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Sue Ellis-Saller is an SEO Strategist by day and a Professional Tarot Reader and Intuitive Guide by night. Her studies have lead her to become a CACR™ tarot, and oracle card reader; an energy practitioner (Reiki II and Quantum Energy), and a Certified Life Coach. Sue is currently in training, under supervision to get her Psychosocial Counsellor certification in Austria. If you are looking for a ghostwriter or proofreader for spiritual content, reach out to Sue for a consultation.

  • The Element Earth

    It’s interesting to look at the different Elements and how they play into your life. The Element Earth has been on my mind for a while now.

    The Earth can symbolize nature, the home, body, MONEY, physical issues, schooling and education — material things.

    Earth makes cities, forests, families, and fortunes. It balances budgets and makes a home a home. It reads, learns, and teaches. It strategises and creates long-term solutions.

    Earth is the Pentacles or Coins in Tarot.

    One characteristic of the Earth is that it requires time and patience. It’s not quick moving, like Air, and it’s the most grounded and practical of all of the Elements. Earth ain’t going nowhere…

    When it does move quickly, it might not be the best thing for anyone. Think earthquake. And really, Earth isn’t known for its flexibility, either — so it might come off as a bit stuck in the old ways or “but this is the way we’ve always done it.” Earth can be a real stick in the mud.

    But the Element Earth is loyal, steadfast, solid, grounded, educated. It has worked hard to get to where it’s going and has built something sublime It’s not afraid of doing the hard work and making the most of its fortunes.

    Earth knows what the fine things in life are and thoroughly enjoys them. Fashion, food, and headonistic pleasure are totally earthy topics.

    Easy ways you can work with the Element Earth

    Things that represent the Element Earth. Working with the Element Earth is really easy, too. You can use rocks, sticks, money — really anything you associate with the Earth as a tool or representation of your Earth-based goals.

    Grounding is super easy and completely relaxing. One thing I LOVE to do is ground myself, either with a rock I picked up out of the fields near us where I walk or by going for a walk the woods. I might sit on the ground out in the fields for a while, releasing what’s bothering me into the ground to be cleansed.

    The best stone for working with Earth. Honestly, IMHO, there’s no better grounding stone than something out of the area around your home.

    Honoring your body is an Earthy practice. I’ve started going to the gym, and really enjoy lifting weights and doing yoga. I feel much more connected to my body. It also teaches me about when to go light and when to go heavy, when to stretch and how far is too far. It’s interesting to explore my boundaries.

    Little changes now equal big changes later. Micro-adjustments are really important in Earth-related activities. Not only do the little things end up turning into big things, small changes can mean the difference between growing and hurting yourself.

    Honor the Element Earth through your interactions with the Earth. Honor the Earth by being mindful of how you interact with its energy as well. Honor your cashflow. Release anything around the house that is broken or no longer serves you. Tend to your gardens and families.

    When you think of the qualities of the Element Earth, what comes to mind for you? Please feel free to share in the comments below!

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  • Recent Interview with Sue Ellis-Saller in Mystic Mag

    I just had the honor of being interviewed by Mystic Mag about my reading style.

    You can read the interview here: Mystic Mag Interview with Sue Ellis-Saller

    When you get a reading, I bring all of my various tools to the table. What you’ll get from me:

    • Empathy
    • Compassion
    • Trust in your power and wisdom
    • Belief in alllllll kinds of fun and magical things
    • Crystal recommendations
    • A good, old fashioned tarot reading
    • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques and tools
    • Sessions tailored to your needs in the moment

    We can talk about your dreams, hopes, and desires — and what it will take to make them into your reality.

    We can talk about blockages in your life and energy field and how to release them.

    Book a session with me here

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  • The Nine of Pentacles

    The Nine of Pentacles stalked me today. I picked the 9 of Pentacles four times in a row, even after shuffling the deck between pulls. (read more about what stalker cards mean)

    It’s both funny and a bit freaky at the same time when you pick a card, look at it, shuffle it back into the deck, and… pick the same tarot card again. Multiple times. IYKYK.

    In the standard Rider-Wait tarot deck, the Nine of Pentacles is represented by a woman who looks like she could be a young aristocrat or some sort of lower royalty with a hawk on her hand, standing in front of fruit-laden, super juicy and ripe grape bushes just outside of a village near the mountains. There are 9 coins behind her and the path before her is clear.

    A richly-dressed woman stands in front of a hedge made of purple grapes and grape leaves. There are 9 yellow coins with pentagrams integrated into the bottom of the hedge. A hawk with a blinder is perched on her gloved left hand.

    What is the meaning of the Nine of Pentacles?

    I always interpret the 9 of Pentacles as material success. Achieving a state of balance after hard work. Being spiritually, emotionally, and financially settled. (The hawk on her hand represents the spiritual mastery.)

    Independence is important to her. She’s done this for herself and by herself, but she may have sacrificed relationships to reach this level of success, as she is alone in the picture.

    I just noticed the snail crawling on the ground in front of her feet, indicating that it has taken her time to get to where she is.

    What does the Nine of Pentacles mean in a love reading?

    Honestly, when I see the Nine of Pentacles come up in a love reading — especially for a person who has been working on their life/career, I interpret it similarly to above: They will continue to have a successful business and home (domestic) life, but they might not find a romantic partner in the next 3 months.

    Focus on friendships and self-care.

    What does the Nine of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

    When you draw the Nine of Pentacles in a career reading, it means that you’ve achieved great success. It can also mean a successful opportunity is coming your way.

    If the Nine of Pentacles were to represent a career, I’d say junior banker, accountant, or something that pays pretty handsomely and has to do with money, the home, or a sculptor, gardener even a park ranger.

    This could also be an RN or something like a massage therapist.

    Something to do with money, cleaning, home, tactile goods, or health.

    Ultimately, picking the Nine of Pentacles can be a good sign for questions about wealth, abundance, and manifestation.

    What else do you see? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • A Little Advice If You’re Thinking About Doing a Valentine’s Day Love Spell

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    I love a nice love spell. ✨💖✨

    I know many people are probably thinking about doing a love spell this Valentines Season.

    If you are, please consider this:

    Love spells are best left open to bringing someone into your life who will be a good partner and have the set of characteristics you’re looking for instead of focusing on tying a specific person to you.

    Seriously.

    What could go wrong with a love spell focused on one person?

    It makes me shudder a bit when I think of love spells that are meant to tie two people together who are not a good match

    It results in things like that person who just never leaves your thoughts, no matter how much time passes. On one hand, that could be a nice thing if the person who won’t leave your thoughts left good memories. If not, however… I think you get the point.

    Tying someone’s soul to yours can have more toxic effects, too. Loveless, unfulfilling relationships, lack of intimacy, or even stalking and not wanting to move on, or “If I can’t have you, then no one can,” mentality.

    Think about the difference before you start working on your love spell.

    Getting a great outcome from your love spell

    You want to set the stage and get your energy in the best possible place to do a love spell.

    💖 Burn some cherry or honey incense by in the background.
    💖 Keep some rose quartz on hand.
    💖 Center into the emotion of love while you’re working on your list for manifesting a fabulous partner who is everything you dreamed about.
    💖 Ask Archangel Chamuel to help bring love into your life.

    ✨💖✨ Believe in the power of your will to vibrate out into the Universe and attract love to you.So, instead of thinking about one specific person as THE focus of your love spell, write a list of characteristics and traits you want your partner to have.

    How can you tell if your love spell is working?

    When love—in any form—shows up in your life, be grateful, because it’s a sign that your magic is working to bring love to you.

    That means gratitude for new friends and old, children, loving how you spend your time; admiring qualities in a person who you are close to; practicing self-love.

    Languish in the feeling of all forms of love. Show love to others. Make love your attitude.

    Love will come to you.

    💕 Please share this post with anyone ypu know who might be doing a love spell this Valentine’s Day!

    If you’d like to get a reading about your love life, you can book an email or live reading here.

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  • The Art of Tarot Reading: How to Tap into Your Intuition

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    If you’re here, you’re probably interested in unlocking the hidden secrets of your intuition with the art of Tarot reading. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, the Tarot can be a powerful tool for connecting with your subconscious mind and tapping into your inner wisdom — or helping your friends, family, or clients do the same. In this article, we’ll explore the fundamentals of Tarot reading and guide you through the steps to develop your intuitive abilities.

    Tarot cards have been used for centuries to gain insight into the past, present, and future. Each card carries its own unique symbolism and meaning, and when combined in a reading, they provide a glimpse into the seen and unseen forces at play in your life. Through the Tarot, you can gain clarity, find answers to your most pressing questions, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

    Whether you’re seeking guidance in love, finances, career, or personal growth, the Tarot can offer profound insights and guidance. By learning to interpret the cards and trust your intuition, you can tap into a world of hidden knowledge and unveil the path to your highest potential. So, grab a deck of Tarot cards and embark on a journey of self-discovery as we delve into the fascinating art of Tarot reading.

    Understanding Tarot Cards

    When you start to work with Tarot cards, it’s important to look at the deck from an overhead perspective. Traditional tarot decks are set up in a system. There is a Major Arcana, which indicates important transformational times in a person’s life, and a Minor Arcana, which is more related to day-to-day events and circumstances. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards and the Minor Arcana contains 56. There are four suits in the Minor Arcana that represent the Seasons and different areas of life:

    Earth — Material, home, finances, education
    Fire — Passions, motivations, partnerships, creativity
    Water — Love, friendship, intuition, also creativity, but in a bit of a different form
    Air — Thoughts, intellectual pursuits, law, science

    Each suit contains numbered cards, from 1 – 10, and also Court Cards, which include the Page, Knight, Queen, and King. Court cards can represent people and be used to signify either the person you are reading for or different people in their lives or situations in a person’s life. Just FYI, the Court Cards can be a little tricky for beginners, but will start to make more sense as your work with Tarot evolves.

    I think it’s important to learn both the classic meaning of each Tarot card and also how to work with your intuition when reading. Combining the two will give you a much richer and fuller Tarot reading experience.

    Connecting with Your Intuition

    At the heart of Tarot reading lies the ability to tap into your intuition. Intuition is your inner guide, the voice of your subconscious mind that can provide you with valuable insights and guidance. Honing your intuition is essential for accurate and meaningful Tarot readings. Here’s a video I made about working with your intuition.

    One way to connect with your intuition is through meditation. Set aside a quiet moment each day to clear your mind, focus on your breath, and enter a state of relaxation. As you practice meditation regularly, you’ll find that your intuition becomes more accessible and your Tarot readings become more insightful.

    Another technique to enhance your intuition is journaling. Start an Intuitive Tarot journal where you can record your thoughts, feelings, and interpretations of each card. Reflecting on your readings and the guidance you receive from all different levels of your intuition will deepen your connection with the cards and strengthen your intuitive abilities.

    Preparing for Your Tarot Reading

    Before you start your Tarot reading — especially when you’re first starting out — it’s important to create a sacred space and set your intention. Find a quiet and peaceful environment where you can relax and focus. Clear the space of any distractions and create a soothing atmosphere with candles, incense, or calming music.

    Next, take a moment to ground yourself. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and visualize roots growing from the soles of your feet or from your hip bones, grounding you to the earth. This will help you center your energy and be fully present for the reading.

    Once you’re in the right mindset, shuffle your Tarot cards while focusing on your intention or the question you have in mind. You may ask a specific question or simply seek guidance on a general area of your life. Trust your intuition and choose the cards that resonate with you. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers in Tarot reading—each card and its placement in the spread holds valuable insights.

    Common Tarot Spreads for Self-Reflection

    Tarot spreads are specific arrangements of cards that provide different perspectives and insights. They help structure your reading and offer guidance on specific areas of your life. Here are a few popular Tarot spreads for self-reflection:

    1. Past, Present, Future Spread: This three-card spread offers insights into your past, present, and future. It helps you understand how past experiences have shaped your current situation and how your present choices can influence your future.

    2. Celtic Cross Spread: The Celtic Cross is a classic ten-card spread that provides a comprehensive analysis of a situation or question. It explores various aspects such as past influences, present circumstances, and possible outcomes.

    3. Self-Discovery Spread: This spread is designed to delve deeper into your personal growth and self-awareness. It focuses on your strengths, weaknesses, desires, and potential obstacles, offering guidance on your journey of self-discovery.

    4. Pros, Cons, and Outcomes Spread: I like to use this one when I have a few options to choose from and I want to see the pros, cons, and outcomes for each choice in a simple, three card layout.

    Experiment with different spreads and find the ones that resonate with you the most. Remember, the key is to trust your intuition and allow the classic meanings of the cards and symbols that jump out to guide you.

    Interpreting Tarot Card Meanings

    Interpreting Tarot card meanings is a skill that develops over time with practice and experience. While each card carries its own symbolism and meaning based on a variety of different factors, it’s important to consider the context of the reading and the surrounding cards.

    Start by observing the imagery on the card. What symbols, colors, or figures stand out to you? Pay attention to your initial impressions and the emotions they evoke. Trust your gut feelings and allow your intuition to guide you in interpreting the card’s meaning.

    Additionally, consider the position of the card within the spread. Cards in different positions may have different nuances and interpretations. For example, a card in the past position may indicate past influences, while a card in the present position may represent current circumstances or challenges.

    It’s also helpful to consult Tarot guidebooks or online resources for additional insights into card meanings. However, remember that your intuition should always be your primary guide. Trust yourself and allow your personal connection with the cards to shine through in your interpretations.

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    Enhancing Your Intuition through Tarot

    Tarot reading is not only a way to tap into your intuition but also a tool for enhancing it. As you continue to practice and engage with the Tarot, you’ll find that your intuitive abilities expand and deepen.

    One way to further enhance your intuition is by conducting daily single-card readings. Each morning, draw a card from your deck and spend a few moments reflecting on its meaning. Consider how it relates to your current circumstances and what guidance it may offer. This daily practice will strengthen your intuitive connection with the cards and train your mind to receive insights more readily.

    Another technique is to incorporate other intuitive practices into your Tarot readings. For example, you can use crystals, essential oils, or energy healing techniques to enhance the energy and intuition in your readings. Experiment with different modalities and find what resonates with you.

    Tarot Reading Rituals and Practices

    In addition to developing your intuition, incorporating rituals and practices into your Tarot readings can enhance the overall experience. Here are a few ideas to infuse your readings with intention and sacredness:

    1. Cleansing Ritual: Before each reading, cleanse your Tarot deck and the space around you. You can use smoke from burning herbs like sage or palo santo, or use Reiki on your deck and reading area. This ritual clears any residual energy and creates a fresh space for your intuition to flow.

    2. Meditation: Begin your Tarot reading with a short meditation to center your energy and quiet your mind. This will help you connect with your intuition and create a focused and receptive state.

    3. Affirmations: Create personalized affirmations that align with your intentions for the reading. Repeat these affirmations silently or aloud before and during the reading to reinforce positive energy and intention.

    4. Gratitude Practice: Express gratitude for the guidance and insights you receive during your Tarot readings. Take a moment to thank the cards, your intuition, and any spiritual guides or higher powers you believe in.

    Tips for Tarot Beginners

    If you’re new to Tarot reading, here are a few tips to help you navigate your journey:

    1. Start with a Rider-Waite Tarot deck: The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is widely considered the best deck for beginners. It features clear and recognizable imagery, making it easier to learn and interpret the cards.

    2. Take things one card at a time: When starting out, focus on studying and understanding one card at a time. This will prevent overwhelm and allow you to build a solid foundation of Tarot knowledge.

    3. Practice daily: Like any skill, Tarot reading improves with practice. Make it a habit to incorporate Tarot into your daily or weekly routine. The more you practice, the more confident and intuitive you’ll become.

    4. Trust your intuition: Above all, trust yourself and your intuition. Your inner wisdom knows best. Allow your intuition to guide your interpretations and embrace the unique insights and guidance you receive.

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    Conclusion: Embracing Your Intuition with Tarot

    The art of Tarot reading offers a profound way to tap into your intuition and gain valuable insights into your life’s journey. By understanding the symbolism of each card, connecting with your intuition, and developing a regular Tarot practice, you can unlock the hidden secrets of your subconscious mind and embark on a path of self-discovery.

    Remember, Tarot reading is a personal and intuitive experience. Allow yourself to be open to the messages the cards reveal and trust in your own inner knowing. Embrace the art of Tarot reading as a powerful tool for self-reflection, guidance, and personal growth. As you delve deeper into the world of Tarot, you’ll uncover the vast wisdom that lies within and unlock the limitless potential of your intuition.

    So, grab a deck of Tarot cards and embark on a journey of self-discovery as you explore the fascinating art of Tarot reading.

    I’ll be hosting a Learn to Read Tarot Course starting soon! You can find more information here:

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