“I changed careers to become a tarot reader and now I’ve found my purpose in life”
A woman who switched careers to become a tarot card reader says she has found her purpose in life by telling other people’s fortunes. Emily Thornton, 34, works under the name Solar Sister Tarot after developing his skills during the pandemic.
He said his interest in the supernatural began when he was young and says that over the years he has had strange experiences that have drawn him even more to the supernatural. On her website, Emily says she was once “locked in the bathroom” by a “very volatile spirit” while sitting in a family home, and often felt a “presence” that “felt like someone was always leaning over my shoulder.” in his student flat.
Emily, from Bradford and lives in Manchester, trained as an actress at drama school and received her first deck of tarot cards in 2013 while playing Madam Arcarti in Blithe Spirit. “I was drawn to it from the start, and some of my friends were asking me to do readings for fun, and I realized that I had the skills for it, but I didn’t properly start your tarot reading until the 2020 block,” Emily he told the Manchester Evening News.
“I was taking a course and it was yoga Tai Chi. There were a lot of different things in this course, and one of the things was tarot and a lady who was doing weekly readings said, ‘Has anyone got a deck?’ and I said, yes, and I wasn’t sure what to do, or how to learn to read properly.
“He gave me a little bit of technique and it was like it was my goal. It was what I needed to do and I ran with it.”
Soon people began to approach, offering money to give a reading. “Back then I wasn’t asking people to pay me for readings, I was just doing it for fun, but there were people who started coming up to me to offer to pay me for readings. So it was almost like I fell. kind of,” he said.
On her website, Emily says: “Unfortunately I was laid off from my theater job in July 2020. I started really thinking about what I want to do and what makes me happy. I decided enough was enough.”
He told MEN that he “always had to do” tarot. “I started doing readings based on what you feel paid to start, practice and see where it took me, and then I started the business properly by the end of the year.”
Emily talks about tarot and astrology Solar Sister TikTok and Instagram accounts, and gives readings online. He also does personal readings at a studio in Manchester once a month.
He said people’s interest in tarot grew during the pandemic. “It was a time when we had nothing that I could really explore. I think that was the case for a lot of people.
“I try to make my readings as accessible as possible and not be too mystical, because I think that’s when people are doing tarot readings, sometimes they feel a little bit removed. I think it’s important to open that door for people and let them explore themselves without making it too far for them. without”.
Emily said her clients are often looking for “personal growth” and want to know “what lies ahead.” “I think it just gives you a moment to think. That’s the most important thing, I think, with reading, it pushes you out of your comfort zone.
“I’ve had many people come to me about work or relationships where they felt it was difficult to speak their truth or express themselves, and they usually feel more confident about it after a reading. That’s my main goal when people leave a reading, to take anything. I want them to feel ready.”