Leslieville psychic Tara Greene has met over thirty thousand people in her decades-long career as an astrologer and tarot-card reader, some of whom have been clients for over 10 years.
Greene claims that meeting people is the best thing about what she does. And the worst thing? “The real business part; paperwork, taxes, boring stuff.”
As for how she advertises her one-woman business, Greene has kept up with ever-changing technology and trends with the help of her daughter and husband. She has a website, a blog, and is even on X, “Which I know some people don’t like right now,” she laughs.
Though she’s always known about her abilities, Greene’s first career was as an artist. She says there are a lot of similarities between the two fields. “I was always very creative,” Greene explains. “My first job [as a psychic] was actually for a George Brown College student event.”
Now having been in the business for over 25 years, Greene likens what she does to being a modern priest; “Everyone confesses to you.”
When one first thinks of the term psychic, many of the flashier, cliché aspects come to mind (crystal balls, shawls and scarves, etc). However, those who are more familiar with the metaphysical see their psychic as a therapist figure; someone to help untangle and interpret what already exists.
One such person is Talia Gozutok, who has been seeing her psychic on and off since she was 16. Gozutok initially started visiting a psychic because she was feeling lost, and her mother had recommended the service. Now 23, Gozutok attends every few months as needed. She says, “It’s like something in you is speaking to you through her. She just guides it out.”
When it comes to describing in detail what a true psychic does, Greene asserts that it’s more about allowing the client to realize what was already inside them. “Everyone is naturally intuitive; you have to learn to trust your intuition.”