Considering the depth that Astrology goes into, and the accuracy of prashna (horary) Astrology, it would seem unnecessary for me to dip into intuitive card readings. However, when I’ve pulled cards for myself and clients in the past, I was often surprised at their accuracy. Yet…I was skeptical. It was hard to fully trust something that didn’t have charts to analyze and tested techniques to apply. But what I’ve found is that even though cards cannot go to the depth of Astrology, they’re great for quickly getting to the heart of the matter.
When done with the right mindset, intuitive card reading is a mighty tool. The energetic “force” of focus and intention, and the help of Spirit (when invoked) helps draw an intuitive person to the cards that contain the answers. Not all readers ask for assistance from a form of spirit (angels, guides, or even a Deity), but this is how Divination was traditionally conducted, and it’s the approach I personally take.
I’ve been so impressed with cards this past year that I’m adding it to my list of services. But, I also wanted to share what makes for a good card reading session:
Hopefully someone insightful with a talent for extracting wisdom and meaning from various images and symbols. Someone who has taken the time to develop their intuition and learn to work with it so they can “tune in” to the guidance offered and choose the right cards.
The reader should be open and not let their own opinions conflict with what the cards are revealing. Just like a translator, they don’t omit information because they think it sounds silly or won’t make sense to the querent. That is for the querent to decide. A good reader does not offer grandiose overestimations and knows how to talk about challenging cards with grace.
I don’t consider all decks to be equal. Today, there are many decks to choose from and new decks are made all the time. Many of them just aren’t well-rounded enough to address all situations very well. Much of the art for modern decks, while pretty, lack symbolism. Some decks will be better suited for certain questions than others. The Tarot remains one of the best because its 78 cards are designed in a way that give specific information over a broad range of topics. I also adore the I Ching, but I am partial to everything ancient. Many of the decks being created now will fade out of fashion, but there is a reason the I Ching still stands thousands of years later.
Since the reader gets guidance from the cards, it’s beneficial to stick to one deck long enough to develop a relationship with those cards. By “relationship” I mean: experience seeing which cards come up for different situations. The more practice a reader has with the same deck, the more accurate their interpretation of those cards.
Ideally, the querent has a strong emotional investment in their question. When there isn’t a strong investment in the question, the information comes through cloudy. Also, if someone has too many questions, usually there isn’t one that is a high priority with adequate emotional investment. A person needs to be solid in what question they want answered. Framing the question well is also important. For instance, instead of asking “Will I ever get a better job or find love?” a better question is, “What can I do right now to help me get a better job or relationship?” The reader should help the querent phrase their question in a way that is most beneficial.
When the right ingredients are present, the results are impressive. When I ask questions about finance, I get cards that specifically talk about money. When I ask if I should take action, I get cards that specifically say “wait” or “go for it.” If I ask about relationships, cards about attraction, love, or something else relevant comes up.
I wanted to offer this service as an option for people with specific questions who may not need a whole chart reading. If you are interested in an intuitive card reading from me, you can book one here.