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An Amazing Experience, An Invitation

by Vidya Sury November 9, 2012 23 comments
The year was 1984. It was a Saturday and I had just finished work when my friend – we’ll call him “A” – called to say he would come by my office and we could go home together. We were neighbors and often traveled together to/from work. I readily agreed because getting a bus back home on Saturday afternoon was sheer torture – the bus was infrequent – and I certainly could not afford to pay for a taxi. I loved my job, but my salary was a trainee’s stipend.
A stopover 
 About half an hour later, A picked me up at the gate and said he had a 2-minute thing to do, en route. Now, we have a big joke going about this, since A’s en route stuff can take anything up to half an hour. and I would be left making excuses to the autorickshaw driver. I glared at him and reluctantly agreed, but I was secretly okay with it since I was getting a ride home anyway. Also, I had an engrossing book to read.
When I asked A what his “something” was, he sheepishly admitted he had an appointment with his astrologer. I laughed. My family believes in all that, you know, and for the most part I go along with it, but I can’t say I’d depend on something like that. I belong to the school of thought that says the harder you work the luckier you get. We reached the venue and I settled down in the lobby while A went into the guy’s office to meet him.
In fifteen minutes I saw the door open and the astrologer ushered A out. I shut my book, smiled at them and got up to leave, when the astrologer beckoned to me to join him in the office. I had an attitude back then and tossing my hair, told him I wasn’t there to consult him. He said he knew, and insisted I join him for five minutes. A stage-whispered to me to go, and exasperated, I went.
Not everything needs an explanation 
I sat and looked at the astrologer with, well, a half smile and a be-quick-about-it-I am –anyway-not-going-to-believe-you kinda expression. The clock ticked in silence and I slowly got annoyed, watching him make notes as he looked at me intermittently, pensively. Then, he leaned forward, and telling me to listen carefully, started talking. I listened. Later I learned he was also a face reader. What can I say? His words wiped the smile off my face and had me listening intently.
This was 28 years ago (yes, I am a fossil). I am still stunned by what he had to say. When I stepped out, A pestered me, wanting to know what the astrologer said, and I told him, then promptly forgot about it. A is still one of my closest friends, and he rejoices in reminding me about that day, and the various life events that have happened since, as predicted.
Recently, A called me on my birthday and we were laughing over old times. We remembered the astrologer and A taunted me about how all the things the astrologer said had come true. By the way, that astrologer was a big shot, consulted by celebs and bigwigs from all over the world. May his soul rest in peace.
Back to the present
So imagine my surprise when Kathleen Helms (Kate to her friends) of Mystic Tarot: Guidance For Life offered to do a reading for me. I met her through Vanita Cyril of After Bedtime blog basically because I am thinking of a site revamp and Vanita rocks. I was also drooling at Kate’s design.
Now Kate is a psychic intuitive. She has been reading Tarot Cards for over 35 years. She emailed me with the details, saying that she would do the following for me:
  • A personalized Tarot Card Reading
  • Custom Name and Day Of Birth Analysis
  • Personalized Bio-charting
The thing is, of late, I’ve been a little restless, wanting to make some changes at home and on the work front. So, intrigued and feeling rather good about it, I said “okay”. Kate required some basic details like my date of birth and first name. She also invited me to ask her questions. If I wanted, I could Skype with her, but as it happened, I couldn’t coordinate the time. Still – she was in constant touch with me to let me know how she was progressing with my reading and had set up a private password-ed page that I can see at any time I want.
Why I accepted
Okay, here’s the thing that spoke to me in Kate’s email: eventually we have the power to make our own destiny. What we say, what we do, have the ability to affect the things we can’t control. Kate’s cards are basically a nudge to set us thinking – usually in the right direction.
When I read my “reading”, I was thrilled. Not because everything looks good, but because of the honesty with which Kate read my cards.
The bio charting presented problems for me – Kate had marked the lines in different colors and I couldn’t differentiate them (I am colorblind). When I told her, though, she solved the problem for me by labeling them instead. And by the way, I am marking the good-day-bad-day on a calendar just to see how it matches up with Kate’s reading. So far, she is right on track.
Her reading gave me some insight into a few things that are going on in my mind at this time and I am happy to say I was pleased to see the clouds clearing in my head. And oh, Kate keeps in touch throughout the reading, which happened for me over three or four days. She kept on encouraging me to ask questions – I didn’t have too many, since her reading was pretty comprehensive.
And? Her reading matched what that astrologer said, all those years ago.
Kate is gifted. She also makes superb embroidered Talisman Cloths using the information from your analysis, together with your faith, culture, etc.
And here is my Talisman cloth, which Kate made for me:
Stunning, yes?
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Joy November 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm


I smiled the entire time I read this. I can imagine your original “attitude” in the astrologer’s office, yet you went in and were astounded. To me, *that* is how Universe/Source works, you step, and you are met with extraordinary. What a wonderful affirmation.

I love how events lined up for this current invitation for you. Something in your mind must have been asking for external affirmation, and you received it through an invitation (allowing something to rise, instead of insisting upon..I love that, too!). What a wonderful reflection you share with me (all of your readers).

I rarely use external readers in energy work (because I have the few that I know and trust so well) but your review feels so amazing, and Kate’s Talisman cloth is exquisite, that I feel so strongly, oh, yes, I would love a reading 🙂

Vidya Sury November 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Dearest Joy,

I am looking forward to the day when we’ll be laughing together, face to face.

That astrologer was amazing for me. The funny thing is – somehow things conspired and I had to go back a couple of times. To this day, what he told me, is true. He basically made my birth chart and interpreted it for me – rather accurately. My own uncle was knowledgeable about astrology, too and gifted. He would actually tell me about events, with dates.

I’ve been thinking of them and you’re right about subconsciously seeking guidance. Meeting Kate, immediately blending, if you know what I mean, and this reading being offered to me, are all gifts. I am quite thrilled she’s offering a free reading now to a reader – because I know that she invests several hours to do this.

Hugs. I hope you win. I just let the Universe know. And while publishing this post, you were on my mind.

Love, Vidya

Betsy at Zen Mama November 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Vidya and Kate,
Your reading sounds amazing! I had a reading years ago. It gave me info about my two oldest and my yet to be born youngest. Well, I’ve keep the notes all these years and the boys totally fit the reading. I’ve been amazed! Plus I love what she said about my husband and me, too. All fits!!

So, yes, I would love a reading Kate! In the meantime I will check out your site, facebook page etc.

And to answer the last question: What has happened to me lately that is amazing? A parent at my preschool, where I’m a teacher, came up to me and told me they were moving into a new house. Then she told me it’s all because of my blog post on Beginner’s Mind. She read the post and she decided to “Go for it!” The new house seemed out of their range but everything feel into place as they sold one place and their offer was miraculously accepted. I was floored!! LIfe is good, isn’t it?? 🙂

Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:35 am

Life is definitely good, Betsy!

I am thrilled to hear about your reading – to me somehow, it reinforces faith in life in so many ways!

And it is awesome about the parent “going for it”

Yes, life is good and I hope you win a reading!

Cathy | Treatment Talk November 10, 2012 at 3:33 am

Hi Vidya,

I love readings and all that goes along with it. It seems mystical, yet my limited experience has been that they are right on. It certainly does peak my interest.

I will check it all out on Facebook, etc. Love the Talisman cloth – beautiful.

take care!

Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:37 am

Thank you, Cathy. I love my Talisman cloth too!

I find Tarot intriguing. I have a friend here in India who is excellent at it. 🙂


vanita November 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

i knew you would like Kate sis! and she is one of the two best psychic intuitives i ever met (the other being deceased now) i kept looking for someone to replace him, i tend to get overwhelmed and just can’t seem to hear the universe at times, so sometimes i need some extra guidance from someone who’s open enough to hear. Kate has been really great at guiding me when i feel unsure about an undertaking and each time, she has been spot on! i also commissioned talisman cloths from her for my children and myself. not only are they beautiful, but i’ve been sleeping better and so have the kids. i don’t know if she told you, but she puts a lot of love and prayers into the creation of those cloths. it’s like her good vibes gift to you. yours is beautiful. i simply love it. mine can be found in her gallery too. best of luck to all the entries!

Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:42 am

Hey Vani, I thank you for the great introduction to Kate! Some things are just meant to happen, no?. Overwhelm is something I can identify with, easily – I tend to get too much on my plate at times and end up groaning, trying to tackle everything at once.

It is wonderful to have someone like Kate to steer us in the right direction and she does it so well.

Hugs! I am waiting to receive my Talisman Cloth – I know I am going to treasure it as long as I live!

Kate November 11, 2012 at 3:01 am

Good luck to all of you — and thanks for entering! I look forward to getting to know some of you better! 🙂


Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

Thank you so much for this wonderful post, Kate (it really is your post, you know) and your generosity! I am in love with my Talisman cloth!

Can’t wait to see who wins the reading! 😀


elle November 11, 2012 at 3:19 am

Just loved your story Vidya, it made me laugh. And how cool that your readings have been spot on. I’m definitely going to check it out.

Love Elle

Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

It is so funny, really, Elle. My friend, A used to get mad at how perfectly accurate the astrologer was, for me, especially, because with him – there was a little ambiguity. I think it irked him that I didn’t ask for it, yet I got it. He he.

Glad you are checking it out. Hugs!

Rupal Tyagi November 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

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Rupal Tyagi

Vidya Sury November 12, 2012 at 3:40 am

Thanks for visiting, Rupal!

Galen Pearl November 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

No teasing from me! I consulted a psychic in my early 20s who told me things that have definitely come true over the course of my life. When I lived in Paris, I occasionally went to an astrologer who has become very famous. She always had some insight to offer that helped me tremendously. So what is true and not true? I’m not here to say.

Vidya Sury November 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I would never tease. I kept saying I was a non-believer, and yet always had someone to lean on at the right times. 🙂 Faith builds up over time. I’ve benefited from the support, a lot, Galen. Hugs! I don’t worry about what is and what isn’t anymore. I am just grateful for what I receive!

Jodi @ Heal Now November 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Really excited about this opportunity! This can be intriguing and educational!

Vidya Sury November 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Hugs Jodi. Yes, it was very revealing for me – in a wonderful way!

Kate November 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

So guess what? I know something you don’t know!

Vidya knows too. I will let her tell you.

I will just sit here and giggle knowing what I know, and how much you’re wishing you knew what I know. Which you will. Soon. 🙂

Vidya Sury November 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Kate, now I’ve let everyone know! 😀 Hugs and thanks again for this wonderful gift!

Kate November 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Congratulations to the winner — who will be receiving an email from me shortly! — and for everyone who did not win, please remember that Vidya’s readers have a 30% discount portal. Since things are so hard for so many people financially right now, and because it’s well nigh into the holiday season, I will be leaving Vidya’s discount portal up until after the first of the year so that everyone hopefully has an opportunity to take advantage of it.

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