He sees you as an opponent, a rival. He is an intelligent person, he easily notices flaws, inconsistencies, and use them against you. These can be harmless innocent flaws but he will use them anyway. This relationship is karmic by nature, and as such the power struggle will continue for many years. In the beginning it felt right, you were captivated by him, his words, his physical attraction. You are more than willing to make sacrifices, which are often required in karmic relationships. And he likes this about you. Your giving/devoted nature is a boost to his self worth. You are expressive in love, he is confident that your feelings towards him is real. This is why the more you fight back, the more determined he is to inflict pain on you. After all this, you are still attracted to him, this is why you still care what happened to him, what he said about you and so on. Many sacrifices are required from you, to be the bigger person, a wiser soul. Indeed, underneath his cunning and cruel attacks, he looks up to you, always waiting for a reaction, and then base his next act on your reaction. If you ignore him, he will become more cunning and violent, provoking reactions from you. If you react in a calm manner, he will eventually calm down and lower his defense.
Memories of past incarnations might come to you, if they haven’t already, it may answer some questions/doubts you have about this relationship and the other karmic relationships you had, or will have. But you can’t change the past. Your future starts here and now. He did what he did, you did what you did, try to move on from these. Because in this life time you will come across many karmic relationships, some of them are career related. It is crucial to respond to these souls, without dwelling in what had happened, in another life, another time. Use your gift of intuition to pave way for a better future, emotionally and financially, instead of re-living the past.
You can certainly use your gift it to make a living and to excel in the occult, metaphysical area. Also it is in this area that you will find a mentor. You already have guides, but this mentor will help you in a practical organized sense. This is crucial to achieve success. Your true happiness, however, lies in a peaceful domestic/family life. It is clear from your story how supportive your family is. If you start Tarot career as a home business and start with family/childhood connection, it will flourish. A peaceful supportive home/domestic life is the foundation for your career success and expansion. This is not home as in marital home, but more of family support, root/hometown, childhood connection. Does not mean you need to relocate, but can also be your current residence. This mentor, could be a person, or a person that will lead you to a group of people, may also be connected to your family/root, someone from your hometown, or even works in real estate.
Financially I see Nov/Dec 2013 and Spring 2014 as very difficult times. Fall 2014 the pressure lessens. Early 2015 it returns, but this time it comes with major financial - and romantic - opportunity. If you are consistent with healing, 2015 could be a banner year for you. Not only a new start, but a huge turn around from where you are now. Emotionally, your ex will continue stirring things up. This is common with karmic relationships. Unless one of you dies, it will not stop. You move away, he will follow. You find new love, he will try ruin it, and so on. What you can do is continuous cleansing and healing, as you can't change him, you can only change yourself and your life.
This is all I can see. I don’t login here much, so I hope this helps. Much blessings!