Hello, my name is Kristen!
Pretty Zesty Magic is the infusion of tarot, astrology, food, art, and REAL TALK – Some of the best ingredients for living a beautiful and conscious life!
On this site, I post articles and informational blog posts on astrology, tarot cards, Pagan holidays and ritual ideas, spells for inspiration, recipes, info-graphics, and more.
In addition to my posts, I also offer a number of services where we can work together. Whether it be intuitive tarot card readings, or astrology foundation charts, I am here to offer you some *inspiration, support, and guidance. Click here for more info.
What makes me qualified? While I’ve studied/practiced/and read cards on my own for many years, I am also a Biddy Tarot Certified Reader (Biddy Tarot is an Approved Training Provider with the International Institute of Complementary Therapies). I personally do not believe that one needs a certification in Tarot Card Reading in order to be “qualified”. It is most likely that a certification program did not exist in Italy in the 1400’s!! It’s all about practice, routine, learning, and one’s code of ethics. However, I, unfortunately, do not have any live ancestors in my area to learn from. So I learned on my own, and through this program to fine tune my skills. Which was a privilege!
In terms of my spiritual work, I have been a practicing Pagan for over 15 years (as a child, I was raised Lutheran). In following my ancestral background that I am culturally closest to (I am American with Italian/English/German/Jewish ancestry), my Pagan faith stems from Roman/Etruscan Stregheria and Saxon/Celtic beliefs and texts. That all being said, I feel even closer to my Italian roots and Stregheria (Strega, Italian Witch for short) so I have more of a focus here. My mother was adopted, so while the English side is strong DNA wise, I wasn’t brought up in it.
We DO NOT need to be the same faith to work together. My readings are more in the personal development space.
The work that I do is a part of my daily life, and it is a privilege to offer my services to anyone that is interested. If you see a reading you’d like, but it’s not in your budget. I am here for you. We can work it out!
I also just opened a SHOP with Society 6 for my design work and will work on commissioned pieces.
Here I am!
*I do not think tarot cards/astrology/etc are a replacement for clinical help from licensed professionals when it comes to serious mental illness, or any other diseases. They can help a person when they are on the mend and in therapy to further their healing, explore a new topic, achieve clarity, and/or add zest to their life.