Open Heart - Open Mind

The Butterfly Effect is a collection of holistic services offered by Vanessa Thomas, a Gansbaai-based Reiki master. Vanessa invites you to join her at her home studio for personalised tarot card readings and will answer any questions you have regarding your life’s path, career and love. By combining tarot with numerology, astrology and healing sound therapy, the answers you receive will connect you to your higher self. This connection can help you positively understand, change and create your future by introducing small alterations in the way you go about life. The Butterfly Effect includes a unique range of cement and coconut-husk pots and planters, and macramé-style hangers, which are available at Gansbaai Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

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“The immense joy of waking up in an attitude of gratitude every day is a dream come true and one I want to share with you.” Vanessa Thomas

Vanessa Thomas is a Capetonian who has travelled extensively. Her spicy adventures include time spent in London and Spain and are peppered with riveting tales of Gypsies, music festivals and chance meetings with ‘more than a few’ interesting celebrities.  

After relocating to De Kelders in 1998, Vanessa was able to fully focus on her passion, which is holistic living and alternative healing. 

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In 2003 she realised her dream and qualified as a Reiki master using her positive and vibrant energy to assist stress reduction and promote healing. Over the years her tarot card venture stemmed from practising Reiki combined with her extensive knowledge in numerology, astrology and healing sound therapy. 

The Butterfly Effect was established to share these helpful tools and give divine guidance regarding life’s path and its various challenges. 

A Soul of Love
A Heart of Peace
A Mind of Stillness
A Being of Light

Tarot Card Readings

Tarot Card Readings  

“Take the time and journey within yourself for life’s answers.”

The Butterfly Effect combines the guidance of tarot with the traditional healing power of Reiki in a tranquil environment.

Tarot Card Reading

Your tarot session is the key to receiving personal guidance about yourself and what you are manifesting at the moment. It will also give you insight and guidance on any specific questions you may have.

  • R300 for each reading (40-minutes to an hour)
What to Expect
  • Candles and crystals to enhance the reading
  • Soothing sound vibrations for total relaxation
  • Tea of your choice (coffee or water if you prefer)

Please note, Vanessa shares her life with three cuddly cats and a gorgeous oversized brown-eyed pooch. The friendly animals are super inquisitive and will be first to welcome you at the gate on your arrival. 

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Online Readings

Online Readings

“A small positive vibration can change the entire cosmos.”

The Butterfly Effect will meet you halfway and Vanessa will read your tarot cards via WhatsApp.

To find out more about this convenient service and to book your online appointment, contact Vanessa directly. 

Handmade Pots

Handmade Pots 

“I am willing to change and grow.”

Vanessa’s talents flow into handcrafts and she creates unique one-of-a-kind cement and coconut-husk pots and planters for The Butterfly Effect. 

The rustic pots and planters are made in various shapes, sizes and colours. Macramé-style hangers made from recycled materials are available with certain pots and planters. The combination makes them a perfect addition to your indoor and outdoor hanging garden.

Prices differ per pot and planter, and they can be purchased by appointment at Vanessa’s studio or at the Gansbaai Farmers Market on a Saturday.

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Gansbaai Farmers Market

Gansbaai Farmers Market

“Begin each day with thankfulness.”

Vanessa invites you to visit her at Gansbaai’s Farmers Market on Saturdays where she sells handmade pots, planters and pre-loved clothing items at The Butterfly Effect stall.

Gansbaai Farmers Market is a hive of activity where you can shop for fresh organic produce, plants, homemade condiments, bric-a-brac and gifts. There is also a delicious selection of food, craft beer and wine slushies for you to enjoy while you mingle with the locals and make new friends.

Read more about Gansbaai Farmers Market here.


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