The answers are within,
Tarot draws them out.
Intuitive and ethical card readings with Jean-François Gervais since 2014
Experience the wisdom of Tarot in an insightful card reading with JF to become more aware of what’s happening in your life.
My experience: I have been enthusiastically studying, practicing and refining the art of card reading since 2014. Along with a significant knowledge of traditional Tarot symbolism, I intuitively interpret the images as they pertain to you and your situation to contribute guidance, empowerment and inspiration to your life.
75 minutes: 90$ CAD
Via Zoom online video
In person readings: Please inquire
I’m somewhat nomadic! Current location: Edmundston, NB
Bookings and inquiries:
The format: The readings take place as conversations during which we take a look at the direction your life is taking and discuss what is important to you at the time. I first listen and accompany you in formulating clear questions for the cards before we proceed to the draw and interpret the imagery answering your query. Time permitting, we may explore different topics.
You draw the cards, even online: When performing online readings through video, I move the camera so you can see the unturned cards and direct my hands to choose the ones you are drawn to. The cards are always yours. You don’t need to have cards with you.
What you can ask: The subjects of inquiry are of your choosing… relationships, work, projects, finances and resources, self-development, personality traits, comparing choices and scenarios, spirituality, wellness, life transitions…
Don’t have a question? If you are not sure what to ask, we can begin with a general reading or use one of my signature spreads that cater to a variety of topics.
Tarot is a ritual of clarity. It reveals synchronicity at play. It makes the invisible visible.
How does Tarot work?
How does tarot work? My impression is that Tarot, like the world around us, reflects the energy that we are projecting continuously. In the Buddhist understanding, the physical world is a projection of consciousness. There would therefore be a non-random connection between consciousness and matter. It is why we can read, interpret and obtain meaning from what surrounds us–including cards!
By asking specific questions through the cards, we hone in on particular people or events. I see Tarot as a visual bridge between our inner selves and the outer world. It speaks symbolically (sometimes literally too!) and a reading is akin to decoding a dream—it is rich in personal meanings.
Can Tarot predict the future?
About the future: I am not in the business of making absolute predictions! I deem that everyone is creating his or her future, moment by moment, choice by choice. With the Tarot, we can take a look at your current direction—at what you are in the midst of creating–but what is foreseen isn’t definitive as there is always the possibility of making different choices going forward. Recognizing and honouring this principle is empowering.
How often can I have a Tarot reading?
Frequency of Tarot Readings: There are no rules. I would say Tarot can be consulted as needed. It depends how we use it and how we approach it. There is such a thing as overdoing it and certainly asking the same question repeatedly in a relatively short length of time is not recommendable. Personally, for a full, more in-depth reading, I like to do it once every season. A monthly check-in can also work very well. Other smaller draws can be performed as punctual inquiries and curiosities arise.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
— Lao Tzu
Bonjour! I’m JF and I’ve always been passionate about understanding human nature and reality. I love to explore the connections between the inner and outer worlds of people—for which Tarot is a brilliant tool.
My influences: Along with Buddhism and the esoteric wisdom encoded within the Tarot itself, my main inspirations on my path of awareness are the fascinating works of Jane Roberts and Mary Ennis which discuss the creative powers of consciousness. Over the years, a variety of spiritual experiences and a growing awareness of energy have also informed my understanding of human potential.
Studies and travels: After completing my B.A. in Communications and Religious Studies in Montréal, I traveled to Egypt and lived in India for three formative years where I immersed myself within exiled Tibetan culture at the foothills of the Himalayas. A recent trip to France has also proved influential–sparking new explorations into traditional Western symbolism. Most of all, my travels have gifted me with beautiful and inspiring examples of diversity and generosity in humans beings.
What else I do: My most important personal practice, along with reading cards and energy, consist of regular meditation. I have found great benefit in cultivating that receptive, open, and accepting state of mind that it instills. I am also invested in natural healing modalities, design websites, love swimming and yes you can call me a plant daddy :)
In my overall approach to life, I have come to especially value the qualities of openness, kindness, simplicity and humour—which tends to create a blend of gentleness and wit in how I express myself and how I relate to others.
Where Am I: Born and raised in rural New-Brunswick, Canada, I’ve lived in Montréal on and off for over 20 years before moving to Vancouver in 2021. As of Summer 2023 I’ve become somewhat nomadic again and will be spending more time France in 2024.
“Man cannot stand a meaningless life.”
— Carl Gustav Jung
What People Are Saying
“Working with JF on the tarot cards gave my current thoughts and concerns that had been knocking around my head a voice. And once they were out and being discussed in a kind and supportive manner it helped me gain clarity on what steps to take next. JF is a gifted reader who understands the art of communicating deep truths in a mindful way. He rocks!”
“Thank you so much for my first ever tarot reading! I find it accurate and also illuminating. It clarifies what’s going on for me—by having been seen, perhaps. Many, many thanks for your sensitive tuning-in and your interpretative skills. I didn’t know what to expect and I don’t know why I should be surprised at how on-the-ball the reading is. It’s a huge help to me at the moment.”
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“I just had a Tarot reading with JF today and found it to be very intuitive and insightful to what I’m experiencing in my life right now. I feel inspired now to move forward and take steps in some directions that I had been hesitant about.”
“I am impressed by your ability, you really have a talent there! Also I enjoyed how you developed your interpretation of the cards–there was a flow and it felt very natural. Thanks again and I hope we can do this again another time.”
“This was the first tarot session I have ever had. It was fun, uplifting, and enlightening. I gained a significant amount of clarity that has been very helpful in my life.”
“I so appreciate JF’s intimate connection to his intuition and emphatic ability, which generated a reading so invaluable, I am still utilizing the information today, after the “passage of much time”. The information was not only pertinent to a tee, but also very eloquently expressed and highly synchronistic with everything I was generating during those days, weeks and months.”
“JF taps very accurately into energy! He was able to pinpoint a lifelong challenge to which I was oblivious. He adds an additional spin to the understanding of the cards through his awareness of the mechanics of energy and the world of probabilities. Strongly recommended, and I would do it again!”
“Jean-François was fully present and displayed excellent listening skills during the reading. Far from dictating rigid interpretations, his reading was more of an exchange within which he offered interpretations while accompanying me into a comprehension that remained mine. His light and generosity of self made me trust the process. I recommend him heartily!”
“Thank you for the excellent reading JF. You have a remarkable talent. I am looking forward to the follow up!”
“I’m still thinking about the reading you did for me. I thought your take on the cards was inspired.”
“It was an intelligent, considered, and intuitive reading. Thank you JF, I’m very happy with it!”
“JF, the reading is fantastic and very relevant to me! I’m still digesting the info but for now I can say that the reading revealed what I have suspected…”
“Wow, what a help! I was labouring so much over writing an essay for a scholarship application and sat down to it after our tarot read and it just flowed out like a river. I really needed that. Thank you so much!”
I would recommend that anyone interested in movement into a more positive and spiritually beneficial energetic state get a reading to have JF do his magic and share his most appreciated intuitive gift.”
“I very much appreciate Jean-François’ approach, at once subtil and deep. His knowledge of tarot is put to the service of our own intuition… the reading enabled me to clarify and strengthen my position in several respects and very beneficially so!”
“The session I had with JF was quite insightful. We explored a few different possibilities for me at the time, and I got clear clues to guide me towards a next step. JF is also very knowledgeable regarding the meaning and history of the different archetypes and their symbolism, and was very enthusiastic to share his interpretation of the cards.”
“Having a reading with JF has been a very beneficial experience for me. I left the session with an astonishing “Haha” effect. Reading my energy validated what I was partially aware about myself and JF’s intuitive and emphatic approach to a reading is almost a mystical experience. He uncovered an energy which I had been sensing for a while but I didn’t know what it was. His reading brought it to my objective understanding from where on I could address to it.”
“It was as though I was looking into a very large mirror, giving me the opportunity to not only see what I already knew but also extend my vision into more obscure and unknown territory—all of which made possibilities and probabilities more clear to me. JF skillfully translates symbols, hones in on details and accompanies us in the process of widening our awareness.”
“I heartily recommend tarot seances with JF. His interpretations have brought me much clarity and support in my decisions. Everything that has been shared has proven to be accurate! His quality of presence and listening skills appease my emotions and after my tarot sessions with him I feel more serene and centred!”
“I am privileged to have your insight. You weave your wisdom into the mix perfectly. It all resonated with me. Intuitive and not negative—you have mad spooky skills JF.”
“Really excellent reading… hit the nail on the head on many points! My dear sir I believe you have a gift in tarot card reading!”
“What a fabulous tarot session I had with you. You have such wonderful presence, and bring a rare depth of clarity and insight into the reading. Not only did your reading offer validation to my sense of direction, you also gently enabled me to see where I might help myself by addressing to certain aspects. Thank you!”
“I very much appreciated this meeting with Jean-François because of the quality of his presence, his ability to listen and the facility with which he finds the right words and images to bring out and discuss important aspects of my life and psyche. This has enabled me to confirm and better understand my path in relation to my initial inquiry.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”