A Tarot Card Reading is an immensely useful method of understanding the deeper aspects of what is going on in your life right now.
A Tarot Card Reading can help you see how the events that occurred in your past have led to the current situations, and how these present scenarios may lead to future situations. It is no wonder then that the Tarot cards are often used to gaze into the future, especially when one is concerned about specific scenarios / aspects of our lives.
Whether one believes in a fate / destiny based approach or a free will based approach towards future gazing, the Tarot cards are chock full of wisdom, guidance and important information that will show you a clearer path in your life.
What is a Tarot Card Reading?
A Tarot Card Reading is a process of consulting with the Tarot cards (often via a Tarot Card Reader), to gain insight on general or specific questions or situations.
From a Tarot Card Reader’s point of view, a Tarot Card Reading is a very intuitive, creative, and focused process that invokes her knowledge, her analytical abilities, her understanding, and her communication skills.
Personally, I think of myself as a Translator or an Interpreter, because I translate the images and symbols on the cards, interpret my intuitions, and communicate what I see and feel to the client.
How Does A Tarot Card Reading Happen?
Typically, a Tarot Card Reading is a face-to-face experience, where the client visits the Tarot Card Reader and they sit down across a table to do the reading.
But with distances and time restrictions, nowadays, Tarot Card Readings can also be done over the phone, or via Internet chat software like Skype.
Many readers painstakingly transcribe the readings and email them out to their clients.
I prefer a simpler way – I record the readings as I do them, and simply email the audio recordings to my clients.
What Happens in a Tarot Card Reading?
The Tarot Card Reading process may differ (a bit here and there) based on the way the reading is conducted.
1. Face-to-Face Tarot Card Reading
In a face-to-face reading, the Tarot Card Reader will sit down across the table and then begin the reading.
Most times, the reader begins with a general reading to get an idea of what is going on, and then move on to specific questions.
Sometimes however, some readers like to just answer the specific questions that the client wants to ask.
The reading might also be preceded with a small ritual (such as, burning incense and/or candles, prayers, meditation) which helps the Tarot Card Reader get focused and in the zone for the reading.
2. Skype Tarot Card Reading
In this type of a reading, instead of sitting face-to-face across a desk, both the Tarot Card Reader and the client sit in front of their computers. The reading is done via video chat, so the client can see what the Tarot Card Reader is doing.
3. Phone Tarot Card Reading
As the name suggests, this reading is conducted over the phone. A video chat option may not always be available, and the phone can be the next best thing. Of course, in this reading, the client doesn’t see what the reader is doing, but the reader often tells the client what is going on.
4. Email Tarot Card Reading
In this type of a reading, the Tarot Card Reader and the client don’t see or talk to each other either via phone or via video chat during the reading.
The Tarot Card Reader does the reading and painstakingly records / writes everything down whilst doing the reading. This includes the cards that were drawn, the interpretations and anything else that pops into her head with regards to the reading.
After that, the Tarot Card Reader types it out into the computer and emails it to the client.
5. Audio Recording Tarot Card Reading
In this type of reading, the Tarot Card Reader simply makes an audio recording of the reading and emails it out to the client.
Here too, the client and the Tarot Card Reader don’t see each other face to face.
Nowadays it is fairly easy to make an audio recording (your smartphone probably has an app for that), and send it via email or file sharing sites to the client.
Personally, I like the Face-to-Face Tarot Card Reading method the best, because I get to form a personal connection with the client. But if that option is not available, then my next favorite method is the Audio Recording Tarot Card Reading.
Do I Need To Prepare For a Tarot Card Reading?
It depends on what you mean by ‘prepare’. Since a Tarot Card Reading is a very deeply insightful and yet a very spontaneous occurence, there often isn’t much time for preparation.
However, it does help to do a few things if you are thinking of going for a reading. Here are a few tips that might help.
1. Clear Your Mind
It helps if you clear your mind. Really. A lot.
While you are doing your reading, keep your mind clear and free of worries, distractions, and yes, even desires for specific outcomes.
All of these can adversely affect your reading, and you might not get an accurate picture of what’s going on.
Try to be in a calm state of mind when you go in for a reading.
2. Frame Your Questions Properly
It really, really helps if you frame your questions properly.
Start by making a list of your questions before you go in for a Tarot Card Reading. Then read this post about Framing Tarot Card Reading Questions. Then rewrite your questions.
Don’t fret if you haven’t had the time to do this. Most Tarot Card Readers will help you with the question framing process during the reading. But doing this just saves a bunch of time.
3. Be Honest.
This is a tough one. Many people don’t want to reveal too much. I get it. I truly do. But sometimes, a small piece of information may be crucial to the interpretation of a card.
Your Tarot Card Reader might be getting some sort of an intuition or feeling from a particular card, and she might ask you a question or two to confirm and hone in what she was sensing. Be honest. It might really help with the reading.
And do not worry. Whatever you tell your Tarot Card Reader during the course of the reading, and whatever is said during your Tarot Card Reading is confidential. Any good Tarot Card Reader knows that betraying their clients’ confidences can have disastrous results on their practice. They don’t want to do that.
4. Keep It Short
While you are telling your Tarot Card Reader stuff, try to keep it short. Its not that your reader isn’t interested in hearing you out, or in helping you, but sometimes long stories can distract from the reading.
Your Tarot Card Reader is in a very focused zone while she does the reading. Listening to a brief explanation might help her interpret of some of the feelings / intuitions that she is sensing.
A long story will often break her concentration, and make her lose focus. It gets harder to get back into the zone after that. It might give you less than optimum results with your reading.
I hope I have been able to address the various queries that you may have. If you have a question that I may have missed, please feel free to Contact Me and I will get back to you.
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Over the course of time, I have taught many students who are now great professional Tarot Card Readers. I’ve also met a few wonderful Tarot Card Readers in my journey too. I highly recommend them, and you can feel free to get in touch with them if you wish.
- For a list of Tarot Card Readers in the NJ / NY area that I know / recommend click here.
- For a list of Tarot Card Readers in Pune that I know / recommend click here.
- For a list of Tarot Card Readers in other parts of India that I know / recommend click here.
You can talk to them / email them to find out more information about their fees and available time slots etc.
If there is anything more that you would like to know, or anything else that you would like to discuss before you book a Tarot Card Reading with me, feel free to Contact Me and we can figure it out.