How do I read the In-Depth Tarot Readings that Clients Order on Our Website?
For me, it’s super important that each and every client I work with has a great experience. So that’s why I have created a list of literally ALL the steps I go through with each and every client- from the second they book me to the very last e-mail after the reading and beyond.
When You Place an Order
Check Paypal to see that they did indeed pay.
*If they did not, respond to the request with explanation of how the tarot reading works and the payment process via Paypal.
Check the email to make sure I have a clear idea of what the tarot reading will be focused on (what is their question or what area of their life do they want to focus on).
*If there is no question or the question is unclear, respond asking for clarification or focus.
Question/Focus of the Reading is Clear
Respond to the request, letting them know you received their order and will have their reading to them within 24 hours.
This is also the time when I make it clear that I will be busy for the next hour for the actual reading.
Setting up for the reading
The altar itself for my tarot readings is an old, cube steamer trunk that has be decoupaged with Jane Austen tarot cards. This was done because I had lost cards from this deck and the deck wasn't one I read for others because very few friends or clients resonate with my love of Jane Austen. So, when the deck was broken, I decided to use it for art pieces (which is what I normally do with broken or damaged decks). The deck matched the feel of the trunk with its vintage look and blue floral wallpaper.
Over the altar is laid an altar cloth. The cloth changes from season to season, my moon, the deck I use, etc. This is done for energy, to protect the cards, and so that when I do take pictures of the cards the spread I've done isn't confused with the Jane Austen tarot decoupage on the trunk.
Connecting with the Querent
Choosing a Spread
Reading the Shuffle
*Did a card fall out?
Sometimes during a shuffle or even cutting and laying out the cards a card will fall out. I ALWAYS read this card in the reading. I take these random cards as messages from the Divine that need to be taken into account for the client and the entire situation.
The Tarot Layout
Laying out the cards happens pretty quickly and without incident (this was not the case when I had a cat who wanted to snuggle the altar and tarot every time I had a client reading). I lay all the cards out at once. I know some readers lay out a card at a time and read that way but I find doing this task all at once allows me to see both the big picture and the details - no forest is lost for the trees this way.
Reading the Cards
During this time while the cards are out, I look at the entire reading, taking the image in like a painting at a museum. The entire reading tells a story just like each individual card does. I consider what the story looks like - is it a romance or a thriller? A drama? I then go row by row, card by card and read into the details with my client and their question in mind.
Before I send out the email, I re-read it and check in with myself. It is my biggest desire to make sure each client is getting as much information and advice as I can give.
I then send out the reading with blessings and a welcome to each client to feel free to ask any questions about the cards I've laid out.
If the client has questions I take my time to review the reading and we work on where things might not be clear. However, if their questions range outside of the reading, we discuss either 1 or 2 more card draws for an additional charge or purchasing another reading if the topic is separate from the last one.
Lastly, after reading is received and questions are answered, I send a thank you to the client for being such a great customer.
I also love to see how clients are doing and how my reading has benefited their lives since we last spoke. This really reminds me of why I love my job - the results.