Very recently, I had an amazing Tarot Date that brought me to tears. It wasn't anything sad or bad, it was quite the opposite! You see, a client that I have had for slightly over a year has made TREMENDOUS strides! It touched me so deeply, I just have to BLOG about it!
To begin, you should know that I have my client's permission to be writing this. While I will be sharing small details about her dates, I will not be sharing them all; nor, will I be sharing her real name. Gypsy-Fortune-Teller Rule, still intact!
A little more than a year ago, I met Sally through Social Media. She had heard great things about Tarot Dates and wanted one with me. So, we booked her one. And what an amazing reading it turned out to be?! She was very open and truly invested in what we were doing. As a result, I was able to see directly into Sally's life. And to be honest... Sally wasn't truly happy, felt down, repressed, and blocked. Her cards confirmed this, as she came up as the Page of Wands.
Page of Wands is one of my favorite cards. Every time it comes up in someone's reading, I know that I am dealing with a truly great person who has no idea what their full potential is. I know that I am dealing with a gentle spirit, in need of comfort and confidence. Most of all, I know that if I convince this person of their greatness, they would blossom and grow strong. It is one of my favorite cards and it was Sally's card.
Since that date, I have been with Sally every 6 weeks. I have seen her progression from the Page of Wands to the King of Wands. I've seen her stumble and I have seen her pick herself up. I have seen her doubt and I have seen her grow. I've watched her go from closed-off to wildly open to life. Most of all, I watched this young woman go from defeated to victorious. And that, more than any thing else, touches my heart.
She is armed with the tools that she needs to carry on and continue her path of victory. She understands how life is a series of mountain tops and valleys, but is determined to walk from mountain top to mountain top. She's no longer that flower, afraid to blossom. Now she is a beautiful Lotus, open to the Sun and feeling it's warmth upon her face. Sally has stepped into the light and I have been there to watch it all happen.
I couldn't be prouder of Sally and my other clients. Let's face it, nobody is going to a Tarot Card Reader because life is jolly and roses. People come to me facing the hardest parts of their lives. So when they grow like Sally has, my heart swells with pride. For me, there is nothing more important than my clients and their evolutions. Nothing is more important than your ultimate happiness.
All My Love,
*The Page of Wands featured in this blog comes from my favorite deck, the Barbara Moore SteamPunk Tarot Deck. It is available EVERYWHERE!
For the first time ever, I had someone not show up or cancel their appointment. I am very disappointed by that. Everyone I asked about it said the same thing, "make a Cancellation Policy!" After giving it some thought, I've realized that I needed to BLOG about it.
Usually, Tarot Dates go quite easily. We make a date, we do the reading, and then I invoice you. If for some reason any of my clients needed to reschedule, they've always told me in plenty of time. I am always more than happy to move appointments. Being stood up, however... not a good color for me.
What happened the other night was a definitive Stand-Up. I got no call, no message, nothing. At first, I was angry. This person had just cost me an entire hour and I was upset. But then, I gathered my self and realized what I needed to do... invoice her. So, I did! I think that if my time is ever going to be respected, I have to be the one who does it. I felt bad for having to send someone an invoice that didn't get read, but what she did was unacceptable.
Will I make a harsh Cancellation Policy? I don't know... I understand that things sometimes happen and invoicing someone in crisis is NOT my thing. Many Psychics/Readers I know have a PRE-PAY policy. that isn't so bad. What are your thoughts on that? Should it be a Cancelation Policy, or a PrePay?
Until I get it all figured out, things will remain as they are. I have had a lot of success with how I do things and I don't want others to suffer for the actions of one. So, like I said... for now, things will stay as they are. But if you ever need to move an appointment, let me know! I will always go above and beyond to accommodate you! There's never a need to stand a hooker up, am I right?!
This weekend, during the Mystical Paranormal Fair, a great question was asked of me... How much of what you do is intellect and how much is intuition? Now THAT is a fantastic question; so fantastic, I just had to BLOG about it.
To begin, I should explain that I think the brain is divided into sections. Each section of the brain is responsible for a function. I believe that intuition and intellect are among these sections. Further, I believe that one is not more powerful than the other. Lastly, I believe we are each born of these AND in equal proportions.
The Tarot is an art of utilizing both intuition and intellect. A major part of reading Tarot is studying the cards and spreads. Because there are 78 cards, each with 3-4 definitions. There is imagery in each of these cards, "Symbols" that lend themselves to further grasp the cards meaning. Add to that, the possible combinations of cards and positions in the spread. And to further complicate the issue, the card may appear upside down... which completely changes how the card should be read. Obviously, the brain must be willing to study this in great detail, retain it, understand it, and be able to clearly express it. Intellect. BOOM.
But as I expressed earlier, intuition is also a major part of reading the Tarot. And to be upfront with you, I have no idea how it works. All I can do is explain what happens to me, I hope that will give you an idea. When I lay out the cards, a HUGE portion of my mind begins checking the library of definitions for each card and position. Within MILLISECONDS... my heart begins to pound and I begin hearing and feeling details. They come as feelings and sometimes... they come as phrases or songs, or even a sound. I believe that the source of these details is my spirit, senses, and my mind's eye. Ironically, I actually do get gut feelings.
What is the source of my intuition? I believe it is the great truth, an unknowable greatness, and a light from all that is.
At the end of the day, reading the Tarot is an intricate dance of intuition and intellect. Neither is more powerful than the other. Where one drops off, the other steps in to assist. If one were stronger than the other, the reading would be off. The client would sense it. For instance, if you relied solely on your intellect the reading would sound like you are reading from the deck's manual of definitions. If you were relying solely on your intuition... that would make you a Psychic and that's a whole different thing. So as you can see, Tarot exists between both intellect AND intuition. They come together and are inseparable, like fish in water. How amazing is that?!
We are four days into 2016 and it has been insane. In four days, I have shed blood, sweat, and tears! No joke, tears. It has been so crazy, that I just have to BLOG about it.
I started 2016 in a great way, co-hosting ScareFestRadio.com with Wes Forsythe from iHuntGhosts.com It was a wonderful time, as it always is. However, behind the microphone, there was something magical happening... Wes had a baby calf come into the world! And on Saturday, January the 2nd... I woke up to a picture of the new calf and quite the honor... They named the new calf after me! How cool is that?! Anita even said that they may not eat him! How many other Tarot Readers in the world have livestock named after them?! A great honor, indeed!
Yesterday I received ANOTHER honor! Last night, a good friend of mine, Matt Jesso did a great Paracave Periscope. In his Periscope, Matt gave away awards that he calls, "Ghosties." They were awarded to folks that have made an impression on him in 2015. I can happily report that I was a recipient of a Ghostie!!! It was wonderful. To be appreciated, noted, or honored in any way is truly special to me. If it comes from your heart, it will ALWAYS touch mine. Thank you, Matt! I bettered get one next year, too!
In the Tarot world, I had an amazing reading the other night. A young lady, who shall remain nameless, contacted me because she was in need of help. This young woman had so many things going on and bless her, she was sinking in it all. During the date, I realized that she was deeply guarded, suspicious, and really resisting what we were doing. And then suddenly, and out of no where, she dropped her guard. When she did, we did AMAZING work together. When it was over, I felt amazing and she was elated... she even cried. It feels so good to start 2016 by touching the spirit of a young person and providing them with light and direction.
Also, I have already been faced with a HUGE obstacle... TAXES. I finally sat down to deal with mine and I am petrified. This will be the first year that I have been a small business owner. This means that it is the first year of me having to "COMPLY" with all of the Tax procedures and regulations. Complying with all of these procedures and regulations is a lot harder than you can imagine. Actually, I spent much of yesterday with my head in my hands because I was so overwhelmed. But in true KenBoggle fashion, I am not going to be defeated by it. I have an tax appointment with a professional already booked! Hopefully, they will be able to help me with my 2015 taxes and instruct me on how to handle my 2016 taxes on my own. We'll see...
So, there it is... the first 4 days of 2016. Can you see why my head is spinning? If the rest of 2016 is gonna be anything like the last four days, I may need to buckle up! But here's to it, I hope it's a great one!