Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of 78 cards with imagery that has many layered meanings. There are 22 Major Arcana cards that depict larger overall life themes, and 56 Minor Arcana cards (including Court Cards) that deal with personalities and every day situations.
How does Tarot work?
Tarot is a tool for personal insight and information. The reader connects with the energy of the querent, asks the question where insight is needed, and shuffles the cards. The cards are laid out into a spread (usually) with different positions to give each card context. The reader then looks at each card in its position, how each card pertains to the question asked, and notices how the cards interact with each other, etc. The reader also connects to their intuition, and what it tells them about each image in the spread. Tarot has many layered meanings based on these factors.
Readers that use a coaching style, will ask questions for the querent to answer. This allows the querent to have their own cognitions and find answers for themselves, in addition to the information provided by the reader.
What is the best way to ask a question for Tarot?
You get more value from a Tarot Coaching Session if you ask How, What or Why questions. For example,
“What do I need to know about ….?”
“How can I handle _____ situation?”
“Why am I having this creative block?”
Tarot works best with specific questions. Vague questions usually get vague answers.
What is an Insight With Tarot Session?
This is a shorter coaching session via email, phone, or Zoom video conference that is great for immediate insight. It can assist you in finding solutions to current problems or situations.
How do you set up a video or phone session with me?
Once you have paid for a session, I will contact you within 24 hours or less to set up an appointment. I will also email you a form to fill out so we can maximize the value of our time together.
How can I get the most out of my Tarot coaching sessions?
Have a notebook and pen to write down important insights, ideas or information you get during the reading. Please make sure to remove any distractions, and create the space you need to prevent interruptions.
What if I have to cancel a video or phone session?
Please give me at least 48 hours notice so I can free up my schedule to help others. We can then reschedule for a day and time that works well for both of us.
What if I have follow up questions from a particular coaching session?
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! 🙂
What is a Creative Muse Session?
This is a session that allows your inner child to come out and play! We will use the Tarot to brainstorm and come up with ideas for your creative work. This session will be directed by your particular needs. When you sign up for a Creative Muse Session, I will email you a form to fill out for more information on what your creative need is. Then we will schedule a video conference via Zoom at a time that works for both of us. A confidentiality form (nondisclosure agreement) can be provided at your request.
What is Empowerment Coaching With Tarot?
This type of session is for individuals who want to go deeper, and take full responsibility in creating the life they want. You will discover where the different areas of your life are out of balance, and develop your core values. We will also look at your limiting beliefs and address them. From there we will define your life goals, and create strategies to help you achieve them.
These coaching sessions will require time commitments from you. You will be given assignments to complete. These sessions are only effective if you are willing to do the work. What value you receive out of this coaching experience is up to you, and the effort you put into it.
Please realize that the coaching process can sometimes be confrontational. I treat my clients with the upmost respect and in a loving manner, but I will not coddle them or tell them what they want to hear. This is a journey of self-discovery. It should only be entered into by those who are really ready for change.
Do you offer refunds?
I do not offer refunds for my services. You are paying me for my time. I will however, do my best to correct a situation, or reschedule an appointment as needed. Please be aware that I will not just tell you what you want to hear in order to make you happy. That will not serve your highest good. I will however be respectful, authentic, honest, compassionate, loving, and supportive. I will provide a space for you to express yourself, have cognitions, and develop the personal growth you wish to experience. You are a powerful Spirit whether you realize it or not. I will recognize you as that powerful Spirit, and not as a victim of circumstance.
What's the difference between Coaching with Tarot and Tarot readings?
I use Tarot for personal insight and development, as well as for the creative process. Tarot can be used as a fortune-telling tool, where an individual might think (mistakenly) that they have no control over a situation. Or feel that they don’t need to take responsibility for their life. In Tarot coaching, I discuss possible meanings of the cards for your situation, and provide my own intuitive insights. But it will mainly be a conversation between us. I will ask relevant questions regarding your situation, so you can think about solutions (with information from the cards) that will help you be empowered in your circumstance. I use the term “Coaching with Tarot” to differentiate what I do, from what people commonly think of in regards to a Tarot reading.
What will you NOT do a Tarot coaching session for?
I will not do a Tarot coaching/reading session on legal, medical or financial matters. I am not qualified to do so. If you have any concerns regarding these topics, please seek out an appropriate professional. Please read my full ethics and policies page here.