What to do when you’re drawing a blank in a Tarot Reading

What to do when you’re drawing a blank in a Tarot Reading

In this blog post and video, I break down seven different ways YOU can overcome drawing a blank when reading the Tarot. I wanted to touch base on this because it's 100% normal and can happen to anyone at any time. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or advanced reader.

Hello, my Tarot Bumblebees,

Today, we’re talking about drawing a blank during a Tarot reading. I wanted to touch base on this because it’s totally normal and can happen to anyone (both beginner or advanced reader), but the very thought of it can fill us with dread. The most dangerous thing you can do is overthink your reading and stop talking. Take the time to collect yourself but once that’s happened, start talking.

In this blog post and video, I break down seven different ways YOU can overcome drawing a blank when reading the Tarot. For the most thorough examples of each point make sure you watch the video above.

1. Don’t Panic

This happens to every single person at some point in their practice. If you don’t panic, you’ll be able to handle the situation better. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and take the time to figure out the message the cards are trying to tell you. Collect your thoughts and call to your guides, dig into the foundational knowledge you have of the Tarot and continue on.

2. Zoom out on a reading

Don’t worry about what one specific card means in its specific spot – try to look at it all zoomed out from a different perspective. Is there an overarching story or similar theme? how do the cards interact with each other? By seeing it through a birds-eye view, you’ll take the focus from laser pointed to a place where you’re giving it enough space to speak to you.

3. What connections do you see?

Are there any similarities to the cards? In regards to the court cards, do you have a lot of the same people popping up? Is there a ton of major arcana cards? Have a conversation with your querent – ask them if any card stands out to them or if there anything in the cards that visually represent their situation.

4. Cleanse your deck, space, and self

This is a great step to do if it’s happening regularly. You can find videos on how I cleanse my space and charge my deck here. Your energy can get heavy so sometimes it just takes you recharging and cleansing everything.

5. Rotate and change out your decks

I like to switch out my deck with every single season change to give my deck a chance to rest – I find this brings new energy into my readings. I have a favorite set of decks for each season change that I will opt for. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to re-engage with a new deck or the old decks you may have forgotten about in your collection. Go in with the intention of  “what decks are calling me now” and see what speaks to you. With every new deck, you’ll receive a new perspective.

6. Never stop learning

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been slinging cards – keep actively learning!! Nobody knows everything about the Tarot. Invest in a new book, listen to a new podcast, go to a conference or enroll in a new course. Also, always be open to different perspectives!

7. Keep your guidebook out

For all you students out there, never be ashamed to have your guidebook out during your readings. If you’re learning the Tarot, don’t put expectations on yourself that you need to know EVERYTHING off the top of your head. Just let your clients know that you’re a student when you crack out your book during a reading.

 

I really hope this blog post has helped ease your mind when it comes to blanking during a reading. Do you have any great tips or tricks you want to share? Let me know in the comments section below.

Until Next week...

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