Tarot & Oracle Readings

Are you looking for clarity, gentle healing and renewal?

My approach to readings is compassionate, healing and care-oriented, ideal for sensitive souls, those doing their inner shadow work or on a personal healing path. I hold trauma-sensitive, confidential and inclusive space. Unlike some readings which simply state the energies at play in your life, we go a bit deeper into how to care for yourself during the process, and how to heal and transform old patterns into new pathways while nourishing your sensitivity in mind, body and soul.

My Experience:

I first learned to read Tarot cards at around 14, hanging around my mom and her hippie friends who always seemed to have them around and taught me the basic meanings. I was fascinated, and that sent me on a lifelong journey. My grandmother read her playing cards in a divinatory way as well. She would shuffle them at the breakfast table and consult them as a way to check in with her loved ones that lived far away.

I have been continuing to learn from books, workshops and reading for clients, family and friends over the last 20 years. I rely on both my knowledge and intuition in readings. I become a channel for the message the querent needs to receive at that time.

What decks do I use?

I currently enjoy working with The Gentle Tarot by Mariza Arapicio Tovar, an Indigenous-made deck with earth-based, feminine imagery.

The Gentle Tarot

I also use the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck. For Wellness readings, I use the Gentle Tarot, or The Goddess Oracle cards by Marashinsky & Janto and Womanrune stones by Shekinah Mountainwater. Details about Wellness Readings below.

The Goddess Oracle by Sophia Marashinsky & Hrana Janto
‘Womanrunes’ by Shekinah Mountainwater, made by me

Want to book a Reading? Info below:

First-time readings are done online through Zoom. If you have received a reading or other service previously, you can choose your preference of online or in-person.

Readings are PWYC (pay-what-you-can), with a suggested amount. This means that you can either pay that amount, or more or less than this amount, depending on your means. This is for accessibility. The quality of service is not influenced by the amount paid. I value all clients equally.

Tarot Readings are 1 hour long. PWYC $75 suggested. This is the reading I most often recommend for first-time clients or those looking for insight on a particular issue. It is a complete 10-card spread, a detailed picture of your life situation that brings you the awareness, clarity, healing and direction you seek. We may use either The Gentle Tarot or the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.

Wellness Readings are 30-45 mins long. PWYC $60 suggested. This 5-card wellness spread sheds light on how to care for your body, emotions, mind, and spirit at this time. It serves to ground you and bring harmony within. I may use The Gentle Tarot, or The Goddess Oracle deck. This reading may include a meditation to connect more deeply with a Goddess from the spread, or Womanrunes for added insight.

All readings are confidential. I have counselling training that is an asset to holding safe space for readings. However, I am not a licensed social worker or psychotherapist. I am practiced in active listening and strive to hold a grounded, empathetic presence in all readings. You can read more about my efforts to create safe space here. Learn more about my background in the about me section. Contact me if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment!

See client testimonials below!

Two things really stand out when I think about the tarot reading I did with Serena. The first is the honesty of her readings. I have some small experience with tarot and find that when I read for myself, I tend to skew the messages into something favourable for me. My reading with Serena was a factual and gentle invitation to do some deeper and more honest self-reflection. Her communication style is very comforting so that even a message that is potentially jarring is delivered with care.

Secondly, I appreciated the holistic interpretation of the cards. Even though I came into the reading with one specific question, Serena was able to help me connect it to other portions of my life. So I walked away from the reading with an insight to the greater picture. Serena has an abundance of experience with different modalities which she was able to use in our reading. Thank you, Serena.” – TJB

“Serena sets up a creative, calm and beautiful space for deep reflection about life’s directions and opportunities. The process helps me pause and observe my circumstances guided by the ideas and interpretations arising from Serena’s reading. I come away feeling rejuvenated and equipped with fresh insights. A wonderful experience!” – Mary P.

“I have had several readings with Serena, and I always leave with a clearer sense of where I am at in my thoughts and feelings. Serena’s clear, gentle and firm approach provides me with a sense of calm and steadiness. I appreciate how she helps me interpret the cards, while paying good attention to my needs and energy. I highly recommend a reading with Serena for anyone considering!” – Julia G.

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As a Witch who makes her home and practice in Tkaronto (Toronto) Ontario, I deeply thank the original stewards of this land: The Mississaugas of the Credit, Mississaugas of Scugog, Alderville, Hiawatha & Curve Lake; The Chippewas of Beausoleil, Rama & Georgina island, the Haudenosaunee and Wendat nations. I acknowledge the resilience of the First Nation, Inuit and Metis people who live and work here in the present, in a system of inequity and oppression. I am working on uncolonising my own practice, amplifying Indigenous voices and supporting Indigenous communities in whatever way I can.