One of the reasons many people do readings is to get a peek at the future. Most of us find being in limbo an uncomfortable state. We say we’d rather know, one way or the other, even it is the worst possible outcome. We say that way we can at least prepare for it and that taking action of some sort is better than doing nothing…and just waiting, wondering, imagining the worst.
We say that. But we are secretly hoping that the outcome will, at best, be what our heart desires or, at worst, not as bad as we feared.
But what if it is as bad as we feared? What do we do with that information?
Being someone who believes that tarot, like a weather forecast, shows us what is likely and not
Once you learn the meanings of the cards (or at least a foundation of the meanings, as most tarotists consider the cards a life-long study and journey), it's time to put the cards together into a reading.
Making the leap from understanding the cards to weaving them together into a synthesized, coherent reading can be a big one. Students always want ideas for easing from "card meaning" to "whole reading."
One way is to do as many "practice" readings as you can. This way you can slowly build up your comfort level and confidence.
These ideas can be applied to practicing new techniques, test driving new spreads, or getting to know new decks as well.
1. Read for yourself. This has
When a querent comes to you for a reading, do you let them ask whatever they want? Or do you work with them to develop a really good, well-thought-out, clear question?
For most of my reading practice, I was the Queen of the Questions. I felt that questions were Very Very Important. They had to be worded just so or the tarot wouldn’t be able to answer them properly. You couldn’t leave any loopholes for the tarot to wiggle out of answering. It sure put a lot pressure on the querent and myself because if we messed this up, boy, were we in trouble
But then, I’ve always been a bit uptight and liked things very ordered. The older I become, the more I loosen up. This fact has
Last week I wrote about the Circle Readings workshop taught by Mary K. Greer. I mentioned that it was one of my favorite activities of the weekend.
Now here is the thing about Readers Studio and why it is more than just an educational opportunity and why it is an experience that cannot be replaced by a book or even on online class. Almost everything that is taught is then practiced and experienced by everyone there. You perform the technique and you are on the receiving end of the technique. In addition to honing your skills as a reader, you receive intensely powerful readings that can change your life.
There is something about being physically present with someone that adds to or