A b o u t M e
I love the tarot! It has been of great benefit to me personally, but also I believe, to the people I've read for over the years - hence why many of them return regularly. Tarot has been one of those wonderful things in my life that continues to fill me with awe, as the cards provide insights into our lives that time and again gives a fresh perspective; I watch clients leave after a reading with "new eyes". It's a privilege and often leaves me with a strong connection to those I've read for. I'm a psychic tarot reader, which means that as well as reading the cards, I use my psychic/intuitive ability whilst I'm reading. I inherited this gift from my mother, my great-grandmother and my amazing and inspiring grandmother - who was a pianist for the silent movies, but more relevant here, she was a respected medium - and friend of the famous healer Harry Edwards. She was also a palm, tea leaf, playing card and crystal ball reader - and indeed I have her crystal ball!
I've been reading the tarot since the 1970s. I was a student in Bath when I decided to go and buy my first deck. I can't actually remember why - I just felt drawn to them and although I have a healthy curiosity about all things esoteric, it is the Tarot that I'm most at home with. I use The Mythic Tarot, which I've been using since 1988. This deck is based on Greek Mythology so, having an O level in Greek Mythology was useful when I first started using it! I also use the Druidcraft Tarot which I tend to use just for myself!
From October 2010 until 2nd May 2015, I was the resident psychic tarot reader at Mystery Mountain in Dorking and happily managed to gain a good reputation as a friendly and accurate reader. After that, I felt like a change (although I still miss everyone from Mystery Mountain!) so only now give readings from Cranleigh, or via video/over the phone. Having worked as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist (albeit quite a while ago now) I find those skills very helpful when giving readings and as I started out as a qualified teacher (in schools) this is also very beneficial when teaching the tarot - which I love as much as reading it!
I also work as a professional singer and singing teacher (www.sharonduggan.co.uk), run the Cranleigh Community Choir (www.cranleighcommunitychoir.co.uk) and am now starting to work as a maker of fine silver jewellery and resin jewellery. On a voluntary basis, I proof-read for a well-known pagan magazine and have been helping to educate people about sustainable living for the past twenty-five years (I'm also about to qualify as a U.N. Accredited Climate Change Teacher). Basically, all of the things I do for a living and on a voluntary basis are very creative and nurturing for me and I hope - for you!
I'm a practising pagan myself, with leanings towards druidry and hedgewitchery - so I honour the cycles of the seasons and have a great respect for the natural world, which has been the case since I was a child. I feel most at home in the countryside and am lucky enough to live in a pretty village on the Surrey/West Sussex border, with a wonderful forest up on the hill above.