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Tarot Reader, Tarot Reader, Where Does Your Money Go?

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

Online Biz Courses: What To Look For

books and mouseQuestions from my apprentice Amelia have resulted in answers from me that were too good to not share via a blog post! She asked some really great questions about online business courses and how to know when you are choosing the right one for you.

I have taken quite a few online business courses: some are fantastic, and some I just couldn’t muster up the energy to have both my full time day job and my tarot business AND devote my time to doing the coursework required to really benefit from those classes.

When I did Marie Forleo’s RHH B-School, that was a CRAZY leap of faith that I would make that money back, and it was the biggest chunk of change I’ve ever spent on a business course. I literally had a “fuck it” moment and made the purchase. I WOULDN’T recommend making that big of a decision in that mindset, but I am glad I did.Continue Reading

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