Theresa’s Approach

I’ll bet you think that a tarot reading is spooky or hokey, right?  It’s not at all!  A tarot reading can provide calm and reliable guidance through life’s ups and downs.

My approach to tarot is very grounded, practical, and down to earth.  We’ll take a look at what’s going on, possibilities, pitfalls and where you may be heading. This will give you a roadmap so that you can make brave, excellent choices.

I don’t believe anything is cut in stone. I feel that our lives are determined by our choices and if we are aware of the consequences of our decisions, we can change course at any time. My readings are geared towards those who are ready to take control of their lives!  (Check out testimonials from the people whose lives I have touched with my work.  Let me help make a difference in your life!)

 

All phone readings are by appointment only. Please make sure you check with me for my availability if you have a specific date or time in mind. I am generally booked out a few weeks in advance. I never have time for same-day or last-minute sessions.

It’s easy to get a reading from me.  Just visit my Buy A Reading page and scroll down to purchase the reading you want through PayPal.  I will usually contact you within 24 hours to confirm that I have received your payment – if you do not hear from me within that time frame, please contact me via email.

 

What to expect:

If you purchased a 15-minute session, you’ll have a choice. You can use our time for questions only (perfect if you have a lot of questions) or you can choose to do a “general outlook” for the year ahead and two questions.

If you purchased any of the other sessions, we’ll start out with a general outlook for the year ahead, a glimpse at your astrological aspects, questions, and a wrap-up spread.

I will record your session and send you an MP3 once it’s done transcoding (I use a service called Audio Acrobat for this – sometimes they have it ready immediately…other times, no so much). The recording is complimentary. On rare occasions, the service doesn’t work. In that case, you’ll want to have a notepad handy – or you are welcome to record using your own equipment. 

I start on time and finish on time. You’ll never have to worry about me not showing up – or keeping you on the line forever. We’ve both got things to do so I am always conscious of time.

 

How to get the best reading:

:: Be sure that you’re in a peaceful setting and won’t be disturbed. A child screaming or a radio blaring in the background isn’t conducive for a good reading. 

:: Show up on time. My schedule is tight and I have zero room for wiggling. If you’re late, this cuts into your time, not mine.

:: Come with an open mind. If you are close-minded, skeptical, or full of doubt about the tarot, it is much harder to tap in. And it makes my work an onerous chore. Please leave that mindset at the door. 

:: Do not play games. If you’re afraid of “telling me too much” because you don’t want to “influence the reading,” that’s like coming to the doctor and saying “I won’t tell you any of my symptoms because I want you to guess what’s wrong with me and make a diagnosis on this – and prove how good you are.” SO uncool. (Psst…you’ll notice that I rarely ask questions anyway.)

:: Please do not interrupt me when I’m talking. The information comes to me like a ticker tape – and interruptions wreck my flow.

:: During your session, please do not try to ask the same question over and over. My cards get cranky. 

:: Be realistic. If you’re expecting 100% accuracy, mind-reading, or every single detail of your life fleshed out, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Tarot doesn’t work like that. A tarot reading is like a snapshot of your life at the time you get the reading. It will show you where you’ve been, where you’re heading, possibilities, potential problems, and the likely outcome. Keep in mind that I cannot “see all” nor can any reader. As I say on my site, tarot readers are, at best, 80% accurate. Things change. People make different decisions. Cards can be misinterpreted. It’s not a perfect science. The only person who is 100% accurate for your life is YOU.  Also: you are always in the driver’s seat and if you don’t like the outcome, you can change your future by making different decisions.

:: Ask good, thoughtful questions. Avoid “will I” or “should I” or “yes/no” questions. These are disempowering. Instead, consider using “what do I need to know about” or “how can I.” Also, instead of “should I,” a better option is: “what do I need to know if I make this decision” or “not make this decision.” This keeps the power firmly in your hands. 

:: Once your reading is complete, take the time to marinate on the information. Pay attention to what’s happening in your life in the months that follow. Look for the opportunities. Make different decisions if you don’t like what the cards show. Feel free to disregard any information that doesn’t seem helpful (keep in mind that something that doesn’t ring true might actually work out at a later date – the cards can be funny like that). Give time for things to percolate.

I’m not a fatalist. I don’t believe that things are cut in stone. I believe that you can always make changes. Which is why my tagline is: The cards tell a story…but you write the ending.

Alrighty – those are my best tips, folks!

I hope this info helps you make the most out of your tarot reading.

Talk to you soon!

xo

Theresa