About Me

I am a paradox: a science writer AND tarot reader! Here’s how it came about. My interest in meditation and energy work began when I started studying Seido karate and kajukenbo at Thousand Waves in Chicago in 1995. I became a Buddhist (Tibetan Kagyu lineage) in the year 2001. Moving to Wisconsin, I pursued my interest in other forms of moving meditation: beginning to study another martial art (aikido) and yoga. Partially through the encouragement of my Milwaukee yoga teacher (and full-time tarot reader), Theresa Reed, I became first interested in and then obsessed by tarot. At the same time, I was studying reiki, at first with Cynthia Solliday at Mind-Body Soulutions in Butler, and later with Diane Bloom at Free Spirit Crystals. Gradually I realized that tarot reading brings together my academic background in philosophy, religion, writing, and literature, with my interest in meditation and energy work: making it the perfect fit for me. I started doing readings for other people in 2010, and began my tarot business “officially” in May 2012.


  1. “Taking in the Good
    I am larger, better than I thought, I did not know I held so much goodness.
    —Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”

    Beautiful and if you meditate, this makes sense. We are perfect as out true self, boundless with opportunity for all.


  2. Hi Bonnie – thanks for the follow. Interesting blog you have here. I love my Tarot cards…. Namaste.


    1. I thought I had replied to your comment before but it looks like I didn’t! Anyway, thank you! I’m so glad you like the blog.


  3. Hi there.

    I’m a beginner in Tarot reading and I’m also using the Samurai deck, just like you. You know, the Samurai deck is based on the Rider Waite Smith standard, but not completely. Because of that, it makes me feel hard in learning and searching the meaning of these cards.

    By searching on Google, I found your blog. I hope you can help me and share your experience in Tarot reading, especially in the Samurai deck. Thank you.

    My contact details are:

    – Email: zero2811@gmail.com
    – Skype: nero_thedarkhero92

    Hope to see you soon.


    1. Thanks for your comment! I thought I had already replied, but maybe my reply didn’t go through for some reason. I love the Samurai deck–I think of it as one of my most spiritual decks. I hope my blog continues to be of some help to you!


  4. I am interested in tarot cards reading, I want to ask about price of the reading how much is it? and if i wanna come should i make an appointment ?

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    1. Hi Zainab, I’m sorry, I thought I had already answered this. Yes, you can make an appointment–the price will vary depending on how long a reading you want and whether or not you want it to be in person. If you go to my Book a Reading page you’ll find a link to my online scheduler. Thanks for asking!


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