I was pretty surprised -- thought not really since of course I've long ago come to expect synchronicities -- to read this post from Lisa Lloyd at Tarotize:Tarotize: Calling All Seers, Oracles and Prophets! I've been discussing this and going through this very issue intensely the past couple of days.
I believe that we, as tarot readers, need to stop belittling ourselves and our skills. We are seers and have skills and talents that people need. We are psychically and metaphysically in the know. And if we have honed those skills, we are able to help people tremendously in their day-to-day lives as well as when they are undergoing traumatic events. If you are a tarot reader and not willing to step up to the position of spiritual guide, then please put your cards away.
You were drawn to use the Tarot (or the Runes, Playing Cards, Dice, Pendulum, Tea Leaves etc) as part of your calling.
Said calling is Divine and ordained by the Everlasting.
You have a gift. It is unique. It helps you connect the dots between seen and unseen worlds. Not everyone can do this. Not everyone wants this gift. But every single soul on this planet will need this gift at one point or another in their lives. This is where you come in.
Thank you Lisa. And I love that image she used on her blog, which is why I've stolen it and posted it here. :)