I’m from the Niagara region in Ontario, Canada. I live here with dog who thinks she’s a human, a rabbit who thinks he’s a dog, and an orange creamsicle coloured canary.
I read tarot cards, drink copious amounts of tea, and am now branching out into the world of coaching. If you’re looking to heal, or want to shift your mindset and perspective, I’d love to work with you.
Anything I recommend I’ve tried first myself. I’m a bit of a skeptic to start, but I also believe you can’t knock it until you try it! And when you give something a shot and it works, how can you not share those tools with others?
So, how did I get here? I’m glad you asked.
Tarot, Coaching, and Healing, Oh My!
I first learned about tarot in grade six, when my dad suggested that I take it up. He showed me a deck and gave me a book to accompany it, but I didn’t get far beyond the Devil card. It must have scared me.
Years later, I had just returned from living in Nagoya, Japan. While I was elated to be home with family and friends, I found the adjustment difficult. I had built a life for myself in Japan with a stable career and set of friends. But who was I now that I was back in Canada? It felt like I had gone back in time, but everyone else had moved on.
Life changes have a tendency of bringing up a crisis of identity, and that’s exactly what I was struggling with. In an attempt to reconnect with myself, fell back into tarot. If I could understand myself better, maybe I would figure out who I was, and what I was meant to do.
I bought my first deck, the Prisma Visions Tarot by James R. Eads, which I still use to this day along with a collection of others. I’ve always been someone who jumps from interest to interest, but tarot really drew me in and stuck. There are so many layers to tarot, and each one fueled my interest further.
As I continued working with the cards, I learned more about myself. When you ask tarot cards difficult questions, you can get some pretty intense answers, but if you’re ready to work with the information shown, you can truly go a long way. I started reading for others; first anonymously online, and then through the Biddy Tarot Community platform for feedback. I’d bring my cards to work, and we’d pull a card of the day for fun. I started an Instagram account to document my journey, and when I felt ready, I opened up an online shop.
Still, I had sweeping bouts of insecurity. The anxiety I thought I had mostly overcome would creep right back into my life. Was I on the right path? Am I doing the right thing? I felt stuck. I suffered from crippling imposter syndrome, where for months, I’d back off and give it all up. There was a lot of fear in my life: fear of failure, judgement, and rejection. Fear that I wouldn’t be able to help anyone, and that I simply wasn’t good enough.
It frustrated me to no end, because logically, I had no real reason to feel this way. I had support from family and friends, a stable job to keep me going, testimonials saying that my readings helped. I had to try something to snap myself out of it.
That’s when I came across Om School. It’s funny how the things we need find us when we’re not searching for them. Through Om School I started learning about spiritual alchemy, chakras, and how to go back in your life and work out the past trauma that is affecting you today.
I discovered a lot about myself, and brought shadows from the past that I thought had no bearing on my life now, to the surface. While our healing journey is never done, closing the wounds on both past and generational trauma makes your problems easier to deal with as you move forward. It’s been such an amazing experience for me, that I now want to share these techniques with anyone who’s ready and willing.
I became an Om School Certified Coach, and am working through Angie Banicki’s Advanced Tarot Academy, and Ali Campbell’s Life Coach Academy. I’m always working on expanding my understanding and skillset, trying everything on myself first before I can say yes, this does work.
I focus on providing insightful and empowering tarot readings to those who are open and ready. Get answers, overcome blockages, and feel validated. Let’s work together with the cards to see what messages and guidance the cards have for you.
Why Adrienne Amari?
I’ve used a few different aliases over the years from Gilded Wren to Eclectic Gemini. A few years ago I won a natal chart reading with Africa Archield. In the reading, she told me that my Aries Moon wants to be seen – and that’s something I’ve always struggled with. Standing out, and being seen. Instead, I’ve hidden behind aliases and various names, and I felt like it was time to be me.
To step into this I decided to use my given name – Adrienne, but I needed something a little more. I thought of using my middle name, but it didn’t sit quite right. I thought of all sorts of names like Healing with Adrienne, or Alchemy with Adrienne, but something held me back.
When I joined The Coven at Om School, we were asked to think of a magickal name; a name that wasn’t given to us, but that we chose. A name that would allow us to put our past selves behind, so we could manifest our dream future, and do spellwork with that intention in mind. I love that idea. I meditated on the idea, to see if anything popped into my mind. All I kept seeing was bright lights. They were warm, and welcoming – like Christmas lights. Adrienne means dark (as well as someone from Adria), and I felt that I was being told my magickal name should mean something with light; afterall, life is all about creating balance.
I headed to Nameberry, my favourite website for choosing names for story or video game characters (I like things to have meaning). Upon searching for names that meant light, I came across Amari, I knew that was it. I didn’t need to think about it or look at more names. This one felt right. And so, Adrienne Amari was born.