Y is for Yelling At You. #atozchallenge

When I give readings, every now and again, I’ll sigh and say, “Ok, this is the part where I yell at you.” Ok, it happens a lot.  I’m not going to lie.  Even thought I’m not quite the clueless jerk that I used to be, a lot of tarot readings are confrontational.  If the Universe has been sending you messages and you haven’t been listening, a tarot reading is a really good opportunity for the Universe to yell at you.  And I get to be the vehicle for your ass-chewing.  You’re welcome. What I like about this is that the …

H is for Happy #atozchallenge

There is a website that I really enjoy.  It’s almost a spiritual thing for me.  It’s called “Humans of New York” and it is a collection of pictures by a man named Brandon.  Brandon takes these amazing pictures of every kind of person, and asks them questions about their lives.  Questions like, what was the saddest moment of your life.  What are you proud of?  What do you love about her?  Who are the flowers for? The pictures paired with the mini-interview give us a snapshot into the persons life.  My friend, Lauren, said this weekend, that she felt that …

U is for Unveiling #atozchallenge

Thanks, BP for your suggested for today’s blog.  I’d been wanting to talk about the High Priestess, but couldn’t figure out how to fit it in.  And here we go. I wrote about her here, but she’s such an interesting card, I thought I’d give it another go.   One of the things I like about the tarot is that there are a billion decks to choose from.  Some cards in the Rider Waite deck bring it on home to me, and some make me want to claw my face off out of frustration.  I can’t make any sense of the …

T is for the Tarot MixTape Playlist. #atozchallenge

I’ve gotten a few requests for the return of the Tarot MixTape Playlist, and two demands to know where it went in the first place.  😀  So, here it goes.  For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, I and several of my tarot buddies chose a song for every card in the tarot deck.  Yeah.  It’s pretty badass. Last April, I updated my website, logo, name, etc. etc. and dropped my WordPress site.  I have all of the posts from the old site catologued, and haven’t transferred them all over to the new pretty, shiny site yet.   …

R is for Reader #atozchallenge

I have new business cards.  They were designed by my friend, Ryan, who is a wonderful artist and a tarot addict like me.  We were working on my website last year, and he said, “Ok, well, what should we call you?”  The first thing that fell out of my mouth was “Reader”.  I’m a Reader.   I’ve always hated that identifying game.  Psychic?  Tarot reader?  Mystic? Fortuneteller?  There are more, but none really rang true to me.  I’m a fan of science, so psychic gets under my skin a bit.  I do other readings besides the tarot kind.  Mystic implies …

M is for Mind Your Manners #atozchallenge

I’ve been thinking about tarot etiquette, and I think I’m extremely lucky in this department.  Other than just a few incidents, people have been respectful of me and my cards.  Just in case, though, here is a list of bad tarot manners. Don’t touch my cards without asking me first.  It makes me stabby. Please don’t get food or drink near my deck.  It’s not just a deck of cards, it’s MY deck of MY tarot cards and I LOVE THEM.  A lady spilled a glass of wine on my deck a few years ago and jokingly asked if I …

D is for Don’t Tell Me Anything Bad, Ok? #atozchallenge

One of my favorite movies is called “French Kiss”.  The main character, Kate, has to face a lot of her fears, and her knight in (slightly dented) shining armor is Luc.  This is one of their first conversations: Kate: Do you believe in love? The kind that lasts forever? Luc: I loved my mother. Kate: No, everybody loves their mother. Even people who hate their mothers love their mothers. The question is, one man meant for one woman. That is the question. Luc: But it is not an interesting question. It is the question of a little girl who believes …

What the what? – Liz Lemon

So, I got an email this morning from a guy who was not a client, who hasn’t ever been a client, and who found me online.  I get these every now and again.  Sometimes people are telling me I’m going to hell, some are telling me that because I like The Gays I’m going to hell, sometimes strangers want to touch my parts inappropriately…and well…. This one.  It was short, but memorable.  “Hey, I noticed your cut your hair.  Don’t you think you’d be a more credible psychic or whatever with long hair?” I have a couple of responses to …

If you think a professional is expensive, wait ’til you try an amateur. ― Paul “Red” Adair

Jamie asked why my readings are so expensive, and why I discounted readings last month (and I’m going to again this month).  This is a fair question, with a couple of answers, so I’m going to be as thorough as I can. 1.  Why are my readings so expensive? Well, honestly, it’s because I’m good at what I do.  I’ve been doing readings for twenty-five years.  In the first decade or so, I didn’t charge a lot – I bartered.  I practiced.  I used my book for every reading.  Then, I got better.  I started charging about $20 per reading, …

He is the cheese to my macaroni. ― Diablo Cody

Bill asked me if I could do readings for couples.  I can, but as I’ve gotten more experience with readings, I usually don’t. When a couple calls for a reading – and it’s a planned thing- they’re usually on the same page in their relationship.  I’ve done readings for anniversaries and birthdays, and the couples for whom I’ve read have been looking in the same direction.  I can do one reading for both people, or a reading for each and they are generally in sync and oftentimes have some of the same cards.  Those readings are super.  Some of my …