Prepare Yourself and Your Tarot Cards Before a Reading
Before you start a Tarot Card Reading, it is important to make sure that the energies of the previous reading, whether that is for yourself or for someone else have been cleared from your cards and from your space.
There are various ways you can do this, from waving your cards through incense or a sage stick to clear them to shuffling them, asking that all old energies be released.
You may want to light a candle in the space you are going to use for your reading or spray some clearing and cleansing essences around the area.
You can also imagine the Blue Flame of St Germain, which is used a lot for clearing and cleansing. This is a blue fire or flame, which consumes anything negative and turns it into something positive. You can imagine that all the previous energies are leaving your cards and anything negative is either being
sent off into to Universe to be transformed into positive energy or thrown into the blue flame for clearing, cleansing and releasing.
Prior to starting a reading, it is also important to make sure that you are prepared and are in the most receptive frame of mind.
It is important that you release any negative baggage for your day or your life because that negativity can colour your reading. If you cannot let go of your own troubles completely, it can be useful to imagine that you are putting them in a wooden box and firmly closing the lid. Your own worries can stay there until after your reading.
You can cleanse your own energies in a similar way that you cleansed your cards. Simple deep breathing works very well. As you breathe out, release any negativity and as you breathe in, fill yourself up with light and peace.
It can be a good idea to ground yourself by imaging roots coming out of your feet and going deep into the Earth. You can then connect yourself upwards to the Universe, so that you are drawing in light and energy from that source as well.
Prior to starting a reading, you can also ask your angels and guides to bring you the information you need for yourself or your client from a place of highest love, highest truth and highest rightfulness and that what is coming through is for the highest good of all concerned. Trust that will be the case
Remember to thank your angels and helpers when you have finished your reading.
The calmer and more peaceful you are when you are doing a Tarot Card Reading, the clearer and more useful the answers will be that you are receiving.
Tarot Author and Coach
© 2010 Amanda Goldston
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