Do you read professionally?

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Re: Do you read professionally?

Post by kyan » 07 Feb 2018, 15:55

another tip for readers, something i’ve noticed on youtube videos:

don’t say “ummmmm”, “ya know”, and other words repetitively during your reading, as that may cast doubt upon the sitter.

if the sitter is expectant and looks up to you in some way, they are ready and willing to receive — and this makes for a good connection with the cards and the reading.

my friend said (from his experience) that young women who have little or no exposure to the tarot are the best subjects for a face to face reading. he said they glow and their faces light up with wonder and expectancy because the reading usually has a connection to luck and love. there is a mark of a clear and unfettered bond between the sitter and reader.

it’s like a rainbow. 🌈

i would say that anybody even slightly skeptical about tarot would mar the energy and atmosphere of a reading. resistance doesn’t work well with the cards.

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Re: Do you read professionally?

Post by DanielJUK » 07 Feb 2018, 20:08

I don't read professionally but I can't say I won't ever read professionally. There is so amazing readers out there who do it for money but I really enjoy divination for a hobby and interest. My fear is that if I make it professional, I would lose the love of my hobby! I suffer from health issues and so I like to be able to just take some time out if I don't have the energy or emotional energy to read for others, I got very burnt out reading for other people on AT in 2016 but I do love reading for others! I like to keep it as a amateur hobby for now :icon_e_smile:

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Re: Do you read professionally?

Post by kyan » 07 Feb 2018, 20:49

speaking of reading tarot and health issues, i recently found out that some medical professionals use tarot as part of their practice. i guess psychotherapists and counselors use tarot and various other types of oracle cards to supplement their usual sessions.

i imagine these are private counselors and not those working for kaiser or other major medical institutions.

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Re: Do you read professionally?

Post by Thoughtful » 17 May 2018, 12:23

I read professionally on a private basis and enjoy every moment of it. I started out reading a lot for family and friends, and when I felt confident that l was hitting the nail on the head, I did with some trepidation, decide to go professional. All went well and word of mouth gave me ongoing sitters.
I love the face to face readings as you can strike up a rapport and get into their energies. Sometimes you need empathy in buckets, sometimes you have to listen and give them a little counselling. Diplomacy is a big factor as you have to be careful when relaying some parts of a reading. But its just a case of putting yourself in their shoes.
My fee has not changed in years, I'm retired now and happy with what I earn, and to see a sitter satisfied with their reading is really priceless for me.
So if you want to do readings professionally do lots of practice with family and friends first, and of course you can do readings here and get some feedback. See it at first as a sideline to your normal work. Your fees can be by the hour or half hour, and base it on a reasonable price that you would be happy to pay yourself. There are those who charge silly money in my opinion. Its quality not quantity.

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Re: Do you read professionally?

Post by Thoughtful » 17 May 2018, 12:32

DanielJUK wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 20:08
I don't read professionally but I can't say I won't ever read professionally. There is so amazing readers out there who do it for money but I really enjoy divination for a hobby and interest. My fear is that if I make it professional, I would lose the love of my hobby! I suffer from health issues and so I like to be able to just take some time out if I don't have the energy or emotional energy to read for others, I got very burnt out reading for other people on AT in 2016 but I do love reading for others! I like to keep it as a amateur hobby for now :icon_e_smile:
Lovely to see you here Daniel :wave:
Do not be worried that you would lose your love of tarot, in fact it could increase it. I have read lots and I still love the tarot. With your health issues just do the occasional private readings at home and see how it goes. I do my readings at home, the thought of doing fairs and the like would be too energy sapping for me.

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