When the universe conspires to co-create with us, we can’t miss its magic! All is lined up, and just like a domino effect, all flows like a beautiful piece of music!
This is how it felt from start to finish in creating my beautiful tarot deck, ‘The Magician’.
My name is Rose Monaco, I am a new Professional Member of the Tarot Guild of Australia, and I’m from Perth, Western Australia.
I have been intrigued and fascinated by the tarot since my teens. Always sneaking in the library occult section, hiding my curiosity from those around me, as tarot was always seen as mysterious and scary. Growing up Italian and Catholic, it was said that it was connected to the devil. Even though I was a little scared, it didn’t stop me! When I would get home from the library, I would hide the books at the bottom of my wardrobe in my room, and I would look for excuses for an early night so I could sit with a torch on under my blanket reading about the tarot.
I bought my first tarot deck when I was 18, and used them my own way, until I was properly trained with a teacher over 20 years ago.
I originally began as a tarot reader and then over time, I was guided to teach. I taught tarot over many years. The more I taught the tarot, the more I learned. It’s as though the tarot shed layers and let me in deeper. My classes evolved over time, and every class deepened the learning of the previous one. My notes continued to change over the 20 years.
I work closely with the Angelic Realm and my angels were telling me to remove the stigma and fear in the tarot, and let it be seen as a tool to be used to navigate through life. Most people that crossed my path were intrigued yet afraid of the tarot. So, over time I shared how the tarot has helped me navigate through my own life, identifying myself with “The Fool” who found their way in the world.
In March 2019, I went to Bali for the very first time. I was there to arrange an October retreat in Ubud for the release of my first book, ‘An Inside Job – A practical guide to finding your true self’. My friends in Bali own the ‘Pyramids of Chi’ and they said, “Rose, what we need is a tarot deck here. One like you explain them. If you create a deck, we will sell them here.” I’d never thought of creating my own tarot deck, but the universe had its own plan.