Dining with Odin as part of Fernando’s work.
He also made this heavenly cake with honey, coconut, dates and dried figs – of course, the first serving is for the altar.
Herbal incense, filling the whole house with the scents of dragon’s blood and sandalwood.
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Dining with Odin as part of Fernando’s work.
Even though I said I was retiring from Tarot and Spellwork for good, I am having so many requests that I have decided to put all services available again! The Tarot & Spellwork section of the shop has been reinstated so you can see the new services such as vigil candle work, custom mojo bags, and more we will be adding this week.
Right now I’m, as usual, up to my eyes with work. Besides the usual shopkeeping, I am working on a user guide for customers (more about that soon) and planning some improvements for the Witchcraft room, which needs a better place for readings – and that means I will soon have to face the DREADED task of making a website in Spanish…ugh.
This ebook is for those starting Tarot readers that are seriously considering turning what may have started as a hobby into a real profession. You have no idea of where to start, how to find customers and how to make them come back again and again and spread the word about your work, so you can concentrate on your work for more time and let people be your “spiritual sponsor”.
Along the reading of this book, you’ll learn strategies to make the best of your abilities as you discover that there are no magick tricks in this business… or in any business. My advice comes from a long and fruitful experience and from the study of the laws of human interaction – they are simple, easy to adjust to your specific situation and go straight to real situations you will have to face with the growth of your career.
It does not matter which path you follow as a Witch – the laws of human psychology applies to us all. And this laws do NOT imply lying, hiding the flaws of your work of pushing your consultants/customers into things they don’t need. This is not cold, hard marketing from the 80′s. Fortunately the trends in marketing are revitalizing into a honest, built on trust relationship between business and customer – and that is something Witches need as much as any professional.
In this book you WON’T be told how to read your cards (or any other oracles), how to perform your art or how much to ask for your work. That is completely up to you and none of my business. But in my career I have met witches and wizards of dozens of different kinds of paths and they all made the same mistakes – and the successful ones used all this strategies I’m presenting you. The learning of psychology, marketing and business put me from one side to the other – from a complete disaster to a professional career where not only I get a financial benefit, but also great learning opportunities, respect from colleagues and now, thanks to Internet, friends around the whole planet.
Bringing help and light into the world is so much more than just financing yourself. It is spreading a wave of good karma into the world and sharing it without bounds. When my consultants feel support, understanding, trust and relief in my advice, they make better choices and learn to love more and better. It is a HONOUR to be the origin of that emotions.
This book has been written to help YOU succeed. Let me share my abundance with you, as I firmly believe that there is more than enough for everyone.
You can find this ebook at The Hoodoo Shop at Etsy.
The Tarot evening was as crazy as expected, considering the veil between this world and the world of Spirits is getting thinner by the minute. I had to answer many absurd questions and one particular consultant almost had me turning into an Evil Witch after she (ignorantly) tried to convince me that Witchcraft is not a science – if there is a discussion about Witchcraft that burns me, is that one! My husband said that I didn’t look angry (20 years doing this must help) but believe, I was boiling LOL… thank the Goddess that the reading was short.
On the other hand, I had the pleasure of doing three readings for customers coming from the island of Las Palmas! To think that those three lovely women made the effort to take a ship and cross the sea just to have their readings, is quite a honour! They were so fun and excited as three girls on Christmas – they really made my anger disappear and they were the perfect finish to the Tarot night (because it was half past midnight by then).
We have been asked to do another Tarot Evening on Saturday at the Tea Bar. We were going to be there anyway as they will be having a Halloween Party, so we have accepted. Since the party does not start until 10:00 pm, I will have four hours of work before the party starts. There will be a drag-queen show at midnight, performed by my awesome friend (and doll collector) Farinelli, one of the most talented drags I’ve seen in a long time. There will be pics for sure!
Today I’m taking the day off. After so many readings my brain is blank LOL! Some crafting and a walk with the dogs should bring this Witch back to normal :).
Since we have almost finished all the Tarot room work and our schedules are back to normal (as normal as a Witch’s schedule can be LOL), I have decided to make readings and spellwork available again at The Hoodoo Shop. I have made a new section, Readings And Spellwork, on the shop just for that matters and along the day I will be listing all the services available – be a little patient while I make the listings, I have extra work today since Fernando hurt his back yesterday and I’m doing ALL the housework, gardenwork, petwork and shopkeeping until he’s better – nothing serious, but he’s the kind of person that needs to be forced to stay resting (aaah Tauruses! LOL).
So far, I have listed the three-questions reading and the one-question reading, which are made with regular Tarot decks, but I plan to list other oracles like Animal Totem Guidance, the Fairies’ Oracle and others from my deck collection, as well as all the spell works I can think of – any ideas or recommendations from you will be very appreciated!
Last night we finally finished the Tarot room – of course, the camera batteries died before we had any chance to take pics – these pics are from this morning. There are still a few details to finish, but we have made enough so I can work and read Tarot there. Enjoy the eye candy – today I have an online Tarot reading to make, several spells to prepare and LOTS to finish around the house still. But I can’t leave without saying how much I love the room! So much space and light… the previous “witch room” will be a little and cozy guest room for a friend who’s coming for the wedding from Madrid, and after that we’ll decide what to do with it. I think I’m going to ENJOY witching in this room!
Couldn’t get a wider view because the corridor beside the room is quite narrow – my desk on the right, beside the “supplies” closet, and the sitting area for Tarot on the left.
The sitting area for readings – still needs a little more ornamentation of course :).
I’m SO out, that my closet has no doors LOL…
My painting of Eleggua gives a “high five” to the project.
The small altar to Witchcraft, beside my desk.
The tea bar’s front terrace.
I will be off today to another Tarot day at the Tea Bar… let’s pray that Mercury retrograde (from Sept.6 to sept.29) doesn’t make consultants too crazy LOL!
I have also been working on a website in spanish for our local customers – in case you’re interested, you can find it HERE.
Will be back in a couple of days!