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What to Expect During Your Reading:

 

You will also benefit from reading the Reading Tips page. 

 

FOR ALL READINGS:

 

Before all calls (phone or video):

  • An appointment must be booked. You can see my availabilities through the online scheduler. If a date is open, feel free to book it, you don't need to check with me first. 

  • Before a reading, payment must be submitted. It can take as long as 15 minutes for PayPal payment notifications to reach me. 

  • Have your questions, names, birth dates ready about other people you think you might ask about. See "Tips for Questions" for more information.

  • Time allotted includes my introduction and closing (typically 1-3 minutes with Hellos and Goodbyes). Time starts when the phone or video call starts. 

  • Understand that I work like a human, not like a machine - meaning I hear your question and I need a few seconds to look at the cards or chart or to tune in. It doesn't work like flipping on a light switch. Anxiety, hysteria, impatience, and fear have no room in a reading. Proper mindset is extremely important.

  • If you're not ready for the truth, simply wait to schedule until you are ready. 

     

Beginning of all phone or video readings:

  • I'll call you up on the dot, or within 5 minutes after the scheduled time, provided payment was sent. 

  • I'll introduce myself as "Cindy Mckean" and ask for you by your first name (I don't mention I'm from Kansas City Astrology & Tarot for privacy reasons - just in case someone else answers your phone or wires get crossed.) 

  • If you're a new client, I might ask you how you found me, why you chose me. 

     

 
Tarot Readings
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  • I'll ask you what your questions are, what it is you're seeking to know about. Being prepared with questions is requested. See second bullet under "Tips for Questions" to see why.

  • At that point, tell me your questions, what it is you're seeking to know more about, and share what you feel like sharing. Specific questions will render specific answers. General questions will render very brief and general answers. Please: be prepared with specific questions. "What do you see for my love life?" is general. "What do you see for me and my partner?" is specific.

  • Right before I start to shuffle, I'll ask you if you're ready for the truth. This is the last step before I engage in reading and hearing what your questions and concerns are. Whether you say yes or no will permit (or not) how much detail I can get from the ethers. Please make sure you're honest with yourself and me about whether or not you truly are ready for the truth. If the truth is brutal, I deliver it with softness and tact, but I don't like lying to placate you because it skews the remainder of the reading.

  • I'll choose a layout according to your question, shuffle more, choose cards, then proceed with the reading. Often, I let you know what I'm doing (shuffling, choosing, etc.) and what cards come up.

  • I may or may not ask a question or two for clarification. If you want to share information for clarification, feel free. I may ask you to validate that what I'm reading makes sense to you (often it doesn't make sense to me!) 

  • Some readings go up to the last minute - time passes as fast as a blink of the eye. Some readings really drag. Some readings have a few minutes or more to go but if we got to the bottom of the your questions, close it there. Keep in mind that for most readings, time flies by quickly. It's better to ask questions before the end of the reading. Due to time constraints, I won't be able to accommodate last minute questions or "just" one more question.

  • I close the reading, and the reading is fully yours. You own it. Blessings, love, and light!

 

Astrology Readings
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  • For astrology readings, you must (absolutely must) have your birth info ready (that includes your exact time of birth).

  • If it's your first time getting an astrology reading with me, I'll start with your natal chart. If you had a natal chart reading with someone else and want to jump straight into the transits, it's like building a house without a foundation. Sure, the natal chart is mostly about the present, you as a character, and tendencies in your life, but jumping straight into the transits (the future) without me having a proper look at your natal chart is like building a house straight on the ground without a foundation or pitching a tent without clearing the ground. 

  • If you're already an established client, I go straight to the transits. 

  • If you have any questions, you can state them upfront or wait until the natal portion reading of your chart is finished (about 15 minutes in). I might ask you if you have any areas of your life that you want me to focus on (finance, career, health, home, etc). Generally, I just start with the natal reading and when I get to transits I can see where you'll have questions according to planetary activity in your chart. If you'd like, feel free to ask questions anytime during your reading too.

 

Dowsing:

 

  • Before your reading I'll ask what you're seeking so I know which charts to use (for example, a fan chart, round chart, body chart, etc.)

  • I sometimes mix in a few Tarot cards with Dowsing for better insight. If this is something you don't want, don't feel shy to be voice that to me.

 

 

Combination Astrology/Tarot reading:

  • I start with the Astrology reading then move onto the Tarot (see above for details).

 

Mediumship Readings
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  • Please remember to invite your loved one to the appointment at least a day before your appointment otherwise it's like throwing a surprise party without inviting the guest of honor. 

  • I will ask you who it is you're trying to connect with (their name and their connection to you (spouse, parent, etc.) 

  • When it's your first reading, I'm a stranger between you two, there is sometimes some hesitation or shyness for your loved one to speak openly the first minute or so. Sometimes the opposite happens and they are already present a couple minutes before I phone and they can't stop talking!

  • Many souls float around but since I don't know who you're trying to connect with until you tell me, I use up to the first five minutes to do a diagnostic. If it's not anyone familiar to you, we'll switch to a reading about you using Tarot or Astrology.

  • Your loved one who has passed doesn't become a physician, attorney, psychic, etc. after they pass. Sure, their vantage point will be clearer, but keep your expectations of your loved one realistic. 

  • In all my time doing mediumship, I've found almost all of them to be happier in death than in life. If I observe suffering, I'll keep it to myself unless you ask. 

  • Often, the deceased no longer look the same as they did in real life. Many times older people look younger and healthier. Generally, they present themselves as they were before life took a major turn. This turn could have been years or hours before death or illness. Whatever image they present of themselves will undoubtedly be recognizable or at least familiar to you anyway. If you're asking about a person you barely know (say a parent died when you were a baby) you're not going to get as much information as from someone that was bound to you for a longer period of time. Mediumship readings are not a substitute for absence or lost time together.

  • It's better to have questions ready. I mean - especially if it's your first time and I'm a stranger between you two, do your loved one is not going to be inclined to spill the family secrets from minute one. 

  • Crying is normal for clients. Sometimes I tear up too!

  • During the reading, your loved one can hear what you have to say or ask so just ask them out loud. 

  • Occasionally they bring one or more persons with them. They are sometimes people you don't know. If you don't know them, I don't attempt to communicate. If you do know them, I connect.

  • Ideally, invite one person at a time per reading or limit it to two people. Please do not "invite" a whole family or large groups as it confuses who steps forward. 

  • Sorry, I don't do passwords, secrets, or "what object of theirs am I holding in my hand". 

  • Mediumship readings are extremely emotionally and physically draining. Still, many say they get relief or closure. 

  • I limit mediumship readings. I'm of the opinion that it's unhealthy to connect on a regular basis or for long stretches of time because life is for the living and their soul has a life after corporeal death. If you want to connect on a regular basis, you should instead make time in your personal life exclusively for them. This can be done by visiting their grave if they are buried, or cleaning the room where their urn is (honest to goodness cleaning, not necessarily spring cleaning, but neither simply just tidying up.) If you aren't near their grave or urn, your souls can connect (honestly, it's the BEST way) through simple prayer. The role of the Medium is to initiate contact or to confirm (or deny) if your suspicions of them being around is indeed them and share any messages. 

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HOW I TUNE IN

 

So long you're open to the truth, the information will come to me like turning on a TV in a foreign language, which I translate to you. I don't mince words, so it won't sound like gibberish to you.

 

The two main abilities that I use most are being able to "hear" (clairaudient) and "see" (clairvoyant) messages. Sometimes I "feel" the messages (clairsentient). 

 

When I hear the information, it's "sounds" very much like when you recall a conversation in your head. Same for seeing information. For feeling information, I get a vibe; I can physically feel who or what I'm connecting with.

 

When I receive the information, sometimes it doesn't make sense to me but I'll try to explain it. One example of that: I was hearing a message to pass along that was logical but made no sense to me. I ignored it because I was focused on other things that were coming in for the client's reading. The voice got louder and I continued to ignore it. Then I was "shown" horrific imagery of a greyish tabby near fire. I could not shake it out of my head and I was getting the message, "TELL HIM! TELL HIM!" So I shared with the client, "Look, this makes no sense to me but I'm being interrupted with a nagging message I'm supposed to tell you, "Don't bring fire near cats." He chirped up immediately, "My wife's last name is "Katz". We're drawing plans to build a new house. I've included a mock fireplace but she's dead set against it."

 

I must have sounded confused because he asked if it made sense to me. I shared that I was also getting imagery of a grey striped tabby. He chirped again, "Yes! My wife [Ms. Katz} has salt & pepper hair!" I said, "The cat was so afraid of the fire even though it wasn't close enough and the fire was tame but the cat was terrified. It was a horrific feeling." His wife has a phobia of the house burning down from carelessness due to any type of flame so she doesn't allow any sort of fire in or near the house - no candles, no gas stove, no cigarettes, no charcoal barbeque, and definitely no fire place, mock or not.

 

I was very happy he had an open mind and understood the message - then again, whatever was transmitting the message in the ethers knew he'd understand immediately. 

 

So, if I don't mention that you're wearing red underwear in a reading, it might be a little too close to the truth (seriously, unless you were open to me knowing those kinds of details, it would not "come in"). I'm not a mind reader, I do not play guessing games, & I'm not paid to have my accuracy tested. That's not what you're spending money on anyway, is it?

In the end, I'm only human; if I knew everything, I'd be God. I can only interpret what I understand and I can only go as fast as I can intake and translate. Given that I've lived in a multitude of countries and cultures, and have the benefit of a rigid education, I tend to understand a bit more than the average person and I'm most certainly open to anything new whether I understand it or not.

 

Having said that, check out the comic strip below. Sometimes this is how it works when the universe wills it this way.

Blessings, love, and light!

 

Blessings, love, and light!