“These messages are real answers…” My first ever tarot card reading with Madam Patricia. #skepticonvacation

Madam Patricia (Scorpion Sun]
Madam Patricia (Scorpio Sun]

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 8.19.27 PM

I was delighted to be invited for my first ever tarot card reading by ScorpioSun aka Madam Patricia this afternoon at my favorite place on earth: Salmagundi West.

Journal notes this morning:

Purposely slower morning.  Woke up at 7 AM, pressed snooze till 7:45.  Coffee.  Made bed.  Uncovered the parrot.  Tidied up in case the realtor needed to show the condo.  Took bath reading “Sacred Contracts,” anticipating the day and that the tarot card reading will be a “mystery school,” allowing for some intense self-examination.  

I am fully tapped out and perhaps this is the perfect time to be open to the experience.  Having my sketchbook with me is both comfortable and crucial.  Will this be about archetypal energy?

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 8.38.19 PM

On the seabus now.  The scientist in me is fighting with the little girl in me that believes in fairies and trolls.  I want to take 24 hours to put the scientist on vacation.  I’ve been wanting to kick the little girl in the face, as I’m tired of her scaredy-“KAT” ways.  I’ve wanted to yell at her to “shut the fuck up with your whimpering,”  and yell, “stop wringing your hands!”  

But maybe the little girl needs my time.  

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 8.47.47 PM

Time to play and to soak in the magic of Salmagundi West and allow for playful guidance.

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 8.40.17 PM

… simply as a break from all the problem solving and coordinating that the scientist is needing to do.  Instead of wearing the skeptic hat, I’ll wear the explorer hat today.  Instead of being cynical- complicated by all the financial issues that have worn me to a nub- I will go in naked and excited with china marker in hand and draw not only her portrait but draw from mine.  


Instead of approaching it out of desperation and a bankrupt-feeling soul, I’ll go in joyously and treat it simply as time for me.  A present.


It was a very special hour.  Patricia is open and vibrant and welcoming.  The space is MAGICAL and charming.


It feels soothing to be focused on.  It feels wonderful having her speak about my father and to hear her advice to trust and surrender.  It was delightful to simply receive a gentle coaching session.  She forecasted wonderful and positive things and I felt light and on track, coached and encouraged.  

Patricia encouraged me to dig deeper, share more, let go, allow, accept that I am safe and that great things await.  Who wouldn’t be lifted by that?

The following card was of particular interest:



…the Hierophant is a trusted guide, one who will take us by the hand and lead us to our spiritual goal.

And she encouraged me to google the Swan Medicine card. 



And left me with the lesson of the ear chakra:


I loved the time for myself.  I loved tapping into the guides and allowing magical thinking.  Indeed, some magic realism is exactly what the doctor ordered!


To book an appointment with Madam Patricia, contact SALMAGUNDI WEST

Screen shot 2014-01-22 at 9.18.36 PM

Special thank you to Anne Banner!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Emma Jarrett says:

    It was lovely to read this, Kat. I too have had to “suspend disbelief” over the years of having readings with Patricia – and I have learned A LOT!

    You might really enjoy a book I am reading by a scientist who chose to explore the whole phenomenon of “anomalous knowing”. There is also a TEDtalk by her about how her research began with the loss of a harp and it subsequently being found by a Dowser. So challenging to her belief system!

    Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D. – Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism and the inexplicable powers of the human mind.

    I hope you enjoy it – and enjoy more ‘exploring’ with Patricia.
    Happy travels 😉 Emma

    1. Kat Thorsen says:

      Thank you Emma for your insightful comment and for the recommendation! Can’t wait to read it! Hugs, Kat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *