Welcome to the weekly practice post! Each week I make up a little story, and do a practice reading of a 3-card spread.
I’m still too nervous to read for anyone else, so this is how I am trying to build my tarot reading muscles – and confidence!
Feel free to join me if you’d like a to get a bit of practice, too.
Practice Reading Tarot Cards With Me
Let’s pretend…your cousin is hosting Thanksgiving this year, and most of the people at dinner are his friends and coworkers. You barely know anyone there.
During dinner, you make friends with the man sitting next to you, and he asks you to read his cards. After dessert, this is what he asks you…
I have a great job as a pharmacist, but it’s not as challenging or interesting as it used to be. I’ve been writing for years as a hobby, and over the last year I have built up a few clients as a freelance writer.
Am I crazy to want to give up a good career so I can become a writer?
Here’s the cards, as they are laid out:
What Tarot Spread Do You Use?
For this reading, I decided to use this 3-card spread:
- Card 1 – What you want
- Card 2 – What is standing in your way
- Card 3 – How to overcome those obstacles
Tarot readers usually have a favored spread that they turn to again and again. I think, it’s important for beginners to play around a bit, to find spreads that work best for you.
That’s why I use a different 3-card spread each week. Feel free to use whatever 3-card spread you’d like. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a list of 3-card tarot spreads for you.
What Do You See?
I see no Major Arcana cards, only one court card with two pips. The images on the cards are looking elsewhere (or are blindfolded), so I don’t see their eyes. They all seem to be concentrating…
What Do You Feel?
I don’t feel a cohesive energy. It’s not scattered, it’s just not really here.
Putting It All Together
Here’s what I would tell this man over a second slice of pumpkin pie…
You want to be the master of your creativity, and to have a career where you feel in charge of your future.
Right now, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done before you’ll be ready to quit your current position to become a freelance writer. You’ve got a lot of work standing in between you and your dream, and you are the only one who can do it.
To overcome this, you have to believe in yourself, and your dreams, even when no one else will. You will have to create a plan blindly – you don’t know the exact path to take, and it seems like there are obstacles at every step.
However, this is absolutely a goal you can accomplish, one step at a time.
Now, what do you think? How would you have read these cards?