Hello and a warm welcome to my home! Nothing happens without reason and I am sure you are Here today for the same…a reason.
It is my belief that 'You don't reach the Tarot, the Tarot reaches you'.There is some message that the universe wants to deliver to you which could significantly impact your life in a positive way and that's why you are here today.
Café Tarot primarily is for those people who believe in the Uncanny powers and guidance of the tarot or have suddenly felt an urgent pull or attraction towards it.
Café Tarot is a place where you can find your sanctuary, a place to relax, unwind and peek into the possibilities of your future.It is a place where you find solace,answers to problems or just what the whole point of what life is all about!
I have always been fascinated by the unknown.I remember having picked up my first ever mystical book 'Star Signs by Linda Goodman' when I was just 15 years old.That was the start of my journey.From Divination tools to astrology,past life regression,numerology,auras to meditation, law of attraction and angels, I started my spiritual journey with a voracious hunger for the beyond.It has been 25 plus years and I still retain my passion.
Out of the whole gamut of things the Tarot picked me. I still remember the time when there were no Tarot decks for sale back in 1992 and I actually drew out the cards and stuck them on cardboard to make my own deck.Even such a crudely made deck, worked!
As life progressed, I completed my education with an MBA and worked with the corporate world for 16 years.I became a wife and a mother and yet the tarot never left me.It was a calling that I had to accept albiet a bit reluctantly. After all, I wanted to enjoy my life and becoming a full time reader at such a young age petrified me.But fate had other plans. On way to my office one day a voice in my head said 'Quit.Today!'And I don't remember why or how but I listened.Just two months after I was relieved from work, Tarot swooped me up fulltime.There was no planning from my end, everything happened by itself and here iam now, a full time Tarot reader and spiritual coach. I realised that I had found my calling.
ABOUT CAFE' TAROT:
Café Tarot was officially founded in 2007, in Hyderabad. Shaina has written articles & given predictions for popular magazines, websites and Television. She remains listed as a leading Tarot expert in the local yellow pages. Shaina has been practicing Tarot for the past 25 plus years officially and unofficially. Currently she resides in Hyderabad with her family.
WHAT IS THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE TAROT?
The underlying symbol and concepts found in the Tarot go back thousands of years. For instance, in the early Christian Church, around 600 AD, the priests had little memo cards with pictures on them.
The gypsies also used similar cards. The old emerald tablets in Egypt also had pictures of plates and discs. These concepts are very old but they are at the root of modern day tarot card meanings.
The word Tarot is a disguised word. It was originally spelled ìRota, I which means wheel, because the deck represents all phenomenal experience, the wheel of life. We use the Tarot as a living form that is tied into the existing Universe. In essence, the Tarot is a simulacrum of the Universe.
WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS IS TAROT WELL SUITED FOR?
Tarot is excellent for receiving clarity on problems or issues that logic by itself simply can't handle (most of the important ones in life!). Relationships, negotiations, work dynamics, office politics, family matters, spiritual well-being.
WHAT ARE TAROT CARDS AND WHAT MAKES THEM WORK?
Tarot cards have been in existance for a very long time. Originally, they were a game but later evolved into a divination system. A tarot deck has a total of 78 cards. A reader uses the tarot as a tool to connect to their intuition and forsee the future.
WHAT ARE READINGS LIKE AT CAFE' TAROT?
I use a mix of Tarot and oracle cards while tuning into the querents energies.
It is not necessary to visit me since I do readings through skype,phone and email. And yes, energy has no limit. One can connect to a person on the other side of the world!It is not necessary for you to pick the cards. Infact, at times it would be better not to pick cards yourself since you might be emotionally upset and might project that energy onto the cards leading to a vague answer. I pick cards for you everytime except for when doing the celtic cross spread.
I believe that tarot is a divine system / tool given to us to make the right decisions when at cross roads.The future is very much in your hands if you choose the right path.
HOW DOES INTUITION COME INTO PLAY?
Everyone has 'psychic sense' to some extent,a natural gift which some of us trust and some don't.
What a tarot reader does is, tune into that psychic ability via the tarot.The imagery and symbolism triggers intuition in the tarot readers brain and thus the message is delivered to the querent. Therefore, intuition has a very critical role to play in Tarot readings. The more connected and experienced the tarot reader, the better the message is relayed. No two similar cards or combinations will have a similar meaning. If the reader is connected through intuition the message will be vastly different and clearer than when a reader is simply interpreting card meanings.
CAN ANYONE LEARN TO READ THE TAROT?
Absolutely yes! constant practise, meditation and focus are the key words to develop oneself as an intuitive tarot card reader.All these come with patience and experience so keep up that practise.
HOW ACCURATE IS THE TAROT?
In my experience, tarot readers can be accurate upto 85% of the time.
We are not God, we are just mediums who are trying to peek into the future. There are a lot of factors that go into making a future such as fate and free will. All life is a thread of both fated and free will events and an individuals decisions pave way for the future.So yes, the future is in our hands except for destined events.Cards change as peoples thoughts and intentions change.
Please remember – if you don't like something said in a reading, you CAN change the outcome. YOU are the writer of your own destiny. Avoid readers who make you feel otherwise.
IS TAROT EVER UNABLE TO ANSWER A QUESTION?
Yes….. You might ask the cards a question, but sometimes the answer is not available. Other times, the question may not have a black and white answer because there are certain events that need to unfold before the answer becomes black or white. However, the reader will provide you information to get you to the point where you receive a black and white answer.A lot of times things need to unfold before the answers are clear.
DOES THE TAROT PREDICT THE FUTURE?
The future is not set in stone. Some things will mostly happen because their energies are leading in a particular direction. But as human beings we have free will and can change those energies in one way or another. There are also unforeseen events that can intervene. Therefore what we call the future is what most likely will happen given the present circumstances, but we need to keep in mind that anything can change this vision of the future.
Tarot card are a means of finding out energy patterns in the past or the present. It allows us to clarify areas where you are stuck. The answers are all within but in the subconscious mind and it needs the tarot to reveal the subconscious. Then you can make the right decisions to create your optimal life.
DO TAROT COMPUTER PROGRAMS OR ONLINE READINGS WORK?
Consulting a tarot computer program is like consulting a doctor online. There are many variables which are missing such as your personal energy field, intuition and a non human reader. So you might get the right answer but you might not either. Its a lottery. So for important questions a one on one reading is always advised.
I HAVE NEVER HAD A TAROT READING, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A tarot reading is absolutely the last thing you need to be nervous about. Tarot is like approaching a wise grandfather/teacher/guide/guru, with problems amd getting guidance on how best to deal with them.There is no judgement, fatalism, just pure support and guidance.
Readers who predict death, disaster and doom are not the right readers to consult.
A lot of our life is in our hands and ethical readers will never predict bad news without a way to avoid it.
There is no preparation needed for a tarot reading except an open mind and the will to receive guidance with trust.
In my personal experience,it has always been the tarot that calls you and not the other way round.So feel happy that the universe has chosen you to deliver a special message.
As for what to expect, a tarot reading with me is like a conversation.You will not be sitting in silence and there will be a lot of talking back and forth where you will steer the conversation to areas in your life that you are concerned about. Please remember, the more background a reader has about you the more accurate the prediction or reading. I do not entertain people who come to test me. An open mind and honesty is what I value in my clients and the reason why I have them as regular clients.
SHOULD TAROT READERS BE PAID? SHOULD THEY NOT BE DOING A FREE SERVICE?
Whereas it's a beautiful concept to be a guide for free, unfortunately readers also have to survive in this world. One would not go for a doctors consultation and not pay the fee! Also, would you trust a doctor who does not take a fee?
If the reader is a professional reader, it means this is their work and people work to get paid no matter what kind of work it is. The reader has put in a lot of time, effort, experience and money in achieving their current status and all that effort needs finances. A tarot reader is like a soul counsellor and puts in a lot of effort in each reading. The reading involves knowing 78 card meanings which are applied in various combinations to get thousands of permutation combinations. Add this to the fact that the answer should be related to the question asked involving not only card meanings but intuition as well as verbalising the conclusion. Hard work? You bet!
IS TAROT A PART OF BLACK MAGIC/EVIL ARTS?
Every energy can be channelled into doing good or evil. Tarot is a neutral tool and it depends on the reader how they are usng the cards. The cards per se are NOT evil. Infact, they are divine and wonderful.
CAN I ASK THE TAROT QUESTION ABOUT OR ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON?
Yes of course.I would need you to show me a picture/snap of the person so I can connect to them.
HOW MANY DECKS ARE THERE AND WHICH ONES TO USE?
There are thousands of amazing decks and there are newer ones released almost every month.You can check these at aeclectic.com and order them at amazon.com/in. Whichever deck calls to you is your deck!
ARE THERE COURSES/WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED AT CAFÉ TAROT?
Yes. There is the Tarot crash course that is taken here. It is a course with a duration of 4 hours and is generally taken on a weekend. You would need to bring your own deck though practise decks are available for use throughout the course. This course is usually taken in a group for a better learning experience. Therefore, if youre interested pls contact me and I would add you to the Tarot training whatsapp group. For prices and other details pls refer to the Training page.
IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE AN APPOINTMENT?WHAT IF IT IS URGENT?
Yes, it is necessary to take an appointment at least a day in advance to avoid clash in sessions with other people. For how to take an appointment pls refer to page Contact
If its urgent pls whatsapp me and I will reply as soon as possible whether I can accommodate you the same day.
IS TAROT SIMILAR TO ASTROLOGY?
All divination systems are similar to some extent. However, in my experience I feel that astrology predicts more of broader phases of life whereas tarot predicts the tiniest of incidents in life. Tarot is also very good at situation analysis.
TAROT AND TIMING
One of the most important topics is timing for a lot of people looking for predictions. However, the future changes with an individuals decisions andit is therefore not set in stone unless it is a fated/predestined event. However, tarot takes into view the individuals attitude and then does the prediction so most of the time the future is predicted accurately.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A READING?
If you have a situation which is dynamic and prone to changing constantly, you can consult the tarot as frequently as possible. However, if a situation needs time to unfold then a minimum period of 3 months wait is advised.
If there are new situations and questions regarding the same, you can take a tarot reading anytime.