Once you have familiarized yourself with the meaning of each Tarot card and how individual cards combine with one another you are on your way to reading the Tarot accurately.
No matter how intuitive you are however, you still have to be a good communicator in order to become a top notch Tarot reader. Your clients are relying on you and expect an easy to follow and informative explanation of their cards. One way of making your readings entertaining, accessible and interesting is to develop a narrative style that conveys the knowledge provided by the cards, but also frames it in a way that demystifies the process. Remember, it is all about forging relationships whilst still remaining true to the wisdom of the Tarot cards. You must always remain professional and treat the Tarot cards with the respect it commands.
To become a really reputable tarot reader, you must draw on the elements of classic story telling to frame the pieces of information provided by the cards in a “fantastic” light. Developing a unique and personal storytelling style can be a challenge in itself. The first thing you need to do is become familiar and comfortable with your own psychic voice. Any inhibitions or self-doubt will only make you client uneasy. It is imperative that your client trusts your abilities to read their cards effectively. Any uncertainty in your technique will have them questioning your ability as well as the veracity of tarot reading. Learning to storytell is an art. Even though you can be shown a few techniques, in the end, you must develop your own style as a tarot artist. This is the challenge (and fun!) of card interpretation.
Every time you read a person’s tarot cards, the cards are sending out a message, which you need to interpret. This involves deep analysis on your part, whereby you will need to “connect the dots” to find out what exactly the cards are saying. As well, you need to convey the story to your client, so that they too understand what divination is coming out of the cards.
In order to achieve this, it is imperative that you follow a strict set of principles. Without following these practical guidelines to giving a good tarot reading, you will not be able to perform an effective and memorable reading experience. Remember, you want your clients to keep coming back to you and also to spread the word out to their friends and families. A good tarot reader builds a solid clientele base that should almost be considered to be like your extended family.
First of all, it is crucial that you gather not only an understanding but also an appreciation behind the mechanics at work of tarot reading. To do this, you need to learn to recognize and honor your own feelings. After all, if your emotions and mannerisms are not genuine then your client is going to doubt you and question the validity of the cards response via your own personal reactions. One of the best techniques to follow in your reading is via what is known as a stream-of-consciousness talking – verbalizing your thoughts and reactions out loud and unedited. You make no attempt to organize or clean up your speech. You simply let the words come out showing a genuine reaction. It is almost like creating the moment so your client is not only sharing the experience but also participating in the reading as well. This technique is effective because it lets the wisdom of your Inner Guide to come forth. You feel as if something within has been set free. Your first attempts will probably be awkward, but your stories will improve with practice. You will develop an ability to guide the flow of words without imposing your will on them.
The best piece of advise you should always follow to ensure an effective narrative around your tarot reading to is follow your instincts. This simple but proven bit of advice is something all good tarot card readers incorporate into every single reading they perform each day. By following your own instincts and the tarot cards themselves you simply can’t go wrong. The message will always come across as meaningful because they are meaningful to you. Remember if the medium is the message, then you are the message. So you should always think of the cards as a guiding light in the fog and you are the person that is escorting your client towards that light. Without the hand of your knowledge they will remain in the dark.