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10 questions every tarot reader must answer

Queen of Wands - Tarot of The Animal Lords

Queen of Wands - Tarot of The Animal Lords

Inspired by Marianne from Two Sides Tarot and Dana from Lavender Moon (thanks ladies! ❤️ ) , I have decided to join the bandwagon by answering these interesting questionnaires for tarot readers. Usually I’m not really into answering questions because I’m too lazy (hahah) and oftentimes I find the questions too Buzfeed-esque and way too unrelatable for me to blog about in my Foxglove website. Something like “What kind of TV show describes your life?”, you know. (although I would answer Adventure Time, but sshh, let’s play it cool here 😛 )

So anyway, if you’d like to get to know me a little bit better and understand the tarot reading process, read more below! 

1. Were you mentored, or were you self-taught?

Both! At first I started to self-teach myself by decoding the cards through the long ass description written in the book. Why? Because there’s no way you can decode the symbols in tarot in just one description. Strangely, the correct description will have like a yellow highlight inside my head and I wasn’t sure why. So I joined a supernatural club to ask around, met interesting mentors, and eventually studied under this guy’s wing. Basically what my first mentor did was galvanising me to throw my book away, opened my heart chakra, and forced me to read purely by intuition because he said I can actually do it without the book. The next few months were spent by him paying closely to my reading style and make sure I can convey the message in a neutral way.

2. Are you a psychic or a Tarot reader?

Both too! I use my clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, and claircognizance ability to decode the card’s message. I also love to speak to ghosts, work with deities, and performing occasional rituals and spell casting to achieve my goals.

3. Are your predictions accurate, and is accuracy important to you?

I wouldn’t say that my predictions is always accurate, nor that it’s important to me, but I do wish that the baseline that I always establish on the first few minutes of the session resonates with the querent. That’s usually how I gauge whether my intuition is working fine. Sometimes I wish I can predict the future, but then, it is always important to understand that we are all just human. Sometimes, ignorance is a bliss (which I have learned the hard way) because as you know, spoiler sucks. I always tell my clients before we start a session that future will always change and the biggest influence is my client’s very own free will. What I always like to do is to give multiple future options to my clients to cater their best interest so they can act upon whichever future they desire. Read more about this on my FAQ here.

4. Is there anything you can’t predict in a reading?
Of course! I can’t predict an exact timeline, just a rough estimate. I can’t predict an exact future too. Sometimes the card won’t tell me the answer if the card believes that the querent holds the key to the future. The querent would have to make up their mind first before I can peek inside their veil. Or, the card will decide not to tell the querent if there is an important information that they shouldn’t hear yet until a certain event happens in their life.

5. Do you use only Tarot, or are you multi-disciplinary?

Definitely multi-disciplinary! I’m currently dabbling in tarot and astrology, but I’d love to learn scrying, runes, or palmistry. I’m able to read people through their energy, but since I am not yet able to filter the information, I decided to close it a liiiittle bit until I’m ready. Like I said before, spoiler sucks. 😭

6. Is the message in the cards, or in your head?

I use my psychic ability to read the cards, so I often get clairvoyant flashes, hear the answer, or feel the emotion of the querent through cards. But some decks do like to point me to a particular symbol in their card (for instance, Tarot of The Animal Lords).

7. Are you a priest or a fortune-teller?

I am definitely not either of them. I’m not priest-like religious, but I do practice mindfulness and spirituality. As for fortune-teller, my work does not involve reading to please the client or to forecast their next fortunate events. Some readings may not sound like music to the querent’s ears, but it will still be something that they need to listen. My profession is more like an advisor or a counsellor where I would advise my client into making the right decision that will benefit them in a long run.

8. Are you a fixer or a looker?

A little bit of both, I guess? Whenever I’m in a session, I will put my energy and my thoughts into my clients. I’d like to help them as much as I could, by providing suggestions to help them with any issues they are dealing with. Eventually this will come back to their own free will and I will not push them to take my advice, but at least they will come home knowing that there is always a solution for their problem.

9. Do you read for free, or for fee?

I read for a fee. But I do read for free for other tarot readers or for charities as my own form of giving back to the community.

10. Is there anything you won’t predict in a reading?

I don’t want to predict death or any kinds of ending for that matter, or anything related to medical, legal, or financial advice. My lack of experience in such fields does not give me the right qualification to advise you. You can read more about this on my FAQ page.

I hope you enjoy my answers, Witchlings! If you are a tarot reader and you too have a tarot blog, try to answer these questions! Mention your blog in the comments section too so I can read your answers. It’s interesting to see how different each tarot readers are yet we are in this peculiar world together. ❤️

You can also connect with me by following me on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a blessed day!

Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at to book a private counseling session with me.

how to bond with your tarot cards

My Bohemian Cats Tarot in Bukit Asah, Bali

My Bohemian Cats Tarot in Bukit Asah, Bali

Hello, Witchlings!

I just realised that I haven’t written that many articles about tarot (or that many blog post in general) ever since I got busy with my tarot gigs in Ubud, Bali.

Today I have this idea to walk you through on how to bond with your tarot cards as I came across some clients who are in dire need of sharpening their intuition. Tarot has always been the best remedy for me. I can just pick up a card, do a few readings for myself, and my intuition will get back on track. If you wonder, yes, your intuition may stop working at some point if you choose not to listen to it or choose to close it. But don’t worry, you can always open it again.

However, just having the cards alone won’t help you to unlock the ability in a flash. Being a tarot reader takes a lot of time, a lot of hard work, and most importantly, requires a strong connection between you and your card as the gateway to the universe’s library. First thing that you need to do before you start is to bond with the cards before deciding to use it to read strangers.

1. Understand what your tarot cards' personality is

I believe that different tarot cards are meant for different purposes. My Bohemian Cats tarot are very chatty, witty, and friendly. The moment I touched them, I knew that they would be amazing cards specifically for love life reading. My Thoth cards, on the other hand, is very firm and philosophical. Hence why Thoth is now becoming my staple cards for spiritual related questions. I have also baptised him to be the one who helps me with my Tarotscope readings.

By understanding your card’s personality and purposes, your intuition would immediately tell you how to bond with them. Some cards like to be touched by strangers, some cards don’t. Some cards like to talk to you about mundane things, while some others are very secretive and reserved. Read the cards’ description or search any reviews about it to get to know them a little bit further.

2. Carry the tarot cards with you everywhere you go (sleeping included!)

By carrying your cards everywhere you go, your cards would get new information about you everyday. Their energy and personality would be merged with you subconsciously. Do this for at least a week to get your tarot cards up and running with your pace.

3. Find the card's guardian and talk to them

This is an uncanny practice, but what I usually do is look at all of the cards and find their guardian; that one card who represents the whole deck. How to find out? These guardians would have the strongest presence compared to the others. Once I find them, I usually would meditate and talk to them. For me this is an important process to get your cards to bond with you. The more you bond with the guardian, the easier you can talk to them without even touching the cards. You can ask a question through channeling and the guardian will answer it for you. Interesting, right?

4. Practice, practice, practice!

I cannot emphasise this further because practice does make perfect! Train your cards to work in your favour by asking them various questions to push their limits. No need to feel restricted by their personality.

When I first met Thoth tarot, he would reject any vanilla questions, because he believed that he was meant for bigger purposes. He would also give me wisdoms instead of general reading, which was quite irritating because my querents were not always interested in wisdom. But slowly after a few years, Thoth has become more and more accustomed with the common people questions. He can even answer cheesy love questions, despite his firm yet occasional ‘tough love’ suggestions.

The truth is, you can always mould your cards’ characteristic to assist you with your readings. Their original personality wouldn’t be gone completely, they are just going to get a new kind of ability. Something that they would get only if the owner chooses to push their limit. Read for yourself, read for your friends, read as much as you can.

What would happen if I decide not to bond with my cards?

Fresh cards are usually unable to present you with a lot of details during the reading. They can also misinterpret your question and are more prone to give you the wrong answer. If you’re thinking of jumping to tarot reading without having to bond with your cards in prior, you may stumble upon some tarot reader block here and there. Bonding time with your cards will help you to acquire a more precise answer within a very short period of time (mine would be maximum 5 second). You will also require less energy as you read more with your cards. A fresh new deck would often leave you feeling lethargic and hungry, something that would not happen once you spent a few months or years bonding with your card.

Anyway, if you have some questions regarding tarot reading, feel free to contact me through email or the comment section below.

Happy bonding!

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at to book a private counseling session with me.