Saturday, April 12, 2008

Get the Tarot Card Reading That Will Wow You - Tips, Tricks and Things to Avoid

By Lucy Barnett

In the world of psychics, there really aren't a lot of credentials to look for. Ironically, sometimes you have to use your intuition to get a Tarot reader that you like and trust. This is a business where anyone can claim to be a Tarot master, so buyer beware. Here are a couple of red flags to look for to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Curses, foiled again! While there are many cultures that include curse removal as one of the necessary features of a Tarot reader, many unscrupulous people use this as a money-making ruse. It is not uncommon to pay for a short reading and be told that life sucks due to a evil curse. There is encouragement to return for a second appointment where, for a substantial fee in cash, this horrible curse can be lifted. Skip anyone who suggests this to you!

Fate controls you. Tarot readings should be a fun, pleasant and interesting experience where people have the understanding that they are the masters of their destiny. The Tarot reader is not. What a Tarot reading should give you is a series of options, including the best possible one (according to the Tarot reader), with the caveat that you ultimately decide what you want to do. Any Tarot reader that doesn't encourage you to be master of your own destiny...avoid, avoid, avoid.

Tell me about yourself... If you meet a new Tarot reader and they want a life history before starting the reading, run for the hills! Blind reading (doing a Tarot reading for a stranger without any information) is not easy but is the best way of getting the best information. With specific questions or issues, it's certainly normally for the Tarot reader to need a little clarification. Ultimately though, you want their intuition and card reading mastery, not your life story repeated back to you.

That takes care of some of the big red flags poor "Tarot readers" wave. What about you? What can you do to make sure you get the kind of reading you're hoping (and paying) for? Here are some tips to figure out exactly what you want so you stand the best chance of getting it.

Tell me what I want, what I really, really want! Sometimes, you may find yourself wanting to see a Tarot reader but looking for agreement rather than advice. If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, talk to your mom. Consulting a Tarot reader means opening yourself up to other perspectives. If you're at a point in your life where that isn't what you want, it's best to save your money and talk with your friends.

It's all about style. When you're thinking of what your reading will be like, do you want a "tall, dark and handsome stranger, married in 2 years, kids in 4" type of reading or are you looking for more of a spiritual guide who can help you determine your life path? Some readers can match their reading style to their client, some can't. If you have specific information that you want, ask the reader up front whether that is what they do. Great Tarot readers want happy customers and glowing referrals - they won't get this by giving you a less-than-spectacular reading.

Ground rules At the point of booking your appointment, there should be a discussion confirming fees, times, location and any other necessary information. Do you need to bring some paper and a pen or will the reading be taped? Is it a structured format or is there time allotted to ask questions that haven't been answered? You shouldn't be going into your reading without any unanswered questions.

Beyond these suggestions, relax and have fun. Tarot cards, with the right reader, can be an incredible source of information. Find the Tarot reader that clicks with you and remember that the best readers give you the knowledge you need to live the life you want. The answers are all in the cards!

Copyright 2008
Lucy Barnett
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