Over the past few days, I've had some reminders that people seek out a reading for different reasons.
Some people just want to know what's going to happen In The Future. Others want insight into what's going on. Some want a shoulder to cry on, and some want a messenger to kill.
When someone needs a shoulder, I hear them out and pull cards as they talk. Hopefully, the cards that come up will help the person handle the situation that they need to vent about.
As for the people who seem to be bent on killing the messenger, I don't take it personally. I realize that whatever's got their fuse so short is making them so worked up that they are taking it out on the nearest possible person. I know I didn't make their fuse short or light the fuse. All I can do is stay civil and let them blow off their steam.
I can't blame the people who just want to Know The Future. That's how a lot of people who are interested in Tarot and other readings start out.
Hopefully, though, if they become a regular patron of card readers, they'll grow into the people who are in search of insight. That's what the cards are best used for: getting some insight into what's going on, and deciding on what the best actions might be to get them where they want to go.