Sometimes your tarot reader can seem a lot like a cross between a therapist and a best friend. They’re your first call when something goes wrong in your life, the first person you send a message to when a reading turned out to be accurate, and the person you tell all your little dark secrets to, confident in their ability to keep it all tightly under wraps. Unfortunately this can lead to some misconceptions on the side of the client, which can quickly lead to hurt feelings or disappointment. As much as they may like you, a professional tarot reader needs to keep an equally professional distance from you, and for good reason.
The Accuracy of Your Readings
The reason a lot of readers don’t recommend that their clients do their own readings is because it can lead to a heavy bias. For example, you want to know if the girl you really like feels the same way about you. You’d like to ask her out, but you want to see if you have a shot at it before you step up to the plate. Obviously in this scenario you’re hoping for a favorable outcome: that your cards will tell you that the girl likes you back. And unfortunately, since tarot cards are guided by intuition, your bias may well bleed into the reading you get back. This is why professional tarot readers are crucial, and why they’re only effective if they aren’t emotionally invested in the outcome. Your best friend is going to want the best for you too. They’re going to want that girl to like you just as much as you like them, and that may well bleed into how they read the cards.
Sometimes We Need to Move On
Whether it’s because of financial or logistical reasons, sometimes you need to sever the professional relationship you have between you and your tarot reader. It’s never an easy thing to do, but it’s even more difficult when the reader is also your friend. The reader may reach a point where they’ve decided they can’t help you anymore, or that your best bet is to go at it on your own now. If you’re in a financial bind the last thing you want weighing on your conscience is that you know your reader is having financial problems because you chatted about it over coffee last week, and you don’t want to leave even though you need to. Your reader wouldn’t want that for you either.
It’s Too Much to Take On
There’s a reason why therapists are required to see a therapist themselves. All day long tarot readers hear about the trials and tribulations of their customers, and taking all that pain and grief on them can be a lot to bear, even if they have breaks of happy clients in between. That weight gets even heavier when it comes from a friend, and in order to maintain their own mental health they need a barrier between them and their clients.