By practicing Tarot, I feel more aligned, more in harmony with my Divine purpose. And I have been truly blessed with abundance from the Universe.
Brigit Esselmont. Grunnlegger av Biddy Tarot (1999).
Brigit er profesjonell tarotleser, hun underviser i tarot, er en velrennomert business-coach og forfatter. Brigit har opplevd en eventyrlig vekst i sin tarotbusiness siden hun bgynte som profesjonell tarotist høsten 2012. I dag følges hun av interesserte over hele verden, opptrer på de stor tarot-samlingene med foredrag, gir ut bøker om tarot og arrangerer webinarer . Hun er en eminent, intuitiv tarotleser. Heldige meg som fikk et intervju med henne som julegave! Les og gled deg over energien til denne hjertelig, rause, søte og mektige lille australierinnen!
Sigrun: Tell us a little about yourself, Brigit, how is life downunder?
Brigit: I am a Tarotpreneur, intuitive reader, passionate teacher, author and dream manifestor. I am the founder of Biddy Tarot, inspiring over a million peolpe each year to transform their lives with the Tarot.
I beleive anyone can read Tarot. I don`t own a crystal ball nor a crushed velvet dress. I`m simply a down-to-earth, practical Taurus who likes to use the Tarot cards in every day life.
I also teach parents to-be how to have a joyful, positive birth experience as a childbirth educator.
When I`m not reading Tarot or teaching, I love spending time with my two daughters and husband in Melbourne, Australia. We hang out at the park, the beach or at the local cafè sipping babycinos.
Sigrun: I also know you spend the summer in Spain with your family, Why is Europe fascinating?
Brigit: I am in love with the food and wine! The Spaniards (and most Europeans) treat their food and wine with such respect and the result is beautiful, simple food that is high quality.
I also love the rich history and the energy you can just feel in your bones when exploring the European villages.
Sigrun: In what way did you first meet Tarot? Was it love at first sight?
Brigit: I had a Tarot reading when I was 18. My friend and I were bored and wanted to see what was going to happen when we both went to Germany for a high school exchange. The reader told me I would find a boyfriend ... and love and behold, I did! I was intrigued.
So, I asked my mum to buy me some cards for Christmas and off I went.
I`m not sure it was love at first sight. I was quite overwhelmed at how much I had to learn. But I put my head down and just go on with it. And the rest is history.
Sigrun: How come you started reading for clients?
Brigit: There are only so many Tarot readings you can do for yourself, your friends and your cat. So I signed up with the Free Tarot Network and started reading for strangers for free, in return for feedback.
Did your friends and family approve to your Tarot hobby?
Brigit: My mum is a trained psychologist. Even though she was the one to buy me Tarot cards, she thought it a little whimsical that I was giving advice to other people using the cards. Now, she has seen how I have helped many people and how I have built a suistanable and authentic business, and she respects what I do.
At the end of the day, not everyone is going to "get" what you do with Tarot but that doesn`t matter. Focus on the people who love your work.
Sigrun: Today you are a world wide famous Tarot Star, Brigit, don`t deny it, you are also a famous Tarot reader, tarot teacher, tarot mentor and Tarot business woman. And yet you have not reached 40! How come?
Brigit: Haha - world wide famous Tarot star! I`m not sure about that!
You know what? I`m no different from every other tarot reader who started reading tarot cards in their bedroom. The only difference is that I just threw my hat in the ring and decided to build an online presence to help other tarot readers, and it grew from there. I think sometimes you just have to give it a go and build credibility that way.
Sigrun: You create magnificient tarot tools and it was actually your eBooks and webinars that got me back on track. I welcomed your mantra make it easy. Share some thoughts about your eBooks with us!
Brigit: I`m so glad my eBooks reignited your passion in Tarot.
I really love to make Tarot simple for others. It is so often made out to be something that is so complex but it doesn`t have to be that way. Each of my eBooks on tarot aim to help the reader break it down into digestible parts, to help build confidence and ability at the same time.
Sigrun: The latest gift from you is The Soul Meditations. Taking Tarot into a new dimension, allowing us a spiritual meeting with The Major cards. I practise your meditations with a new card every week and just love it. It has given me a brand new experience and a profound understanding of the cards.
Brigit: I was inspired to create Soul Meditations after the birth of my two daughters. I used a technique called HypnoBirthing to bring them into the world naturally and joyfully. It`s a combination of relaxation, breathing and visualisation. I saw the power of these elements in minimising fear and maximising the ability to manifest your goals.
I wanted to bring these techniques to tarot, to help people go very deep into the tarot cards through guided meditation. The result is Soul Meditations!
It has been so rewarding to see the profound and deep experiences people have had as they explore these different meditations with the major Arcana.
Sigrun: Tarot is somehow related to Numerology, Astrology, Kabbalah, Freud and much more. To what extend do you take interest in these elements in your Tarot work?
Brigit: I tend to pick and choose what system I want to learn about. I tend to invest more time and energy in learning more about what makes us tick and what makes us truly spiritual beings, rather than these complex (and sometimes convoluted) systems. So I love learning about Buddhism, positive thinking, overcoming fear, manifestation, etc. I then bring this knowledge into my Tarot readings.
That said, it can be helpful to understand other esoteric systems to expand one`s knowledge of the tarot. Go with where you feel the energy the most.
Sigrun: Brigit, you have approx 150,000 readers on your website every day (in comparasion I have about 150! ) Which steps to take to be as popular as you?
Brigit: I would love it if it were 150,000 a day! It`s more like 150,000 people a month :)
My guiding principles has always been to give to receive. I love sharing my Tarot card meanings - not just a few keywords but in-depth descriptions and interpretations. I also love sharing my ideas on Tarot in my blog. So, think about how you can start a conversation and engage with your readers.
And it helps to have perseverance! You don`t get 150,000 visitors overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and consistency. Never give up!
Sigrun: It has been a wonderful interview. Thank you so much for answering all my questions, for sharing your wondeful insights and for spending time on doing this for me! I`m so excited and I love givng this gift to all of my precious readers on a December Sunday! A last Question, though: Your Top 3 advices becoming a confident tarot reader!
Just do it!
The best wishes to Brigit Esselmont! I am looking forward to all your Tarot Surprises which you so lovely share on your blog, web sites and facebook / twitter.
Merry Christmas to you!
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