I had a Tarot client today who came in and basically was going to say nothing and I was supposed to tell him all about his life. He crossed his arms and looked at me in defiance.
Of all the clients I get, I find this one the worst. Yes, the ones who don’t listen to your advice and who want to keep coming back for reading after reading can be trying. Those that deny what you tell them but come back later sheepishly telling you that you were right can make you roll your eyes, but the ones who watch TV psychics and mediums and expect you to tell them all about their life as they do on the reality shows are the worst in my world.
Most Tarot readers/psychics/intuitives cannot read minds. We can certainly pick up emotions and sometimes connect with guides and angels. These types of clients block their emotions and offer nothing to help us to understand how they can best be served. And our primary purpose is not to predict the future (though we can and often do) but to best serve and assist our clients. In order to get a great Tarot reading, they NEED TO BE OPEN. If you are psychically shut down, we can’t give you a good reading. The best reading will come from a cooperative client who truly wants some understanding of an issue in their lives. I don’t know exactly why Tarot cards work (something about synchronicity and symbolism) but I do know that they work best with a cooperative client. The more cooperative the client, the more able the reader will be to connect with the client’s life, people around them and even their guides and angels. And occasionally deceased loved ones.
I know it’s easy to expect for us to have an instant knowing of everything in your life when you watch TV and the psychics on TV supposedly tell all. But just notice, as my friend and fellow psychic Ken points out, those shows are scripted. If they are so all knowing, why are they scripted? When you see the final product on TV, all the misses are edited out.
I think it’s also important to understand the difference between a Tarot reader, a psychic and a medium. A medium talks to people who have passed. I have watched some amazing mediums work, and they really do talk to dead people. And the dead people they talk to are the ones who want to be heard. In other words, they don’t just connect with anyone, they connect with the spirits that want to communicate. This is where they get very specific information. I’m not necessarily a medium (though sometimes I am, but not enough to call myself one), so I don’t have a deceased loved one telling me when your birthday is or that you put a pink rose in their casket. As an empath, I do pick up on the feelings of both the deceased and the living.
A psychic can pick up on people in your life and get an understanding of how you interact and what your relationships are. Some psychics can pick up information from objects (psychometry) and some can predict the future. Some readers pick up emotions from their clients and the people around them. These are empaths. Other readers can connect with your angels and guides. And this might all vary from reading to reading, depending on questions in our clients’ minds and how open they are to getting a reading. I have known some great readers who can do nothing more than read Tarot cards. And I have known some amazing psychics/mediums who have worked with the police to solve crimes.
It’s a good idea to inquire about the skills of the person who will do your reading to see if their skills fit your expectations. But don’t expect them to read your mind and don’t expect them to be all knowing. No one is, despite claims to the contrary. Think about what you have learned and see if it resonates with you. Don’t make major decisions solely on a Tarot reading. Things can change. The universe is fluid, not static.
It’s also helpful to know that nothing is etched in stone. A reading is like a lineup of dominoes. Pull one out of the line and they fall in a different way than as they were before. The reading is likened to pulling the domino out; you have already changed the future by learning about it. I think a reason to get a reading is to get an informed opinion about an issue in your life so that it can help you to make decisions. It’s not the final word; that should come from you.
As for me, I’ve been reading Tarot cards for 25 years. I also am an empath, clairvoyant and a Life Coach. I occasionally connect with deceased loved ones and spirit guides and angels. But not every reading. Because I am a psychic and a Life Coach, I can with accuracy predict how things will turn out and help my clients to find workable solutions to their problems. That’s my greatest joy. My ideal client will come in with some questions and an open mind and a genuine desire to make their life better, work out that romantic or family problem, grow spiritually, or learn how their professional life will evolve.
Generally speaking, we stay away from medical questions. We are not doctors. We also don’t predict death as we are not gods. Spying on people is not ethical. Nor is telling people what they want to hear in order to get them to keep coming back. And a real psychic/medium will not tell you are cursed, offer to break curses, offer to return lovers who have left, or balance your karma. These are SCAM ARTISTS. An ethical psychic will charge a reasonable fee, not thousands of dollars, or offer to burn candles for you.
The more open and focused you are during your reading, the better your reading will be. Try and formulate some questions in your mind, or decide on an area or two of your life you would like to investigate with the Tarot. Open your mind and your heart and you will get an amazing reading!
Blessings, Ravenhawk (Georgia)