"Just had my first reading with Uma and loved it! I will definitely be returning for more. I loved her connection, patience and kind words. In a time of confusion I left the reading with more confidence in my inner voice."
Chanty D, Business Owner, NYC
What A Tarot Reading With Uma Offers
The reading is personalized uniquely for you; the cards are interpreted in the context of your situation and questions.
This provides a newfound clarity regarding issues that you have been struggling to understand.
This new insight often helps you to make decisions about things that you have felt stuck about, which then empowers you to take action and move forward in your life.
Tarot Frequently Asked Questions
In English, Tarot is pronounced “tah-row.” The final “t” is silent.
Uma currently uses the Osho Zen Tarot Deck for most of her readings because it is focused entirely on life as a journey of awakening. This is in complete resonance with Uma’s perspective and her work with clients. She has used this deck for so many years that many levels of meaning for each card has been revealed to her. Thus it is a powerful tool that she can interpret and utilize quite rapidly during client sessions.
The Minor Arcana suit names vary from deck to deck. Traditionally, the suits were called Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles (or Disks). In the deck I use most often (Osho Zen Tarot Deck), they are Fire, Water, Swords and Rainbows.
Tarot cards are a tool for self-understanding using symbolic imagery and words and consisting of two parts – the Minor Arcana and the Major Arcana.
The Minor Arcana is just like a deck of playing cards, with 4 suits and 14 cards per suit (ace through king). The Major Arcana usually includes 21 cards that are numbered Roman numerals I through XXI.
These days, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of tarot decks available. Many artists and writers have made their own decks and there is a plethora to choose from. There are also different kinds of “oracle” decks that are not tarot decks. What makes it a tarot deck is the structure described here.
The purpose of tarot cards is not fortune telling, as some seem to mistakenly think. Instead, a tarot reading is an exploration of your question or issue, using the symbolic meaning of the card or cards that are drawn to delve deeper into what is going on, what it means for you, what is called for from you and what you can learn from the situation. Oftentimes, a certain outcome may be indicated if you successfully meet your challenge, but this is much different from a prediction. It is always important to remember that the future is unwritten, and nothing can change that fact.
Tarot readers use tarot cards as the foundational information for a reading. They refer back to the meanings and symbolism of each card during the entire reading. Psychics, on the other hand, profess to tap into a source of knowledge about the person they are reading for that is outside the material world. Most tarot readers use their intuition during a reading, but this is generally different from psychic work.
It is important to recognize that here at The Umaverse, tarot cards and readings are not meant to predict the future. This is not their function. They are a tool for self-understanding that helps you successfully navigate life’s twists and turns and make the best choices for yourself.
Tarot readings are always “accurate” in that the cards chosen are always delivering a relevant communication about your situation. It is your reader’s to interpret the cards correctly and specifically for you.
Absolutely. It just requires you to start drawing cards and playing around with a deck (or decks) that you resonate with. Most decks come with a book that tells the basic meanings of each card. There are also courses and books you can study. However, most professional tarot readers will tell you that the best way to learn to read tarot is to do it. Always remember to trust your intuition about what a card means within the context
of the question being asked. Your intuition must be used in conjunction with any published information about meaning of a card. To get started, you can enroll in an Intuitive Tarot class or workshop with Uma. Check the Event schedule to see what’s
Tarot cards are one of many tools that Uma uses during spiritual coaching and self-discovery journeys. All of the coaching work is focused on finding your authentic self, living your authentic life, speaking your authentic voice. There are so many ways to access all of that and tarot readings are combined with other oracle means, conversations, meditations, active practices, journaling and so much more. If you are interested, Uma will also guide you in using your own tarot deck(s) during your coaching sessions or journeys.
You will be welcomed warmly into the virtual meeting place. Uma will check in with you and you can let her know how you are feeling. She will ask you to discuss what is going on that you wanted a reading about, and through that preliminary conversation she will begin to clarify your question(s).
After that, she will start to draw some cards. She will show them to you, let you examine them closely via the video screen, and then ask you to say anything that comes up for you when you look at them.
Then she will start to discuss the cards and the meaning she intuits for you personally and your situation. Readings with Uma are collaborative, and you will be asked to participate fully.
She will always ask if her words resonate with you, take your clarifying questions and comments, and respond authentically and honestly. As the reading continues, she may pull additional cards for more layers of meaning and clarity.
No matter what the cards indicate or how you feel about them, Uma will always stay present and grounded with you throughout the session. There is no right or wrong way to
receive a reading.
As the end of the session approaches, she will ask for any last comments or questions, make sure you feel complete, and then the meeting will end.
When it is over, she will send you photos of all your cards and send you a link to the audio recording of your session so you can download it and listen again. You also have the option to decline the recording in which case, she will not record your session (the Zoom interface always lets you know if a meeting you are attending is being recorded).
Uma is 100% focused on a personal understanding and interpretation of the cards within the context of your unique situation. She is grounded and down to earth, easy to talk to, and gentle. She is also powerfully insightful into what you need and does not hesitate to speak clearly and honestly. That said, her delivery is compassionate and kind, so you feel supported and heard. Her goal is to help you access deeper insight and greater joy.
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
John Lennon, Imagine
THE UMAVERSE VISION
Our vision is a world of love and beauty, where all that is needed is freely shared and where all people experience their true nature as free beings.
THE UMAVERSE MISSION
To help people feel alive, discover their authentic being, live authentically, share their unique gifts with the world, remove blocks to their awareness of love’s presence, and learn to feel joy more often and more easily.
To facilitate authentic awakening in everyone who comes into my field.
To reach people who are ready for this particular flavor of wisdom and to offer them guidance and assistance to come out of the darkness into the light of their own awareness.
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What Clients Say
Going through somewhat of a transformational time right now in my life, I scheduled my reading with Uma to hopefully get some answers around what I could/should be doing to help me advance to the next phase of my journey. Not only did Uma's reading hit the nail on my questions but it was an added plus that Uma herself was so genuine and passionate about helping me get the answers I was looking for. Uma made me feel very comfortable throughout the reading and really took the time to ensure that I understood everything so that I could take the information and actually manifest + work on my next steps. After the reading I felt motivated with a clear mind. Really looking forward to getting future readings from her as I'm sure this won't be the last time I need some additional guidance. Highly recommend Uma and her readings, I doubt you will be disappointed.
Integrative Nutrition Health & Life Coach
Excellent session with sound advice and full explanation of each card meaning. Uma definitely has a gift! Highly recommended.
I reached out to Uma when I was having a difficult time with some big transitions that were happening in my life. Each card she pulled for me really resonated with what I was going through, and helped bring some clarity into my circumstances. Uma took the time to explain the Tarot meanings of each card, but I also really appreciated how much she wanted to discuss each card with me and get my feedback and thoughts on what they meant to me specifically. It was an interactive reading, which was much more therapeutic than readings when you only sit and listen. I highly recommend a reading by Uma if you need clarity about something in your life, or even if you're just feeling playful and want to have some fun!
Uma is a gifted healer and guide. She works with you to find clarity, direction and health. Each step of the way, she helps illuminate your path while encouraging you yourself to find and follow what is offered to you. Her Tarot cards are evocative and aesthetically beautiful. Their images linger within you long after a session.
A tarot reading from Uma is a real treat. She is intuitive and empowering and you leave feeling seen, guided, and clearer.
Finding Uma has been a blessing to me! After a Tarot reading we shared recently, we immediately connected. Uma is helping me find my spiritual path through her teachings. I would highly recommend working with her on your own self-discovery journey!
Uma has a very unique way of reading the tarot for you. She brings you into the reading and promotes you learning about the cards while she's reading. She is insightful and has a good grasp of the tarot. The cards open up to her as if your higher self is on display. She will help you to identify and understand any inquiry you may have. Her reading was very eye opening for me. I loved it. Thank you Uma <3
Fulltime Mom and Wife
I had my first Tarot reading with Uma today and it was great! She has such a calming energy that made me feel very comfortable. She listened closely to my concerns and gave me wonderful insights! The cards were just what I needed for clarification and confirmation and her interpretations helped me understand the messages more deeply. I felt much more at peace after my reading. I would definitely recommend getting a reading with her.
Crystal Reiki Master
Thank you, Uma. Your sensitive and kind approach to reading the tarot helped me to see my situation more clearly. What I learned will continue to marinate, and I will reflect back on the images of the cards and on our conversation to help guide me forward.
Your approach to tarot is very therapeutic. You asked me what brought me there so you could be truly helpful. You first drew the cards and then, both of us decided what those messages might hold for my specific situation. I was able to take away ideas that will help me move through and forward this difficult time. Thank you for being part of my path!
Uma's tarot reading was wonderful! Uma is incredibly gifted. She really listened to me. She held a safe space for my reading. The guidance was crystal clear and my next steps are easier because of her guidance during this tarot reading. I am so grateful I found her. Do not hesitate to hire her. You will love this experience!
Coach and Shamanic Practitioner
Uma is truly gifted and has the most beautiful energy! I felt so at ease and comfortable immediately. Her reading was informative, and she offered me great insight and guidance. She was patient, answered all of my questions and was patient/compassionate as I talked through some of the tough things that I've been facing. I can't rave enough! So grateful I found her and will definitely be seeking her guidance going forward.
Thank you so much for your wonderful reading! I really appreciated your straightforwardness and your ability to "tell it like it is" and not sugar coat the reality. Your detailed explanation of not just the cards and tarot was also helpful in my understanding of the bigger picture. Thank you for not telling me what you think I would like to hear, but rather giving me guidance and a chance to see from another angle, much like a life coach. Your compassion and wisdom was helpful in clarifying my questions. I am looking forward to our next reading and can't wait to introduce you to my friends!
Just had my first reading with Uma and loved it! I will definitely be returning for more. I loved her connection, patience and kind words. In a time of confusion I left the reading with more confidence in my inner voice.