Beltane and bloody finger

I’m not having the best of days today. It’s May Day, the sun is shining (haven’t seen that for a while) and everything is going, well not wrong but not quite right either.

www.witchshop.co.ukMy sons are home from school today due to elections and they’ve done nothing but sqaubble. I’ve taken them swimming and I’m trying very hard not to utter those two words on the tip of every parent’s tongue “never again”. My daughter who turns 6 months next weeks has learnt to roll over which has turned her into a rage-aholic. So I have boys arguing and daughter screaming – not good for the Chi.

Clients are coming to me to sort out problems I thought were finished. Every project I begin seems to take at least 3 times as long as I had originally planned so I’m looking at working into the evening (again).

And to top it all I made lunch and sliced the top of my finger instead of the bread. Blood everywhere and I now have a middle finger all plastered up.

But on the good side Paul and I have finished rewriting Witch Shop to be our main site for spells. At the moment there are 69 spells to choose from but that’s only because there are another 12 or so I haven’t yet put up. If you want to take a peak please go to www.witchshop.co.uk You can get a FREE Spell so it’s worth spending a couple of minutes taking a look. Also, if you want to have a look at the spells we offer but don’t want to be online you can download our spell-menu (pdf).

Enjoy your May Day 🙂

Blessings

Lyn

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

Easter and new project….

swimming_pool_large.jpgIt’s been quite a strange Easter and now I’m back blogging again.

I finally made good on my promise to my sons and on Saturday I took them swimming.  I think I last went swimming about 6 years ago and was quite pleased to learn that I hadn’t forgotten how to do it.  Witches do, indeed, float 😉  I now have to take them ice skating as also promised.  I’m not sure I’ll survive this one as it must be 10 years plus since I last went.

I had a migraine on Sunday which usually knocks me out for the day.  Paul came to my rescue with a hypnosis session and I lost about an hour instead.  Anyone who suffers from migraines will understand how amazing this is.

We watched a couple of films (including Knocked Up – really good) and just relaxed.  Oh, and I ate quite a lot of chocolate 😉

I started my next pendulum project over the Easter holiday.  I’m putting together charts for contacting spirit guides – I’m really excited about this.  I’ve been using my pendulum for spirit guide communication now for several years both for myself and other people with some really fantastic results.  I’ll keep you posted on progress!

That’s it for now.  I’m working hard on Paul’s new project which we are hoping to launch within the next day or two.

Blessings

Lyn

Cures in your kitchen cupboard

I’ve been doing some PC housekeeping and came across this article from the Daily Mail website which I’d printed out.  It’s a list of cures for common ailments using items you’d usually find in your store cupboard.

Cures in your kitchen cupboard

Enjoy!

Lyn

Poppet Money Me

If you’ve read my other blog you’d know that Paul and I spend Saturday night making poppets.  If you haven’t read it click here and you’ll know what I’m talking about 🙂

Just thought I’d give you an update on how my money poppet is performing.  As of last night I had gained a new client who wants a website (this is through Rosmerta), sold another Pendulum Book and got a new Tarot Minutes client.  This adds up to £294!

This isn’t bad going 🙂  But I do have to work for the money – websites don’t design themselves, readings need to be done and I’ve already put in oodles of time for my pendulum book.  That’s the thing with magick – the Universe delivers but be prepared to put in a little work yourself.  Even winning the lottery requires a purchase of a ticket 😉

Blessings

Lyn