In Your Own Words with Ruth Elder


“What was the catalyst behind your decision to start reading tarot cards?”


I started reading Tarot when I was 20 years old due to a “twist of fate.”


I was raised in a very strict Catholic household where things like Tarot were verboten. I had a friend whom I had met through another twist of fate. (She was the ex-girlfriend of my then-husband.)


Susie had been raised in Daytona and attended church in Cassadega, so she was very much in the Tarot/Mediumship/Psychic mindset. One day, we were hanging out, and she said, “I want a Tarot reading,” and handed me her deck of Tarot cards.


I told her, “I don’t know how to read Tarot. And she replied, “Yes, you do.”


I don’t even remember what I read, but I remember that reading the tarot cards was like getting a taste of the most delicious thing I had ever tasted: I had to find out more. I have had a passion for Tarot and Divination ever since!


Susie gave me her own deck after that first reading and she taught me a lot. I’ve spent the last 31 years reading books and taking classes and reading as many people as possible to keep expanding my knowledge. Now I also teach Beginning Tarot classes to help others learn. 


The wonderful thing about divination in any form is that there is always more to learn to strengthen your skills.


About half the people I read have never had their cards read before. And I’m always happy to demystify the “scary” Tarot cards like Death, The Devil or the Tower card. (P.S. all are about change, which is why people find them scary.)


In the end, my goal is to give people clear guidance on how to move forward to their highest good.


I want to give my clients as much clarity through the reading as possible,  which is why my business cards say “Clarity Card Readings.”


When anyone comes with a question and asks God/Spirit/Universe/Angels/ Guides/Ancestors for direction, you will always get an answer! We have so many spirits and souls wanting to help us. We are never alone.