|My first Tarot client wore these!|
Any time I see red Dr Ms, I think of her :-)
My first proper, paid reading was at Witchfest in Glasgow. Can't remember the year, but there were two other stalwarts from TABI who had travelled up from England to take part in this annual event.
I was as nervous as a very nervous thing. In fact, I'd say I was as nervous as the MOST nervous thing and as we set up our reading stations I realised that I was the most poorly prepared of the trio.
Well, it was my first time!
The tables were using as reading stations were pretty tatty and my colleagues produced the most wonderful reading cloths and swathes of silk to prettify their stalls. I had nothing. Well, I had a supermarket plastic bag and I contemplated turning it inside out and using that. Even I knew that would look even more rubbish than the chewing-gum bobbled tabletop. In the end I just went with the naked table. Brave.
My colleagues had bowls of sweets, business cards and a myriad of different decks. I had my Rider Waite Smith. And was developing perspiration stains under my arms.
Soon there were lots of people queuing up for readings, but such was my nervousness, I kept directing my potential sitters to the other two readers.
Then the lovely Sharon announced that she and the other reader were going for a cup of tea. Basically, to force me to read! Well, I'm assuming it was that. Maybe they were just fed up with me looking like a frightened puppy in the corner.
And so it came to pass that a very sweet girl wearing purple feathery wings and red Doc Marten boots (and other clothes!) became my first paid reading.
It was nerve-racking - but really good fun!
She was very pleased with her reading - and that was it! I've never looked back.
So, you know what's coming next.....tell me about YOUR first Tarot reading! Was it fun? Was it a disaster?