Bringing a little magick to the office

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I work from home running my own businesses and since we moved to our new house I’ve taken over the conservatory as my office space.  Paul and I have always been very clear that our home has to be multi-functional – it has to combine business and family – so during the day I use our dining table.  If I’m reading for a client it gets covered in Tarot cards, pendulums and candles.  If I’m working on websites then the table becomes my desk with my lap top, sometimes printer and a cup of coffee to hand.   When it’s time to stop then everything gets packed away and family life commences.

I love my adopted working area.  It’s light, airy and puts me right in nature without getting wet and cold.  I’m more creative, inspired and happy.  I’ve attached a couple of photos – one of my ‘office’ area and my daily view of the garden (as taken last month before even more flowers bloomed). 

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It hasn’t always been this way.  From the age of 17 to last year, just before I turned 34 last year I worked in an office.  I stayed at one place for 15 years and can’t really say I enjoyed it very much (note to self:  stupid, stupid, stupid) then I worked for a small organisation where I had an office to myself.

As I became more involved in my spiritual path I really disliked the whole office environment – the artificial lighting, windows that don’t open, endless chatter, constant telephone calls – it’s really not the best place to be content and creative. 

So I began to bring little piece of myself into the office.  I put little pieces of clear quartz around my computer, changed my computer desktop to something more personal to me, had calendars of nature scenes and added photos of my children.  At one time I even had a little plant.  I’d also do some room cleansing when I had a few moments to myself.

Doing small things like this can make a big difference to your attitude of being in an office. It helps energy flow which then lifts your spirits and enhances your creativity.

So if you’re working in an office, give it a try.  What do you have to lose?

Blessings

Lyn

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FREE Tarot Reading

I just thought I’d let you know that I’m running a monthly competition for a free Tarot reading with me.

You can ask as many questions as you want and I’ll answer as many as I can (it’s a TarotMinute reading – go to www.tarotminutes.com to see what’s it’s all about).

All you have to do is send an email to me via freereading@tarotminutes.com and I’ll enter you into the draw. Just make sure you put your name in the email so I know who to contact!

Good luck

Lyn

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Tarot Reader

Before you part with your hard earned cash to get some psychic advice ask your Tarot reader a few questions to make sure he or she is on the level with you. Although this isn’t a foolproof list you can gain some insight into your reader and the level of experience they have.

How long have you been reading Tarot?

Look out for ambiguous answers like ‘since I was a little girl’ etc. Genuine readers will tell you how long they’ve been reading.

What first attracted you to Tarot?

For many readers there is a point in their life where Tarot appealed to them. They felt drawn towards it for a particular reason or perhaps a friend did a reading for them and it ‘just clicked’. Every reader has his or her own story to tell so be aware of cookie cutter answers.

How did you learn Tarot?

There may be some readers that can genuinely say that they just picked up a deck and knew all the answers but I haven’t come across one yet. A lot of readers learn by reading books and practising on friends; others take a course and some learn through spiritualist development circles. Be a little wary of ‘I’m the seventh son of a seventh son and have this wisdom passed down to me’ type replies.

What experience do you have?

Get to know how your reader has worked in the past and/or present. Did he or she do telephone lines? Has he or she read for a free organisation like Tabi or the ATA? Have they done the psychic fairs circuit? Do you read through your own personal website?

Which Tarot decks do you use?

Don’t be bought off with ‘the traditional deck’ – there is no standard traditional deck. The most common deck is the Rider Waite and most readers have at least this one in their collection. Dig a little deeper with your reader and ask how many decks in total they own and which are their favourites.

How often do you recommend I have a Tarot reading?

Any reader that tells you to come back every week is probably more interested in your money than helping you. A good answer is about every 3 months or when there is a ‘big’ decision or change in your life coming up.

Which card is usually known as the ‘wish card’?

If your reader is used to just reading out answers from a crib sheet then he or she probably won’t know the answer. People who have studied Tarot on some level will be able to tell you straight away that it’s the 9 of Cups.

Blessings

Lyn

Tarot Scams and Psychic Frauds

crystal_ball.jpgcrystal_ball.jpgJust thought I’d share my own experiences of the sometimes unethical psychic world. 

A few years ago I worked for 2 different Tarot phone lines.  The first one hired me on the spot without me doing any kind of reading… they just took my word that I knew Tarot and within a few minutes I was up and taking calls.  The 2nd company did ask for a sample telephone reading, which I did, and again a short time later I was live.  Both companies paid me by the minute in arrears and they made it quite clear that you earn more money that longer you can keep the client on the phone.  They pass more phone calls to readers who talk for longer so if you want more business then you have to keep the caller on the phone for as long as possible.

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I’d like to point out here that I didn’t agree with the ‘keep them on the phone’ tactic.  In fact I probably had some of the quickest phone calls ever because it really doesn’t take 30 minutes plus to answer people’s questions.  Usually people would ring up with one or two important questions and you don’t need to do a celtic cross spread to help them.  (This is one of the reasons why I started TarotMinutes)

So if you’re going to spend £1.50 a minute calling a Tarot line I know from experience that you may not necessarily reach a Tarot reader or psychic.  I also know that every one of your minute counts to the telephone company and your reader may be swayed financially to keep you talking for much longer than needed.

I also worked for an internet company doing psychic email readings.  I had to submit a sample reading so that was ok – they knew I was genuine .  I did 3 or 4 readings for them and never got paid.  I chased the company many, many times and no money was ever forthcoming.  So in this case I was the subject of a psychic scam.

About a year ago I found another scam.  Someone was advertising on gumtree (which isn’t all bad because I advertise there too!)  claiming to be a psychic but was using photos from genuine readers on eBay.  Incidently, it’s quite hard to scam on eBay because of the feedback rating (I’ve worked really hard for my 100% positive btw) but it does still happen.

I suppose the moral of this posting is to choose your psychic adviser with care.  Almongst the genuine people there are many who would love to take your money and give you nothing but an empty bank account in return.

Blessings

Lyn

Tarot Minutes

advert.jpgadvert.jpgPaul and I have been really busy lately working on some exciting projects. One of those is my ‘Tarot Minutes’ idea.

I’ve been trying to find a way in which readings can be easier on the client – it’s either time consuming to make an appointment to come and see me or it can be inconvenient making phone calls. An email reading is great but it can be time consuming typing it up.

So I’ve given it some thought and I’m now offering Tarot Minutes.

It’s really easy (can’t believe I didn’t think of it before). You email me questions and I answer as many as I can in 10 minute blocks of Tarot Minutes. I’ve also got other plans for Tarot Minutes and I’d love to keep you informed so if you send me an email then I’ll add you to my free Tarot Minute monthly competion.

Blessings

Lyn

Deja Vu – do you?

I’ve often felt out of place.  Well not just out of place but also out of time.  It’s hard to explain without sounding like I’m certifiable – I sometimes feel like I belong somewhere in the past and not really in the present.

What started me thinking about this today is the book I’m reading – Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (highly recommend the book) and being a nosey person I popped along to her website today.  If you don’t know, the book is set between present day and medieval France centering around the city of Carcassone.  She said when she first visited Carcassone she felt as if she knew it even though she’d never been there before.

Have you ever felt that way about a place before?

I have several times.  The first was when I first visited the Greek Island of Rhodes when I was 12 – I feel in love with the Island and felt completely at home.  I loved the old Town and wanted to spend the complete holiday walking around the ancient walkways and imaging how the town would have been when it was a stopping station for the crusades.  Some 22 years later and I still feel a tug at my heart when I think about it.  I’ve never been back.

I also felt a connection with Salisbury, the cathedral in particular.

I’ve done loads of past life readings for clients and Paul has an excellent hypnotherapy Past Life regression script.  And yet I’ve never looked any further into my own past lives.  Perhaps it’s time I do 🙂

Blessings

Lyn

What do you do when a card is stalking you???

Seven of SwordsI have a stalker at the moment.

He’s a fez wearing, sword carrying man with a smug grin on his face.

He seems to be my constant companion. He’s with me when I read for a client; he’s with me when I read for myself.

The Seven of Swords just won’t go away!

So, what do you do when a card is stalking you?

Obviously you can’t just report it to the authorities (as you run the risk of being locked up lol) so you have to deal with the card yourself.  When cards repeat themselves then it’s a sign that you’re not addressing a particular issue.  In my experience, you also don’t really want to deal with whatever the card represents and that is why it keeps coming up.   The Universe is trying, really hard, to get your attention and force you to think about something.  Don’t keep ignoring it because it’s not going away.

Be brave and face your stalker.  It’s the only way to get rid of it!

Blessings

Lyn