TARA GREENE & THE SACRED ARTS CENTRE
Tara in one of her "one of a kind" signature costumes and hat.
To Book Tara
416 461 1999
Since 1991Tara, a professionally trained Tarot reader, naturally gifted intuitive and a Certified Transformational Psychotherapist has entertained, enlightened and impressed literally thousands of clients with her indepth Tarot consultations at the top Corporate events, private parties,trade shows and private personal readings in Toronto and surrounding area for clients of- The Granite Club, Holt Renfrew, Cirque du Soleil,York University, American Express, MacDonald's, Toronto Real Estate Board, Rothschild's Canada among many, many others. see Client list.
At your event Tara looks the part - arriving with a unique style in one-of-a - kind costumes & hats. Using her Herkimmer diamond + crystals, psychic energy, Higher Guides and an extensive know-ledge of Astrology, Numerology, Symbols, Tarot, Psychology and Mythology, Tara's Tarot readings provide you with indepth, fast and fascinating results.
Everyone always wants to know more about themselves. Don't you?
Tara's Tarot Consultations are what everyone wants. An interactive, fun, ALWAYS NEW enlightening experience that gives you invaluable insights!
Tarot Consultations are suitable for all types, shapes and sizes of events. Corporate and private parties,and events: engagement parties, Weddings, girls nights, singles gatherings, Mitzvah's, birthdays, fundraisers, conferences and meetings, employee appreciation days, etc.
I am available by appointment for personal readings at my home in the Beaches area, phone or email.
I can lead workshops in Interactive Tarot, Astrology, and Meditations in Toronto & surrounding areas.
If you hire me I'll travel almost anywhere gladly. Vegas? New York? California? Sedona?
Let TARA impress you with her intuitive knowledge.
Tara predicts success. Interviewed by the Toronto Sun newspaper, for her prediction of the 2004 National Election outcome by columnist Mike Strobel Tara predicted a Liberal win. The pollsters were wrong.
"I always trust my cards." says Tara, to Toronto Sun Columnist, Mike Strobel on May 26th 2004 for "World Tarot Day"
for the "TAROT PHOBIC"
Tarot Readings are NOT scary. I have read Tarot for Bishop Strachan, a Catholic private girls school. There is nothing Spooky about it.
The Tarot originated as a pathway to Spiritual Illumination and is suitable for any group, all ages whatever the occassion, any time of year! If you are "Tarot-phobic" I guarantee that I can remove that phobia once and for all!
book Tara now!
416- 461- 1999
Strolling Tarot readers in costume
will enliven your cocktails!
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Neapolitan front/Neapolitan archive
Cocktails and predictions:
"Tarot cards add zing to the corporate party!"
Sunday, July 28, 2002
By MARIEE PILKINGTON, Columbia News Service
NEW YORK At this year's corporate party, Angelica Taranto, a secretary at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, made sure she got to the Rainbow Room early to beat the line. She knew from last year's get-together at the swank penthouse restaurant in midtown Manhattan that there would be a crowd all for the tarot card reader.
No longer the province of boardwalks and carnival booths, tarot card readers are popping up in the most unlikely places, among the gray suits and wine spritzers of the corporate party. To enliven the cocktails and hors d'ouevres atmosphere, corporate party planners have made tarot card readers a staple feature of the fun and games at these annual events.
"Maybe people wanted to know what to do with their fortunes," says Sasha Nanus, owner of a party planning company called Manhattan Performing Arts Co. While the caterers bring the food and drink, Nanus brings the goodies that make the party buzz: face painters, mimes, caricaturists, celebrity look-a-likes, string quartets or a circus depending on the occasion. Tarot card reading, she says, is a "constant and expected at parties."
Back in 1993 when the party scene started humming after the lean years at the end of the 1980s, Nanus first added four tarot card readers to her offerings. Today she employs 12. A typical lineup at a big corporate bash will consist of four readers, two caricaturists and then maybe celebrity look-a-likes or photographers taking digital pictures, she says. Her clients are a who's who of Manhattan's top companies, including the investment bank Goldman Sachs, the advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather and BlueCross BlueShield insurance.
Nanus finds her readers through word of mouth and, for the most part, they contact her. The readings last about 10 minutes, so the readers must be quick as well as knowledgeable. "To come and connect with a person in a short time," Nanus says, "that's a skill."
Tarot evolved from a group of 22 playing cards called tarocchi used in 16th century Italy that were added to an extant deck of 56. In the late 18th century, the French started using the cards for fortune telling. In today's tarot decks, the 22 cards are the trump cards with such fantastical illustrations of characters dubbed the Fool, the Devil, the Sun, the Lover and Death and the 56 cards, consisting of kings, queens, knights and knaves.
A reader will use a person's birth date to signal many of the predictions, adding the numbers from the month, day and year in a complex formula, the results of which correspond with particular cards in the deck. If the numerological deductions or the final number correspond to the Emperor and Death cards, for example, they represent organization and movement in the client's character and life.
Outside the party scene, a reading can last as long as two hours. Then the birth date is just a starting point. Following that, a reader will lay out four aces in an elemental array and the customer will put them in an order of visual preference and space them accordingly. Those choices, too, indicate something about the customer.
A reading should be surprising, interesting and logical as well as useful and entertaining and finally it should be true, says Wald Amberstone, a certified tarot grandmaster, who founded The Tarot School in New York with his partner, Ruth Ann Brauser. The key to any good reading, he says, is the type of question posed a question to which the answer will not be a yes or a no. Less of the "will I be rich?" variety and more "how should I proceed with my career?"
Some readers will make observations without asking questions and still make the predictions.
"He hit the nail on the head," says Michelle Kaufman, a secretary at Cravath. "He told me I had a controlling and domineering mother, and that's the truth."
The draw is easy to understand, says Joe Nickell, senior research fellow at the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, in Buffalo, N.Y. In the end, we are all interested in ourselves, he says.
But for most partygoers, a quick 10-minute session is just about perfect. "It's fun and free," Taranto says. "I wouldn't want to spend a lot of money on it."
Taranto asked her reader at this year's party if there would be children in her future. She was told she would be pregnant within the year. She's still waiting.
"You hope they tell you things you want to hear," Taranto says.
Mariee Pilkington is a May graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Toronto Life Recommends Tara,Tarot
TORONTO LIFE ENTERTAINING GUIDE 2000
Adult entertainment: grown-up attention getters
"Tara is a hit at most any function where she can indulge guests with talk of their favourite subject-themselves-dispensing cosmic insight through tarot card readings."
FROM TORONTO LIFE ENTERTAINING GUIDE 2004
Tara Greene A fixture at the Gypsy Co-Op, where she does tarot readings most Saturday nights, Greene, who's been in the business since 1991, also appears at corporate and private parties, where she'll stroll about giving quick readings. With the help of an ephemeris (a book of astrological data) or a laptop, she can also do astrological readings. Its entertainment, but its also a serious guide to self-illumination, says Greene. $125 per hour. 416-461-1999.
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