We’re seeing a school of thought that focuses primarily on Tarot as a tool for personal empowerment and forging one’s future. I wouldn’t say that some proponents of this mindset are poo-poo’ing the use of Tarot for fortune telling, but it feels like there’s definitely an attempt to separate from the predictive use of the cards. Can the Tarot be used both to predict the future as well as co-create it?
In this episode, I talk with Hilary Parry Haggerty about using the Tarot for prediction. Hilary, a fellow card-slinger, shares her perspective on the good, bad, and interesting of using the Tarot for predictive purposes.
Things you’ll learn:
- How she switched from reading the Tarot for free to charging for her services
- How to look for patterns in a Tarot reading to determine overall themes
- How can someone glean information beyond using the five physical senses
- What is the difference between using the Tarot for self-awareness and using the cards for prediction
- How modern culture influences our expectations of Tarot readings and Tarot readers (as well as other service providers)
- How to overcome the fear of “being wrong” when using the Tarot for prediction
- What the drawbacks are to using Tarot for prediction – especially in situations that involve third parties
- How to approach timing questions in a Tarot reading
About our guest:
Hilary Parry Haggerty is a tarot reader, witch, mentor, editor, and teacher. She has been reading tarot for over 21 years (13 years professionally). She was the winner of Theresa Reed’s (The Tarot Lady) Tarot Apprentice contest in 2011, and has taught classes on tarot and spell-work at The Tarot School’s Readers Studio and Brid’s Closet Beltane Festival. She writes a weekly blog on tarot at her website www.tarotbyhilary.com and has been featured in Maxim Magazine and BuzzFeed.
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