Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Top 5 Best Tarot Resources

When it comes to learning anything you know that you have to start with the best resources. As when you have best resources you know that they are trustworthy and giving you the right knowledge and information.
My journey with Tarot began searching for best resources on Tarot, but it doesn't have to be the same for you. I am giving away you this list of best resources that will help you in your tarot journey.

Top 5 Best Free Online Tarot Card Meanings Websites -

1. Learn Tarot site by Joan Bunning -
This website Joan created when she began learning Tarot. And the site is so detailed in the meanings that you can begin your Tarot learning journey based on that site itself.

2. James Wells - James Wells is a Toronto based Tarot Reader. Circle way practitioner and Komyo Reiki teacher. He is the author of Tarot for Manifestation, Tarot Circle Encounters, and Goal-Mapping with the Tarot.
Through one-to-one consultations and group experiences (workshops, classes, retreats, and teleseminars), he help people remember their innate creativity, wisdom, resourcefulness, wholeness, and personal power.

3. Brigit Esselmont - Brigit is someone whom Ive been following since past 5 years. I have been reading almost every blog post she writes. And her posts are well researched as well as detailed upto satisfaction for every tarot enthusiasts' itch.
See here>> for her blog

4. Ginny Hunt - Ginny has her blog 78 notes to self that she wrote because she has her immense love for Tarot. Her unique style of writing plus a freshness of her passion for Tarot adds a zing to it. Read her blog here>>

5. Mary K Greer - Mary is a tarot author and teacher since past 40+ years of experience. She has made tarot her life, she is member of various international Tarot associations. And speaks at tarot conferences around the world. Check out her site here>>

I too have my site with Tarot card meanings if you want to refer to my site. Though I haven't listed it in the top 5 here, still its no less then the ones listed here. Check my site here..

Top 5 Best online Tarot Courses - 

All of these courses are not taken personally by me. I haven't learned from all. But have some very good reviews of these courses and so I am writing about them here. 

1. Tarot School's Course -
Tarot School's course is a very detailed course on Tarot which I find is the best on the internet. They have a correspondence course, which can be taken from any part of the world. They promise to give the best knowledge on tarot that's published ever. Check out their course here>>

2. American Tarot Association's Correspondence course -
American Tarot association's course is the perfect course for you if you want to learn Tarot easily. I have taken it and found it very helpful. Check it out here>> 

3. Psychic Tarot Card Online Course -

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This is a Hayhouse's course on Tarot. I haven't taken this course personally but I have known that this deck is really detailed and connects instantly. Though not a standard 78 Rider waite cards. Yet its named Tarot. Which I feel must be having a very strong reason. This deck might be complete in itself with the amount of cards it has. Check it out here>>

4. Tarosophist Tarot Degree Program -
This course appears like a formal degree program that you would want for learning anything to the fullest. This is a 2 year degree program and promises that it will teach you Tarot to the depth. I have not taken this course but what baffles me is the quality of content in it. Yes I did say I haven't done it. But the best of Tarot Reader's are teaching in this course, which is going to make it a great Tarot course to take.

5. Mary K Greer's Course -
This link will take you to a site Global Spiritual Studies, where you can find a number of courses based around spirituality. I have taken one from here, and was pretty pleased by its content. Mary Greer is a very advanced Tarot reader and mentor. She has written some of the best selling books on Tarot like 21 ways to read Tarot, Tarot for yourself, and many more..

I don't want you to judge or take any course based on what I have experienced. Just go and read the info for yourself. And if you find it convincing enough then go for it.
Apart from all these I too offer Tarot Course which I open only once a year, for now the entries to that course are closed. If you are interested in getting updates about the course opening. Than go here...

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Top 5 Best Tarot Author's - 

Rachael Pollack - Rachael Pollack has made Tarot into a solid truth, before hr books came out Tarot was just a play. I am not insulting any other authors. But I have read many books and they all seemed like a child's play in front of Rachael Pollack's books. 78 Degrees of Wisdom, Kaballah Tree and Tarot Wisdom are some of the best books Ive known.

Mary K Greer - Mary Greer's books are strikingly different. She offer's not just information, but practical workable steps that you can take while you are reading her book/s. Mary has written some of the best books like 21 ways to read Tarot and Tarot for yourself

Barbara Moore - This is the one Tarot author I love. Her books are so easy to read and follow. I have seen very difficult and complicated explanations in other tarot books. Which most of the time bounced over my head. But Barbara has a simple way of explaining you something that Tarot symbols say. Rather then twisting and turning the entire thing making you feel all the more empty inside. Barbara's books will always keep you feel you are on plus after you put her book down.
Tarot for Beginners, Tarot Spreads are some of her best works according to me. 

Joan Bunning - The best blog on Tarot meanings was later on put into a book which was an instant hit. And thereafter Joan has authored many good books including Tarot Reversals and Tarot Spreads.

Myself - Though I was hesitating to put my own name here in these top 5 categories, I am still putting it. I got somebody's feedback sometime back that my book was easily digestible where many other author's failed. So that's what makes me write this here.
I had tried reading books to learn Tarot at first, and that's where I know what a bad book can do to your learning passion. So when I started writing about Tarot, all I wanted is NOT to be one more book that would stack on shelf. But rather be useful to whosoever buys it. Tarot Journey of every soul is the book I wrote. 

Top 5 Best Tarot Books - 

78 Degrees of wisdom -

This is by far the best book on Tarot ever written. Its not me who says it but most of the Tarot reader's on this planet will say that. Not just to say, go and check it for yourself. This book has the meanings of tarot given with its spiritual connection with life.

21 ways to read Tarot -

This book is a great book for practical knowledge on learning Tarot. As I have said earlier that Mary is great with her Tarot art and just magically writes with the best guidance available for that card she's describing.

Tarot for Beginners by Barbara Moore  - 

In this book Barbara has laid down the easiest way to understand a card. I have tried many books but when I read books by Barbara Moore I just didn't need to brush us the meaning again and again as when I read anything once the meaning hit the nail right away. Check out her book now.

Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning

As I have said the author started her site by writing while she was learning. Now this is the book that she published based on her site. A must have for every beginner. 

Tarot explains Journey of every soul

And just in that crowd of great one's I am also including my book on tarot. I have put down the best meanings that I could have. Tarot cards sometime baffled me with their meanings. And when some books seemed ridiculous with their meanings I made a promise that I am not sticking to the mugged up meanings that I have read. I would write whatever I feel is correct for every card. And that's what I did. I have received many reviews saying that my book was easily understood while other books did confuse. 

Top 5 Best Tarot Websites - 

Aeclectic -  This site is by far the best Tarot site that I have come across since past 12years. I have known Tarot since my Tarot toddling years. When I was a Tarot infant aeclectic nurtured me with the best of tarot treats. 

American Tarot Associations site - This site has best amount of resources on learning tarot, the best tarot fortnightly published magazine that's every tarot lovers feast and a list of tarot readers ATA supports. ATA has the best and the most reliable Tarot readers.

Tarotpedia -  This is a sort of encyclopaedia for Tarot readers. It has the best amount of info on tarot its history and origin. This site is closed for now, but I think all past info is easily viewable.

Tarot School - This site has every feast necessary for a Tarot aspirant. You don't just have tarot related courses but also courses that will help you to brush up your tarot skills all to a new level. It also has a super easily understandable Kaballah course, and many other interesting stuff. Check out.

Tarot Guild - Tarot guild though not free for everyone, you will have to become a member to see the good stuff. Yet I feel whatever is give in the membership is a total juicy stuff for every Tarot enthusiast. Check their site now.

Other important programs that you might like - 

If you have been learning Tarot for sometime, you'll know that just learning tarot isn't enough. There are a few more things that go into it. Tarot learning requires a lot more, if you are serious about learning it and putting it into profession.
So here are a few things that I feel will be the best accompaniment with your Tarot learning to give it a boost .

Power of Intuition course - 

While just learning Tarot isn't enough in tarot reading, you'll soon realise that you need a sharp intuition too to learn Tarot. Developing your intuition is a very important step while learning to read the tarot.
Check out this amazing course from Hayhouse to work on your intuitive abilities to make them more accurate.

Dream Interpretation -

Several times your intuition talk to you through your Dreams. And many of my client's discuss their dreams with me. And the same thing can happen with you too. People do feel that anybody predicting future would easily be able to tell what their dreams mean.
This course will help you to understand what the dreams mean, and the symbolism they depict.

Secrets of Meditation -

Tarot skills will boost up when you meditate daily. Meditation is by far the best way to develop your spirituality. And it bestows you with great intuitive abilities. And extra sensory powers.
This is a course you'll love to take if you have not learnt meditation and want to learn it from a good source.

Certified Angel Card Reader course -

Though this is not a must, yet you'd like to add to your skills of Tarot. Angel Card reading course will help to be a good accompaniment to your tarot reading skills. I too love to add that divine message of Angels after I do my tarot reading for my clients.

Angels of Abundance -

So when you start working with your Tarot cards maybe as a professional, or perhaps you are doing tarot on side to earn some extra money. Financial issues are not always because you are not hard working. There are abundance blocks in your mind that might lead to money crisis. This course would be great to help heal those blocks.

Career Transformation -

And when you are totally ready to get into Tarot as a profession, you'd surely want your career to excel. Learning Tarot and giving great Tarot Readings has nothing to do with the failure that you might get as a Professional Tarot Reader. Get proper career transformation knowledge from this course to help you build a great career with your cards.
Not just tarot it can help you boost just any career.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Is Tarot bad?

Is Tarot Evil?

Many times I get this question. When I wanted to learn Tarot, at that time this question haunted my mind too. And it took me rather long to decide whether I should learn it or not. But as I tried and tested both the options of tarot being good and bad. I think I can share with you this topic.
Tarot is actually not bad. Its just a tool like every other tool you use to achieve a certain outcome. You can use Tarot to get answers, make predictions and get directions. These are basic things that you  think tarot can help you with. Tarot has many more uses.

Tarot is bad is a myth - Tarot has been linked to many bad names, and its not because its bad itself. Tarot has been quite mysterious. And its time of invention hasn't been sure, which makes it all the more mysterious about its origin. Tarot has been taken lightly as well as very deep as a subject. And both ways it has been able to handle the expectations.

Is Tarot related to Witchcraft or Black magic.
There are people who might be indulging into various practices, who might also choose tarot as a tool. Tarot being used by people doing ill practices doesn't mean its bad. Its just an object. Use it anyway, it doesn't have its own negative or positive energy.
Yes but a Tarot reader can always charge their cards to make them more positive or negative.

Is it not good for you?

Tarot isn’t good or bad. Its just a tool. Like you have told for every other work you do. For writing you have pens, for gardening you have gardening tools, for skiing you have skiing tools. In the same way Tarot is a tool for fortune telling and divination.

Why Tarot has a bad name ?

Tarot’s origin isn’t known till date. Where it originated, who created its 1st deck, and which year was it found the first time. All are yet unknown. And this fact itself makes it more mystical and freaky. Which can make tarot appear a bit strange and unusual.

Not just this, there are some people who used tarot with magical rituals that appeared scary and evil. Though people dealing with any art of fortune telling and prophecies have a typical manner to swirl their hands or chant mantras along with using their arts. People using tarot made it appear mystical and scary. They just did that to make tarot appear sacred and divine. While some might have portrayed a silly ghostly image too of tarot. Just to keep their clients aware that they are masters of something greater, and so should be respected for their art.

People practicing evil can be found everywhere. Not just evil practices but thinking evil and hateful also is bad. And this is common that every human gets such thoughts. But still we don't consider people thinking negative as negative people. Its not what you think, but what you do makes you.

What you decide to do with tarot, is totally upto you.
Though there are people doing evil practices with Tarot, you can still learn Tarot and use it in the most positive and uplifting way. Tarot can hurt and tarot can heal. Its upto YOU how to use it.
Tarot is just a tool. (like how a knife can be used to cut veggies to give good health, and same knife can be used to stab people.)

Does using Tarot bring Ghosts or spirits into your life?
NOPE. Never. Tarot as I said is just a tool. There are people who might be invoking spirits along with using tarot. But Tarot isn't going to automatically going to attract spirits into your life. There are some people who are very comfy with connecting to spirits while using tarot. They do it. And then there are people who don't like spirits, they like angels and higher divine energies. And so they choose to invite angels and higher energies while using Tarot.
If you are not comfy with spirits or spirit guides, then invoke divine angels and masters while using tarot. Its that simple!
People talking to Ghosts or other weird practices can be found using Tarot. But Tarot isn’t connected to Spirits.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

13 ways to increase your Intuitive skills

What's Intuition

Its the ability to understand something, some people or some event prior to its occurrence without any conscious reasoning is because of your intuition. Intuition is the ability thats given to all animals and humans. Though humans lose it because they don't use it or are not taught how to use it.
Intuition can though be used and polished to make it more and more powerful.

How intuition works?

Intuition works through your five senses. Though we call it sixth sense, it still helps you through your five senses. And though it uses the five senses to guide you, its intelligence is way beyond the five senses.
Intuition gives you signs through the five senses. Through one or more of the senses to which you are extra sensitive. If you are very sharp with their visual sense, intuition will guide you through visuals. If you are sharp with listening then intuition will guide you through audio signals. If you have more then one sense powerful then you will get combined signals from 2 or more senses.

Is intuition gifted to only few people? 

NO, Intuition is gifted too all. This is the biggest myth that you can have with you. Intuition is the best and the most useful gifts that we humans carry since birth. Animals also have this gift and they have this as their only last resort. Whereas you have your intelligence also along with your intuition.
And so human beings are considered as the most powerful being of this planet. Ofcourse if you use your intelligence+intuition.
Otherwise even vegetables sit and never act!

The above was a pretty rude statement though. As you might not even know how to sharpen your intuition despite of having it. And its not your fault if you were kept devoid of that knowledge till now. We all get that tap into our ignorance when its the right time to unlock that ability. You reading post also is a sign that its time now to tap into your intuition.

How to increase your intuitive abilities?
Since the time you are born you have been brought up such that you learn the ways of this world, so that you are accepted in this world/ society. Though listening to intuition is the best way to deal with the problems of this world. The knowledge of its importance is sort of diminished. 

1. Meditation -

Intuition can be best strengthened by Meditation. Meditation has been known since thousands of years to give super natural powers to humans. And its undoubtedly the best way to tap into your intuitive ability and start using it.
Meditation is best way to tap into your intuition. Though you might be getting to know about it for the first time. Or be totally unaware of how to do it. 
Meditation is concentrating on one point/ image/ thought/ sound repeatedly to stir away all the other noises that are going on in your mind. Here's a simple meditation technique, helping to learn how to meditate

A Simple yet powerful technique to meditate -

Sit in a comfortable position, keep your back straight. Close your eyes and start taking deep breaths. Then breathe normally, and start focusing on your breath.
If you get a thought either positive or negative don’t try to analyse it or judge yourself. Just observe it, after some time it will go away. This will happen a couple of times, and after a while mind will get tired of thinking. And so thoughts will become less and mind will become more and more still
This is the state that you have to continuously practice to be in. Do this daily atleast once. Preferably at sunrise or sunset time. As during the change of phases of day your development of 3rd eye is increased. 

Meditating regularly will slowly unfurl aspects of your intuition. And as time goes by you’ll start getting aware of your extra sensory abilities that were gifted to you since birth. 

2. Listen to your gut feeling -

Once you begin meditating your intuition starts opening up. And as it begins working it will start sending out signals and signs. That is the way your intuition communicates with you. Something thats very common is your gut feeling. Feeling that you feel in your stomach. It can be a good feeling or a nasty feeling both corresponding to the kind of intuitive signs it is sending out. 

Listen to your gut feeling and follow it. When you try to tap into your intuition it immediately starts opening out and getting more louder and clearer day by day. Listening to your intuition is what motivates your intuition to get more sharper.

3. Keep a watch on your Dreams -

Sometimes your intuition will communicate to you through your dreams. And you will know it when you get those dreams. So keep a watch on your dreams, try jotting down some important/ remarkable ones. 

At times you might be very much into the materialistic world that connecting to the intuition would seem unlikely. While if you are working on your intuition and not allowing the intuition to be clear. Your dreams will guide you as your logical mind is totally shut off during your sleep.  

4. Using Crystals -

Using crystals or making crystals a part of your life helps you to connect to the spiritual world. While you are still busy into your materialistic life. 
Crystals are said to be living entities. And that they have a soul of themselves. Each crystal piece is unique can can talk to you if you are really into that crystal. 
Though I say entities for crystals, they aren’t bad or evil. They are just as pure as angels or nature. More like nature they will help you connect to your core energies very quickly. And unfurl your abilities. 
Choose a crystal that you feel attracted towards. Crystals have many characteristics. But choosing the crystal according the benefits its going to give, doesn’t work for everyone. Every crystal is unique and works in a unique way with the person it goes to. 

Yes as you go choose for a crystal, the crystal also chooses you. Your instinct of falling in love with the crystal is not just one sided. The crystal too has carefully chosen you, as it has something that is going to help you. Its said that the crystal that attracts your attention is the one that has energy, which you are lacking. So possessing that crystal will complete you. 

5. Clearing out your space with smudge sticks & bells -

Space clearing is very important. Like its important for you to have a bath regularly. Bathing keeps your body clean, thus allowing it to breathe in fresh energy. In the same way clearing out the space allows the space to breathe freely. The space clearing will make your space more open to getting higher amount of positive spiritual energy. 
Keep your space clear with smudge sticks or incense sticks. Or om bells or singing bowls. Such implements help to stir away all stagnant energy from all corners of the house/ building and helps to attract more positive energy. 

Every religion has some or the other tool like a ringing bell or chime inside their temple? Isn’t that enough proof of the the power of space clearing?!

6. Listening/ Observing signs watchfully -

Intuition talks to you clearly, and sometimes can even shout to you if you are not listening or are confused. But when you are a beginner doubts and insecurity might cloud your mind. I get a lot of people asking me, that they don’t get any signals at all.
That happens when you are expecting some sort of typical answer to the question you’ve asked. Your intuition has vast choices to give you. Whereas your logical mind must be aware only of the 1% knowledge of it. So it doesn’t know how much to expect and what to expect. So its better that you just stop expecting anything after asking question to your intuition. 

Also trying too hard to listen or to get the reply from your intuition is also going to hinder your communication with your intuition. You might feel that “you are just not getting anything”. Thats because you are trying too hard darling!

7. Trusting your intuition & following the guidance -

Having trust in your intuition is huge. There are so many people who don’t trust in their intuitive guidance and then later on regret of not following the guidance. Trusting in your intuition can be daunting task if you are from a world where listening and believing in something that you can see, hear and touch is only considered the truth. Materialistic world will be your challenge while you are developing your intuition.
Signs that are totally irrelevant or opposite of what’s happening in your physical world can be common. And it will be tricky for you to believe in those signs. As you might feel you’re doing something wrong. 

Trust on your intuitive signs and follow them. There will be a number of different signs that you will get once you start working on your intuition. And not all signs will be from your intuition that should be followed. Slowly you’ll begin to learn which signs are the perfect voice of your intuition and which signs are totally crap. I have shared below in this post about what signs to totally avoid while working with your intuition. Make sure you read this entire post. Every piece of info here is valuable. 

8. Have Faith,even if sometimes things don't work out -

Now when you start working on using your intuition, its not going to be a joyride all the time. Where you are going to get good results or perfect results from the first day itself. 
There will be times when you might not understand the intuitive signs at all, and still might feel compelled to understand and follow the signs as quickly as possible. Intuition is never wrong, but its difficult for your intuition to learn how to communicate to you. As you have become more materialistic. 
And there might be times when following your intuition doesn’t give you favourable results. Getting discouraged is likely. But I would suggest not to give up listening to your intuition. As the experience you had might just appear a disaster on its surface. But it might carry deep learnings for something worst coming up in future that you might be able to avoid just because of that one bad experience. 

Also its not always that sort of learning hidden. Sometimes it might just be a learning for you to have faith in the process of life, or have faith in your self. Intuition never goes wrong, but your logical hindering its flow will make you understand the signs in a different way. Leading to a disastrous moment. Yet have faith, your intuition wasn’t wrong. The logical mind’s chatter was. Having faith and holding on to your practices to sharpen your intuition will act as a catalyst. And your intuition will never let you down. A bump experienced will be rewarded later on!

9. Stay away from people who don't believe in intuition -

Try to gel around with people who are also trying to connect to their intuition, or are already connected and listening. People who don't believe in intuitive abilities, can be toxic for your intuition development muscles.
Here I have shown an old lady’s pic but young people or men or just anyone who don’t believe in intuition can be toxic. 
Not believing in certain things can be okay, you cannot expect everyone to be like you. But there are some people who start creating troubles for those who trying to learn about intuition. Or even try to say something totally scary or irrelevant things that may hinder with the belief system that supports the intuition and its abilities. 

Try to stay away from such people. At certain times you’ll find that there are such people in your family itself. In which case it will become totally impossible to avoid the company of those people. At such times just try to keep your intuitive practice talks at bay. Its not going to gain you anything neither the other person is going to get inspired from you. 

10. Connect with people who are also working on their intuition -

Try connecting the like minded souls who are also working on using their intuition or are already a way ahead of you on that path. Having seniors always helps and makes your way easier as you don’t need to re-dig the entire pathway for yourself. 

Whether you connect to someone in your local city or someone on the virtual world(connect through internet) it always helps you to stay motivated. As well as well informed of the ups and downs of it.

11. Stay pure and kind -

Have you heard about an intuitive person who is treacherous, mean and rude? Intuition is a gift and it comes from the Heart Chakra. You Heart chakra is where God resides, to stir up those intuitive muscles you have to reach the needs of heart chakra. Being pure and unconditional in giving makes your heart chakra more powerful. Ofcourse you need to think about yourself too, as being totally selfless isn’t always going to help you. But holding on grudges, being unforgiving, and having a revengeful attitude are all animal instincts that are not acceptable to a human to have.

The more clearer your mind and soul is the more the spiritual world will try to connect to you. Spiritual world consists of pure divine energy. And it gets attracted to energy like that. When you stay more and more pure at heart and in your deeds you are going to attract more and more higher level divine energy to connect to you. And the more divine energy connects to you, the more powerful your intuition will be.

12. Jot it down -

Trying to sharpen your intuition is going to flood your mind with intuitive insights. And remembering that crazy amount of data can be overwhelming. So keeping a journal of your insights or intuitive signs/messages can be helpful. Not just helpful but it can be life saving in many cases.

Intuition gives out signs and signals that can guide you for next week month and even years. And so you cannot actually know when a particular sign or message is going to help you. So jotting them down is going to help you to refer to it later when you feel something is resonating with you. 

13. Connect to nature & animals -

Connecting with Nature and animals is very powerful way to enliven your intuition. You are what nature has made you. Animals never try to be something else then what they are. So nature always keeps them close to the heart. But humans try to be something else. Try to run the rat race, be greater then other humans in intelligence, power and skills. Whereas we all are the same. And have equal abilities to do anything in this world. 

Connecting to nature will help you to reconnect to your lost intuitive ability. Not just going and sitting below a tree with your cellphone or ipad. But go into nature and be a part of it. Enjoy the cool breeze, watch the ants crawling and collecting food, watch the birds building their nests etc. All this is just simple but helps you to learn to BE what you are. Rather then trying to run after becoming something that you are not.

How to figure out something that's not coming from your intuition?

Confusions and doubts cloud your instincts. As when you start working on your intuition your intuition will flood you with signs, hunches, flashes of all sorts from all directions in all possible ways. And overwhelming it may seem to follow it. 
But more tricky situation will come to you when you’ll be faced by something that may seem too dominating and too perfect and too loud that you feel you need to follow it. And there’s no reason why you shouldn’t follow it. Only to know that once you follow that sign you’re just going to lead into a mess. Scary, and fearful messages. Life threatening messages, or messages that might put you in danger. Or anything else related to you in danger are all NOT signs from your intuition. Signs that come to you when mind is too chattery/ confused/ fearful, signs that make you feel horrible when you try to follow them. Are all that need to be avoided. 

Also dreams, intuitive signs and messages might be tricky to understand. And sometimes may mean nothing at all. Even though you might feel they are trying to send you some message. Still certain messages may not mean anything, they are just sent to you to pacify you for the moment. They are called venting messages. They just come to you to vent out a certain emotional or mental blockage. 

Signs that you are listening to something different then your intuition.

Listening to signs that come from the ego is going to lead you to such disasters. Signs from the ego would be more louder and scarier then the signs from the intuition that comes to you when your mind is calm. Ego can chatter even when mind is at a disco. Signs from the ego can be negative, scary and threatening. It might at times give you life endangering signs. That can ask you to end your life, or that nothing is left for you now. And that dying is the only option. 
People committing suicide, are the innocent one’s falling a prey to the voice of ego. So be very watchful for that loud voice, that might seem very convincing and reliable. It might not always ask you to end your life, but it can ask you to do several other disastrous things in your life/ health/ career/ relationships that will just ruin that area of life.

I have a guide on how to differentiate voice of ego, which you can download here.

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That's all from me for now, will be back with more great Tarot related stuff next week. Let me know in your comments how you liked this post, share your feedback/ suggestions, or if you have any additional questions on this post please drop in few lines below. I love to read all comments, and make a point to reply to all the one's that need attention. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

10 assets you need to be a Great Tarot Reader

Being a great Tarot Reader or maybe an outstanding Tarot Reader is what you want to become if you are trying to learn Tarot. Whether you have already learnt Tarot or you are learning Tarot your one dream after learning it would be that people just become your crazy fans of your predictions.
You just pull out a card and then magically you start speaking words that might be the best piece of advice your clients might have heard. 
Digging deeper into the process that happens when a Tarot Reader begins reading is broken down into 10 points. There were more, but these 10 are the most important ones. Let's see what they are..

1) Be a good Listener

Tarot Card Reader is more of a listener, agony aunt, advisor then just some predictor. You need to have a sharp of listening sense. Not just listening to the words they say, but also try to understand the meanings of in-between the words' silence. There are going to be client's who are totally devastated, some might have done terrible karmas, selfishness, meanness, revengeful attitude, envy etc. And when they actually realize that's when they want to improve themselves. So they might end up at your place. Or maybe they might end at your place only to know whether they are gonna get punished by creating those karmas or not.
This or something else, the possibilities are endless. Chances that people feeling bad ending up in your office would be 99.99% and reasons might be just about anything. As all people don’t have the same problems. Yet everyone has to go through problems to grow. Listen to them. Listen in between their words. Listen to their feelings & emotions while they are saying those words. At times people say something and mean something else. To be a good listener involves listening to the exact message that the speaker wants to convey.
[ For your safety make sure you don't allow people with criminal background, into your office]

2) Don't discriminate - 

Discrimination bewteen gender's, color, race, religion, culture, ethnicity or any damn thing should'nt be in the office of a Psychic. Psychic's are people believed to be possessing special powers, or maybe even said to be close to the divine. Or maybe clients might come with sort of repulsiveness for you. Its not for you, its for feeling less and considering other human more, at alarming time. Not to take that personally, they might just be remorseful about something about their life/ themselves.
So when people of any specific group other then your's, come to you. They actually have overcome that boundary within their own minds. They trust you fully or have faith in you, even before you give them any readings. Yes that's true. A person has to have a little amount of faith or trust in you before they step into your office or buy from you. So discriminating them would shatter them totally. Not just for their problems in life, but approaching a psychic consultant at all.
So stay non-discriminative for everyone who lands up in your office. Yes if at all you are not comfy with a certain type of people which might be criminals or somebody who has committed terrible sin's. Or maybe somebody who goes against your ethics or personal values. Then you can include that in your T & C. Which might stop them totally before they enter into your office.

3) Be a good Human (you'll automatically be a good Tarot Reader, someday)

Being a good human is very important when you are a Tarot Reader. Its actually a must for every profession. But as we're talking about Tarot Reader's here let me tell you why its a must.
People from all ages, and all sort of problems will come to you. From broken families, to people with relationship problems, people who are jobless, to the one's who are most depressed will be coming to your doorstep.
After all when you are happy and satisfied with your life, do you see a fortune teller at that time? Nopes, you'll have better things to do when good times are here. Fortune seers are approached with the most hesitating minds, who are helpless people. When they feel there's no way out and they feel only an expert will be able to guide them.
When you are a good human, you will be helping your clients to get support and comfort that they are not getting in their lives. You will become a good tarot reader with experience as you keep reading for people along with all the points discussed here. And people will keep pouring in when you are a good human!

4) Listen to your heart (rather then your logical mind or ego)

Listening to your heart is very important. Your heart chakra is the one that connects you to your intuition. If you keep listening to your logical mind. You'll be missing important clues from your intuitive side.
So many times I hear people say that didn't listen to their intuition and that's what led to a tarot reading going wrong and then later on when they got feedback that "something like this happened", BAM "that was what was coming to my mind" was what they felt.
Listening to your heart will save you so much drama being a Tarot reader. I would really want that you learn listening to your heart and not your monkey mind. So I have written a detailed guide how to do that. Here's where you can find it...

5) Focus on Internal & External signs, that you get during the reading -

Focus on signs that you get internally and externally during a reading. You might be making it so hard for yourself to just memorize the meanings of the cards. But mugging up the meanings of the cards isn't going to help you. Atleast it doesn't assure that you are gonna give accurate and reliable readings.
Your intuition gives you signs that are internal as well as external. So following your intuitive signs involves paying attention to what your internal and external signs say. If you just close your eyes to these signs trying hard to remember what the 5th card of Major arcana says. Then you are going to create a huge mess with your cards. And that's a sure shot way to not give a good reading.
To check more on how to listen to your intuition, check this.
To check Tarot Card meanings, check here.

6) Present the reading in a positive & uplifting way
A tarot reader who gives depressive and demotivating reading is a DISASTER. Yes you read it correctly. People who come to a psychic are the one's who already have a lot of it, what?? "depression and demotivation" you don't need to add something to it. OKAY!
Positive thinking is not the task only for motivators or life coaches. Every person into spiritual business also need to be motivating. For many reasons. First of all for giving people a positive reason to survive even though nothing around them seems to fall into right place. Then for yourself too. If you hold the negative ideas of giving advice. You're gonna get drained soon. If you give depressive idea to one client, that person had it only from one person. But remember you might have 4-5 clients in a day and if you stick to that stereotypic mode for hours you are going to get into depresion sooner then your clients.
For how long do you want your Tarot as profession to last for? If you are going to burn out every few days. You'll need to shut down your shop and start selling your tarot decks! sigh...
And the last important thing. If you are positive you'll actually give people a ray of hope. When they believe they'll get something out of staying positive that's where miracles start happening. And when you believes in something then you are going to achieve it. And they'll believe that that miracle happened due to your advice. Which will make them come to you all the more. The recipe to get Loyal Clients!! :)
[Ofcourse you're not gonna practice this just to get that mindset into people, that you can create miracles. They would get impressed initially, but when they don't see magic happening soon your charm is gonna fade away.]

7) Speak the truth (Worst thing you can give your clients is a false, made-up reading)
Having client's that are potantially feeling vulnerable, just a whiff of negative air might breakdown, and get into depression for a period of time. You might at times feel tongue tied when you see that what's coming up for them is something that's worst or a worse time. Or perhaps bad time that's gonna continue for a little more time.
Remember your Dharma(duty) as a Tarot Reader. You are 1st a person who gives people dependable predictions & advice. After that you are a supporter, motivator, and comforter.
Giving a false tarot reading just to make your clients feel good and relaxed is going to make them feel good for that moment. But when that doesn't turn out true, you're gonna loose a client. Though you were a good human being, you didn't be a good tarot reader and that's where you lost it.

8) Don't be a salesy professional


I know with as every profession you too have to earn being a Tarot Reader. But there's a difference between a money hungry Tarot Reader, and a tarot reader who wants to earn money by making a difference in lives of people. I understand money is important necessity. But don't make it your only purpose for doing Tarot.
Running after money being a Tarot professional will make you appear like "The fool" and behave also like a Fool. No wonder why Fool is the first card of Tarot pack :P
Not doing Tarot for money is an option, that everybody cannot take. Some tarot readers choose it as their only means of earning. And so you cannot do it for free that's totally okay. Yet there's a hairline difference between being salesy and being helpful. Watchout for that.

9) Pray for your clients (even the one's who are are careless, and bad)

As you are going to face clients with problems that might be huge and terrifying. Being just somebody who does predictions isn't going to work. As clients share their problems, tensions and stresses with you. Its very much likely that you'll feel down and helpless at times. Because you too now know their reasons of "stress."
But when you know their problems, though you cannot help them literally. You can always help them spiritually. Just Pray for them. Ask God to help them in a way that's good for them.
Never underestimate the power of praying. I'd once prayed for a couple needing money badly. And after they left my office they found someone who offered them $15000 right away. That amount didn't solve all of their problems all at once. But atleast their problems could be handled temporarily.
Also be aware not to share such extraordinary experiences with your clients, as they might take you to be some super powered being. When you pray its going to work. But we cannot guarantee in what way the prayer will be responded.

10) Be ready to embrace clients unconditionally

People from all walks of life, who have done all sorts of good and bad things, talking in any sort of accent or any tone might come to you. While clearly stating you own a right to be respected, is a must for your self respect. You also need to be aware that there are different ways and different words that are acceptable by people. And not all accept the same set of words as acceptable and same words as unacceptable. So what's disrespectful for you, might be totally ok language by some other people.
I once had a client who used to talk foul words as a daily part of his life. So it was very difficult for him to converse, if he wanted to talk to someone who was easily hurt by a single foul word that was  spoken out. He has issues about it.
So be watchful, as I said earlier learn to be a good listener. Listening in between words is important. People can insult without speaking a single foul word, and some people can say a whole bunch of bad words yet you might feel the warmth of being around them.
And yes one more thing. To choose to speak only in good words is your choice. If somebody else chooses to talk cuss words, you don't have to choose them.

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