Being brand new to anything brings up all kinds of questions about cost and value. When you’re buying a new car you always want to make sure you’ve done your research so you know that a specific brand with a specific package isn’t worth what your dealer is trying to sell it at. This gives you the ability to choose the best car for you within your price range. Tarot is no different. When it comes to the world of tarot readings, you have a lot of options, and it’s best to learn all about the different cost tiers before you go in.
Free Tarot Readings
A lot of professional readers make their bones by offering free readings. It’s a great way to get started, to get your name out there and to build a reputation. This is a great opportunity for them, but it can also be a great opportunity for you if you do it right. Anyone who’s new to the scene and is offering free readings may be the next big thing, after all. But beware someone who’s been at it for years and is offering free readings anyway – those are probably free for a good reason.
You may see signs on a door or advertisements in a newspaper for places offering budget readings in the $10 range. It’s a good “try before you buy” strategy that many different industries employ. These readers offer $10 for a first reading so you can get a feel for how the process goes, to see if you get along well with the reader and to decide if you want to come back for more. If you do, you’ll come back and pay the regular rates. Your reader should also tell you this in advance of your booking, however.
Your average mid-range readings are going to be priced between $60 and $80 an hour, depending on where you live. This price range will typically get you a reader who has anywhere from five to twenty years of experience under their belts, so they bring quite a bit of knowledge to the table. For most people this is the range they’re really looking for, and at the price of a decent massage it can be just as therapeutic.
High Priced Readings
Some readers, especially celebrity readers, will charge upwards of $150 to $200 for a single hour of card reading. These are the people you see on television, or the people who only read to a certain clientele. They may even have a specialty area that they’re particularly well versed in, or have additional skills like degrees in psychology or coaching that add a different level to the kind of services they provide. These people are able to sell at this level for a reason – they can deliver the results you’re looking for, otherwise they’d be out of business. If you have specific needs or just want an experience with someone you know is a pro, you’ll need to be prepared to pay a little more.