Jo Paz – Exhibitor Profile

It’s very difficult to know what to write about oneself, I could say I love reading, poached eggs and crosswords.  However, I don’t think that anyone reading this blog is interested in that sort of thing, so I’ll start with my name, Jo Paz because I’m always being asked whether it’s a made up name, well it isn’t. Jo is short for Joanna, and Paz is my maiden name which for the purposes of my work I think sounds better than my married name of Weaver. My parents were Polish, and I speak the language fluently which has often come in useful in my readings.

When I refer to my work, I actually mean my Tarot Readings: which I suppose are my work but also my all-consuming passion. I am one of those fortunate people who absolutely love their work, and I utterly and totally believe in what I’m doing, in fact, I very often say to people that I would be like Joan of Arc burnt at the stake and proclaiming my belief. I know with great certainty that the cards do work, but nobody knows just how they work – it’s like driving a train without necessarily knowing how the engine works. The cards have always been in my life even when I was at school which took some doing as I was educated at a convent school. I am not a particularly religious person, but I do have a very profound belief in God, and I don’t think that Astrology and God are mutually exclusive. To me, it’s obvious that God sent me down this path and for that, I shall always be thankful.

I am also a qualified astrologer – I did a diploma in Astrology when I was about twenty, and the Tarot seemed a natural part of it. However, all those years ago it wouldn’t pay the bills which I don’t suppose it does now to a certain extent. So to help with the family finances, I developed a career as an audiologist and worked for the NHS for a long time. People used to ask me why I didn’t give up my ‘day job’ and concentrate on doing what I love the most. The answer is simple, the security of having a regular salary for myself and my family. I can honestly say that I worked seven days a week for about fifteen years. The MBS shows at weekends, (& some evenings), and then, of course, my day job. Things naturally became easier when I retired about twelve years ago.

As you can see, I am very experienced, and people do say gifted. What I do know is that I feel a deep empathy with my clients and I have helped many, many people to a better understanding of past, present and future events and indeed themselves. This may sound a bit trite, but nevertheless, it’s true, if my clients feel uplifted and achieve a sense of purpose in life then so do I, doubly so; I have done my job right.

Jo

Website:- Jo Paz

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