I have a question though. How do the readings work when you do them for other people? Since you do yours over the internet, wouldn't the tarot deck just be infused with your thoughts and feelings? How could it be so accurate for someone else?
As you can tell, I'm still sort of a "noob" with tarot...
Hi persephone, I know your question was directed at someone else, but I'll take a crack at it if you don't mind. :) I've been reading Tarot for about 24 years now, the last decade+ online. As a reader, your emotions should not really have anything to do with your reading. As for your thoughts, so long as you are focused on the other person, then all of that energy is being channeled back and forth between the two of you. Which then goes to the cards, and voila! There's your reading. I've always received compliments on accuracy w/my readings, so I'm gonna say readings online should really be no different than readings in person. (Hell, in person, I won't even let the other person touch my cards...unless it's just to look at them. I cringe when people shuffle my cards! lol)
If you want to learn more about Tarot, I highly recommend Aeclectic.net. It is an awesome forum (one I've neglected for too many years, I must say) & you can really learn a lot there. This thread reminds me of it, b/c there are so many threads talking about which decks you own & which ones you want. *sigh*
I had a Tarot thread up in the Non-Adult area for a bit where I did readings. Even though the readings were "in character," I told the other members I'd be doing a real reading either way. Had some success with it, which was nice. For that, I just did short 3-4 card readings, but I've created spreads that are much bigger. My favourite is my Chakra spread. :) It's HUGE, though...something like 17 cards.
Anyway, hope this helps! I tried runes a few times, but we never "clicked." :(