I'm Ginnie, I read cards, and you've never had anyone like me at your party, guaranteed. What sets me apart from other readers is my passion for the work, my previous eclectic experience as a massage therapist, herbalist, health educator, promoter and event planner, and my experience as a Tarot deck creator and artist. I grew up in San Francisco around parties, festivals, celebrations and galas.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
When I'm reading for events I'm very focused and typically am able to complete 4-6 readings per hour depending on the crowd and environment. Some guests like to go more in-depth and I do my best to indulge them whilst also taking into account the other guests waiting in line. And on that note, there is, almost always, a line of guests that forms. I've found this to be a great opportunity for planners to place snacks, beverages and self-directed activities in the vicinity of where the line forms to keep guests entertained throughout.
In my readings I focus on sharing uplifting, positive, empowering and inspiring information. I'm not into bringing your guests down. Smiling, eye contact and confidence in leading the experience are important to me! I'm not looking to spread doom and gloom.
I'm spatially quite flexible. I have worked in environments where my readings fill an entire room as well as tight spaces with a small table placed in a nook. I am happy to work wherever you need me- but please remember that its best if there is enough space for three to sit at a time- one seat for me and two for guests. People LOVE having their Tarot read together- either as couples or as friends sitting together for moral support.
As I mentioned, lines almost always form, and the truth is that not all guests in line are able to get a reading. I have found that most events generally need at least one additional hour of reading time. Please keep this in mind as you are making your booking time selections. Occasionally I am able to accommodate a request to extend the service time on the spot, but typically I am booked for several events in a day, particularly during Halloween, holiday party season and wedding season and am not always able to accommodate this request. Choosing your booking time slot wisely can help secure enough reading time to please more of your eager guests. Please note there is a two hour booking minimum for my in-person services.
I’m Ginnie, I read cards, and you’ve never had anyone like me at your party, guaranteed. What sets me apart from other readers is my passion for the work, my previous eclectic experience as a massage therapist, herbalist, health educator, promoter and event planner, and my experience as a Tarot deck creator and artist. I grew up in San Francisco around parties, festivals, celebrations and galas. My father was a performing DJ and I learned from an early age how to thrive in an active, loud, vibrant environment.
Combining my passion for art, photography and Tarot, I have created two Tarot decks of my own, the City Mystic * New York Tarot deck, featured as one of the Top 50 decks of the U.K.’s Tarosophist International magazine, and the City Mystic * Paris Tarot deck, featured in Vogue’s 2016 Occult Holiday Gift Guide. I currently read with my Paris deck and bring an array of other neat decks to choose from upon request.
My booth/table, my deck, my attire and my vibe reflect my appreciation for good design (I studied interior design and graphic design in college), travel, black and white photography, art and unorthodox, practical, strategic approaches to traditional Tarot visuals. As the name suggests, City Mystic encompasses my approach to Tarot whether it be in readings or in crafting decks- I am interested in bringing practical divination, wisdom and strategy to the urban environment. My mission is to enliven the sense of Magic and wonder in the vibrant, buzzing urban world, and so my work and my readings reflect this tone. In addition to my deck I also bring an assortment of crystals to adorn my table when space permits to add to the experience of the client a sense of inspiration, art, wonder and creativity.
I am interested in giving my clients an EXPERIENCE, not just a reading. My favorite event readings are done with plenty of life happening around me, laughing attendees, and great vibes all around. I like to smile, to shout over loud music to get my message across when necessary (but please don’t stick me next to a DJ booth or those messages will be a pure mystery to your guests 😉 ), and to create an artistic environment out of my reading table. I’ve read for a multitude of events from Sweet 16 parties to weddings, art gallery openings, music festivals such as Lucidity and Bicycle Day and even private goddess parties geared toward feminine empowerment and sisterhood. No matter the event, I can always find a place to settle in and make my table inviting and fun. My readings at events are geared toward uplifting material and many of my clients call them little “Tarot pep talks” that really help them to feel ready to enjoy themselves in an fun, festive environment.
Most of my party events end up with a long line of folks waiting for readings, so if you’ve got a big group that may want readings please considering adding a little more time than you think you might need. Its most fun when no one feels left out!
For events calling for more intimate wisdom, I love to practice in-depth soul-recharging readings wherein the client can go into situations they may find challenging and help to gain perspective and form a strategic game plan to tackle the issue. My three main foci in any reading are: 1. Do No Harm (I was a massage therapist after all!), 2. Love is Law (I’m always looking for where love can grow in a way that’s best for all involved in a reading) and 3. Empowerment (where does my client have the most power in the situation and how can she or he harness it as soon as possible to feel better).
I am unique in that I don’t just read Tarot, I bring the Art of Tarot to life and create an uplifting, inspiring, empowering experience for your guests.
Additional Booking Notes
All I need is a flat surface and three seating spaces. I've got the rest covered! (Of course please be sure to place me some place where there is enough light to see the cards).
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