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Hey, friends.  Thank you for considering booking a reading with me!

Let’s take a minute to talk about my tarot philosophy (aka, my mission statement).  I view tarot as a reflective tool that we can use to explore themes and archetypes in our lives.  I do not see tarot as predictive, telling “fortunes,” nor do I see tarot as evil.  Tarot functions simply as a mirror, whereby we can draw parallels between our life and the cards.  In this way, tarot can lend a different perspective to how we view our everyday life.  I use tarot as part of my own spiritual practice, although you do not need to view tarot spiritually for a reading to be helpful.  (My about me also details a bit more about my tarot journey if you’re interested!)

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A reading from me will discuss the card(s) that were pulled, providing insights from the cards’ traditional meanings and my own understanding of the card(s).  We will look at the card(s), pulling meaning from the scene depicted, and I will include particularly relevant excerpts from the deck’s guidebook.  I will then expand on the main message for you, and bring it all together with recommendations for you, going forward.

If you are looking for me/the cards to tell you exactly what to do, or if you need a yes/no answer, that is not how I work with the tarot.  In addition, if you have a pre-conceived idea of the answer that you want from me, you will likely be disappointed.  My goal for your reading is to lend clarity to your situation, to empower you to make your own decisions so that you can boldly move forward.

List of Reading Services

Flash sale reading, $TBD

I will periodically offer flash sale readings, which will be offered at a discounted price.  This reading would always include more than the highlight reading (detailed below), but less than a full 1 card or snapshot reading.  Flash sales will be posted on my Instagram page only, here.  Full details of what is included in each flash sale reading would be detailed in the post, however, these generally do not include gemstone discussion/recommendations.

Highlight reading, $5 USD

Are you in need of a few words of guidance highlighting the energies in your life?  This reading is a one card pull and can be a general reading or done with an open-ended question from you.  In this quick tarot or oracle reading, you will receive a snapshot of what is going on in your life.  This reading is brief, but effective at giving you something on which to focus.  This reading will come in a PDF document and contain a message of around 300 words, as well as images of your reading.  If you order this reading, you can indicate whether you’d prefer a tarot or oracle card reading, otherwise it’s readers choice!

Example questions for this reading include:  what theme is important for me right now?  What is my heart telling me right now?  What encouragement could I use right now?

1 card reading, $15 USD

Are you in need of a succinct answer or nudge from the universe?  This reading can be a general reading or done with an open-ended question from you.  With this reading, I will pull one tarot card and relate it to your question, or provide a general interpretation (which ever you order).  The reading will discuss the relevant energy or themes surrounding your situation, and I will make suggestions for what you can do with this energy.  This reading will come in a PDF document and contain a message of around 800 words, as well as images of your reading.  With this reading, there will be extra input provided by oracle card(s) and/or gemstone recommendations, as well as other potential extras!

Example questions for this reading include:  what do I need to know about my journey right now?  Where is the universe asking me to look?  What do I need to know about my job/love life/passions/creativity/shadow/etc.?

4 card “snapshot” reading, $25 USD

Do you want a more in depth exploration of the energies surrounding your life right now?  This reading can be a general reading or done with an open-ended question question from you.  With this reading, I pull one card which is the message/answer for you, and then I pull three more cards which are energies surrounding your message.  In the interpretation, I will explore how the energies connect back to your message/answer.  I will provide suggestions for what you can do with this energy.  Generally, this reading is done without questions for each position.  If I feel your query warrants it, I may assign questions to each position.  If you know you want a reading with questions for each position, send me an email and we can come up with something together!  This reading will come in a PDF document and contain a message of around 1,200 words, as well as images of your reading.  With this reading, there will be extra input provided by oracle card(s) and/or gemstone recommendations, as well as other potential extras!

Example questions for this reading include:  where can I go deeper in my life?  What is calling out to me?  What is the energy surrounding my job/love life/passions/creativity/shadow/etc.?

Rush job, $TBD USD

Need your reading ASAP?  Email me at exploringlyyours@gmail.com and we can discuss a quicker timeline for an additional cost.

Decks Used in Readings

I have a large collection of decks to use for readings.  I let my intuition guide me when picking decks.  If you have seen a deck in this blog or on my Instagram feed which you’d like me to use for your reading, you may request it!

 The Fine Print

Timeline: Though I work full-time as a nurse, I strive to keep the turnaround time for all readings within 7 business days.  This, however, is dependent on volume of readings ordered at any given time.  If your timeline will be longer than 7 business days, I will let you know.  If you would like your reading sooner than that, we may discuss an alternate timeline for an extra fee.

Disclosure Statement: Readings are meant for those 18 years of age or older.  A tarot professional cannot predict the future with certainty and you should not rely on a tarot reading to make any decision that would affect your legal, financial, or medical condition.  If your inquiry involves the law, finance, or medicine, then you should seek the advice of a licensed or qualified legal, financial, or medical professional.  Also, a tarot reading cannot replace qualified mental health care.  A tarot reading can only facilitate how you cope mentally/spiritually with a given situation.  In certain jurisdictions, a tarot professional is required to disclose to you that tarot readings should be for entertainment purposes only, and if such a law applies to your reading, then you are hereby on notice thereof.  All readings are 100% confidential.  Your tarot professional is bound by a self-imposed code of ethics, which will be provided should you chose to purchase a reading (links are provided below).

Please ensure that you read the links below to ensure that we agree on everything and are on the same page, before booking a reading with me.  If you have any questions, please contact me at exploringlyyours@gmail.com.

Code of Ethics
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy

By contacting Alaina O’Brien for a reading, you are agreeing that you have read the links above, and you are, in effect, acknowledging and agreeing to the foregoing code of ethics, terms of service, and privacy policy.

Payment Details

Payment for all readings will be made via PayPal in the stated dollar amount.

There are two methods to order a reading with me.  The first option is to send your inquiry to exploringlyyours@gmail.com.  In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your pronoun(s)
  • Reading you are ordering
  • If you have a specific deck request
  • Whether you’d like a general reading or if you have a specific question in mind (ask if you need help constructing a good tarot question!  They should be open ended.).  This is a good space to tell me as much/as little as you’d like about your life and circumstances.

I will respond to your inquiry with all the PayPal info, and once I receive payment confirmation, I will begin on your reading.

Alternately, you can pay first at my PayPal.me.  If you select this option, please include your email address in the Notes section, and I will contact you!  If you select this option, please ensure you’ve read my above Fine Print links before payment.

It should be noted that I am committed to donating 10% of my profits at the end of each month to charities/non-profits that I care about.  This includes but is not limited to: Planned Parenthood, ACLU, International Refugee Assistance Project, Circle of Health International, Doctors Without Borders, Propublica, NAACP-NDF, NRDC, Standing Rock, and The Trevor Project.  In addition, I will occasionally run promotions that are specifically directed at raising funds for certain organizations.  If you have any questions about this, please ask!

I truly value my clients, and am honored to read for you.  I strive to keep communication between myself and the seeker as open as possible.  If, at any time, you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.