This is it, it’s getting late, one of your friend knows tarot and everyone is hyped – but not you, and you are not a bit curious. Embarrassing, isn’t it? Leave a professional reader explain you the best divination séance étiquette to avoid being rude on accident.
If you ever happen to be in a group performing as a tarot skeptical not open to the experience, I ask you kindly as a professional to leave before I have to ask. It’s not bringing anything positive to anyone present (including you) and telling a practitioner their bullshiting while they are doing their best is an utter lack of respect, especially if you have already been asked to behave before.
Why is étiquette so important during a tarot reading séance
Performing a reading about deep personal issues of a consultant in front of a small crowd takes a lot, and we usually try to weed out people like you who will only be annoyed and not gain a single thing from it. We all have personal believes that should be respected – the diviner will be working hard on the seance, and managing everyone is part of it, even though we have to focus on the really intimate questions consultants ask. Looking excessively bored or annoyed is disrespectful for everyone, and disturbs the safe place we, as tarot pratictionner, try to create to discuss secret and intimate matters.
What to do if you want to leave or not being involved in a group tarot or divination Seance
However, it is sometimes difficult in groups if people who are close. Believe me, leaving upperhand is more respectful than forcing yourself into an experience you don’t want, ultimately to disturb it or be taken out anyway.
I know besides of practitioners it is not a widely known fact – we are daily forced to indulge in things we would rather not, and wait it out sighting. However, the étiquette is different for fortune telling in general. I mean it with no ill intention when I say refusing to participate or leave discreetly will be appreciated as an act of respect for our performance, even if it is counter-intuitive.
Also, if you are a skeptical and asked to leave before a personal session, it’s meant with no harm but as an act of self respect for everyone involved, including you. We all have personal boundaries and they don’t have to be crossed! I weed out people only if I believe it is the best for everyone, and never without discussion.
Dealing with loud skeptics
Sometimes, skeptics can’t help being loud, whether on purpose (I got called bullshiting on my face, which brang nothing but discomfort since it was a friend of theirs I was reading to…) or not (sighting loudly of boredom). This has to be dealt immediately. Here is what I do :
- I stop very calmly what I was saying.
- I remind everyone to respect the space and stay silent or leave
- If insistant on sabotaging, I make them leave
- Usually other people assisting the seance will help them out or into silent. In my case, they ended up leaving and the seance was alright after that. Never start arguing, it is useless and will bring a bad vibe!
At the end of the day, I told my friends sometimes reading tarot for groups is like playing these boards games where you have to guess the liar – you must be able to stress out and get rid of the risk factors, while staying focused and relevant.
And you, what casual activity helps you for tarot reading?
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions I will be pleased to answer them.