Astro-Tarot

Astro-Tarot

For the court cards - most of the readers I know wouldn't use court cards as timing indicators and would instead link the prince/princess with their appropriate gender and age group (usually younger). The Kings and Queens would be used in the same fashion but for 'mature' persons. 

Aleister Crowley gave a more complex method: for example,

Page/Princess of discs - earth of earth

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Emotional Self-defence

Emotional Self-defence

Emotional vampires exist in colossal numbers around the planet. They're often responsible for leaving other people feeling excessively tired and sometimes irritable. At the extreme end of the scale, they can make you afraid to answer your telephone or even your own front door. When you're in the presence of a vampire, you say yes when you mean no, and no when you mean yes. You may have hostile thoughts creeping in and even start to doubt that you're a kind-hearted and considerate person at all. 

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The Clients

The Clients

It can be difficult to know what normal is in an abnormal world. The nature of this work kind of says that boundaries may not be high on the list of priorities and yet they are vital if you want to stay healthy. Many readers won't have limits on how often they will read for someone and neither will they be too fussy about who they're reading for. It's impossible to judge a client's character until some time has passed and this can present problems if they turn out to be difficult, but don't forget it's you who is supposed to be the professional.

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Staying Humble

Staying Humble

I've met a lot of tarot readers during my time down here on the planet, and each and every one of them had a different belief system operating behind the tools that they used. One of my pet hates in people is that they assume their word should be taken as law. Some readers honestly believe that the client shouldn't question what they say. Those same readers also believe that if a reading doesn't happen exactly as predicted then it's the client's fault, and they must've interfered with fate and changed the course of events. Sometimes, they'll even say that a client has blocked something magical from happening because they are less evolved. I've heard others say their readings are never wrong and that if that's what has been

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Turning Pro

Turning Pro

A reader who is taking the first steps towards becoming a professional can face some stupidly high expectations. In most lines of work you're allowed to make a few mistakes but in this game your whole reputation is constantly under scrutiny. Because this field is unregulated, there are no benchmarks for saying who is ready and who isn't. I do recommend that you practice on friends and family first, and once you are competent enough to do a session without reading it straight out of a book then you can start testing your wings on the masses.

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