Hi! My name is Stephen McCabe and I began reading tarot for myself in 2005 shortly after my Dad died. Like many thousands of people all over the world, I found that the powerful symbolism in tarot really helped me get through some of my darkest days, and I want it to help you too.


How Do I Work?

In the cards I see human experience, powerful symbolism and wise suggestions for tackling problems. When you book an email reading with me, I either line up your cards and read them together as one large storyboard, or I design a spread especially for you; it’s all about the creative uniqueness that you need right there, in that very moment. I use a range of reading styles inspired by both the French school of tarot - the Tarot de Marseille - and the English Waite-Smith tradition.


My readings aim to be empowering. Person-centred practice, when used in counselling, puts the client in charge and trusts that you know what is best for you. I blend this principle with some traditional tarot meanings and my own personal, experimental approach to tarot. My email readings and face-to-face sessions are empowering, sensitive and caring. I want you to come away from a reading feeling inspired.

Like a growing number of tarot readers, I find the gender stereotyping in some traditional tarot ‘meanings’ both alienating and incorrect.  Many tarot cards capture what we (as a society) consider to be 'masculine' and 'feminine' traits, but these traits apply to all of us. By acknowledging this, my readings aim not only to be more inclusive for LGBT+ people, and women, but to be quite simply more accurate for everyone! 


I’m open to every single theory on why tarot works. I even embrace the supposedly skeptical idea that tarot may be 'merely' a game of chance, a psychological mind-bend. Who cares why the tarot works so powerfully? It works, and that's all that matters to this kitty. 


What Issues Do I Work With?

You can have a deep important issue you’d like to explore, an important decision you need to make or you might simply want to explore your life creatively while things are feeling a bit mundane. Relationships, career, creative projects, identity, a sense of feeling 'stuck' - all kinds of stumbling blocks can be looked at through the tarot. Tarot is also fantastic for helping artists and writers with creative blocks and I very much welcome these kinds of questions!  My ethics are really important to me and, like most tarot readers, there are some questions that I feel are not suitable for the cards. 


Is your mind open to tackling an issue in a unique, fascinating and slightly out-there way? Then come on over to my order page and choose a reading that's right for you!

decks I work with....

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