The one thing that you want to make sure happens during a tarot reading is that your mind remains sharp and your intuition remains robust. And, of course, that will happen unless you are not feeling 100 percent. What happens if you are not feeling 100 percent and you have a scheduled reading with a client? You can only determine how far off of 100 percent you feel physically or emotionally, making you decide whether you want to reschedule the reading. If you end up having to do that, you can always gift your client 15 extra minutes to make up for you having to reschedule. Hopefully, you have a client who would understand that things can happen out of the blue.
However, one thing will inevitably happen while you are doing readings, even if your intuition is as sharp as a nail and you are feeling great. That is, while you are delivering readings, your mind will go blank. When your mind goes blank, that can be embarrassing and upsetting. And if your mind goes blank while you are reading for yourself, that becomes frustrating.
The fact of the matter is that you cannot stop your mind from drawing blanks when you are doing tarot readings. That will be inevitable from time to time.
Why Would You Draw Blanks During A Tarot Reading?
Several reasons can play a role in why your mind can draw blanks as you do a tarot reading. Sometimes the message you get from the cards can confuse you, and you will need a moment to think about it. And when that happens, your mind goes blank, and you most definitely should use that time to dissect the message you receive from the cards. If you feel like you will need extra time to decipher the message, then take a picture of your spread and look at it when your headspace is clearer. You may get the answer then. That is easy to do when you are just reading for yourself and not for a client.
You can draw a blank when you receive an unexpected card that has a negative connotation. It would be best if you processed what card you drew. For instance, if you just got a new job and ask your cards how the job will work out and pull the Three of Swords, that will shock you and not in a positive way, and you will need the time to process that. And you can take all of the time you need to process that.
What do you do when you draw a blank when you read for a client and come up with a blank? That can be tricky. The good news is that you can do things to help make things easier for yourself if you draw blanks during a professional tarot reading.
How To Handle Drawing Blanks When Doing Tarot Readings For Clients
It is embarrassing when you read for a client as they hired you to help them solve an issue, and you end up drawing blanks. However, it happens all of the time. Again, you could pull out a message from the cards that you need time to decipher because they are confusing. Or, you could end up pulling tarot cards that suggest they will have not just a negative outcome for something but a devastating result. How do you handle that? Let’s go over some tips for how to handle reading for clients when you draw blanks.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help reduce the anxiety of drawing a blank when you are reading for a client. What you can do is:
Stall By Asking A Question
You pull a tarot spread that confuses you, and you do not know what to do because you are confused by it. You need the time to decipher what you pulled. One way to ease the anxiety is by asking your client a question. You can ask them what they think of the reading so far or mention something about a feature of one of the cards you notice. For instance, you can ask the client, ‘You know, I have noticed that there is a lot of blue in these cards, and did you notice the same thing after they came up?‘ or, you can ask, ‘What do you think of when you see this particular card?‘. When your client answers and explains that to you, you can take the time to process the reading more.
Tell The Client That You Need A Moment
You can be semi-honest by telling your client that you need a moment to process what came up. However, please don’t say it in a problematic way because you don’t want to make your client anxious. Tell your client that the spread that came up requires you to dig deeper into the meaning, and that is what your client will be happy to hear. They will be glad to hear that you are real and needing some extra time to dig deeper into the meaning that you received. Even though the truth is that your mind went blank, you don’t have to tell them that. Tell them again. It would help if you had an extra moment to dig a bit deeper into the meaning of what the cards delivered.
You Can Be Downright Honest
What is the worst possible thing that can happen if you tell your client that you drew a blank? Will they say you are not a good reader? That is too bad because if they do that, they are not a client that you would want to read anyway. You deserve more respect from your clients than that. However, there is a good chance that a client would not be so judgemental towards you, and they know you are human the same way they are. Therefore, you are not perfect. If you draw the blank, you can tell them that is what happened. You can laugh about it. They may laugh too, but chances are they will laugh with you instead of laughing at you. You can tell them that is something that happens as well from time to time.
Remember one thing. You draw a blank; it does not mean you won’t find the meaning of those cards anyway. It will come to you. The best thing to do is relax after drawing a blank from reading the tarot cards and allow the meaning to come to you when your mind is ready to open up again. Because that is what will happen, you will get the answer that you need.