If you are considering having a Tarot party,
start doing Tarot parties yourself,
you may want to continue reading.
I know several good Tarot readers that will not do Tarot parties anymore.
Most of them have had some bad experiences.
Why is that?
At a Tarot party the Tarot reader is a paid guest of the host.
The reader usually is new to the venue where the readings will take place and has never met the clients.
The reader depends on the host to do a good job.
Some complaints I have heard from Tarot readers are uncomfortable surroundings, not being paid enough, scary clients, wasted time.
I have been doing Tarot readings now for several years and I love them.
Of course some parties are nicer than others, but I enjoy them all.
I have a theory of why Tarot parties work for me.
I do a lot of work ahead of them. How?
I communicate a lot and clearly with the host ahead of the party.
I explain what I do and what I cannot do.
I am clear on what I need from the host to be at my best.
I tell the host of the party that my deal is with her not her guests.
We iron the deal ahead of time.
How long I will be there.
How many readings I will do.
How much I will be paid, when and how.
The host is responsible to get her guests in the room I will be working in, one after the other without wasting precious time.
When I work in my home office I usually have much more time at my disposal.
I don’t usually do hours of readings all in a row.
I do get clients that are new to Tarot as well as others that are very familiar with it.
At parties most clients are Tarot virgins. They are not familiar with the cards and on how to formulate questions. They are not familiar with my style.
I find that starting with a brief introduction helps put the guests at ease, as well as speed up the readings later on.
I accept that I may end up working longer than I bargained for. All it takes are a couple of difficult readings or nervous clients.
My main goal is to do my best and give everyone a positive experience, myself included.
What’s in it for the host you may ask?
We know that she takes on work and responsibilities. Why?
A Tarot party is fun and engaging. It gets the guests excited and talking.
It is great by itself or as an add on to any party. Think birthdays, bridal showers, graduations, Halloween. New years eve is another great time . Everyone is curious about the new year.
What are they going to leave behind? What is coming in?
I offer my hosts a complimentary Numerology reading. Most of them are not familiar with Numerology, but they usually fall in love with it.