Allow me to introduce myself...
I'm Sterling moon
I’m a tarot reader, psychic medium, folk magician, animal communicator, published author, podcaster, and an educator on the mystical and strange. The depth and breadth of my practice and experience allows me to help my clients and students to lead more fulfilled lives. I do my best to deliver the messages I receive through tarot, mediumship, and animal communication kindly, but directly. I am known for my accuracy, knowledge, and honest approach. If you are looking for down-to-earth divination with a side of compassion and a dash of humor, I am a fit for you!
I began reading tarot in 1995 and started teaching and reading professionally in 2013. I’ve been sensitive to spirits since childhood, but my gifts didn’t fully come in until I gave birth to my son at age 36. I spent years studying and practicing folk magic, mediumship, and most recently, animal communication, and working with clients professionally.
I began officially practicing mediumship in 2016 and was largely self-taught until I discovered the Scandinavian folk magic tradition of Trolldom. I was blessed with the opportunity to apprentice with Johannes Björn Gårdbäck, an internationally respected teacher and practitioner of Trolldom. I’ve been exploring haunted places with my family since I was a kid and that experience folded into my spirit communication work nicely. This all led to writing my first published book, Talking to Spirits: A Modern Medium’s Practical Advice for Spirit Communication, which was published by Llewelyn Books in early 2023.
I started a school called the Sterling Moon Divination Academy in 2021 where I teach tarot and divination, mediumship, and more. I offer ongoing opportunities for my alumni to continue their magical education and build community.
I also have a podcast called ‘A Magical World with Sterling Moon,’ where I talk with inspiring people about the unconventional ways we can make the world a more magical place to be.
Throughout all of this, I spent almost 20 years as a professional advocate for victims and survivors of crime. I have a Masters Degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota Duluth and had the honor of supporting many people in the aftermath of violence at nonprofits in Wyoming, Minnesota, and Colorado. I provided professional training and prevention education on intimate partner violence, abuse, and gender-based violence for years. I later went on to focus on changing institutional responses to victims and survivors of crime. I spent the latter half of my career advocating for survivors through legislative advocacy. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters of Colorado and continue to volunteer in my community. Activism and making the world better are incredibly important to me. Throughout history, magical practices and social justice have been closely intertwined. While I made the move towards full-time magical work in 2022, my work as an advocate is a lifelong calling.