“Tarot is a treacherous art!” thoughtfully said Jean-François years ago as Natasha and I served tea in our south Brooklyn apartment. The adage sounded especially ominous since I just became a born again Tarologist a few weeks prior. JF already read professionally. His readings were as direct and structured as they were artful and profound.
This conversation reverberated through the years as JF and I each explored the art in our own unique ways. I developed a playful attitude towards the cards and the reading to replace my fear and doubt with as much joy and fluid imagination as possible. With Elias’s help I convinced myself that the energy shall pick the right cards and that I can read them to the client’s benefit no matter what.
In the meantime JF was exploring all kinds of avenues that demonstrably contributed to the clarity and precision of his readings. I became convinced that more and more he is reading the energy of the clients, with as little interference as possible – a skill I consider very advanced and essential. A golden grail of divination.
Naturally for me I started wondering if my emphasis on playfulness and storytelling was getting old and if it would do me good to refocus on the clarity of seeing the client’s energy. Except I had no idea how to do that.
On one of such days during a weekly meetup with fellow readers I began comforting a friend who was having a hard time returning to her routine after her near death experiences.
“Dan, do you realize you are reading invisible cards right now?” she asked as I stopped to catch my breath. “And you are spot on!”
“Thank you!” I said. “I really needed to hear that.”