Katy Swallow is a psychic, medium and tarot card reader, based in Nashua, NH.
With deep roots in the rural traditions of New Hampshire, her family lines include generations of farmers, herbal healers, psychic intuitives, wicked good ghost story tellers, and tarot readers. Katy keeps her friends close and her ancestors closer. Her ancestor guides are an especially present, active, compassionate and humorous crew, as many who’ve had a reading with her can attest.
Katy always has certain “abilities,” but her card reading journey began over two decades ago — at the family dining room table, with an oracle deck gifted to the household by a family friend. That deck is still in the family and has been joined by many others over the years, across thousands of miles. (Her sister still has that special first deck!)
Divination, or the art of viewing what is and what’s to come, is metaphysical weather forecasting. It is not fortune telling. Both internal and external forces influence every moment in our lives. Like weather elements, these forces interact with one another as they progress and develop.
Cartomancy, the art of divination using cards, is Katy’s favorite form of weather forecasting. The illustrations and archetypes of Tarot and other cards offer a system of communication between the Universe and our conscious selves. We always have free will. With a snapshot of the moment, we are better empowered to exercise our own free will.
However, Katy also uses her other psychic abilities to do this work, and to communicate with spirits and the spirit realm. She is a clairsentient, clairaudient, clairvoyant and claircognizant psychic - this means she receives physical, audible, visual and intuitive information using these “sixth senses”. She is also a medium - meaning she has the ability to communicate with the spirits of those who have passed.
It’s often a complicated journey, for readers, to finally embrace this work. This was true for Katy. She has always had “abilities” but pushed them away at several points in her life - it’s an admittedly strange experience sometimes, living with these abilities. However, a traumatic event turned the dial up and made it impossible for her to no longer acknowledge the voice of spirit. And it’s for the best - when you accept the voices of spirit into your life, you are given an ability to help others.
And that’s the goal.
In addition to tarot reading, Katy is also a clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient and claircognizant psychic medium. Tarot is her favorite tool, and a tool of mediumship, though it is not her only method. Her tarot readings are part divination and part storytelling, as she pulls from her many gifts to translate the message. Often however, she works beyond the cards, and simply brings the messages forward. The message chooses the method - and the reader adapts.