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Shitty Tarot Clients


This week's prompt is " do you think there are people who are not good candidates for having their cards read? Are there some people who are?"


This might be a tad controversial, but I do think there are some folks who should lay off the readings. A couple of years ago I used to read tarot for one of those psychic hotline websites. I was Madam Veronica, hah! and many of the folks that I read for there were looking for band-aid answers to their problems.

If you're using tarot, or any other divination method as an unhealthy coping mechanism, or crutch, then I think that's when professional consultation or therapy needs to take place.


I don't say that lightly, and I know therapy isn't accessible for all. But relying on tarot reading after tarot reading to affirm that the man you see on your morning commute on the public bus is your soulmate when you haven't spoken two words to each other isn't healthy. And those are the types of scenarios I would have with those clients.

There are readers out there - looking at you hotlines - that would gladly take your money and tell you what you want to know. There are a few readers, such as myself, who would try to get to the heart of the matter and try to empower and actually read the cards for self-development.

That's not what those folks want to hear though, and so the hotline gig wasn't a right fit for me.


On the flip side if you check in with tarot in a healthy way to gain insight, to journal, to grow, to use the shadow work in order to better yourself, then I think things sound just fine.


Like with anything there need to be healthy boundaries in place, I suppose. I'd love to hear comments on this down below!

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