I am starting to see clients again in my (small, 9 feet by 9 feet) Uptown Kingston office WITH MASKS and squishy stuff to put on hands and with me putting the cards down on a table after I explain them so people can look at them without us being jammed together or sharing cooties. As a welcome back to the office, I am offering 50% OFF THE FIRST IN-PERSON SESSION FOR NEW OR HAVEN’T-BEEN-IN-A-WHILE CLIENTS–so, really for everybody. There is a big waiting room downstairs for clients, so social/physical distancing can be maintained, and I will come down to get the next client after previous clients leave so everyone gets space. This sale offer will be for September, so get it while it’s here. If you feel ill or like the office is too small for your comfort, please consider a Zoom reading instead so that we can all stay safe and well.
These days the available in-person hours seem to be Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and maybe Tuesday, all noon to 4 pm, and there could be additional hours possible depending on the week, including some Saturdays. The Zoom distance readings are also continuing, so please check with me for availability of those if interested.
Please email me at laughingdakini at twc dot com for appointments, and please read the page about ‘what to expect during a reading with me’ first, so that you know if it’s likely to be a good match for us. I look forward to seeing real people in person again!
The new office in uptown Kingston, NY, will be open by appointment on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be aware that weather may affect the appointments–too icy or snowy equals ‘not safe to drive’, so I will not be there and will reschedule.
The office in Woodstock, NY, will be permanently closed as of January 31, 2020, due to the pending sale of the building it was in. It was a lovely place, but so is the new one, in a charming old Victorian house at a crossroads, interestingly enough loosely surrounded by handsome antique churches and some gorgeous big old trees.
The way to make an appointment is to email me at laughingdakini at twc dot com–I don’t use a voice phone for the business at this time. That is also the email to use for questions that are not addressed online–the website is incomplete and not fully as I intend, but life has been very busy. New clients will be expected to prepay the first appointment by Paypal to laughingdakini at twc dot com to assure that none of the appointment gets spent fiddling with payment–it seems a waste of time, especially in a 20-minute appointment. The address will be given to new clients after appointments are confirmed.
Details are still emerging so this post will get editted–for example, there will be longer hours as the days grow longer, and I am trying to arrange a day once a month for pay-what-you-want–but I wanted to have this current information available for those who have been asking. I look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to email laughingdakini at twc dot com with questions or to book your appointment now.
I’m very excited that I am moving my tarot office to uptown Kingston, NY. The wonderful old building in Woodstock where I have been working out of for a couple of years is for sale, and so moving makes the most sense despite having had a great time there and really appreciating the landlord and the great downtown Woodstock location.
Details will follow, but it looks like the first of February I will open the new place, with a lot of new options, like twenty-minute sessions as well as the forty-minute sessions, and one day a month with pay-what-you-want. I’ll let you all know!
I had been taking a break from doing the candles for a few months due to being busy and feeling a little under the weather. On 12/16/19, I decided to just plain do a candle each for me and for my partner, and WITHIN THE FIRST FIFTEEN MINUTES the partner brought in the day’s mail, which contained a holiday card with an unexpected check for $5,000.00 for me. It seemed like an obvious reminder to do the candles even if life seems too busy or if my health feels droopy, as can happen in extreme cold sometimes. I will let my regular clients know when the service resumes, and I think it will be fairly soon. I’m sorry there has been a break from doing them and look forward to resuming them soon.
Since my business cards have my old email address on them, some folks are still trying to reach me that way, but I do not get those emails. PLEASE ONLY CONTACT ME AT LAUGHINGDAKINI@TWC.COM and not my old email address which is still on some of the business cards. The current one gets checked every day. Any other email is no longer current for me and I can’t access them.
New clients (or those returning after a while) pay only half price for their first private tarot session at my office in downtown Woodstock NY. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your appointment. Best days will likely be Fridays through Mondays–
Thanks to the very helpful folks at Time Warner Spectrum and whatever else the name is, I have a good email address now.
email@example.com is the new email for me for business and personal. PLEASE CHANGE THIS EMAIL FOR ME IN YOUR RECORDS, SINCE I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTACT SOME FOLKS SINCE YAHOO IS UNAVAILABLE TO ME SO I LOST THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION. Thanks for your patience, you guys!
My email to repeat client while doing a candle for them today, 5/8/19:
“Also, are you guys having too much coffee? I could SMELL coffee in the sage I was burning with your candle, which usually does not smell like coffee but does always smell like whatever issue the people are having–I’d check with [another insider who likes coffee] if I were you!”
The reply was: “Yes! we have been having a lot of it! I will try to cut down on it! thanks for the candle, as always it’s great!”
I spent this past Thursday through Sunday at The Tarot School’s Readers Studio in NYC, created by the wonderful Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone with Lelia and Irene, who were all in attendance. It was so great to see old friends and to spend time with and learn from many excellent teachers and authors, as well as from many ‘plain old folks’, those of us who are not in those official big-cheese categories. Main speakers included Rana George, Heatherleigh Navarre, Carrie Paris, George Koury, Sasha Graham, and Ethony, who all gave great presentations and were available all weekend to chat with and get insights from. Since I am not a selfie person, I didn’t wind up in many of those, but there are many lovely photos online about the event. I also had an opportunity to get a really great private reading from Gina Thies, whom I love. It was very worthwhile and highly recommended. It was also so great to spend time with folks like Beth Owl’s Daughter whom I usually know through her great blog, and Sheilaa Hite whose work I love and whom I have had some great times dancing with in past years. Local luminary Robert M. Place was in attendance with his scholarly and beautiful art, decks, and books, and there were maybe 250 more folks whose names I will not glaringly name-drop here, since I either spent little time with them or they are private folks.
Most exciting for me now is that my book is really coming along, and there is interest from at least one publisher, so I am thrilled and have incentive to keep working on it hours and hours a day, which I am doing. A little support group of published authors led by Kooch N. Daniels and her husband Victor Daniels and including a few of us who are unpublished was started, and now it feels great to have some support plus some accountability. I’ll keep you posted!
As you wind your way up the path to the Magickal Cottage, knock on the door, for you are most welcome! The kettle is about to boil and I’ll brew us some tea so we can sit and discuss how to create a magickal life. Merry Meet!