Congratulations! You’ve just been asked to read tarot for entertainment at a party. Maybe it’s just amongst a small gathering of friends; maybe it’s a festive bridal shower will folks you haven’t met. Whoever the crowd and whatever the atmosphere, be prepared for an exciting night of clarity and guidance.
Tarot cards are how divine sources of information from within communicate with one’s Higher Self through the Tarot aids.
“Remember, you’re there for spiritual awakening, not just entertainment. It might be hard to imagine that meditative clarity can be found it a smoky bar or a loud late-night party. Remember, tarot parties can happen anywhere. As an invited guest, you are not in control of the settings. Not every reading can be in a small, aesthetically pure, candelit, setting. There may be kids running around; imagine a pool in a friends’ backyard on a windy, breezy summer night. The elements are fickle. So, prepare accordingly. Find out what kind of space will you have. Some questions to ask; will you be outside or indoors? Will you be provided a seating arrangement? If it’s going to be outside, make sure to bring some transparent paper weights to prevent the cards from shuffling away in the wind.
Here are some tips to guide you through the night.
1. Bring your Energy with you
Just because you are giving your readings in a new place doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your usual effects. I suggest bringing along your favorite accessories and decor with you to give the event your own touch. This could be as much as your personal tablecloth and privacy screen, or maybe just some photographs from a prayer shrine.
2. Think simple
You’re coming to your readers, they’re not reaching out to you. So their time is precious. They may not want to hear a whole interpretation. They may prefer to head back to the party. One way to keep guests interested is to stick to a set of 2-3 cards. This may feel unnatural for many readers, but sticking with just a small handful keeps the reading playful and interesting. Remember to end the reading with an oracle card to leave guests with a hopeful message. I like to bring small notecards so you can jot down the predictions and guests can take them with them as a token of an inspired Tarot reading.
3. Get organized before the event
If you’re a regular at events and parties, you know how hectic everything can be once the festivities get started. This is why you need to be the director of your payment. You need to be on task of your time. Keep your readings between 15-25 minutes and make sure you wear a watch to plan this. Communicate this time limit with the client so they are aware that they might be cut off. This preparation is essential for the health of the readings and to ensure a fun event for all.