Dial ‘F’ for future


Tabitha Dial, 36, demonstrates a tarot card reading at University of Kentucky Arboretum on Sunday, October 9, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. She has been reading tarot cards and tea leaves professionally for four years. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Kathryn Jury

Fortune-telling is more than cards and leaf shavings to Tabitha Dial, a local tarot card and tea leaf reading expert.

Tarot cards date back as far as the 14th century and are used in sessions with fortune tellers to give predictions of the future. Some people even use them for spiritual purposes such as meditation.

Dial uses the tarot cards to determine people’s patterns and tell them where they are headed. 

“I came across tarot card readings because I thought it was a beautiful art form, but also gave you a unique thing to do with your time,” Dial said.

Dial, the founder and owner of North Star Muse, began practicing reading tarot cards in 1997, and said it took a lot of practice to perfect her unusual talent. 

“It had that magical, mystical quality to it — that was almost 20 years ago. I didn’t even think that I would necessarily turn it into a business until later on,” Dial said. 

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Dial compared her tea leaf readings to those done in the Harry Potter movies, explaining that she looks for shapes, animals, numbers and patterns to determine solutions to problems and to find new approaches to the person’s life or look into almost anything that person asks to investigate. 

“Tea leaf readings are a perfect way to explore yourself and any concerns or issues you may be having in your life,” Dial said. 

According to North Star Muse’s website, Dial is not a psychic, but she explains that her work is purpose-driven.

She is able to see people’s outcomes based on current situations and past patterns. Dial believes that we have inner navigation. We are at our finest when we trust ourselves. 

Dial and North Star Muse are hosting new tea leaf reading sessions throughout November titled “Patronus Divination,” which is inspired by Lexpecto Patronum, the Lexington Harry Potter Alliance, and supported by the Woodford Humane Society

During the session, subjects will have their patronus’ summoned, teaching them how their animal companions work with you through mind, body and soul. 

Dial often holds her booked appointments at High on Art & Coffee at 523 E High St. To schedule an appointment visit www.northstarmuse.com/shop/.