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These are in no particular order. I thought it might be fun to do a top ten list. So here are my top ten reasons why you should not get a reading.
1. My doctor said I have “X”. I just wanted to get a second opinion.
Your Tarot consultant is not your medical professional unless they have a medical degree. Any Tarot professional who makes medical diagnoses without referring you to a doctor is, in my not so humble opinion, unethical.
Using divination alone to diagnose and treat illness is wrong. I actually will not do health readings. I will read the cards if a health issue comes up, but the question asked cannot be about health.
2. Does she/he love me?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the answer is in the question most of the time when you ask a yes or no question. This one tells me that you already aren’t sure so something is wrong somewhere.
Better to ask “What do I need to know about my current relationship?” That way you are going to get a more productive answer.
3. Is she/he having an affair?
First, see question two. Second, this question asks me to spy. I’m a Tarot consultant not a private investigator, y’all.
4. Will I find a job?
Now, I am happy to do consultations on “what is the best job” or “where should I look for employment” but the yes/no of this question makes it one not to ask. Again, the question tells me that my seeker feels very insecure. That’s okay! We all feel insecure. But in this case, rephrasing the question helps.
5. Will they ask me to marry them?
This is a combination of two and three because it shows the questioner isn’t sure of their partner. Plus? It’s asking me to spy on someone again.
6. Will I die?
Yes. You will die. I will die. We will all die. It’s a fact of life. I won’t answer this one. And, yes, I’ve had people ask this.
7. Will my football team win?
This one is a throw-away question. I mean I could certainly answer it and charge you for it. However, we are talking about an event where so many others are involved. I believe we all have free choice. What the cards say today could be changed by one team member’s choice tomorrow.
8. Which lover should I choose?
Here’s one I’ve done a lot of readings on. Yet I list it on my list of questions not to ask. What the hell, Arwen?
It goes back to my feeling of free will. I get a bit anxious telling someone to dump person A for person B. What if B shapes up down the road? LOL the trials and tribulations of a Pisces Tarot consultant.
9. What advice does my dearly departed have for me?
This one feels invasive to me. Now don’t read me wrong here. I can and do read for the dead. All. The. Time. They show up unasked, uncalled, and sometimes unwanted when I read. I’ve had grandfathers waving butcher knives and people not even related to my querent show up. Inevitably there’s a message, but can you imagine how “entertaining” it is to ask someone, “So, do you know a short dude in an apron who might be mad at you? He’s waving a really big knife.”
10. What are the winning lottery numbers?
Darlings, if I knew that, I’d be doing readings from a beach on Fiji. When I felt like it.
I am in control of my own life. I make the best possible choices for my future self. I accept that I am here and now in this moment. I trust in the Universe to lead me forward. I breathe in joy. I exhale doubt. I am the captain of my own fate. Loved and loving, I love each of you.
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!
By the way, do you have any good reasons NOT to get a reading that I left out? Let me know in the comments.
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