Having a reading is a great, interactive way to seek clarity in your life. Some readers may use the cards to give advice, while others can engage in predictive fortunetelling to give you an idea of what comes next. But whether it's tarot cards, bones, coconut shells or cyrstal balls, sitting for a reading can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. However, with the right preparation and mindset, you can make sure you're ready to absorb all the messages you need.
The best way to prepare for your reading is to spend some time meditating on what you'd like to know. Why are you having this reading? Do you have burning questions that need answers? Parts of your life that need some direction or clarity? Something you need reassurance on before you can take the next step? It's all going to come out in your reading anyway! If you're prepared to let your reader know what information you're after, they'll often have a much easier time drawing situation-specific answers for you. It's also a good idea to tailor your questions in a way that empowers you and gives you agency. For example, "What can I do about this situation?", "How can I react to this most diplomatically?" or "Is this path most in line with my dreams?" all center the question on you and your goals. Your questions can be as broad or as detailed as you like, but giving your reading a sense of direction will help everyone tune in more easily.
Get Out of Your Own Head
When you first sit down with your reader, it's important to leave your daily life at the door. Make sure you've eaten so your tummy isn't rumbling, and turn off your phone so you're not distracted. Do your best to get into a calm, meditative headspace before you arrive. You're here to take your questions apart piece by piece and find answers- why should you let your anxieties cloud your mind? Rest easy- your reader is on your side! Many readers will cleanse the energy of the space with incense or settle your mind with a brief meditation, but doing your part to arrive relaxed and open will help the fluidity of the process. The more open you're willing to be, the easier it will be to tap in and find you the answers you're looking for.
As I've said before, you and your reader are on the same team. When selecting your reader, make sure to pick someone that you feel you can trust. A good reading requires intimacy and faith, on both the part of the reader AND the querent. A strong connection between both people will carry across messages that are clearer and more direct. If you arrive with an open mind and an open spirit, you'll be surprised at how much more precise and personal your reading can become. Be honest, forthright, and clear in your speech. Most importantly, be prepared to actively listen to your reader. Putting your trust in their words can yield marvelous results.
You'll be getting a lot of rapid-fire information during your reading. Don't be afraid to write it all down. Some readers may even allow you to record your session, but always ask first! Either way, try to get down as much as you can. You never know what may sound unimportant at the time, but could be a huge source of insight later. Try to save as much information as you can to reflect upon later. Much the same way that dream interpretation works, the devil is often in the details- doing your best to absorb as many little pieces of the reading as you can will give you a richer answer to your questions.