My readings are ALWAYS FREE !
For some time now I have wanted to share with others what I have learned. Over the past 20 years I have used my tarot decks for myself , family, and friends when they asked. Always I was toying with the idea of going "professional" and putting myself out there...
...but at what expense ? To become another one of those "crazy" people who dress up like a gypsy and talk into the camera like I know everything? I don't think so.
Tarot has always been there for me. I have a regular job, I support my family, play with my kids, and hug my wife. Although studying the tarot may sound a hobby, I truly believe it has become more than that. The tarot has helped me see things I normally would have overlooked in life for what they are, not what I filtered them out to be, and that has helped me gain a greater insight into taking back control of my destiny.
This forum is a running recompilation of meanings I have picked up in life to add to my journey of understanding the tarot. As I continue to use them, I notice more and more that the tarot are but "tools" for our consciousness to speak with us, allowing our inner voice to be heard over the daily garbage that piles on top of us from the world.
Aren't there already set meanings for the cards? Why add your own?:
Search the web and you will find hundreds of people telling you hundreds of things about the tarot, each more different than the next. Since the cards are tools, interpretations of the cards can vary depending on WHO is using them. Example: A screwdriver is a tool used to tighten or loosen "screws", right? But in some hands it also could be used with a hammer to puncture a container, as a crowbar to pry off a can's lid, as a knife to open the tape on a box...do you get the picture? All are correct for different situations. So goes the use of the tarot. Anyone on the internet who shouts out that "this is the only meaning for this card" is either:
Dressed like a gypsy with a strange rug hanging in back of them for "added effect".
Doesn't actually use the tarot for personal reflection, only as a "money making tool".
Just learned the tarot from a "white book" with definitions the author chose for them.
Why give "free readings"? Everyone else charges something?!?:
Understood...and my answer to that is this...Why Not ? I am leading a blessed life. I'm not well off but we get buy with an honest day's wage to pay our expenses. For so long I have wanted to open up my little side "booth" and charge a fee like anyone else, but the more I watched those around me work their business, the more I didn't like what I saw.
I didn't like the tactics some used to keep people returning to only them. I cringed with every attempt to charge "minute" rates or rates per card pulled...or even worse...trying to sell their books and merchandise on top of it all! I understand that for some it is their livelihood, their only means of income. But at what cost? To look like a freak show? A sell out? A Twitter-holic with the 'sales' and 'merchandise ads'? Doesn't that take away from your credibility?
The "Fox" peddling her wares !
When I started this project earlier in Sept., I contemplated walking down that path. What would I charge? How would I keep people coming back? Should I even charge anything?
The answer was always a "NO". Just as I have learned the path of the tarot, so will I share in that knowledge with whomever will listen and ask for guidance to help themselves. We are all connected in this universe, all on the same "Fool's Journey", and as many have helped me along the way...so I, too, will help them.
I am not trained to provide professional legal, medical, or financial advice. My readings are to help you see for yourself the paths that lay before you. In that regards, I will not comment on anything legal (court cases,etc ), medical (i.e. is this tumor 'cancer'), or financial (will this stock be a 'sell').
I reserve the right to refuse to work with anyone for any reason. This being a free service, let's treat each other with respect and care. I will not share your personal e-mail readings with anyone except you, although posted readings will be made public if you so choose to have them there.
Feedback: Since this is an ongoing project, I would love to hear from you about your reading (how did it play out), what you like/dislike about the site, thoughts on cards, decks, philosophy of tarot / Zen, or if you just want to say "Thanks".
All reading requests and correspondence can be made as a Private Message....
...or ON THIS POST (TEMPLE ILLUMINATUS). If you post publicly then I will post publicly...I may even do a reading via YouTube since I am already set up for it and will embed the video here, too.
Please...no bull@#$! requests...I won't do them anyway. This is simply a service I have done for 20 years to friends and family (aren't you a friend?). By exercising my ability I have noticed positive changes in my family's life from the good I have shared. You will NEVER be asked for anything in return except:
Since you are soliciting me, please tell me "a little" about your question you have (it doesn't have to be too personal, but a little detail will improve the quality of your reading). I am not charging you EVER so you only have to gain if you are truthful in sharing your request.
Remember to be honest...this is for the greater good. Depending on your situation, I may use 1, 3, or more cards to help get insight for you...may even post a video or send you one (if private). I also use many decks like the ones below for different situations and requests (although I do have access to more):
"For the Greater Good....in Shadow and Light"
Post here @ http://www.templeilluminatus.com
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