We have come to the end of the 31 Days of Tarot Challenge. I am a bit sad because the topics of the last days are something I don’t really care a lot about XD. But anyway.
Day 27. Share your first proseffional reading experience (either as a client or as a professional). I… never had one ^^’. I never read for money and I never actually had a reading done by a professional for me.
I’m actually disappointed to never having had the cards read for me. A friend did it for me but it’s not the same thing. Usually… I read for myself. I will hopefully try this this year.
Day 28. Share one celebrity you would refuse to read for and why.
Mmm… no one. I get that many readers don’t want to read for people who are particularly… “immoral”. But I wouldn’t refuse a reading for such a client, and not because I think I could change him (that would be presumptuous of me, and for many reasons). But because I am the the first whose ideas and morality are always “condemned”.
Now, before you think I’m a racist or something: no, I am not. But I also think that “morality” is subjective – so, the morality of a serial killer and mine are actually both valid. It just happens that mine is more helpful/less harmful to society.
I would probably refuse to read for someone who is clearly there to mock tarot or to “find the trick”. But I would do that even if they are not celebrities – plus, if you offer me 1.000.000 dollars to “find the trick” I may accept. That’s a lot of money, and if you *reeeeeeally* want to spend it just reinforcing your prejudices… well… I know what I could do with that money, so I don’t feel compelled to leave them in your pockets ^^.
I told you I had “peculiar” moral stances…
Day 29. How does tarot readings work?
I have no idea. I don’t believe in god (nor a specific one, nor the general idea of an “intelligent” entity which created the universe), and I’m not sure about the Higher Self in a supernatural sense.
Day 30. What is the most inclusive deck you own?
That’s a difficult question, actually. Most of my decks are from Lo Scarabeo: here there is a magazine, sold in the newsstands, which comes with a deck every month, all from Lo Scarabeo. And they are not very much diverse and/or inclusive, I must say.
I think the most inclusive that I own is the Sasuraibito Tarot. It depicts many women, it depicts people of different ethnic groups (also, the “default” ethnic group is Asians, not white people) and they have different body shapes.
Day 31. What are your favourite Tarot apps and how do you use them?
I don’t use many tarot apps, but I have two.
One is the Tarot sampler. It contains some cards from a lot of decks, and it’s a very good way to sample new decks that you are not sure you like. The cards come with the description from the booklet. The booklets themselves can be sampled too… although I would have put more significant parts than the introductions.
The second one is the Urban Tarot app. I didn’t get the deck in time, so I am using the app for now, because I really WANT it XD.
And that’s all for this year :)!