Tarot Card Questions: What to Ask Your Tarot Card Reader or Cards

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Tarot Card Questions: What to Ask Your Tarot Card Reader or Cards

So, you’re curious about what a tarot reading or tarot reading practice can bring to your life? Well, chances are, a lot! As a part of millennial and gen Z self-care repertoire, tarot has had a moment in the past few years, drawing in the curious and validating the seasoned occultists.

Part of tarot for beginners means learning that it’s not just about fortune telling. Instead, it’s about using the cards to tap into your inner wisdom and figure out how you can lead a life where what you want to happen, happens.

The cards are certainly confusing at first. Their meanings are not set, changing from reading to reading and from person to person.  Most modern decks tend to be various versions of the Rider Waite deck, and part of reading tarot for beginners means familiarizing yourself with this deck and all its components, especially the Major Arcana (22 cards about grand life themes, abstractions) and Minor Arcana (56 cards about day to day life, literal explanations).


Asking the Right Question

Whether you’re doing the reading yourself or reaching out to an expert, the kind of questions you bring to the table will determine the success of the reading. Sometimes, when you genuinely don’t know what you want to know, the cards can provide some open-ended guidance, but for the most part, it’s good to know what you want going into the session.

Here are some tips to help you ask the most helpful questions at your next tarot reading.

·        Be Specific

Asking questions like “what should I do with my life?” aren’t helpful, even if they’re at the heart of what you want to know. Your life has layers to it, and so does this question. Instead, it might help to break it up into smaller, more specific questions such as “How can I take steps to align my career with my values?” or “What are the obstacles holding me back from having meaningful relationships”?

·        Be Open-Ended (Mostly)

Most beginner guides for tarot will tell you to avoid closed “yes or no” questions. While there is certainly some room for “yes or no” questions in larger tarot practice, most of the time, when we turn to the cards for guidance, it’s also to learn to break out of our structures and patterns. Part of this means being open to answers beyond “yes” and “no”,  so you can invite wisdom into your life that transcends these boundaries and teaches you new ways to think about your life.

Plus, with a question like “Will I ever be happy?”, you end up setting yourself up for either a “no” that makes you want to give up or a “yes” that leaves you complacent and doesn’t help you determine how to take steps towards that happiness.

·        You Can Ask About the Future

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It’s not always bad practice to ask about the timing of things. If you’re reasonably sure something is going to happen, but the timing is throwing you off, you can try asking the cards. For those cases, cards differ in their meanings in different decks, but the suits of the cards, the elements, or even astrological associations, can help you peer into your future.

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