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Learning the tarot

Tarot card readings have always been a popular activity, but now people are looking to learn the art for themselves.

“Really it’s a tool to drop deeper into yourself and take a look at what’s going on in your subconscious,” said Laurel Flynn, an intuitive tarot reader and abundance coach. “In terms of learning it, it’s definitely a big trend now.”

Flynn said stores like Urban Outfitters even carry tarot card decks.

“People want ways to connect more with themselves,” she said. “At the end of the day, this helps people understand themselves better and empower themselves. It’s a tool that can help you understand what you’re not looking at. Everyone is intuitive and everyone is capable. Anyone can read it if they’re interested.”

Eva Becker and Laura Sweat own a business called New Moon, where they offer tarot and astrology services. Becker teaches tarot workshops at Inspiration Point in Buffalo.

“It’s really an intuitive practice, more than anything,” Becker said. “Whatever helps you build your confidence in order to trust your intuition is the path of learning tarot.”

“I think this kind of stuff, tarot and astrology, they’re kind of like the original therapy,” Sweat added. “It helps you to see what’s happening in a way that we don’t often take the time or space to define for ourselves.”

Want to learn? Here’s where to start:

Dawnfire Sanctuary
5655 Main St., Williamsville

Inspiration Point
483 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

Laurel Flynn

New Moon

22 Lafayette Blvd., Williamsville

Spiritually Rooted
90 Webster St., North Tonawanda

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