Hello! I'm Natalie Labriola. I'm a visual artist who offers intuitive Tarot and Astrology readings. My artwork and mystical work inform each other, and I have been practicing both for several years.
Talis began in 2017 as a clothing line for psychic protection, which is a collection of wearable magical garments inspired by my study of occult magic and astrology. It evolved to include a Journal of Psychic Protection, and now acts as a container for all of my offerings.
I have taught two online classes through the Golden Dome School: The History of Women Mystic Artists, which I will teach again in Fall 2021, and The Art and History of Talismans, which is available for playback here.
I studied art-making, theory and history as an undergraduate at New York University and received my MFA in Sculpture from Bard College in New York. I studied Evolutionary Astrology and Astrological Counseling with Mark Jones through his Pluto School, and intuitive/occult practice with Naha Armady at 22 Teachings School in Los Angeles.
ABOUT MY APPROACH
My approach is centered on the belief that we are co-creative agents in a mysterious and intelligent universe, and that we can use the Tarot and Astrology to meet our present circumstances with empowered knowledge and understanding. Whether I am consulting the cards or your birth chart, my role is akin to a cosmic interpreter: I translate their symbolism and archetypal forms in conversation with you to understand their meaning in your lived experience, and to offer reflection, support and guidance.
A birth chart reading is an analysis and interpretation of the picture of the sky at the moment you were born. A reading can provide a deeper understanding of your life's challenges and patterns, shed light on the gifts you carry, and reveal the many ways your soul desires growth and evolution. I use a hybrid of traditional and modern techniques, and my readings take a psychological approach (excavating the layers of your personality and psyche), a spiritual approach (looking at the birth chart as a karmic map) as well as a practical approach (assessing the current and future "weather" to help you align with and prepare for the larger timing cycles of your life). I always aim to tailor my readings to your interests and concerns, and encourage a conversational dialogue.
A Tarot reading can be helpful for gaining clarity around specific questions, a set of questions, or themes in your life that you seek deeper understanding or guidance around. My reading style is fluid and conversational, and I always welcome your reflections and input as well. The Tarot is a wonderful tool for revealing past dynamics, uncovering deeper layers of the present, and illuminating future potentials and opportunities. Seeing your inner and outer life reflected back to you in the cards can be an affirming experience which brings you deeper into contact with your own inner knowing.
In addition to stand-alone Tarot readings, I offer the option to combine your reading with a custom sculpture, which also acts as a spell, and which draws on my knowledge of herbalism and plant magic. Here are some examples of wax pieces made in tandem with Tarot readings.
SLIDING SCALE PAYMENTS AND GIVING BACK
In addition to participating in specific fundraisers, I donate at least 10% of my profits to organizations which support BIPOC communities. Past fundraisers and donations have gone to The Black Herbal Mutual Aid Network, The Black Artist Fund, National Bail Out, Navajo and Hopi Covid Relief Fund, and others.
Sliding scale: I reserve one day a month for sliding scale sessions which start at $35. Please find more information on these in the "Book A Reading" tab.
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