On Ethony’s website, she has a list of the ten questions every tarot reader should answer. I don’t think I’ve done this one before, so I thought I’d go ahead and add it into the other tarot quizzes that I’ve done on here.
1. Were you mentored, or were you self-taught?
Both? I’d say it is both. Lenormand has been a part of my life throughout my entire childhood and upward. I did not start working with RWS until my early teens, and I have alternated between help from Z and doing my own research in all the years since then.
2. Are you a psychic or a Tarot reader?
Again… Both? I don’t really consider it being “a psychic”, but I read the tarot intuitively 96% of the time. BUT, I have a foundation of book learning behind beneath my feet, and I tap into that in my readings, even when reading intuitively, if for no other reason than to compare what I’m getting intuitively from the cards to the traditional meanings.
3. Are your predictions accurate, and is accuracy important to you?
I don’t usually set out to do predictive readings, although it does happen. I find that accuracy isn’t something I really concern myself with in predictive reading, though. Reason being is that even just being -aware- of what might transpire can change the future, and thus what -could- happen that’s read in the reading is averted/diverted due to the knowledge gained IN said reading. It’s a Catch22. Is it accurate and you changed your future? Or was it inaccurate all along? Unable to know one way or another? I just don’t worry about it and read what I see.
4. Is there anything you can’t predict in a reading?
Can’t? Lotto numbers. Also, absolute certain, set in concrete predictions of events or situations that cannot be changed or diverted. This is not really how things work in my experience. Yes, sometimes things happen just as predicted. Sometimes you take action to ensure a different outcome. The future is fluid until the moment it becomes the past.
5. Do you use only Tarot, or are you multi-disciplinary?
Okay…. so lets see if I can manage a complete list. Lenormand, Oracle, Playing Cards, Tarot, Charm Casting, Pendulum, Stick & Pebble Casting (which includes not just sticks and pebbles, but also items such as tiny acorns and cones, tree nettles, thorns, etc found in nature), Runes… hm, I think that’s it. I would also like to try orb scrying, but the only sphere so far I’ve found that speaks to me is a bit out of my price range at the moment.
6. Is the message in the cards, or in your head?
In my…. in my…. hm. The messages are in my solar plexus and delve inward and upward to emerge in the hollows of my collar bones to travel just beneath the skin up to the spot just behind my earlobes, then forward into my mouth. My brain finds them there and translates them into something I can understand and communicate.
7. Are you a priest or a fortune-teller?
Neither. I’m an intuitive that uses the cards to find the inner voice I just can’t hear well enough without them.
8. Are you a fixer or a looker?
Both. Sometimes I’m just looking. Sometimes, I’m looking for a reason. Sometimes? That reason is because I want to help, heal, or fix in some way.
9. Do you read for free, or for fee?
In the past I have read for money. It was a good supplement to my income at the time. Since my change in ability to communicate, I have only read for myself and for free for loved ones. I am open to the possibility of trying remote readings using writing as a medium to communicate, although I’m not sure how interested people are in something like that considering how many other options for readings are out there.
(Edit: I did some face to face for-hire readings while away on my recent trip, and it wasn’t too bad, although the communication was definitely a hurdle to work with.)
10. Is there anything you won’t predict in a reading?
Death. Nor do I do mediumship, as it’s just not in my wheelhouse. I don’t give readings on shit that the querent should be going to a licensed professional for either.