I have figured out how to do zoom readings now (with the laptop sideways actually), and am happy to offer them. Thank you to the folks who already contacted me about distance readings–that has been really encouraging.
The best way to make an appointment is to email me at laughingdakini at twc dot com, since I am online much of the day and just am not a cellphone person. I am offering the same sorts of readings I do in person, which is either 20 minutes or 40 minutes on HOW TO BRING ABOUT THE BEST OUTCOME FOR ANY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. Please read the page about ‘what to expect during a reading with me’ prior to making an appointment, and choose the deck you would like me to use from the list there, since that will save time during the reading itself. All of the decks listed there are available for our use now except for Heart & Hands, which is still at my office in Kingston until I go get it. These readings are a real bargain for the time being, since it seems fair to give a lower price while I am refining the best way to go about the distance readings, and since basically times are hard for everyone. As a result, the 20 minute readings are $21.00 (instead of $35.00 in person at the office), and the 40 minute readings are $42.00 (instead of $65.00 in person at the office), and I will not book them too closely together in case of possible technical glitches. You will be expected to send the payment in advance of the reading at the time of making the appointment, via Paypal to laughingdakini at twc dot com. The appointment is not considered confirmed until the payment is received. The readings will be done by Zoom, and we will be in touch about it all when you email me for the appointment. One thing that is great is that the cards show up really big on the screen, and that can help you see a lot of detail. Since many of the decks I use are unusual, that is a real bonus.
If I decide that this is a genuinely good venue for doing readings and decide to continue them for the long term, and people start to be able to get back to work etc., the prices will eventually go up. We’ll see. It would only be when I felt the readings online are as beneficial as the ones in person, and when folks aren’t in such tough financial shape due to virus etc.
Oh, and please, if you have had a reading with me and been happy with it, please consider sending me a little email endorsement that you would feel okay about me posting to the feedback section of this site, with your initials or name or whatever you are comfortable with attached to it. They can also be posted under ‘endorsement by client of 6/13/20’ or similar term for confidentiality. It’s okay if the reading was a while ago, as long as you can recall what you felt about it. I forget all the time to ask people since it is not my priority, and so am reminding myself and clients here.
Thanks, folks. I look forward to doing this new version of readings, and I hope it’ll be great for all.
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.
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 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!
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–
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!
I am offering half price on readings for the rest of April at my Woodstock NY office for new clients or those who have not been by for a while. I will be away for a few days at the big national Tarot School Readers Studio conference at the end of the month.