Spiritual lifestyle advice and guidance for modern women from bestselling author Alice Grist.
I was fourteen years old when I purchased my first ever pack, Astrotarot by Russell Grant. Since then a pack of cards has never been far from my side. My initial use of tarot cards, was, of course, consumed wholly with what they could tell me about my love life. When my Wiccan dad and stepmum would read for me, all I was waiting for was the card that told me that true love was coming. Alright, forget true love, really I just wanted a nice boyfriend, a bit of a snog. Like many teenagers before me, the world revolved around me and my desires, and so for some time, that is how I used the cards, as prophesier of how likely or not I was to get hooked up. For years, and years, those cards were barren on the boyfriend front. It was frustrating. But it reflected truth. Compared to many of my school friends I was a late starter.
But then I got started... My favourite tarot memory occurred somewhere amidst the melee that was losing my virginity and drinking far too much. I was staying at my friend Jenny's house whilst her parents were on holiday. This was our very own American-style crazy spring break. We were seventeen and a little wild. We had friends round every day, parties every night, we drank illegally, and I finally hooked up with a dude. As stated this was an important two weeks: Jenny got herself a long-term boyfriend and I lost my virginity to the guy who I had harboured a crush on since, like, forever. It was a rites of passage fortnight, but one soaked in modern terms, sex, drugs, rock and roll, oh and a little bit of tarot too.
The stand out memory I have of that two weeks was not the obvious one. It was not the memory of popping my cherry, that was in fact, rather forgettable. It was instead the mega tarot session I performed for around twenty young folks who literally lined up around the side of the house for their cards to be read. These teenagers, surely, had better things to be doing, like partying and shagging. Instead the word spread and before I knew it I had a captive audience who were willing to forego the dancing, drinking and youthful fumbling and who instead submitted themselves to something a little bit spiritual.
I loved every second of those readings. They taught me something too. They taught me that beyond the laddish bravado, the drunken banter, the girls' thick make up, we are all sweet little souls, stumbling through life, looking for something a little bit deeper to grab onto. My tarot cards were a life-raft that night, they taught me about people, and they taught people a little something of their soul beyond the teenage culture of instant fulfilment. I have never felt prouder, as person after person marvelled at how I knew them, at how I had read their lives and how the advice I gave was just perfect. What an unexpected privelege.
This was a turning point. With my virginity a distant memory, my use of the cards shifted. No longer was I so concerned with that particular milestone, and instead I began to use the cards as a tool to spiritually activate and intrigue other people. At the same time, my use of tarot meant I was connecting with some fundamental universal archetypes and understandings of life. Some people take a lifetime (or several) to uncover such truths. Yet the cards afforded me a glimpse into a human spiritual condition often unfamiliar to one so young.
When I was a youth, tarot felt all-powerful. In honing my tarot skills, I felt I had an ability to connect with others. This ability was like an icebreaker in any situation. I was a shy kid really, yet with tarot cards in my hand I could talk to people on the deepest possible level. I could uncover their soul and see past all the devices and delusions that they surround themselves with, and I could see them, the true them in all their colours and dimensions. It was a beautiful experience, and one that I treasured.
I have learned over time, and with the inevitable maturing benefits of age that tarot cards are not necessarily a great party game. That special night my readings were treated with reverence and respect. Though these days I take my tarot with green tea and homemade cupcakes and would not recommend conducting sessions whilst under the influence of anything. But to be real, to keep my story honest, I will confess that my early tarot learning was set amongst the paraphernalia of youth, and, yes, that meant parties and craziness.
As I've grown into my understanding of tarot, I see them now as a good friend. One who is willing to impart fabulous, soulful, friendly advice to anyone who'd like to hear what they have to stay. Whilst tarot started out about my experience of other people, they have morphed into a roadmap to my own inner self, through them I get to know my personal intuition and my soul. Tarot are a tool for self-empowerment and inner understanding like nothing I have previously known before or since...They changed my life.
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Dirty & Divine, a Transformative Journey Through Tarot
The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment
The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living
Dear Poppyseed, A Soulful Momma's Pregnancy Journal
Cosmic Mother Life Purpose Reading - PDF Report by Email
An empowering and spirit evoking report based reading. Perfect for those who wish to receive a full assessment of their life that they can read and revisit over time, and for those who cannot commit to an in person or Skype reading.
Using the deck I painted myself (The Cosmic Mother Deck), and intuitively received musings, I weave the mystical divine feminine into your life. But what does that really mean? It means that this reading empowers and enlightens you on your heart, soul, mind and purpose! Consider it a very detailed map of where you have been and where you are going...
This is an extensive and enlightening reading that is hand pulled and painstakingly written individually for you by me, using my 25 years of Spiritual experience, tarot expertise and my usual dirty & divine writing style as exampled in my five books! Except this one, is just for you!!! This is straight from spirit, through me, to you...
So much more than just tarot, this reading connects spiritually and shamanically to your highest self, your guides, your ancestors and your guiding totem animals. My full goddess reading brings you the intuition and self understanding you sorely need to coach you onwards, in your full Goddess power. This is spiritually truly enlightening insight on your purpose, path and the meaning of your current life.
Each reading is hand pulled and written by me, just for you, and sent by email within 7 days of order. Please provide a valid email address in the note to seller, if not I will presume the address attached to the payment is correct.
Areas this detailed reading delves into...
What did your life mean at the very moment of your birth? What were you placed here to bring and achieve. What is your personal highest power.
What talents you have brought to be shared? This may surprise and enlighten you. The talents of a Goddess are deeply unique. Learn just how talented you are!
You on a bad day – an insight into your darker side. Use this to navigate your moods, your lows and your dark cloud days. -
You on a good day - embrace the best of you. Use it to power forward and to understand the ability you have to accept happiness. -
Your Karma- What karmic lessons this life has brought or intends for you. These things arise in our lives as patterns, habits and things that need to be overcome. It may be karma built in this life or in lives past, it may even be the karma of your ancestors. Whatever it is, it is here for you to live and embrace. Notes from your ancestors on how and why and what you are doing with their legacy!
Your route to a happier life. Peaceful and restortaive guidance that shows you how you can up your dose of happy.
Maiden: Your early years - what your younger years brought to your life and what can be harnessed.
Goddess: Your middle years - who you are becoming, who you are, what life is teaching you.
Crone: Your later years - what the latter part of your life will bring to the world, and to you.
Love: What lessons does your love life harbours for you in this lifetime. -
Career: What you can set to learn from your career and work in this lifetime - What is your purpose? And how can you get on your path!
Health: Considers any health issues or challenges this lifetime may bring.
Family and Friends: Lessons from our nearest and dearest and how to best handle those in your life.
Archetypes - three powerful archetypes for you to be inspired by and that will lead you forward.
What your life will mean to the world on the day you return to spirit. Who have you been? How will you be remembered. What aspects of you will echo through to the future...
Your current situation in terms of ego and intuition. A spiritual assessment of your inner state, guidance to embrace for your highest benefit at this very moment in time. This aids you in moving towards a higher state of inner grace. Grasping this moment to see your current truth.
Freedom (Now) How to access and achieve the most freedom in your current situation.
Healing. Powerful, loving guidance on healing and amending all that causes you pain.
Animal Totem Guidance - love and wisdom from you power animal of the moment!
Happy Clients say...
"As always, this was a huge comfort to me. Everything rang true. Reading your words always lifts me to a better place." Jessica P June 2015 "Wow, thanks Alice, that's a killer reading, really needed that… " Jerry Hyde, Therapist and Author of Play From Your Fucking Heart
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High Priestess Guidance Reading - PDF by Email
A no nonsense tarot reading for a very modern spiritual client. My guidance reading will hook you back into your own intuition and glide you back onto your purpose. Looking at several areas of your life, and employing radical intuitive guidance, I offer hope, healing and above all, a massive dose of empowerment!
"Love you Alice Grist! I read my tarot reading again yesterday - lady, you're amazing, thank you!" Lisa Lister, Author, Witch, Love Your Lady Landscape, She Flow Yoga Teacher www.thesassyshe.com June 2015
What you get...
Intuitive Reading - guidance grasped from spirit and your higher self. That which you know deep down, but have not yet acknowledged within.
Your Power Animal - a totem to guide you at this time. Wisdom from that animal that is channelled just for you as an individual.
Healing - guidance dedicated to healing whatever is in need of resolution.
Freedom - how to attain it, how to release the old, guidance on what is keeping you stuck.
The Heart of the Matter. An intimate consideration of the heart of your situation, and what you should be aware of now.
Past - what is the past asking you to learn at this current moment? The past is of course a complex and multilayered thing. In many ways it is still living. This section helps you pull at useful strands, lay things to rest and make the most of your history!
Present - what needs addressing, seizing and understanding at this current time. This section will help pinpoint your current power and your current pain. Helping you to shift towards a more helpful and enlightening understanding of your present circumstances.
Future - a review of where you are headed and how you can make the very best of it. This is not fortune telling, but rather, fierce and loving sign posting. It offers inspiration and guidance on the path your highests self wishes you to tread.
Indepth intuition on the following individual areas;
Family / Friends,
Final Guidance - Dirty and Divine. A powerful look at what your Dirty and Divine parts of your self and your life need you to know. A fabulous cross section of self. Where your human meets your spirit, they marry up and they find an awesome way forward.
Plus you can ask up to three specific questions that I will address via intuition and the cards. If you require something slightly different, or wish to fully address one aspect of your life.
Each reading is hand pulled and written by me, just for you, and sent by email within 5 days of order. Please provide a valid email address in the note to seller, if not I will presume the address attached to the payment is correct.
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I have been reading for personal guidance since I was a teen (25 years) and professionally for ten years. I produce daily readings for a growing number of fans, and my new book, Dirty & Divine, a sacred journey through tarot, showcases my expertise and understanding. You can harness this intuitive knowing, and connect to your own higher self, by purchasing your very own guidance reading today!
"Alice has been my go-to woman for tarot readings for years now, because her truth, knowledge + wisdom is the REAL DEAL." Lisa Lister, The Sassy She, Love Your Lady Landscape
"You're amazing. Thankyou this is such a comfort. I do have to owe most of my changing to you. You have been my inspiration and so you have basically changed my life. I'll never forget." Lauren Oct 2016
"Thankyou so much for my reading, it is so accurate and some of the things I was literally just thinking about today" Sue Oct 2016
"OH MY GOODNESS... gave me chills. So spot on!!! The boost I needed to keep going." Rhiannon Oct 2016
"Amazing and Accurate" Louise July 2016
"Thank you for another amazing reading, it did not disappoint. I can't thank you enough. Happily highly recommend you on Instagram. Your readings mean so much to me and are a great source of strength". Jessica July 2016
The Cosmic Mother Tarot Deck - Special Christmas Price.
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Are the Cosmic Mother Cards on your sacred Christmas wish list? Well to tempt you a little more, I am offering a Christmas run-up only price, including P&P. So send your beloved's this way to grab your glorious deck at this special discounted price until 15th December only.
A beautiful fun deck of Tarot Cards inspired by the feminine divine, designed and painted by myself spiritual author and artist Alice Grist. I am so excited to birth these cards into the world.
These cards are painted by me using watercolour and acrylic paints. I had much helps and inspiration form my then 4 year old daughter, Ivy Belle, who designed the beautiful back cover, and a couple of the cards too!
These cards were produced in the aftermath of having written my popular book, Dirty and Divine. I was all worded out, four books later and ready for a change... I felt pulled to colour and paint and drawing. The cards started as a bit of fun. Something that my daughter and I could focus on together. In the beginning I had no intention of publishing them... But then they started to take shape, and they brought a lot to my life. So I decided to get them designed up and printed out professionally, so that they may find another life with you! I cant wait to share them with you!
Cosmic Mother cards are designed to connect you to the innocence, fun and folly of the inner child. They make tarot simple, and accessible. I recommend them to everyone who wants to explore tarot from within their own world, using their life as expert and experience.
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