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October 5th, 2009

chasingthestar: (Yuna High Priestess)
Monday, October 5th, 2009 04:09 pm
I don't often get to read for people who aren't close friends or housemates. So, when I was asked to bring my tarot cards to a housewarming party that was being hosted by some people my partner knows from school, I jumped at the chance.  My partner, I'll call her R., suggested that I bring three or four decks and let people choose which one they wanted me to read with, so I pulled my Universal Waite, Fantastical Creatures, Gilded, and Arthruian decks off the shelf and put them in a non-descript bag. 

I ended up reading for between seven and ten people (I lost count) before the night was through.  It was an eye-opening experience, to say the least.  I read for some people who had never had a tarot reading before, but I also read for a girl who pulls a card for herself every day (that last one made me nervous, but it ended up going very well).  I read for very rational people and very emotional people, and I think that I was able to do a good job for every single one of them.  I even had someone tell me something along the lines of, "It's easy to be skeptical, but I see how that could be really useful," and another person told me, "That was more helpful than the psychic I went to once, and I paid her..."  I read about pets and boyfriends and romance and family problems... and even when I wasn't sure I was being terribly helpful or specific, people were telling me that what I was saying was pretty accurate. I just... said what I saw in the cards as it related to what they'd already told me, and went with the flow.  I even ended up "making up" a short three-card spread at the end of one of the readings to get at a specific issue that the person I was reading for wanted to know about... and it seemed to really help her see some possibilities that were already available to her in the situation. (For the record, it was one card for what she needed in a conflict, one card for what the person she had a conflict with needed, and one card for something she could do to difuse the conflict so that both of them could get along. The results of that little spread were... extremely on-point.)

Things to do next time: )