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. Somethingthat is bestowedvoluntarilyandwithoutcompensation:I receivedseveralgiftsfor my birthday.Yourgift of $100 is greatlyappreciated.
2. Theact of giving:Thepaintingcameintotheirpossession by gift.
3. A talent,endowment,aptitude, or inclination:Shehas a giftforplayingthepiano.