So why do you think you are an expert card reader?
- you have read a number of books on a certain deck of cards
- you have done a handful of readings and they happened to come true
- you have read the cards for many years
- you taught a workshop or two
- you come from a line of psychics and fortune tellers
- you get recommendations from other readers
- you took a course and received a certificate
- you wrote a book
An expert is someone who has experience & knowledge & skills.
How do you train to be an expert card reader? By doing actual readings you will gain experience but it doesn’t stop there. You need to know your cards (knowledge). I think if you can read one deck of cards you can read many others as well. It doesn’t matter if it is a different so called system.
The art of reading cards is reading the cards.
Laying bricks is laying bricks. They come in different colours, shapes and styles but they are still bricks. You can create many things like fireplaces, chimneys, house and patios. But they are still bricks. And you need to know that without mortar the bricks will not stay together. The only difference is you need a plan or design with all of those things I mentioned. If you cannot understand the plan or design then you will not be able to lay the bricks to produce the desired project. One more thing, you need to know where to cut the brick to make it fit because not all bricks fit especially at the end of the row. This is much like extracting the correct meaning of the cards to make them fit into the totality of the reading. This takes a certain amount of knowledge on how to put the bricks together just like when reading the cards you have to put them together to address a situation, to cover a topic or to answer a question.
I think perception and intuition play a major role in card reading. To perceive is to grasp a concept. To grasp meaning being able to understand. The bricklayer needs to do this as well. If he cannot wrap his head around the idea of bricking a fireplace he can lay all the bricks he wants it will never be a fireplace. If you cannot wrap your head around the idea of reading cards in a layout then you are just reading the cards. Make sense?
There are many card readers that perform readings by repeated memorized meanings. They don’t add to it at all. I went to someone like that years ago when I was visiting another city. I found myself asking what does that all mean after everything the guy said. I already knew but I wanted the card reader to explain it to me. I could see that he could not see past the memorized meanings he learned. I came to the realization way back then that people read differently. Here I thought everyone read like I did. Well, they certainly don’t. Most clients won’t know the difference unless they have actually had another reading with someone who is perceptive then they can compare. Was that guy in the other city an expert card reader? No, not to my way of thinking but he thought he was. He charged top dollar and people paid. 🙂 I paid for his time but not for his reading and he knew that.
You don’t have to be an expert to be a good card reader.