A client was late in arriving. She had wanted a reading at a Saturday tea-time and now she was 1o minutes late. Hmmm. Was she en-route or was she going to be a no-show? Tarot readers get caught out now and then, just like anybody else. They’re only fallible…
I have a friend, Andrew, who is a very gifted clairvoyant. He will quite often pluck meaningful names out of the ether…very spooky, and when he does there’s nothing hit and miss about it. He did that with me once. ‘Who’s Edward?’ he said. ‘He’s very important to you. He’s a relative isn’t he? Is he your father…no hang on. He isn’t Edward. He’s Ted.’
Correct. And even someone with this spooky ability gets hit by timewasters and importunate sales callers. Even the most super-psychic person in the world could not operate at their highest frequency all the time.
Andrew’s telephone rang one day.
‘I’ll make an appointment,’ the man said. ‘If you can tell me my name.’ Andrew might actually have been able to do so. But there was only one response such ignorance and crassness deserved. How would a reading with such a discourteous client have gone?
‘I think it must be Mr Twat,’ Andrew said. ‘But I’m sorry, I’m all booked up.’
I don’t pursue clients in any way shape or form. Don’t spam, don’t telephone (though I return calls if a message is left.) If they book then don’t show up – which has happened four times in 10 years – without making a cancellation, well, OK. I’ll remember them, and they just won’t get another appointment
So now, with this lady running late, having requested a time that I had accommodated out of goodwill, I asked my cards, was the client en-route?
I drew The Chariot. This card of travel vehicles, speed, progress, ambition and teamwork was an indication that yes, she was on her way over.
The IJJ Tarot’s Chariot
How soon would she be arriving?
I drew the 4 of Cups. This seemed to indicate that she would be arriving in approximately 4 minutes, and that there was probably no particular crisis to be discussed in the reading, but she was in a rut and looking for ways to move ahead.
The lady arrived, apologising, just as I was re-shuffling the cards. It might have been 4 minutes later, more like 2-3. And she was a delight to read for.