THE RIGHT TAROT READER FOR THE JOB!
THIS IS NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL STORY!
There are thousands, possibly millions, of tarot readers out there offering their services and promising all manner of wonderful outcomes.
However, just as you wouldn’t buy clothing without making sure the size and style were right for you, neither should you buy a tarot reading without trying to find the best reader to suit you.
Below are 8 tips for finding a tarot reader to best suit you
1. DECIDE ON HOW YOU'D LIKE YOUR READING DELIVERED
If you would like a face-to-face reading then obviously you need to look for a reader who lives and works in your area. However, these days, with people making much more use of Skype and Zoom this could be the way to go if you want to connect on a more personal level, but with someone who isn’t living close by.
Perhaps you’d like an email reading or one that is an audio recording - it's up to you to decide what you feel most comfortable with - then shortlist the readers who offer your preferred option.
2. A SPECIALIST TAROT READER FOR YOUR PARTICULAR QUESTION
Say you're looking for a reading that focuses on questions around Love or Relationships then you won't want to use the services of someone specialising in Career and Finance readings for example!
Look specifically for people who offer readings that are in line with your question and then narrow it down from there.
It's not a one size fits all story!
3. THE AGE OF THE TAROT READER
For me this is quite important. I am in my mid-life and probably wouldn’t relate that well to a reader in their 20’s. Likewise, someone in their 20’s and 30’s wouldn’t perhaps relate to a reader of my age!
This is not a hard and fast rule though and I have successfully read for clients much younger than me. However, if you are looking for a new tarot reader to help you it’s probably something to consider.
4. MALE OR FEMALE?
There is no right or wrong here, some people prefer male readers and some female readers. At the end of the day you have to feel comfortable and able to relate to whoever is providing you with a reading, so don’t feel sexist about this, just go with your gut feeling. Anyway, no one is ever going to know you made a choice based on this criterion!
The wonderful thing about most tarot readers is their open mindedness, compassion and tolerance, so it's unlikely you'll come up against prejudice when finding a suitable reader be they male or female.
5. SEE IF YOU LIKE THE LOOK & ENERGY OF THE PERSON!
It’s just like meeting someone for the first time and making a judgement on their appearance and energy. Watch videos, visit their website, read their blogs and posts on Facebook and see if you feel a connection!
If you think that you’d like to get to know this person, then it’s a good basis for getting a reading that will resonate with you.
If you think you'd like to be friends - it's probably a good fit!
6. THE COST
Work within your budget and find someone you like the look of and can afford.
Personally I wouldn’t get a reading done for $5 or $10 as there isn’t much incentive for the reader to make a big effort.
Some readers are at the other end of the scale and that is completely up to you if you want to, and can afford it. However, it doesn’t always follow that the more you pay the better the reading.
Generally I would look for someone who charges an amount you are comfortable paying, read their testimonials and go with your instinct.
7. ASK QUESTIONS!
There is never any harm in contacting the reader you are interested in and asking questions. Maybe you want to know what tarot spread they'll be using; whether they need background information or you just want a general idea of their style of reading.
Perhaps you just want to chat to get a feeling for the reader or allay any doubts you may have - the more information you have, the better you'll feel.
There is NO obligation on your part to proceed until you are completely happy that this is the right reader for you.
You're under NO obligation until you're happy with your reader
8. WORD OF MOUTH
This is probably the best tip of all!
If you have a like-minded friend or colleague who has a tarot reader they can recommend, it'll probably be one that you can relate to as well. It's still worth checking out if they fit what you're looking for but a recommendation of someone known is always a great place to start.
Hopefully using the above tips you manage to narrow your choice down to one or two readers of interest and are able to find the one that truly fits you. Who knows - it might even be me!