We’re on Day 22 of the 30 Day Tarot Blogging Challenge. Yesterday saw a great question and a searching answer to match the card with the feeling(s) felt by me when I read. Today, we have another great question, which is: Do you charge money (or other ways of compensation) for your readings/services?
In a simple answer: Yes. The next question I often hear next is: Why? My reply is not so simple as one answer, it has many levels. The first, is that this is my business: this is my income. I’m a professional. The second is that my time is valuable, the same as the time of any other professional. Thirdly, as we learnt yesterday, there’s a great deal of emotional charge that I go through in providing this service, which has to be replenished. It’s like a glass of water, drink it all and you go thirsty. The money helps keep that glass full. Do I accept exchanges of service(s)? Yes, when the exchange is right for both the recipient and myself.
What Tarot card would YOU pick (if you know your Tarot, if not, keep reading, I’ll share my answer in the usual Wildwood Way) for this energy / services exchange? I picked the Six of Stones, because if I keep giving, I’ll end up barren, homeless, hungry. If not physically, certainly emotionally.
Some say that readings should be free. If you can get it for free, do you value it as much? TABI offer a great Free Reading Service, offered by real people, but it’s a maximum of three cards. What if you wanted an in-depth reading or three cards just would not do your question justice? Who can you trust to be ethical? If you know a great ethical Tarot Reader, keep a hold of them and don’t disrespect / exploit them or their time! If you do not, TABI has a great list right here.
Combining Bedivere’s qualities with today’s entry, what does this say to you? For me, it’s about finding someone you trust, like Bedivere, and letting them trust you in return, rather than ending up like the father and daughter above.