Practical Guidance Choosing A Tarot Reader Online

Things have come a long way since my youth and cliched movies when Tarot Readings were frequently done by mysterious old women in secluded booths, masked by beaded curtains. 

Now, in a time of more and more uncertainty and disillusion in the world at large. There is an increasing demand for divination in our daily lives as we search for meaning and certainty. Tarot and Oracle Card readings, on YouTube, TikTok and even Instagram have become more and more accessible and popular. As a result have attracted its quota of copycats and dubious readers...

But how can you tell?

Many readers engage in their work with a genuine desire to help clients sort out life issues and offer the insight to help them do so. But there are people practicing without good ethics, due care and attention to the Client's feelings or even an understanding of how to deliver a meaningful and positive Tarot experience. They are in it purely to make money.

And I think that along to a certain extent this has made the public skeptical. There is a need to be careful, with so many people advertising readings of various kinds, how do you tell where you are likely to get good information and what is likely to be a rip off?

Well, for one thing, you should look out for personal contact. Usually individual readers who set up their own websites are more reliable. If a site has been around for some time, if the reader is experienced and is willing to answer any inquiry you may have, then the signs are good.

Naturally you want your credit card details to be secure. Websites where secure payment systems are used are a good bet. Paypal is an example of a well established payment agency. A good website is likely to use this type of secure system, to protect its clients. It pays to be more cautious about sites which don't use these types of systems and which take your card details themselves. A bona fide website will also outline clearly what type of reading you get for your money and how much that reading is.

Areas where caution is needed are websites where there is no clearly identifiable person dealing with the readings. If it's organized by a virtually anonymous company, what are you getting? If there is no interaction with a real person, be cautious. Will the information you receive be genuine or something printed from a long list of options by a computer? If you are asked to send in your mobile phone number to receive your reading in that way, be very cautious.

How much are the charges? Is this a one-off reading or will you be sent regular readings and how much will they be? If you are going to speak to a psychic on the phone, how much are the per minute charges? How much will they add up to if you speak for an hour, which is not uncommon? Often these kinds of operations are run by people who teach their readers to keep clients talking so they will spend more and more money.

Ethical readings involve a one off payment for a well described service.

To avoid problems it is best to select a reading type from a site which offers a range of options. If you want detailed information about your life over the coming year, then you would be looking at a reading which is quite substantial and for which you would pay more. Simpler questions such as, will I find a lover?, can be covered in smaller layouts. 

The issue is that you should choose a reading and know the cost beforehand. Sometimes clients think if they pay more they will hear more. This is another misconception about the nature of divination and it can be encouraged by readers whose focus is on making more money.

There is usually a limit to how much can be seen about an issue at any time by a reader. So, if you choose an appropriate reading, it should cover the issue you are looking at adequately and there should be no need to have more readings on that topic. Indeed it can be unproductive to ask the same question again and again.


Provided you bear these points in mind, then the Internet offers a wide range of readers, from different traditions, who are able to help you in your quest to understand your life better. That is what a reading should be. It should not be a lip trembling moment of consulting about your fate but a genuine enquiry into the possibilities around you at the time. Bearing all this in mind, may your readings be fruitful!

Which Tarot Lifecraft reading is for me?

⚔️ Celtic Cross - questions such as, will I find a lover?, or, is now a good time to move house? can be covered in smaller layouts like this.

🌍Celtic Compass - more involved problem solving type questions such as, how do I deal with a difficult work situation?

♾️ Seeker's Special - if you are looking for long and lasting change, or just to get to know your own heart & mind better then this a great place to start!

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