Every year I'm offered the Gazebo at the Coldwater Steam Punk festival. It's located at the Museum side, on the other side of the highway from town. The festival arranges a bus to transport guests and visitors back and forth from town to the museum side, as there's lots going on at both sides of the festival.
I do love doing readings in the gazebo. Having to set up a tent to read in sometimes gives me a bit of anxiety. I worry about the wind, and is my tent secure enough? The gazebo is big and breezy and solid, and I can focus on my readings. Usually. There IS a lot going on with all of the costumes and music and events.
I bring a little brass cauldron filled with stones to hold down the cards, in case the breeze gets out of hand! I have a little table set up inside with a few chairs. This year I brought a bunch of my art to sell, as well as some gypsy cards and Angel Oracle cards and some metaphysical new age books. I found that so many people weren't brave enough to come up into the gazebo, so we set up a few little tables on the ground level and had a few things displayed there.
This year I only did 8 readings. That's half of what I normally do. There was some singing and even though the couple performing were across the field, the gazebo just grabbed onto her voice and sent it straight into my brain. I couldn't 'hear' the voices, and I found I was having to yell at the clients across from me. I was sad to have to tell a handful of people who were eager to read with me that I just couldn't do it with the singing going on. They all got a business card and I hoped that they would connect with me here.
I was concerned about giving them the best reading possible. And I knew I couldn't do it when it was just so loud. The readings that happened before that were amazing! But the last lady to sit with me was when the singing was going on, and I couldn't get anything for her. (This disappoints me, too. It rarely happens, but when it does, I am let down too.)
I was doing $10 for 10 minute readings on Saturday. They almost always end up going longer, just because I'm not going to leave someone with half a reading. AND I never bully anyone into paying for another 10 minutes, if there's more message for them from Spirit. That is just not my style.
There were so many costumes and I met so many new people! We had a beautiful day for the event.
My friend Wendy does readings also. Her tent is always set up near mine. She was selling handmade wands as well as some beautiful pendulums. I went to visit her during the day to check in, and give us both a boost half way through the day. It's a funny thing to be working all day in such a busy environment. (For the most part for me, it all feels like fun, but there's always that 2pm "i need a break", when I need a snack and some tea!)
This was my third year at the festival. It's so well organized and is always full of amazing things to see! They had a magician doing tricks (and he was so funny!) as well as some people dressed up as knights and vikings who did a bunch of fighting shows, and there were some shows in a big tent that was set up, with a tonne of music and interpretive dance.
If you made it to the Steam punk Festival in Coldwater this year, leave me a note! And if we met there, I'd love to reconnect!
"I thought you had to meet in person with a reader, so you can make the connection. How do you do readings over the phone or email?"
I've successfully read tarot and done medium readings for people over the phone for over 18 years. It confuses some people how a reader can do an email or phone reading, because you aren't physically sitting with the person.
For me, the way it works, is I picture myself sitting with the person on the phone. Some would call it meditation, I call it daydreaming. Sometimes that's easier for my clients to understand.
So, when you call, I close my eyes and go to the daydream place. I see us sitting together somewhere, and I will often see your guides, too! They will often feed me the messages they've been trying to get to you about your situations, challenges, and life path. The cards are used as my kickstart, really, but then the images and messages just flow to me, and I lay them all out on the line for you through the phone.
I really like to think of that space as the place where time stands still for you and I. It's a safe place, a spiritual space, above the earthly plane. I believe we are all energetic beings, and just like we can connect through wifi and the internet, I believe we can do that with our minds alone. Even if you feel like you don't have any special abilities to do that sort of thing, you CAN open yourself up to allow me to connect with you, for the amount of time we are on the phone together.
I use keen as my preferred platform for phone chat. They are a company that has been around for over 17 years, and are an amazing middleman. I don't see any of your personal information (The only thing I'll ever see is your username if you've registered with the website.) and I like it that way.
My rates are set very low (the lowest that the website will allow. $1.99 a minute. ) and I send free minutes after every paid call of 4 minutes or more. I love staying in touch, and helping with follow up questions after a reading.
I am available by appointment, but I'll also have my phone availability listed so you can make plans to have your questions ready. I'm based in Midland Ontario, and if you are local and prefer an in person reading, we can do that too! But if you aren't, a phone call is your next best option.
Watch for this call button to tell you that I'm available!
If I am not available at the time that you are ready to ask your questions, click below to get a live reading, a special 10 minute offer.
I'm so pleased to announce that I'm writing a column in the Springwater News paper!
Introducing my Tarot Horoscope. A Card for each sign will describe the cards advice for the two week period.
Springwater News covers the Springwater area, but is based in Elmvale. Elmvale is a central hub between Midland, Wasaga Beach and Barrie, it's a perfect place to get the Tarot Horoscope re-started. (I did this for a local magazine while it ran.)
What I'm hoping to do next is find a small office space or a room I can borrow twice a month to do readings in Elmvale. It will make it easier for the clients that come and see me from Collingwood, Barrie, Elmvale and Wasaga Beach. So if you know of a space in Elmvale, I'd be ever so grateful!
How does a Tarot Horoscope differ from a traditional Astrology Horoscope?
Traditional Astrology HOROSCOPES use the positions of the planets and stars, and where they fall in each sign, to determine the fortune.
With a tarot horoscope, I'm still using the astrology signs as the starting point, but each sign has a specific card pulled for it. Then, based on the attributes of the signs and the story of the tarot card pulled for it, I create a short reading similar to when I'm reading cards.
I have been reading cards in Midland Ontario for over 20 years. You can't read in a small town like this, for this long, and NOT be good at it! I have a steady client practice mostly based on word of mouth, and am called on to do house parties, as well as house cleansings, and Medium readings in the area.
I have a small office located in downtown Midland for my clients. Part of my gift is that I get spirit messages. I use their help while writing the column in the paper, and when doing tarot readings in my office.
If you'd like to learn more about me, you can visit The Little Witch youtube channel, or even join us on Facebook, "Lori Grace Reads Tarot"
If you are interested in a reading, contact us through the forms on this site.
I've made hard and fast plans to be on the phone in July. And by on the phone, I mean taking tarot calls.
These are the July are the dates and times I've earmarked to be online working. (EST) I'm a Canadian reader, based in Ontario.
Monday July1st - 9am until 3pm
Wednesday July 4th - 9am to 3pm
Wednesday July 11th - 9am to 11am
Friday July 13th - 9am to 11am
Monday July 16th - 9am to 3pm
Friday July 20th - 9am to 3pm
Monday July 23rd- 9am to 3pm
Friday July 27th - 9am to 11am
I have to have some very specific conditions to be available for the phones (mainly, a quiet house!) And although this list shows no evening availability, I can be available up to 10pm EST on occasion, and occasionally on weekends.
If I'm online and taking calls, my call button will tell you I'm available or on a call, and you can get in the line to be read for next. Please be clear about your questions before you call, and have the TV off and a quiet room or place to take your call.
I look forward to reading for you!
I just got my hands on my July schedule for my out-of-the house gigs, and July is giving me lots of openings for Tarot and Medium readings.
Monday and Wednesdays are looking very good, although weekdays aren't always the most convenient for some. Through the week I have some mornings and alternately some afternoons.
Saturday appointments will be hit or miss through the month of July. For the most part on Saturdays, I will be at the Midland Country MARKET on Balm Beach Road and hwy 93, in front of the Water Stop. Depending on the weather, I may just be selling items and taking bookings, or have a table set up with my cards doing 10 minute readings.
My July appointment calendar has been updated for in person readings in the office in Midland.
If you are long distance from me, I will have some specific dates to do phone readings, and email readings are done once a week ( unless I can get to them sooner. )
May's appointment availability has been updated! I had to make some deep cuts, because i'm in the Huronia Players performance of Calendar Girls in Midland Ontario! It runs from May 4th 2018 until May 19th.
I only have a small part in this one, but I still have to be there every run, for the entire play, so that's cut into Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sundays (which was a popular day for bookings!)
If you visit my calendar for booking tarot readings, you'll see there are still a good amount of days and times left. Although they are mostly during the work week, I do have some Saturday mornings available.
We are getting into the time when bookings for home parties are starting to come in - Even though June and July feel far away, My weekend bookings fill up FAST. I can visit cottages in the Midland area, As far as Balm Beach, and Victoria Harbour. Send me an email to be sure I can come to you! Other wise, you are welcomed to visit my office in downtown Midland. If a group of you are coming, there are many cafes and shops just down the street from my office to browse in.
This schedule goes for my Reflexology in Midland Ontario, too!
If you are curious about fitting into one of my quiet times, for either a tarot reading, a medium reading, reflexology or reiki, have a peek at my schedule!
I was in the tub, when a BIG THOUGHT occurred to me. WHAT IF our life purpose was something that just sort of happened in the natural flow of being a good human being? It wasn't something we had to search for, or work hard at. What if it were something that just sort of happened while we were in the natural flow of living our lives everyday.
I thought about running threads through my life. How different people have touched my life, and also about the lives I have touched in just being me, in the right place at the right time.
And then I thought, WHAT IF, in those moments that felt small to me, I had actually 'completed' my big life purpose. And all the rest is gravy. All the rest is just to have fun and celebrate all the world has to offer. Even if that is as simple as a nice hot bath, or the sun on your face, or the best Ruben Sandwich you've ever eaten.
What if it were really this simple? Doesn't that idea just free you up completely? It certainly takes the pressure off to perform, to struggle, to over think everything. (I am totally guilty of that.)
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the idea.
It's nearly New Years Eve as I sit and write. We're in the funny spot, the week between Christmas and New Years, where I have a challenging time remembering what day it is and where I'm supposed to be... more so than usual.
I've been watching a LOT of the show Outlander, which feels like a holiday indulgence... sitting and watching Netflix, with no spellwork embroidery in my hands. It's making me think a lot about time travel, and magic, my herb work that I've put aside for family festivities. It's got me thinking about the year to come.
This is the time of year that I get a lot of reading requests for what's coming up in the new year. 2018 feels like it's going to be special, that it's made for personal victories for the individual, if you are ready to be patient with yourself through the healings that will be presented.
Those healings will look different for everyone, and will be tailored to put you just beyond your comfort zone. But, just passed that fine line awaits some beautiful reward.
That's what 2018 is feeling like, for me. That's the messages I get from The Dudes. (My spirit guides. They picked me. They know me. haha.)
Another thing that I'm finding I'm doing quite a bit lately is attracting more and more people who are just starting with their own gifts, but don't know what the next step is. Those conversations have been very individual, too. No two witches, or druids, or seers, or readers are alike. I sit and get the messages for the individual with how to proceed with their own growth with their gifts.
The beauty of January and February, for me, is that the air is somehow quieter, the energy is more still. It makes it easier to get crisp and clear messages . There's something more relaxed for me, with readings, at this time of year. I nestle in. There's no long distance drives to Barrie or Orillia for home party tarot readings, less call for bachelorette or home party readings. This leaves me cozy in my office for individual readings.
As always, you can book a personal "what's coming up this year" style reading with me in my office, in Midland Ontario, but we can always do a phone reading, too, if you live long distance from me.
However, if you are also someone who feels like you've got a gift and you don't know how to use it, it would be my pleasure to help guide you through the next steps in your growth. Learning to read cards, learning to perform Reiki, learning to connect with your own spirit guides are all things I can help with!
Happy New Year!
THE HOLIDAY GIFT SALE FOR 2017 IS OVER! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Here's how the Gift Certificate sale works!
It only happens once a year, and there's a limited amount of Gift Certificates available. (100 are available for purchase for this special.)
From now until December 9, 2017, purchase one or more gift certificates at the special Holiday sale price - a 60 minute reading for $40 CAD - Regular price is $60.
You'll receive a hard copy of your purchased gift certificates, numbered and signed, with a spot to fill in the gift recipients name. Included will be all the information your gift recipient will need to redeem their gift from you, so getting their readings will be easy!
These gift certificates are redeemable AFTER December 26th, 2017. They can be redeemed either in person for an hour long sit down reading at the Elizabeth Street office in Midland Ontario, or for over the phone for an hour long phone reading anywhere in Canada.
Purchase through PayPal today to receive the gift certificates in time to gift give for the holidays.
P.S. Don't forget to buy one for yourself at this reduced sale price. It only happens once a year!
When ever I get inquiries for email readings or in person readings, I always stress to the client to word their question in such a way that gives us both focus, WITHOUT giving your tarot reader any back story or hints. Personally I feel like even a little bit of information can make me feel like I'm cheating.
I like to read as 'blind' as possible, but still give you the option of asking the question that is on your mind.
It is helpful for you to give the reader some sort of question if you truly aren't looking for a general life read. Why? With my readings, I find my guides like to give the spiritual answer. They will always move straight to the spiritual reason for what's happening in your life, and often that's not what I find my clients are in search of!
I find good questions begin with considering what
has been the first thing on your mind to solve, or something that has just been sticking with you. the thought or situation that just won't quit.
The idea here is to pretend that you've already had ALL the story telling with the reader you are sitting down with. You shouldn't have to explain anything. It's the tarot cards job to tell you the answer to your question. I also think it's my job to give you as many confirmations as I can about what it is that you are thinking about, so we know we're in the right place.
We then call this THING on your mind, "the situation."
then, you can form your question using a "who, what, where, when, why" beginning:
"What is most important to know about this situation?"
"What is the best path to follow in this situation?"
"Am I already on the right path?"
"Where can I expect this path to lead?"
"When should I make the change that I'm thinking of?"
"What am I supposed to be learning spiritually from this situation?"
"What is the path of least resistance in this situation?"
"Who is it that I should be looking for?"
"What is the path for the greatest good in this situation?"
"What will happen If I change something in this situation?""What will happen if I do nothing in this situation?""What can I expect as a touchable world outcome in this situation?" (as opposed to spiritual world.)
"should I take action?""Do I chose A or B?"
"If I chose A or B, what is the outcome?"
"How will I know when it is time to take action?"
Questions worded in this way help get us to the heart of your inquiry, without giving the tarot reader any hints.
I hope this note helps you get the most out of your reading, and also helps you feel confident in your choice of readers.
I look forward to reading for you!
Lori-Grace writes about paranormal occurrences, dream work, tarot readings, and ponderings.
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