About Laura Perlin and Wild Heart Tarot
My family moved to the US from the Soviet Union around the time of my birth.
My mother taught me how to read tarot using playing cards when I was 7 years old. She taught me about the patterns underlying the numbers, the way that cards could represent people, and the way that time is malleable and fluid. She had learned the basics from her mom.
My ancestors of blood are of Jewish, Sakha (indigenous Siberian), Roma, and Finnish origin.
I received my first official tarot deck for my 12th birthday, and began giving readings to friends every day. Besides the first push of support from my mother, and the little white book that came with the cards, I'm pretty much self-taught.
As an adult, my ancestors pulled me onto my path.
I am trained as a yoga teacher, herbalist, massage therapist, and Ayurvedic practitioner.
And all those things are fabulous, but at some point, I realized I also needed to claim and embody my indigenous ancestral gifts. which are far more intuitive and mysterious.
So I went to my homelands, Sakha Republic, Siberia to study my indigenous language, build community with shamans and spiritual practitioners, and talk to the land. I underwent many initiations, which fractured my psyche and unlocked powerful gifts which came with new challenges and took a long time to assimilate.
If you want to know more about my work with ritual, healing, intuitive counseling, and the ancestors, check me out at lauraperlin.com.
What is Tarot?
Tarot is a tool you can use to become more deeply awake.
Through Tarot, you align your personal self with the larger forces conspiring towards your radiant wellness.
I don't believe that Tarot is transactional and one-sided - that one person sees, and the other person gets seen. I see each Tarot reading as a collaborative ritual that you and I co-create.
As a Tarot reader, I'm open, compassionate, confident, and present. I will hold you with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
At its most essential level, what I'm doing is leveraging my intuitive capacity in service of your highest good. You have a unique destiny, and the world deeply needs you to fulfill it. If I am able to help, it is my duty to do so.
Reading tarot has been a blessed anchor in my life. Being able to rely on a practice that's been with me for 25 years has been an incredible gift and source of strength. I am thrilled and grateful to be able to share tarot and ritual with you.
When you are ready for clarity, I offer you clear knowing, savvy guidance, and auspicious ritual.