Saturday, July 26, 2014

30 Tarot Questions and Answers

On Fcebook, I am part of a group called, 'Tarot Geeks & Friends', recently one of the subscribers of the group put up a questionnaire and requested we answer these.  I found quite a few of my answers were parallel to those that have already answered in which I found quite interesting, so here it goes.  





1. Who or what introduced you to Tarot?
Myself and a grade school friend found a set of RWS at a ward sale for $3 and between the both of us we had enough cash to purchase.  For a while we shared the deck until she lost interest, I never did.


2. What was your first deck and how did you get it?
See question number 1.  


3. What is your favorite deck?
Right now, I have three decks that I read from which are my favorite.  My very first deck- RWS, the one I read with the most is the Tarot of the Bastard and the Revised Sola Busca.


4. How long have you been reading Tarot?
Since I was 9 years old, I am going to be 31 in November you can do the math.  
Professionally since I was 19 (meaning charging money).


5. When & where did you perform your first reading?
My first official reading, not the readings my friend and I did to attempt to learn to read.  It was for an old boyfriend when I first moved out of state at 18.  Meaning this was my first prediction reading without the doubt of newness to the cards. 


6. What was the first spread you learned? Do you still use it?
The Celtic Cross was the first spread I learned from, and yes I still use it in order to keep my readings and information received from the cards organized.


7. What is your favorite card? Why?
Death is my favorite, for the fact of the illustrations each artist in every deck is depicted so different.  I love new beginnings and fresh starts.  (As the most know the 'Death' card is not real physical death).


8. Which card do you dread pulling? Why?
Oh, good one.  A part of life, I don't 'dread' pulling it, but the feelings that follow.  It's the 3 of swords hands down... heartache is never easy to deal with.


9. What card comes up for you most in personal readings? Why do you think this is so?
The Star, it always shows up in my personal spreads, maybe it's the Universe's way of giving me hope.


10. What card best represents your personality? Why?
The Tower:  With destruction comes creation, I like to shake things up a bit and start new and forces someone to get out of their comfort zone and try something new.  You can be certain that you will grow stronger and have immediate change.

11. Which spread do you use most? Why?
The Celtic Cross, it keeps me organized.


12. Have you created your own spreads before? Share one?
Yes, a lot of them.  Most are lost in my Tarot Journals and were used just for a specific situation. 


13. Is there a card that always stumps you when you draw it? 
The cards themselves never stump me.  It's when a Querent attempts to block the reading.


14. What is your most frequent purpose for using Tarot?
Besides helping people with their issues, I make a living reading cards.


15. Do you prefer reading with "text book meanings" or "with your intuition?"
When I read it's both.


16. Do you ever just use the Major Arcana? If so ... when?
No, NEVER.

17. Do you do readings using reversals? Why or Why not?18. Which deck do you feel most drawn to & why?
What I tell everyone, I do not shuffle to intentionally get reversals.  This way when one shows up and they do; I know for a fact it's meant to be there.  

19. Do you feel that the cards have their own consciousness?
I feel the cards hold my (or my Querent's energy) but do not have their own.


20. Do you read for others?
Yes


21. How do you feel when you do readings?
Sometimes hungry and tired, but the rewards of helping people onto their correct path and empowering them to go ahead and make some choices and remove themselves from any stagnant situation is very uplifting.


22. Do you charge money? Why or why not?
~Most of often than not, yes.  I need to eat and keep my electric on, you don't go into a salon and request the stylist trim you for free.  
~However, I have been known to accept trade.


23. What question do you most ask the Tarot?
What do I need to know?
What elements are surrounding the situation?


24. How accurate have your readings been?
Don't have many complaints, must be doing something right.


25. What was the most dramatic or meaningful reading you have ever done?
Honestly, I don't recall. 

26. Have you ever done a reading you regretted doing? Why?
A few years ago, I did a reading for myself and found out my now ex-husband was cheating on me.  This was after he had used me for immigration from England into US.

27. Do you have a special time or place that you use your Tarot?
I can read anytime, anywhere.  (I will not read for drunks, a glass of wine or whatever is ok).

28. Does anyone you know not agree with your use of Tarot? 
YES!  However, they never give me too much of a hard time, most just do not understand it.

29. Have you had a Tarot Mentor? Who?
Both sides of my family were born with gifts of intuition, Tarot came quite easy to me, but I did study and I still do.  If you have a skill, it always needs practiced.

30. Do you practice any other form of divination? What?
I am able to, but I am pretty set and focused on the Tarot.



2 comments :

Anonymous said...

what type of intuition was your family gifted with?

Kayla Bihlajama said...

Many people in my family received their messages in many different ways. My great grandfather just 'knew' what was happening, he was a coal miner that grew up in the hills of Virginia and couldn't even write his own name, yet he would call you up on the phone if you weren't supposed to be doing something (or were supposed to be doing something).

My grandmother (on my moms side) would hear what she called 'Death Bells' before a terrible disaster, such as family deaths, illness or anything negative. I think this had to do with her always being a mean and resentful person.

My grandmother on my dads side had the gift of discernment, which helped her see when someone was up to no good or she needed to stay away. The stories throughout my family, parents, grandparents, cousins etc... could go on and on.

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