I feel like I've been hibernating over the winter holiday. Here it is, January 2, and there's a new fire lit under me.
Interesting what tapping into the energies around us can do.
I personally don't get excited for "new year", although I do get excited for new schedulers, date books, and calendars. The New Year isn't on my list of celebrations. No incense gets lit for new years eve or day.
But, because so many others are filled with celebrations and optimism, I like to tap into THAT energy, and add it to what I've got going on.
Today, I had a Zoom Tarot Party. The bookings are starting to come in, and I've tapped into the New Year Energy and excitement to kick my butt out of hibernation mode and into "be a strong and present tarot reader" mode.
Ive got my new Monthly planner calendar with all the things I'll share through the month. My new coil book scheduler, which helps me stay on track not only with business, but with all the other tasks and hobbies I have.
And, I have SO MANY STICKERS - haaaaa. I do love stickers.
I slept through the entire night last night. That rarely happens.
I had vivid and entertaining dreams which seemed to be more for someone else. ( A friend of mine.) I weighed whether I should deliver the dream into the friends inbox at all, while putting the garbage out in the dark of the morning. I shuffled the heavy bins to the end of the driveway, hiding my pajamas under my favourite sweater, crunching thin with my boots.
Back inside, I typed out the dream, for the receivers eyes only. We shared some virtual laughter, and now I feel my day can begin.
The nubs of the wee candles from last nights magic will get dealt with today. The large white candle will get lit again this eve, and more magic made. A very good beginning to winter, indeed.
2020. I can't believe It's almost wrapping up. I did a "live" on Facebook on Friday, and was shocked to find that next Friday is Christmas day, and that It's only 1 more sleeps till Winter Solstice.
We've all been through SO much this year. There were weeks where I accomplished so very much (teach 8 classes a week, Readings for Students and staff at a Northern College over Zoom, finally taking the leap with the School, having the best garden I've ever have.) but there have also been weeks and weeks where I did a whole lot of nothing more than fed and bathed myself. (This was by choice, knowing that I had some things to process about the whole pandemic, physically and energetically.) And suddenly, here we are. Almost ready to celebrate the end of the year.
I've made a promise to myself to be more present on my Facebook page, and this blog, so that I'm available for those who are ready to get the clarity that my readings offer.
I've also made a promise to myself that I'm ready to committing to making "The Magick".
The Magick might be teaching, doing readings, being sharp with my dream work and dream life, but also it means painting and writing and singing and making art in general.
I'm feeling the shift, understanding that I'm "In the whip" before I fly again.
The snow today makes it an oddly calm experience, readying to get bigger.
Instant Messaging Chat!
Doing something FUN this week! Phone and IM tarot readings!
From Nov 11 to Nov 15, I'm going to be available by chance, to do readings through my Keen platform.
(I've been using Keen for all of my phone readings for 19 years. It keeps YOUR phone number private, and mine! It's a really great system. It ALSO keeps you completely anonymous to me! I DO like reading with as little info as possible.)
The fun part about this is that you decide what you want to spend. It puts you in control of your budget. A great opportunity to get a live reading for the price of an email reading. (My email readings start at $15 CAD for one question.)
When you see the buttons above say CALL NOW or IM NOW, it means I'm sitting on the daybed, with my cards out, ready to do a reading for you.
If you see that it says I'm on a call, you can click the button to get next in line to chat with me!
If you've spent any time at all with me, you'll know that I prefer readings over Zoom, but I've had so many inquiries about phone readings lately, that I thought I would spend a little time with the ol' phone lines. It's where I really got started reading for people who weren't in my community, 20 years ago. :) (You've probably heard my stories about being a reader on the Miss Cleo phone lines, if you've hung out on any of my Facebook Live days.)
I'm only planning on doing this during these days. look for me between 10am and 3pm Eastern time, although I may pop on in the evenings if I'm feeling compelled to. (You know how Spirit sometimes moves me.)
Make sure you prepare, are in a quiet place (no distractions from TV or other people) and have some paper to take notes - My readings will often get pretty detailed!
Are ya ready! (So excited!)
It's not often these days that I use Keen for phone readings. When I'm available, you'll see the button above say so. If I'm on a reading, it will put you next in line to speak to me.
I do quite a few Instant Messaging readings, because sometimes the neighbourhood is noisy! When I was co-renting Three Crows Speak Art gallery space, I would have the IM on anytime there wasn't someone in the Orillia Gallery.
But the phone readings have fallen to the wayside. This is mostly because I've discovered that I really like the face to face interaction of Zoom readings! However, I know not everyone has internet or wifi where they are, and so I still have my phone account set up.
With the phone tarot readings, you can't see that I'm shuffling, or when I'm closing my eyes, or making the little hand signal that I do by habit, to indicate that I'm getting spirit guide messages for you. But trust me, it's happening.
When I'm reading for you on the phone, I'm sitting in my quiet office completely focused on your voice in my one ear, and what spirit whispers in the other.
Sometimes I'm sitting at the laptop desk that I have set up to do my psychic and tarot business, and other times I'm sitting on the daybed, with the cards all spread out in front of me, and my cell phone in my lap.
If you are ready and prefer a phone reading, rather than a Zoom reading, the preparation for your call is still the same.
I've created a "How to Word Your Question Well" note, so that you will be best prepared and make the most of your time with me.
When it comes to phone readings, it's important to understand that the rate noted on that page is in US dollars. You are in control of what you spend, but I usually recommend that you allow 10 to 15 minutes per question, to really feel out and understand what Spirit is trying to say to you about your topic.
Keen keeps all your information private - I won't see your phone number, or any of your personal details. If you don't want to set a name to your account, it will keep what I see as a "Client number", and so that allows you to remain anonymous also.
When I first started doing psychic tarot for clients on the phone, it was through the Miss Cleo lines. Remember those? It was 1999, and I was brand new at reading for others. It was busy!
Several years after that, I worked as a contractor for California Psychics. I treated it like a job, logging in for 3 hours a day, keeping track of my calls so I knew what my average call was - because at that time , the readers had to maintain an average of 20 minute phone calls.
It was a challenge though, as they would have free minute promos, and people would routinely call, use those 3 minutes, and not pay for more ... so it would bring down the average call time, and bump the reader to the bottom of the call list. Feeling like I HAD to keep clients on longer felt NOT right to me. If I had delivered the answer to their question in 10 minutes, that should have been the end of the call.
I discovered Keen in 2002. A Middle man type site, where I could create my own listings, work when I wanted to, without having to maintain a weekly hour commitment, or an average phone call time. This felt much better. And still gave me all the benefits that I was looking for with a phone line.
And it continues to feel better using it. Those early days on the phone lines where I worked as a contractor were so stressful. In my professional tarot practice now, I absolutely cannot read for clients if I'm stressed - how am I supposed to deliver news of calm and clarity to clients, if I'm stressed out about keeping them on the phone?
I basically log in to be available for phone readings when I have no other appointments, meetings or classes... and when I feel compelled to log in randomly (which honestly usually happens when the Universe "pings" me, that I am required to assist someone THERE.)
When I am doing IM Readings, I'm sitting at my desk, with the cards out on the table, just like when I do the Friday Funday readings. I type between 65 and 90ish words a minute, so the pauses will happen in IM readings when I"m shuffling, or forming how to word the messages for you.
Reading Tarot long distance is very similar to the idea of remote viewing, or distance reiki. We are all connected, and when we ask Spirit or Source to connect us, it does so instantaneously. I've been doing these remote readings a LONG time, and I find it easy to connect this way.
If I'm NOT online, but you are ready NOW, as a new user you can take advantage of this 10 minute offer, with another reader you might connect with:
I've had several inquiries over the last 6 weeks about my Reiki and Reflexology services.
From now, until the weather turns cold on us, I'm offering Reflexology or Reiki energy work in the Midland area, with a few conditions, to make it safe for everyone.
If you are in the Midland Ontario area, I can do Reflexology Sessions
in your back yard.
You must have a covered but open area
(think: pop up tent with no walls or a
covered porch with no walls, to protect
from Rain and Sun.
We both must remain completely masked the entire visit.
(and anyone else that may walk through the area, must be
completely masked, also.)
If you have your own Zero Gravity chair, we can use that.
I bring the linens and pillows required, Plus I bring my
own chair to sit in to do the session.
Any dogs on the property must be kept away from the session area (to keep them away from touching the open corn starch, lotions, essential oils, and also due to my allergies. Although dogs are cute as heck, a nose bonk from them, a lick, or their fur touching my skin will set off my allergies.)
Even though we are outside, there is to be no smoking in the session area.
I'll post my availability on my Midland Ontario Reflexology facebook page from week to week.
My tarot business is very busy right now, with students and personal readings, so there won't be much availability. (As it stands, there is no opportunity for weekend sessions, as my weekend days are booked almost solid until mid September. )
If you are in need for some Foot Reflexology or a Reiki or Energy Healing treatment, you can use the contact forms on this website to connect.
I'm a tarot teacher, and had someone ask me today if all the tarot decks have the same cards in them? I took the lovers card out of a few of the decks I own and teach, to show you the difference about how they read from different decks.
If they are based on the traditional Rider-Waite (Smith) they will have all the same cards, BUT in different decks they are going to speak a little differently from deck to deck.
Shown today is The Lovers Card from :
The Druid Craft Tarot
The Morgan Greer Tarot
The Deviant Moon Tarot
The Wild Wood Tarot
They have some similarities, but will read differently, and this will change your reading.
The deck you choose for reading for yourself or clients, will give you a completely different message. If you pick up a 'how to read tarot' book, it's going to give you very general meanings, and most likely not speak directly to the deck that you have purchased and have fallen in love with.
When I teach my students, it's a specially made program just for YOU, your learning style, and I teach you the tarot deck that you are drawn to read, so that you get the meanings of YOUR deck off by heart and intuitively. This makes the readings that you give UNIQUE to you!
I teach people how to read tarot intuitively, so they can confidently read for themselves, friends, and even paid clients, without the pain of memorizing pages and pages of information!
Meet me at The Little Witch facebook page!
Open to getting some information about taking classes with Lori-Grace? http://www.thelittlewitch.com/learn-t...
The Intuitive Tarot Program is open! It's a one on one course, where in 6 weeks we take you from no tarot experience, to be able to read for friends and family, or paid clients if you want to.
If you've always wanted to know how to read tarot cards, this is a perfect time to learn. You can read for clients over the phone, emails, and over video readings. People are looking for the advice that only you can provide. Wouldn't it be nice to make a difference in the world with the advice and guidance that the tarot provides?
This unique program teaches you the deck that you're most drawn to. They say that the deck often chooses the reader! Most tarot programs teach you the same old deck (It's often the Rider Waite tarot card deck.) but what if you don't connect with that deck?
Every deck is so different, and the same card might mean something completely different in another deck. (For example: The Death card in the Druid Craft Tarot reads differently for me than the Death card in the Morgan Greer Tarot.) I'm going to teach you your deck of choice, so that you understand it and feel confident giving readings to others.
There are tasks and homework to accomplish with this program, all to help you intuitively understand each card and how they work as a system. Little bits of homework that make everything make sense!
Book a Discovery call with Lori-Grace if you are ready to fast track your skill with learning how to read tarot cards!
This exercise just opened up a door with a deck I've been working with for a year - but not able to use with clients yet. It would give me some to-the-point realities about situations, but would never guide or speak in full sentences.
I'm a tarot teacher, and a tarot business coach - The fact that this deck was playing coy with me for so long was becoming vexing. I didn't want to get into a stubborn match of wills with it, but I had been working with it WAY too long to NOT be able to use it by now.
So, I put this exercise to work. Shuffled the deck, let it know that we were about to have a full conversation, and as I pulled the cards for each position, I asked the question out loud:
1. What type of read do you prefer?
2. What advice would help me as I'm learning to work with you?
3. How might you help me grow as a reader?
4. Where might I struggle a little when working with you?
5. How can I fully tap into your energy as a deck?
The deck is the Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza. This was the result of my conscious pull:
1. The Lovers. - This deck wants to be used in love readings. This is a surprise to me. I already have a deck I primarily use for romance readings, but then the rest of the cards started to speak to me on this, too.
2. Page of Pentacles - The advice is for me to remain optimistic, grounded, full of hope, but stay the course. This is going to be new territory for me (even after 25 years of reading.)
3. How this deck will help me grow as a reader : We are going to be dealing with some darkness with this deck, and readings from it. The sad stuff, the hard stuff, the no fun stuff. This is ABSOLUTELY a challenge for me, because I have always maintained that I DON'T read the scary stuff. However, I have been working with Hecate for the last year, so this feels like a natural progression. Looking and embracing our shadows as well as light has been a theme for myself for a long time - it's bound to make an appearance for my clients.
4. I am going to struggle with reading about heartbreak, separation, stormy relationships, and absent love. (oh boy.)
5. To fully tap into the energy of this deck, I need to be very aware of Archangel energy. This energy talks about strength and triumph, and the purpose is to lead my clients to embrace determination and courage in the face of NOT FUN STUFF in relationships. I also work with Archangel energies, and this must fuel me to be brave when reading with this deck.
Whew. I'm completely blown away, but I have so much CLARITY on these cards now, and how this particular tarot deck wants to work with me.
Lori-Grace, The Little Witch, has read cards for 25 years. She reads professionally for clients from all over the world, using live online meetings, in person in her office in Midland Ontario, and at home parties and corporate events. Lori-Grace also is a Tarot teacher and Spiritual Mentor. For more information on working one on one with Lori-Grace, see:
Before you get a psychic reading at the Barrie's 3rd Annual Holistic Healing Fair, there are a few ways you should prepare yourself to get the most out of your reading. The event is happening on May 23 and 24, 2020.
I always first suggest that you formulate a question that tells the reader no hints. This is to make sure you get a reading that is really intuitive! I have a full note on how to properly as a psychic your question, with instructions to prepare yourself.
If you can record your reading on your phone or device, be sure to do so. The only issue with big events like the Holistic Healing Fair and recording, is that often there is so much white noise, that it's very hard for a phone to pick up voices and often, the white noise of so many people and music in a room means it may be difficult for you to be able to really be able to focus on what your reader is saying. (As a reader who has done some of these events, sometimes it's a challenge for the reader to help you to focus, too!)
Try to get there early in the day, if you are going to have a tarot reader by one of the vendors at the Barrie event. (The event is happening at 555 Bayview Drive in Barrie, at the Sadlon Arena.) Getting your psychic half way through the day, or at the end of the day, sometimes can mean that you aren't getting a reader at their best. Tarot reading for many people, one after another, is hard work, and reading while in a big crowd can be exhausting for some readers. If you are paying up to $150 for a 20 minute reading, you want your reader at their best, and to give you the best reading possible.
Make sure you go in with a budget in mind. Ofcourse, there are always moments when you just feel like you connect with a reader and that it won't matter what they are charging. But if you know you only have so much in your budget, it's best that you stick to it! Decide whether it is that you want to buy jewellery or tools for yourself, or if you want a small or long reading on a certain subject. Decide what your budget is, and do you best to stick to it so there'll be no regrets at the end of the show!
Although most readers will have a 10 x 10 booth, or possibly a 10 x 20 booth space, some of those may be in high traffic areas. Lots of people walking by, talking, shopping and browsing. When considering which reader you want to sit with, try to find someone who may not be in such a high traffic area, so the reading has the potential to be a little bit quieter. If you choose a reader that looks like they are at a section that isn't so populated, you may be getting a reader who has also done less readings in a day, and is eager and fresh to read for you.
And most of all, have a fun day!
Lori Grace is a psychic tarot reader based in Midland Ontario, who reads in person in the privacy of her downtown office, or one on one over video that you can record to refer back to again and again. Lori Grace offers half hour psychic tarot readings for $40, and hour long readings for $70.
Lori-Grace writes about paranormal occurrences, dream work, tarot readings, and ponderings.
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