We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I have to start out by saying that, as a white woman, I am afforded an abundance of privilege. I have a day job, which provides financial stability and helps immensely with the success I have found around offering my gifts to the world.
Being a Tarot Reader has a deep and innate connection to trusting my intuition. This does not stop with the offerings and insights I provide to clients, it encompasses the whole of my success as a reader. The most important factor behind my success is self trust. My gifts and offerings have unfurled in a non-linear way. I have resisted the urge to hustle and grind, and have leaned deeply into blossoming at the pace found in nature. There are periods of swift abundant growth and others of slow integration and rest, all of it is important to my growth, as a Tarot Reader. I have allowed things to follow an organic path and that has attributed to my feeling confident with what I have built, thus far. I have taken unconventional approaches when it comes to marketing, and really chosen to trust that the folks who are in need of my services will be guided to me. Old paradigms of success hold little value along my journey. I am constantly amazed at how my inner wisdom serves as the most supportive guide to my success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work as a Tarot Professional is shaped by who I am becoming as a human. I treat this evolutionary process much like I treat my personal growth journey. I am open to guidance from my inner wisdom, and those who support me and allow me to be the ever changing person that I am. My reading style is also always evolving, which sets me apart as a Tarot Reader. I do not subscribe to old paradigm meanings, I don’t pride myself on the memorization of key words…instead I allow the meaning of the card to unfold in the moment. I remain open to the medicine of the cards and recognize each reading as an invitation to reflect on the present moment. It has taken restructuring, resiliency, and fortitude to get to where I am today. I did not know I was meant to be a Tarot Reader until I became one. It has not been an easy journey. There have been loads of self doubt, and I’ve experienced my fair share of imposter syndrome along the way. While the process comes with its challenges, I have leaned into my roots, my devotion, and my daily practice as guidance. I would love for the world to know just what a potent and supportive tool Tarot can be in our lives. It has certainly changed my life and opened me up to so much.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite spots in the city are the pockets of nature I have discovered, the eateries that support their employees, and the entertainers that bring their all to the local performance scene! . If I had a friend visiting for a weekend we would begin with a delightful stop at Amethyst coffee for a beautifully crafted beverage and a walk at one of my favorite parks, Prospect Park, Majestic Views, or Sloans Lake. We would grab lunch at Edgewater Public Market, so much variety! If we were feeling like a restful afternoon, we’d likely take a blanket and post up under my favorite Hawthorn tree for some gentle rest, maybe pull a few tarot cards there. We might head over to dinner at West 29th Restaurant, followed by either a drag show starring Miss Zarah Misdemeanor, or head to the Clocktower Cabaret for a festive variety show.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would honestly not be where I am today without the constant, unwavering support and encouragement of my beloved circle of friends. Whenever I have doubted myself, these folks have held me and invited me to continue to trust myself. The folks who stand out to me are Pamela, Eli, Alannah, Kendra, Vicki, Laurie, Rhonda, and Doug. I also need to give a shout out to Between the Worlds podcast and Amanda Yates Garcia, along with Tarot for the Wild Soul Podcast and courses, and the many talented artists behind the vast and stunning array of Tarot decks in the world today. I also would be remiss not to mention the folks who gave me the opportunity to have a public presence as a reader, Leila owner of Denver Cat Co., Christa at Fiction Beer Company, Carly and the crew at Enigma Bazaar, and Dana Cain of Dana Cain Events. Deepest gratitude to each of you and really my entire support system.