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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tarot?

Starting at the very beginning, a Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards. There are three kinds or groups of cards, the 22 Major Arcana, the 40 Minor Arcana, and the 16 Court Cards. The Major Arcana cards depict familiar archetypal images, and represent our journey through life. They deal with big life questions, spiritual growth, areas of our lives where forces greater than ourselves may be involved. The Minor Arcana depict more everyday situations, and can show us what’s going on in our lives and what energies are surrounding and affecting us. The Court Cards represent people and personalities, both of others and within ourselves, and sometimes events in our lives.

Why Would I Want a Tarot Reading?

As a Tarot reader, I don’t believe that our fates are set in stone. Of course, there are some aspects of our lives that we simply can’t change, but we can direct our course by the decisions that we make and the actions that we take. The Tarot is a powerful tool in this respect. The cards can show you what your future may be like as a result of your decisions, your current actions and attitudes, and how you react to the energies around you, not because we are bound by fate. If you want to refine or change the direction you are going, the Tarot can help you to identify the areas of your life that you need to focus on. Tarot readings empower you, and can be an enjoyable and inspiring experience.

What happens during a Tarot reading?

The reading starts with the seeker’s question. I find that Yes/No questions are the least illuminating, it’s better to ask something like, “What will happen if I…”, or “What do I need to know about…”. The question should be phrased so that the answer gives you guidance, options, and clarity. If you aren’t sure what you want to ask or how to ask it, the Tarot reader can help you form just the right question. Then, the reader shuffles the cards, concentrating on the energy of the seeker, and lays them out in a pattern or spread. The reader then interprets the story that the cards are telling, using a combination of knowledge, experience and intuition.

How Can I Get the Most out of my Tarot reading?

Try to have an idea of what you would like to ask the cards before you arrive for your reading. It can be very meaningful to simply ask the cards what you most need to know right now in general, but if you can come up with a more specific question, you will get a more specific answer. Also, don’t be afraid to engage with the cards and the reader during your Tarot reading. If a particular card or aspect of a card catches your eye, mention it. If you would like further clarification from the reader, ask. A collaborative approach to a reading leads to a much deeper experience. Check out my video for more info here!

What is an email reading and why would I want one?

There are benefits that are unique to readings done by email. Practically speaking, email readings are very easy to fit into your schedule. You don’t have to make an appointment or be at a certain place at a certain time, or find a free hour in your busy work day. Just email your question to me, I do a customized reading for you, and your answer appears right in your inbox. Also, some people (introverts like me) like to have the time to quietly formulate their question on their own, without any external pressures, and many people might not feel comfortable enough to discuss a private matter with a reader in person, but would be fine doing it by email. Finally, with an email reading you receive a document that you can refer to in the future, as often as you like, rather than relying on your memory of a live reading.

Is there anything I need to know before I book a reading?

By enlisting the services of Inner Goddess Tarot, you acknowledge that Lori Lytle and all Inner Goddess Tarot readers are not licensed therapists, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, or other licensed professionals, and that the services of Inner Goddess Tarot are not a substitute for such services. Inner Goddess Tarot makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the information, content, materials, or services offered by their Tarot readers. By booking Inner Goddess Tarot’s services, you explicitly acknowledge that all Tarot readings and advice arising therefrom are provided and intended for the sole purpose of entertainment.

Is there anyone you won’t read for?

I won’t read for anyone under 18 years of age without a parent or guardian’s permission, or anyone who arrives intoxicated or otherwise impaired.

Where do you do your in person private readings?

I have two locations that I read from in Toronto. Every Tuesday I am at WonderWorks, and I also read at the Inner Arts Collective on a flexible schedule. The next best thing is getting a reading with me via Skype.

Is my Tarot reading confidential?

Absolutely, both in person and email readings are 100% confidential. I will keep everything a client tells me and everything that is revealed in a reading confidential, unless the situation is possibly life-threatening.

How can I pay for a reading or a product?

You can pay quickly and easily on the Inner Goddess Tarot website, using PayPal. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Etransfer is also welcomed to

What are your lateness, cancellation and refund policies for in person readings?

At least 48-hour advance cancellation notice is required for in person and Skype readings – if you do not cancel before this deadline you will be charged 100% of the reading cost. With notice I am very happy to reschedule at a more convenient time. If you are more than ten minutes late or do not show up for your reading, you will be charged the full amount and forfeit the reading. I do not offer refunds for my services, for any reason. Please shop mindfully. If you are not certain that my services are right for you, please feel free to spend some time exploring my blog, my website and my You Tube channel. These free resources will give you an idea of my style, technique and philosophy. You can also see testimonials from my clients on my site for further information.

Are you available for private parties?

Yes! A Tarot reader adds fun and interactive entertainment to a private party, especially birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, girls’ nights out, and holidays like Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Give your friends the chance to try something new, learn something about themselves, and have an experience they will remember! Inner Goddess Tarot offers a flat hourly rate that can be paid by the party host, or an individual rate (dependent on length of reading) that can be paid by each guest. Contact me for a quote here

Are you available for corporate events?

Yes! Inner Goddess Tarot provides unique, interactive and fun entertainment for small gatherings as well as large scale corporate and fundraising events, and is a great fit with donor recognition and staff appreciation/team building days. Contact me for a quote here