“I want to be able to practice my Tarot reading skills, but all the people around me are busy. How do I get more practice?”
There are lots of ways you can practice your Tarot reading skills. Here are just a few:
Read for yourself
Reading the Tarot for yourself is a quick and easy way to gain more practice in Tarot reading. You are always available, you can give yourself feedback, you can steal a few glances at your Little White Book (with all the card meanings) and you don't have to worry if you get it ‘wrong'. However, reading Tarot for yourself can be hard! You might be more ‘biased' or less objective in your interpretations and you usually know yourself too well to ‘reveal' anything new.
Add your Profile to the Free Tarot Readings Page at BiddyTarot.com
Add your profile to the Free Tarot Readings page at BiddyTarot.com and practice reading via email. Visitors to the website can request a free email reading with you in exchange for feedback. This is an opportunity to put yourself out there to the general public!
Students in the Biddy Tarot Certification Program practice their readings in the Free Tarot Reading platform as part of their certification course, and get so much value out of doing so. Most students say it was the key ingredient to increasing their Tarot reading confidence!
Join the Free Tarot Network
I used to read for the Free Tarot Network a number of years ago, and later moved into both a mentoring and administration role with the Network. This was, by far, one of the best ways I found to practice and improve my Tarot reading skills. You are allocated a mentor, who will review your readings and provide helpful guidance. And you can specify how many Tarot readings you can provide per day / week. The Free Tarot Network is also associated with the American Tarot Association, so you know you're working with good people!
To join, go to http://www.freetarot.us/tarotreaders.html. There may be a small admin fee to join up, if you're not already a member of the American Tarot Association.
Search for Reading Exchanges on Google
There are many Tarot forums where you can offer Tarot reading exchanges. Simply go to Google and search “Tarot reading exchange”.
Offer free Tarot readings on YahooAnswers
There are two main options here. First, you can post your own ‘question' which might be along the lines of “Who wants a free Tarot reading?”. Or second, search for the word “Tarot” and you'll often find people asking for free Tarot readings or advice on how to interpret their own Tarot reading. While I can't guarantee the quality of the questions being asked (nor the age of the person asking!), it can be a quick and easy way to provide a free reading to someone who wants it.
Start your own website
Back in 2001, I started my own Tarot reading website and offered free Tarot readings to build up my experience. Now, I have a thriving online Tarot reading community where my students practice their Tarot readings in exchange for feedback, and Certified Biddy Tarot Readers offer their professional Tarot reading services!
Setting up a website is now SO easy. All you need is a domain, a cheap hosting provider (like Bluehost) and the latest version of WordPress, and voila, you're online and ready to offer free readings! Sure, there's a bit more to it than that (like Search Engine Optimisation and website promotion), but you can work on that over time.
So, if you're dying to practice your Tarot reading skills and don't have any willing ‘guinea pigs' in your friends and family, there are LOTS of options for building those skills!
If you're ready to up-level your Tarot readings and practice your Tarot reading skills in a structured learning environment, why not join us in the Biddy Tarot Certification Program? Doors open in April – learn more here and join the waitlist to be the first to hear all the updates.