In episode 46 of The Podcast Podcast, I have special guest Sheila Masterson, who is a Philadelphia-based career and business tarot reader and teacher, energy healing facilitator, and host of the Living Tarot Podcast. She has been reading people her whole life practically! She believes that everyone can connect deeply to their intuition and that tarot is an excellent tool for learning to trust yourself and hearing your inner voice.
Sheila is on a mission to break the paradigm of old “fortune-telling readings” and instead, strives to empower clients through collaborative sessions that help them connect with their inner wisdom and move forward with confidence on aligned action steps. So stay tuned for more!
In case this is your first time tuning in, let me introduce myself. My name is Tara Counterman. I’m the founder and CEO of Profitable Podcast Productions, the creator of Profitable Podcast School and basically, 1000% obsessed with helping online entrepreneurs step out of the busywork, stop struggling for paying clients and actually get their message out there.
So if you’re ready to dive into this episode and hear more about tapping into your intuition, check out the points I share below! And for even more juicy details, listen to ALL of episode 46 of The Podcast Podcast on your fave streaming platform.
Tarot cards are a deck of 78 cards that are used as a tool of reflection and force you to see any blind spots in your life. There are SO many different questions you can ask and the cards are open-ended so you can use them for anything.
Once you get in the flow of using the cards, Sheila says that the possibilities and validation you can get for your business are limitless. They help you pay attention in a way that is hard for most people. Sheila is not one of those people who believes the future is fixed. She wants to break the idea that tarot cards are just used for fortune-telling.
She has found that they can be way more effective for self-reflection and for people who have anxiety. Ever since she has become a business owner, Sheila has found that tarot is such an important tool to check in with yourself. A lot of anxiety comes up as a business owner and you second guess yourself A LOT.
Many people even get hit with imposter syndrome and she has found that tarot cards are an easy way to cut through that noise because your brain interprets that card and shifts out of panic mode. When you look at a tarot card, your brain switches into reflective mode and stops the anxiety to take a moment and digest the card and what it might mean.
So many people struggle to find a tool that offers self-reflection and tarot cards are an easy, yet affordable way to check in with yourself when other things aren’t accessible at that moment. It’s not about your relationship with the deck, it’s about your relationship with your higher self.
Sheila is always uncovering new ideas as she grows and develops new relationships. She has a really strong connection with her intuition, and always has. With clients and people on social media, she sees a lot of people trying to mimic what others are doing because in a business, it can be easy to get distracted.
We need to permit ourselves to do the things we want because our life path is not set. It’s okay to move things around and change them in your business instead of getting stuck in the 9-5 mentality. There is a shift that happens in a lot of her readings where people start to ask too many questions or ask for confirmation.
They seem too reliant on the card’s answers. After several sessions, they start to come in way more confident in their questions and they’ll stop second-guessing themselves. When you do more tarot card readings, you’ll come in looking for confirmation rather than detailed answers to all your business questions.
When Sheila sees people have that transformation and confidence in their own business, it is so powerful. It makes her love what she does and proves what can be done with tarot. For me, I know that tarot cards have been a HUGE help as well to my business. It also has a calming and reassuring effect to it.
In terms of getting started, know that you never have to read to anyone else if you feel like you’ll be judged by family or friends. Sheila says it is something that can be totally private. Until you feel confident enough to share it, you don’t have to worry about anyone else’s opinions.
If you’re brand new, look at the picture, think about how it makes you feel and how it comes into your head. She says you can also write things down as you see new cards because it will help build your intuition and see what the actual meaning of the card is.
Sheila also tells us that you don’t need any type of certification! You can teach yourself or find a million things online. When it comes to podcasting, you can use tarot cards to drive ideas and episodes.
She says it’s a good way to check in on boundaries in your business. It can help you brainstorm and figure out what to talk about in your podcast too! They support you in any moment of your business to trust what you’re feeling and to confidently connect with your own voice.
I hope this episode has helped you see how tarot card reading can help you in your business and personal life. I have loved getting more insight on Sheila’s journey and I hope you enjoyed hearing all about the magic behind tarot cards. If you want to get started with tarot cards, there is no reason to be scared! You will gain so much more confidence and feel more empowered to connect with your inner wisdom.
If you want to get in touch with Sheila and learn more about her work, check out her website here. And to any beginners, I encourage you to purchase my favorite deck of cards, The Starchild Tarot Akashic.
Don’t forget to tune in to episode 46 of The Podcast Podcast to hear ALL the details about the points I just outlined above!
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