Serena is a certified Angel card reader having trained with the wonderful Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, as well as being a certified Tarot card reader. In your reading with Serena you can choose either Angel cards or Tarot cards, or a combination of both. Topping up her card reading expertise, Serena will bring to you a wealth of astrological knowledge as she is also a qualified Astrologer having gained her certificate at The Faculty of Astrological Studies in London twenty five years ago. She also has taught beginners astrology at adult education level. Last but not least Serena is a practicing Reiki Master; she also teaches meditation and at present is studying to become a Holistic Coach. With so much experience and knowledge at her finger tips you will unequivocally benefit from Serena's card readings, of which she will deliver to you with sensitivity, empathy, guidance and compassion.
What do you like most about giving readings to clients?
This sounds an awful cliche, but I never fail not to be bowled over with joy when a client tells me I have changed their life around for the better in some way after a reading with me! Basically my mantra is 'to be of service' wherever I can, and if I am able to help a client shift their stance, even just very slightly, to take on a different viewpoint or approach to a challenging situation, then this makes the reading extra worthwhile for me and brings me so much pleasure. It is wonderful to witness someone having an 'ah ha' moment; when something slots into place or comes up to their consciousness that they had not been aware of. This then provides my client with a whole new set of coping skills. To handle a relationship or situation in a different way marks the beginning of healing and change - after all, it is said that "Nothings changes until you change". I never fail to feel honoured and privileged if I can help to bring this about in some way.
How would you say you are typical of your star sign?
"Gemini's greatest gift to humanity resides in his/her ability to communicate ideas. Thus Gemini finds tremendous purpose as an educator". Tick! That's me! I am never happier then when I am passing on helpful information to my fellow human beings. So, to answer the heading question, yes, I believe I am true to my star sign. However we all reach this admirable place at differing times in our lives; some find it sooner than others and it all depends on your individual birth chart and how your own personal journey pans out. From birth we are in a continuing process of becoming the very best of our Sun sign and it does not necessarily manifest immediately at birth, (indeed, we live in the energy of our Moon sign for the first seven years of life), but it is an ongoing process different for each person because each and every one of us is completely special and unique. I, as a Gemini, tick many of the descriptive keywords we attribute to Gemini: cheerful; adaptable and easy going; friendly; sensitive to others; quick-witted; flair for writing; loves communicating and so on. I am however a very 'watery' Gemini, so this bestows upon me strong intuitive and psychic capabilities to mix with my Gemini energy. I look forward to demonstrating this to you!
When do you remember being first aware of your gift?
I first became aware of my gifts about thirty years ago and it came about in a rather round-about way! I was having some hypnotherapy to try and give up smoking (which I have accomplished!), however the hypnotherapist clearly picked something up about me and asked if I was interested in astrology. I told her I didn't know anything about it and I asked her to fill me in. Goodness me, I was hooked immediately and I asked her to recommend me to a local teacher. I went on eventually to study at the prestigious Faculty of Astrological Studies in London where I gained my certificate. Then the Tarot came into my life shortly thereafter and I sought out a reputable teacher. My life changed irrevocably from that moment on, definitely for the better, and I have never looked back!
What is your most memorable experience with a client?
I have been blessed with many memorable experiences, but the latest situation that comes to mind brings me much joy when I think about it. A client came to me at a time of transition in her life. It was clear from her cards that there was something new and big waiting around the corner for her; we just had to get her there Basically the brief outline of the story is that according to her it was due to my intuition and advice that she decided to train as a healer. After a subsequent reading it was clear that this was not the end of the story and I felt the acquisition of a business was 'on the cards' so to speak! This has now all manifested and my client is on 'cloud nine'. Yipeee!
What other experiences or qualifications do you have that you feel compliment your work as a reader?
Apart from my qualifications already mentioned, I am a Reiki Master. This qualification I feel most aptly compliments my card readings. I feel strongly that whichever way one endeavours to help other people, the approach is always holistic in that every situation or emotion can be related to mind, body and spirit. In just the same way that the healing energy of Reiki can aid people in so many ways including giving them a deep sense of well being; reduced stress; release of negative emotions; increased confidence and creativity to name but a few, when a client comes to me for Reiki therapy I always spend time talking to my client about their issues offering appropriate advice where needed. This too is the same principle with card readings and my approach is essentially holistic. It is said that "Tarot cards can show the problem, but at the same time also show the solution" and my expertise as a Reiki Master and Spiritual teacher melds very nicely with giving help and advice on all levels when interpreting the cards. I explain that it can be a persistent negative thought or emotion, that might prevent the client from attracting what they would like to manifest, or prevent them from moving forward from a challenging situation or person. I am also at the moment training to become a Holistic Coach so this can only further add to my experience. I also have further teaching experience in that I taught beginners astrology for my local county council at adult education level some years ago, so the experience from this I believe further enhances my work as a reader as I can explain how planetary energies can be a player in their present situation and offer coping skills. As well as this, at present I teach beginners meditation and relaxation techniques giving my students a myriad of tips in order to help navigate through the hectic energy we are now living in day to day.
What is the most important thing for a person to consider when they decide to have a psychic reading?
Thoughts and the spoken word are extremely powerful! Before booking a reading, I would recommend a client to consider that once the reader has offered their interpretation of the cards and any advice given, it is advisable to practice discernment and basically not to try and deliberately make their life pan out according to the information given. It is important to allow situations to unfold organically. There is a very fine line, I believe, that has to be trod when reading cards and that is not to interfere in another person's spiritual growth, i.e. prevent them from making decisions which are, in themselves, an opportunity for growth, (even if we feel we have made the wrong decision, we will always learn something along the way to our benefit). I would advise any client before arranging a reading to remember the reader is always working for their client's highest good but to remember discernment and to remember that you always have 'choice' which is essentially so empowering. I would also point out that our higher selves, from which we gain our intuitive insights, do not have a calendar or a clock so it is important to be flexible about any timings given. So often other matters have to come into consideration before what has been predicated can manifest, so I feel this is an important point to factor in before booking a reading. The above thoughts, I hope, can help a client approach their reading with an openness that can prevent setting up any disappointment but only improve their life tenfold!
Great lady - wonderful enthusiasm throughout! Lifted me from rock-bottom with messages from spirit, welcome, helpful ideas and advice. Spirit guides input was a great and very welcome surprise throughout. Accuracies Serena picked up about me were amazing too. She is candid and does not sugar coat what she picks up. Thank you for your help, Serena! You're doing great work. Bless you! Much love, S. XO
Thank you Serena, for bringing me back shortly,,and rather sharply, to my spiritual centre! Firm but kind. As a fellow astrologer, it was very helpful to mull over the huge astrological changes in effect right now.ThIs was very timely for me. All the best,.. The ex-people-pleaser!
Thank you for a very insightful reading. Gave me a lot of clarity and confidence in what I do next. Great advice re timelines too, that really helps to understand and manage expectations.
Have just spoken to Serena for the 1st time. What is that saying, when the student is ready, the teacher appears.... Well, that's exactly what has happened here. Serena touched my soul. An amazing reading from a beautiful person, giving me clarity & purpose. Thank you so very much. D
Amazing Reader... Gave so much wisdom and clarity Thank You!
Thank you Serena! :-) Very honest, you didn't tell me what I wanted to hear initially, which I appreciate. Reassuring and helpful.
Thank you for a lovely honest reading. Iâ€™m going to let my ex go and wish him all the best with his new girlfriend and her daughter. My son and I are better off with out him. X
Thank you Serena for the reading today. You gave me comfort when you passed on positive advice and evidence from a loved one today.
What a lovely, lovely lady you are Serena. I had a wholesome chat and you talked a lot of sense into my head which was much needed. We will meet again soon. Thanks a million and lots of love X
Thankyou so much for such an amazing reading. Your guidance has strengthend my beliefs and reassuredme on which path to follow. Many Thanks and blessings. Anthony