10 Q's every Tarot Reader Must Answer - Part 1
I thought I would do a bit some Q&A for today's blog post :)
Jess from Tarot Seed answered a survey on her blog a couple of months back, and I remember commenting and telling her that I wanted to try my hand at answering it too. (Jess took the post from James Bulls of Left-Hand Tarot).
I'm also on a current no-spend so here's a fun thing to blog about, instead of another deck review :)
I get asked a lot of questions from clients about how I got into tarot, what I think about it, etc… so here's a good round-up that summarizes all the pertinent info!
1. Were you mentored, or self taught? Both! I started learning tarot with an "Everything You Need to Know About Tarot" book and a deck of cards. Much later on, I began learning from YouTube staples like Kelly-Ann Maddox, Racine of OwlMoon513, Kate of Daily Tarot Girl, and Carrie Mallon (formerly of Happy Fish Tarot). The first tarot course I took was one about Yoga and the Major Arcana under Elle North from Drawing Within. When I felt I had secured a pretty solid foundation in the cards, I decided to take an Introduction to Tarot course from Robert Rubin of Mysterium Philippines to give me the final push I needed to actually do this for real (and I mean, get paid for readings!).
2. Are you a psychic or a tarot reader? I say tarot reader. I believe we all have psychic abilities, but I prefer to use the cards more as a tool to understand the present rather than to divine the future.
3. Are your predictions accurate, and is accuracy important to you? I try not to predict, and I don't normally follow up on clients to see whether anything we talked about actually happened so accuracy isn't really all that important to me. I always tell clients that the future isn't set in stone—the readings are there to help them uncover different avenues that can open up to them. I use tarot for self-empowerment—it's there to help clients discover that they have a say in their future.
4. Is there anything you can’t predict in a reading? One of my first disclaimers is, I'm not here to predict anything! Sometimes, friends message me months later to tell me something actually happened which is pretty fun, but I always remind them to take these readings with a grain of salt.
5. Do you use only tarot, or are you multi-disciplinary? I'd like to think of myself as multi-disciplinary. I use oracle alongside tarot, but bigger than that, I practice and teach yoga and I'm a writer, and I feel that these parts of my life contribute so much to the way I read. All our life experiences are different as readers and that's what makes our take on the cards unique and special.
I'll move on to the next questions next week! 'Til then, have a great day, everyone :)