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A tarot reading experience with Master Hanz Cua

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The Philippines is a country of belief.

Beyond the beaches and rice terraces our country is known for, our culture is alive with local and adapted traditions – all forms of traditional healing and superstition, psychic reading and Chinese-adapted practices such as numerology and feng shui.

If you’d ever wandered to our About Us at one point, you’ll know that I do a bit of tarot reading myself, although it has been a hit-or-miss so far. I know when my deck calls me and my Higher Self takes over to give real insight. I also consider getting my fortune read my one and only vice.

Over the years, I’d been to or talked with several intuitives. These are people who read using tarot or oracle deck and sometimes even ordinary playing cards, people who communicate with spirit guides or angels, people who can read past lives. Previously, I’d also talked about one or two readers who predicted my meeting with Hali. Tarot/psychic/intuitive reading is actually something that I’d wanted to write and discuss for a long time now, but hadn’t had the opportunity until now.

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A few days ago, I received a text for a free tarot reading by a professional tarot reader in Manila, Master Hanz Cua. To some of you, he might be familiar. He’s perhaps the most prominent one I’ve booked a session with, as he’s a fixture in a local morning show and radio programs. Most readers I know are low-key or, if famous, somewhat past their prime.

This is a review of our session.

What to expect in a tarot reading session

If you’re new to tarot reading, I’ll explain how it usually goes. You, the querent, sit across the reader. You are asked to draw a certain number of cards, usually using your left hand or the non-dominant one.

There will be a general reading at first followed by a Q&A. Normally you can ask anything, although some readers place boundaries on health or third-party questions.

READ: What to expect in a tarot reading (and what not to) and 5 Misconceptions and 5 Realistic Expectations of Tarot Readers

Here goes: Tarot Reading

Our session started with a little glitch, which was honestly my fault. I received a text about an available slot that day. I replied a few hours later that I was going and didn’t wait for a confirmation that it was still available. Master Hanz Cua has good grace to still accommodate me, although we had to render the session shorter than usual.

Master Hanz Cua said my first card was about moving on. He asked me if there’s anything in my life that has just ended, and I said I’d recently tendered my resignation in my company. He said I’m at the peak of my health and that my current energy is about taking time off for myself. This makes sense, as I’d been on leave for several weeks now.

These are some of the things that came out in our session:

  • A new opportunity for my boyfriend. I said he’d just started in a new project, so I clarified if this is something else together. He said no, the “new” energy refers to the current project.
  • He asked me if I’m a loner at work. I wanted to laugh at this part because it’s rings true. But it’s not that I’m really a loner, I think. It’s just that as an introvert I prefer small circles and deep connections rather than the usual shallow relationships in the office, and also sometimes I find it hard to meet people whom I feel comfortable with. So in my current work, I am often alone.
  • He said I’m intelligent and skilled and that I’ll find it easy to get a new job, whether it’s local or abroad. Well, ever since I’d updated my profile in job search engines I’d been getting calls almost every day, although none that I’d accommodated yet. Overall he has very positive predictions for me career- and money-wise.
  • He said Hali is my soulmate. I’m not sure about this one. I love Hali and all, but he doesn’t feel familiar as soulmates often do. (I am defining soulmate as someone you’ve met in a previous lifetime. I’ve had a soulmate relationship prior and it felt very different.)
  • I got a fertility card, which refers to pregnancy. I almost always get this in readings and I really don’t understand why, so I just ignored this part.

For the Q&A portion, I asked about our blog, specifically if we’ll be able to monetize it successfully. He said yes, although he warned us about “taking things easy.” In a way, I understand. Bloggers who earn usually dedicate a lot of time to their websites and as Hali and I have full-time jobs (plus Hali has other side hustles besides), we often have to set blogging aside or cancel travel trips.

I also asked what he sees in this place I’m eyeing for work. He said chances are high I will get a job offer, although I have to be wary of any form of betrayal. (Update: I’ve arrived in Malaysia the same year and am doing fine.)

He has answered all my questions in the general reading, so I really didn’t have much left to ask. I’m also quite content with my life currently and have none to very few issues so I wasn’t left hanging.

What I think about the session

So, what do I think of Master Hanz Cua? I think he’s fine since he has immediately touched on my immediate concerns.

In comparison with other readers I’d been to, he talks about the general feel of a life aspect or issue. He doesn’t give much specifics and you often have to fill in some information. This may be off-putting to some, who prefer to divulge as little as possible (to gauge the reader’s capacity or to simply allow the reader to tap to the flow of images/thoughts/visions). He also focuses on the present, with limited predictions for the future, but then again this may be due to our short session.

I think he’s ideal for those who are looking for practical or knowledgeable advice since he’s adept into numerology and feng shui, e.g., those asking what are the best dates for getting married, setting up a business, which career decisions to take or whether a person or partner is compatible with them. He’s also a good option if you’re looking for a tarot reader that is readily available, as his office is open 6 days a week and is about 5-10 minutes from the unloading station in EDSA.

He also offers crystals and charms for various uses. This is especially useful for those who want to enhance their luck in specific aspects of life.

Crystal bracelets sold in Master Hanz Cua's store
Various crystal bracelets.
Buddha statues
Various Buddha statues.

Master Hanz Cua is on the higher end in terms of professional rate, at P3000 per session. Again, I think he’s fit for those who are looking for more than just hula but rather solid advice based on feng shui, numerology and birth charts.

At the end of our session, he gave me a free bracelet for safe travels and two charms to be hang inside a room, for travel and prosperity luck. I love the feel of the aquamarine bracelet. 🙂

If there’s anything else I would like added or improved, it’d be: (1) more privacy, since his assistants are also in the room, if someone has personal issues this setup might be awkward, so perhaps a special arrangement can be made; (2) more future predictions, especially those random bits I look forward to during tarot readings.

Practical information: Tarot Reading with Master Hanz Cua

Tarot sessions cost P3000 and include a healing afterward.

Aside from being a professional tarot reader in Manila, Master Hanz Cua also does feng shui, numerology, palm reading and face reading. He also offers monthly and annual forecasts.

You can find him at LG3 Cityland Shaw Tower at St. Francis corner Shaw Boulevard. To commute from EDSA, get off at Crossing and then turn right to Shaw Boulevard. From the entrance in LG3 floor, turn right and you can find his office at the far end.

You can also text him at 0922-829-0382 or visit his Facebook page here. Appointments are necessary.


Thank you to Master Hanz Cua for the session. As always, thoughts and opinions are mine. 🙂

What do you think about fortune or tarot reading? Do you believe in it? Ever had your fortune read?

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13 thoughts on “A tarot reading experience with Master Hanz Cua

    1. Hi Passerby! Unfortunately, I don’t have their numbers anymore. If it’s your first time and you’re in Manila, you can go to Seeker’s Cove in Robinson’s Galleria. 🙂 Their readers are good and friendly enough.

  1. Oh wow, that’s quite a bit pricey no? But at least he answered your questions x Don’t think I’ll give this a try though 🙁

    1. Haha yes. I think his clientele talaga is upper middle class, business people and showbiz personalities. I think if for business advice reasonable naman ang rate niya. Sa pagkakaalam ko kasi mga feng shui consultation and such mahal talaga.

      Before him, the most expensive I’ve paid for a reading was 1k (Tara, Nathan… forgot the others). I also had a reading pala with Velanthas at 2k iirc, but it was more in-depth. Sayang she’s stopped reading na.

  2. Sheila and I are not superstitious, but this looks really fun! I tried that once with a local reader, and you get the jitters when she says, “In 5 days, you will (insert prophecy here).

    1. Ah yeah. That’s what missing in our session actually, specific details.

      I know someone in Makati who does that. She’s good – and accurate – in near-future predictions up to 3 months. Not much help in Q&A though because you only get to ask yes or no questions.

      1. Hehe! I know. We just love the feeling when the “mananabtan” will say, “Oh, you will receive money in five days” or “Someone is missing you.” LOL! 😀

  3. We always look forward to Master Hanz’ early morning horoscope although I have not been on a tarot card reading before. It does sound interesting, though, and it will be quite an experience to try it even for once in your life. I might have to think twice, though, as 3K is not really that cheap.

    Should be interesting to learn more about tarot reading to serve as a guide in decision-making, especially for major decisions we have to make. Thanks for sharing your lovely experience.

    1. True. Usually local readers ask for P300-1000 per session and foreign readers ask for $25 or above, so Master Hanz Cua is really on the pricy range. That’s why I recommend going to him for really important issues. I sometimes go for a reading just because I want to lol.

  4. I haven’t been to tarot reading but I’m interested on how he answers your questions, it seems he’s sure and, you were able to describe the whole process. Sometimes I’m tempted to have one, but I’m too shy to undergo such process, maybe in the near future

  5. I like the style with which you described the entire experience. Several years ago, I had gone to meet a palm reader and he said those things to me which were known to me only. I was amazed. Truly amazed. Perhaps all these people like the tarot readers and palm readers possess an extraordinary sense of intuition. Don’t you think so?

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