I decided to put some helpful information into an entry for all those lovely new Tarot Readers out there coming into their new found gift. The tips that are below are formulated due to my own past. Please read with an open mind and open heart. Know that these are just suggestions and with everything in life I hope you take the road less traveled.
Spiritual Tip #1: Work on your own shit!
A lot of people think that they will automatically be transformed into an awesome Tarot reader overnight. As if Source and the spirits will grant you magical powers through osmosis due to sleeping with the deck under your pillow. Hate to tell you this but you have a lot of work ahead of you.
One of things I tell all my students is that they need to work on all their past bullshit in order to move forward. The Tarot cards are wonderful teachers. They really do reflect everything back onto us.
What do I mean by “Shit”?
Well, are you still holding onto a grudge?
Do you have issues with your family? Are you mad at your Ex?
What irritates you?
Do you talk in a positive manner or a negative one? Can you find good in everything?
I had to work on my own shit for a few years and I am still working on some items at the present moment. Letting go of stuff and understanding that they are not worth the worry can aid you on your process a lot quicker. When we read for other people the cards will reflect the reading right back onto us. We can dish out the advice on what needs to be worked on but can we apply that reading to our current state?
Ever wonder why you get a lot of clients with love, health, or money questions? Can you spot a trend in cards being pulled?
Do they apply to your own life in any way?
Most of the time when we are reading for another we can see a little bit of our current situation in the cards, and as we start to give sound advice to our reader, we notice that some of that information is describing our own struggle with our current situation.
Working on “your own shit” will help you to develop more compassion, being able to give sound advice, and also understanding a person’s journey.
With the development of your spirit and working through your own stuff you can then in turn help others who may struggle with the same topics.
Spiritual Tip #2: Learn a new spiritual technique to support your readings.
Why do you have to learn something new when you are just starting to understand the Tarot?
In order to deepen your Tarot Readings with your clients.
You really are going to have moments where the cards will just simply stop talking to you. They will not want to be read, or rather, they will put you through a sort of test where you get to play “Hot or Cold” with them.
My advice on this issue (which I know will take place sometime during your readings) is to learn a secondary form of divination (such as numerology, astrology, reading an aura, mediumship, psychometry = reading through touch), developing your psychic abilities, etc.)
How will this help you?
Sometimes the spirits and the cards will simply not want to be read at that very moment, or you have a brain fart and the information stops flowing, or (heaven forbid) you forget your cards at home and nothing is around to take their place. Regardless of the reason, we are all human, and rather than cancel your appointments, you can fall back on one other form of divination that you have somewhat mastered. A good Tarot reader has a bag of tricks stashed to the side when weird things start to take place.
Believe me, this happens more often than not, and I have to revert back to my original days of reading through touch or communicating with my spirit guides. The cards can be funny at times. Sometimes we have to have some sort of distraction to push us back on track. Usually I pull out my oracle decks for a second opinion on the cards or throw some crystals to answer a simple question in a fast manner rather than take a full 15 minutes to state to the client that the answer is “no”.
Spiritual Tip #3: Have a daily conversation with your Spirit Guides.
Do you talk to your Spirit Guides?
In the beginning I use to talk to my Spirit Guides all the time. I would ask them 17 questions in 17 different ways in hope that I would get a different answer. Hehe. Boy was I wrong.
The good thing about Spirit Guides is that they are very patient and playful. Well, actually some are, others can be very straight faced and drill sergeant like. I have had the pleasure of working with the drill sergeant Spirit Guides when reading for certain clients. They are a hoot because they come through full force and with no time to play. They want to get to the point and also state the obvious to the client so that they can get on with spiritual growth.
They do know more than we know at that present moment.
Did you know that Spirit Guides change?
Did you know that there is usually more than one?
There is a Spirit Guide with Tarot, Astrology, Healing, etc.
I bet your saying, “I can never talk to them. They do not answer back.”
No one said it would happen instantaneously. When you first meet a person on the street you do not automatically start talking about a subject that they have no idea about. It is like any relationship, you have to start at the beginning. Say hello to them every so often and wait for a response. Ask them to give you a sign. Listen.
Maybe they are talking to you all the time but with all the noise and sounds in this world we seem to be blinded to the signs that are right in front of us.
All I can tell you is to keep trying. Keep sending out that request to talk to them. Do not worry about what they look like and also do not worry about a name. They will reveal that to you in time. The one thing to look out for is the consistency of the Spirit Guide and also if they are being supportive to what you wish to accomplish. If they are not positive and supportive, or have a positive suggestion, then you are probably talking to a malicious spirit. Advise them to move on and that they are not welcome in your environment. Send a request, out into the Universe, that only good and helpful spirits are welcome to assist you.
Spiritual Tip #4: Find an online/in person Tarot Community, or Mentor, that supports you.
This is a great tip for the new Tarot Reader. There are so many people online now a days that are willing to help you. Some will offer advice or suggestions for free and others will offer it for a price.
The free information is always a bonus but in turn maybe you should also promote them. There is always more than enough in your life, so promoting someone else will also show that you are humble and confident. In this world of Tarot a supportive community can be hard to find. Usually some readers are trying to make a buck so that they can make it big and bring in a lot of money. Some will be so honed in on reading for everyone and attracting so many clients that their wallet is filled to the brim with money.
In all honesty a reader can only handle a certain amount of clients a day. And someone who tells you that they can read 100 people all day long for a week straight is a fucking idiot. They are totally bullshitting you. I am sure they can do it but will probably be out for a month due to psychic poisoning. Trust me. I have been there. No Bueno!!
If you do decide to pay for advice or help, make sure that the person is reliable, ready to answer questions before hand about the program, and also be transparent with what you are paying for. Those who give you the run around, or do not answer in a timely manner when you ask questions about the program are probably not a good fit for you.
A new Tarot Reader needs substance. A new Tarot Reader needs bulk. A new Tarot Reader needs guidance. Hand holding. A sounding board to bounce ideas off of.
A community or a group that you join should be supportive in what you do, answer questions in a professional manner, be willing to help or point you in the right direction, and offer classes.
Knowledge is your greatest power. If you can read, then buy books. Certification can be a fucking joke sometimes. If the class is well worth the money and the information is so structured and well thought out, then take it!
Remember that you will have to invest money into your gifts. I am all for it, but my only advice is to really research the item you are going to spend your hard earned money on.
What does money have to do with Community?
There are so many Meet-ups out there and online groups that require you to pay to join. That is okay. Some are fucking amazing and others, well, leave you lost amongst others who are on a different level than you. You can get lost in the shuffle if you are not up to par with the group or you can feel unchallenged with the information being provided. If it is donation based then go for it. Try it out. Give a little to get a little (or a lot). Support your local spiritual teachers. See what they have to offer and how much they cost for one on one coaching. The real spiritual teachers in this world will know what you can afford and how serious you really are.
If they offer classes for a certain rate then look into what is being offered for the price and if it is worth it. In all honesty there are no degrees in the spirit world. Everything is based off of experience. Everything is based off of what lesson you have learned.
Until next time.
P.S. = any of the tips speak to you? Have questions?
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