What happens in a Tarot Card Reading?

A Tarot reading is when the reader uses the Tarot, a set of mystic cards, to provide insight, feedback and direction for someone (the client) who wishes to ask the Tarot a question. The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, each of which has a specific meaning associated with it. As the reader I provide a safe and open space for you to tune into the energy and questions around your situation while shuffling the Tarot cards.

The cards are shuffled, and then laid out in a specific pattern – each place in the pattern, or “spread”, represents a different concept or idea. Although there are several ‘traditional’ spreads, I use my own personal spread which I created after many years of development and feedback. I also use my intuition and guides to direct which spread to use for each client and question and spread interpretation.

Generally before I start a reading I ask you what has prompted your decision to have a reading today. I then ask you to take the cards and while shuffling put your energy, focus and question or intent into the cards. While you shuffle I will chat with you about the Tarot, clarify your question and ask spirit to guide the cards as you select a series of cards for the spread layout.

By looking at which cards have turned up, their position in relation to each other, and their placement in the spread as a whole, I begin to share with you the messages and wisdom presented in the spread.

A full session with me lasts around an hour, and that usually gives us time for three of four detailed spreads, and an in depth consideration of your current concerns. I offer you the option to either self-record the session (in person readings) or I offer to make a video or audio recording for you if you prefer. I find making a recording invaluable as I tend to give a lot of information in a relatively short space of time, and many people find it useful to listen to the reading at a later date.

My aim is that at the end of the reading you will have a lot of new information and insights to better assist you with your situation and decision making. My aim in giving a Tarot reading is to create a space where you leave feeling as though you have a much better understanding on what is happening in your life, why you feel the way you do and how you can best utilize the energy around your situation.

Is this fortune telling?

I don’t focus on ‘fortune telling’ when I provide a Tarot reading. Although that is one of the things traditionally associated with the use of the Tarot, I believe that the wisdom of the Tarot is better accessed and enhanced when working in partnership with you – the person to whom I am providing a reading. A reading is a partnership that empowers and gives clarity which enhances decision making and personal insight.

If you have any other questions about the experience or having a Tarot reading or to make a time for a reading please send me a message through my contacts form. Wishing you light and love – Kira

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