Monday 24 March 2014

Tarot Tip Tuesdays - Keep Questions Focused

Whether you are new to Tarot and in the throes of building a connection with your Tarot cards or an advanced Tarot reader diligently honing your Tarot reading skills, I am putting out a Tarot tip a week to help you to consistently make Tarot a part of your everyday life.

So here goes your Tarot Tip for this Tuesday:

When you do a reading for friends or clients, you might get a request and not a question, that goes like this, " Tell me what I need to know about my career."  Another one I get sometimes is, "What do I need to know about this year?"  

I find these generic questions rather meaningless and not helpful at all especially when the intent and purpose of Tarot cards are meant to be used for providing options that one could use to make decisions to influence his or her own desired outcomes.

Tarot is a powerful tool, but it must be used properly and with respect, not only for the knowledge it contains but for its ability to connect with the deepest recesses of our inner wisdom.  Although Tarot cards can be successfully used to answer mundane or practical questions, its highest value is as a guide to genuinely help people who are going through real adversities in their lives.  That is why I always ask clients to provide a specific question focused on an aspect of their lives or on a pressing issue that they may have, so that the Tarot cards can provide a focused answer to help support their journeys as they manage trying situations.

So when you come across questions like these, please be proactive about helping your clients  rephrase them.  And do explain to them why you are doing so.  Remember, a generic question illicits a generic advice for the client.  He or she would not want that I suspect.

Ask the client as many questions as possible to get him or her to focus on a pressing issue.  For example, instead of a generic question like "What should I know about my career?"  Perhaps, the question could be rephrased as " What are the key obstacles within this job and how can I manage them?" or "What advice can Tarot provide to help me deal with my difficult boss?" 

A Tarot reading session should be a two-way dialogue.  So make sure that that dialogue supports your client's quest to get the most out of a reading with you, and obtain better insights and advice that he or she needs most.  

May your Tarot cards provide you with a full deck of possibilities throughout your day.

About The Writer:

The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She was awarded a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America (TCBA) and is also a certified numerologist.  She is currently running a Tarot consultancy based in Singapore called Sun Goddess Tarot,  which provides confidential intuitive readings combining the metaphysical disciplines of Tarot, Numerology and Astrology via face to face and emails as well as readings at corporate and private events and workshops.  A member of the American Tarot Association (ATA) and the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), she is also a reader for the Free Tarot Network and mentors Tarot protégés on behalf of the American Tarot Association

Email:  Joanna@sungoddesstarot.como

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