This series of articles was inspired by an interesting conversation I had with Krissy over here. Thanks Krissy! 🙂 Here is the first article in the series: ‘Connecting With Your Tarot Cards’.
Connecting with your Tarot card deck can often seem like a very difficult task, especially if it is your very first Tarot card deck. But this can even happen to experienced Tarot card readers who are trying to connect with a new Tarot card deck.
In this post, I am going to talk about the method that I like the best: Journaling.
Every time I tell someone I am a Tarot card reader, the first question that they ask me is: “Do Tarot card readings really work?”
While this question does bring a lot of snarky, smart-alec-y answers to my mind, I normally try to explain some things to these people. I thought I might just share my thoughts over here…
As a professional Tarot card reader, I often end up reading Tarot cards for total strangers. And I am not ashamed to admit that these are the kind of readings I like to do best.
I find it somehow simpler to read Tarot cards compared to either reading for myself or for friends and relatives.
Lets talk about why it is easier to read Tarot cards for total strangers.
As you start reading Tarot cards, it is very natural that you start with your reading for your friends and relatives. Since you are close to them, reading for your friends and relatives (especially when you start out) can provide a supportive environment for you to hone your Tarot card reading skills.
However, it is just this closeness that can often cause doubts to spring up in your mind. Today, lets talk about the different issues that can crop up while reading Tarot cards for your friends and relatives, and how you can handle such scenarios.
Whether you are well versed with the use of Tarot cards, or whether you are just starting out with them, many of us (yours truly included) start out with the intention of being able to read for themselves. And then we find ourselves in a weird position: reading the Tarot for other people suddenly looks very easy compared to reading for oneself!
It was during such a time of utter weirdness that I discovered the book Tarot For Yourself written by Mary K. Greer.