The TGA Committee

The Tarot Guild of Australia’s committee includes a wide variety of Tarot readers, authors, teachers and professionals from all over the Australian Tarot community. The committee all generously donate their time and energy towards building the Tarot Guild of Australia, and into helping to grow interest in the Tarot within Australia and around the world.

Our Committee:

President & Technology Director: Cheryl Ford
Vice President & Treasurer: Naomi Towers
Secretary: Doreen Van Boxtel
Membership Secretary: Libby Parker
Social Media Director: Karen Seinor
Webmistress: Liz Davies
Committee Member: Molly Talbot
Committee Member: Denia Ferraro
Committee Member: Renee Gee

Ex Officio
NSW Group Co-ordinator: Molly Talbot
Q’LD Group Co-ordinator: Delma Brunello
WA Group Co-ordinator: Jo Watkins

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President and Technology Director: Cheryl Ford

I have 3 wonderful adult children and 4 gorgeous grandchildren: Monica, Leonardo, Murray and Nathaniel.

I fell in love with the Dandenong Ranges where we built our first home in Tecoma. We lived in “The Hills” for over 20 years where we were unfortunately exposed to the harsh tragedies of the Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday fires.

Living with the constant fear of bushfires during our hot and windy Summers, we reluctantly decided to move to the quaint and leafy suburb Berwick. I now live in Pakenham opposite a lovely park with my dog Jasper for company.

I love music from all genres. If it’s good then I love listening to it and depending on my mood, anything from heavy rock to opera and everything in between. I saw Deep Purple live in concert at the age of 13 followed by Led Zepplin, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and lots more. Later on I was privileged to enjoy Aida and then Carmen in the round.

I love playing the piano after having lessons later in life, and I regret never pursuing singing lessons as I was too self-conscious and shy. I’m also an avid stamp collector, since my teens.

My main passions are in the esoteric realms such as: Tarot, Astrology, Mythology, Crystals, Numerology and many others modalities.

I am passionate about helping people on their life’s journey through the Tarot and consulting their Astrological charts. I also love teaching the Tarot and many other esoteric modalities.

Interesting little unknown facts about me
I am a Life Long member of Nursing Mothers’ Association (now Australian Breastfeeding Association). I played high level netball, I’m a Badged Umpire, and Coached at Club and Representative Levels. I was Managing Director/Co-Owner of a database management company – Response Computing Pty Ltd.

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Vice President & Treasurer: Naomi Towers

I have been a widow since 2000 when my husband of 20 years died. I am the loving mother of one son who lives in Queensland with his wife and my 3 wonderful granddaughters.

Originally my career was in IT (computers). I had 36 years in that industry before I was retired (made redundant). Most of that time I was in management so while I know a lot about people and what makes them tick, do NOT expect me to know much about computers and anything technology focused. (My knowledge in that area is out of the dinosaur era).

When I left that industry, I needed to do something else, so I intensified my studies into Tarot and Astrology (and other esoteric areas); and (because it was an obvious fit) became a Property Developer. Now I read and teach Tarot (combined with other esoteric modalities) and as a Life Counsellor, travel to my clients for individual readings, parties, functions or corporate events.

I attempt to keep reasonably fit, so I walk my two dogs every day; I play golf (badly) every week and I attend Yoga and Zumba classes weekly. As I love dancing (any style… including Ballroom, Latin, Rock & Roll, Swing, Line Dancing, etc.), I dance whenever I get the opportunity.

I have become a very active member of the Nunawading branch of U3A (University of the 3rd Age) where I teach all levels of Tarot as well as attend other classes and demonstrations.

Apart from U3A, I run Tarot courses for all levels, (both group classes and individual private training). Contact me for dates, times and prices.

Interesting little unknown facts about me
I first learned to dance at the age of 4 and danced professionally onstage (in a pantomime at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne) at the age of 6. In 2009, as part of a two-week retreat in Sedona USA, I had the incredible opportunity to attend a World Wide Native Peoples Gathering.

Doreen Van Boxtel

Secretary

I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Psychic, Healer and Teacher.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland I lived in Australia since I was 12 years old.

Since a young age, I have always known that there was more to life that what I could see with my physical eyes. I always sensed that I was never alone and that someone was watching over me.

My belief in Angels as a child was very strong and I always said a prayer of protection for some unknown reason before falling asleep. I guess I was a very insecure child.

I used to play a game in my early 20s. A piece of string and the person inquiring ring to ask how many children and the sex of their children in the future. I didn’t know at the time that I was developing a skill in using a pendulum.

I was always interested in what made people tick, so I learned Numerology and Astrology. These subject also helped me understand myself as well as others.

I learned Usui Reiki in 1992 and since then have become a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher in 2001 and learned other systems of energy healing.

I have been studying the mystery of the Tarot, Numerology and the Mystical Qabala for over 30 years.

A passionate Teacher of Reiki, Seichim, Tarot, Numerology, Crystal Healing, Angels, Psychic Development, Wicca.

I attend Psychic Expos in Melbourne and have written articles for the Herald Sun and the Psychic Directory magazine.

My aim is to help others navigate why they are here and where they are going and to identify the obstacles and blockages in their lives and to help them reach their full potential.

I love helping people through my spiritual abilities

I joined the TGA after I attended one of their workshops 2019 and was very impressed how professionally the members conducted themselves and the work and dedication to the Tarot. I decided to become a professional member of TGA.

I was very happy to join the committee and offer my support and help to a great tarot association.

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Sydney Group Coordinator and Committee Member: Molly Talbot

Do you believe in fate? I do.

In 1966 I was invited to a party in London which changed my life. There I met an Australian guy with whom I had a relationship for three years, prior to immigrating to Melbourne as a ten pound POME. After a rocky period, we broke up and I went to live in Perth for eight months. I subsequently took the Indian Pacific to Sydney for sightseeing and intending to go on to Melbourne, but never got there! I had an instant love affair with Sydney and stayed.

It was meant to be as fate intervened again. In 1983 I went to a meeting to support my astrology teacher Chris Turner who was speaking. There I met an American, Ted, who invited me out. Subsequently, we became a couple and spent four months cruising the Whitsundays on his yacht. We married in 1986 and live in the beachside suburb of Freshwater.

Who would have thought as a young English girl, I would move to Australia where I would marry an American?! As you can imagine, we’ve had some wonderful holidays visiting family and friends in our two countries of birth.

So next time the Wheel of Fortune comes up, be prepared to grab the opportunities that come your way.

Molly is an insightful reader and teacher who has been offering understanding and practical guidance to clients and students for over 25 years. Her extensive experience enhances the depth and quality of her work. She integrates her knowledge of Tarot, Astrology and Numerology to provide a fresh view into what is happening in your life and empower you to move forward.

Molly is a regular speaker at both Tarot and Astrology conferences and meetings. Molly is a Professional member of both the Tarot Guild of Australia and the Association of Professional Astrologers.