We're Jen Cownie and Fiona Lensvelt: friends and tarot readers. We've been running Litwitchure together since 2018, and co-wrote Wild Card, a new guide to the tarot, published in 2022.
We believe that tarot readings should be empowering and enjoyable. Our performances and our book are designed to help everyone and anyone experience a little bit of the magic of the cards.
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Like a lot of people, we first encountered tarot in our teens (and had no idea what we were doing). Many years later, we decided to revisit it and learn more about the practice of tarot reading. We trained at Treadwell's in London, one of the UK's oldest and most respected occult establishments, before setting up Litwitchure in 2018.
Since then, we've toured the UK with our literature-inspired method of tarot reading, providing interviews, performances, workshops, and private readings for creative individuals at all sorts of different venues and events - as well as writing a guide to the tarot.
To find out more about the types of performance that we offer, click below.
LITWITCHURE'S APPROACH TO TAROT
After almost 600 years, the tarot has gained a reputation for being dark, unfathomable, and little sinister. We think that’s a shame. Tarot is certainly mysterious but, at its heart, it’s an empowering practice. It should be illuminating, not frightening.
That’s why we decided to do things differently, with less fortune-telling and more story-telling. The cards of the Major and Minor Arcana are archetypes, a distillation of human experience into moments, figures, and events that are recognisable to everyone, capturing everything from the most serious and profound aspects of life... to the very silliest. The role of the tarot reader is to trace the patterns in the cards, transforming a set of symbols into a meaningful narrative. And a great tarot reading should be a great story: one that helps you discover more about yourself.
That's why we practice a modern, secular tarot. We aim to help people make sense of their present rather than see into the future: whether that’s by finding a new perspective on a situation or problem, prompting a moment of clarity about themselves and their needs, or even giving them a flash of creative inspiration. More than anything, we want everyone to leave their reading with us feeling enlightened - or, at the very least, entertained.