So you’ve decided to go see a tarot reader. That’s awesome! Maybe this is the first time you’ve visited a psychic or maybe you’re like me and pay a professional for a reading every year. You’ll always get something out of a reading, but in order to get the most out of reading, you need to understand which type of reading you are looking to get.
When you decide to go see a Tarot reader, there’s really only two types of readings out there:
- Prove to me this is real: Maybe you have doubts about Tarot. Maybe you believe in Tarot, you’re just not sure if you believe in the abilities of this particular reader. Saying “I’m just looking for a general reading” is honestly code for this. Personally, I think it’s fine to be skeptical. One should be prudent, especially if it’s an expensive reading. The only thing that you need to be aware of though is that if you are seeing a reader due to a specific situation that is causing you loads of anxiety that you need a specific answer to, is that you will get some information about it, but not as much as you’d get if you were straight forward about it. You may argue that a good reader could accomplish all of that and more, but if that’s the case you need to look at how much you are budgeting for the reading. Most readers are only charging $30-$40 for a reading. If that’s what you plan on paying, you may need to reign in your expectations.
- I have a specific problem and need answers: If you have an issue that is weighing on your mind, communication is your friend. Specific questions are more likely to receive specific answers. Once I find a reader I like and know that I can trust, I tend to get straight to my question, knowing I’ll then have time for follow-up questions. If you’ve used a reader before and had a good experience, there’s really no reason to keep auditioning them. You’re paying for the time, so it’s important to be clear about what your goals are for the session and to use it wisely.
I’ve heard of people that use a fake name and pay cash for readings because they are worried about a reader Googling them prior to the reading. I think that’s a great way to go about it if you want the security of being un-searchable. I think honestly it’s good to google yourself and see what comes up. What kind of picture does it paint? Usually not an accurate one. Our internet selves are often these curated versions of us that are simply not accurate. If a reader can see through that, then you know you’ve found a good one.