Reading for Others

About a month ago, I began offering free Tarot readings through my website. About two weeks after that, I started doing free readings for the Free Tarot Network. The questions I have received range from someone asked advice on how to handle a difficult situation in her life, to a woman wondering if her lover will leave his wife, to someone wondering if they will win the lottery. Each of these, in their own way, are all difficult questions.

I’m not a stranger to doing reading for others. When I first began reading Tarot, back in middle school, I read exclusively for my friends, and continued to do so off and on through high school. In recent years, I’ve read occasionally for myself and occasionally for members of the Aeclectic Tarot Forum. Sometimes I would get difficult questions, but I was generally reading for someone I knew or had some experience with, which made dealing with the question easier. Doing readings like this, for complete strangers, has been a lot harder than I expected.

I have reworded nearly every question I have gotten in the past month in order to provide the best reading possible. In some cases, I have reworded a yes/no question into something open-ended, as the Tarot is much more useful when seeking advice rather than concrete answers. In the few cases where the question was specifically about another person’s actions, I have reworded the question to be more about the Querent.

I’m not sure how much longer I will continue to do these free readings. They are very draining, and some of the questions have been almost too difficult for me to handle. But, in the meantime, I am enjoying the practice I am getting, and hoping that I have helped at least one person.


2 Responses

  1. Jennifer says:

    You have helped me tremendously! I requested a reading about a month (?) ago, and your reading was exactly what I needed – it gave me the courage to step out of myself & my fear and not let a wonderful partner slip away. Thank you.

  2. seule says:

    I understand what you mean here. I give free readings for the TABI organisation in the UK, and it is not always easy BUT feedback shows how much people appreciate it and I am sure that you will have been much more helpful than you realise. It’s a great service to provide and to make a contribution – keep going!
    best wishes, seule