I am humbled by the number of people that have willingly allowed me to look into their secrets to help untangle their problems as well as help them get what they want. Even when dealing with skeptics! When you finally make the change from reading tarot for yourself to reading tarot for others, the portals you open don't just concern you. You are taking the ancient art of cartomancy and making it available for others. Even though the tarot is readily available for everyone, it takes discipline and dedication to this art to be ready to help others. In a way, it helps with your karmic work as well as builds up some dharma, should you be doing it right. Keep it simple, keep it direct, and most importantly, answer their questions. Don't let the querent walk away with doubts in their mind. Offer them clarity!

It is important to maintain the notion that tarot is a game present when talking to other people. As mentioned in A Different Kind of Religious Tolerance, it is important to keep that notion in mind when approaching the subject of tarot with others.

Ask their spiritual guides for permission to read. This practice is very important, and it is the one that most tarot readers overlook. Think of it as an equivalent to entering the querent's house when they are not present and re-arranging the furniture in their house. In the world of metaphysics, one should ask for permission out of respect. It is said that we could the querent things that they are not meant to hear and that could affect the spiritual work that the querent's guide is doing.

Engage them. This is not a monologue. It will give you a better measure of accuracy as well as an opportunity to click with the querent more deeply.

Don't assume that you know all the details. Remember that even though you may already be familiar with the situation, it is not likely you have been told the full story. Furthermore, it could be possible that the querent isn't even aware of everything. The purpose in this situation is to find insight and disclose secrets that may be floating around. If you go into it with the notion that it should be easy because you have already been told much of the situation, it is known as bias.

Everyone is entitled to their secrets. Don't disclose what you find out to others. It is an honor that someone you know entrusts you with all of their secrets, and you should treat it as such. Sometimes people think it's okay to talk about the things you see because the cards "have made it public". The fact that you had access to that information does not mean you should share it. You're dealing with somebody's personal life.

Remind them that they can change their destiny if they don't like it. We are channelers of messages, but those messages are never final. The querent has the choice of changing what they have just heard. Each person carves out their own path.

Encourage them to reach out for their dreams. If you sense hesitation or insecurity, and you find that the cards are screaming for them to go on (The Fool, The World) in most cases, motivate them! Sometimes all someone needs is a final push in the right direction.

I hope you have found this article interesting whether you are a novice, an experienced reader, or a curious voyeur. If you should have any questions, feel free to comment!


  1. Hello,

    Tarot reading revolves around the belief that the cards used to gain insight into the past, current and possible future situations of the subject. This card is doing readings for friends and relatives probably the kind of tarot. Thanks a lot....

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  2. Of course! I use my tarot as a tool of empowerment and awareness with which my friends and relatives can better shape their lives. I have other articles for reading for yourself, and reading for people you don't know as well.

    In case you read this, I'd like to add that the vast majority of my clients are unknown to me. As an online psychic, I don't really know who is on the other side of the screen.