How to ask the right question on a Tarot reading
A first Tarot reading can be filled with misconceptions and misunderstandings. Some go in believing that the Tarot is like a crystal ball, giving direct access to the future. In truth, the Tarot is a tool through which you can learn about yourself – your strengths and weaknesses – and through using that self-knowledge you can become better equipped to forge the future you desire.
You Get Out What You Put In
The secret to asking the right question in a Tarot reading is to first consider what it is you want to get from it. It may be that you have personal issues or that the nature of your employment is about to change. Whatever it is, you must think clearly about the situation and honestly appraise your role in it. Failing to acknowledge that we are all responsible for shaping our own destinies can only result in frustrating answers, as the wrong questions will be asked.
Tarot readings can be both general and specific. The more specific you are able to be in your questioning, the more specific your answers are likely to be. Involve your interpreter; many treat the interpreter or reader as someone who is trying to trick them or catch them out. As a result, they will often provide the reader with little or no background information regarding the issue they want to investigate. This is counter-productive. By giving your reader as much information as you can, they will find it easier to discern what the cards are saying in direct relation to your situation. In essence, you only get out what you are prepared to put in.
Yes or No?
In addition, try and leave your questions open-ended. While ‘yes or no’ questions may occasionally be appropriate, they are also restrictive. A yes or no question can only be answered ‘yes’ or ‘no’. By leaving your questions open-ended, you are allowing the Tarot to reveal more of its subtleties and nuances and, ultimately, give you more information to work with.
Divination of this sort is not a quick-fix to any situation. It is a means of showing you the tools at your disposal to help you achieve your goal.