30 Days of Tarot — Day 24: How accurate do you believe your readings are (or, do they accurately convey messages from spirits/deity)?
From my point of view: 90%. From those I’ve read for: 100%.
Reading tarot is playing a game of translation. There are words and concepts that I understand on a level below language, but it is my job to make those understandings available to the Querent. So now, not only do I have to translate the ineffable to something I can consciously understand, but then take those same words and descriptions and translate them again into something the Querent understands. Too bad English is such a bastard language to work in.
So playing the game of telephone Translation Pong means that something gets dropped or fuzzed along the way. Add to that, some detail will come across as Super Vital Extra Special Important for me to convey, yet it means absolutely Jacque Shitte to me so I can’t grasp how best to frame that detail, and you’ll see me apologizing often to the Querent for sentences that start with “This is going to sound crazy, but…”.
Only for the Querent to become disturbingly quiet after the strangeness is conveyed, then burst into tears as a deeply personal wound is debrided, or they receive the message from their deity that they have been waiting in patience for so long.
It is very humbling.
And a stark reminder that my position as tarot reader is not to understand the messages I see in the cards, but to pass them along unaltered as a proper courier should.