Day 5 of the challenge. 5 more questions.
See previous postings:
Questions 1-5 (Day 1)
Questions 6-10 (Day 2).
Questions 11-15 (Day 3).
Questions 16-20 (Day 4).
21. How do you feel when you do readings?
I try to feel the energies surrounding the client. It’s important to be open and empathic during a reading so that I can best serve the seeker.
22. Do you charge money or ask for other types of compensation for your readings/services?
Right now I don’t charge money. I ask for donations, token gifts to my loved ones on my behalf (hehe), or I agree to exchanges. I’ve been known to work for food. Boy do I love them cupcakes, especially the ones with buttercream. One client made me macaroons! ::heart:: I looove French macaroons.
23. What question do you most often ask the deck (or, ask on behalf of another)?
For myself I ask questions such as “how do I” or “what do I need to know about” that pertain to specific creative projects or ventures. That’s it. When I am reading for others, I can offer you statistics. About 51% of the questions clients ask are love related. 15% to 20% are work related. Now see the below bar graph for the frequency of question topics that clients ask me to read for.
24. How accurate do you believe your readings are (or, do they accurately convey messages from spirits/deity)?
Quite unremarkably, it depends. When I’m “in the zone,” I would like to say I am really accurate and can connect deeply to what’s going on in the client’s life. When I’m not in the zone, bleh. I go a-fishing. Or really, I just stop the reading and say, “hey, look, we’ve got to continue this some other time.”
25. What was the most dramatic/meaningful reading you ever did? (Not necessarily the most accurate.)
My answer will sound like a cop-out but it isn’t intended to be. Every reading I have ever done has been meaningful. The free one-card readings I do through FTN are meaningful in the moment. Otherwise, I wouldn’t bother doing them. Every full reading session I have done has been memorable. I can remember specific cards drawn for people who were complete strangers in readings done years ago. Some readings were dramatic because it touched the client to such a degree that tears were shed on sight. Others were meaningful because of how eerily accurate they were. All readings for myself are meaningful because I don’t even bother consulting the tarot unless it’s something important.
If I had to choose one, I would say the reading I did for an established writer. The writer was struggling with a sophomore novel after the debut book received immense critical acclaim. There was a great deal of pressure to deliver the same success that the first book enjoyed. Writer’s block was setting in hard. The reading I did helped that writer move past the writer’s block and, in the end, published a second book that has been much talked about and praised in literary circles. That was cool.
Questions 26-30 (Day 6).