Frequently Asked Questions
Tarot – A brief history
The tarot deck and a deck of cards you know today come from the same source. Back in the 1390s, an Italian Duke had an artist create 22 pictorial scenes designed for a game called trumps, along with these scenes, there were four suits of numerical cards 1 (ace) to 10, along with a page, knight, queen and king. This is the first tarot related recording in history, and although there have been links to ancient societies, but there has been no evidence confirming this. Through the years, the trump game separated and became what is known today the deck of cards becoming the four suits we know today, from ace to 10, jack, queen and king, and the tarot being made up of 2 separate decks, the Major and Minor Arcana, which is made up of 78 cards, today.
The Major Arcana
The 22 pictorial scenes are today known as the Major Arcana, beginning with The Fool, followed by The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, and ending with The World. Some people believe that these 22 cards represent phases of your life, your journey through from beginning to end. I believe that these cards can be applied more than once to your life, as we move through different cycles and stages.
The Death Card from the Major Arcana
This is the one card that has the most trepidation set against it. The Death card is not, as the name leads you to believe, about death, but the transformation and revelation of the old to the new you. Think of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Throughout life, you change, and some events and people leave bigger impacts upon you to effect a change within you. That’s what this card represents, not what the media and movie industries’ perception of it.
The Minor Arcana
If the Major Arcana is viewed as the big events throughout life, then the minor arcana are the little details that go with those events. The Minor Arcana is made up of four suits, Wands (or staves), Cups, Pentacles (or Coins) and Swords, and each suit has an ace to 10, plus a Page, Knight, Queen and King. As a brief outline, Wands represent inspiration and communication, Cups represent emotions, Pentacles represent money and material possessions and Swords represent conflicts and issues. The Page, Knight, Queen and King representations vary depending on the suit.
What Tarot is used for?
The tarot spread throughout Europe by the hands of Romany, and this is why it is linked with fortune telling, and other divination tools such as palmistry, tea leaves, runes, crystal balls and such. However, that is not all of what tarot can do. As a tarot reader, my role isn’t to tell your future but to help guide you through hard times. The tarot is a tool for advice, and guidance. Yes, there are some predictions, but there are no guarantees that everything that has been spoken about in a reading will actually occur. You will change things just by knowing about them, you can plan and work things through, therefore altering what has been spoken about. If you choose to deal with the problems that are troubling you, you can move forward through the next phase of your life knowing where you stand. The choice is always yours, and what you make of a reading is up to you.
How Do I Pay?
I am able to accept cash and cheque payments, and process all major debit and credit cards, except American Express and Diners Club. Gift vouchers are available to purchase on request.
Email Readings: You will be invoiced via PayPal, which will include a disclaimer. By paying the invoice you will be agreeing to the disclaimer. Your reading will be sent within 5 working days from when payment has been received.
Phone & Skype Readings: You will be invoiced via PayPal, which will include a disclaimer. By paying the invoice you will be agreeing to the disclaimer. Once payment has been received, I will contact you to arrange the date and time for your reading, and ask for your land line contact number or to exchange Skype identities.
Are there any requirements for email, phone or Skype readings?
Email Readings: You will be required to send a recent photograph, your full name and date of birth, and your question.
Phone & Skype Readings – From the UK: You must have a land line phone number, or a Skype identity. Mobile numbers won’t be accepted due to call charges. Outside the UK: You are required to have a Skype identity and software on your laptop, PC or smartphone, and once payment has been received. I am not able to provide phone readings for international requests at this time.
Can I ask additional questions or for more time?
Email Readings: Any additional questions that I receive from you, that are separate from your original reading, will be classed as a new reading, plus £10.00 per additional question thereafter.
Phone & Skype Readings: When adding additional time, I will give a 5 minute warning, and then if you decide to ask for additional time, I will send an additional invoice to you, pause the time on my clock, and await payment before continuing.
What are Angel and Oracle cards?
Angel Cards are actually a type of Oracle Card, though the two terms seem to be used synonymously. There are Tarot Cards, with their deep rooted history and associations, and Oracle Cards. Oracle Cards can be Angel Cards, Unicorn Cards, Fairy Cards, and Love Cards. I’ve even seen Seashell and Flower cards. The list is endless. Their purpose is always the same though: to gently guide, protect and help us on our journey through life.
Whether you are a believer or not, there are more forces at work in our daily lives than you or I could imagine. Every religion, from recorded history, speaks of Angels or, ‘messages from God’, in various forms. Call them what you like; God, Angels, spirits, passed over loved ones. It doesn’t matter what label we decide to place. Just that there ‘is’ another side and they work tirelessly and effortlessly, helping us at every turn.
Angel and Oracle: Archangel, Archangel Therapy, Archangel Raphael, Ascended Masters, Indigo Angel, Angel Dreams, Goddess Guidance, The Romance Angels, Magical Messages from the Fairies, Flower Therapy, Archangel Michael, Healing Messages from the Angels, Mary Queen of Angels, Life Purpose, Healing Messages from the Fairies, Magical Unicorns, Magical Mermaids and Dolphins, Past Life, Saints & Angels and Talking to Heaven.
Tarot: Angel, Archangel Power, Guardian Angel and Rider/Waite-Smith.
What is an ‘Angel Intuitive™’?
Jewel is a Doreen Virtue™ Certified Angel Intuitive™, and able to connect with the Archangels, and your Guardian Angels, to receive messages and share them with you. Through this, Jewel will also work with the Archangels to provide healing with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Ariel predominantly, with assistance called upon from the other Archangels, if needed. Healing includes cord cutting and vacuuming. Guardian Angels will provide direct guidance and assistance for the client, as they walk alongside the client every day. Jewel relays all information that she receives, as the messages that come through with Divine love for the client.
What is ‘Flower Therapy Healing’?
Certified by International Best-selling author and naturopath Robert Reeves, Jewel connects with, and can channel, the pure healing energy of flowers. An alternative healing modality to Reiki or crystal healing, Flower Therapy Healing can offer a range of benefits that can have long lasting effects for the client outside of the healing room.
What is ‘Reiki’?
Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing as a form of alternative medicine. By placing hands in certain positions and locations lightly across the body, this allows the healing energy of reiki to flow into the client, balancing and healing chakras, any troubling ailments, whilst shifting negative energy out.
What is ‘distance/absent healing’?
This form of healing allows Jewel to connect with clients who are in other parts of the UK and the world who require or desire a one to one healing session but are not able to connect with Jewel physically. Distance healing offers the same benefits a client receives with a Reiki or Healing session, from within the comfort of their home, at a time where you are able to be at peace and relax.
Who are Neal’s Yard Remedies?
Since 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies has been a pioneer in organic beauty and well-being. They were the UK’s first certified organic natural health and beauty company, as well as the first retailer of certified organic essential oils.
Here is some information in regards to arranging your party!
- To book your party, your full contact details, including address, telephone number and email address and a 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking.
- If you need to cancel or rearrange the party, I require 48 hours’ notice, and the deposit will be refunded to you should you decide to cancel, minus any transaction fees.
- If you need to cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice, the deposit is non-refundable.
An Out of Area Party
- If you are out of area, there will be an additional fee towards travels costs and any hotel arrangements.
- If you cancel your party with less than 48 hours’ notice, you will be required to cover any or all travel costs related to your party; accommodation, for example.
- If you or your friends would like to have a 60 minute reading, please bear in mind the time that you would like to start. And, if you are going out after the readings, what time you would like to finish.
- I will require at least a table and 2 chairs. It doesn’t have to be private, unless your friends want their reading to be private, and 10 to 15 minutes to set up and pack away before and after the readings.