I started reading tarot cards when I was 19. A friend
of my sister had bought a tarot deck and did a reading for me and
several other people. The only reading that he did that was even
remotely accurate was the one he did for me. I thought the cards
were the coolest thing ever! I went out and bought my first deck,
The Mythic Tarot, along with the workbook that went with
it. I practiced doing readings for myself and then started doing
them for others.
The Mythic Tarot is based on Greek mythology,
something I was familiar with so it made it easier to relate to
the cards. The cards below are Demeter as The Empress and Persephone
as The High Priestess. Notice even though Presephone/High Priestess
is underground, you see the steps leading up into the light, the
same scenery we see in the Demeter/Empress card. This is a beautiful
deck and even though I have many decks, this is the one I usually
use for readings. It was unavailable for many years but was recently
re-released. The newer version has changed the images slightly so
it is not, in my opinion, as nice as the original.
I realize now that it was not a good thing, but
I had a tarot reading competition with the friend who first had
the deck. At a party, we each did readings for couple of people
and had them tell us what they thought. Everyone agreed my readings
were better. I now feel using the deck in this way was disrespectful
but I was young and didn't know better. And this gave me the confidence
to continue doing readings.
Through the years, I have done readings for friends
and family that were very accurate. When my sister started doing
her yearly Spring Fling, I decided to do readings at this event.
The feedback was excellent. So far, this is the only event where
I do in-person readings.
About The Name: Tarot Temptress
When I first got online in late 1999, I needed an
online name for my CompuServe account. Using my real name is too
boring! I wanted something cool that really related to me. I came
up with several but I liked Tarot Temptress the best. Whenever I
told friends or family my online name, they said "that's you"
so I guess it is a good one.
About The Logo Artwork
When I saw the drawing I use at the top of this
site, I was obsessed with it. It looks enough like me that when
I showed it to my sister, she thought an artist friend of ours drew
it of me! I use this as my Facebook image. I have used this image
when advertising my tarot readings so naturally I wanted it on the
The drawing is done by Luis Royo and is on the cover
of the book titled The Labyrinth Tarot. He is an amazing
artist, you may have seen some of his drawings in "Heavy Metal"
magazine. He often draws women nude or in very scanty clothing,
but if you look beyond that, you will see he always makes them powerful.
I love his fantasy drawings when the women have fantastic swords
or knives. He often draws a beautiful woman with a monstrous beast,
in fact he has published several books of these drawings. I think
he is an immensely talented artist. I have this tarot deck along
with another he created, Dark Tarot.
My name is Laura Wilson and I live in Michigan.
I am self-employed with several businesses.
I handcraft jewelry, pendulums, incense, candles,
and other items that are sold on the Infinite
Flame website and at shows in Michigan. I mostly do the Holistic
Shows at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens.
Rose is my freelance computer business, I create websites and
other materials for businesses in both digital and print form.
I have a line of glycerin soaps I make and sell
under the name Naked
I also houseclean two days a week which I choose
to look at as getting paid to exercise. I used to do this three
or four days a week as this was my main way to pay the bills but
in May of 2014, I injured by back and need to find other sources
of income. I am healed but still limited to what I can do as I do
not want to go through that again.
Personally, I have a loving, supportive family including
my parents, one brother, and one sister. I have a very spoiled cat,
a calico that likes to bite (love nibs, not vicious). I was in a
long term relationship that ended with his death, an event that
changed my life and put me on the road that led to many changes
including sharing my gift of tarot reading.
I am a true Leo, born on August 13. It was a Friday
and the time was 11:57pm, three minutes to midnight. My dad joked
at the time they had a little witch, he had no idea how true that
statement was! Below is the Queen of Wands card from the deck, which
relates to the sign of Leo. It is one of my favorite cards from
Spiritually, I am High Priestess Rhiannon Rose.
I practice the craft of the wise, I am a witch but not wiccan. I
create and host rituals for the 8 holidays of the Wheel of the Year.
I approach my various crafts (soap, jewelry, pendulums, charms,
ect) with the energies of Mother Earth and the elements in mind.
I create these things with the intention of improving the purchaser's
life in some way. I like to share my spiritual gifts and knowledge,
and this includes my gift of tarot reading through this website.
~~ Thank you for your interest and Blessed Be ~~