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?
Recently, during a Tarot Date, my client asked me a lot of "Yes or No" questions. And for the first time, in a long time... something strange occurred. Let's blog about it!
My clients questions were not answerable, using any other spread than the "5 Card YES or NO". I learned this spread from Angelo Nasios, I have no idea where he learned it. The structure is simple, if 3 of the 5 cards indicate YES... your answer is YES.
Having said that, I know that the spread is mathematically engineered to come out with a YES answer. Because of this, I require 4 of the 5 cards to say YES. So, you can understand that a "NO" answer is pretty rare.
My client said, "Ken, should I go out with Billy Bob?" I shuffled the cards and the answer was a 4 card NO. Strange to get a NO, but we moved on. My client then asked, "Ken, should I go out with Wallace?" I shuffled the deck and the response was a 4 card YES.
As I like to give the underdog another chance... we asked again about Billy. The EXACT SAME cards reappeared to say a 4 card NO! The exact cards from the first NO we received about him! Can you see how strange that is?!
It was so strange, I cleared the spread and asked again. You know, to see if the same cards would reappear.... They didn't; instead, the cards came back a 5 card NO. Clearly, the point was being made: NO to Billy.
Sorry, Billy... I tried!!!
Would you like to hear how Friday went?!?!
It went so well, I am still in shock.... I was asked to do Tarot during a VIP party the Friday night of ScareFest. Sadly, I wasn't given many details; aside from being told it was in the Thoroughbred Room and to bring my own table.
As I have never done a VIP party, nor have I ever read out in a PUBLIC place, I had no idea what to do. So, hubby and I created a GORGEOUS table!!! We had shawls, candles, and huge ass posters of my handsome face! It was gorgeous.
Once the doors were open, my table had a constant flow of people wanting to be read!!! The seat in-front of me was filled from 10pm-1:30a.m.! Everyone I read for was married and their spouses wanted read, too!!! it was truly awesome. I would read for the wives first and then the husbands! You know how very rare it is to read for a HUSBAND?!?! I was thrilled!
In the days leading up to the event, I had convinced my self that no-one would want read and that I would be like the punch bowl at prom... pretty, but useless. TOTALLY NOT WHAT HAPPENED!!! I was like a FABULOUS punch bowl that had been spiked with AWESOMENESS. And the people loved me.
I cannot begin to describe how incredibly grateful I am for having such a successful night!!! Officially, I have caught the convention/event bug!!! I simply can't wait to do it all again!!!
Recently, during a Tarot Date, I had the chance to remind someone of a very good lesson. The lesson was so valuable to my client that she gave me total authority to share the details of her reading. And while I respect that, I also respect the Gypsy-Fortune-Teller Rule... So, I have changed the names and details... to protect the guilty. Let's blog about it!!!
"Lucy" came to me, suspecting everyone around her of treachery and deceit. We did an Open-Analysis spread for her and sure enough, she was right. Several cards, most of which are my least favorite, pointed to happenings of betrayal. In light of this, I asked Lucy to confirm that she wanted the answers to the question she had posed. She consented and we started a VERY heavy reading.
Sadly, Lucy had recently lost a loved one. As expected, foes - under the guise of friends, came to Lucy to offer their condolences. Their true intentions were so well hid, Lucy lost site of who to trust. Cards like, The MOON popped-up... indicating confusion between her reality and her intuition. And as we all know, very little benefit comes from this internal conflict.
The Eight of Wands and Ten of Swords were in her reading, shining light to the fact that most of her betrayal was happening through messages. She confirmed, telling me that the betrayal was happening on Facebook... behind her back. She also went on to tell me that some of her friends were hanging out with someone who was in direct opposition to her.
"I don't know who to trust, Ken. It seems like everyone around me has another bomb they are dropping on me. I don't know who all is involved. How do I know who to trust?"
So, I told her what my Granny always said, "Honey, you can tell who they are by the company they keep... birds of a feather DO flock together." Does this mean I judge others based on the company they keep? Not entirely. I rather like to approach the entire flock with caution... MAJOR caution!
After completing her reading, Lucy figured out her situation. She decided that she would keep herself at a distance from them. Whenever someone comes to her with drama, she will correct them and excuse herself. AND I LOVE THAT!
So, just in case you forgot... birds of a feather DO flock together!!!