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Read This If You Have the Expectation That Metaphysical People Shouldn’t Charge

Read This If You Have the Expectation That Metaphysical People Shouldn’t Charge

Back in 2013, I attended Readers Studio, which is a yearly occurrence and one of my mandatory yearly conferences as an attendee. The conversation became heated during a Breakfast Roundtable moderated by Theresa Reed in which that age-old debate came up: the assertion that spiritual or metaphysical people shouldn’t be charging for their services. Beth Owl’s Daughter calls this phenomena the “purple-collar ghetto”.

I’ve come to realize that even after almost ten years as a professional tarot reader that the concept of the purple ghetto is still alive and well, and is propagated by tarot readers and non-readers alike… which I find stunning. Language such as bartering, sliding scale, discounts, spiritual calling. Guilt trips from OTHER readers for those that charge for readings, in a “how could you turn away someone that NEEDS your help with a reading?” tone. [An aside: a tarot reading is a want, not a need… which I’ll cover in an upcoming post.]Continue Reading

Are You a Spiritual Mean Girl?

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The other weekend as I was at a business retreat in another state, I found myself clenching my teeth and impatient with someone that was testing the boundaries of what I considered to be sacred space. This retreat was solely for women with heart-centered businesses in fields that are less than mainstream. I found this to be both ironic and poignant of a greater lesson that I keep on having to learn, which is I really need to just focus on me and my own work, and stop looking at other people’s proverbial papers.Continue Reading

Cleanse Thyself: Energetic and Home Cleansing

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I have noticed when doing readings and answering follow-up questions, certain themes emerge. I’m going to address one of those recent themes today, since I already answered the other: is it too soon to come see you for a reading again? in a previous post. The other question was, How do I cleanse myself or my home, energetically?
It’s really one of those questions that should be asked of a spiritual teacher or a religious figure, and not by your neighborhood friendly tarot reader. However, since I do happen to be both a witch AND tarot reader, I can both understand why clients would ask, and why they would ask it of me.

Things I use for negativity/clearing/cleansing:

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