I’ve been studying Tarot and doing simple readings for about six years now. For the last year, though, I’ve been studying in much greater depth, and my readings have developed tremendously more depth and nuance, and as a result, I’ve decided to take my journey into Tarot even further. I’m contemplating doing some professional Tarot readings, either online or in person, and am developing my skills and resources to make that possible. And I’d like your help, dear readers!
If you are someone who has or would get a professional reading: What do you want to know about a Tarot reader before you decide to work with her? How would you evaluate different readers and decide who to work with?
If you read Tarot, privately or professionally: What advice or suggestions do you have? How did you know you were ready to do readings for the public? What did you wish someone had told you when you were starting out or considering it?
I’ve investigated certification, but for the time being, I don’t see that certification would necessarily provide querents with valuable information about my knowledge and skill, and I don’t see that the organizations offering certification do enough to help their members to justify the high costs of advanced certification. I’d especially like to hear others’ perspectives on this admittedly controversial issue.
I have become a member of the American Tarot Association, which is an educational group, and I’m going to be developing my own code of ethics and a set of frequently needed explanations. I’d like your feedback on those as I work through them, too. I look forward to your company and advice as I try to take my Tarot further!