Hello and welcome to my website.
My name is Victoria Zasikowski and I’m a 43 year old Tarot reader, spell caster, energy worker and Astrologer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. This website is one of two that I currently run, the other one being http://www.tarotmagick.co.uk
I’ve been into all things mystical, magickal, paranormal and supernatural since as far back as I can remember ! My earliest memory takes me back to when I was a teenager, around the age of 14. My mother had expressly forbidden me to read a certain book that I was simply itching to delve into; “The Exorcist”. Well of course , I snuck it off the shelf anyway and read it, and she was none the wiser ! She had quite a few books on supernatural subjects, which I was always dipping into. Then a couple of years later, a deck of Aleistar Crowley’s Thoth Tarot cards appeared on her bookshelves , and so began my interest in the Tarot. This segued into investigating other types of divination , like the Runes and the lesser known Mah Jongg (neither of which I practice any longer). She also happened to have a huge tome about Astrology, which naturally caught my attention. Back in those days, there was so such thing as Astrology software so it was a case of learning to do it by hand – a very painstaking and tedious procedure which absolutely flummoxed me initially, but I was determined to “crack it” and eventually I did. I used to spend many hours undertaking the lengthy calculations involved then writing up the interpretations by hand for people in our circle, and a few paid customers that came through adverts I placed locally. By this time, I was also reading voraciously on topics to do with magick, spells, philosophy, religion and UFO’s. It seemed I had found “my path”, and over the years it took me on many interesting journeys as I expanded my reading interests into areas like crystal healing, reincarnation, life after death, ancient aliens, conspiracy theories, and just about every “unusual” subject matter in between.
I stumbled around throughout my 20’s doing all sorts of part time jobs that were leading nowhere, and for which I had zero interest or enthusiasm. It simply did not occur to me that I could turn any of my interests and hobbies into an actual career until a few years after my son was born in 2003. Just before my son turned 1 , my Father died very unexpectedly and under tragic circumstances. I spent the next couple of years in a state of terrible grief, not really able to get anything together besides the tasks associated with being a mother. As I gradually emerged from the darkest of times, I found myself looking at life through an altogether different lens, and inspiration hit me out of the blue. Suddenly, after years of feeling lost when trying to work out what to do with the career side of life, I became crystal clear about my “mission”. And so, my professional life as a Tarot reader began.
It was around 2006 when I got started with online readings. I began the journey on eBay, where over the course of 6 or so years I gradually built up a solid reputation and was one of the top 3 most popular readers on there, reading the cards and doing spell work for people all over the world. However, eBay dropped a bombshell on the metaphysical community in 2012 , when they suddenly decided to prohibit sales of metaphysical services like tarot readings, energy work and spell castings, so my business there , along with hundreds of others, came to an unexpected halt. At the time it ended, my feedback score had grown to over 4,000 positive ratings. While I no longer sell on there, my account still exists and you can view all the feedback by clicking the link on the testimonials page.
Luckily, I also had my own website (a less polished version of this one), so I was able to maintain my business through that, in conjunction with joining up to Etsy and Bonanza. I still operate shops from these 3rd party websites – links to both are within the testimonials page. In 2015 , Etsy did exactly what eBay had done in 2015, banning sales of spells and other “intangible” services. Thankfully, Tarot readings were still permitted so I have maintained a presence there. I also set up a second website a few years back to focus on the spell casting side of things: www.tarotmagick.co.uk , and I’m currently working on plans to develop a Hoodoo magick website. Between all these online business activities and projects I am quite busy. I really enjoy what I do and appreciate how lucky I am to be doing something that I get such great satisfaction from. Plus it’s fantastic to always be meeting people from all corners of the globe, many of whom have been regular customers for years, and a few with whom I have developed online friendships with. I also love the autonomy of working for myself from home, though it is a constant challenge to get out of your pyjamas when your job is online !
In my spare/free time, when not doing readings or spells, I enjoy reading, a bit of gardening , cooking, making Kombucha and other fermented goodies and binge-watching shows on Netflix 🙂
THE TRUTH ABOUT LUCK PROJECT
If you come across a website called “The Truth About Luck”, you will see my name is associated with it. PLEASE DO NOT SET UP A SUBSCRIPTION !! I am not the owner of that site but the management has failed to remove my name from it . I am NOT the spell caster for the project – I was for a time, but the project manager unexpectedly shelved the project early in 2018 . I have absolutely nothing to do with the project and have no control over removing my name from the site. I am incensed with having my name and reputation associated with it but it is out of my hands. DO NOT PART WITH ANY MONEY !!