Dear Lovely Young Reader,
I remember the first time I picked up a tarot deck so many moons ago. The anticipation, the curiosity, the nervousness…..would they be hard to learn? Would the cards be creepy? Would I really be able to see my future?
Little did I know then that those 78 cards would soon become an very important role in my life…they became my source of livelihood.
It didn’t even come into my mind then that someone could make a living reading tarot. In fact, I had other plans (artist, chef, bon vivant). But here I am, over thirty years since I first laid hands on a tarot deck – working full time as a professional tarot reader.
Perhaps you are just starting to read tarot. Or maybe you’ve been at it a while and people tell you that you are good. And maybe…just maybe in the back of your mind you wonder – could I do this professionally?
When you ponder that question, what do you feel? Maybe you don’t think it’s possible (I didn’t). Maybe you think you can’t because you don’t know how to run a business. Maybe you have had people tell you to “get a real job” and that left you feeling discouraged. Or perhaps you think that you are too young to be dispensing life advice. I’ve been there, believe me. I get those fears.
But I’m here to tell you that you can do it. In fact, we need you. The average age of professional readers is over 45 (I’m in that group too). We will retire one day and people will need new readers to take our place.
I don’t intend to work forever. In fact, I still have a bon vivant agenda on the horizon. So please, don’t wait. Don’t hold off until you think you are “good enough” or “old enough” or whatever. You’ll learn more by just jumping into the tarot water (plus you’ll develop a thick skin quicker – and you’ll need that, trust me).
Start now while you are raw, hungry and still full of curiosity and passion.
Reach out to your elders – we don’t bite. Step right up and don’t be intimidated. If you are really scared, we are here for you (and remember – we were once like you, young and full of trepidation so we know how you feel).
We need you. Grab your cards. The professional tarot world is waiting for you with open hearts, arms and minds.