NEW Tarot for Personal Growth at Metta: 
Introducing Readings by Mary Shock

Dear Metta Family,

As a holistic wellness center, it is our philosophy that developing relationship with Spirit (also referred to as the Higher Self, Shen, I AM Presence, Higher Power, Creative Force, God/dess, and Love) is an integral component of whole healing. 

In my experience, working with wise and skilled practitioners of the intuitive arts has been an invaluable way  to fortify my relationship with Spirit. This is why I am overjoyed to welcome Mary Shock and her AMAZING tarot readings to Metta!

I have personally been receiving regular readings from Mary since we first met this spring, and I have been continually inspired and impressed by her deeply intuitive, compassionate, and ethical approach.

Welcome Mary! We are so happy to have you at Metta!

~Laura Kalman, LMT

Symbols as Medicine by Mary Shock


To experience a Tarot reading is to call upon the wisdom of symbols. Tarot is a language of images that has amassed energy from hundreds of years of meditation, study, and interpretation. We draw from this deep well each time we lay the cards.


The Art of Tarot Reading is attached to a long history and is often historically demonized. This practice is associated with 'divination' aka predicting the future. This simplification of what it is to divine only uncovers the surface of all of the complexity that Tarot has to offer. Tarot, as a tool, is utilized to speak and listen directly to the universe within our soul.


Holistic healing works to treat the whole person not just the illness. Tarot and other divination practices can be used to heal. The star piece inside each human resonates with the vibrations of the cosmos. Our spiritual well being is intrinsically connected to our physical and mental health. We see it in our lives when we are feeling a lot of stress and then develop a sinus headache. We are literally feeling the emotional pressure in our physical bodies.


What could relieve us from emotional pain? What could heal us from our trauma and internal suffering?


I believe the answer is to seek guidance from above, from the celestial unknown. In turning to a higher power, we can find direction in healing our souls. Tarot lifts the veil that covers the wisdom of the universe. Tarot can tune us in to a higher vibration which will emanate in every ascent of our realities, from our soul-path to our health, relationships and passions. 

Mary Shock is a tarot reader and collage artist who uses her original creation, The Summer Tarot Deck, to illuminate a journey into healing and unity. As a self-taught visual artist, she manifests messages from the universe. Mary channels intuitive insights to provide her clients guidance in understanding the past, living fully in the present and navigating each soul's celestial path into the future. Her artwork and Tarot readings have been featured in galleries in New York City and Baltimore.