When you look out in the divination community, it’s common to see a lot of multi-disciplinary practitioners.
Even some books (particularly books on witchcraft, it seems) will encourage you to develop your skills by learning a bunch of different divinatory systems, including tarot.
I grew up on books like that and used to think I would have to learn everything under the sun just to be read cards: Tarot, astrology, tea leaves, palmistry, herbalism…
You know what? You don’t have to learn a bunch of different things to read tarot.
Just because some readers have varied skills and practices doesn’t make it a rule that you should, too.
If a path calls to you, cool. But don’t force yourself to take on way more occult studies than are necessary, and don’t dilute yourself by learning a little of this and a little of that without getting deep into any one practice.
Everything takes time to learn and skills need time to develop.
Focus is cool. And while we can work to be well-rounded in learning about different spiritual tools and aspects of this work, it is totally fine to just do tarot on its own.
Another thing I think gets overlooked a lot is that YOUR knowledge - your experiences, spiritual background, and beliefs can underpin and enrich your ability as a tarot reader.
We don’t always have to be reaching outside of ourselves to find our spiritual centres.
There is nothing wrong with being multi-talented and multi-passionate about divination or spirituality.
But if you’re feeling strained by undue pressures to do it all, this is your permission slip to relax, focus, and dive deep into tarot alone (or whatever else really floats your boat ☺️)
Until next time,
p.s. If you are wondering what I recommend you focus on as a tarot beginner (or if you’re just stuck and need some help) I have a free 1-hour masterclass you can sign up for today!