# 1 Work on yourself
To give good advice, it is not enough to know everything about Tarot and its meanings. We must face our fears, our inner ghosts, and face the Immortal Arcana.
Nothing helps more than setting a good example, so if you want to help others, follow your advice first.
So when someone asks you for advice, your reading will not be cold and flat but filled with empathy.
# 2 Before each reading, do the centring
If you have ever practiced any sport, you know that you need to warm up before any game or competition, or you will not be able to give your best, and you will risk getting hurt.
In the readings, it is the same, and you cannot throw yourself into reading the Tarot “cold.”
Kasamba daily tarot reading is an intuitive process. It requires that your intuitive channels are free from mental conditioning, from your tiredness, your day, your problems, your ego.
Please take a few minutes before each reading to create a relaxed state of mind, where you let go of everything you don’t need and allow your intuitive side to be free to express itself.
Furthermore, this allows you to recover energy between one reading and the next.
# 3 welcomes the person
Reading does not begin when you turn the cards. It starts much earlier and ends much later.
When a consultant comes to you, for him to get the best from your reading, he must feel at ease, free to express himself, safe. Understood and not judged.
The smile with which you welcome him, how you invite him to sit down, how you respect his times and spaces, how you tune into his way of communicating will be fundamental.
Don’t jump right into mixing your Tarot cards, don’t be in any hurry because the first impact people make of you will determine many things later.
# 4 Define the rules of the game
Each consultant has a different idea of what the Tarot is.
Many people are convinced that Death, the Devil or the Tower are certainly nefarious cards, that the Tarot only serves to predict the future and other urban legends.
So it is essential, before starting the reading, to remember not to take anything for granted and to remove any fear of the consultant about what will happen next.
You must be clear that there are no bad cards in the Tarot and that if they come out, you will explain their symbolic value, that you will not answer questions about health, that the consultant can ask you questions without fear of intervening and everything that you consider important so that the reading is carried out in the best way.
Anything you don’t specify can be misunderstood, so take the time to define the game’s rules before starting. After that, it will be late.
#5 doesn’t take yourself too seriously.
I think that irony (and especially self-irony) is one of the most powerful strategies to put a person at ease and lower the tension level of reading.
The Arcana are already powerful and serious in themselves. There is no need to make it burdensome, so when you feel that the tension is cut with the knife, joke and play with the consultant to allow him to download.
Many readers don’t do it because they think it’s a downplaying of the sacredness of the moment. I believe that sacredness is not necessarily seriousness and solemnity.
Even joking with intelligence can say very emotionally powerful things.
#6 explains the spread
After you have shuffled (or mixed) the cards and spread them in the spread, you have chosen for your reading, explain and summarize to the consultant the meaning of each of the positions on the space. Otherwise, you will have difficulty in being followed.
Reading is like a story, a wonderful tale, and your task is to accompany you by the hand along the way.
The more you make the route easier to follow, and the more engaging the story will be.
# 7 asks the right questions
Reading shouldn’t be a monologue.
The change is internal to the consultant, and to make it happen, you have to make the person able to restructure his perspective of reality.
Nothing more than a wise question at the right moment can change one’s point of view.
# 8 gives concrete examples
Tarot cards are fascinating, dreamlike and philosophical, but the questions are that. Will ask if you will probably be very practical. So do not speak only for maximum systems, but give practical and concrete examples, perhaps talking about your life or giving exercises that the consultant can do alone in a pragmatic way.
As they say, an ounce of application is worth more than a kilo of abstraction.
# 9 in the end, sum it up
A reading can touch on many points, but it should end clearly and concisely.
At the end of the reading, make a recap of what has been said so that the person has everything clear and can act immediately to create their inner change.
Make sure the person is emotionally well and knows how to act.
# 10 Give thanks
Whether you have done reading to a friend, relative, companion rather than a stranger, remember that someone has decided to get involved, trusting you and sharing a piece of his life with you. Also, he has given you what more precious to him exists: his time.
Don’t miss the chance to let him feel how grateful you are for this honour.
As you have seen, the interpretation of the cards is only a small part of a Tarot reading, so do not devote your energy only to knowing the cards, but try to have an overview.
Make the experience something unique, not just a symbology lesson.