Greetings to all my Tarot Friends Around The World,
You will have noticed that I have not given many direct Health Interpretations for the individual Cards so far. Some have been generally given as we proceeded through the Lessons, with the remaining Health Interpretations to be supplied at the end of each Part of The Course. This has been to discourage you from rushing in and giving Health Readings to friends and family until you are more comfortable with the Cards. Health Readings are always a dodgy area to get into, and as a Tarot Reader you are quite within your rights to exclude Health Readings from your practice if you feel uncomfortable in this area.
If you do decide to do Health Readings, make sure that anyone enquiring about having a reading done is informed as to the type of Reader you are in advance. If you tell it as you see it, then inform the Querant and ask as to whether they will be comfortable with your directness. Some Querants want to ask after their parent’s health and even their children’s yet fail to understand the implications or consequences of hearing potentially bad news. I regularly have Querants who when asked if there is anything else they would like to look at before the Reading is over, want to know if their kids are healthy. I generally try to talk them out of it because what if something does come up in the Cards? Can I be sure it is correct? Can I trust my interpretation of it? So how do you deal with the Querant once Nasty Cards have come out? How do you backtrack?
Let me tell you that the Querant may never have laid eyes on a Deck of Tarot before, but going on the basis of the Collective Unconscious, Symbols and Archetypes, they will instantly identify ‘Bad Cards’ as soon as they see them without you having to point them out. They will look frightened and ask you to put their mind at rest, which of course you may not be able to do. You see, when they ask these questions casually, just as a Filler-in a Reading, and not the main reason they came to you, they are only expecting to be told that their kids are happy and healthy so they can go merrily on their way home. However, their life and peace of mind can be seriously affected by the stress and worry over a Tarot Reading that may or may not be right.
There are times however, when a parent comes for a Tarot Reading specifically to enquire about a son or daughter who they are concerned about. This is different but should be handled very cautiously too. No allegations or rash judgements should be made in the Reading and if you see trouble or Health Problems in the Cards then the ‘softly, softly’ approach is best. Hint at or allude to possible things you may see in the Cards but be 100% certain about nothing. Remember, unless you are suitably trained you could get into serious trouble giving medical advice or diagnosis to someone who is pressurising you into saying something, not to mention the distress you will also cause.
The Health Meanings for The Court Cards and The Major Arcana will be supplied at the end of their Modules. Any relevant Cards will be added to the Health Card Combination Page.
- DEFINE THE TYPE OF READER YOU ARE IN ADVANCE – IF YOU DON’T DO HEALTH READINGS, SAY SO
- NEVER BE AFRAID TO DECLINE A HEALTH READING OR BACK OUT OF A READING IF THE QUERANT BEGINS TO ASK HEALTH RELATED QUESTIONS. IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE, THEN SAY SO.
- REMEMBER, MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS IS NOT IN THE REALM OF TAROT READING, EVEN IF YOU ARE A DOCTOR
- THE TAROT IS ONLY EVER 70/80% ACCURATE EVEN ON THE BEST OF DAYS. YOU MIGHT BE WRONG
So with all that in mind, I am happy to inform you that the Content for Lesson Nine is complete and ready to be viewed. Lesson Nine Covers:
- General Information on both The Nines and Tens of The Minor Arcana
- Jumping Cards – Cards that appear to Jump or Fall from The Deck when Shuffling.
- Detailed Information about Health Readings
Supplement Pages Include:
Sample Health Readings will be Posted Next Week.
Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)
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