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NOLA Chic’s 1st Tarot Card Reading on Bourbon St

Tarot Card and Palm Reading on Bourbon St in New Orleans.

My niece and I decided to do “Bourbon St” after dinner and as we walked down the always busy famous street, she noticed a woman, a Gypsy, sitting at her “work station” which composed of a small table covered with a table-cloth, burning candles and incense.  She was finishing up a couple who gave her an embrace before leaving, she smile and thanked them and that’s when my niece recognized her. The woman’s smile had a few missing teeth, but she wore it well lol.

Boiled Shrimp and Boudain Balls 
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Tarot Card Table

My niece actually ran into her in Jackson Square over a year ago on her way home late one night. She was upset with her boyfriend and the woman approached her offering a free reading after noticing her tear-stained face, but  we would realize her reading would bear some truth to it.

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Tarot Table in Jackson Square


My niece had to greet her and show off her baby bump, one of  the cards would tell of her being a new mom.. They exchanged pleasantries and my niece asked her to read me adding, “Give her a try, she been out here all day trying to make some money in this hot sticky city. Plus, she’s the real deal.” I thought to myself, she’s so much of the real deal that she hasn’t made the money to get her mouth fixed and she’s working on Bourbon St with the rest of the hustlers… The Gypsy added, “How bout I read you for free, honey?” I finally agreed and was surprised as you will hear..

Being a New Orleanian I have been asked beaucoup times not only about, but if I do Voodoo?? Do I know anyone who does Voodoo?? At times I was told that all New Orleans people practice Voodoo, it used to piss me off and anger me, but I have written it off as ignorance.

It took for me to educate myself on Voodoo, well there’s a spiritual version called Hoodoo and neither is what people think. It’s not this dark scary pin poking doll hocus pocus the type of witchery going on, but it’s a form of religion as any other religion.

Voodoo is actually a religion with origins in Africa and Haiti but not how the media shows it. I’m still learning, going into the real shops, talking to others who hide behind their beliefs, because of fear of judgment from us. But as with religion there’s so much to learn. I’m in the beginning stages, but I will make a blog about what I learned so far.

If you frequent Bourbon St you probably have seen this lady, but tell me what y’all think of my session and your take on this topic on Voodoo???

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Tarot Card Reading on Bourbon St

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