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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

Tricksy Intuition

How does Seattle figure into a conversation about misleading intuition? Read on.

How does Seattle figure into a conversation about misleading intuition? Read on.

I’d like to speak to y’all today about the proposal that never was, and how sometimes other people’s intuition about a situation can really mess with your own. How is it possible that though everyone has intuition, we don’t all intuit the same thing? It’s probably because the translation, or interpretation, is different, and/or the attachment to the outcome is more or less. Food for thought.

Many years ago, I was living with my then boyfriend, and we were planning to go away for a long weekend to Seattle. Why Seattle? It was a place neither of us had been, and it was during the fall season, which we both loved.

I had made my request to my office job for vacation days. In the weeks that followed, more than one person from my day job implied that I was probably getting proposed to, since we happened to be going away the weekend of our anniversary.Continue Reading

Looks Are Deceiving: What a Tarot Reader Really Looks Like

See the differences above? People are often surprised when they see me for the first time when they come to me for a reading. Maybe it’s a mix of misconceptions of what a tarot reader looks like. I don’t look like Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die, nor am I old and wizened and looking like I’m dripping wisdom out of my wrinkly pores. Perhaps some people are looking for theatricality and are disappointed when I show up in jeans and a blouse instead of a long flowing dress, headscarf, and gold hoop earrings. Who knows?Continue Reading

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