teacher,” and I felt some unease when I said that, and I thought, ‘That’s not really what I do,’ and now I’m working towards a different kind of spiel where I say, “I am the CEO and Founder of Biddy Tarot, which is an online educational community that helps people to connect every day with the Tarot,” and for me that feels awesome.  I feel much better with that.  It’s something that I need to keep practicing, but that feels more in resonance. 

So, find something that you feel in resonance with, and say it over and over, in front of yourself in the mirror, until you’re like, “Hell yeah, that’s what I do,” and feel really good about it, because that confidence is what really matters when you talk about it with other people.  They will sense your confidence. 

WHAT DO THE ORACLE CARDS SAY? 

I know this has been a somewhat longer than usual episode, but I think this is such an important topic and something I’m really excited to be sharing this with you, and I hope that you’re feeling some resonance too with what I’m sharing. 

To wrap it up today, I wanted to actually ask the cards what they think about coming out of the Tarot closet, and the first deck that I looked at was the Sacred Rebels deck by Alana Fairchild.  And the Sacred Rebels is actually an Oracle deck not a Tarot deck, so the Sacred Rebels Oracle. 

I love this deck because it talks about being a sacred rebel—and what does that mean? 

It means standing up for you as a soulful being, as a sacred person, practicing sacred rituals in your life, and how you do that from a really strong and courageous place, so the whole Oracle is about how you really stand in your power as a sacred rebel. 

You couldn’t get much more of a perfect deck to use for this kind of topic. 

I drew a card from this deck, and the card is Big Bold Vision—so amazing, and so dreamy. Let me read you a little bit from the booklet that goes along with this deck: 

“You are not born to play a small role in life.  You have the ability to dream big, even if you have absolutely no idea about how your visions can come to pass or what all the details may look like, you can access the heart and guts of a vision by tapping into your wildest dreams, and surrendering attachment to exactly how it will all work out.  The details are up to the creative genius of the Universe.  You are an active, contributing participant, but not the sole player in your Life Journey.” 

What this card really talks to me about is: If you feel a strong connection with the Tarot, it’s like your vision.  This is your big, bold vision with the Tarot, so connect in that vision. 

As you’re thinking about “Do I come out publicly about how I read Tarot or not?” first connect to the energy of that big vision of how you want to use Tarot in your life, and how you want to use it to serve others. 

And then ask yourself, “Am I ready to come out of the closet?” because I think your thinking will be in a different place when you connect with your big, bold vision. 

I really believe that’s what this card is telling us, as a collective. 

Now Alana’s also included a Healing Process, and I just want to walk you through this very easy, simple healing process.  This is intended for you as a listener, no matter where you are in your journey, because the Universe has given us this card to help us in this process. 

So, are you ready? 

This is what I want you to say – repeat after me: 

I release all blocks to my Vision. 

I release all beliefs, conscious or unconscious, stored in my body or mind, that would have me belittle, or minimize myself, out of fear or ignorance. 

I choose to be bold, big, and bright; to vision with my heart; and receive all the genius of the Universe in supporting that Vision in coming to life. 

So be it. 

There you go—you’ve completed your healing process.  Repeat it again whenever you feel yourself in awe of what seems to be coming through you as a vision for the future. 

And, as you are exploring the idea of coming out of the Tarot closet… This card just gives me chills about how helpful and in resonance it is with what we’ve been talking about today. 

WRAP-UP 

I really hope that today’s podcast has been helpful for you and has perhaps shifted your thinking a little bit more in how public you go around your Tarot readings and your passion for Tarot. 

Whether you are out and proud or locked firmly in your closet, I want you to know that we know have the Biddy Tarot Community. 

And I’ve designed the Biddy Tarot Community for people just like you, no matter where you are in your journey, whether you’re just starting, or you’re out and proud and loving what you do and so on. 

The Community is really a place where: 

  • You’re going to feel welcomed as a Tarot reader. 
  • You can connect with like-minded people who are using Tarot as a guide. 
  • You can learn more about the Tarot cards, and practice your skills. 
  • You can grow stronger, and more courageous, with the Tarot by your side. 

Being part of a collective and a group who share the same love and passion as you just makes you grow stronger, and it makes the work that you’re doing with the Tarot even more important and more resounding and more in resonance with everything that you’re doing. 

And having that group behind you is just like your family—this beautiful, warm, welcoming, inclusive, supportive community, to help you with your journey with Tarot. 

It’s absolutely gold, and that’s why I’ve created this Community just for you. 

The Biddy Tarot Community is open now.  I would love so much to welcome you into the Community.  You can find out more about how to join at biddytarot.com/community 

I would love to see you in there! We have so many amazing people in there already who are just waiting to receive you with open arms, so come on in. 

All right, that’s it for today.  I hope that has been helpful.  I can’t wait to speak with you next time. 

Sending you lots of love and courageousness! Thank you and goodbye. 

 

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ABOUT Brigit

Brigit Esselmont is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling books the Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings and the Biddy Tarot Planner, and the brand new book and Tarot deck, Everyday Tarot. A professional Tarot reader for more than 20 years, Brigit founded Biddy Tarot in 1999, where each year more than 4.5 million people (like you!) are inspired to live more mindful and enlightened lives, using the Tarot as a guide.

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