About

My name is Melissa. I was born with my sun in Can­cer and my moon in Aries. I am all water and fire. Intu­ition + Pas­sion.

Some old fortune-telling pics of days yore (yore tattoos mostly)…

My work, I’ve dis­cov­ered, is not read­ing cards, mak­ing art, or even writ­ing for the sake of writ­ing. My work is to make peo­ple under­stand that there is a pur­pose to their lives and that pur­pose is revealed through beau­ti­ful synchronicity.

Div­ina­tion and jour­nal­ing, writ­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy and col­lage, is how I inte­grate my per­cep­tions with my expe­ri­ences. Tarot espe­cially, has been inte­gral to under­stand­ing who, what, why and how I am in the world.

My writ­ing on div­ina­tion is con­fes­sional, as I seek to unravel and exam­ine my own life through the lens of the Sibyl.

My teach­ing style is prac­ti­cal, irrev­er­ent, and A-Ha! induc­ing. I’m noto­ri­ously silly (I’ve earned the Sassy).

My intu­itive con­sul­ta­tions are prob­ing (in the good way), pur­pose­ful and possibility-reaching. You might cry. You might laugh. I prob­a­bly will, right along with you.

I love a good coin­ci­dence more than any other small plea­sure. I also love my kids, art, romance nov­els, gar­den­ing, knit­ting, and dry red wines. My soul­mate is a four-legged sausage dog named Lula. As any good witch should, I have a cat (but don’t get excited, we’re not close).

But I’m not all cards and crys­tal balls. I’m a sin­gle mom. A scrap­per. A New Yorker with mid­west­ern sen­si­bil­ity. I’m a fem­i­nist, activist and envi­ron­men­tal­ist. I like coun­try music, tall boots and roller derby. I wear big ear­rings. Really big. Huge.

I’ve been for­mally trained in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture, west­ern med­ical herbal­ism and plant spirit med­i­cine. I’m a RYT200 yoga teacher and Usui Reiki Master Practitioner. My spe­cial­ties are Tarot and Lenor­mand cartomancy.

  • I’ve self-published several oracle decks, including The Melissa Lenormand and the Postmark Lenormand.
  • I’ve lead work­shops at The Read­ers Stu­dio in NYC, and at the Bay Area Tarot Sym­po­sium in SF.
  • My writ­ing on Lenormand has been fea­tured in Taros­o­phy Mag­a­zine and I’ve written horoscopes for Wild Sister.
  • My art has been fea­tured in the Tarot Lover’s Cal­en­der .
  • I’ve taught Lenor­mand and Tarot classes online.
  • I’m easy to reach via email at melissa@melissajozefina.com and I’d love to hear from you if you have ques­tions about a con­sul­ta­tion, my blog, my books, my classes, or are inter­ested in a collaboration.

I am happy to review books and decks on my blog. It’s best to email me first, as I’m beholden to write hon­est reviews. For the pur­poses of my blog, solicited reviews are noted. Links to amazon.com are affil­i­ate links (mean­ing I receive a small amount if you choose to pur­chase the item I’ve linked). It’s my pol­icy to not endorse decks, books, classes or prod­ucts I do not use or love otherwise.