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I try to have as few pet peeves as possible about everything. That includes Tarot.

Dislikes I have that approximate pet peeves: I don't like when people try to shut you up no matter what. And of course the card readers in this town that immediately tell you that there's a curse on you put by your ex, and that it will cost you (at least) $500 to remove it.

(Or maybe there is really a curse on me? )
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Random social event on locally had some tarot readers, one of whom laid out a massive grid of cards, sideways ???? ... and then ignored half of them in the reading, and didn't actually answer the question. Oddest reading ever.
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I'm irritated by any reader who flips cards over from bottom to top rather than side to side, then reads reversals.

Sloppy.
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"Oh, (card here) isn't always negative!"
"Here's how to read (card here) as a good thing!"
"SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS HAPPY HAPPY POSITIVE~!"

That one drives me NUTS. People afraid to acknowledge that certain things in life are bad. Heads being buried in the sand drive me nutty, though that doesn't just apply to tarot.

Faerie based decks are another thing I hate. They're always of the opinion that the faeries are helpful. Haha...what? Have any of these people actually read anything about faeries? They sour milk, kidnap children, and kill livestock. Most of them think humans make a good dinner. Even Tinkerbell straight up tried to murder Wendy, and that was the Disney version of her. I know these types of decks are popular, but I really can't stand them. Expecting a straight answer out of a faerie is laughable at best.

For reference, THIS is a faerie.

I have to restrain myself if I'm ever in a room where someone asks me for a reading and then goes "Well I never believed in this stuff anyway!" You insult me, sir/madam. Hate people like that.

As far as methods to read cards goes, I too share a hatred of clarifiers. I don't like reversals either but I don't mind other people using them. Where I start to roll my eyes is when astrology gets dragged into it.

A most minor of quibbles is with wands = fire and swords = air. I was always of the mind the swords suit represents trials. No one says "trial by air". It's always -fire-.

Earth cards always being read as dull and unmoving...excuse me? Lava is earth, and that reshapes landscapes! Crystals are earth, gems are earth, glass is earth, great sand dunes that constantly shift are earth. Rocks aren't boring or even as static as people make them out to be.

Readers that talk too fast...please stop. STOP. Take a breath. Slow. Down. I have issues with hearing/comprehension in general so if you babble at light speed like an excited monkey that's drank too much coffee I'll catch approximately 0% of what you say and just stare at you blankly.

I had an ex-friend that would always read certain court cards as particular people. Suffice it to say she was a terrible reader.

The Lovers as a choice bugs me. I get that there was that whole "virgin or temptress?" thing on some decks but honestly there are other cards for things like that with more information on them, like the 2 of Swords being not wanting to choose, for example.

"I drew (court card here) that must mean a person with (physical features here)!" How. Does that even work.

Court cards as double elements I find both irksome and confusing. I mean that's great that you read card whatever as "fire of wind" but all that says to me is that someone needs to stop eating beans for dinner.

Something about people that say they work with angels just makes me uncomfortable in general.

People that try to handle my decks (or any of my things, really) without my permission are just asking for a punch in the face. They always break it/smudge it/bend it/cover it in their awful perfume/ketchup/something.

I'm quite the grumpy cat, aren't I?
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That's quite a list Nightmeru and I agree completely with at least 90% of it.

I am of the 'just read the cards' opinion. Don't give me personal opinions, your life is not my life. What worked for you won't work for someone else, just read the cards as they fall; don't try and twist them to suit your worldview.
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That's quite a list Nightmeru and I agree completely with at least 90% of it.
And I forgot one at that! XD

Perhaps it's because I tend to hang out in places where a lot of people fall somewhere outside the realms of "dude" or "chick", but reading court cards as always someone of a fixed gender just doesn't work for me.
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I'm irritated by any reader who flips cards over from bottom to top rather than side to side, then reads reversals.
Don't ever ask me for a reading

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Sloppy.
Disagree. I do this absolutely consistently, yet 99% of the time the spread ends up the right way up for me. It works, that's the only justification I need...if I turn over sideways it all goes to pot.
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For the people irritated by cards of the day on Instagram and the like, is there a better way of presenting that? I'd like to start sharing the card I draw for myself each day, but I'm not trying to say it is everybody's card of the day. I do really enjoy getting involved with the Instagram tarot community in my small way.

I'll be going for one or two cards on a simple background, so no concerns about unrealistic elaborate and highly decorated spreads from me...
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Ah, yes . . .

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"Oh, (card here) isn't always negative!"
"Here's how to read (card here) as a good thing!"
"SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS HAPPY HAPPY POSITIVE~!"
This is a HUGE pet peeve for me, too.

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Court cards as double elements I find both irksome and confusing. I mean that's great that you read card whatever as "fire of wind" but all that says to me is that someone needs to stop eating beans for dinner.
Ha! Yeah, I am utterly confused and irritated by readers who do the "double element" method with court cards.

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Something about people that say they work with angels just makes me uncomfortable in general.
Yes!! This. For one thing, I don't believe in the existence of angels. But insofar as I understand the concept of judeo-christian angels, they aren't exactly something that humans would want to "work with" anyway.

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I am of the 'just read the cards' opinion. Don't give me personal opinions, your life is not my life. What worked for you won't work for someone else, just read the cards as they fall; don't try and twist them to suit your worldview.
This is a tremendous pet peeve for me, and I see it happen quite a bit in online readings. As a sitter, I'm not there to seek the reader's personal advice or life story or worldview. I'm there simply to hear about the cards -- the cards they have pulled for ME, which has not got anything to do with THEM.
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I'm irritated by any reader who flips cards over from bottom to top rather than side to side, then reads reversals.

Sloppy.
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Don't ever ask me for a reading

Disagree. I do this absolutely consistently, yet 99% of the time the spread ends up the right way up for me. It works, that's the only justification I need...if I turn over sideways it all goes to pot.
I agree with Earthhair! I read Reversals and I ALWAYS--EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. turn the cards over bottom to top. I believe that consistency is the only key. I won't let the client turn them because I don't trust them to do it "right" or be consistent.

Otherwise: I have a pet peeve too: if I hear one more thing about the shadow card or (worst) the quint, I will have to SCREAM!!!

I suppose they work for some, but for me, reading about them is too over complicating.

Barb
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