About

Photo by L!N Duperron, 2019

My name is Liz Worth, and I’m a tarot reader, astrologer and writer. 

Out of all the commitments I’ve made in my life, writing has been with me the longest.

Tarot and astrology are becoming a close second. After years of studying tarot and astrology, they became my full-time jobs. Four years after establishing my business as a professional diviner, I launched the Oracle of Imagination.

When I was a kid, writing was the only thing I could imagine myself doing one day. I was determined to become a published poet, music journalist, and novelist.

And you know what? I managed to do all of that and more. Along the way, I cultivated a strong spiritual path through astrology, tarot, and magick.

When my career as a freelance journalist started to take off, I noticed that ideas seemed to come to me like magic. When I felt blocked, insecure, or unsure of my writing, I developed practices to reconnect to my creative self – and allow my intuition to tell me what to write next.

Writing became my magick, and creativity became part of my intuitive process.

I’ve gone on to write and publish seven books and counting. My first book, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, was the first book of its kind to document an important part of Canadian music history.

I went on to publish a few collections of poetry – Amphetamine Heart, No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol, and The Truth is Told Better This Way.

I also published a strange novel, PostApoc, and two books about tarot: Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot and The Power of Tarot. 

Sometimes when I tell people I’ve published books, they assume I have it made

And, they assume my life must be really, really easy now.

I wish.

My freelance career dried up when the media industry started crumbling under the weight of the digital age. Someone said to me once, “People must call you all the time to ask you to write for them. I bet you’re so busy!”

I didn’t have the heart to admit that nothing could have been further from the truth.

Like most writers, a lot of my books were written while I was working day jobs. I spent eight years in the extremely demanding charitable sector doing work that exhausted me mentally and emotionally.

I would often come home wondering if I would ever be happy again.

Writing was the gift I gave myself when I wasn’t at work. Writing was the way I got back to me on the days I felt I was slipping away from who I used to be.

Writing hasn’t always been easy.

I’ve gone through many trials and errors in my time. I’ve had years where I felt compelled to write, and years where I was ready to give it all up.

I’ve abandoned manuscripts, been rejected over and over again, criticized, and, perhaps worst of all, totally ignored.

I’ve had things come my way that looked like dreams come true. I’ve been offered my own newspaper column, had one of my books optioned for film, and signed with an agent who promised to help me make it in this big, wild world.

And you know what happened? The contract for the column never materialized, the film option didn’t pan out, and the agent was all talk, no action.

Why am I telling you this? Because I know the very intimate, ongoing pain of creativity.

I know the struggles that we each face as artists when we’re in our own heads wondering if what we’re doing is even worth the time. Or if we’re working on the “right” idea. Or if we’ll ever even manage to finish what we’ve started.

I know the fear of putting ourselves out there. The fear of opening an email or letter in case it’s a rejection. The crushing feeling when it is a rejection.

I know what it’s like to put something out into the world and have people not get it at all. Or not even pay attention in the first place.

I know what it’s like to live with the pressure of your creative drive – that feeling deep inside that tells you there’s something you need to be doing with your life. But what? And why hasn’t it materialized yet?

I also know the incredible fulfilment that comes from creating. There is nothing quite like following a thread of inspiration and losing yourself in an idea.

Whether you’re a professional artist, aspiring to be so, or simply creating for your own joy, we all end up learning that creativity is a unique process and every project brings is own challenges and rewards.

This is what I’m here to help you with.

I always felt there was a connection between my creativity and my instinct. As though my gut was telling me which ideas to follow, feeding me crumbs along what was sometimes a very discouraging, confusing path.

When I started studying tarot and astrology, I found new ways to help myself creatively.

And I started using those tools to help others do the same.

I’m more than a tarot reader, and more than an astrologer. I’m someone who intimately understands the value of creativity and the care required to cultivate a creative practice.

That’s the work I do as the Oracle of Imagination: I can help you find your creative path, no matter what stage of the journey you’re on, and help you walk it with clarity and confidence about what you are meant to do with the gifts that reside within.

A little bit more about me

It’s always good to know where and how someone learned their tools of trade, and what else they’ve done.

Like many people who practice divinatory arts, my knowledge is a mix of self-study and formal training.

I studied astrology through Rebecca Gordon’s My Path Astrology School.

I studied tarot through Brigit Esselmont’s Biddy Tarot programs, as well as Marissa Moondaughter’s Tarot Journey course years ago. Camelia Elias’ Cards and Magic program has been an excellent edition to my knowledge in more recent times.

I also stay knowledgeable through conferences, workshops, and other events as often as I’m able to.

I’m honoured to say that I’ve also had the opportunity to teach my knowledge at a number of events. I’ve taught on tarot and astrology at Readers Studio in New York City, the Northwest Tarot Symposium in Portland, and the Love and Light Tarot Reading Marathon in Montreal, among others.

I’ve presented lectures to Soho House, Astrology Toronto, and Creative Mornings, and have been a guest master class teacher for BiddyTarot.com.

My horoscopes have been featured in FLARE Magazine and my work has been featured on a number of podcasts, websites, and more.

If you’re not looking to work me through a creative capacity, but you are interested in learning more about my work as a tarot reader and astrologer, I invite you to visit lizworth.com.

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