Or any psychic session, for that matter.
1. Ask questions about your reader. I make it easy for new clients and say, “Is there anything about me or my work that you’d like to know?” before we start. Check out your reader. Just because your best friend had a great reading doesn’t mean that you’ll resonate with that psychic. Look up their website, read testimonials, look into their eyes. NEVER continue a reading if you are uncomfortable or feel like you shouldn’t be there, even if it means you bite the fee. You don’t have to find yourself in that position if you check them out beforehand. Trust your gut.
2. Step back from your identity as a reader/healer. When I get sessions for myself, I act like I don’t know anything about the cards. I’ve had clients who are Tarot readers who question my interpretation of the cards because they base what they see as the answer (i.e., “the King of Wands always means this”). I bounce off the symbols and do an entirely different type of reading. I’ve done Tarot long enough that I don’t need the cards to do a session, but they are helpful for us to focus on. Receive the message and relax. You’re not there to control a session.
3. Stop testing your reader or think that they must be 100% accurate before you can trust them. I mean, really. We are helpful guides, human just like you. If you don’t trust your reader, go back to #1. No one will ever be 100% because you are not a robot who is force-fed information. You are a thinking, intuitive being who can use whatever advice you’ve gained from the session. Discard the rest.
4. Take notes or record the session (ask before you do so). I have an envelope full of notes from sessions that stretch back 6 years. I love to re-read them and see what came true. It also shows a trusted, consistent reader if you’ve gotten sessions with them for some time — again, never 100% but very concise and helpful.
5. Ask your reader if it’s okay to ask questions during the session. Some enjoy them (like me) and others want complete silence. We all receive information in different ways and a chattery client can distract. Never interrupt. Even if you’re nervous over what you see in the cards, be respectful and listen, knowing that your questions will be answered to the best of their ability.
6. Great readers are worth the money. Just like you wouldn’t take your car to a shitty mechanic, don’t cheapen your soul by finding the lowest-priced reader. It’s all about an intuitive connection. Words have power. Like the old saying, “Marry for money, work for every penny”, the same goes for a quality reading vs. a haphazard one. if you hook up with the wrong reader, you might be paying for that cheap session for a long time. Go for the gold.