Salem Puts Temporary Hold on Issuing Fortune-Telling Licenses

July 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Witch Spoon ad from 1891

And more in legal news …

Last week, Salem City Council moved to temporarily suspend issuing new fortune-telling licenses. They want time to close a loophole in the existing ordinance.

According to the present law, in order to qualify for a fortune-telling license, 51 percent of a shop must be dedicated to the metaphysical, for instance tarot cards, crystals and the like.

But apparently, that’s not what’s been happening.

Councilor-at-large Joan Lovely says she herself is aware of two businesses that created separate corporations within the same establishment in order to get around the license requirements.

To stop this from happening, Lovely asked for the suspension of license issuance to allow the city solicitor time to recommend changes. She received unanimous support of the council.

None of them want too many fortune-telling business in town, but they’re also aware of how important they are to Salem.

Council expects to consider the proposed amendments at their first meeting in September. They’d like to settle the issue before October’s witchy season begins.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 7/19/11

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King of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

King of Disks

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
King of Disks

Physically things will likely be pretty good today.  You’re probably feeling strong and have enough of everything that you really need.  You might even have more than enough and can give some away. 

If you do, take advantage of this period to be generous.  You’ve done wonderfully in building your world, see if you can help someone else do the same.

Prosperity and stability are highlighted.   Enjoy the fruits of your labour.  It’s been your steady steps and sometimes less than exciting work that has brought you to where you are.  Congratulations, this is what the work was for.

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