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We’re not a one-person planet. We’re not a one-species planet. In order for life on Earth to survive, diversity is necessary.
Tarot consulting is not a one-person profession. Tarot consulting is not a one-size-fits-all profession. In order for it to be of value, diversity is necessary.
There’s a style of tarot work for just about everyone and a variety of names that practitioners give ourselves. As you explore which tarot practitioner is right for you, you’ll notice titles such as:
- tarot consultant
- tarot reader
- tarot counsellor
- tarot guide
- tarot friend
- tarot psychic
- tarot teller
- and many others
(an older photo of James with cards)
Some practitioners use the cards as an inspiration for intuitive or psychic flashes of information. The symbols are doorways to some other way of knowing for them. Other practitioners use tarot cards like Rorschach inkblot tests, inviting their clients to tell stories about the images, then helping them find insights in those stories.
Some tarot professionals do most of the talking, preferring to deliver a message in a shorter time frame. Others prefer to hold a conversation that involves questions and statements from both client and practitoner, a longer and deeper experience with the cards.
There are people who have attended workshops and classes, read books, engaged in private study and contemplation of the cards, and may even have written materials of their own. There are others whose training is of the self-taught approach, figuring out the cards as they go along. Some tarot practitioners meet somewhere in the middle of these styles.
Some readers’ work is about predicting events and others say that it’s about being more aware of the present so one can be conscious of choices. One style is receptive or passive and the other is pro-active.
When considering a tarot experience, reflect on what it is you want or need in that experience. Do you want entertainment? A soul-deep exploration of life? Prediction? Counsel? Do you prefer to listen to someone speak about you or would you rather be part of a co-created conversation? Is a quick burst of information appropriate for you or would a longer, more luxurious investigation of your situation be in keeping with your needs?
When in doubt, simply ask the practitioner what her/his style is and what the focus of his/her work is. We’re very happy to let you know what we do so that what will be of greatest benefit to you is more likely to happen.
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