How to do an email tarot reading

It was suggested that I do a how I do tarot readings blog post. I never thought about it before. It didn’t occur to me that this might be interesting to some. Well, here I am. These are the steps I take when I do an email reading for others. When I read for myself, there are fewer steps.

How to do a tarot email reading

First, I create a clear space. I believe a cluttered space can create a muddled reading. I’m not a naturally neat business, so my area isn’t perfect.

I reread the question and any info about the querent. Before I do the reading, I’ve already glanced at the reading. But now is the time I concentrate on the question and whatever information the querent shared with me.

Then I create a spread. Sometimes I write the spread down. Recently, I’ve been using my computer to type out a spread. I go through my crystals to decide what to hold over my third eye chakra. I usually choose between amethyst, lapis lazuli, fluorite, moonstone or azurite. The one I use the most is azurite. I hold it over my third eye (between the eyebrows) for as long as I feel is needed while slowly breathing in and out.

I meditate for 3 minutes while still using the crystal. I used to meditate for 12 minutes for each reading, but I found that to be excessive. So I created my own meditation (it can be found in the resource library - free for email subscribers).

crystals for intuition

After I meditate, I start shuffling the cards while thinking about the querent and the person’s question.

Then I hold my left hand over the cards and repeat the question. I do this because the left hand is supposed to have the most intuition.

I shuffle three times. Then I pull the number of cards I need from the top of the deck. For example, if I planned a three card spread, I draw 3 cards from the top of the deck.

I look at the spread. Does anything jump out? Are there mostly swords or pentacles? Are the majority of the cards Major Arcana? Etc. Sometimes I write it or type these thoughts out. Other times I just keep it in the back of my mind.

Then I put everything together and do the reading. These days I tend to type things out. I used to write. I don’t feel like I lose anything by using my computer.

And that’s it. It seems like a little long when I type it out, but it used to be longer when I was starting because I was a bit unsure of myself.

Thank you for reading!

Top 5 Tarot Books

  1. Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth by Benebell Wen - I don’t use all her meanings of the cards in my practice, but I find the book pack full of knowledge. There are helpful spreads, the history of tarot, ideas on how to start a tarot journal, useful keywords to learn tarot and more.

  2. The Ultimate Guide to Tarot: A Beginner's Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot by Liz Dean I renewed this book 3 times at the library. I eventually bought it because I had to have it. It is a gorgeous book. There are many original spreads in the book. There are tarot meanings for each card. There are also astrological associations and tree of life positions for each card. This book is easy to understand, and you will want to go back to it repeatedly. This is an excellent book for a beginner.

  3. Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers by T. Susan Chang I would suggest this book to intermediate and advanced tarot readers. It covers correspondences for the major arcana. The book goes over using elemental correspondences for all cards. It covers astrology, Kabbalistic correspondences, and teaches you how to put it all together. This is a great reference book to own. There are several tables and charts, so like most of the books listed, I would recommend the print version instead of the Kindle version.

  4. Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards by Michelle Tea If you like learning things through peoples personal experiences, you’ll love this book. She has a lot of stories to share. There is a story for each tarot card that will help you understand the card better. The only thing I don’t like about this book is that there are no mention of reversals.

  5. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot: A Comprehensive Guide by Anthony Lewis This book is good for a beginner or intermediate tarot reader. The author teaches by telling stories. He covers reversals, symbolism, and the meaning of each card.

What are your favorite tarot books? Comment below!

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