How Often Can I Get a Tarot Reading?

by Theresa Reed on June 10, 2013


This month, I’m answering some of your biggest, gnarliest (and most common) questions about tarot.  

Today’s question: How often can I get a tarot reading?

Sometimes people will ask me this right after they’ve had their first reading.  And here’s my rule of thumb:

Give things time to percolate.  A little space between readings creates breathing room and allows space for events to unfold and for new questions to come to the surface.

With that in mind, for many people, once a year is enough.

Others like to visit their reader twice a year.

And some prefer to get quarterly readings.  

Ultimately, it depends on how much you have going on in your life.  For me, my life is quiet.  I’m in a stable marriage, my kids are grown and my career is solid.  Once a year is enough for me because there is not much change happening.

However, sometimes things may come up and I may find myself with a question or two.  If that happens, I may seek out an email reading from a trusted source to supplement my yearly reading (and yes, I will read for myself here and there but I do enjoy getting a different perspective from time to time).  

What you don’t want to do: hit the tarot every day with the same issue/question.  It doesn’t work like that.  When you are constantly pushing in that manner, tarot will simply shut down.  At least that has been my experience.  

Think of it like this: would you constantly badger a friend every single day on the same subject again and again?  If you pull that stunt, you’re probably not going to have too many friends.  

Treat your tarot like a good friend that you consult for guidance but leave your codependence at the door.

“I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert 

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2013

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