Batshua (batshua) wrote in 8ofpentacles,

Hi, I'm Batshua!

I've been dabbling in tarot for about a year. I've recently had a renaissance of reading tarot for strangers, which I think is a great way to exercise my tarot skills. I currently have eight decks:

African Tarot
Whimsical Tarot
Hanson-Roberts Tarot
Tarot Nova
Gill Tarot
Lurianic Tarot
Tarot of the Dead / Tarot de los Muertos
Bright Idea Deck

I am willing to attempt a reading with any of them, however, I reserve the right to request a deck change, as some of my decks may not want to read for certain people. As far as I can tell, the Whimsical and Hanson-Roberts decks don't seem to mind who is asking, but some of the other decks can get finnicky and give me junky cards if they are not in the mood.

I prefer to do my readings live over IM in order to foster a better connection and level of understanding between the querent and the reader. I have AIM/ICQ/.mac, Yahoo, GTalk/LJTalk/Jabber, MySpaceIM, and IRC. If the querent wants, I send a copy of the cards drawn at the end of the reading so that the querent can look at them and think about the question further in case something else comes to mind over the next few days.

I seem to do my best work when I don't know the question until after I've done the preliminary reading. I think I work more intuitively that way and sometimes knowing the question causes me to "force" the interpretation and add my own bias. Of course, once I've done a preliminary interpretation, sometimes knowing the question allows me to answer the question more specifically.

Feel free to comment here or message me and ask me whatever about myself.

Anyway, it's nice to be here and I hope to trade readings soon!

Be well,
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