Re: Tarot for sale?
[*] I should practice and study more on tarot before I sell anything?
~Practice is never a bad idea, but there really does come a time when you have to suck it up and give a reading for someone you don't know. (Been there, done that!) It's scary, yes, because you can't be positive 100% of the time that you're going to get it right. If you don't? Spend more time with your cards. Honestly, I *still* don't know all of my Minor Arcana book meanings by heart. However, I've been reading Tarot cards for over eight years, and I can tell you that people who memorize the book, half of the time, don't know their cards. If your book tells you that the Two of Swords is 'indecision,' and the spread is telling you the decisions already made, and it was a bad one, your cards are the ones to listen to. *nodnod* Spend enough time with your deck, and it'll start giving you all the info you need. The books/advice/spreads that are available are helpful, but you'll have your own relationship with your cards.
[*] I don't know how to market well or hit the right audiance,
~Friends are always a good way to start. Just let them know that you wouldn't mind reading their cards if they ever want a reading. If you're in college, sit in an open space like a coffee shop and play with your cards a little. People will see you and curiosity will pull them in.
[*] I am afriad of encrouching on the local Esoseric store's business (they sell cards not reading though)
~If they sell cards, like everyone else has said, you're not infringing at all. They offer the cards, you offer interpretation. *shrug* It's like buying a yo-yo, but you still have a friend show you how to Walk the Dog.
[*] I am afriad of scamming (want to give accurate readings and make them fun)
~Whatever you do, DON'T bluff. People can tell a bluff a mile away, and you'll just kill your credibility if you try to sound like you know what you're doing when you don't. One thing to keep in mind is telling whoever you're reading for to have a *very* clear question in mind. One thing that my cards have a habit of is picking up on subconscious issues and talking about those. The person I'm reading for will say at first that the answer doesn't pertain to their question, but by the time I've read the spread, they understand why the cards picked up on that. So a very CLEAR question is helpful.
Another thing is make sure you know your deck. Seriously. I've seen a lot of people pick up decks and start reading, knowing not a damn thing, and they're totally misreading the cards because they don't *know* them. (It's almost funny to watch.) Tarot reading isn't some uber-mystical thing only a gifted few know- anyone can learn it, and with more experience, you'll get better.
One thing you'll have to decide is what kind of reader you're going to be. The fluffy kind or the honest kind. Most of the readers I've been to/talked to ended up being the fluffy kind who didn't want to break bad news to people. Well, the problem with that is the querent is GOING to run into problems later, and if they're bouncing around with your fluffy reading in mind, they'll be completely unprepared. I'm brutally honest, and people I know come *back* to be me because of that. Bad news sucks, but it's better to be prepared.
[*] and, I don't know if I need permisson from the gov or have legal issues (like license?)
~*headtilt* If you're just doing a few readings to pick up a handful of bucks here and there, I doubt it. If you were thinking about setting yourself up professional- i.e. to make a living- then you might need to seek a business license. I've never been paid for Tarot readings myself- well, Fenshae bought me breakfast once; does that count?- but I know some of the fluffy readers did, and they weren't whomped by the IRS.
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