Lesson Five: Predicting the Future In this final lesson, I’d like to address the big question readers get most often doing readings: Can you predict the future? (This is usually followed by, “If it’s bad, I don’t want to know.”) Kat and I have had many long debates about this. The short answer is … Continue reading Tarot 101: Predicting the Future (repost)
We've all seen those scenes in film and television where the plucky hero or heroine sits down for a tarot reading that is scary accurate!!! (Insert horror music here.) Obviously, the "Chainsaw Murderer in Your Bedroom" card doesn't come up that often in readings, so our hero/heroine has a good clue that something awful is … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: When “Scary Accurate” Gets a Little…Scary (repost)
The longer you hang around metaphysical circles, the more you're going to hear about this ritual or that practice. Most readers have their own specific routines, habits, and preferences. If you've been reading for a while, you'll begin to notice your own. Do you have a certain bag you simply have to use to store your … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: The Ritual Trap
Is that tarot card following you? Haven’t you seen this reading before? Chances are, if you get enough tarot readings, you’re going to see repeat cards. There are only 78 cards in the deck, and eventually you’re going to see most of them in a spread. But what about those cards that keep popping up? … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: Is That Card Following Me?
As we work towards expanding and improving our reading skills, there's one phrase that rears its head over and over again--use your intuition. Wanna relax and allow the interpretations to flow without overanalyzing? Use your intuition. Wanna open yourself to insights and understanding beyond the scope of your own limited experience? Use your intuition! That's … Continue reading Intuition Reboot for Tarot Readers
We've all seen those scenes in film and television where the plucky hero or heroine sits down for a tarot reading that is scary accurate!!! (Insert horror music here.) Obviously, the "Chainsaw Murderer in Your Bedroom" card doesn't come up that often in readings, so our hero/heroine has a good clue that something awful is … Continue reading Twisted Tales of Tarot: When “Scary Accurate” Gets a Little…Scary
Eventually, every card reader goes through a phase where the readings just don't seem to work the way we want them to. For reasons that range from mental exhaustion to Mercury in retrograde, there are a hundred different things that can disrupt the communication between the reader and the cards. As we get more experienced … Continue reading Tarot Readers’ Crisis of Faith
Last week, we talked about the Myths, Tall Tales, and Out Right Fallacies potential clients face when seeking out a tarot or oracle reading. If you've read our Tarot 101 series, you know there are a lot of myths about reading cards as well. How to acquire a deck, how to treat it, who you can … Continue reading Tarot Truth Bomb: Unraveling New Reader Myths
As readers, we all feel a certain pressure to be "off-book," as they say in the theater. Especially when reading for others, nothing kills self-confidence like having to pause and say, "Hold on while I check the book!" Other People's Wisdom Besides wanting to look cool and confident, there are other reasons you as an … Continue reading Using the Book: Training Wheels, Reference, or What?
As a new reader, it's always fun (and sometimes scary) when you lay out a spread and the answer comes to you magically in a flash of insight. You just know it was meant to be. You are a reader, and you have the amazingest insight skills of all the peoples! (Yay!) These moments of … Continue reading When the Cards are Speaking Gibberish