Do’s and Don’ts of personal tarot readings

Getting a personal tarot reading can be a truly life-changing experience, whether you’re a true believer or even a bit of a skeptic.

Getting a personal tarot reading can be a truly life-changing experience, whether you’re a true believer or even a bit of a skeptic. 

Do choose a gifted reader

The key element is choosing the right reader. Your reader is going to make a world of difference as far as your experience is concerned, for various reasons. 

A gifted reader is not simply going to read cards by associating standard, by-the-book meanings and combining them – you can do that yourself, in the comfort of your own home, after looking up what each card means. What a gifted reader brings to the table is experience, understanding, and often an intuitive way of navigating the reading and the cards themselves.

They may have one or more clair-senses (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairscent, clairsentience and so on) which they use during the reading, and those senses can come into play in various ways. 

Don’t expect the reader to know everything

Not everyone knows how to properly do a tarot reading. The reader isn’t going to simply know everything about you as soon as you walk into the room. They may have psychic senses come into play as part of the reading, which is going to be centered on a particular question, set of questions, or at least on a general topic. 

While the reader is going to try their best to get as much information for you as they can, they’re not omniscient by any means. 

Do ask clear questions

During the reading it’s easy to get distracted by the reader, the nature of the things they tell you, the whole process – it’s a fascinating experience, whether face to face or virtual. 

It’s very likely that you’ll completely forget about your question or questions, if you don’t have them written down beforehand. If you haven’t thought about your questions nor have an idea about what topic you want the reading on, it may not be the best time to get a reading.

Don’t overwhelm the reader with questions

If you’ve scheduled your reading beforehand, your reader has most likely asked for your questions already and they’re doing the reading based on them. 

If it’s a live reading, ask before the actual reading begins if they’re cool with you asking more questions at some point and how many. Their process is likely to involve heavy channeling and they may not want to be interrupted, but if they’re open to other questions, they’ll tell you when it’s the right time to ask.

Do try to take notes

You’re very likely to get distracted by the process and may miss out on significant information the reader gives you. Taking notes may prove to be very helpful to you when the reading is over.

Virtual readings are likely to be recorded, which gives you access to that information later on as well. Make sure you ask the reader beforehand about how and when you can take notes and/or record the reading – they could offer you various options based on their particular reading process.

Don’t record the reading without consent

Unless the reader agrees beforehand, don’t try to record them without getting consent. You get the reading within their terms of service. 

The reader is a person just like you, and they have a right to their privacy just as much as you do. 

In short

Prepare for your reading beforehand, take the process seriously, and keep in mind you’re getting a professional service. If your reader isn’t doing the same, then you may have chosen the wrong one this time around.

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