There is no established standard for frequency of
readings. Although some tarot enthusiasts have an
opinion about getting too many readings and creating a
dependency on readings, there is no literature that
defines how often is too much.
Still, from time to time the question does come up.
There is a belief that a person could become dependent
on what the cards say and not make decisions or take
actions on their own. The assumption here is that
readings can become habit-forming and reliance on a
reader for support can be overdone.
But dependency on readings is more myth than fact. If
you use tarot daily for meditation, journaling, or for
any other growth process, are you dependent on tarot?
Tarot can be used for guidance and as a tool for
personal evolution. These processes can take longer for
some than for others.
The frequency with which tarot is used for oneself
depends on how important tarot becomes to the
individual practitioner. Many are perpetual students of
tarot while others earn money from it, so it is used,
discussed or written about on a daily basis.
When reading for yourself, the frequency with which you
use tarot is a matter of personal choice. When reading
for others, your ethics could play a part in how you
decide to service your clients. And a part of this
issue comes down to boundaries.
At times you will need to set boundaries on what you
will and will not do. That depends in part on your
assessment of the needs of the querent. In the
counseling arena, when a client has a crisis that
affects their normal functioning, therapists set
sessions based upon the nature of the crisis.
Another thing to be aware of is your querent's
personal beliefs about the purpose of readings. If you
become a trusted advisor for a particular client, you
may be sought out for your reading style and advice
more often in that case than in others.
How often should you get a tarot reading? It's not
easy to say. Certainly, it seems to be a complex issue
rather than any set standard of how much is too much.