Tarotist Tierney Sadler suggests that I write about how our own situations may or may not affect the readings we give. For example, if we suspect we are projecting our own current life situation on the interpretation of reading, does that make the reading any less true for the querent?
I think there is a danger of projecting, of course. And I think it can be a danger. I think that even if a querent has the same problem, issue, challenge, or question that we have, the answer may or may not be the same. So if we let our own seeking seep into our readings for our clients, we could be giving them answers that are right for us but not necessarily right for them.
To avoid this situation, I do two things. First, I try to keep my life sorted (as much as possible). It is not necessary, of course, for anyoneâ€™s life to be â€śperfectâ€ť to be a reader, but I think having your life mostly together and stable does help you be a better channel for the Divine. Or I should say, it does for me. When I am scattered or distracted or troubled, it is harder for me to accomplish my second task as a reader.
My second task is that I try to keep myself clear and open as a channel. The wisdom and guidance being accessed is not necessarily mine (and sometimes what tarot and spirit advise a client is not at all what I might advise them), so I ground, meditate, and pray, asking the Divine to work through me.
Now, I think that readings are wondrous mysterious things. Magic and miracles can occur within that sacred time and space created by reader, cards, and querent. And so, can a reading answer both reader and querent? Why not?
That is an excellent question. But Iâ€™m tired of listening to my own opinions. Iâ€™d rather know yours. What do you think?