October is big for people in my line of work. The weeks leading up to Halloween are, for psychics, like the weeks between Thanksgiving an Christmas for more traditional retail businesses. Suddenly, we’re the most popular folks in town, getting invited to every party (as long as we bring our Tarot cards), and being asked to weigh in on all manner of Halloween haunted-ness on every local radio and TV station. People who would never normally see a psychic call us weeks in advance to make sure they can book one of our Readers for their event. In short, my usually oddball career becomes the singular quality that makes me the belle of the ball for a few short weeks.
How do I reconcile that month-long celebrity status to the other eleven months of being the oddball outsider? It’s easy, really. I love what I do. here are some of the reasons why:
In short, I’ll take the all the kooky over-the-top Halloweeny-ness this October, knowing that after November first I’ll go back to being the oddball psychic down the block, quietly doing what I do a little bit under the radar, and getting ready for our second biggest holiday, New Year’s Eve (because everyone wants to know what the new year has in store for them).