This interview is for the readers to meet a sweet young lady, who had a unique idea for creating a fresh new Tarot Deck that will change the way it is read and also the faces and colors are an eye opener, especially during 2020. I will say that Emilie and myself, we both belong to a new Tarot Era that is born during Pandemia times (regardless on the starting of our projects), and that creates a new vision in many ways. I invite you to read what Emilie told us, I am sure you will love knowing about her and her Tarot Decks!
**Emilie, first thank you for accepting to interview for ROC Metaphysical! Can you tell us a bit about who Emilie Muñíz is?
Hola, Hi! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be interviewed. What an honor. A bit about me, I am a New York City native Latina who fell in-love with tarot over 25 year ago. I started diving at the age of 11. My mother would have “Espiritistas” over frequently and I was introduced to divination through that channel. I finished my B.A in business in 2009 and decided to take my passion for divination as a full-time career.
11 years later here I am following my tarot passion still for a living full-time. I am a professional reader, tarot instructor and published my own tarot deck.
**What took you to be a Tarot Reader? Do you also consider yourself to be a Psychic?
It was something that I’ve always loved, and I followed my passion for it. I think it took courage to fully embrace my dream though in order to make it my profession.
Of course, I am a psychic. I think every person is psychic though. The gift called our 6th sense everyone has. It’s just how frequently one works it like a muscle that it differs though in each of us.
**Would you like to share which Spiritual Path you follow if any specific or a mix of different ones?
I am initiated into several different African Tradition Religions also known as Neo African Religions, but I like to be referred to as a Spiritualist because I really embrace many different beliefs and Spiritual practices. I love it all. God has no specific face for me.
**Alright! Let’s talk about that fabulous Tarot Deck I bought from you and you created… Simplicity Tarot! Let us start with, what took you to create a Tarot Deck?
Consistency and patience! Oh, my goodness what a long project. 2+ years start to finish but I did it. 78+ 2 cards is a big project.
**I love the different unexpected faces and skin tones from the special edition of Simplicity Tarot. Talk to us about it and the difference between the two editions.
Simplicity Tarot Minimalism Art 1st Edition was created to help anyone read tarot with ease.
Some color was purposely left out in different areas of each card to create a canvas simplistic coloring book feeling. (Minimalism Art) We also kept the main important key tarot elements and removed some of then more complicated symbology. Keywords were added at the bottom of each tarot card for easy interpretation.
Diverse Edition of Simplicity Tarot – was created with more vibrant colors depicting different nationalities and cultures. Still making it easy for anyone to understand the tarot cards meanings because of its simple drawings and its keywords at the bottom of each card.
**Something that surprised me were the two extra cards: Cleansing and Spiritual Guide. To me, this is so Hispanic, so diverse and so unique! However, I wanted to ask why not adding numbers to those two cards?
I love those cards; they really add extra flavor to the entire deck. I did not add numbers to the cards because they are not tarot cards they are Oracle cards. Adding numbers to them will not fit into the tarot system.
**I have seen a trend on Tarot Decks lately where the creators are adding some type of information about each of the cards at the bottom. It can be from a long sentence to just couple of words like in your deck. Do you feel this helps the Tarot Reader? How do you think it can impact (or not) the natural intuition of the ones who do Psychic work by having the words at the bottom of the cards?
Many Oracle Cards have sentences or phrases to them. I have not seen many Tarot Decks with that. But in general, I do feel that it helps newbies connect better with the cards.
Having words in the bottom gives them guidance and allows the reading to easier flow.
Advance readers may not like this as much since they have already developed their own meanings for the cards.
In my deck having keywords was important but also making it non distractive while reading was important too.
**Emilie, tell our readers which are you favorite Major, Minor and Court Cards. Tell us which is your Top #1 Favorite Card from the entire deck?
My favorite major is ‘The High Priestess’. I think she represents me in every way since I am a Cancerian and a seer. I love the moon and I love the divination which are also some of the main attributes of ‘The High Priestess’ in the Tarot.
For the court I love the night of wants because it represents motivation and drive in the human being. I also love that he’s spontaneous , outgoing and chases his passions what a sexy quality.
My favorite minor in the tarot is the seven of wands. He reminds me too keep your footing, I
stand up for what you believe in and that sometimes getting at the top we have to do whatever we can to maintain our position. It is an empowering card I love this card.
**Talk to us about your deck now being part of US Games Systems.
I love US Games Systems; they are such a great company to work for. I am their tarot reader for their NYC trade show. They are the ones who really encouraged me and guided me in doing this tarot deck. It’s such an honor to have a tarot deck apart of their line. My first deck that I’ve ever worked with was published by them too. This really is a dream come true for me.
**Is there anything you would change from the decks or the process creating these awesome decks? Why yes or no?
No. The reason why is that every hardship and bump that I went through in creating this tarot deck I need to learn. It is a learning process. My next deck though I think I will be a bit more organized from the start.
**What is coming next for Emilie Muñíz?
I have two new divination decks on the rise. One Lenormand, Simplicity Lenormand and the other is Tarot. I'm also creating tarot learning courses. This will be part of my simplicity tarot ongoing projects.
Thank you Emily Muñíz for the fabulous decks you have created, that in my opinion were much needed out there. I also want to mention, especially after getting to know you, thank you for being one of the few who belong to a group of women who support others no matter if they can be a bit of “competition” from the same field if we can call it like that. I wish you lots of success in any new venture coming! Below some contact information from Emilie.
About Leticia: Leticia is Certified Master Tarot and Crystal Healer. She has a very unique Crystals Tarot that she casts which include stones, crystals and fossils and holds a certificate as Crystal Caster Practitioner. She has been doing Dreams Interpretation since she was seven. Leticia is also a Wicca Priestess from the Solitaire Tradition and comes from a long generation of Witchcraft and Mediums on both sides of her family, especially from the Ferrer side from Barcelona, Spain. She has studied at Magicka School from the United Kingdom and has taken several courses in spell casting and Tarot with Marcus Katz. Leticia is a member of the International Tarot Association and is currently studying Metaphysical Studies and a PhD in Holistic Life Counseling. She is also a Clair-Sentience, Clair-Audience and Clairvoyant. Leticia has a BA in Criminal Justice and Graduate Studies in Education of the Performing Arts with a Major in Dance. She is a former Dance Instructor, Choreographer and Producer.
As the Wheel of Fortune in the Tarot tells us about the circle of life and the changes are sometimes drastic, Leticia decided to get out of the closet and not be afraid of showing her beliefs as well as share her psychic gifts and divination abilities with others.
Leticia's website: www.dancingcrownspsychic.com
ROC Metaphysical Interview with Leticia Ferrer-Rivera and her many interests. Because of her interest in metaphysics and spirituality many of her articles are about the people that are impacting her.