Intuition and support, not prediction.

A longtime psychotherapist and negligent meditator, I first read tarot cards in 1984 and have been involved with them on and off ever since. I took highest tantric vows with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in NYC in 1999 and in the years afterward have been fortunate enough to study with many of the highest Tibetan Buddhist teachers, and sang some four or five million mantras over those years as a practice. This practice came in handy in my five-day-a-week job with a lawyer, a former State Senator married to Teddy Roosevelt’s grandaughter, for whom I worked 17 years until his passing in 2012.

For a few years I saw people as a medical intuitive very successfully (in addition to being a psychotherapist) until my getting electrocuted in 2007. After that event and its aftermath, I stopped or slowed most of these activities to focus on health and recalibrating. As health and circumstances have improved, I have expanded my work in the last few years to consult for a number of folks on their life issues, to study and hang out with some of the great 70s/80s rockstars and other musicians of all sorts, and to work as Stage Manager and Assistant to the Directors, and even in-house psychotherapist, on various musical shows in the NY/NJ area. Specialties in psychotherapy include buddhist psychology and working with old-fashioned multiple personality/DID folks and other survivors of trauma, including death and near-death experiences, as well as working on the musicals. I have begun to offer tarot readings to the public again, and I am delighted at the reception of this service–I missed it!

I am excited to be able to offer readings on the themes of “What do I need to be aware of and to do for the best outcome of this situation?” These readings can apply this question to any area of life, including work, relationship, career, general wellbeing, spiritual direction, life planning, unfinished business, etc. I do not ‘predict’ specific events or specific timelines, since these are so variable and depend upon what each of us does. I also do not do readings about personal details of third parties without their permission. (Such questions as “Is s/he involved with someone else?”, “Is s/he gay/straight/transgendered/asexual/human/made of cheese/anything else?”, “Is s/he my religion/race/category of tv fan/whatever?”, “Does s/he have a lot of money?”, etc. are best asked of the person, not of me, and yes, many of those questions have been asked to me before–I might not have thought of them on my own!).  I do not support folks in doing crimes or other unethical actions. As a member of ATA (American Tarot Association), and member of TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles), I additionally abide by their codes of ethics.

I now have a private office in downtown Woodstock, New York for in-person readings.  Readings are $65.00 for up to 40 minutes with any of the following decks: Rider-Waite-Smith, Gummy Bear Tarot, The Halloween Tarot, Dreaming Way Tarot, Heart &Hands Tarot, or Slutist Tarot; and $81.00 for up to 40 minutes with the custom Arma*** deck.  Please email me about availability  and scheduling for these services (usually Friday through Monday), or use the comment form at the bottom of the page to contact me and I will send you my  little writeup describing what to expect if you make an appointment.  I have recently signed up to accept Hudson Valley Current currency, so please contact me if you are a member of that system and want to use it for readings.

Email order forms and payment buttons are on on this page: https://laughingdakinitarot.com/laughing-dakini-tarot-tarot-readings-by-donnalee/

Among the decks I offer for email readings are Universal Waite, Universal Fantasy, Pagan TarotHanson-Roberts, Mystic Faerie, Paulina TarotTarot of the Old Path , The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot, Dreaming Way Tarot, Gummy Bear Tarot, Halloween Tarot,  and  newer small-batch decks such as Heart&Hands and Slutist. If you do not specify a deck which you would like me to use (or a preference of which not to use), I will choose what seems best for you. I make custom spreads for each “best outcome” reading, so each one is a little different depending on the situation and on the person who requests the reading.  The “best outcome on single theme” email readings are $35.00 each for one question category on the above theme of best outcome, and generally take about half an hour for me to do.  It gives a good in-depth consideration of the subject and actions that can be taken to promote the best outcome. They are ordinarily done and sent to you within 24 hours and most often much sooner.

Larger readings, on serious issues that explore the possible gifts of a usually-difficult situation (most often relationships with parents or other longterm relationships, living places or jobs, or other traumas such as accidents or illnesses or severe losses etc.) are $125.00 each and take me considerably longer to read, although they will be sent to you within the 24 hours in most cases. The layout was devised by me specifically for this and I have used it with great success for myself and others. It explores the crux or status of the situation, how it affected you, what gifts can be gained from it, and what has to be done in order to receive those gifts. Many have found it very powerful and felt real shifts in their situations and ability to accept, allow, and receive the benefits of their situations, even those from the past, and this benefit has been seen to extend to other aspects of their lives. I am really excited about this spread and keep seeing positive results in my own life from having done it recently on some key areas.

Other longer readings of up to an hour via email on the subjects of what to do for the best outcome, as discussed elsewhere on the site, are also $125.00.

You will receive a confirmation via Paypal and from me directly, with an idea of when the reading will be finished, so be sure to allow this email address to be received by your provider: sometimes AOL and others can exclude certain other providers if the addresses are not specifically accepted, so emails are never received by you. Gmail also sticks unfamiliar email into folders that are sometimes never seen by the user, so it’s good to be aware of that too if it applies to you. Thanks for helping with this!

There are no refunds possible once readings are completed, since each one takes time and effort. Thank you for your understanding of this.


Thank you for letting me help you gain some insights into your own life and the most direct ways to encourage and allow the best possible outcomes. I am open to hearing requests for many types of readings, not just those very few listed here so far, so please feel free to contact me with requests. Best wishes, and I look forward to hearing from you!


If you have comments, questions, or simply are happy with the readings you have received from me, please let me know using this form, and let me know also if you would allow me to print your recommendations or endorsements (with whatever name or nickname you choose) here on the “endorsements” page. Thank you again!


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    • This is a lovely area that we have only moved to in the last year, and it is a marvellous combination of small-town feel and yet moviestars and rock stars and international folks come here all the time, so it does not get stale or too small-feeling. It is certainly worth a visit. A real plus is that there is a great deal of live music, in the streets and village green and in venues, and I have not yet heard anyone who is terrible–the average casual performer is way above average that I have heard elsewhere, and may well have been in the Top 10 at some point–fun surprises abound here/

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  • Been learning Tarot for a year now, and still feel like an utter novice … Loving it way too much to stop, though, and it seems to be such a great way to connect with people. I should really post on that, sometime. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for the encouragement with my writing. 🙂

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  • Very fascinating DonnaLee! I am amazed at your talent. I am kind of interested in getting a reading because I always found Tarot fascinating, but I am kind of stuck on what exactly to ask, or you know if I can afford it as well. Definitely something for me to think about! It is so incredible how generous you are to donate to charity that way you do. Keep up the amazing work!! ❤

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