Alison Spokes

Faerie Tales from an Artist & Tarot Reader


November 19, 2016
by Ali

10 Reasons to get a Tarot Reading

candles-and-cardsYou may be curious about Tarot, but are not entirely sure about what Tarot does or how it can benefit you. Here I have compiled a list of my top 10 reasons to seek council from a professional Tarot reader.

  1. You are on the fence regarding a decision you need to make.  You want an analysis all of your options to help you choose the one that feels best for you.
  2. You are looking for ways you can create a more harmonious relationship with a co-worker, friend, or family member.
  3. You are in the midst of a major life transition and are interested in some insight and guidance.
  4. You are ready for change and open to doing the work to make it happen.
  5. You are curious and open-minded to whatever the cards have to say.
  6. You are feeling stuck or stagnant and are looking for tools to remove barriers that might be blocking your path.
  7. You are celebrating a special event that symbolizes new beginnings: birthdays, New Year’s Day; you want to know what blessings and challenges lie ahead.
  8. You are looking for ways to increase your self-confidence in the decisions you are making. You want some assurance you are on the right track.
  9. You are looking for an entertaining and enlightening experience to share with a friend, group or gathering.
  10. You want a new perspective that will aid you in confronting an old situation with a different attitude or fresh approach resulting in a more positive outcome.

Notice that each of these reasons starts with “you.” You should always be the focus of your reading. You are the only person you can control in any given situation, so peering into the lives of others is not going to be very helpful, nor is it necessarily very ethical. The second important thing, no matter what reason you consult a professional Tarot reader, is that you are willing to do the work and accept responsibility for your own decisions. Remember that the best way to predict your future is to create it yourself. Surrendering yourself to fate is not very empowering. For example, if you ask the cards, “Will I ever find true love?” and they say “no,” will you simply accept that answer and lay about feeling sorry for yourself?! I hope your answer to that is, no. Instead ask, “What can I do to attract true love in my life?” and then take the necessary actions to follow through and manifest the future you most desire. My goal as a Tarot reader is for all my clients to leave a reading feeling empowered with fresh information they can take away to help them make better decisions or have a better grip on what they are currently feeling or experiencing.


November 6, 2016
by Ali

Goal Setting Tarot Spread


One of the most common questions I get asked from my clients is around the theme of reaching a goal. Whether your goal has something to do with advancing your career, attracting a romantic partner, or finishing a 12k marathon, this Tarot spread is pretty versatile and can cover just about any goal one can conceive.

1) Where are you at in your goal right now?:

  • Are you just starting out; do you have a plan; are you completely clueless; do you already see signs of progress?
  • Is the goal clearly defined?

2) What is your relationship with this goal:

  • For example, are you distracted, struggling or excited to take action?
  • How serious are you about working toward this goal? Is this just wishful thinking?

3) What do you need to let go of to achieve your goal?:

  • What might be blocking or preventing you from working on this goal
  • What attitudes or fears do you have that are hindering progress
  • What past experiences can you draw from to help you achieve this goal?

4) What do you need to build to achieve your goal?:

  • What might you focus on as you work toward this goal
  • What needs the most attention
  • What will give you confidence to move forward

5) What steps or actions can you take toward reaching your goal?:

  • A call to action
  • A person whose help or advice you can solicit
  • (you may draw up to 2 more cards for clarity if needed)

6) What do you need to master before you can reach this goal?:

  • The biggest quality or skill that will be crucial to reaching your goal
  • Something else you need to accomplish first before the goal can be reached

7) Outcome:

  • How achieving this goal will benefit you and what you can learn from it
  • What doors will open for you now that this goal is met
  • How reaching this goal will change you or your situation


What goals are you working on right now? Contact me if you are interested in knowing how the cards can help you with your goal, or try this Tarot spread at home if you have your own deck, and let me know how it worked for you by leaving a reply below…


March 31, 2016
by Ali
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Ethereal Earth Fantasy Art is celebrating 1000 Likes! Join the Party!

In one week, I am hosting a Facebook party to celebrate 1000 likes!


Wait… What is a Facebook party?

A Facebook part is like a regular party in that it gathers a group of people with intent to bring awareness to a business, product, personal milestone, cause, etc. by enticing them with entertainment, games, contests, prizes and other goodies. Unlike regular parties that only last a few hours in a specific geographic location, a Facebook party can last for days or even weeks and takes place Online on a Facebook Event page.

What can I expect to see at Alison’s Facebook party?

You can expect to do some shopping by taking advantage of great flash sales (see event page for details). You can expect to participate in great games. You can win prizes by participating in those games or just for showing up! You can also expect to be entertained by photos, videos and (I hope) great conversation! This party is (of course) fairy and fantasy themed, so you can expect a lot of magical things and characters to show up.

How can I participate?

The first thing you have to do is click the “Going” button on my event page or event links like the one below.
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Now you’re in! Invite your friends. The more the merrier! The next step is to wait until April 7 for the party to start. I will be doing my best to encourage everyone to like, comment and participate, as is a hostess’ responsibility.

If I have convinced you to join the merrymaking… RSVP via the link below.