Welcome, I’m Heather
Intuitive Tarot Advisor, Entrepreneur, Marketing Consultant and Founder of Best You Tarot
I’m here to help you be the best you by connecting with your Highest Good.
I am dedicated to helping people empower themselves using Tarot to access their intuition and to connect with universal energies.
Tarot is a spiritual and personal development tool
For many people, Tarot is a fortune-telling gimmick or a fun game with friends. I don’t see Tarot that way. For me, Tarot is about planning, exploring and aligning with what’s truly important in your life — your Highest Good.
While some Tarot readers have special gifts that allow them to predict potential outcomes, many advisors use Tarot as a tool to strengthen intuition, to dig deep to find what’s blocking forward momentum and, in some cases, to heal old wounds.
My personal journey with Tarot
I was probably 8-years-old when I first developed an interest in Tarot, except I didn’t know what it was. With a traditional deck of playing cards, I “pretended” to read cards. I closed my eyes and meditated. “Yes, you are going to flunk Math because you didn’t do any homework!”
It wasn’t until the late 1990s, when I was in college, that I was once again drawn to Tarot. I had just moved into my first apartment with two friends — a small place above an Oriental Market near a hub of restaurants, bars and shops. During our first outing in the neighborhood with my roommates, we ventured into an eclectic spiritual store, where I made a beeline for the small Tarot section. A lovely sales clerk saw my face light up and suggested I pull a card from the deck I was holding. I pulled the Three of Cups — three women dancing in celebration with their cups raised in the air — which was exactly how my roommates and I felt.
I was instantly hooked.
At this time and in the religious Midwest, the only information on how to read Tarot could be found in the little book of instructions that came with my Tarot deck. I pored over this flimsy booklet, memorizing the meanings of the cards and the different spreads. My first readings were clumsy to say the least. With little guidance and no one in my circle to turn to, Tarot stayed a party trick for a long time.
That is until a couple years later, I had an experience with my own Tarot reading that shook me to my core and caused me to put Tarot on the backburner for several years.
I was spending a semester of my senior year in college studying in Seville, Spain. I had packed my cards away and I didn’t give Tarot a second thought. I was an aimless 20-year-old with little direction on what to do after college with an equally murky vision about my relationship with a boyfriend. One day, I was shopping and I decided to buy another Tarot deck (side note: what a great way to learn Spanish).
I sat down to do a reading about this relationship and what I should do next. I closed my eyes. I shuffled the cards. My mind was jumbled with fears and uncertainties about my future.
I pulled The Death card.
I re-shuffled and pulled the cards at random for a second time. Death.
I shuffled the cards several more times. I cut the deck differently. Death.
My heart began to race. I re-read the description of the card and homed in on “physical death,” ignoring all of the other words like “change” and “transformation.”
For a fourth time, I shuffled and I shuffled and I shuffled. Death.
“One more time,” I remember thinking.
This time, I shuffled the cards so long my fingers hurt. In frustration, I threw the cards in the air and let them fall to the floor. I closed my eyes and picked a card at random. Death.
Something felt different. I felt an overwhelming, inexplicable sense of energy. Out of fear, I threw my Tarot cards in the trash. “Was this evil energy?”
Long after that relationship fizzled in the way most college romances do and I am happily married with two kids, I picked up a copy of the book “The Secret Language of Birthdays” by Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers. The book combines astrology and numerology to profile personalities for each day of the year. I flipped through the thick hardback book for my husband’s day. We shared a good laugh as I read through his profile’s strengths and weaknesses.
Suddenly, I gasped.
My husband’s Tarot card is The Death card.
I hadn’t thought about that moment with The Death card in years. Did Tarot tell my 20-year-old self to have patience because I was going to meet my perfect patch? In part, yes.
Now, I believe that The Death card was encouraging me to allow one chapter to end so I could welcome new opportunities in my life. Most importantly, it was telling me to shift my mindset away from fear and to harness my inner strength.
At that time, I was afraid of my own power — a power everyone possesses.
The power of choice.
Indeed, Tarot can show you potential paths of the future, but your fate is never set in stone. Everyone has free will to make their own choices. The Tarot helps you get to the heart of what matters, so you have the agency to plan your future.
It’s a wonderful time to embrace Tarot — with access to endless material, books and online courses on the subject. I especially enjoy how Tarot art has become inclusive of race, gender identity and modern living.
Today, I pull a daily Tarot card for guidance, around which I journal my thoughts. I’ve owned a creative marketing agency for more than 13 years, and Tarot has guided business innovation and plans for growth.
It’s been a long time since I was that insecure college student afraid of my own shadow. I’m always in awe — but never surprised — at the synchronicities and the profundity that comes from this deck of 78 cards.