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New clients half-price first reading for June!

Published May 31, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

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 laughingdakini@twc.com for your appointment. Best days will likely be Fridays through Mondays–

Great weekend at the Readers Studio with many great folks

Published May 1, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

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group of published authors led by Kooch N. Daniels and her husband Victor Daniels and including a few of us who are unpublished was started, and now it feels great to have some support plus some accountability.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!

Half-price for first-time readings at Woodstock NY office!

Published April 15, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

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.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Tarot readings at your Woodstock area party or event available!

Published April 6, 2019 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

Recently there has been an increasing number of requests for me to read tarot at private events and I love doing it if it’s the right kind of situation. Here is an idea of what it is like, so you can see if it would be something you would be interested in having at your Woodstock NY area event. These can be bachelorette parties, gatherings, reunions, private social events for almost any or no real reason, held at your home or venue.

I always do readings geared towards the best outcome for the person, whatever the chosen subject matter–for general best outcome or best outcome for money or romance or job (or funding or advanced studies or multi-million-dollar business or health and sanity or relocating or any other private concern). I tend to be sincere, private, and try to offer practical suggestions, so each person would sit with me privately somewhere, often a spare room or private porch etc., and there would not be an audience during the readings. It’s fine if people chat about their readings afterwards, but it gets too distracting to have extra people hanging on every word for the sitter to really get the best value from the experience. Additionally, if I say something really confidential to the person or they to me, I want it to be their choice to keep it to themselves if they desire. Many sensitive topics come up during readings, and I will always keep it private, no matter who the sitter is or their level of public profile etc. My goal is to genuinely help people feel like they have a good sense of what will help them for real in their lives, instead of me just making predictions or acting as some sort of public entertaining. These events work best with people who understand that and who are interested in what I have to offer. I bring a range of decks with which to read and sitters may choose any of them for their readings.

The fee is $35.00 plus optional tip for each person for a reading of twenty minutes per person. Ten people to be read for seems to be about the maximum practical number except if the event is all day long and there is more time for breaks etc. Practically, five people might take a bit under two hours total including breaks for me, and we can always work around schedules and numbers.

I did a tremendously fun event for a group of ten people last night, and it felt really successful: I enjoyed getting to know each person, and they seemed so pleased with their readings. Each person approached it with an open mind and a sense of wanting to learn and to benefit, and the feedback was very positive and uplifting to hear. It was a wonderful night for all, and I was delighted to be part of a special celebration for them. Things came together to make it be a worthwhile party for all of us.

I hope that I can take part in such an enjoyable, beneficial, and novel experience for your next Woodstock area gathering. Please email me at laughingdakinimusic@yahoo.com to find out more.

Thanks and best wishes–
Donnalee

Private Office in Woodstock, New York!

Published December 28, 2017 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

I am delighted to have a private office in downtown Woodstock, New York, in which to do readings for folks.  Appointments are arranged by email via laughingdakinimusic@yahoo.com and are $65.00 for up to 40 minutes with any of the following decks: Rider-Waite-Smith, Gummy Bear Tarot, Halloween Tarot, Dreaming Way Tarot, Heart&Hands Tarot, or Slutist Tarot.  The custom Arma*** deck, formerly available for readings at $81.00 for up to 40 minutes, is now also $65.00 for up to 40 minutes. The deck is very popular and I want more people to be able to try it out for a lower fee.

NB: PLEASE CHECK IF THERE IS A CURRENT SPECIAL PRICE FOR NEW CLIENTS–LOOK AT THE MOST RECENT POSTS TO SEE.

When you email me I will send you a writeup of what to expect at an appointment.

Work on the book continues to go really well, so we will see that emerge sometime.  Meanwhile I look forward to reading for you in charming downtown Woodstock, New York, starting January 2018, or by email, or at private tarot parties which I read for in the Woodstock NY area. Please also see the candle services which I offer.

I look forward to working with you!

“Lunatic, Street Person or Vagabond Hippie?” by Mary Greer

Published April 29, 2015 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

Here is a timely post by Mary Greer, whom I met this weekend at Readers Studio 2015 and got a chance to chat a bit about The Fool with. I am very pro-Fool these days!

Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog

Beggar - 4 views - Version 2Jester, pilgrim, mendicant or child?

Will the real Fool please step up?

Does the Tarot Fool bring up the rear in a long parade of triumphal figures, a warning about what will happen if one fails on the spiritual path? Or does he appear at the beginning, full of trust and hope, setting out on a new adventure?

Is the dog his faithful companion or a wild beast that threatens to tear him apart or ludicrously expose his privates?

What dangers does the Fool face?

Fool - Blind man 17th c - Version 2

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When the Fool turns up do you feel excited and ready to venture forth? Or do you fear your decisions are stupid and that others will think you ridiculous?

At the end of the 19th century, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn turned the Tarot on its head, depicting the Fool as a small child and putting it at the head of the Hebrew alphabet. The Waite-Smith card, published in…

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“Tarot Pink, a Collaboration Deck: My Two of Wands” by Benebell Wen

Published April 29, 2015 by Donnalee of Woodstock NY

This is a deck-in-progress that I got to see this weekend at Readers Studio 2015, and I am so pleased to be meeting those who have worked on it both there and out in the interworld. It supports a very worthwhile cause, so I urge you to check it out, perhaps starting with this post by Benebell Wen.

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Tarot Pink Promotional Banner by Roxi Sim Tarot Pink Promotional Banner by Roxi Sim, Creator of the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot

Tarot Pink for Cancer is a collaborative tarot deck project organized by Ron Leong, founder of Tarot eCards, a digital app for storing electronic versions of whole tarot decks on your smartphone. The mission of the collaborative tarot deck project is to raise funds for breast cancer research. The concept is to reach beyond the tarot community and introduce tarot to the greater public as a tool for emotional, spiritual, and physical healing, with a focus on fighting breast cancer.

The theme of the deck is “Tarot Pink,” with an emphasis on the tarot’s ability to inspire, empower, and support in a person’s physical wellness journey. Although the financial cause is dedicated to breast cancer research, the deck itself is keyed to all forms of physical healing and the path to wellness. The color pink…

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