tarot profession

Hillary Parry and I are doing a joint venture on our blogs where we give a little peek on the truth of what it means to do this work – full time or part time. Be sure to read her take on Reality Check: What it’s really like working as a part time tarot reader. […]

Should I let people touch my tarot cards?

by Theresa Reed on June 24, 2015

I’m always up to answering some of your biggest, gnarliest (and most common) questions about tarot.   Today’s question: should I let people touch my tarot cards? This is a matter of personal preference and it might depend on how you are planning to use the deck. For example, if this is a deck solely […]

If you are a Tarot card reader (or any professional intuitive for that matter), at some point, you might find yourself working with a client who wants to talk about a serious illness. Whether they are dealing with the illness themselves or asking about a loved one, this is a subject that must be handled […]

Every tarot reader, both newbie and pro, at one time may come across a person who wants to throw some shade. This could be a well-meaning loved one who doesn’t believe in tarot, a disgruntled client, an envious peer or just a tarot hater. So they make a snarky remark (often disguised as “advice”).  Their […]

Reading Tarot for Famous People

by Theresa Reed on January 21, 2015

Ever read tarot for a famous person? I’m not talking about “celebrity predictions”. If you want to do those, that’s up to you. I’m talking about a big time star coming to you for a tarot reading. For some tarot readers, that day may come.  If it never does, that’s perfectly fine. Your work is not […]

Ten Things to Never Say to Your Tarot Reader

by Theresa Reed on August 20, 2014

In this line of work, you hear it all.  Including a whole lotta ignorant statements. If you want to avoid opening your mouth and saying something that might be construed as super offensive and rude, check out this list of the ten things to never say to your tarot reader: “I really don’t believe in any […]

The hardest tarot reading ever

by Theresa Reed on July 9, 2014

The hardest tarot reading ever goes something like this:  a woman wants to know if he’s going to leave his skank of a girlfriend (her words, not mine) and come back to her. The cards show a not-so-pretty picture.  (Sorry, but trying to spin the Three of Swords as a good thing is not how […]

How To Read Tarot at a Coffee Shop

by Theresa Reed on January 22, 2014

Reading tarot professionally but don’t have an office or a space in your home for seeing clients?   You may want to consider meeting them at a coffee shop. Most have an inviting atmosphere, which is why they are such popular meeting places.   It’s also a safe spot if you are leery about meeting […]

How To Read Tarot When Your Life is a Mess

by Theresa Reed on January 8, 2014

Truth #1: The best tarot reading comes from a grounded, present reader. Truth #2:  If your personal life is a chaotic shit show, it may bleed through in your work (warning: this truth may also apply to any profession, not just tarot readers).  This can lead to a lack of focus, projection, or a tainted […]

How To Treat Your Tarot Clients Right

by Theresa Reed on June 17, 2013

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post called “How To Not Piss Off Your Tarot Reader”. I thought it was a necessary article because business boundaries are a common issue in the tarot biz world. But did you think I was only going to be an advocate for tarot readers?  Nope – I […]