In the year+ I’ve been in business, the majority of people I’ve read tarot for have been first-timers and/or afraid of tarot.
On one level I feel incredibly privileged by this, because it means that I have the chance to educate, inform, and just plain share my delight in tarot to neutralize negative stereotypes.
The only drawback is that this full-newness often means querents (the askers) don’t always know what they’re looking for, or what tarot can offer.
So, interspersed with the card-explorations I’m (slowly) posting, I’ll also use opportunities like today’s to share (with permission) a recent reading I did for a real-life querent.
I connected with Beth (not her real name) on Facebook, and she described her situation:
I am feeling very called to do – something. I read tarot, I’m a Reiki Master and clairvoyant healer, I use my pendulum, I work with earth spirits, I’m studying herbalism and permaculture and many other things. I love is so much and I’m happy in it. The problem is, the energy around learning all this feels frantic almost, like I HAVE to be the keeper of this knowledge.
As a tarot reader, Beth knows the value of a clearly stated question, and here’s what she offered for me to work with:
What’s the energy around why I’m being called so strongly to these intuitive and healer pathways now? How much is this just part of my personal journey or is there a bigger purpose at stake – something beyond me?