My reading ritual is minimalist; lighting a stick of incense and a candle as I set a positive Intention for the reading. I then recite your name and Question (or Spread title) a few times. Before the cards are shuffled I’ve pick a ‘spread‘ (card layout) and assign what each position represents for your query. Most spreads use a basic geometric pattern; more advanced spreads available include the 9 Card Grand Cross Spread, the traditional Celtic Cross spread, and an astrological or calendar year 12 card spread.
Once the cards are laid out I record them on paper along with initial reactions and obvious connections to the question. As the spread’s story presents itself I make note of which suit(s) have the most cards and any other significant correlations. Then I prepare the final reading notes which will be sent to you as a .pdf file. To illustrate this, while protecting client confidentiality, I have attached a screen capture of two actual readings (with details concealed). Click on each thumbnail to see the larger image.
What Information I Need
Along with your payment, I need the following bits of information:
# The name you use;
# Email address to send your reading;
# Your question and/or pre-designed spread;
# Which Tarot deck you’d like me to use**
**The DDS Double Deck Spreads (as well as any non-Tarot spreads) have preassigned decks. For all other Tarot readings, I will use the Morgan-Greer deck unless you ask for one of following to be used:
DM Deviant Moon;
MS Medieval Scapini;
SR Sacred Rose;
TSW Tarot of Sister Who;
UT Urban Tarot.
If you are getting a Rainbow Umbrella/ Gender Spectrum Reading, please let me know if you identify with one (or more) of the last 3 card positions for that spread. Please remember that I’ve been openly gay/queer for over 40 years and respect the deeply personal nature of this information. Should you decide not to disclose, I will read those 3 cards as “how you might support those communities.”