Tarot Readings: Should You Go In-Person or Online?

Posted on November 16, 2019
Updated on October 29, 2020

In the digital age, you no longer have to seek a local Tarot reader to divine your future or soothe your worries.

Whether you’ve found a Tarot reader through their social media or website, you may have noticed that not only are a variety of readers more accessible, but there are opportunities to receive long-distance readings through the internet.

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Cue the Questions

Do Tarot readings online actually work? How does it work? Doesn’t a reader need to see you to read you? How will the reading get to you? Should you trust a Tarot app?

The short answer is that yes, they can work - as for everything else, it depends. When it comes to the finer details, results shall surely vary. Some readers will send you your reading by email. Some readers will set up a phone call, others will need to see your face or your name; Thankfully, we live in a world where the power of the Internet and other technologies accommodate all of those things.

Though the differences between an in-person and online Tarot reading may be more minimal than you expect. Because the Tarot transcends time, distance, and works primarily with energy rather than physical presence, the true variation could be concerning, depending on your preferred experience, not in effectivity.

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Should I Get an In-Person Tarot Reading or an Online Tarot Reading?

To decide whether an in-person or online Tarot reading is suited for you and your needs, ask yourself the following questions to make the choosing process smooth-sailing.

1. How strong is your memory?

If the reading you wish to receive is a forecast into the future, having an email or audio/video reading will allow you to hold on to the finer details of the predictions.

If you’re less into remembering the exact details of your reading and instead like to prioritize other parts of the experience, an in-person reading might be ideal. While some in-person readers allow for note-taking or recording, the reader’s policies will vary so you’ll want to double-check with them before booking!

2. Are you a homebody or a traveler?

One benefit of online Tarot readings is that you can receive a Tarot reading right in the comfort of your own home.

For those who don’t feel like getting up and moving for the sake of reading or are nervous about venturing into a reader’s establishment, an online reading can still fulfill that need. You must consider whether the atmosphere of your reading is important to you because many think that sitting in a reader’s space and soaking in their environment can be a crucial part of the reading experience! Some readers have super cool reading studios or setups, and you won’t want to miss out on the aura of the space.

3. Are you more of a conversationalist or a listener?

While some online readings are via video messaging services or phone calls, in-person readings tend to lead to further intimate and in-depth conversation. If you believe that Tarot readings need to be a two-way street of direct back-and-forth communication, engagement, and face-to-face time, then these options are essential to consider.

If you’re more interested in kicking back and listening, an email or recorded video reading may be more your speed.

In Conclusion

Overall, before hitting that “book” or “checkout” button, be sure to take some time to read up on the reader’s policies, delivery style, and practices to see if they align with yours. Even if Tarot in-person or online share a lot of the same core features, the delivery and presentation can be a whole piece of the pie for many looking to receive guidance, and your reading should feel like nothing less than the full package.

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An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her… Learn More About The Author »

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