Going full wizzywig

Please feel free to browse the website. It is a treasure trove of Tarot readings, transparency and honesty all intended with kindness. Pardon the little sprinkles of sarcasm every now and then. It’s a package deal. Please feel free to look around. What you see is what you get.

Hi. This is just a quick follow up to yesterday’s late night post about the NEW CrystalCast reading. I only recently came up with the idea for this part crystal, part runestone, all scrying, pure intuition, just for fun, look at the week ahead reading. You can see the whole post and watch the video of the actual crystal cast HERE (there is a link in show description for podcast folks) I hope you’ll follow the blog come along as this new reading evolves.

If Short Sip Tarot posts are a contemplation for your day in the time it takes to sip from your coffee, Crystal Cast posts are a few brain waves for your week in the time it takes to sip from your tea. My intent is to post these either Sunday evenings or Monday morning. Maybe. More or less. Which brings me to the fall and winter schedule:

There is none.

I’m not going to try and fit into an announced schedule anymore. What you see is what you get or wizzy wig as the old school computer programmers used to say it. It is what it is and you see it all as it happens. Intuition, psychic readings and Tarot readings are all very much a product of their present moment. I want my cyberspace presence to authentically reflect that in-the-moment process. This is about quality, not quantity. Writing in the moment whenever that moment happens gives you the best of my intuition. Everything I do here is with the intent that it comes to you in the time and place and way that is highest and best for you. I don’t have to write on a set schedule or use a pre-set scheduler for the universe to bring you and your energy message together.

Which happens.

All of the time.

Most of the time, actually, The likes or comments for a post or podcast episode often trickle in long after it was first published. The internet is forever as they say. You never know when someone will stumble onto one of these collective energy readings. When I write in my moment, whenever that is, then you get the best message for you in your moment, whenever that turns out to be.

When I first rebranded from Modern Oracle to TaoCraft Tarot back in 2018, I blogged about the reasons for the name change. At its core, it was about authenticity. TaoCraft is a transparent, honest expression of what my Tarot work is really all about. It was about bringing the cyberspace aesthetics in alignment with the real me; a little witchy and heavily influenced by Taoist philosophy.

All along, under both names, I tried to follow all the good professional advice about best media and marketing practices.

It didn’t work.

Halloween is said to be the witches new year. Intuitively, autumn feels right for wrapping up some things and starting other things, like a new school year – or a new business attitude.

Owning my own business was never the goal. Don’t get me wrong – I need the money as much as the next person, but I’m not out to build a media company or be ridiculously famous. I’m here to communicate, to teach and above all, to inspire. I’m a Tarot reader, a Tarot writer, artist and intuitive. This is real, sincere and authentic Tarot. It’s not a side hustle. It’s not any kind of hustle. It’s artistry and craftsmanship. It is all about quality over quantity.

August and September were the hustle’s last gasp. Did you hear all of the sawing and air wrench sounds? I’ve tweeked a few things around here , but mostly I’m fully embracing the Adam Savage quote of “follow the process, not the plan.”

No more schedule for posts, podcasts or social media. Creativity happens when it happens. Spirit whispers as it does and energy moves as it moves. My job is to honor that process and that spirit and that energy. My job is to translate and communicate that spirit and energy…not bend it to an announced schedule. Serving authenticity in this way will elevate my experience of this work and in turn elevate the quality of the readings you receive, both public and private.

After three pandemic years of few to no party appearances, I’m closing that part of the business. I’m all about individual readings now, either privately in person, privately by email (still my specialty), or from me to you by way of the blog, pod and social media.

Starting in January all in-person appointments will be on Mondays, because of non-Tarot reasons. If you can’t meet on a Monday, we can work live online through a Zoom call at another time that works for both of us. Both online and in-person are by appointment anyway.

Purchases are all through my ko-fi page now. It is a MUCH easier checkout process, still secured by PayPal. You can check out and submit your question in one super-easy seamless process.

In person sessions can pay cash in exact change at the time of the reading (I don’t carry cash or make change) OR you can pre-pay through the ko-fi shop. When you pre-purchase the in-person session you get an instant download .pdf with general instructions a free sample chapter from one of my upcoming ebooks.

Email Tarot readings are still my specialty. I’m psychic, and I’m a writer. I’m a psychic writer, I suppose. But I’m not a marketer or media maven. I’m not a hustle. I’m not a clinical therapist. I’m not a healer. I’m a muse for your ideas and messenger for your spirit guides to help inspire personal growth and creative problem solving. Forget predicting the future. Claiming your personal power and growing as a human being is what this style of Tarot is about. If you want next-level inspiration, I’m here to help. If you want to predict the future, might I suggest one of those 8-ball toys? To be blunt, this is Tarot for grown-ups and for people who want to grow.

Grown-ups tend to be practical. We work smarter, not harder, so all of the practical advantages of email Tarot are HERE on the website.

In fact, the blog website has pretty much everything about TaoCraft Tarot. It is a treasure trove of Tarot readings, transparency and honesty all intended with kindness. Pardon the little sprinkles of sarcasm every now and then. It’s a package deal. Please feel free to look around. What you see is what you get.

Thanks for reading and listening. I appreciate any questions, comments, likes, follows or shares you can spare.

See you at the next sip!

Wisdom Methods

October is TaoCraft Tarot’s fourth anniversary. Look for a special giveaway to celebrate. I know, I know. I swore no more crazypants sales, promotions or giveaways – but this is different. This is a celebration of what is, and has already happened, not a by-product of trying to hustle up new business. BIG difference in energy.

I want this to be all celebration-vibe and zero desperate hustle vibe. I’m grateful for the 15 years I was able to work under the Modern Oracle Tarot website name and the Tarotbytes blog (the archives still exist they are over on my personal blog “Sage & Stuff“) but even more grateful for TaoCraft Tarot where I can finally be my Taoist, witchy, atheist slightly snarky self.

NEW in the TaoCraft Tarot shop: live online video call Tarot Readings

I have a few more finishing touches to finish for this years Fall overhaul. I plan to write an omnibus introduction to things-as-they-are but you know how that goes. You know how that goes. Squirrels.

Stay tuned! See you at the next sip!

Sunday Tarot Turnover & a few announcements

Members only newsletter and learn to read Tarot “turnover” exercise is up for this week: HERE

I put the planned schedule for Fall on my personal blog, Sage & Stuff. Now we just need to see how long this one holds up before this squirrel rave that we call life blows everything up.

The content on the other blog is going to be different from this one moving forward, so you are all more than welcome to follow both. In fact, I kind of hope you will.

Memberships are available on ko-fi if you would like to access the Tarot Turnover intuition builder exercises. There are two levels of membership available:

Get your seat at the Tarot Table for $5 per month and get:

  • pathway 3 card Tarot reading every month on the members only ko-fi blog
  • newsletter – also on the ko-fi blog
  • weekly bts and Tarot card reading practice with the weekend “Tarot Turnover” posts
  • Special offers and giveaways – current offer is 60% off Zombie Cat yes/no readings when purchased through the ko-fi shop.

Be a Patron of the Tarot Arts for $10 per month and get

  • all Tarot Table benefits
  • PLUS individual, private, one card meditation readings to your email upon request up to 3 per calendar month.

Here is the Big announcement:

TaoCraft Tarot shop is now exclusively on ko-fi.

This will help me keep prices the same for the rest of this year, at least.

My readings are some of the most affordable going, anyway. I charge a flat rate per total reading, not per minute. Compare my roughly hour long 7 card readings at $40 to the $50 to $75 to $90 some other psychics charge for as little as 30 minutes. Granted, I’ll be holding the line on time a little more strictly than I have in the past, but this would be an out and out bargain at half of the time for a reading from someone with 30 years of Tarot reading experience.

There are a few new pages here. I’ll let you browse the new Reiki and How To Find a Trustworthy Psychic (excerpt from the upcoming TaoCraft: Portfolio) pages at your leisure.

Have a great week…see you Monday – Friday for Short Sip Tarot posts & podcasts!

Short Summer Hiatus

Summer hours update, link to newest blog/pod with the Two of Swords

The most recent (posted late-ish last night) blog & podcast is up…“Inescapable Unity (both edges apply)” with the two of swords.

I need a little extra time in meatspace. Blog/Pod and social media will be on hiatus June 23-27 and July 1-5.

BUT – Email readings will stay OPEN throughout. Order email readings anytime 24/7 no appointment needed.

Squirrels were raving hard today

Short Sip posts & podcasts will be erratic for a couple of weeks. Email readings are OPEN. Delivery times may vary subject to fluctuating squirrel raves.

Nice try, but no short sip today after all. Am calling an audible, and calling off anything resembling a schedule between June 21 and July 5. (Merry Solstice everyone and Happy 4th of July USA)

It’s not a flat out closure. Short sip posts & podcasts are going to happen but be erratic at best. Email readings are OPEN but delivery times may rave, I mean, vary.

Thanks for your patience.

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”

Michael J. Fox

(via brainyquotes.com)

Squirrel Rave Playlist May 28 – June 4

  • Today (Saturday): members only Tarot Turnover intuition builder
  • Sunday & Monday: Social Media & in-person closed for the U.S. Memorial Day weekend. Email Tarot is OPEN all weekend, order anytime 24/7 no appointment needed.
  • Tuesday-Friday: Short Sip Tarot blogcast

Card for the week

Be a rock. Be a mensch. Just do it, to borrow a phrase. Somebody’s gotta.

Thanks for reading, watching, listening, liking, subscribing, following, & sharing. You all rock. Out loud. In stereo.

Comments are OPEN and your questions and comments are welcome.*

Here is an actual playlist for your squirrel rave and holiday weekend listening pleasure:

*All spam will be obliterated in a burst of hellfire. Any inappropriate comments will be thoroughly mocked in the blog.

I’ll be over here in the present moment for a few days.

Yesterday afternoon was weird.

The off-line real world was demanding attention like the “ease off the woo woo post” from yesterday morning – on steroids.

It’s going to be a busy long weekend. Some really great stuff, some pain in the tuchus stuff.

Email Tarot is still wide open though. Order all you want. This is the part the ducks were talking about where delivery times will slow way down for a few days. Fulfillment for any readings ordered now through Sunday.

In-person readings are open but scheduling and email replies are going to be slow, too. No in-person appointments are available until week of May 23 anyway. If you don’t want to wait for in-person, even without this weekend, email is a TON faster, gives you the same information and has more layout options.

The weekend Tarot Turnover intuition exercise for Tarot Table members will be delayed a day until Monday.

We’ve had several covid call offs at the day job, so I’m honestly not sure when the next short sip will be.

So please sit tight…I’ll be over here in the present moment for a few days. Keep cyberspace warm for me, ok? See you then!

As The Ducks Stand

Just getting my ducks in a row. Check it out before they move again, the little anarchists.

It’s been said that writing is as much for the writer as the reader. That’s certainly the case for this post. It’s mostly to help me get my proverbial ducks in a row with some links in case you are interested. Just keep in mind, my ducks are anarchist little bastiges that don’t stay lined up for long.

public domain
  • Summer hours don’t matter: you can order Distance Tarot by email (my specialty!) any time 24/7/365 on TaoCraftTarot.com. Expect 2-3 day delivery for orders placed nights (eastern US) weekends, US holidays or announced in-person closures. Orders placed on a routine work day deliver to your email within 8-12 hours in most cases.
  • In-person individual and party Tarot are both OPEN but with a reduced schedule and service area compared to the pre-pandemic before times.
  • Memberships are OPEN. Members get exclusive content and members-only special offers. Please visit the TaoCraft Tarot ko-fi page for details.
  • Ebooks have moved from Etsy to ko-fi and are now “pay what you want” with a small minimum.
  • Email readings are on ko-fi too under the “open commissions” tab. Moving a few things from one shop to the other saves listing costs and helps me keep prices stable and low as possible.
  • Mala and jewelry will stay in the Etsy shop.
  • Natural Health online tutorials are OPEN by video call only. In-person Natural health for individuals remains closed.
  • Small group Natural Health workshops are available by special arrangement. Please contact me for details.
  • Thursdays and Sundays are down time for the blogcast and social media, give or take a little.
  • In-person Tarot will be closed April 28 – May 2, May 12 – May 17, June 22 – June 27. Stay tuned for other updates, and remember email Tarot is ALWAYS open to order, with some fluctuations in delivery times.

Announcements: MSTBT

spring/summer 2022 schecule, announcements and MSTBT (meat space throw back Thursdays)

Spring and summer are starting to take shape.

It is looking like Thursdays and Sundays are the days where meatspace has my attention and the blog/socials will be mostly if not totally quiet. When time allows, I’d like to do MSTBT…MeatSpaceThrowBackThursdays. I’ll pull something out of the TaoCraft archives to post here on the blog. Modern Oracle archives are going to close on April 30. That’s the plan, anyway, but you know how THOSE go around here.

The podcast definitely won’t be happening Thursdays and Sundays unless it is some sort of extra special bonus episode.

That being said:

EMAIL READINGS NEVER CLOSE! Order 24/7/365 no appointment needed. Delivery times are less than 12 hours on a typical business day, but may take a few days if you order during nights, weekends, US holidays, or announced vacations etc.

The NEW Ko-fi shop never closes! Ebook are always available for instant download. All proceeds from the sale of PeaceTarot through the k0-fi shop in 2022 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, USA

The OLD Etsy shop never closes! Meditation beads and bead jewelry designed and handmade by me is still there and will be for the foreseeable future.

Scheduling by email never closes! In-person Tarot for both individual and parties require advance appointments (sorry – no same day appointments) BUT you can schedule any time by sending an email to TaoCraftTarot@gmail.com

The phone number never answers! Due to changes in the voip service I use, the phone number on the contact page only accepts voicemail and text messages. If you schedule an in-person reading or party, I will provide a number where you can call me the day of the appointment if needed. Call it more cost cutting so I don’t have to raise prices.

Meanwhile, I got meatspace stuff I gotta do so here is a YouTube video. See you at the next sip!

News for April

In-person readings are back for April. New members only content coming in April too

All proceeds from the sale of PeaceTarot ebook in the ko-fi shop during 2022 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

I know you are probably sick of my saying it, but the blog and podcast are really not monetized and actually depend on your support. Individual readings purchased through this website and Tarot Table memberships contribute toward creating free Tarot content like the (almost) daily Short Sip Tarot and the TaoCraft Tarot YouTube channel. Your likes, subs, shares and follows are always appreciated.

In-person readings are back! Scheduling now for appointment times in April. Click HERE for details – same price, same layout, same service area as pre-pandemic.

Live online individual readings are still available – same price and layout as in-person sessions.

Party Tarot is back on a limited case-by-case basis in a greatly reduced service area.

The “Weekend Tarot Turnover” intuition exercise will be moving to the Tarot Table members only blog starting April 3.

I’ll be introducing a second membership tier, inspired by the work of Pip of This Healing Hobbit’s Life

Here is what you get with a $5 monthly Tarot Table Memebrship:

  • Individual, private “year ahead” reading by email when you join
  • Members only “path through the month” 3 card Tarot reading through the ko-fi blog
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Random members-only special offers and giveaways.

Please consider joining. See you at the next sip!