Learning from each Tarot reading. Is it possible? I think so.
Today, I had the pleasure to read for a new client.
It did not start well. The cards were clear, but when I explained them to her, she could not see how the message applied.
Four cards telling a clear story that the client could not relate to.
I wondered if somehow we had failed to connect.
It can happen. Years ago I learned that sometimes the cards are right, yet the client fails to make the connection.
Since then I am not so quick to dismiss the message.
Today feeling a bit uneasy, but determined to do my best, I asked my client if she had a specific question.
She did. Guess what? Some of the same cards came up again and the rest helped the previous message come through.
Is all good right?
You see, there are some cards that are very clear in a certain contest or to answer a kind of question, there are others that are not.
As an example, let’s say I want to see what kind of partner you are attracted to or need to be happy with.
A court card is great. It gives me a lot of pertinent information, while some majors like the death card or the tower or the wheel will make my work harder.
I assume you guessed by now that this particular reading was not an easy one.
In the end though I think the cards spoke loud and clear. As I brain stormed how to interpret a challenging card as an asset, how a situation could describe a partner, the pieces of the puzzle somehow fell together to reveal a clear picture.
The message from Tarot was not what my client had hoped to hear, but it offered advice that she will hopefully use to make positive changes.
All in all they were not bad cards, just a strategy to create the change the client wants.
I always make clear that I am not telling anyone what to do. I just express the perspective the cards show me, something for the client to reflect upon and make her own choice.
I am grateful for today’s challenging Tarot reading.
It stretched my thinking. It expanded my understanding of some cards. It was proof that I have grown as a reader and that I have learned from past experiences. It also helped me to apply what I have been working on for the past year or so. Staying true to the cards and yet try to be kind. Stressing how often something that comes out as a negative trait, is a positive one that is used in excess.
What I am most grateful for, is the client.
She did not hear what she hoped for. She received advice that require some soul searching and some effort. The message was not clear at first, yet she remained open to the process. In the end I believe she understood and valued what the cards had to say and she thanked me. She is a smart lady and it was my pleasure to work with her.