Justin is an SF Mission native, peer counselor, and professional tarot reader with over 6 years of experience. My goal is to provide an ethical, client-centered service for the SF community and encourage people to use the tarot as a tool for healing and self-empowerment.

Mission Tarot Values

Client Empowerment

As a quarent (Latin for “one who Perseeks”), you’re the expert when it comes to your life and your relationship to tarot. I welcome participation and authenticity, and let the quarent lead as I try to meet their unique needs. Tarot exists for people, not vice versa.

Empathy

I welcome openness and vulnerability, so it’s my responsibility to create a safe and non-judgmental container for each reading. I treat the quarent with unconditional positive regard, and am prepared to sit with traumatic experiences, mental health issues, and intense shame, fear, and anger.

Polyvalence

The cards don’t have static meanings; by design, every arcanum is always up for interpretation. Each reading should conjure an idea that is relevant and “alive” to the quarent. I keep a flexible framework that tries to account for diversity in class, gender, race, age, culture, spirituality, and life experience.

Presence

At its best, tarot is simply a way for people to share space together. I believe that magic only emerges from interpersonal connection, and so I treat the occult with a healthy amount of irreverence. It’s important to remember that tarot originated as a deck of playing cards – it’s supposed to be fun!

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