Tarot FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions When Booking a Reading
WHAT IS TAROT?
Tarot is widely recognized as a divine tool used to tap into the energy of the past, present and/or future in order to gain insight into a specific or general situation. To learn more about how it works, I invite you to browse a trusted reading that I find explains it well: https://www.biddytarot.com/what-is-tarot-how-does-it-work/
While I will forever hold a special place in my heart for tarot, I've grown more comfortable and in-tune with my sole intuition; thus, most times not needing to rely on the cards to read into a situation. Additionally, I have developed a passion for creating/designing and reading “oracle cards." The oracle is simply another world of cards/tools that may include visuals/words/symbols to assist readers in tapping into our intuition to better serve/empower you.
I AM AFRAID OF BOOKING A READING BECAUSE
I'VE BEEN TAUGHT TAROT IS DARK, HARMFUL AND/OR THE "DEVIL'S WORK." WHAT DO I DO?
Whether you book a session with me or not is completely up to you. Nonetheless, I can assure you that my method/approach to reading, and that of many (not ALL) fellow readers, stems from pure love -- and the sole intention to improve your life in all areas via the raw messages received. As you may observe at the beginning of each reading, whether we are in person, or connecting remotely, I ALWAYS call in Source (God), Higher Power, my angels, guides and ancestors (and yours), to assist me in providing you with a pure and accurate reading.
As a being of Light, I am fully protected by said light of Source (God), and make it a habit to clear my space of any “non-pure energies” that may be lingering, each time I provide a reading for you. There are NO spells, NO tricks, NO curses involved in ANY of my work.
What I do is something that you, too, can do with practice. It’s simply a matter of using visuals, words, symbols, colors, etc, to tap into the collective conscious/subconscious knowing. From there, I am able to tell a story/paint a picture for you using my developed gifts of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, touching, and sensing energy. For more information on how we can develop our “CLAIRS” (seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, touching energy) feel free to read the following article: https://www.oprah.com/spirit/developing-your-5-clair-senses-rebecca-rosen/all
WHAT DOES A SESSION WITH YOU LOOK LIKE?
To be completely honest, each session is very different. But in my humble opinion, I will say each is equally enjoyable. While I am not here to necessarily tell you what you want to hear, the messages that come through are empowering, truthful and enlightening, lighting the way/the path towards the next best decision. I open the session by inviting in messages of TRUTH, LOVE and LIGHT only.
Sometimes, I begin by shuffling cards, and other times messages will begin flying to me at lightning speed. I try to include every message/”download” that arises, even if it doesn’t make sense, because all of the information is important, whether it clicks right away or not.
I/we will continue the session for the allotted time, and if we are together/live, I will give you the floor to ask questions and/or clarify what may need to be. This session, as all of my clients have attested to, is not nerve-wracking at all. It is also NOT scary, dark, or negative. I make sure to always provide a safe, comfortable space that allows you the freedom to be you, and share as little or as much as you would like. My mission is for you to leave feeling better than how you came. Some readings WILL indeed be shocking, but even if they include what you may not want to hear, it will always be what you need to hear.
** I will NOT tell you when you are going to die (I also don't see this..). And my guides honestly DO NOT channel "scary messages." The "worst" it gets is a little (OR A LOT) of TOUGH LOVE!!!!
WHAT KIND OF QUESTION(S) DO I ASK? HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE READING?
The more open you are to an answer(s), the more the tarot will work for you. While “yes” and “no” questions can be answered, asking an open-ended question usually provides you with a much more well-rounded response.
Some examples of ideal questions include: “How can I improve my love life?” “Where is my love life/career/etc headed?” “What does Spirit want me to know about ____?” “How are they feeling about _____?” “How can I improve ______? What is being hidden from me?" Questions are not limited to these few.
The best way to prepare for a reading is to relax and set the intention to remain open to the guidance that needs to reach you at this time. Sometimes you will hear more than you asked for, and at times the reading may take a turn in an unexpected direction. ALL OF THE TIME - you receive exactly what you need.
***I RECOMMEND taking notes during our sessions (whether it's via audio recording, writing, typing, etc). You may also wish to light a candle, find a comfortable + quiet space, and/or repeat loving affirmations that feel best to you.
WHAT IF MY READING MAKES NO SENSE? WHAT IF THERE ARE MESSAGES THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND?
I’ll start by saying this rarely happens, to be honest; but out of the hundreds of people I've read for, I'd say less than 5 people have reported that their reading “made no sense,” or was “inaccurate.” And at least 3 out of those 5 people came back in a year or less reporting that “what I said actually did happened later on.” I will say: GIVE YOUR READING TIME TO UNFOLD if there are certain things that don’t initially “add up.” This leads me to the next common question..
HOW LONG WILL MY READING TAKE TO "UNFOLD," "COME TRUE?"
There really is no one answer to this question, or one size fits all. For about 99% of the readings I do, they hit instantly and deeply for the querent (you). However, there may be little messages/symbols/names/events/etc, that may not initially make sense. GIVE YOUR READING UP TO A YEAR TO UNFOLD. Life is unpredictable (ironically so.. LOL), and ever-changing. And while I am reading the current future energy, please be mindful that you and the people around you have the free will to make varying decisions on an everyday basis thus altering the trajectory of your course.
Some things I say will speak of the past, some will discuss the present, and some will tell of things that may happen 6-12 months from the reading. I suggest taking notes and/or recording the reading so that you may come back to see what’s unfolded. (And embrace/celebrate your GROWTH, as well!!!).
CAN I BOOK A READING IF I AM CATHOLIC/CHRISTIAN/OF A SPECIFIC RELIGION?
In my opinion, yes. But that will depend upon you. I read for christians, catholics, buddhists, atheists, and more. Tarot reading is not attached to any religion, and also does not defy any religion. Again, it is simply a tool used to tap into energies to better understand ourselves, others and the world around us.
WHAT IF I HEAR SOMETHING I DON'T WANT TO HEAR?
This does happen from time to time. Just understand that my delivery of the reading will ensure that you feel empowered to make a different decision in the now, or in the future, that may better align you with what you WANT. Please understand that tarot IS NOT the end all be all. Think of it like a little “cheat-cheat” that provides you with powerful insight you need (and oftentimes already knew) in order to decide where to go next, what to perhaps release, what to change, or what to keep the same. The beautiful thing about the position you’re in is that you can DECIDE what comes next. (The parts you have control over). You CAN'T CHANGE people or worldly events, but you CAN adjust how you respond. And tarot HELPS TREMENDOUSLY with that.
HOW DO I BOOK WITH YOU?
I strongly suggest and actually require that anyone interested in booking read the "READ BEFORE PURCHASE" tab. All of your booking questions will be answered here. If you do decide to move forward, I look forward to working with you!!!!!
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO?
I post content on a daily basis via my business instagram account: @soulfulbeauty111. I am humbled to have aligned with a community of 22K+ amazing souls who continue to show up for me, themselves, and one another. Here you can find more about me personally, as well as topics related to: love in all forms, manifesting, enlightenment, healing, self-empowerment, aligning with the life of your dreams, and much more. I invite you to browse through the page, the comments from my beautiful followers, and my highlights if you'd like a feel for how my work affects/uplifts others on very personal and deep levels. If you're interested in following my personal life, my personal account is: ashlee.simone_. Much love!
FOR MORE INFORMATION on tarot, how it works, how I use it, classes/courses/mentoring I offer, etc, please do not hesitate to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and kindly allow me 48-72 hours to respond. You can also browse the website for my classes and personal card decks for sale that will assist you in connecting with the beautiful intuition that you already have inside of you.
I LOOK FORWARD to working with you, and I thank you for choosing me as your “guide” and new friend.