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Terry Reed Martin and Tarodactyl started the Facebook group, Tarot Travellors, to chat about “doing tarot readings in mobile settings and public gigs,” according to Terry.

She recently shared a great post with a lot of tips and tricks for doing tarot readings at outdoor events.

Tips For Tarot Travellin And Outdoor Gigs

I have done mobile tarot for years. My thoughts are :

  • Wind and noise are not tarot friendly at outdoor gigs. Don’t face sun…its hot and blinding if outdoors. A canopy is a must.
  • Keep it simple…large draws can be time-consuming, and in my experience, most won’t remember all that info.
  • It can be exhausting…take a cushion, cough drops, and bottled water, plus snacks that won’t make you sleepy ie. Carbs.
  • Think about what your fee will be. If it’s too high, it might repel some.
  • Note what season it is and play to that.
  • Keep your stuff at a manageable size. It gets hard if it’s too heavy and you have to go a long distance to your assigned place.
  • Take a timer. 15 minutes is plenty unless you’re a seasoned reader and good at managing the public.
  • Ground yourself. Sage the area. State your affirmation, and take a deck you don’t work with personally—only with the public. A lot of use will tear up your deck and it will get ” dirty. “
  • Take a hand cleanser.
  • I bought a wagon to transport my small collapsible table.
  • Pack all tarot things in one bag.
  • A small ice chest is good to have. I freeze small bottles of water and they keep each other cold while thawing. 6-8 is usually enough. If you drink a lot, you pee a lot, so try to be near a bathroom. This is not only great for you, but also because there’s lots of traffic.
  • Don’t rent a spot that’s isolated.
  • I wear a diffuser necklace with essential oils like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree to ward off colds and flu.
  • Take breaks; you’ll need to refresh.
  • Have fun. I love outdoor gigs and fairs, craft shows, etc. 💞

What do you think? Do you have any tips to add to the list? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!