Are You Supposed to Tip Tarot Readers?

Are You Supposed to Tip Tarot Readers

Do You Tip Tarot Readers?

If you are familiar with psychics and tarot readers, you know that there are many reasons to believe that their services could be legitimate. If you are interested in getting a psychic reading but are unfamiliar with this world, you might not know how to conduct yourself. For example, you might wonder whether or not you should tip tarot readers.

You are not expected to tip a tarot reader in most cases, although tips are often appreciated if it is your choice. If you were impressed by the practitioner’s abilities, you are free to leave a tip. Remember that the tarot reader should never ask you for a tip and that the asking is a red flag.

If you are interested in getting a tarot card reading, read on. You might learn a few things that can familiarize you with this world before getting your first reading.

What Is a Tarot Reading?

Tarot cards are a deck that includes 78 cards. Each of these cards has its own story, images, and symbols. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that reflect daily trials and tribulations in human life, as well as 22 Major Arcana cards that represent important spiritual and karmic lessons.

Many people might see this as just a deck of cards, but others see these cards as embodying all of the spiritual lessons that human beings can learn in life. Tarot is one way in which people can learn how to make better choices, reach their goals, and develop themselves in the best way possible.

A lot of people also believe that tarot cards are supposed to predict your future. However, this is not what they are all about. Tarot card readers use their own intuition and inner wisdom to interpret the imagery within the cards.

They are said to create a connection to our subconscious minds so that we can tap into our higher selves’ inner wisdom and bring it into our conscious awareness. Tarot card readers are said to be tapping into a pearl of collective wisdom, to which we are all connected, in order to obtain helpful information for another person.

Should You Tip a Tarot Card Reader?

If you are wondering whether you should tip your tarot card reader, this really depends on the service that he or she has provided. If you find that the service was good and worthy of a tip, you can feel free to leave one. However, if this is a new tarot card reader and you doubt his or her legitimacy, you don’t need to worry about tipping.

You definitely do not need to tip if you are unsatisfied with the service, particularly if the person has revealed at some point (probably unintentionally) that he or she is a fraud or charlatan.

If you were happy with the reading but do not feel comfortable tipping or cannot afford a tip, there are other things that you can do. You can refer friends to the reader’s services or post a positive review online. They are likely to appreciate this a great deal as well.

Tipping a Tarot Reader

How Much Should You Tip a Tarot Card Reader?

Keep in mind that you are not required to tip at all. However, you might be confused about how much you should leave if you decide to leave a tip. You should basically follow the same rules that you would at a restaurant. If you feel like 15 to 20 percent is enough when you are tipping at a restaurant, you should apply the same principle to a tarot card reader.

However, these situations can vary significantly. If you are getting your reading in a party setting, many readers will offer the tarot card readings at a flat rate that has been previously negotiated with the host or hostess.

Generally, this rate will be much less than the typical rate charged by that individual, as a service to the people who are attending the party. In this situation, it is appropriate for both the guests and the host to leave a tip.

This also applies at fairs, where the event coordinators often control the prices that readers can charge. In many cases, regardless of their ability, this is limited to a standard price.

However, if you are visiting the tarot card reader in his or her own home or office, it is not as much of an expectation that they received a tip. In this case, you really only should leave a tip if you are very impressed with their service and really want to reward them.

If the reading is cheap or even free, you might be wondering how exactly you should be applying the percentage rule. In this situation, it would be nice just to leave a 10 dollar tip. Your reader will very much appreciate this, and it would be a very good thing to do if you were satisfied with the reading.

What If a Tarot Reader Asks for a Tip?

It makes sense to tip workers who are paid less than minimum wage, which is why so many people find it condemnable not to do so. However, if an employee makes more than minimum wage, many would say that there is no social or moral obligation to leave them a tip for their services.

However, the majority of tarot card readers probably cannot support themselves and their families simply by giving the readings. In many cases, they will offer other services, such as Reiki and meditations. In these cases, your tip can be very helpful to them.

What you should be aware of is that it is completely inappropriate for any tarot reader to ask for a tip. It is already considered socially inappropriate for even restaurant workers who are making less than minimum wage to ask for tips, even though the tips are expected in this situation. This is even more, the case with a tarot reader, whom you are already paying for the reading itself.

If a tarot reader actually asks you for a tip, this is a significant red flag. Most legitimate psychic professionals will straightforwardly conduct their business and are not looking to swindle you out of money. They want to use their gifts to help you and are not necessarily concerned with getting extra money outside of the service’s basic pay.

There are many people who provide these sorts of services, which are not legitimate. They are more likely to try to get as much money as they can out of their clients. You should also consider it a red flag if they offer you extra services or advice if you leave a tip.

If a tarot card reader genuinely wants to help you, as most legitimate readers will, they will not withhold information from you because you are not willing to give them extra money.


If you go for a tarot card reading, you definitely should not feel pressure to tip in any way. It is absolutely your choice, and you should do whatever feels right to you based on your own abilities and how worthwhile you feel the reading was.

Remember that if you are satisfied with the reading, you can help the professional via word of mouth, even if leaving a monetary tip is not an option. Most of the time, it is going to be a judgment call. If you really want to tip your tarot reader, he or she will likely appreciate it.