Reading the Tarot Cards without your ego
Reading Tarot Cards without ego is of high interest to many Tarot Readers. They want to know how to read the cards without the ego interfering with reading. So I thought I would share with you some little tricks you can perform to achieve this.
Admittedly, letting go of one’s ego is easier said than done. Those who claim they always perform readings without ego interfering are full of bullshit! They have telephoned themselves to tell themselves a story, and have believed themselves…
To advance the notion that they are professionals that only perform a reading from their Higher-Self or from their greater intellect – is to state that they are totally, 100% dead and buried, and are no longer part of the living. Tarot Readers are not superhuman beings; we are not divisible into separate parts; nor are we robots.
This said, as Tarot Readers we vibrate to other people with 100% of who we are. Tarot Readers are people who have knowledge and who are competent at interpreting the Cards for people. We do this by sharing our knowledge and our competency so to help others; we keep one foot in, one foot out of the situation you are in. But we still are who we are, whole human beings; not half of one.
No matter how many years we have been performing knowledgeable readings; no matter what gifts we possess; no matter our race; no matter our personal belief system (religion); no matter if we are female, male, or how many Eagles we have or not, we just plain want to help people by means of performing Tarot Readings for them.
Tarot Readers want to help other people, this because of who we are as a human being. We Tarot Readers are of good intentions. We share our knowledge in hopes that by doing so it could be of help to someone else.
It does not matter how many years of experience we have, we give what we do have. Moreover, we do have knowledge of the Tarot… What we bring to our readings is our entire being. Our ego is also accountable and present within our entire being. However, we tell our ego to make room to our hire-self, by asking our own ego to sit-down and be quite during the reading.
We have invested our own personal energy into our Tarot Business. Our time and money, our love and passion for the Cards. It all went into our becoming good at Tarot Reading: our heart, our mind, our spirit, and our soul. We bring and put all that we are to our performing a Tarot Reading.
One just cannot pluck some of that out of oneself. For it is who we are. We are not divisible parts… Our ego had a great part to play in that by the way.
We cannot carve out our ego from being part of what we are as Tarot Readers… Thinking otherwise is unrealistic. Instead of carving the ego out of ourselves, we need to learn a less drastic way of handling our ego during a Tarot Reading. We need to learn how to ‘tame our ego’ so to strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego. Yes, here I said it! “To strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego…”
Before going into reading Tarot Cards without ego, let us understand what “Reading cards without ego” actually implies. Reading cards without ego implies ‘dying to your ego’. This can sound scary, doesn’t it! However, your ego will not actually die from not taking center stage for a while.
Actually, dying to your ego means that your ego backs-off from being the shining star on center stage – for a time. It backs-off from taking center stage sufficiently long enough to let your ‘Higher Self’ do what it does best – for a time. What the Higher Self does best is to relate to other people – for a time.
Only for a time though. The ego is not good at relating to other people; in fact, the ego loves to take the entire place on center stage. The ego loves to meet all of its own needs, and detests having to back-off and meeting other people’s needs. It erroneously does so think it will die if it should back-off for a time. The ego needs to be reassured that it will not die…
One great way of reassuring your ego that it will not die for real, is to give it a routine. Such a routine helps you to become aware, and to feel comfortable, safe, and secure about embarking on a journey through another person’s situation. So take the time beforehand to take care of your own ego before you stop listening to it.
A ritual to perform before a reading:
The goal of this ritual is not to kick out your ego of the Tarot Reading. Rather, it is to motivate it into stepping aside for a time. At least for the duration of the reading. Just so your Higher Self can perform the reading, not your ego. This is what is meant by reading Tarot Cards without ego: create a place and a time for the ego to step aside for a while.
Some things you can do to motivate your ego into taking a time-out during the Tarot Reading.
Please feel free to omit some of these, or to add your own things to do:
. Start by cleaning your hands, and wash your face to freshen up a bit
. Take the time to see the beauty around you. I.e. beautiful flowers and trees
. Listen to the birds chirping outside, or listen to some calming music
. Get a glass of cold water, or some appropriate herbal tea to quench your thirst
. Make sure your tarot altar is clear of any clutter. Some readings can cause you to use large spreads.
. Smudge the room you are in, or burn patchouli incense to shew away negativity…
. Light a white candle for enlightenment and guidance.
. Place a quartz crystal and a black obsidian – for enlightenment to capture the negativity.
. Create a sacred reading circle for protection.
. Surround yourself (and your sitter) with white and red light for protection.
Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with a reading is essential to a good reading. Preparing and taking care of yourself before the performance of a Tarot Reading helps to motivate the ego in surrendering center stage to the Higher Self. Making sure that you and your sitter are both safe, assured a secure reading environment.
After performing a pre-Tarot Reading Ritual, the ego should then be ready to let go. The Higher Self has the opportunity to perform the reading. After the Reading, give your ego a “you’ve been a good girl” hug! Tel it you love her, and that next time you do a reading, you know she can be a good, quiet girl again!
Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with their readings, Tarot Readers can thus offer a more spiritual environment for a professional reading to take place.