We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcella Kroll and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marcella, so before we jump into specifics about your story and work, let’s start higher level. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
The most important lesson in my journey is that there will always be an opportunity for learning in every mistake, and a chance for growth when you can see the value in those lessons.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have walked a creative and intuitive path for the better part of my life on this earth walk. I have always known that I would be an artist. However, I did not ever set out to be a spiritual advisor. Once upon a time, I started reading Tarot not because I wanted to, but because I had to find refuge in a world that would support my extreme empathic sensitivities after having a Near Death Experience. Also, I had to find ways to put food on the table. It was not an easy feat to begin a healing career in my early 30s. There was many lessons of financial hardship, and wondering if I was doing the right thing. Through some very rough times, even being homeless in Los Angeles, I found a way to persevere, and continue my work. Over the years I have found solace in helping others navigate their own sensitivities, finding their purpose, and assisting them in finding ways to overcome blocks or fears that keep them away from their highest expression. One of my greatest gifts with this work is sharing through classes, especially with Teens. I get to teach Tarot to the Young Adults of Los Angeles through the Los Angeles Public Library. It’s truly rewarding, and I find a way to be the person I always wished was there for me growing up. Another way I have come to support myself is by remaining true to my inner calling and creative pursuits by merging them together and creating tools of personal empowerment. I have self-published two successful divinatory decks and zine, created classes for spiritual empowerment and healing. n the last year, I have been fortunate enough to be published by Los Angeles Publisher, Not a Cult, Media and to be a contributor for an upcoming book for the art publisher Taschen. I’m very grateful and feel very fortunate to do this work. A lot can change in 13 years.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
You can find gems all over Los Angeles. I have a lot of pride in my neighborhood, so the first trip would be to Echo Park Lake, and to visit Stories Books and Cafe, then grab a bite at Sage. Taking friends up to the Observatory is also always a treat, and something I don’t get to do enough. Gotta love those Star Parties, the once a month meet up on the lawn to view the planets is a must! LA visits would not be complete without taking my favorite drive on Sunset Blvd, starting from Broadway (Chinatown) all the way west till you hit the ocean and the PCH (Santa Monica). This drive is the best because you get to see so much on this stretch. There are way too many places to mention, and I don’t want to spoil the fun of giving away too many gems here.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My success in my work and in life wouldn’t be here today without the love and support of my clients (locally and globally), Instagram, the Los Angeles Public Library, Mystic Journey Bookstore, Spellbound Sky, Open Eye Crystals (and the other shops that carry my cards), Not a Cult, Media, and Joan Rivers. There are not enough words of gratitude to express for these institutions, businesses, and individuals.
Other: www.savedbythespell.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarcellaKroll