It can be nerve wrecking starting to read for other people. Most of the time we lack the self-confidence to showcase our skills in fear of being judged or made fun of. Here are some tips on gaining confidence and becoming the best tarot reader you probably can be.
Practice, Practice, Practice:
Practice Tarot Reading from day one. Practice having imaginary clients. Do a simple reading, pretending someone is sitting right in front of you. You can read for people on the news, friends, family, people who have passed on in your life, celebrities. The possibilities are endless.
Record your Readings:
We are in the age of smartphones and mobile computing devices. Record your readings. You can learn a lot by listening to how you sound to others.
Keep it Simple:
Large spreads are fantastic to use but at times they can be overwhelming. I suggest mastering a three card spread. Then again you don’t even need to use a specific spread. Just ask a focused question and lay out three tarot cards to discover what the Universe has to tell you.
Use Positive Affirmations:
Using positive affirmations before and after tarot readings can also help put you in a positive mind state. Positive affirmations are specific statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, and negative thoughts. They help you visualize, and believe in what you’re affirming to yourself, helping you to make positive changes to your life.
Make Tarot Part of your Day:
Try pulling a card a day. Write down your interpretation of it or come back to it at the end of the day and see how that card’s meaning manifested itself in your life.
Tell the Story:
The easiest way to read a tarot card is to simply tell the story within the card. Take a tarot card. What do you see? Who is in the card? What are they doing? Who or what else is present? How are the people or objects interacting? What emotions are being conveyed? Tell the story of what is happening.
You won’t always be right:
The sooner you realize that you will never be 100% accurate in your readings, the easier life will be. Don’t put yourself on that pedestal and don’t allow your clients to put you on one too.