Congratulations and welcome to the tarot community of spiritual enlightenment, self growth, and manifesting our highest good! When you get your first tarot deck it is one of the most exciting events in your spiritual growth. This can also be one of the most overwhelming moments as well. I mean, aside from memorizing the entire 78 card deck (there are some that go to 82), we are also faced with the questioning practices as well. How do we ask a question that is going to give us the greatest insight? What phrasing do I need to be sure to include?
Here, we will go over some basic tips for phrasing questions to see “what’s in the cards” for you, and I have offered example questions that you may use as you begin this new journey.
*If you are also looking for general meanings of cards you can find that on our cheat sheet in the guides section.
Let’s get started with TIPS for phrasing your tarot questions.
The history of tarot is long, long, ago...okay, so you are not here for a history lesson. But, to be real, they were created to bridge the gap between our humanness and our spirituality. They were created as a tool to guide us to be the best we can be for ourselves, for others, and for the world as you see it today or what it will be like tomorrow. When we ask questions, ask from the heart. Look at your intention and assess what you are trying to learn more about. Intention alone is so powerful!
As far as wording goes, I want to begin with one of the MOST common question types that I urge people NOT to use...those are the yes or no ones. You see, tarot cards are meant to give us an indepth look at a situation or event that has happened, is happening, or will happen. The reading itself can facilitate a lot of strong emotions, thoughts, or feelings, and hanging on a Yes/No statement doesn’t do them justice. Really, it doesn’t do you any justice either. If you are getting a reading, or reading yourself, you are seeking understanding. So...guys, let’s avoid the yeses or nos.
What do we do instead? Asking open ended questions gives the reader and/or yourself a lot more to work with. If you were to ask, for example, will I get married. Well, me being me, without reading the cards, would probably say chances are you will. When? Idk. To whom? Not sure. What can you do to prepare for your spouse? Not in this spread. Sorry. Let’s take a different approach. When asking this question, the sitter is hoping to get insight about a potential relationship, right? Something one may ask instead is what can you tell me about my future romantic relationship? How can I prepare myself for my future spouse?
The other thing you can do is keep your questions focused on yourself and your life in the present. The cards read your current energy, your current path, and it is very unlikely that you will be able to answer questions about someone else or even about the future (despite them being known as fortune tellers). Plus, it breaches the line of confidentiality. Point is we cannot control what is uncontrollable.
Instead: Is he going to break up with me? Ask: What can I do to strengthen my relationship with ___?
Let’s go over some quality questions to get best results
Love and Romance questions
Work and Career questions
Do you have other SUPER GREAT questions that have always been tried and true for you! Please share!
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