Realistic Tarot and Oracle Readings


I’m not going to tell you your future…

…Just what you needed to know at this moment in time.


Who Am I?


Good point.

Hi, my name is Marta. If you want to know where I’m from and what I’ve been doing with my life, you can read it here.

I’ve always been spiritual but these past few years have been quite intense. I started watching videos by Ralph Smart and Teal Swan. I learnt about chakras. I began meditating. I read and read about all things spirituality.

One day, I went past a Spiritual Shop and I was just browsing when I realised they had a special offer on Tarot Readings. I was curious, so I singed up for one. The reading was very accurate and it felt like therapy for me. I then went on a trip to Ireland and bought my first Tarot deck.

The rest has been studying, reading, practising, doing courses…


My Philosophy


I believe everything happens for a reason. Following this, if you take a card out of the 78 that there are in a tarot deck, I believe that it is for a reason.

I also believe that we can learn from everything. Instead of taking the Tarot card reading as set in stone, I take it as a tool for self discovery and self development.

Now, the world is already pretty harsh already, so I’m not here to tell you that your mother is going to find out about you-know-what *wink*, or that your boss is not the nice person everyone believes him to be, or even that you will find your one true love.


What Do I Offer?


What I’m going to do though, is to remind you of your current situation and help you see it from a different angle. Maybe (if applicable) offer a word of advise.

When I do readings, I like to create a safe space with mutual respect. I won’t push you to talk about uncomfortable topics.


What People Have Been Saying…


The future is a powerful thing to meddle with, so are tarot cards readings… In my opinion, the key point anyone needs to take into account, is that the person who is in charge of the reading, is a trustworthy one. 
That is absolutely the case with Marta. Once you see her, you know in your gut, that she will do her best to guide you through the journey. She explained all the details clearly and calmly.
If you are eager to know, what the universe has plan for you and you want to take action, don’t hesitate to reach out to Marta. I highly recommend her! Will repeat without any doubt!

Freya, Spain

Marta is amazing at what she does. Her tarot reading service brought me a lot of clarity when it comes to my business and life. I felt guided with everything she has told me about and her advices were also aligned with me. I love that her reading isn’t the “usual” where the readers were supposed to foretell your future and stuff like that. Hers was more genuine. If you’re thinking of working with Marta, I’d say go for it. She’s helped me a lot and I know she will for you too.

Myrra, Philippines

Such great cards and you are amazing!! Spent 1 hour – (half for the reading card) It helped me to get energy back, being happy and know what I need to do, what I have to do next, just go forward! Highly recommended to everyone to check out this service.

Jade, Vietnam

Services


All readings can be done in person or online.


  • Three Card Reading – 15 MIN – 5 €

The three card reading will give you a general idea of where you are at now and how you can improve your life.

We pull three cards three times: Past, Present and “Future”.

Depending on the reading, it will tell you one or more situations and how they are going to turn out if you continue doing the same thing.

I also like to pull Oracle cards to get some extra advice cards. 🙂


  • Specific Reading – 30 MIN – 10€

This reading will make you get a deep understanding of any specific situation (love, studies, work, family, travel…).

We draw a person card and the card that represents your specific question. Afterwards, we shuffle the cards and draw 7 cards.

Then, we take a few cards from the Oracle deck to obtain even deeper understanding and advice.

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  • General Reading – 30 MIN – 10€

This reading will give you a detailed description of your current situation.

We will draw cards from the Tarot deck, taking a look at the situation using the well-known Celtic Cross spread.

Afterwards, we will draw Oracle cards to help us gain a wider perspective. These cards also give us guidance and advice for the situation.

tarot general

  • In-Depth Reading – 1 HOUR – 15€

With this In-Depth Tarot and Oracle Reading you get an accurate and complete reading of your current state.

If you have several specific questions, there will be time to answer all. We also will use different spreads and decks that will help us with your situation in particular.

Tarot reading

  • Free Consultation

When I first started in this “spirituality” journey, I didn’t have anyone to talk with about this weird “woo” stuff. Now, I’m not an expert nor a psychologist. Life is about learning and I continue to do so everyday. However, I have read, watched and consumed all things spirituality and I would like to share them with you.

This is 30 min Consultation is meant to be an open space to talk about spirituality with no judgement. If you are not sure about Tarot, Reiki or anything else related to spirituality, this is for you.

It also includes a free tarot card reading. You can choose the deck and I’ll do the explaining.


Interested in Tarot Readings?


  • Please make sure to book FIRST an appointment HERE! 🙂
  • And then to pay the session HERE.

To make sure no one waste their time, I will check the appointment and payment 12 hours before the appointment. If you wish you cancel it, please do so before those 12 hours.


Not sure?


If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer you to the best of my ability.


How Does A Coffee Bean Arrive To Your Cup?

Last two post were the origins of coffee and its family. Now I’m going to tell you how it actually became the full grown bean that you grind and make coffee with.

There are several processes and each coffee farm will do it their way. However, there are three main processes that make it easier for everyone in the coffee industry to understand what we’re talking about.

  • Natural (dry): 

This involves leaving the entire coffee cherry to dry in the sun, allowing it to draw in all the flavours of the fruit. In order for the coffee cherries not to spoil, they are raked and turned throughout the day and covered at night or if there is rain or storms. It takes from 3 to 6 weeks until the moisture level is from 10-12%. After that it is hulled and sent off. 

It is the most traditional method of processing coffee and it’s the most environmentally friendly since it does not use water. It originated in places where water was not easy to access and it works best in low humidity. There are also issues with this method like for instance: if the coffee cherries are not raked enough, they can spoil; and also the resulting beans are often inconsistent in flavour.

The flavours of this type of method turns out to be a full body, almost winey texture and also lasting and intense flavour.

  • Washed (wet):

In this method, the cherries are removed from the seeds before the drying process. Once this is done, the seeds are moved to a tank where the remaining mucilage is broken down by fermentation. Then, the seeds are washed again with water to remove the mucilage from the seeds. After this, the seeds are dried in the sun on patios, raised beds, or in machines. Once dry, they are ready to be sent off.

It is the most reliable in terms of consistency in flavour and the quickest. The issue is the amount of water that they use.

The body is lighter than the natural method and has a cleaner texture, with more acidity and more crisp flavours.

  • Honey (mix):

The name comes from how sticky the beans get during this process. First, the cherries are removed from the seeds and then directly left to dry in sun beds. Because the mucilage is still on, there is some fermentation that occurs and this is where the stickiness is coming from. 

This method is particularly popular in Costa Rica right now, but they are used by other countries like Brazil, for example. In recent years, subcategories of this method have developed and you can find yellow, red, black, white honey depending on several factors like the amount of mucilage left on the seed or the amount of sun received.

The coffees resulting of this method are halfway between a natural and a dry process coffee; it is fruity, has a rounded acidity and a complex body. 

Types of Cuban Rhythms: Cuban Son

The Cuban Son is a singing and dancing Cuban style which started at the end of the 19th Century in Cuba. It is believed that it originated in the Oriental part of the island. There are many theories about its origin but a lot of people think that it was born from “danzón”, an Afro-cuban adaptation of the European ballroom dances.

At the beginning it was three people: Claves (wooden instrument), maracas and a guitar. Slowly, more instruments were added: “tres” (“Three” a 3 cord guitar), two vocalists, a guiro and a bass. In the 1930s, many groups added trumpets too, making it to groups of seven.

The Son started to be known internationally thanks to the “Septeto Nacional”. One the the most famous songs was “El Manicero” (1928). However, the rest of the contemporary Cuban groups have evolved from the traditional Son. The most important group of the 20th Century are “Los Van Van”. They added a trombone, more drums and a synthesiser for the voice, developing the “songo”. There were also groups like Irakere who took a jazz path.

The structure of the Son songs consist on the repetition of a chorus of four times (montuno) sang by a soloist. Next, there is another chorus in answer to the “montuno”. It is similar and probably has the African origin, same as “pregón”. All salsa songs are focused around the Cuban clave, and the song is no less.

It is now a root rhythm of today’s salsa and the base to any salsa song.

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Nowadays, it’s easy to get caught up in other people’s Instagram pictures and their life. Social media can be a blessing to keep in touch with family and friends who live far away from us, but also a curse if we compare our lives to strangers who seem to be continuously on vacation.

Sure you can think “I’m going to get off social media and only focus on my life”, but we are human. It’s normal to have these feelings of wanting what other people have, specially if it looks as cool as being one day in Rome and the next in Thailand.

What has helped me it’s to be a tourist in my own city, thinking of ways to switch it up and not fall into monotony.

How?

  • Find a new coffee shop/restaurant
  • Find events near you (facebook groups, meetup.com)
  • Think of your hobbies and look for activities around your area
  • Go to a guided tour (some are even free)
  • Make your own guided tour: research about the History of your city
  • Try geocaching
  • Do some volunteering

Why?

It helps you feel refreshed, you see the city with new eyes and it takes you out of your confort zone.

El Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain

Chakras and Self Knowledge

I have always been into self knowledge. Even when I was going to Church or talking to a Muslim friend, I tried to learn something to better myself so as to become the best version of myself.

When I heard spirituality, the association I had in my head were words like yoga, rocks that are magical – apparently – and horoscopes. However, one day, I went down a rabbit whole. I think started with a documentary on quantum physics, in which it was explained that everything is energy.

After that, I came across several videos on YouTube where people were talking about chakras as centres of energy in the body.

A particular series of videos stuck with me. At the end of each video talking about each different chakra, the woman would ask a few questions that made me reflect on my own life. 

When I meditate, I usually go through the chakras and check on myself through these questions. 

Whether or not you believe in it, that’s okay. This is just my particular intake of what I’ve read and heard and watched about chakras. If it helps, great, if not, great too.

  • Root: 
    • What does make me feel grounded?
    • Do I feel secure (physically/financially)?
  • Sacral
    • What makes me feel inspired?
    • How long has it been since I’ve done something creative?
  • Solar Plexus
    • What am I hesitating to do?
    • What makes me feel confident in myself?
  • Heart
    • Am I open to receive love?
    • Do I have healthy boundaries (for myself and others)?
  • Throat
    • What am I not saying?
    • How am I saying things?
  • Third Eye
    • What am I focusing on in my life?
    • Is there something I feel I should be doing?
  • Crown 
    • How do I feel connection?
    • What am I doing with my time?

What’s behind a coffee bean?

I was not into gardening until I came across a coffee bean. To be honest, I was the type that would buy grounded coffee and added a couple of spoons of sugar. I am not proud of it, but I didn’t know any better. Because I’ve worked with coffee for the past 2 years, and I’ve come to love it, I want to talk about it.

Some people who know (or not) about coffee often talk about the notes, and the flavour and the aroma… It all sounds super fancy and posh and almost feels like they are talking about wine. That’s because they are actually similar in that sense. Coffee cherries, depending on their variety, will give you different tastes, the same way a Merlot grape will give you a different wine to a Pinot Noir. 

This is the coffee’s family portrait. Gorgeous. Now, some of these are a natural occurrence, like Heirloom, which happens to grow wildly in Ethiopia; while others are experiments man-made. 

Are they different in flavour?

Yes. They grow at different heights, different countries, different farming methods… So they will have different taste.

Wow, so when you drink a cup of coffee, you know which country is it from?

Personally, no, not always, but after having tasted different coffees and compared them, I can tell there is a difference. For instance, Ethiopia and Honduras, particularly, for me, have a distinct smell. 

Now that we have an idea about the coffee plant, let’s look at the coffee cherry.

  • The skin or exocarp, which is green until it ripe and then turns to a deep red, yellow, orange or even pink, depending on the type or variety of coffee plant. 
  • Under the skin, there is the pulp and underneath it there is the mucilage. These layers are important during the later processes because they are full of sugars. 
  • We then reach the coffee seeds or beans. Usually, there are two beans in a coffee cherry, each of which is covered by the silverskin and parchment. All these fancy names are basically cells that support and protect the seed. Sometimes, there is one seed only inside a coffee cherry that is rounder and larger and it is known as peaberry. This can happen when there isn’t sufficient pollination and one ovule isn’t fertilised. It can also happen due to genetic or environmental conditions. 

After this, a whole other process starts to actually get to brew the coffee. But until then you can start trying different coffees and compare and contrast the flavours.

Types of Cuban Rhythms: Rumba

I feel like that the word “rumba” is associated with salsa, the Caribbean, dancing, party… but no one really knows what it is. I know I didn’t know it until I started dancing salsa 5 years ago (already…?!).

So, yeah, it is a party, but it is also a type of dance and music within Cuban salsa; one of the most traditional parts of it, actually. It is believed that the rhythm was born of the mix of the African slaves’ rhythms with the Spanish flamenco. It started being a traditional afrocuban dance that was used was a fertility dance. It was also danced by lower class workers to imitate (mock) Spanish conquerors’ dancing style, but with a Cuban “flavour”. There are three types of rumba: guaguancó (Habana), Columbia and yambú (Matanzas).

  • Guaguancó

Originally from La Habana and the most known outside Cuba, with a faster rhythm than most. It is a dance about seduction and “conquest”. Generally the man is the one who has to conquest the woman. However, the woman’s dance is sensual, flirty and has to seduce the man without letting him get too close.In guaguancó, the man tries to “captivate” the woman with hip movements, called “vacunao”. It can be danced with a handkerchief or with hands movements. The woman rejects the man’s advancements by putting the handkerchief (or the hand) at front. If the man is faster, though, it is said that “he has got her pregnant”.

  • Columbia

This type of rumba is originally from Matanzas and generally only danced by men. It is a rural rhythm and one of its characteristics is the “llorao”. This consists on exclamations or laments in between singing. In terms of the dance, the dancer first greets the percussion people and after he tends to maintain a straight position of legs and shoulders, since they often carry a glass or a bottle on top of their head.

  • Yambú:

It is also from Matanzas and it is one of the oldest and urban forms of rumba. Just like the guaguancó, it is danced by men and women, but “vacunao” is not a thing in this one and the rhythm is more paused. In this dance, the woman is the protagonist and she does flirty and sensual movements to captivate the man.

Even though rumba has a specific rhythm and specific songs with guaguancó, Columbia or iamb rhythms, it doesn’t mean that it is only danced with these rhythms or songs. What I love most about Cuban salsa is that is free, there are no choreographies. It is a conversation between dancers.

What do you mean a conversation? Wasn’t this a dance?!

Yep, but if you suddenly hear rumba’s rhythm in between a song, you can dance to it. If your partner understands, he will answer the same way. 

Now, if by any chance, you go out dancing and someone does “vacunao” to you, at least you know what it is. You’re welcome 🙂