The other day when I finished a Tarot reading for a lovely, luminous, open-hearted new client, she said to me, “Thank you for not judging me.”.
That left me speechless for a moment, and I offered a clumsy reply, but I was really moved.
All I could think was how beautiful and brave she is, and who the heck am I to judge anyone and what they are going through in their lives.
This is certainly not the first time a client has said this, or something similar, to me.
When people come for a Tarot reading, they tell me so much. I am honoured that they make themselves so open and vulnerable, and their trust is something sacred to me.
I NEVER talk about what people say to me in their readings. Everything goes in the vault.
And, it isn’t the place of a Tarot reader to judge the person they are reading for.
Tell your client/querent honestly what you see in the cards, and let them make their own judgements.
Don’t assume that you know what they want, what they feel, what option would be “best” for them.
Tell them what you see, ask and answer questions, stay in a place of compassion at all times.
Reading Tarot for someone else is a sacred thing. Of course, it doesn’t have to be heavy, it can fun and inspiring and playful.
But, keep in mind, the person you are sitting with may be telling you something that they haven’t ever spoken aloud to another soul. They may be scared, confused, or girding themselves up for making a decision that will change their lives. Honour that.
Keep your own opinions and judgement out of it, share the information that you see in the cards with honesty and kindness, and always treat people’s privacy as a non-negotiable sacred trust.
Keep this in mind when you read for others, and when you are choosing a Tarot reader for yourself.