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How to read tarot? It’s as easy as telling a story…

 

I squinted to look at the clock: 2:30am, already? I sighed, fighting my heavy eyelids and losing, trying to read the same sentence over and over again. Before I knew it, I was nodding my head, and the book was falling out of my grip. As I caught it with a start, I admitted defeat. I closed the book, put it down on the nightstand, and I was out like a light within minutes.

Can you relate? A good story is compelling, engrossing, can’t put it down stuff… my mind was all in, but my body… not so much: after a marathon weekend of reading 24/7, even I had my limits and I was tuckered out.

A good tarot reading is like the best story, come to life in the pictures on the cards. Because that’s all that tarot really is, when you boil it down: pictures on a card. Tell the story in those pictures, relate it to your life (or the client’s), and you have a tarot reading: yes, that’s reading tarot (in a nutshell). Continue Reading

You don’t NEED a tarot reading

You don’t need a tarot reading.

A tarot reading is a want and not a need.

What tarot reader in their right mind would tell you this? Because I want you to take responsibility for your actions and inactions. A tarot reading should be an empowering act, but it can’t be when you choose to ask someone else to decide for you what you should do. Sadly, there have been quite a few times where a client have asked me to do exactly that!

All we as tarot readers can do for you is show you your options, based on the patterns that are currently going on now. We throw cards, we show, we illuminate. And then YOU, and only you my dear, can choose what to do.

Recently, a regular client of mine told me that a reading with me is a catalyzing experience. She has a reading with me, and things start to shift… as a result, the cards start to shift as well. Each reading, we move away from how she started, and how far she has come in her journey.

While it is flattering to be thought of as the instigator for her growth, I cannot take credit. The work was on her to do, and she did it: she and only she is responsible for her results… and I have no problem in giving all the credit to her.

Put it this way: I can assign you the homework, but it’s up to YOU to do it.

Blessings,
~*~Hilary~*~
www.tarotbyhilary.com
hilary@tarotbyhilary.com

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© Hilary Parry Haggerty | Tarot by Hilary

Readers Studio Rundown, Days 1–3

All 3 days of the Readers Studio Conference in one large post!

Otherwise known as Day 1 1/2: the half stands for the fact that I arrived at the hotel on the Thursday afternoon to make sure that I was there for Heatherleigh Navarre’s Crystal Ball by Candlelight evening study group that I had been planning on attending for months. The reasoning? I have a crystal ball already that I will sometimes place on my reading table when doing party readings, but is more decoration than actual divination tool for me. I wanted to change that by attending Heatherleigh’s class.

On Thursday the Tarot and Psychology conference was going on (one-day conference), so I drove to the hotel after finishing up beauty appointments (hair and eyebrows, respectively), checked in, put my stuff in my room, and came back down to the lobby area to scan and see who I knew that was already there. Lo and behold, the lovely Jaymi Elford immediately finds me and hands me my copy of her tarot deck, The Triple Goddess Tarot (if you want to check it out, it happens to be my deck of the month for May’s card of the day pulls on social media). Squees and hugs ensued, but we quietly made our way out of the way to not disturb the tarot and psychology attendees that were still in the ballroom taking their classes.

During one of the breaks, I snuck into the ballroom to cruise the Merchant Faire tables that are situated around the perimeter of the room, taking special note of what was where and trying very hard not to start my shopping spree right then and there. Said my hellos, and went back out into the lobby area to hang out with other people arriving for the main conference the following day.

Some of us made our way to the bar area where dinner was being served, and I had an early dinner with people there for the main conference, and also attendees of the Tarot and Psychology conference who took advantage of the break time between the 2nd and 3rd session of their conference to eat before returning to the ballroom. I returned to the lobby area to kill time before the cocktail reception happening at 8pm, and the start of the evening study groups at 9pm.

Crystal Ball by Candlelight: Divination in the Depths

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