I am wondering if it would be of interest to folks to have video readings with me. Due to (my) technology, it might only show the cards and my hands and you’d hear my voice but probably not be able to see my face looking at you while I am telling you sincere stuff or laughing etc. Would that be okay, or seem too distant, or…?
My concerns about doing it only over voice phones would be 1) you can’t see the cards, and I use a lot of unusual ones sometimes, so it’s important for people to be able to see them if they are sighted/not blind or visually-impaired (otherwise describing them can take a longer time and use up some of the reading time), and 2) many folks tend to get distracted and browse other things while on the phone, and as an empath, it bugs me when I know it’s happening, and it seems like a waste of good money to not focus fully on a reading while the reading is happening.
I’d love to hear ideas on this theme, or sort of near these themes, even from those who are not clients. If you are a reader who has distance techniques that work or don’t work that you are willing to share, that’d be great too.
Thanks and best wishes
It isn’t here yet, but I have ordered a phone dedicated ONLY to making appointments and confirming payments and other business-related issues, so soon you will have the option to text me or leave a voice message for appointments (I will never pick it up but messages about appointments can be left there and replied to promptly). This will make it easier for those who want to contact me to see if there is an available spot that day, or for any other appointment-related situations. I hate cell phones, but in this case, dragging a laptop (my favourite dinosaur) around everywhere to confirm email-made appointments and payments just wouldn’t be practical. It will never be answered in person, only by voicemail, and spammers will get nowhere and their own cooties will very likely fly back in the direction of any phone/text spammer; this is going to be for business appointments only.
I will post the number as soon as I get it, which should be within a week or so.
Thanks for your patience, everybody!
I made a little update to https://laughingdakinitarot.wordpress.com/what-to-expect-during-a-reading-with-me/ to address concerns that I might be ‘too psychic’ for some people, who feared I might have registered-trademark Special Powers that would know too much about them if they came to see me. Nope, I don’t. I’m more of a precision tool for certain things, and it would be foolish to waste that if it wasn’t wanted and didn’t benefit the client. So, please review that page, and feel free to ask questions here or at my email laughingdakini at twc dot com.
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 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. 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 or Google etc. to manticore517 at gmail 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.
Thanks and best wishes
I do not see that this sent itself out to the readers, so please forgive me if it did. I just wrote https://laughingdakinitarot.com/what-to-expect-during-a-reading-with-me/ to help people get an idea of what to expect from my in-person readings.
Check it out.
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!
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.
Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.