For my first Tea and Tarot spot of 2018 I chatted with my good friend
and 3 of Cups community co- conspirator, Mia Alviz.
In her own words Mia, is Tarobsessed! It's an easy obsession to acquire mind you.
"Amongst my hobbies I invent words, purchase unholy amounts of Tarot decks and believe it or not, collect Barbie dolls. I started reading Tarot more than ten years ago when I was barely a teenager and I haven't stopped ever since. My approach to Tarot is very direct and practical, I don't focus only in answers but in finding solutions and alternative paths.
I believe in Tarot as a tool for discovery, as well as I believe that we own the power to change our lives if we accept our responsibility rather than shaking our fists at the sky. As a draft into my personal life, I am Spanish, living in Madrid with my life partner and dedicating myself to Tarot. You can learn more about me and my experience at The Sibyl's Tarot "
Hi Mia! Thank you for stopping by, want some cake with your tea or are we going straight to mimosas?
Mimosas, of course? Are all of the questions this easy? Thank you for having me, Sandra!
Well, they may get a little harder *pours drinks*
Growing up in Spain, what inspired you to become a Tarot reader on the international level?
It was the perception of Tarot in this country what made me decide that I did not want anything to do with it on a National level. I understand that Tarot is a difficult profession and we have to fight constantly against many clichés and against the con-artists/scammers fame that surrounds us, the thing is that, in Spain, you basically expect to be conned!
There are plenty of so called readers that you can see coming from far, far away, and the profession is just a joke. Someday, this perception could change, but it is going to be a long and exhausting task, and I am not the right person to inspire and lead that movement. I would rather give myself some advantage by establishing myself as a professional in environments that are a little bit more friendly!
That's got to have been a tough start, I'm glad you chose to stick it out. I must say too that your English is fabulous.
Do you have any unique or unusual uses for Tarot?
Not really for Tarot, but I do use my Lenormand decks as a method of communication with the spirit world for