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Cartomancy Reading - Quick Checkup, Email

Cartomancy Reading - Quick Checkup, Email

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I usually use playing cards or loteria cards for these, though I've been known to also throw a few dice or bones to elaborate on or confirm something. I'm going to choose the tool that makes sense to me for the job, but if you have your heart absolutely set on my working a certain way, let's talk about that before you book, ok?

This cartomancy service is a good fit if you have a fairly specific question or situation and would like a fairly specific response or guidance. This won't give you a long 3D look at a situation from multiple angles; rather, these are best when you need a quick look into one or two areas, or a clearer look at one particular area or facet of an issue. These are usually along the lines of, and about the scope of, 3-card layouts, such as "past-present-future" or "path A-path B-Advice" or "you-the other-near future," for instance.

They are quite informative for many situations or queries, and are good for checkups and followup check-ins. They tend to be quite pragmatic and plain-spoken and not get into the weeds on psychological or spiritual details as much as Tarot will. So they might be a bit inadequate for queries where you want a look at your relationship dynamic, at someone's complex motivations, at how multiple possible paths could unfold in the nearer to longer-term future when you're faced with a choice, stuff like that - for that sort of thing you'd likely be better booking a full reading. But you could also get a quick look first and then, if you decided any particular facet needed further inquiry or detail, you could book a followup on that facet - sometimes a mini reading gives you all you need for the time being (and I've had more than a couple of clients tell me that my mini readings are more detailed than they are accustomed to getting in regular readings from some other readers).

You might book this service if

  • you're wondering whether or not to throw rootwork at a situation or let it play out
  • you want to take the temperature of things in a new business endeavor or partnership
  • you want a check on someone else's motivations

Limits of Scope

One concern, question, working, or issue per session. If you have questions about work and love, you need more than one reading. (You can add a second question or issue for the same session at a slightly reduced rate - just choose the "two issues" option.)

These are quick checkups. Unlike with regular, standalone, full-length Tarot readings, you usually *can* get some pretty specific timing info out of these, but it's a matter of how you frame the question. It doesn't always work too well to just ask "when will this happen," but it usually works pretty well to specify from the outset that you want to know how things will develop over the next month or six months or whatever you choose.

Do not try to squeeze a year-ahead forecast out of this, though, with a bunch of stopping points on a long timeline (like "what's it like now, but also in one month, and also in six months, and will his mother ever trust me?" etc. It won't work, plus I'll be annoyed. Feel free to write first if you aren't sure about how to frame your question or what is reasonable in terms of timeframes.

After You Book

When you book your service, you will receive an automated confirmation that lets you know your order has been received. It will have an order number like "S1225."

Once you've gotten that email and order number, fill out and submit the new reading intake form here.

Waiting Times and Queues for Services

Email readings are done on a first-come, first-served basis. You are reserving a spot in line. I cannot tell you what date your reading will be delivered on because I don't know yet. It depends on what's ahead of you in the queue, among other things, and there's nearly always some back-and-forth involved in every reading and how long that goes on will also vary.

The turnaround time generally ranges from 1-3 weeks. Turnaround times are estimates only. Sometimes the queue is shorter or longer. You are encouraged to ask about the current queue before booking if you're in a hurry. You can also check my rootwork blog, Big Lucky Hoodoo, for the current services queue.

Readings are a spiritual service and divination is an art. You are paying for the cost of my time, effort, and energy, so all bookings are final once I have begun work on your case and no refunds can be processed. This includes my reading a long email and taking notes on the information, and it includes the creation and preparation of your client file with birthchart/name/astrological info and case history for the involved parties, which may be prepared well in advance of my finishing your typed report.

If you want to cancel and work has not begun, I'll cheerfully process a refund, but you need to request it and I need to initiate it on this end. Chargebacks are considered theft and will be reported and handled as outlined in the TOS.

I reserve the right to refuse service and refund purchase price at my sole discretion. To get an idea for why I might do such a thing, see Common Types of Altar Work.

HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 10 business days minimum and will be longer for custom-finished items, large orders, and some specialty/extra strength formulas. You can expect a 10-day handling time for an order with one custom item, and longer than that if the order contains multiple custom items. Why? Two reasons:

One, I make all my formulas in tiny batches, decanting and praying over every oil order as it comes in, for instance. It's not a matter of just grabbing a bottle off a shelf and popping it into an envelope. And I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on formulas that use up my stock of an ingredient and it takes a few days for more to arrive, or I need to go to back of our acreage and dig up a certain root to go in your custom spell kit. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.

Two, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line, stuff like that.

USAGE: Oils are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some dressing oils as anointing oils (which is not the same thing as wearing a perfume or cologne), they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use condition and anointing oils in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.

LEGALESE:  As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

MORE INFO / KEEP IN TOUCH: Visit our blog for more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore and conjure. You can also sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news and subscriber-only goodies.

TL;DR TOS Highlights:
  • handling times start at 10 business days minimum (excludes weekends and holidays); customization generally requires more
  • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
  • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
  • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
  • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond this notification - the answer is always going to be "your order will ship when it is ready"
  • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels and in the shop announcements section
  • we don't send instructions for anything that doesn't say it comes with instructions, but there's lots of info at the blog

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