A tarot card reading can be oh, so life changing! The best card readings lead to clarity and brilliant “ah-ha!” moments as you realize that, yes, you ARE on the right path (or at least know where the right path is).
You should leave a tarot card reading feeling empowered to take the next step in your life.
But to get a knock-your-socks-off reading, you need to dodge these top 5 tarot card reading mistakes.
Mistake #1 – Putting Your Tarot Card Reader on a Pedestal
Oy, am I guilty of this!
After my daughter was born, I felt like I was going through a “quarter-life-crisis” (as hottie John Mayer puts it).
I was at a crossroads and losing sleep trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with my life… Should I pursue my calling? Or, should I take the more conventional path that would be safe, secure, and make my family happy?
That lingering question led me to seek out the best psychic in the business at that time… a famous psychic medium who had authored a slew of books!
I mean, how could I go wrong with those kinds of credentials, right?
This psychic was so famous that I had to wait a full YEAR to speak to her. I was SO certain that she was going to clear everything up for me, that I didn’t make any moves of my own for that ENTIRE year.
Finally, the day arrived of the reading arrived. I was ready to get my mind blown. But I forgot one critical thing: tarot readers, psychics and mediums are people. And they are not perfect.
In my case, I waited over a year, asked my million-dollar question, and got told something I already knew in my heart. I felt so disappointed.
The reading wasn’t a scam (more on that below), but it certainly wasn’t what I expected. Where were the fireworks and singing angels?!
My mistake was putting my entire decision in her hands — before ever even talking to her!
So before you have your tarot card reading, make sure you have realistic expectations. Don’t put all of your power in someone else’s hands like I did. Remember: the reading is a tool to find clarity.
Mistake #2: Falling for a Scam
Here’s the deal. A tarot card reading can be super accurate and helpful. There is something magical about the tarot, the spreads, and the gorgeous decks! Queen of Cups, Ace of Pentacles, oh my!
Honest tarot card readers (and psychics and mediums) are not at all interested in scamming you. Actually, real psychics always have your highest and best good in mind.
But, just like in most fields, there are some bad apples. Thankfully, identifying a scam can usually be done with a few cautionary steps (and an ear to your intuition).
The best piece of advice I can give you is this:
You should NEVER feel scared when talking with a tarot card reader, psychic, or medium… EVER. Even when the topic is serious or sensitive, you should feel safe and at ease.
Beyond that, make sure to educate yourself on some “common” psychic scams. (Here’s a helpful post about scams).
For peace of mind, use a tarot card reader that a trusted friend recommends.
You can also check out reputable sites like Oranum that have loads of user reviews. Plus, Oranum is so modern (we’re talking live stream, friends), that it makes it WAY harder to get scammed. BTW, I have a full blog post about Oranum here.)
Mistake #3: Not Setting an Intention for Your Tarot Card Reading
Taking a moment to think about WHY you are getting a tarot card reading will help set your reading up for success!
Your intention will dictate what questions you should ask. It will also help the tarot reader to connect with your energy.
Tarot card readings can be a LOT of fun — plain and simple. But getting one without an intention or goal can lead to disappointment and mismanaged expectations.
Here are some some tips for getting clear on your intention:
- As you prepare for your psychic reading, ask yourself what area of your life you feel a lot of tension around. Is it your career? Your family? Your sense of purpose or happiness? That area is where you should focus on in your reading.
- Ask yourself what you want to get out of your reading. Is it clarity? More joy in your heart? Peace of mind? Or something else? Knowing what you want to get out of your tarot card reading is so simple, yet SO powerful!
Mistake #4: Asking Ultra-Specific Questions
I get it. Questions like, “Will I get the job I’m applying for?” and “Should I try to find a different job?” can sound juicy in the moment, but they don’t lead to the best tarot readings. Here’s why…
A yes/no answer might seem awesome, but they don’t leave any room for in-depth answers.
For example, if you’re feeling a lot of tension about your job, you can ask things like, “What kind of jobs will make me happy?” and “What kind of personal qualities am I meant to be using in my career?”
These open ended questions allow energy to flow and prompt you to dig in and get to the root of the issue.
Think about it: WHY aren’t you fulfilled in your current job? Is it something you can avoid in your next one?
These types of questions make your reading empowering and enlightening!
Tip: Don’t stress out trying to ask “perfect” questions. Instead, try getting more than a yes/no answer for the most insight.
Mistake #5: Offering up a Ton of Personal Info
This isn’t to say that you should “test” the psychic or tarot reader by withholding info or asking them to guess. That’s just a waste of your time and definitely not for your highest and best good.
Tip: Be sure you feel a connection with your psychic BEFORE you hop on a chat or call.
In real tarot readings, you don’t need to give a ton of information. Actually, it can make it more difficult for the intuitive or medium to read you.
A great way to let the tarot reader know that he/she is on track is to respond with phrases like:
- “Yes, that makes sense” or
- “No, that doesn’t resonate”
These simple responses allow energy to flow, giving you the best psychic reading possible!
Tarot Card Reading Takeaways
Getting an empowering, clarity promoting reading takes a little planning, but it’s so worth it! So take the time to pick a tarot reader or psychic that you feel good about.
Then, set your intention and enter your reading with an open mind. Last, be ready for some awesome insight that will serve your life’s path!