Metro Detroit’s Best Tarot Readers and Magick Shops
Story by Biba Adams
Tarot cards we created in the 15th century, but it wasn’t until the 18th century that they began being used for divination.
The 72-card deck features images that are based on “The Fool’s Journey,” a metaphor for the journey through life. Each major arcana card stands for a stage on that journey – an experience that a person must incorporate to realize his or her wholeness.
Tarot cards took off in the 1970s and, for some, became dark arts relegating them to underground practice. But, cult classic films like Hocus Pocus and The Craft and even the Harry Potter series influenced entire generations to embrace and explore the occult--including tarot.
For nearly three decades and especially with the rise of social media--tarot has exploded in popularity. Detroit has several celebrated readers who bring their gifts to the masses both in-person and online.
Michigan's oldest and most respected psychic venue, Boston Tea Room has everything for psychic practice for the experiencing practitioner to the curious newbie--in fact, maybe, especially for the newbie. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable in helping customers find items they want from crystals to posters to tarot cards--the store also has a ton of readers who can read in person or on the phone. Couples readings, chakra readings, and even mediumship which focuses on messages from ancestral loved ones are available. Beginners can start with a short 15-minute reading and can choose from several readers--contact the store for a recommendation.
This Black-owned magick shop is owned by High Priestess Yvette-Louise Wyatt, AKA The Motown Witch. The store features amazing products like incense, Florida Water, and customers can even get a candle customized and "dressed" for the type of magick they need. The store is a hub for Black practitioners of "hoodoo" and Yvette regularly hosts magick workers from across the nation at The Detroit Hoodoo Festival. This store is a must-see in the city.
Zoe Villegas and her twin sister, Alejandra have been practicing brujería, tarot and other rituals rooted in mysticism since they were 12, but their family has a much longer history of spiritualism. Gemineye Tarot book appointments ranging from $30 for a 15-minute palm reading to $90 for an hourlong tarot reading, and up to $150 for a pyromancy session, which involves forecasting the future using fire. Tarot, crystal ball, palm reading, pyromancy and guidance on building a practice of ceremonial ritual and devotion are available through GemInEye Tarot.
The astrologist, psychic, tarot reader, herbalist, and artist has a new shop at 3650 Michigan Ave with hours from Tuesday-Sunday 12-5. Google reviewers note they have an amazing selection of incense, candles, tarot, and so much more. They also have been called a nice, cozy, great place to get a tarot reading or buy spiritual supplies. The store also has lots of work by local artists.
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This empowering and enlightening reader says that her service focuses solely on assisting women of color. On her website, she notes, "I choose to work with you on our deeply rooted similar issues. After years of recognizing patterns regardless of socioeconomic status, this is the path of my soul. We, Black women, are more alike than different." Readings are $80/40 minutes in person and all clients receive Intuitive Counsel and Angel Readings.
Detroit Tarot Company was founded by Alexandria D’Ascenzo and her husband, Andrew, in 2017. Alexandria got her start as the Detroit Tarot reader back in 1999, performing readings at events in and around Detroit. They opened their metaphysical shop in June 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and business quickly grew. They have since moved into a new space and opened a wholesale warehouse and began developing a new line of metaphysical products.
Shiva specializes in Tarot, ritual, and candle making. On her website, she writes that she spent years studying mysticism and ritual traditions and has traveled the world learning about different practices. Over the years, she created my own candles, tools, and rituals to aid herself and loved ones in healing, transformation, and manifestation. Shiva writes that she created The Pentacle Path so she could share her creations with the public and help people realize the magic within.
Illuminate Your Spirit has a large retail space, onsite parking, and private reading rooms. The shop has a rich inventory and an absolutely amazing group of psychic readers and reiki practitioners. They specialize in psychic readings, reiki, classes, tarot readings, mediumship readings, and psychic parties.
Gianna has over 5+ years of experience as a certified psychic. She specializes in removing and cleansing any negative energies that are weighing heavy on the client that might be making them feel stuck. She notes that she is a love specialist in reuniting, bringing that special someone back into your life, or bringing someone forward into your life. Lovers are given clarity & confirmation of certain things that other people will not tell them.
Oakland County Psychics is a very voguish Metro Detroit psychic entertainment company that provides the best psychics in the Southeast and Southwest regions of Michigan, psychic mediums, clairvoyant, tarot card readers, past life regression hypnotists for events. The group is led by Sherrie Ellen an 8th-generation, genuine, real psychic medium, empath & intuitive. I can tap into people's emotions. I am also a numerologist and spiritual counselor. In addition to giving readings, she can also train you to tap into your own gifts.