Tarot cards revealed I had a deadly secret
The cards revealed an alarming health problem
T aking a deep breath, I walked nervously into tarot reader and teacher Annabelle Mitzman’s beautiful home in St. John’s Wood, London. It was my first tarot class and I was both anxious and excited.
I’d signed up for the course on a friend’s recommendation. She was always raving about Annabelle and I was curious to learn more about tarot cards. I was trained in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and I was attracted to the tarot because of its links to the famous psychotherapist Carl Jung. Jung used the symbols on the cards as a therapy tool to help people tap into their subconscious minds.
But ut that wasn’t the only reason I was there. I was working in the corporate world but my job was stressful, the hours were long, and I was exhausted. I really needed a change and, deep down, I was hoping that the tarot cards could point me in the right direction.
Sitting around Annabelle’s dining table with the four other people taking the course, Annabelle began by giving us an introduction to the cards. She always uses the Rider Waite tarot deck, and I listened, fascinated, as she explained the meaning of each of those ancient, iconic symbols – The Tower, The High Priestess, The Lovers and so on.
After that, Annabelle gave each of us a mini-reading. ‘The cards highlight the energy around you and can indicate areas of your life that need attention,’ she explained to us. When it was my turn, Annabelle turned over the cards that I’d picked.
‘The Four of Swords,’ she said thoughtfully, looking at the card that showed a knight sleeping with four swords above his head. ‘This card indicates that you need to take time out, have a rest from battle.’
Yes! That was exactly how I’d been feeling about my job.
That reading did exactly what I’d hoped it would do. It gave me the nudge I needed to take a sabbatical from work.
I spent the time fulfilling one of my dreams, which was to start my fashion blog for the over-50s called Chic at Any
Age. I’m retired now but I still write my blog and I love it.
Inspired by the session, I began going to Annabelle’s classes regularly. One night, she began to teach us the ways that the tarot cards can indicate health problems.
‘Has anyone in here got any health issues they’re worried about?’ she asked.
‘Well,’ I said tentatively. ‘I’ve got a spot on my nose that just won’t go away.’
Everyone laughed. Annabelle, however, shook her head.
‘This is serious,’ she said sternly. ‘If this issue is worrying Josephine, let’s have a look at the cards.’
And I had been worrying. The spot had turned into a scab that wouldn’t heal. I’d seen my GP six months earlier but he’d said it was an infected follicle and nothing to worry about.
But the spot hadn’t gone away, even with a daily application of antiseptic cream. In fact, it had got worse. It was now the size of a blueberry, red and squidgy.
Annabelle gave me a deck of Rider Waite cards to shuffle and I
The message from the cards inspired me to take a break from my job
cut the pack into two. As instructed, I fanned the tarot cards out on the table and selected three cards.
Annabelle placed the cards side-by-side and turned over the first tarot. It was the Nine of Swords. ‘This tarot shows anxiety and worry,’ explained Annabelle. ‘Nine is also ruled by the moon.’
Annabelle turned over the second card. It was the Moon.
Annabelle tapped this major arcana card and said, ‘The Moon can indicate things hidden from view – possibly cancer.’
Cancer. I was alarmed but also intrigued.
‘This is an even stronger message for you because the first card has a link with the moon,’ she continued.
There was one more card to turn over. What would the third card suggest about the energy surrounding me?
Quickly, Annabelle turned over the third and final card. It was the
Ace of Swords.
‘You will need surgery,’ said Annabelle matter-of-factly holding up the card for all the class to see.
I was shocked by Annabelle’s clear reading. It certainly didn’t pull any punches! Annabelle pulled a few more cards, looked at them and said the surgery would be fine.
But she urged me to see a medical professional immediately. She even gave me the name of a good cancer consultant who had treated another one of her clients with skin cancer successfully. Within days, I was back at my GP’S surgery and insisting on a referral. ‘I’m not leaving this room until you write me that referral letter,’ I told my doctor firmly.
My GP wrote the referral letter to the consultant Annabelle had suggested. Ten days later, I was sitting in a room with him at the Lister Hospital in London.
The consultant was fantastic. He calmly explained that this kind of skin cancer can have roots. He dug out the cancerous spot and sent it for an immediate biopsy.
It took three attempts before he was happy that he had cleared the roots, and the cancer, from my nose. I was at the hospital all day and I went home that evening.
This all happened three years ago now. I never mentioned the tarot reading to my GP or the consultant. I didn’t want them to think I was completely bonkers!
But if it wasn’t for the message from the cards, I might not have got the spot on my nose checked out again. Perhaps not even until it was too late...
There’s no doubt that Annabelle has a wonderful gift. It’s thanks to her and the tarot that I’m now cancer-free.
Annabelle told me that I’d need surgery - but it would be fine
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