If you read Tarot cards for others, you probably know that panicky feeling you get when your mind suddenly freezes up during a Tarot card reading. No matter how experienced you are with giving Tarot readings, there will be those moments where you just simply draw a blank. There are many reasons for this, such as:
- You’re tired and losing the ability to focus
- You’ve pulled a “negative” Tarot card in response to the querent’s hopeful question (and you’re not sure how to interpret it in a sensitive way).
- You simply have no idea how to interpret a particular combination of Tarot cards (they make no sense!)
I have been in the above three situations more times than I can count! Over the years I have discovered three methods of shifting out of mental numbness and into divine insight:
1) Be honest & laugh!
Come clean to your Tarot reading client and tell them “my mind has gone completely blank and I’ve lost my train of thought!”
Don’t be afraid to have a good laugh – laughter breaks up stagnant energy, gets things moving and will help relax you and the person your reading for. I often find that this is enough to completely shift the energy and allow for some deep insights to enter your awareness.
This approach may not be appropriate if the subject of the Tarot reading is more serious, which leads us to the next method…
2) Ask your client a question
This takes the pressure off you, gives your client a chance to say something and can indicate to you which direction to take the reading.
Ask an open-ended question like “what stands out to you in this reading?” or “I notice a lot of red in these cards – what significance does that color have for you?”
There was a time when I felt that asking my client questions during a reading was “cheating” and unprofessional. However, experience has shown me that interactive Tarot readings are much more fun and insightful. You may feel differently, so go with what feels best for you.
3) Ask for a moment
Give yourself some space by saying “let me just take a moment to see if anything comes to me.” Your client will appreciate your willingness to go deeper and take your time gaining insight, rather than just rushing through it.
When I first began doing Tarot readings for people, I thought that I had to be talking the entire time I was giving a reading. It was exhausting! Allowing for gaps in the reading gives you and your client a moment to absorb whats been said and it can open the doors for more guidance and information to come through.
Change how you see those moments of “not knowing what to say”. A blank mind is like a blank canvas – this is actually when you are your most receptive to intuitive/psychic information. When you are too much in your head during a reading, it can cause your logical mind to short circuit, freeing you up to actually use your intuition. So don’t be afraid of not knowing how to interpret a card or having your mind clam up. Instead, welcome this with open arms!
🙂 In the comment section below, feel free to share what you do when your mind goes blank during a reading – do you panic? Or is this something you just don’t worry about?
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