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How much time do you spend preparing before readings?

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For people who give readings - how much time do you spend in prep mode? I've always been curious. 

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(@suzanstars)
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That depends on the situation. I could sometimes give readings on the spot so there’s no time to prepare. But if I do have time to prepare, I like having at least a day to look at things and contemplate on them. One time, I had a lot of time because the person wanted it written up. I think I took about two months to complete it. It was pretty in depth and that led to a 2 hour phone conversation after she had processed all of it. It was a totally different experience for both of us. I found myself learning so much from that, but it did take a lot of energy having more time with it as compared to doing it on the spot. 

I do believe that people get what they (we) need when it’s time and I truly enjoy observing it unfold. Whatever that may look like. 

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@suzanstars Thanks for your reply. I also really like having a window of time before a reading to contemplate while doing other tasks to see what "floats to the surface" kind of thing. 

I wish more people would request written reports from me (I think I over deeper insight when I get the chance to write).  That was a lot of work you put into yours but sounds like it was very impactful. 

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I usually will spend maybe 15 minutes to an hour or so. Just depends...I just roll with my intuition. I don't want to do a research project unless it is very specific request. I know of a very successful vedic astrologer who doesn't even look at the chart until he is doing the reading! But he is very intuitive and is a counseling based astrologer not predictive based. 

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Amit Bhat
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I have found that giving all the information all at once and preparing in one shot for that is not the best way. Due to my less available time, i just split an hour reading of four 15 minutes readings over the week and cover important things that catch my eye.

That seems to make a greater impact on the person and less burden on self. It's a very unconventional way but gives me lot of satisfaction.

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@amit Hi Amit, I actually agree with splitting up the time. I can tell people can't quite digest all off it in one sitting. For that reason, I often offer to write a summary of the reading which has not been smart from a time/business perspective (because I cannot help myself from writing too much). I also audio record my readings, which should be enough. I should really stop writing summarys.  

Appreciate your response, I think I'll start breaking mine into two sessions, or at least offering that as an option. 

 

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@amit I really like your approach! Thanks for the idea. I may implement that in my services. It may be better for everyone and only way to know is to try it out.

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Amit Bhat
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@suzanstars @brooke

I am doing audio recording. That's the easiest and fastest way for me. 

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Thanks for the replies, it's interesting to hear how others do things. I guess on average I prep for 2 hours: 1 hour for technique crunching and writing down the results, the other hour for being distracted/daydreaming/staring at the screen/flipping to other charts, etc. LOL

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