How To Spend Less Time On Tarot Reading Without Compromising Its Quality.

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Many Tarot readers struggle with completing their readings in a timely fashion. You may be one of them! Especially, if you are a beginner reader and you are establishing your style. You may feel like it takes you an ungodly amount of time and energy to write, edit, and proofread your readings. You don’t want to compromise your work and reputation by limiting yourself to write only half a page either.

It is great to write long readings full of useful information for your clients. It shows them you are a great reader worth coming back to. What is not so great is the fact that many times the amount of time you put into a reading is not reflected in the price you charge (if you are a professional reader) or the depth of feedback you get from your client (if you do free readings). Let’s face it: the risk is that if you charge more money and you are not an established reader yet, you may overprice yourself and ultimately lose clientele. If you cut your readings short, you are going against yourself (your growth) and your psychic gifts.

I am sure you are wondering how to spend less time on the reading without compromising its quality. I have put together seven (7) tips that will help you spend less of your precious time putting the reading together and still provide ample information and quality!

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Are you already utilizing some of these suggestions? What would you add to this list?


  1. Template Document. Create a template document in MsWord. A template is a document type that creates a copy of itself when you open it. This puppy will save you at least 5 minutes. You create the template by opening a “New” document in MsWord. Type all the important headings and text you want to have in there, then click “Save As”à choose “Template Doc” from the drop-down menu. That’s it. In your template, divide your document into logical sections so that a client can easily navigate through it. Don’t forget to make it visually appealing, too! Play with the colors. They could match the color scheme of your logo or website. Your template could contain:
  • Your Client’s Name
  • Date
  • Your Client’s Question – it provides you and your client with a reference to what the reading is about. It is always a good thing to include your client’s question in case there is a case of miscommunication or argument about the reading
  • Reading – write your reading here
  • Closing Statement – for example, “If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you.”
  • Your Signature – You can include not only your name, but also logo or image of yourself. Don’t forget to include your social media links and website


  1. Repeating Thought. Make sure you don’t repeat your thoughts in paragraphs. It will save you a lot of time if you keep that in check. Mentioning one impression one or two times is enough. Don’t repeat yourself. Don’t go around and around in circles describing one thing four different ways. If you catch yourself doing that, just stop and move on. The best way to avoid this is by proofreading your paragraphs. If you find several sentences describing one and the same thing, delete some of them and keep the two that describe your impression the best.
  1. Way of Speech. Avoid using too flowery a language as well as do not use shortened words. Write as you talk. I advise you to write in a concise manner and straight-to-the-point from start to finish. Go straight down to business. Do not write as if you are writing a classical novel. Keep in mind that it’s a Tarot reading meant to give useful information that is clearly understood and easily followed by your client. If your writing style is too eloquent, grandiose, or oratory, your reading will sound too heavy and hard to understand. It may be a turn-off for your clients. Keep it short and simple (KISS). At the same time, do not use abbreviations. Spell out every word. You don’t know if your client knows what you mean to say if you use shortened words or abbreviations. Also make sure you express your thoughts from the beginning to end. Remember that your clients come from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds. Don’t expect the client to “know the point” you are trying to make or that the client will “get it.” People don’t see into your mind; they don’t know how you think and operate, and so please make sure you explain yourself (your impressions) logically and in detail. As time goes by, you will become very proficient at this and you will have to correct your writing during proofreading less and less.
  1. Card Descriptions. Avoid describing the cards drawn as much as possible. Descriptions of imagery are tedious and a dead weight to the reading. Trust me when I say that many people don’t read them if you include them in the reading. They skim through them looking for the intuitive information you promised to give them. Describing the card’s imagery is useful only if it directly relates to the messages from the spirit world. Use a short basic descriptions of the imagery and only if your interpretation comes directly from them. You may need to refer to a symbol or color of the card to make your statement more clear. Otherwise, don’t waste your time. Your clients are not interested in reading about what their cards look like. They can look them up on the Internet after all. Or they will see them right there, in their reading because you have attached them. You definitely should attach images of the cards drawn. It looks professional and people expect it from Tarot readers. They want to see what you write about (most people are visual creatures). It also serves as a good way to promote your skills. Your clients will be in awe when they see how much accurate information you were able to get from one tiny image. Simply copy card images from the Internet and paste them into your document. Please, make sure you have a permission to use your deck’s images. Contact the particular publisher or author. Tarot cards and Tarot decks are protected by copyright.
  1. Reversed Cards. If you pull a reversed card, interpret the reversed card. Avoid writing what the card means in the upright position and then moving on to the reversed card interpretation. No. To save time, go straight to interpreting the reversed position. Otherwise, you are going to analyze one card for too long and from too many angles. Do not get caught up in musing and procrastinating. You need to be focused and aim straight for what’s at the center of attention.
  1. Improve your typing skills. Seriously. You should get it up to at least 60 words per minute (wpm). If you have good keyboarding skills, you can easily write a 2 page reading in 30 minutes or less (from start to finish with images attached). If your fingers know where they are, your eyes and mind are free to focus on copying what’s in your mind. Less distraction means shorter time spent doing a Tarot reading. If you already are skilled in this areas that’s really great! If you are not, there are many free online keyboarding courses.
  1. Voice Recognition Software. It sounds like a great idea and it is, but there are drawbacks. You will have to train it first and that takes some time. You have to voice the punctuation of your sentences, too, – a little detail that could become tedious. If you are in the middle of channeling your intuitive impressions, you may not be thinking about telling the program “period, comma, colon.” If you make a mistake, you will have to tell the program how to correct it. Neither is it cheap and if you are just starting out as a Tarot reader, buying something like this may not be in your budget. I, personally, don’t use the voice recognition software. I prefer staying quiet and typing my words. However, I know Tarot readers who use it and they swear by it. We all are different and have different tastes and so if you want to get this kind of software, by all means do so.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! Are you already utilizing some of these suggestions? What would you add to this list?

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