Another question in our Q & A series:
What helps you to stay true to your own style of reading for clients?
VC, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada”
Thank you, VC, for this question. Before addressing it directly, I’ll say that I tend to “explore with” clients rather than “read for” them. My style is very interactive and conversational. Each person has her/his own wisdom and my job is to guide them to remember it.
What helps me stay true to this style of working with the tarot? One thing that helps me stay true to it is my desire to enjoy interesting, Self-actualising people. In my experience, most people who just want to be told something don’t come across as interesting or creative (even though they are, deeper inside). This bores me. I want to engage with people in ways that are stimulating.
In addition, I don’t want to come across as a substitute parent who tells them what to do, but rather I DO want to be an attendant to their process.
Something else that helps me stay true to my style of tarot consultation is to remember that it’s congruent with who I am as a person. I love questions, so designing spreads/layouts for people and the powerful act of asking something rooted in what we observe about a card jazz me up! As someone who enjoys “aha” moments, this style suits me to a tee.
All of this boils down to being true to myself and creating the types of professional relationships that I treasure. Does this answer your question, VC?
Image: Nine of Wands (Integrity) from the Voyager Tarot by James Wanless and Ken Knutson.