There is truly an amazing community of Tarot Readers and Healers who use their unique approach to change lives daily. Ethony Dawn is one of those people, it has been a wonderful experience getting to know her and how she works!
Ethony Dawn of Ethony.com
Worthy Tarot: Tell me about yourself, where are you from & where are your currently. How have these locations influenced what you do creatively?
ED: I was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Australia. I moved back to Canada in 2013 and now live in Vancouver.
My geographical locations have given me an interesting perspective. I grew up in a land where there are no real seasons. We have a wet season and a dry season and a lot of sun. Nature can be very harsh and brutal but it is also stunning. The environment is unique and the feeling of the Earth there is unlike anything else you will experience. I worked with the Pagan Wheel of the Year, which is from Europe and it can work when you change it to be more aligned with the seasons in Australia but it will never fit completely. Australia for me is the smell of the ocean and the flat red earth.
Then moving back to Canada and seeing really clear transitions of the seasons. Having long days in summer and very long winters. Watching snow fall and craving the sun's return it really put a lot of the Wheel into perspective. I love the magic of the forests and mountains here. Being connected to the natural cycles of where I live is important to me and my practice.
WT: What drew you to Tarot, when did you start reading it? What was the deck that you learned to read with?
ED: I was drawn to the Tarot through my spiritual journey with Wicca. There is something so magical and mysterious about the Tarot and I have never looked back when it comes to it being my main spiritual tool of choice. I started to read the Tarot when I was 15 years old.
The first Tarot deck that I really connected with was The Spiral Tarot. Before that deck and I connected, I was using the Mythic Tarot and The Celtic Dragon Tarot and while they were amazing when I started working with the Spiral Tarot my intuition really took off and I connected with the Tarot in a whole new way.
WT: What are some of your favorite decks and why?
ED: This is hard with the collection that I have but I feel like I have a special connection to a couple of Tarot Decks.
The Spiral Tarot - For a lot of the reasons I mentioned above and I have shared thousands of Tarot readings with that deck. It has a very special place in my heart. It has travelled with me to many countries and I love the feel of it. It holds a lot of memories.
The Morgan Greer Tarot - It has been my go-to Tarot deck for years now and again, I have spent many hours reading with it, being in sacred space (cause I am that witch who has a Tarot deck with her all the time) with it and it has also travelled with me to many countries over the years.
WT: How do you utilize crystals with your decks and readings, what crystals are you drawn to?
ED: I have a slight obsession with Clear Quartz, especially raw points and chunks. I just want to eat them. They help elevate my readings and bring the vibration up.
Garnet always has a place in my collection. It is one of the crystals that I work with a lot, especially as an ally in readings. It is a lovely protection, grounding and energy boosting stone for me.
Labradorite has become a new favourite of mine as well. It just shows so much when it hits the light. I just visually adore it as well as energetically like working with it.
WT: We are entering an Air Age which is associated with thought. When you examine air it can blow everything around that is not tethered. People are trying to find their footing and light as they enter this age and are drawn to the magic and spirituality of the Tarot. The face of tarot readers just like our new age is changing, how do you think you are lending to this revolution?
ED: I hope that I am challenging some myths about the Tarot. That there are a number of ways to explore the Tarot and read the cards. That we can all bring something to the Tarot conversation.
I guess it is all perspective, maybe I will never know what I am lending to the progress of our profession. All I can hope is that it is something positive.
WT: What inspires you, and how is that inspiration captured in your readings?
ED: So much inspires me. My family inspires me, to stay present and enjoy the little things. Nature has always been a huge inspirations as well. There is so much power in nature and it has so much to offer anyone who is open to its magic.
Amazing women and men in the Tarot community who are bringing it every day. Who are challenging perspectives of what is means to be a modern Tarot reader and being who they are, unashamed.
WT: How have you pushed passed just being a tarot reader to make your brand convey many spiritual aspects?
ED: I feel that coming from the background that I have has really driven me. I found the Tarot through my spiritual path and I have a corporate background so those things certainly given me different perspectives.
Being a Tarot Reader is just one aspect of who I am for sure. I am a mother, a teacher, a student and a creator. Those things are all a part of who I am and they bring depth to my practice.
As with every spiritual path it has evolved through the years and will continue to do so and that is a very exciting prospect.