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Keep on Trucking with Vardo Tarot Card Readings

Erin K. Smith makes a believer out of our L.A. editor

Up until a few weeks ago, my experience with mysticism was limited to cootie catchers, failed attempts at Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, and late-night viewings of The Craft.

Thanks to divine intervention in the form of groovy stained-glass windows and wafts of sage, I was led to Vardo Tarot, L.A.’s one and only tarot truck.

Sensing newbie apprehension, soft-spoken guide Erin K. Smith suggested the three-card reading (five-card spreads, in-depth Celtic Cross readings, and private tarot parties are also available). After a quick review of my intentions (no interest in knowing the future or delving into past lives), I opted for general life insight. One quick shuffle and a pre-reading silent prayer later, I drew my cards: Three of Swords, Three of Pentacles, and Temperance.

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According to Smith’s interpretation, I was being asked to acknowledge past setbacks without letting them consume me and appreciate that my experiences have deepened my compassion for others and allowed me to welcome healthy relationships.

I left feeling enlightened, hopeful, and at peace — and happy to have jumped on the bandwagon.

Follow Vardo Tarot on Facebook and @vardotarot on Twitter for daily truck locations. To schedule an appointment, call 323-683-0516. For more information, go to vardotarot.com. Readings start at $25.

Photos: Kristen Lee Maple; Alison Dyer / Courtesy of Vardo Tarot