When a person makes an appointment for a tarot consultation, reiki session, tutorial, or whatever service s/he desires to avail, the practitioner sets aside time from hir day to offer hir services to the client. This is a professional service, no less important than an appointment with a physician, dentist, lawyer, or corporate consultant. It is not a frill, it is deep support for one’s life journey, self-discovery, and healing of the Whole. If a person cancels an appointment with the practitioner (tarot or otherwise) just because they change their mind, or they’ve decided that being out of town with friends is more fun, or that it’s “just a reading”, this person demonstrates immense disrespect to the practitioner. That sacred time for insight and wellness is the practitioner’s bread and butter, hir way of earning a living, not just some hobby for a bored housepartner. More and more, I see the value in a practitioner requesting a deposit for in-person sessions and full pre-payment for on-phone sessions. This will take effect immediately.