30 Days of Tarot — Day 20: Do you read for yourself and/or for others? Why or why not?
Yes and yes. Because I love playing games.
For myself because I need the objectivity the cards can give. The messages I derive do not care about my feelings or what Special Snowflake role I want to pretend to be today. They give a straightforward answer. And after all the unkind people I’ve had to deal with in my life, such objectivity is valued, even when it is something I don’t want to hear.
I read for others because they ask me to. I’ll shake off my misanthropic cloak long enough to admit that I enjoy helping others work through their problems. And then I shall place the misanthropic cloak back on my shoulders and exclaim gruffly that I will not allow myself to be abused by those that think because I have the skill of tarot reading, that I should allow others to monopolize my time and talents to my personal detriment.
Even Zoltar has maintenance time.