Tarot reading called one KU grad away from a steady job as a corporate lawyer.
Faree Sa, 25, who graduated from KU with a law degree, believes the new-age tarot reading was her calling and that it is more than just fortune telling.
“I am not here to change your future. I give you the path and tell you about your closest destination,” Faree said.
“I will also warn you about the obstacles you are going to face and weaknesses you have to work on.”
Majority of clients are worried teens
Tarot is a way of reading cards to find someone’s spiritual and mental path either in present or future life.
The former corporate lawyer, born in Hyderabad in Southern India, has already held 1000 tarot sessions, 60 per cent of them with youngsters.
Their main issues were peer pressure, relationship problems, and insecurities, but teens are also seeking advice for career decisions or how to deal with too-high expectations from family.
“Always had the choice”
Faree’s own parents – her father an officer on Special Duty, her mother a High Court registrar – showed her potential ways into the future, but the final decision was always with their daughter.
“My parents have never forced me or my sister to take up a particular profession. We have always had the choice to make decisions and do what we were really passionate about,” she emphasised.
Tarot session up to six hours
Passion is particularly needed to hold tarot sessions, which can last from 30 minutes to six hours. The work as a corporate lawyer improved her ability to capture her imagination.
“I usually predict stuff that will happen over the next eight months to one year,” the tarot reader said. “So, I keep in touch with them all the while and make sure I monitor what’s going through them.
Would you pursue your passion?
The River asked current university students if they would quit a well-paid job in case they got such a calling or talent. The opinions tended to go for keeping the day job and doing the other activities in their free time.
Kirstie Wheeler, a 20-year-old history fresher, is one of the students who have appreciation for Faree’s decision.
“You only have one life to live. Not everything is about money,” Kirstie said.
“So what’s the point in staying in a career when you feel you should be doing something you enjoy more?”