How long have you known you were gifted? How did you start?
I started reading tarot when I was really young, probably around 11 or 12, and I taught myself mostly by looking at the cards and recognizing how they applied to my real life. I started with the Hanson Roberts Tarot which corresponds very closely to the Rider Waite Smith, a deck that was created with images that anyone who studied them could derive meaning from.
As an annual tradition, iHeartRadio sat down with Calley Nelson, a Brooklyn transplant by way of Chicago, who bridges the art of tarot with gameplay, to get some insight on what is to come in the New Year for some of your favorite stars.
You don’t have to be a psychic to find meaning in this magical practice. Here’s how to do your first tarot card reading and establish a self-reflective practice according to Extraordinary Tarot reader Calley Nelson.
“If you can read the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, you can read any deck,” Calley explained, adding that the images are fairly self-explanatory, making them easier to learn than other decks. Not all RWS decks are created equal, however, and following your natural intuition is only part of the battle.
Calley Nelson has been reading tarot cards for over 10 years. She never expected to go into business when she was younger, fortune-telling just “kind of happened.” Today, it is her full-time job.