Not so recently, I read for someone who was in trouble. He was sad, overwhelmed, and lost in his pain. I did what I could for him, but it wasn't enough, let's blog about it.
When you read Tarot professionally, you meet certain people who are in desperate need of help. You read their cards, you give guidance and still, the client falls apart.
For me, I always feel that it's my fault. Even though I do my best and try as hard as I can, I still feel like I should have done more; or, I feel that there was more that I could have said. I do my best to not take it personally. But still, I take part of the responsibility.
As a Tarot Reader, you can only go off of what the cards say and any intuitive information that you may receive. To make up things, or throw your own opinion in, is not part of the job. Intuitive information and my own opinion are not the same things. The client isn't paying you to listen and pretend to be their Therapist, or girlfriend. They are paying you to interpret the meaning of those cards, not give random advice.
So when he came to me with problems, I did my best to address them and help him on his path to happiness. Days later, I received the news that his world had fallen apart. Every prediction made came true, but in the worst possible ways.
Since that time, I have tried to reach out to him. Sadly, he has been unavailable or has been busy with additional issues.
Did I fail? Did I mess up? I'm not sure. All I know is that my heart still hurts for him. Every day, I whisper a little prayer for him and pray that he surmounts his obstacles. Aside from offering my continued support and love, what more can I do?