What do you think a card reading is? Do you have visions of an old gypsy woman telling you that you’re going to meet your soulmate at the age of 24 while buying organic avocados at Whole Foods? Do you think of Walter Mercado lamenting about how you will experience hardship at your job but you will overcome them if you play some random set of numbers: 4, 52, 19, 27?
A card reading, generally speaking, is not fortune telling or predictive. Anyone can learn to read cards which is important to remember when you’re getting your cards read because the experience will be determined by the reader’s style, personality, and skills. In my 20s I was a reader and decided to get my cards read by one of those random psychics on the streets in NYC. The experience showed me why people are skeptical and cynical about card readings.
Here are five things you should expect from your first reading:
An experience with someone who is kind, friendly, and approachable.
Your reader should have basic people skills and enough manners to not be rude. When they’re interacting with you, intuition is a key but so is the ability to read body language, recognize changes in your voice, and get an overall sense of your energy. Research your reader before scheduling your session with them. Get a sense for their personality and style. See if their approach vibes with you. Having a reading done is an intimate experience.