To charge or not to charge...

To charge or no to charge...
By Lucia del Mar

This is a hotly debated topic with several agreements and disagreements and arguments for and against. Among those who are against charging for readings we read that spiritual work is not to be charged, a reader has a gift and should not charge for it; the tarot readers are enlightened beings who receive messages from God and / or spirits and should not charge for the divine messages. Among the arguments supporting the charged readings ... well some say you should do an energy exchange, other than not paying generate bad karma, but mmmm ...

Let us see first a definition of Gift, and the difference between Fortune-teller and Tarot Reader.


1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation: received several gifts for my birthday. Your gift of $100 is greatly appreciated.
2. The act of giving: The painting came into their possession by gift.
3. talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination: She has a gift for playing the piano.