So this may come as a bit of an unpleasant shock to my readers and clients, but things have been heading in this direction for me for a bit, and there’s no need to mince a lot of words over this, so I won’t: I’m not going to be offering readings or consultations for the foreseeable future until further notice. If you have an outstanding reading or consultation from me, I’ll work with you on getting it done or working around it as I can, but beyond that, I won’t be taking any new requests for the time being. The Services page, the listings on my Etsy shop, and the commissions on my Ko-fi page have been updated/deactivated/closed accordingly (though you can still get my ebooks through Etsy or Ko-fi, of course).
Honestly, y’all, I’ve just been burnt out and running on fumes as of late, and for longer than I’ve realized. While I know I’m good at what I do and I know of the good results that come about from what I do (or at least, so people tell me, which is genuinely appreciated), I find myself with less and less energy to take care of readings and consultations for others with everything else on my plate: rituals, writing for my blog, writing my planned books, studying for my own benefit and continuing education, community involvement online and offline, my actual job, my household, et cetera et cetera. And, worse, whenever I’ve gotten a request for a reading or consultation, while I’m honored that people choose me over the abundance of other great readers and consultants out there, I have to admit that I have an increasing sense of dread and unwillingness to do the work—and that’s a problem, no two ways about it. There’s no reason that the very act and practice that got me to where I am today to elicit such a response from me, since I do enjoy the work; I just haven’t enjoyed actually doing it for some time. I thought that taking a break or two earlier this year would help, and they did, but not nearly enough for me to get to where I want and need to be to handle this work appropriately with the attention and diligence it deserves—heck, what you deserve as my clients and querents and readers. Not wanting to do this kind of work reluctantly and halfheartedly, or with any hint of bitterness to cloud my mind or heart in the process, I figure the best approach is to just not do it at all until I’m at a place where I can handle it again, and instead give myself more time and energy to do so.
I’m not planning on going anywhere, of course, and will still be around to share my thoughts and ideas and research (whether by blog or by email or by chat or by tweet), but until I can find the desire and energy to take on the work of divination again, this isn’t something I’m going to do. Instead, I’d rather recommend the following readers for you all to go to instead:
- Dr. Alexander Cummins
- Readings by David of Aládékojú
- Michael Lux, Gentleman Necromancer
- Nate Craddock of Soul Friend Astrology
- Ryhan Butler of Medieval Astrology Guide
- Sasha Ravitch
- Kirah Tabourn of The Strology
- Drew Levanti of Archē Astrology
I’ve been mulling over making this choice for a while, and would rather not deal with these feelings of fatigue and reluctance while taking on more client work that I arguably shouldn’t right now. I know at least some of you were hoping to get a yearly forecast in the coming weeks for the coming year, but I’d instead advise one of the excellent readers above for your needs along these and other lines, instead. There are others I might recommend, too, I’m sure, but these are some of the ones who sprang to mind first whom I would personally recommend.
I thank you all for having been so kind to me, and I appreciate your patience and understanding in this. I look forward to offering these services (perhaps even others!) in the future once I’m able to again, and when I do, you’ll know where to hear about it. In the meantime, I’m going to take this opportunity to build myself up and my other projects some more.