This can be a very busy time for many readers. We'd
like to give a special nod to those of you just entering
the practice and to those who have booked your first
paid reading gig!
There's nothing like earning your "wings" in reading
for others. If you have not already, you are destined
(pardon the pun) to hear or come across another reader
who has heard some of the following questions and
comments from querents:
~ "But the other psychic (or two) said..." "Do you see that too?"
~ "Are you real?"
~ "Did you steal your cards?"
~ "I read tarot too, this card means..."
~ "I read tarot too, how did you come up with that?"
~ "Read her/him, but don't read me..."
~ "Oh ^@%#, you are real!"
~ "Could I have a glass of wine/beer/margarita before we start?"
~ "I'm scared!"
~ "How accurate are you?"
~ "That's not accurate, but that is..."
~ "I pulled these cards in my own reading, what does it mean to you?"
~ < blank stare >
~ "I'm doing genealogy, could you contact my dead__"
~ "If you are real, what's my third cousin's name?"
~ "What's my palm say?"
~ "Who's the sexy woman/man pictured on the cards?"
~ "Do you give discounts?"
~ "Can I pay you when I get paid?"
~ "Could you read all three of us at once to save money?"
~ "Wait, which guy/gal are you reading on...there's three I'm dating.."
~ "What's your specialty?" What are you really good at?"
~ "I don't want my time wasted, could you answer one free question for me?"
~ "I don't like those cards, could you pull two more?"
~ "Interesting. OK, thanks!"
~ "I think you're overanalyzing."
~ "Well, don't you believe in Jesus Christ?"
~ "How long have you been doing this?"
The list can go on and on. Alas, you may get even more
outrageous comments. Much of this just comes with the
territory. Someone once said that being a tarot reader is
not for the faint-hearted. Keep in mind that your querents
may not have the same enthusiasm, and will probably not
be as knowledgeable about tarot as you.
Although the examples mentioned above are certainly cringe-
worthy, if you take some time to think about them now, you
can be better prepared to deal with them when they happen.
One of the things you can do is to have an FAQ page on your
blog or webpage to help querents understand your reading
style. Client education goes a long way in any industry.