#HerWorldHerStory: This 34-year-old woman reads tarot cards for a living

by Hayley Tai & Cheong Wen Xuan  /   May 20, 2020

Lin Yi Xin has spent over a decade in spiritual exploration. Find out how this Singaporean woman got into this unique profession

#HerWorldHerStory is a collection of 60 women sharing their successes, passions, challenges, inspirations, hopes and dreams. Together, they give a snapshot of what it is to be a woman today.

Every month from March till August, we present 10 women navigating their lives now – and in their own words. Here’s Lin Yi Xin’s story…

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I used to face lots of criticism that I was not knowledgeable as a spiritual practitioner because of my age. I’ve learnt not to take it to heart. For me, age is just a number.
I spent over a decade in spiritual exploration. Last October, I finally opened my new age and holistic shop at North Bridge Road, 7una 7avenda.

I’m a one-woman show, managing everything from sales, marketing, merchandising and readings. I only take appointments for aura, tarot and face readings. In between appointments, I continue to help out at my parents’ geomancy and fengshui shop at Fu Lu Shou Complex – I’ve been doing so for 17 years now.

People always ask me why I chose this profession. Well, it has always been my calling to be in this trade because I have that strong desire to help people get through the negativity in their lives and uplift them by instilling positivity. In fact, I don’t see what I do for a living as a job, but my purpose in life.

Although I have a certificate in film and media studies, I just can’t see myself working in a corporation. I’m free-spirited, independent, and I dislike office politics and people-pleasing. My personality isn’t quite office-friendly!

Instead of following my parents’ footsteps in traditional practice, I was drawn to new age spirituality and western culture. My shop caters to a majority of young working adults in their 20s and 30s who seek serenity in their lives. It heartens me when people tell me that I have helped them to release their negativity.

This article was first published in Her World’s May issue. Grab a copy today!