Hello, I'm Sharon Pink. I am a Portuguese and Polish, queer, femme, dog-Momma, Priestess and claircognizant witch & Tarot reader.
As a non-Romani person, it is pertinent for me to acknowledge Tarot as a practice and tool connected to Romani culture used by many Romani folks to make income in societies that enact(ed) genocide and wrongly discriminated them, and continue to do so.
I am privileged to live on the unceded, traditional homelands of the Coast Salish people, specifically the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) , xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) nations (aka Vancouver, Canada). Currently, my offerings are all via the magic of techonolgy (Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Messenger) worldwide.
As a child, discovering magic was a gift that allowed space for safety and connection. I spent hours on end talking to the Ocean, seeing spirits and sensing energy no one else seemed to notice. For many years, these treasured moments ceased, and traded place with practical survival, and disassociation, but perhaps there is magic in that too.
My relationship with the Tarot began when I got my first deck after many curious years. I used the cards daily and was amazed how the same cards followed me around for months, while other cards never surfaced. As I began pulling cards for others, I quickly saw similar patterns emerge. Alongside the cards themselves, something else – much deeper and beyond words - opened in me and I’ve been working from that place ever since.
I have been reading tarot for others since about 2013.
My Gemini Moon has me to be endlessly curious, and I'm committed to forever learning and expanding.
I've been fortunate to hone my psychic skills and confidence from and with my friend, teacher, co-conspirator and mentor Linda Beet on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples.
I trained in the somatic modality Rubenfeld Synergy Method. I first came to Rubenfeld as a part of healing my own pain that I was certain I would carry forever. Through working with Gilly Thomas of Working With Wellness, Rubenfeld allowed me space to gently undo the pain, while also expanding joy, love and excitement. Combining my personal experience with my training in Rubenfeld, somatic awareness is always preset in all my offerings.
I regularly learn from other witches, astrologers, magic beings and brilliant folks often as I can. I have a deep love for collaborative and community magic and am honoured to be a part of Reclaiming Witchcraft community. We have a lot of work to do around white supremacy, cultural appropriation and spiritual bypassing, and we are doing it.
I also continually engage in training in connection to in community work, counselling, mental health support, harm reduction, and much more. Furthermore, my education is constantly expanded by art, trainings, workshop and performances by sex workers, Leather folk and sexuality centered magical beings and collectives.
I am a witch of many tools and ways. To work from a holistic and anti-oppressive place, it's important for me to ensure my offerings allow space for folks to have varied relationships with spirituality, magic, their bodies, identities and the world.
Tarot is one of the tools I use to engage to spirit and my guides to connect to the messages that are needed to be heard. These days, I tend to allow more space for the claircognizant magic to happen, while having the cards in teh space for grounding. I aim to have readings to be as deep and expansive as needed, magical, capacity to hold whatever emotions arise and most importantly, useful.
I strive to ground my practice in the values of anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-white supremacy and liberation.
I believe in Indigenous sovereignty, safety and the call for Land Back by Indigenous folks.
I believe that Black lives matter (and more than just that).
I support sex workers autonomy, safety and self-determination.
I believe gender can be fluid and that folks have a right to safely and confidently live their truthful identity.
I am committed life long to unsettling myself, and strive to treat the land, all beings and people with dignity and respect. Part of putting these beliefs into action is reparations with at minimum 15% of my income.