So you’ve decided that you want to get a Tarot reading. Awesome! I admit that I’m a little bit biased, but I think Tarot can be a fantastic tool for helping to understand those difficult situations life can sometimes throw at us. A good Tarot reading can be an empowering tool that helps you figure out what’s going on in your life and how to handle it when you’re feeling like you’re barely treading water.
But how do you find a good Tarot reader? And how do you find the right reader for you? Every reader has a different style and reads in a slightly different way. Choosing the right reader is just as important as asking the right questions. So where do you even start?
Start by visiting their website and doing a little bit of background reading. One thing that I like to look for is a code of ethics (it could be called a statement of values or something along those lines). Reading through that page can tell you a lot about a reader. I always look for explicit LGBT inclusive language. A note here to any other straight readers, if you’re welcoming to queer clients state that outright. Inclusivity is not the default, so if you don’t say that you’re welcoming or say that you try to operate as a safe space we won’t know. If you want to be inclusive and supportive of queer folks (and other marginalized groups) then you need to say it. And your actions need to reflect it, but that’s a whole other post.
Another thing that I look for in a reader is how they describe their style. If you’re looking for a predictive Christian centered reading, I’m not the reader for you. If you’re looking for a witchy intuitive reading, that’s more my bag and I might be a good match for you. You want to feel comfortable with your reader. If you feel weirded out or nervous you won’t get a good reading from them because the energy flow won’t be there. The more engaged you can be in your reading the better it will be for you.
Another way to find a good reader is recommendations from people that you trust. Bear in mind that what works for one person might not work for you, but positive reviews and recommendations are huge.
My last piece of advice on finding the right reader for you is to trust your gut. If you’re corresponding with them and you get a feeling that something is ‘off’ trust that feeling. If the reader is trying to up-sell you a bunch of other things (like spells and charms That You Must Have!!!) step away. A good and ethical tarot reader won’t try to convince you that you need them or else, they’ll let the right clients find them. Now, I’m not saying that if the reader you’re looking for advertises their services that they’re bad, that’s not at all the case. What I’m saying is that if you have someone badgering you that you need to get a reading from them or bad things will happen or if you ask for a reading and they try to push other products onto you at the same time, that’s not a good sign.
If they promise you instant riches or fame if you work with them, use your common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
In Summary, do your homework and background reading, find someone that aligns with your values and practices, trust your intuition, and don’t fall for scams.
And if you want to learn more about me and see if I’m the right reader for you you can view my About Me page, peruse my Code of Ethics, and if it feels right to you, consider Ordering a Reading. I’d love to work with you to help you through whatever life has put in your path.