Mandy, Sharon and I we sitting around talking about our most unusual possessions, so we decided to share them with you! That brought us to talking about judging other
people and of course about reading without judgement.
We talked about when to say no and when to take on the responsibility of accepting a client without letting bias enter the equation. It is extremely important that when
you read, you deliver the message you receive in the reading and not your own personal opinion. One way to lose a client forever is to give them a sermon on what they
want to ask.
If you have any questions about how to leave bias behind, or when to know when you can't, come join us!
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This episode runs really long (almost 90 minutes). It was a casual discussion between one of my private students (Mandy) and myself about the real-world experiences we all face in reading tarot for other people. Occasionally we all get a difficult client.
Most people you read for have a good time and you two end up enjoying a conversation with value exchanged on both sides, but every once in a while you will not make a connection with someone. You can't read for them (for various reasons), you can't connect with them, or worse: they are just bad clients. Fortunately this last one happens extremely rarely, but we wanted to discuss what these things are like and how to deal with them.
It is better that you know up front what fate awaits you when you read for a lot of people (in person or online, or even over the phone). You are not alone—this happens to all of us—and "it's not you; it's them." This is not assigning blame. It is just a statement of fact that you won't connect with everyone you meet in life, and the same holds true in readings.
Not the most upbeat of lessons but one that is worth listening to if you have a long drive or a lot of patience. Let me know if you have any questions or post a comment below. As always, thanks for being here.
One of the biggest problems that new and experienced readers face is their conscious mind interfering with a reading. This is what happens when you're trying to read and your brain nags at you "No! That can't be right!" or "are you sure?" This voice cane be loud or so subtle that you never directly hear it, but feel the foolish need to rely on keywords or memorized meanings (note: NEVER read out of the book). This audio lesson builds on the lesson of the Fool and the Yappy Dog.
Mandy, Sharon and I tackled this one head on so we could help you get rid of that nagging voice and get in touch with your intuition. I explain exactly what it is and how
to overcome it. I even let out a secret excerpt from the as yet unpublished "Aphrodite's Secret". We discuss steps you can take to push that little mutt right out of your
mind while you are working with your cards.
Please excuse some minor sound issues, but this podcast was just to good to scrap. It's full of advice you won't find anywhere else; and rest assured, no yappy dogs were harmed during the recording of this podcast.
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Intense audio lesson today: We examined what it takes to be a psychic detective and how important it is to have the right mindset when you are approaching detectives or law enforcement, what mindset to use to solve crimes and cases, and how they should view you (you need to teach them how to work with you). Quite a lot of detail here. Also: real-life examples of some HUGE predictions that played out exactly as we predicted and how we reached back in time to unearth information unrecoverable by other means. And a time or two that we wish we had recorded for posterity. WARNING: There is an incident we cover in this lesson that might be disturbing to delicate minds: We deal with real-life issues and you should to. Cotton Candy psychics waste everyone’s time and money. In this lesson you will hear the true-life story that has recently happened to one of my students. She was trained properly and did her job, but it was about a missing person. She helped solve two capital crimes but was not consulted early enough to save a life. This is positive proof that we do our jobs better than Cotton Candy Tarot authors you may have read the books of. To protect the reader’s privacy and respect the family the names, dates and locations have been withheld. But this is real, and my job is to take you to this skill level if you apply yourself properly and persistently.
Thanks for being here. As always, ask questions. We are here to help
Today's episode was so much fun! Mandy had a great funny story about a client that had us in stitches. Then Sharon told us an observation that a client made about the Ace of Cups from The Modern Spellcaster's Tarot Deck. We all chimed in with awkward or funny moments from our Tarot past to entertain Iris and prepare her and you for what's in store.
Not only did we laugh a lot, but we talked about a great many subjects. Things like what to do when a client tries to "test" your psychic ability or when you have a client you can't seem to read for—and how to fix the problem so they walk out with an AMAZING reading.
Also included is an extremely powerful technique for providing exceptional extra value to your readings.
We wrapped it up with a game, and some advice from the girls about how to make your tarot learning experience a positive and gainful adventure.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . And thank you for being here
So we started out today talking about tarot books. Sharon wanted to bring up something important but of course we got sidetracked . . .
AND INVENTED A NEW GAME!
Or an exercise. It has a kind of lame name: "Interview." We really need to work on that name, but it is an exercise that feels like a game and it is *awesome*!! We hope you will agree.
Rather than explain how it works here, just download this and listen along. Apologies in advance to ANYONE who might be offended, as we never pick on anyone (but ourselves). That said, we don't pull punches around here, or give you the usual New Age fluff you will get from other tarot "experts." Life is *hard*! If it wasn't everyone would be rich and happy, and NO ONE would ever need a tarot reading. So we have to teach you how to read in the REAL WORLD, no some fantasy New Agey magical land of unicorns and rainbows.
So . . . have a listen and try this game/exercise for yourself. It will help you get past all of the guesswork in the tarot and STOP looking up meanings in the book. When you do that you chop off your intuition and you are reading like a computer (and computers are lousy fortune tellers). DON'T get trapped by the promise of memorization, or formula or keywords. DO THIS INSTEAD. This is a tiny sample of what we teach you how to do in the real tarot academy at https://www.easytarotlessons.com/members
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Whether you are just starting to learn the Tarot or have been reading the cards for years, this episode addresses a valid question. Which Tarot works the best?
Iris, Sharon and I discussed how they got their first decks, which decks they were, and how they interacted with them. This is a classic example in both cases of how the deck can enhance or inhibit your learning process.
We talked about how the art of different decks can impact your interpretations, whether for ill or good. The images of any deck have to speak to you on a deep level in order to connect intuitively to them. Iris and Sharon shared some of their favorite decks with me today. They also told why these are their favorites.
We can't tell you the exact deck that is best for you, but we can point you in the right direction. We tell you what too look for, and point out that if you have a study buddy or a group, why it is important to be working with the same images.
As always, you can email me at email@example.com with any questions. And thank you for being here!
So many books! Which one is right? For that matter, why should anyone buy any tarot book?
In today's episode, Sharon and I reminisced about the books we started out with and the limitations we had. With the internet at your fingertips now, there are a lot more choices.
But how do you choose the book that is right for you?
We used this opportunity to give a clear understanding of what makes a good tarot book and how to pick the one that is best suited to your needs, whatever your reading style, whether you like or don't want to add the kabbalah or numerology (or anything else!) to your tarot readings. Reading cards is highly personal. It is a skill that takes time to develop and the wrong book can screw you up for years. The only thing that matters in the end is that you get RESULTS an ACCURACY and DETAIL for your clients. The rest is just window dressing.
We did discuss some of the tarot books that are available, but instead of force feeding you what books to buy, I prefer to encourage critical thought processes. I've made up a checklist that will pinpoint what you are looking to learn that will help you narrow down the choices and choose the best book for what YOU need.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . And as always, thank you for being here!
Sharon and I sat down today and had a great conversation on everything from Aces to Zippo lighters. Seriously! We had a relaxed atmosphere and coffee (yay!), so we talked about a great many topics.
We touched on how the cards don't give us answers for our clients to go through life without responsibility. Instead, they give us information that we can use to empower and formulate a plan with your client to take control of their situation.
We also answered some email questions for Sam. I do read my emails daily and have a great time helping anyone that has a question! Sam was asking about how to tell when Aces are amplifiers, or when they indicate beginnings or abundance.
Then we went on to talk about the best exercise to use in order to weave a story together instead of reading cards as individual stand-alones. Throughout the whole thing, we discussed the value of a good Zippo and Sharon's secret crush on Schneider from "One Day at a Time".
We ended with how to hear a private lesson on manifestation. This is a must hear and it is free to anyone who has signed up for the free email lessons!
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We've all been there, with our very first tarot deck in our hands and an excitement to start reading. And nothing but a little white book to tell us what to do. Mainly those books just give keywords and descriptions of the card while we stand there scratching our heads going "huh?"
Sharon and I pretended to be our sixteen-year-old selves way back in the old days trying to figure this stuff out. Aside from being just plain fun, we talked about ways for the new students to start to know their cards. If you've already been studying, there is still plenty of new information here!
We created a new exercise based on exercise 1a where we show you how to get to know the cards by looking at the picture and seeing what is happening and from there deciding what the personality of the card could be. In this exercise, we show you how to understand the many facets of the personality of the cards. This is a great way to begin developing the conversation with your cards when you just have a deck. The skills this exercise builds (if you do it on a regular basis) will serve you well for years to come.
Come join us in the fun and feel free to play along when you think we are wrong, or you have other ideas of what these cards can mean. And as always, thank you for being here.