Julianne Victoria is a tarot card reader and spiritual healer who runs the blog Through the Peacock’s Eye’s; here is a link to her site
Q: What inspired you to start Through the Peacock’s Eyes?
A: I had originally started Through the Peacock’s Eyes sort of as a writing portfolio – a place where I could practice teaching through writing and try to challenge myself with writing. That was my vague idea when I started this blog, but once I was able to put more time into it, it has grown into so much more. Now it has become a not only an outlet for spiritual teaching, but also a means to connect to many like-minds and like-souls.
Q: What do you think qualifies you to “guide others on their journeys and in this life” ?
A: I don’t think helping and guiding others really requires any specific qualifications. Anyone with an honest and open heart does so automatically. Personally, “seeing” with my heart is the foundation of who I am, and I have always known that I am here to help others. In addition I am also highly intuitive and empathic which enables me to understand another’s struggles as well as to do intuitive Tarot and astrology readings.
Q: What does your blog have to offer that other blogs of a similar theme cannot?
A: Based on the blogs that I have discovered so far, Through the Peacock’s Eyes seems to be one of the more spiritually diverse. And that’s actually my intention. I want it to be a place where anyone form any background – Atheist, Catholic, Astrologer, Buddhist, Physicist, Yogi, Wiccan, etc.- can stop by and find some inspiration or learn something. There are many paths to self-discovery and personal and spiritual growth. What resonates with one person, may not at all with the next, so I’d like my blog to provide as many views (Eyes!) as possible.
Q: What is your professional background?
A: I started out as a teacher, from Kindergarten classes to middle school German to high school Latin. After some graduate work in Historical Linguistics and did a career switch and became a Massage Therapist and Healer for twelve years. I also began doing readings (Tarot and Vedic Astrology) in 2006. About a year ago, I closed up my healing practice to move back to San Francisco, CA to that I could focus on writing. Besides my blog, I have just self-published two books: Daily Yoga for a Healthy and Happy Cat and Butterfly Journal: Monthly Contemplations for Spiritual Metamorphosis. I’ve also recently completed the first in a series of children’s books and am also working on two other creative non-fiction books on mental illness and astrology.
Q: What is the most misunderstood thing about spirituality?
A: I think that a person has to be tied to a specific religion live spiritually. But also the opposite: that just because someone is religious it doesn’t necessarily mean they live their lives as spiritual beings.
Q: What is the monthly tarotscope?
A: The Tarotscope is a horoscope done with the Tarot. I draw a single Tarot card for each of the twelve astrological signs. Then I combine my reading, or intuitive interpretation, of the card with the indications of the house and sign placement of the Sun for each sign. For example in the May Monthly Tarotscope for Gemini I drew the Six of Cups and combined that with the position of the Sun, which is Taurus and the twelfth house.
Q: What other kinds if writing do you do?
A: See Question #4.
Q: How have tarot cards helped you in your life?
A: As a tool to help me to connect to Spirit, they have helped me to understand situations in my own life that have been challenging. I usually also do a daily spread for guidance for my day.
Q: What has been your greatest triumph as a spiritual guide?
A: I can’t say I’ve triumphed over anything since that’s not my intention in any way, but working with and emotionally and spiritually healing abused animals has been the most rewarding. I easily connect with animal spirits and hope to work more with animals in some way in the future.
Q: Am I ever gonna win the lottery?
A: Haha. My sense is no, but there is a greater abundance waiting for you. 😉
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