Virtual to Reality: In-Person Tarot Readings by an Online Tarot Reader

A picture of a tarot reading.

A picture of a tarot reading.

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked me if I’d do tarot readings for her Halloween party. This is a friend who has done me so many favors that without hesitation I said yes. But I never had done professional readings in person before! While trying to recruit people to practice with, a friendly mutual asked me if I’d write what it was like to go from being an online tarot reader to doing in-person readings for a Halloween event. “What a great idea!” I thought. And so, here’s how my experience went.

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Blessed Samhain!

It’s Samhain today for me! I normally don’t update for holidays, but today I felt like making my present thoughts public. For starters, I want to plot out what I’m doing for the rest of the day. Religiously, I plan to:

  • Take stock on how the year went
  • Make my rosemary pizza
  • Order food for my feast
  • Give offerings to my ancestors
  • Do divination for the upcoming year
  • Rewatch Song of the Sea
  • Play Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines while my fiance watches

If you have any questions about why I do any of these things, feel free to ask! My celebration is going to start at sunset, but I am going to take stock of how the year went in this blog while I’m feeling nostalgic. So get prepared for a lot of reflections below.

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New Shrine Space

I realized about a month ago that my religious practice felt cumbersome becaue my shrine was cumbersome. While I was excited about its set up a year ago, I slowly lost that enthusiasm.

I always say how the shrine I had set up wasn’t for my Powers, but for me. I wanted something large and gaudy — they never demanded a huge set up, I desired one. And for a time, that was true. But now, I wanted to downsize. I needed  to downsize. The large setup was stressing me out. I wanted something I could sit at with ease.

And so…

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