Kirsty Bianco, Owner of Capricorn Spiritual Wellbeing Centre is a Tarot Reader and Master Reiki Practitioner based in Gillingham, Kent. Kirsty provides personalised in-depth tarot readings, Reiki healing and tarot tuition to help you achieve the outcomes you desire. In this interview Kirsty shares her professional journey, insights into the practice of Reiki and Tarot and advice in developing a richer personal connection.
When did your passion for helping others begin and what inspired you to guide people in their personal journeys?
I’ve always been the type of person to help others, whether that’s been with advice or by physically assisting when it’s been requested. I feel that it’s important to help other people, life is tough enough without withholding skills and abilities you may have that could help other people overcome their difficulties. It could be a bit of advice, it could be a shoulder to lean on, it could just be an ear to lend, but I truly believe that if you can help, you should help.
I’ve been reading tarot for myself for a very long time, since my teens, and in 2019 I began to form the idea that I could use this skill and my natural intuitive abilities to help other people. Capricorn Tarot was formed in 2020 but became Capricorn Spiritual in 2021 when I decided that I also wanted to incorporate Reiki healing in my work with others.
The desire I have to want to help people is what drives me in my work. I want to empower people to take positive action in their lives so they can achieve the outcome they desire. Using Tarot to provide guidance, information and advice or Reiki healing to assist in physical, mental, and emotional healing is such a small thing for me to provide to someone, but it could make all the difference to the person trying to take control of their situation.
What drew you to Reiki and what benefits can it provide?
I first discovered Reiki in my mid-20’s as I sought holistic ways to assist me with my physical and emotional difficulties. I didn’t want to be on pills and potions for long periods of time and I firmly believe in the mind-body connection, which Reiki encompasses.
This initial interest grew into learning how to perform Reiki and undertaking the study and attunements required to be the conduit for Universal Life Force Energy.
To my mind energy healing makes perfect sense. Everything in the universe is comprised of energy. All energy is connected, and so by affecting one type of energy it will impact another.
Our physical energy system responds to external forces, as well as our own thoughts and emotions. This creates a physiological response, such as a release of cortisol when stressed or dopamine and serotonin when happy.
Negative emotions and thoughts can lead to an imbalance of negative energy within our own energy body. This has a detrimental effect and can lead to energy blockages over time which can manifest as physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual difficulties.
Using Reiki to channel Universal Life Force Energy to our energy centres, (chakras), we can rebalance our energy centres, allowing for the free flow of positive energy throughout the body and so assist in the healing process. We will see that there is an improvement in our physical, mental, and emotional symptoms due to the rebalancing of the energy within ourselves after a Reiki session. It is a powerful tool to be used in conjunction with treatment prescribed by medical professionals.
Reiki can also be used in other situations. You can use Reiki in your garden, on your animals, on the energy within your home. I have also seen Reiki being used in situations where someone has been experiencing negative paranormal activity. It’s a fantastic tool to incorporate in your daily life.
How do tarot cards work exactly? How do they give a person guidance and advice?
Tarot is a form of divination called Cartomancy, (that is the looking into the future to see what is coming using the cards).
In a traditional tarot deck, there are 78 cards which are split in to two categories, The Major Arcana, and the Minor Arcana.
The Major Arcana depicts major life lessons and events that we will all encounter. They are significant cards whose messages have great importance.
The Minor Arcana cards represent the everyday life lessons and events that we will experience as a matter of routine. These cards also include The Court Cards, representative of specific personalities and situations.
Tarot is inextricably linked to astrology, the elements and to numerology. These factors, along with the traditional meanings of the cards and the tarot reader’s intuitive abilities, will help the reader to fully interpret the message for the querent.
It is my personal belief that there is such a thing as an Akashic record, a place where the information of all that has been, all that is happening and all that will happen exists. We are all connected to this record. When we create a relationship with an individual during a tarot reading we create a connection between each other, meaning that we form a triad connection to the Akashic record. The information is revealed to the reader via the tarot cards, enabling us to convey the messages the person needs to hear directly to them.
What do you find are the more popular aspects that people seek guidance with?
The most popular type of tarot reading amongst my clients are relationship readings. This could be for romantic purposes, to understand issues within a friendship or even to understand and overcome issues within the family unit. The driver for this is almost always to end conflict and achieve some sort of reconciliation.
Do you have any personal routines for self-care to conserve and protect your own energy?
Selfcare and wellbeing is very important to me, especially given this type of work. There is a need to protect myself from taking on any negative energy accidentally from clients, as well as balancing myself from my own life.
I like to try and get at least 30 minutes a day of quiet time where I have all technology switched off and I am just able to be at ease with my thoughts. Sometimes during this time, I will meditate or practice mindfulness. I may read tarot for myself or perform a self-Reiki treatment. Sometimes I just sit or lay there and rest.
I also have routines around the cycles of the moon. This is because the energy of the moon is something I view as very important; the different parts of the cycle embody and produce different types of energy with which we can work with. I may do some shadow work with myself during certain points, which is where we look into ourselves at the darker aspects of our personal nature, exploring what makes these parts of us tick and how we can work with these parts to achieve positive outcomes rather than allowing it to continue to affect us negatively. I will also read tarot for myself at key points of the cycle to explore things I need to nurture or release to achieve my goals.
In addition, I incorporate crystals into my life, not just my practice. Different crystals resonate with certain frequencies, emotions, chakras, and intentions. I have found using crystals in my life to be very beneficial, especially where it comes to protecting myself from negative energy.
Lastly, what piece of advice would you give someone trying to develop a richer connection with themselves?
The biggest piece of advice I could give someone who wants to develop a richer connection with themselves is that they must be completely honest. It’s natural to shy away from the negative aspects of ourselves. We don’t want to have these negative things pointed out to us and we inherently only want to see and work with the “good” in ourselves. This means we may look at the facts but then deliberately interpret them with a positive spin, or me may try to create excuses to justify why we have behaved in that manner.
You must remember that there is no light without dark, no dark without light, both aspects create the whole. This means that to really connect with ourselves we need to be open to sitting, acknowledging, and working with those parts of us we view as being “negative”. One way to do this is with shadow work as I previously mentioned. Explore this aspect of yourself to fully understand why you think and behave in those ways. This will expand your knowledge of yourself exponentially, and once you start to do this, you will find yourself becoming less and less critical and more accepting of yourself and others.