Talkin’ Tarot With is a monthly feature designed to introduce my readers to different tarot readers from our wonderfully diverse community! Each month, I’ll be asking various tarot readers three questions about their tarot philosophy and style, plus pointing you to their websites and blogs so that you can learn more about them! I like to hand pick tarot readers that I feel are talented and interesting.
I met Yesbelt Fernandez the way that I meet most of my tarot friends: at a conference. Her beautiful, welcoming smile lit up the room – and I loved her vibe from the jump. Yesbelt is that perfect blend between mystery and mischief. She’s deep as can be but also funny. My kinda person!
Every year, I look forward to seeing her. Sadly, this year we did not get our annual reunion because the conference got canceled. So I’m bringing Yesbelt here to introduce her to my readers.
Like me, Yesbelt is in her words “a perpetual student.” When she’s not working with Tarot, she’s studying yoga and herbs. As she says on her site “I find them to be foundational to any lifestyle as yoga grounds the body and mind connection, Tarot facilitates a connection to the spiritual and mental realms, and Herbs preserve and support the body in self-restoration. Where one goes from here is limitless.” I love that philosophy.
This year, she’s also offering Virtual New Moon Astrology circles where she teaches folks how to set intentions based on the zodiac signs and use tarot cards to create a framework for the month with a release and gratitude ceremony on the Full Moon. She’s also joining up with Carolyn Cushing for Walking The Ways, an event that begins at the end of May to honor the Summer Solstice. If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City, you might be able to connect with Yesbelt Fernandez for a tarot reading or class. But even if you’re not, she offers virtual services. For folks like me, I’ll be waiting for our annual conference where I can have another chance to hug this amazing woman and learn from her wisdom.
In Yesbelt’s own words: I dedicate myself to finding and sharing bits of nature and magic. My intention is to make a connection by sharing the tools I have accumulated over the years after making the choice to say yes more often. This small conscious act led me to take advantage of opportunities, which lead me to notice the constantly evolving spiral of synchronicity in my life. This is how I became a perpetual student of Tarot, Yoga, and Herbs. I find them to be foundational to any lifestyle as yoga links the body and mind connection, Tarot facilitates a connection to the spiritual and mental realms, and Herbs preserve and support the body in self-restoration. I am based in Manhattan, New York City and you can virtually find me at:
Check out Yesbelt’s answers to my questions below:
Q: What is your philosophy about tarot reading?
Yesbelt: My philosophy on tarot reading is that it’s a useful tool to tap intuition and see what’s hidden in the shadows. Readings with me are like taking a good look in a magic mirror that reveals hidden truths, deepest fears, and greatest anxieties. I know this sounds scary however I find that taking a look at these frightful scenarios opens the door to manifesting dreams and achieving life goals. Giving attention to that which holds us back is one way to shine a light on darkness. The tarot card images act as a decoder to the answers hidden in the psyche, which will help bring the inner and outer worlds into alignment.
Q: How do you feel a client might get the most out of a reading with you?
Yesbelt: No one knows you better than you know yourself which is why getting the most out of a reading with me means working collaboratively to decode the answers the tarot is offering. The more open and receptive you are the better I can set up a sacred space, collaboratively look into the mirror the tarot cards provide, reflect what is revealed, and create a plan for the next steps.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for an aspiring Tarot reader?
Yesbelt: My best piece of advice for an aspiring tarot reader is to join a tarot community where you can give and receive readings weekly, monthly, or anything with some sort of continuity. This is a great way to fine-tune your own skills and learn from those around you. I also suggest using the tarot cards as a daily early morning five-minute journaling prompt to be revisited at night; this helps to build a personal relationship with the tarot cards.
Super deep love to Yesbelt Fernandez for making time to chat with me. (Psst…I miss you!) Learn more about her and grab a session at her site.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020
image from Yesbelt Fernandez