Sometimes reading tarot can feel frustrating.
You might get cards that don’t seem to fit the question, or see something you didn’t expect to come up.
And readings can also feel like they’re just not hitting the right points to feel productive.
When I got my first tarot reading in the late `90s, I was amazed at how helpful it was.
And I held onto a lot of the information I received that day. It became important to me, and
gave me hope for the future.
Which is what I set out to do when I started reading tarot for others.
I do this work to help other people, first and foremost.
And I’m sure you do, too.
Over the years, I’ve seen what tarot can do for people: I’ve had clients who’ve made huge life changes, grown more confident, and gotten clearer about who they are and where they’re going.
But not every tarot reading goes that way.
Sometimes you might not always feel a reading went as deep, or was as productive as you’d hoped.
There are some things you can focus on to change that, though. Every reading is unique, but there are things you can do as a tarot reader to consistently deliver a reading that has the potential to make a real difference for your querent. (Or for yourself.)
1. Look for the root of an issue. We don’t always know how, when, or why a problem started. If a querent is willing to go deep and address something at its core, use your cards to explore the origins of their pain points.
2. Look at what is possible. No one comes to a tarot reading to hear about all the things that are wrong in their lives. They want to come out feeling like change is possible. Address the issue at hand, but make sure to then move the conversation towards next steps or solutions.
3. Offer a takeaway. A piece of clear advice, an action step, a ritual, or some kind of homework is a great way to set a reading into motion.
If you want to learn how to get deep with your tarot readings – I’m talking about going beyond the usual love and career questions – and delivering transformative, spiritual advice that genuinely impacts other people, I’d love to see you in my Tarot for Self-Recovery program.
This course is specifically designed for tarot readers who want to focus their tarot practice on helping and healing others (and themselves) through tarot, ritual, and more. Registration is open now.
Until next time,