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Give Yourself Time to Process Initial Reactions
Having a Tarot reading is being open to a vulnerable experience. You are talking about things and asking questions about things that perhaps no one in your life knows about. You are baring a part of your soul with an intuitive who is guiding you through a process. Coming out of this vulnerable time and into normal space may feel disorientating so make sure that you ease back into the mainstream.
I cannot speak for all intuitives but I make an intuitive connection with each client, third eye to third eye, to enhance the intuitive session. When you leave the session, I make sure to close the connection but for some it can be disorientating, exhilarating, confusing or even a peaceful experience; each person reacts differently to this process.
Give yourself time to adjust back into normal space. Be gentle with any emotions that may arise or need to be worked through. Following an intuitive coaching session with a high stress work meeting is not a good idea. Give yourself a few hours if possible in a calm environment.
Allow First Impressions to Sink In
It is important to allow your short term memory and impressions take root into your conscious as they are naturally remembered from the experience.
Listening to the recording too soon will take the place of those important first impressions and powerful moments of clarity.
It is like remembering a photo when you were having your 10 year old birthday party rather than remembering the party itself.
Capture Your Initial Thoughts & Reactions
It is very helpful to journal or record first impressions and insights after the Tarot session. These first insights can often be the most powerful awakenings in the session.
If possible, take the next hour after the meeting and go somewhere quiet to capture these impressions; journal in your car if you have to. What were some big realizations that you made during the session? What connections did you make? What are you ready to move on from, or to?
Bonus points if you can make this a creative activity by drawing, painting or collaging your new understanding.
Create a Map of New Beginnings
Once you have got your insights down in whatever form you like best, it is important to continue the work with creating a map of new beginnings. A map of action steps to help the changes take hold helps support the momentum unfolded in the Tarot session.
Having a Tarot consultation and making new connections is only the beginning; your transformation needs to be strengthened by an action plan and a commitment to change. A client who only listens to the session, without further work on her part, will find that the work of the intuitive session unfinished.
After the First Week or Two, Listen to the Recording
After journaling your first impressions and insights, you may find that you have additional, clarifying questions; these questions are often linked to your own spiritual and personal growth. Write them down during the time between your first impressions and your first recording listen.
You may find that the recording will answer many of the questions you had after the reading. Listening to the recording later will round out and define the initial insights as well as give you some keys for greater growth and positive change.
Listen to Your Recording 3 Months after the Session
Listening to the recording 3 months after the session will help you identify if you are still on the path of radical transformation, identify places where you are still stuck, and remind you of the work that needs to be continue.
It is at the 90 day mark that it is said that new habits form into lasting habits so checking back into the reading at this time will help if there has been any slippage into old habits or back into old relationships. The three month mark is also a good time to ascertain whether the information is still relevant, useful, or if things have moved on.
At this point many clients book another reading to ensure they are on track with the message originally delivered or to see if outcomes have changed due to their own actions.
Taking these action steps after you Tarot session will greatly maximize the messages you received and their practical application into the changes you wish to make in your life. I highly recommend taking the time as possible to complete the steps above to vastly empower your deepening connection to the Source and to your own personal and spiritual development.
Great advice, Jenna! This makes for a much more engaging, valuable experience, I believe, rather than just simply reading the Tarot reading and then moving on, forgetting about it. A great way to truly embed the message of the Universe and get more 'bang for your buck'.
8/27/2013 01:18:38 am
Thanks, Brigit :) If we can think of a Tarot session as something that is dynamic, interpersonal and interwoven into our lives instead of a session that, once over, is not influential... we can truly begin to suck the marrow out of the session!
Extremely good advice you have given regarding how to get the most out of our Tarot readings Jenna. Although I read the cards for others who want answers to their problems and how best to deal with each...I have never read the cards for myself (the only time I did read my own cards was immediately after reading for a friend and I soon wished I had not read mine as the cards showed nothing but obstacles and gloom ahead of me. After that I discovered that a reader should not read for themselves and if they defy this then a new deck or a new moon should come before Reading for ourselves. Obviously this information came too late for me and since then I haven't attempted my own readings but if I could do so without worrying about the outcome then I would only read cards for myself in future...whats the point of helping others who are having troubles when as soon as their problems are gone...I have their rut to get out of and when I get stuck I stick forever it seems.
3/14/2015 01:38:59 pm
Thank you so much Jenna for such an enlightening & inspiring reading!
7/12/2019 12:49:54 pm
I wanted to thank you for going over what you could do after you get a tarot reading. I like the idea of trying to write down your thoughts or impressions in a journal. This sounds really helpful especially if you want to refer or remember these impressions later on.
5/19/2020 03:51:33 am
Genuine piece of advice. These tips will help me take a few good action after a tarot card reading session. Thanks for sharing this article.
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