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The stories of women. Master of Tarot cards and Estonian radio presenter Kirsti Timmer

Role in public life: radio presenter, public figure, Tarot card reader and fortune teller.

Your feminine secret weapon: I myself consider self-confidence to be my greatest strength. I believe that a feminine woman is a woman who is happy with herself and loves herself.

Your talisman or power ritual: My jewellery and my tattoos are my talismans. My children have also gifted me items that I use to protect myself. What they are, I can’t say.

Kirsti Timmer and her favourite WildWoman moonstone and garnet jewellery.
Photo: Kateriine Krigul.

Woman who inspires you: Many women inspire me. Those who have worked hard to get where they are and who have dared to dream big and remained themselves when striving for their dreams. There are many such women. I am also inspired by women who have fallen and got back up. Go-getter women who don’t complain but find solutions. I believe my best girlfriends are women just like that, and they inspire me.

Kirsti, there are two types of beliefs. One, that life is predetermined, and two, that everyone writes the scenario of their own lives. What do you believe, having seen the stories of different lives and been presented with information from outside that is unavailable to many?

We are given our destiny as if a book when we are born. Destiny cannot be changed. All the important events, meetings and situations that play big roles in our lives are predetermined; we can’t change them. We all also have choices in life, but these are up to us. If your partner is violent or your relationship doesn’t make you happy, then to live it or not is your choice. Whether to learn and dream big is a choice. Whether you’re charismatic and talented, whether you become a great leader, earn the love of people – that’s destiny, and that’s determined. So, it’s 50/50. No one is born unhappy; happiness and contentment are up to us to choose.

Are all women given the potential to be a little witch, or to “know” using their intuition?

Oh, women are powerful characters! A woman is capable of carrying a life – what could be more powerful? All women have intuition or gut feeling, that seventh sense. Unfortunately, people tend to either not listen to it or trust it. And in some cases, a woman is so beaten down that their inner voice is silent. Unfortunately, I have seen women like that, too, and not just a few.

A woman must never forget that she’s a woman. Women tend to bow to their responsibilities and become mothers, cooks, household appliances, logisticians and whatever else, leaving themselves in the background and forgetting what’s most important – that they’re foremost a woman, this strong, empathetic, war-provoking and passionate mystical being. The woman inside should be treasured and nurtured, then we’re all powerful, we see and feel, know and can. Irresistible characters.

Where do we come from and where are we going?

The word of God says that earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I suppose that’s how it is. All that is in between is a gift, a journey entrusted to us. We must enjoy it and live each day as if it was the last. We must love, be disappointed, cry and laugh, fall and get back up, count pennies and drink champagne, dance and crawl, fly and land – that’s the only way we can say with our last breath, “I lived!”

What is your personal wisdom that could be beneficial to other woman?

When it’s hardest, your mind pulls itself together and start looking for solutions. Life shouldn’t be taken for granted; life is not meant for idling. Dreams must be big, and we must be persistent if we want them to come true. There’s no expression that would say, “It’s not possible.” Everything is possible. Don’t look for excuses not to do, look for ways to do it. Teach your children that in life we must do what makes us happy, as that’s the only way to find inner satisfaction. Listen to your heart, but don’t ignore the voice in your head. Dedicate your time and energy to what takes your forward in life. Standing still is a waste of time, but time is the most precious asset, we won’t get more of it.

What emotions does ageing cause in you?

I really don’t feel any older than I did a couple of decades ago. Maybe it’s that I am surrounded by young people, but I feel much more at home with them than I do with people older than me. But I can’t say that I’m not afraid of getting older. Who would want to get wrinkly and become slower? But I believe that people are just as old as they feel. Keeping the soul young helps to preserve the body. And a man should be younger, that’s the greatest source of youth for a woman.

If and do you care about the opinions and assessments of others?

I don’t care about mean and bitter people commenting on the Internet and the insults they fling. I feel sorry for them. To me, they’re unhappy people whose opinion is not valued by anyone. All I care about is what people close to me, my friends and people who I respect, who really know me, think. Constructive criticism takes us forward, but insults show the low intelligence of the offender, so why should they matter to me?

What is your biggest challenge as a woman?

Oh, I’m the most restless customer in a beauty salon. My biggest challenge as a woman is to calmly sit for 1.5 hours with a nail technician and lie still when getting my eyelashes and eyebrows done. I feel like I could do so many useful things in that time. 

What does jewellery mean to you? How do you choose them, which are your favourites?

Jewellery is personality. You can learn so much about a person by jewellery. It’s really difficult to gift me jewellery because I have to have a connection with it. I love stones. My jewellery is big and noticeable. I adore and mostly wear moonstone, garnet, tourmaline, and onyx. I have also been gifted diamonds, but I don’t wear them every day. Jewellery must have character and it must choose me. When travelling, I always go to antique shops and jewellery stores and pick up something from every trip.

I have bought quite a lot of jewellery from WildWoman, precisely because of their personality and grandeur. These pieces of jewellery speak to me. High quality and made of pure silver, so they don’t cause allergies. I haven’t worn gold for a long time, because gold stores emotions. My jewellery is silver.

On the daily, I’ve been wearing a silver cross with garnets bought from an antique shop in a Crete island years ago. It’s a very old piece of jewellery, it almost shouted at me in the display case and was mine the first time I lay my eyes on it. I’m baptised and I’ve always worn a cross, it’s the most beautiful and most me. WildWoman’s moonstone rings and a cool piece of artist jewellery with a garnet also adorn my fingers every day.

Jewellery tells stories and speaks about the nature of the wearer; it plays a very important role in a woman’s life. If a person doesn’t want to wear jewellery, they’re broken inside and subconsciously avoid transmitting and storing that energy. But I encourage women to freely express themselves through jewellery, it’s feminine!

Photo: Kateriine Krigul

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