A tarot reading is a deeply personal experience, but when you are brand new to readings it can be intimidating. I mean where do you start? What should you know before getting started? Check out my master list to walk you through the process.
A lot of times people think of tarot as something fun, a way to get a peek at the future. But tarot has another side, one that is becoming more popular. That side is as a therapeutic tool. Learn how tarot LITERALLY saved my life. Please be warned that there are sensitive topics inside, so please proceed with caution. (POST UPDATED SINCE ORIGINAL POSTING)
As a tarot reader sometimes we think that we have nothing left to learn, and that we have everything in hand. Keep reading for details on a spread you should try regularly to grow.
There are a lot of tarot classes out there on the web, and some of them are free. But does free really mean better? Unfortunately in most cases no. A free tarot class will most of the time give you a glossing over of the tarot and then pretty much turn you loose.
What you should look for in a class is one that offers a lot of bang for your buck. Ask the following:
* Is it just the online course, or are there materials available?
* Is it self paced so you can take your time, or do you have deadlines to meet?
* Does it offer a variety of illustrations or videos to help those who are visual learners?
* Does it encourage you to do activities to help you grow?
and most important, does the instructor offer guidance after the course is completed or do they just take your money and run?
Some ask why even charge at all... My answer this is that if you have a good instructor then their class fee helps support the years of training they themselves went through, the time spent designing the class, the cost of webhosting, advertising, marketing and more. If you figure that the average GOOD instructor will spend upwards of 200 hours or more preparing the course then a modest fee seems appropriate.
We are in the process of setting up a new tarot learning platform. I expect to have it completed by the end of the summer
Reading the cards I like to convince myself that I can see most things coming, but at the end of the day life has a real twisted way of knocking you on your ass when you least expect it. What do you do when the cards tell you what you don't want to hear?
Part of having a good connection with your reader is to know more about them. Here are 8 ways you can learn more about the person that you choose to perform your reading.
I can't count the number of times that I have had a client sit down and say "whatever you see in the cards is fine". Here's the problem, general readings aren't always a good idea. Keep reading for the real truth about general readings.
There are a LOT of tarot readers out there, some good and some really bad ones. How can you be sure that the reader you choose is one of the good ones? Keep reading for 9 tips for choosing the right tarot reader for you.
Online readings? Are those really a thing? Turns out yes, they really are. It is widely accepted that chat and phone readings are ok, but when you mention email readings people tend to be skeptical. Here is how online readings work - and why they might just be the best thing ever.
For some people paying for a tarot reading is a hot button topic. And it is easy to see why - there are so many sites out there charging varying amounts. So should you pay for a reading? Keep reading to get an idea on what to expect when deciding to get a reading...
When you are just starting out reading the tarot it can be really daunting. There are SO many books out there that it can seem like you are drowning in choices. Well fear no more, check out my guide for 5 of the books that every new reader should have in their library!
If you are anything like me, you knew you were only cool in school if you had Lisa Frank stuff. And even if you didn't grow up in the 90s there is a really good chance that you know who Lisa Frank is. Her trademark hot pinks, purples, teal, lime greens and yellow are unmistakable. Keep reading for more on this amazing deck, and how to get your hands on a copy.
There are good tarot readers and bad tarot readers - but there are also bad clients. There are some things to do to ensure that you are a good client - one that readers will want to work with. Continue reading for the six steps that are going to make all the difference!
I love helping people - giving them guidance to navigate through life makes me feel whole and complete, like my life has purpose. So when I sit down to do a reading I eagerly await the question that the client has for me. I know this is going to be an enriching experience for both of us and I can't wait to get started. Then they ask one of these dreaded questions - and I cringe. Want to know which questions should be taboo? Keep reading:
The art of reading tarot is hundreds of years old, but there still remains a lot of misconception about the cards, and the people who read them. We have heard them all, from the comical to the downright disturbing. We'd like to set the story straight on 10 of the things we hear the most. Click read more to see the facts for yourself.
For the novice Tarot reader, selecting a Tarot deck can be incredibly overwhelming. There are literally hundreds and even thousands of different Tarot decks to choose from, all with their own symbolism, energy, stories, mythology and artwork. What’s more, there are also oracle cards and wisdom cards that are often included under the Tarot card banner. So, where do you begin? How do you sift through the vast array of choices to find your perfect Tarot deck?
To charge or not to charge? This is a surprisingly common question in the tarot reading world. There are a huge portion of readers who believe that the ability to read is a gift and should not be charged for. We respect that opinion, but be warned this article is not for you. We are talking to those of you out there who are ready to go pro and are at a loss as to how or what to charge. Keep reading to see how to price your tarot readings the best way possible.
In last Saturdays blog post we examined the questions that make every tarot reader cringe inside. This week we are going to explore what kinds of questions make for the best possible readings. Click read more to learn how asking the right questions makes all the difference in the world.
Do you have a handle on the Tarot card basics? Well, then, you're ready for reversals! Most of the Tarot readings you'll see on our site deal strictly with upright Tarot cards because they are easier to interpret. But many advanced Tarot readers often shuffle their decks to include reversed Tarot cards because they can lend another layer of insight. Read more to see what it means when you flip those cards upside down.
Sometimes client's can ask some of the strangest questions, or they are very unclear when they ask them. It can be frustrating to say the least, but should you rephrase your client's question? Read more to find out more...
So you have decided to make that step towards reading professionally. In our pro series we are covering a lot of the basics you need to get started. This week, we go beyond our first article and start talking about the meat and potatoes of what your website should include. These are not hard and fast rules, just things that I have picked up through experience, trial and error and various seminars. Keep reading to get to work on your website today!
When it comes to learning to read the tarot, the Daily Draw is a spread that everyone should try. Keep reading to unlock the magic of this simple spread.
Let me start off with two VERY important things. These are things that are vitally important to understanding this deck and working with it. Ready? Click on read more to learn more about this fascinating deck.
We've talked about going pro in tarot, and today we are going to cover two aspects that a lot of people forget - especially if you have been hobby reading for some time. Keep reading for some of the best advice to make sure you are a legal beagle!
Earlier this month my 5 year old daughter shocked me by asking if she could have her own deck of tarot cards. We already sit and talk about the meanings of different cards, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. She also is very adept at caring for our altars, and clearly has a love for the path we follow in this house. So I set about looking for a deck that might be child friendly - and I found Happy Tarot! Check out our first impressions below.
22 years of tarot experience, 20 years experience as a mom, and a lifetime of knowledge is just rattling around in here!