Jadzia and Jay DeForest, a husband/wife team of Tarot readers, started Portlandia Fortune Tellers in 2012, offering their services for private birthdays, anniversaries and other types of parties. They were soon discovered by corporate event planners and began getting several bookings each month as word spread about how much guests were enjoying their visit with the “fortune tellers”. Since then, the DeForests have reached out to other highly experienced readers to form a team of professional, fun-loving people who enjoy helping to make parties and events interesting and memorable for our clients.
For public or private events such as birthdays, holiday or corporate parties, we can work with whatever theme you have in mind such as Classic Fortune Teller, Pirate, Steampunk, Professional, Holiday, Era Specific (1920s, 1930s, 1940s), or Carnival motifs. Having years of experience offering professional readings in our own metaphysical shop, as well as at various sorts of fairs & festivals in our booth “The Guiding Tree”, we can provide costumes and decor to make the “Fortune Teller’s” corner a beautiful and mood enhancing addition to your affair. Some of the settings where you may have encountered us include: Shrewsbury Renaissance Fair, Vampire’s Masquerade Ball, Sherwood Fantasy Fair, McMenamin’s Fair in the Grove, Brew and BBQ Festivals, Portland Women’s Expo, and OryCon.
Jadzia DeForest ~ Tarot Reading and Palmistry
Jadzia DeForest has been reading tarot professionally for over twelve years in the Portland area. She’s the producer and editor of The Cartomancer: A Tarot, Lenormand, and Oracle Journal, co-director of the Northwest Tarot Symposium, co-owner at Portlandia Fortune Tellers, and co-author of the Living Magick Learning Cards Series. In addition to reading tarot, Jadzia is a palmist and astrologer. She teaches classes on tarot, astrology, and palmistry. Jadzia lives in the forest just outside of Portland with her husband and six spoiled cats.
Jadzia’s approach to the tarot is positive and practical. During a reading she focuses on the opportunities and potentials that are ahead for you. She points out your strengths and advantages that will help you to overcome your fears and uncertainties. Even when you are going through a rough part of life we explore what this cycle is about, why you are experiencing it, and what this life lesson is that can be turned into a powerful tool for personal growth.
Palmistry works differently than Tarot. It shows more of your overall personality, talents, and strengths. Palm reading can also point out potential stresses, past difficult situations, and where blockages are appearing in your life. Jadzia uses palmistry as a tool for self-exploration and analysis. Our hands truly reflect who we are in the present.
Jadzia is the Co-producer of the Northwest Tarot Symposium, a yearly gathering of Tarot instructors, artists and authors from around the world. You can find more information about Jadzia or book a private reading with her through her website: Tarot By Jadzia.
Jay DeForest ~ Futhark Runes and Tarot Readings
Using the Futhark Runes and Tarot Cards, Jay offers readings to help gain information and clarity to many aspects of life including family, relationships, career and personal quests. Many people are surprised to find how much insight they can achieve with these forms of divination.
Nearly all systems of divination operate on the principle of using familiar concepts to trigger associations with information that is present, but for the moment, is unclear or hidden from us. Rune and Tarot readings draw the information out into the open by presenting us with symbols that relate to the situation at hand. Each card or rune stone has specific correspondences which helps to focus our intuition and awareness on specific aspects of the situation. Through careful consideration, and with a clear intent to arrive at the truth, we discover the answers that had previously been hidden or unclear. With over 30 years of experience, this is what Jay provides in his readings.
Jay offers private readings in SE Portland. Along with Jadzia, he is the Co-producer of the Northwest Tarot Symposium. He is also a spiritual counselor and ordained clergy member. Visit his website for more information: JayDeForest.com
Jaymi “Innowen” Elford ~ Tarot Reading
Jaymi has been playing with Tarot for 25 years. She offers creative, fun, open-minded dialogs with the cards to help clarify the chaos and confusion in your life. Readings should give reassurance and personalized maps for achieving goals, dreams and desires. Tarot is the one thing she’d carry with her to a desert island. Divination curious, she’s also exploring the Lenormand and how to integrate other systems into Tarot readings.
Living a Tarot inspired life, Jaymi can be found around Portland writing on her computer, reading Tarot for clients, and hanging with her husband and their three cats. She is ordained by the Universal Life Church and holds a Level 2 Transformative Tarot Counseling certificate from Katrina Wynne. In addition to experimenting with Tarot, Jaymi teaches classes and writes essays and books on Tarot and other metaphysical subjects. To learn more about her, and book a private reading, visit: Tarot Inspired Life.
Anna Alexander ~ Tarot Reading and Runes
Anna Alexander has been reading tarot cards and runes for over 15 years in variety of environments from small, personal readings to busy wine bars and events. As a reader, Anna provides constructive information and tools for her clients to make positive decisions and develop their own spiritual practices. Using a variety of resources including tarot, runes and drawing on her spirit guides, Anna provides information and direction to her clients on spiritual questions, love, career and more.
Anna is currently writing a book to help her clients learn how to communicate and develop positive relationships with their guides. For a private reading or for more information about Anna, visit WomenofIntuitiveWisdom.com.
Heather Harris ~ Tarot Reading
Heather picked up her first tarot deck over 30 years ago. It has been a steady partner throughout her life, revealing ever deepening levels of meaning as the years roll on. In 2013 she reinvigorated her studies, beginning a more systematic and deliberate investigation and practice. She is currently designing The Tarotnaut Deck as a way to utilize her artistic skills to further understand this unique and layered divination tool. She also teaches tarot and provides private reading sessions to individuals.
Heather’s approach to tarot is as a tool to help overcome our current perspective and provide clarity where thoughts and thinking feel muddled. Through symbolism we bypass the limitations of our rational minds. The tarot creates a new storyline. It is in the process of finding that new story that we can break from our conditioned ways of looking at our lives that have us stuck and frustrated. By shifting the looking glass this way or that, there is often an “a-ha” moment where the new perspective clicks into place opening pathways to greater freedom, choice and empowerment.
To contact Heather about a private reading, please send a message here.
Elinor Bella ~ Tarot Reading
Elinor has been working as a professional tarot reader and intuitive for the past decade in the Bay Area. She has worked for a variety of small house parties to large events and graduation nights. Over the years, she’s provided readings at tech company holiday parties for Google and Genentech employees, as well as upscale wineries, restaurants, and birthday parties.
She provides tarot readings, spiritual direction and intuitive guidance as a way to help you get in touch with your own deeper intuition. Her in depth readings are a road map to accessing the unique spiritual and emotional direction that we all hold within ourselves. Practical, useful, and insightful are common descriptions of Elinor’s readings.
She has a master’s degree in theology, and a background in social work and counseling. Her intuitive skills have been a part of her life since childhood. She believes in making the world a better place by doing the work of love and light. Her readings reflect this passion, assisting you to find the good in your challenges, and the strength in overcoming obstacles. She was certified as a professional Biddy Tarot reader in 2017.
You can schedule a reading with her by email at 4.TheQueenOfWands@gmail.com
A’yoka Vlisi ~ Card & Intuitive Reading
Having a First Nations background, A’yoka comes from a long line of intuitives and healers. Medicine, or healing abilities, are present on both sides of her family and is part of her family’s legacy. She was raised in the Iroquoian culture to embrace these precious gifts and to use them to help people in need. A’yoka describes herself as a spiritual consultant that brings forth an enhanced eclectic experience to her clients. She is a licensed psychotherapist and certified clinical hypnotherapist. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in Geriatric Neuro-psychology. Her cultural heritage and clinical expertise are intertwined to give you a more insightful intuitive reading. A private reading with A’yoka may include: mediumship, photo/personal item readings; past life regression; medical readings; touch healing; spiritual mentoring.
To learn more about A’yoka or to schedule a private session with her, you can email AyokaVlisi@aol.com
Jenna Roberts ~ Tarot Reading
Jenna’s readings offer insights into the present path and how to best navigate life from the highest self. Her style comes with warm humor, considerate sensitivity, and a direction toward positive potentials. Clients regularly share that they feel empowered and affirmed in their choices after a session.
Jenna has been reading cards since she was 15 years old, and began her professional career over a decade ago in Jackson Square, New Orleans. An educator by trade, she provides regular courses in how to read tarot with supportive lessons for beginners through intermediate readers. She also is a part of a professional costume troupe, and can fulfill requests for unique event themes. To learn more about Jenna or request an individual reading, visit: Presentpathtarot.com