Thursday, April 5, 2012

Finding a Tarot Reader

Image by Mike Quinn 
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There is no shortage of tarot readers in today's world. Finding the right one can be a challenging journey.

Today, I'd like to share my journey.

My first experience with having my cards read was with playing cards. As a teenager, I didn't know much about such things, but I had always been curious. The woman, my boyfriend's mother, proved to be very insightful with this deck of playing cards. One reading she gave warned of a situation to come, and to this day I wished I had listened. But, well, I was only a kid.

As the situation played out, I sought more knowledge, but the woman became unavailable because of life changes, on my part. I found a book on reading playing cards and mastered the technique. Still I wouldn't listen to their advice, but learning to read was the most wonderful experience.

Years later, I came in contact with a woman, a friend's mother, who read Tarot Cards. Her readings took on a new level of understanding for me. She guided me and warned me, but in a situation which was beyond my control. The knowledge, however, lessened the blow to come. Unfortunately, this tarot reader passed away. God bless her for the guidance she gave, and I hope she continues to look over me.

My playing cards suffered from an apartment fire. I still have them, but the damage made them unusable. I had the cards dressed up with keywords, which worked as the Tarot images work for a tarot reader. One day, I'll find the time to recreate them.

I went on to buy my first tarot deck and learned to read them - another amazing journey. Although I am able to read my own cards, the experience of another's insight is always added knowledge. The tarot reader can see things you may subconsciously push from sight. So, from time to time, I call out to various sources in search of a compatible reader. Unfortunately, the search continues as of present.

How happy are you with your search for a tarot reader? Have you found the one for you?


Carla said...

What would you consider a 'compatible' reader? How do you conduct your search?

Personally, I have not begun that search. I started reading tarot as a self-development tool, and began reading for others after that. I have exchanged readings with other readers, but never sought out a reader as you describe.

Cher Green said...

Maybe I should have said 'helpful'. As individual, we have different tastes and ideas on what is helpful, which is why I used 'compatible'.

My search - I order readings from various readers. If the reading is helpful I'll order again in the future.

Exchanging readings is both 'sometimes helpful' and 'good exercise'. I've done this in the past with various groups. Some very good readers can be found in these loops.

Tarot By Arwen said...

Excellent post and I enjoyed hearing about your first two readers.

Cher Green said...

Arwen, Thanks. Glad you enjoyed. I truly miss these two ladies.