how to become a fortune teller?
I want to read tarot cards and palmistry for a business. How would one go about this without looking like a goof. I would like to do parties and private clients. Also, how much to charge per reading. I have good intuition and some psychic abilities.
Suggestion by Tall Paul
The best way to start giving readings is with your friends and family. Whenever you have a gathering, pull out the cards and people will be very interested. Before you do this, however, have business cards made up with your email and/or phone number on it so that people can get ahold of you for a reading. Word of mouth is an AMAZING way to get referrals! Everytime I go to a party, I always bring my cards with me and someone will bring up the topic of readings because they know me… a crowd gathers and lots of new clients materialize. Usually, with friends, I just ask for a donation… I don’t have a set fee because their word of mouth advertising is better than the few extra dollars you can make that night.
The next thing I would do is join http://www.keen.com . This website allows you to have a website and you log in when you want to give readings. There is a lot of competition there, but if your website is good, you’ll get clients. YOU choose how much you want to charge per minute… they get a portion of it. I have had MANY repeat clients there, but you’ll also get a slew of people who want “free minutes” and they are basically “psychic junkies.” They ask all of these psychics for free minutes (which I always give), but I really feel very bad for the people because they rely so much on other people for living their own lives. I try as much as possible to help my clients develop their own intuition so they don’t need psychics all the time!
The other thing that is good about keen.com is that the client doesn’t know your phone number… only the computer that connects you together knows your number. You only appear on the website when you log in or you set up a schedule to receive calls. This can prevent people calling you at 3 in the morning if you’re trying to sleep. (BUT… I happen to be a night owl and I get MORE calls at 3 in the morning so that works to my advantage. There are less psychics available at those times of the day).
If you want to open a physical location… you’ll need to check with your local city government to see if you need a business license or if they have any other special requirements. Some cities require background checks etc.
Back to fees… I have always used the donation system and it has worked well with me (when I’m not using keen.com). I have no set fee…. some people pay more than others. I LOVE doing it so much, I would never consider turning away someone just because they don’t have money. BUT… I am being told by my Angels that they want me to start charging a set price sometime in the near future. You might want to check around in your city to see what other people charge if you’re going to have a storefront. A lot of cities have “Psychic Fairs”… find out who organizes these and ask how you can participate. Usually those prices are set by the organizers.
My website is at http://www.meetyourangels.com . I had my first psychic experience at the age of 6 and I started helping other people using these gifts when I was in early high school. I am going to be 41 next week, so I’ve had many years experience helping people and I would like to encourage you to do the same! Just start… don’t be afraid!!! You’ll LOVE IT!!!
Suggestion by Isabelle
I actually used to read the tarot for a profession. I found the greatest book called ” Professional Tarot” by Christine Jette It was all about setting up shop and learning the business/client relationship. It was soooo useful It helped me to be a better business person as well as a better tarot reader! I also went around to book stores ( metaphysical ones mostly ) and asked them if they were interested in having a reader ( i gave them readings to show what i could do ) and I found that most readers were doing either a dollar a minute or $ 25 for 30 minutes….10 for fiteen….I hope this was helpful!:) Good luck!!! Also if you do not know how to read the tarot there are usually classes at local metaphysical shops! ///*_*\\
Suggestion by wisernow
you have to be a confident bluffer and serious at it too
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Does this help you understand Catholicism?
I have read, with great sadness, many misconceptions about Catholicism on this site. I worry that many people, who call themselves Christain, have been mislead about the Catholic faith and what it teaches. I am very tolerant of other beliefs and I seek to understand them. To let you know, I am an avid reader and studier of the Bible, including its ancient languages. I have studied Christian history extensively from only the most authoritative of sources. I have put together a list of misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Please let me know if this is helpfull to you.
The top 10 most common misconceptions of the Catholic Church are:
1. Catholics worship Mary. No, we pray to Mary for her intercession, just as you would ask a friend or family member to pray for you. The traditional â€śHail Maryâ€ť prayer recited by Catholics is a mirror of the words spoken by the Angel Gabriel in the first chapter of Luke.
2. Catholics think works get them to heaven. No, we believe, as it says in the Book of James, that faith without works is empty. We further believe that we are saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus and that He paid the debt for our sins. Our good works show that our faith has merit.
3. Catholics worship the Pope. No, we believe that the Pope is a human being, capable of sin, just like all the rest of us. We do believe that he is the successor of St Peter on earth as it says in the Gospel of Matthew and that when he speaks from the Chair of Peter, on a matter of faith or morals, he speaks without error. As a matter of point, Pope Benedict has never done this.
4. Catholics pay to get their loved ones out of purgatory. No, we ask that masses be said for our dead loved ones just as St Paul reminds us to pray for the living and the dead. A small donation ($ 5) might be made to pay for the card that we then send to the family to let them know that a mass was said in honor of the deceased.
5. Catholics do not read the Bible. Yes, we do. John Paul II declared the year 2000, the Year of the Bible, and Catholics around the world read the entire Bible during that year. Virtually all Catholic Churchâ€™s have a bible study program. At every Sunday Mass, there are three readings from the Bible. Catholics are required to attend Sunday and thereby hear the Word of the God.
6. Catholics think the Sacraments get them to heaven. No, we believe that only the death and resurrection of Jesus get us to heaven. We believe the Sacraments, such as the Eucharist Jesus instituted at the Last Supper, give us grace to help us follow God’s will for us.
7. Catholics belong to a cult. No, our church has been around for 2000 years, much longer than any other Christian church. The first Protestants didn’t show up until 1450. At more than one billion members, the Catholic Church is the single largest Christian denomination. Many people join and some (sadly) leave the Catholic Church every day of their own free will.
8. Catholics don’t baptize. Yes, we do and our Church started baptism. Whether a person is immersed or sprinkled is a man-made technicality. It cannot be believed that Jesus would condemn someone to hell for all eternity because of the rite of Baptism they received. There are countless historical Christian texts, of reliable authorship, that speak of sprinkling in the very early Christian Church.
9. Catholics are not Christians. Yes, we are and we profess with our lips and believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord, the Messiah, the Son of God come down from heaven to save men from their sins. We pray the Apostles Creed and the Lordâ€™s Prayer. Jesus name is mentioned in some form more than 50 times at every Sunday mass. We strive to follow the two great commandments of Jesus to love God with our whole heart and our neighbor as ourselves.
10. Catholics have a different Bible. No, we have the Bible approved by the Universal Christian Church since the year 380. Protestants took several books out of the Bible during the reformation in the late 1400s. Martin Luther even took the Book of James and Revelation out of the Bible as well, before they were restored. The Catholic Bible has been the most consistent of all translations for more than 1600 years.
Suggestion by Ratbrain
that doesn’t help, it’s way too long for me to read.
Suggestion by Whiteboykilla
I got a click that weights 2.2 lbs
for a catholic
Suggestion by rose
i still dont believe in god
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Where in the Bible does it say that God gave mankind free will?
From my readings of the Bible, I have found no direct reference to the concept of free will yet adherents often state that God gave mankind free will. Instead, what I read in the book is that Adam and Eve partook of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (often translated as the “Tree of Consciousness”). From this I infer that, in fact, God did not give mankind the gift of free will but instead it was bestowed upon Adam and Eve (and presumably their descendants) by the fruit itself.
I’m not Abrahamic in my beliefs but as a matter of intellectual curiosity I have completed my reading of the Bible and there are things that confuse me about its interpretation by those Christians I’ve met or read.
Suggestion by Tiggerrific Tigâ„˘
there’s none, it was Thomas Aquinas who came up with that in the 13th century
sorry, will go check out the date, yes, 13th century, he made that free will argument up so that god wouldn’t be held responsible for all the bad things that happen in the world
Suggestion by evolver
The bible is not a catechism. It is not an instruction in theology, it is the source OF theology.
In Genesis, Adam is told, “You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and bad.” In Matthew, Jesus says, “[God] makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” It is clear that he is not taking preventive action on those making bad choices.
Then there is the dialogue of John 8 on Freedom:
Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.”
….it is clear here that Jesus is in fact talking about the concept of freedom, very clearly…. and that bad choices in fact leave you less free than good choices, which are not slavery to anywhere near the extent that a will degraded by addiction and immorality are. That is the closest we ever, come, in fact, to losing our free will – not to God, but to that which opposes him.
People who look to the bible as a glossary of theological terms are often disappointed – they are unwilling to look deeper and see that these theologies we represent with words such as “free will” ARE there. In doing so, they cut themselves off from a lot of the benefits of scripture.
Suggestion by phoenixzer0
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