How to Ask Effective Questions During a Tarot Reading

Asking the right question can be insightful, powerful and productive. There is such a thing as a bad question when it comes to tarot readings. These can be seen as broad, yes or no, or unrealistic questions. When asking these types of questions, chances are, you will get a broad, depressing or confusing answer – which won’t be effective or helpful. 

Especially if this is your first tarot reading. I’m sure you don’t want your money to go to waste! Even if this is a free reading, your time is also valuable. You want an answer to be as detailed and accurate as possible. 

If you still don’t know where to start, give your tarot reader a brief idea of what you would want to know and where you are in life or description of your current situation, and they can help tailor the question. Tell them what you need and what your expectations are. 

Anything bothering you? What is keeping you up at night? 

To gain an insightful reading, I suggest using the tips below to phrase a strong question that would help guide you to your highest good and best version of yourself. 

  1. Will your question help guide you?
  2. Is your question helpful to you?
  3. Do you want to know what actions to take?
  4. Will your question lead you to collecting information that you need?
  5. Will your question help prepare you?

Ask: What, How or Why

As a tarot reader, personally I avoid questions that involve:

  • A third party
  • Predicting time 
  • Game of chance (lottery)
  • Health

In reality, you are open to ask the cards whatever you desire, the reason I avoid certain questions is because:

When I involve a third party, it’s almost like a violation of privacy, especially without their consent. I like to tune into a person’s energy when doing a reading and if the person is not available, there is a possibility of an inaccurate reading. Again, if there is something you want to know about the third party, there are ways to tailor a question, as for example:

  • Does my crush have feelings for someone else?
  • Instead ask: How can I strengthen the bond between me and my crush?

Asking the tarot how YOU can strengthen the bond will guide you and/or show you actions you can take. Asking negative, assumption questions is neither constructive or helpful. Again, remind yourself that tarot is a guide, a way for you to steer yourself towards a better you.

  1. How can I strengthen the relationship between me and my partner?
  2. What is standing in the way of me finding love?
  3. What is my twin flame like? 

A question that involves predicting time is very tricky. You can take actions that may change or shift that event, which can be disappointing and misleading. A rephrased question of a time predicting example can be seen as:

  • When will I get married, pregnant, etc?
    • Refer to the paragraph before health questions below
  • Instead ask: What should I be focusing on right now?
  1. What is the biggest obstacle that stands in my way right now?
  2. What do I need to know/change right now about myself or this situation?
  3. What can I do to progress _______?

When dealing with game of chance, like the lottery, this goes back to understanding that not all tarot readers are psychic or clairvoyant, which some label tarot readers as fortune tellers…Tarot reading is beneficial when focusing on the present and one’s journey into the future. A way to rephrase a game of chance question can be seen as:

  • Will I win the lottery?
  • Instead ask: What is standing in my way and preventing me from building wealth?
  1. How can I find material success?
  2. How can I create a life of wealth?
  3. What can I do to overcome financial struggles?
  1. What actions can I take right now to help me further my career?
  2. What career or line of work can I go to that will be most fulfilling for my soul’s purpose?
  3. What blocks me from achieving my full potential?

Surprise surprise, I’m not a doctor, so asking me questions about health is something I am not an expert in. Please leave all advice to the medical professionals. If your question doesn’t fall under any sort of diagnosis or treatment advice, there are some questions I don’t mind answering, some examples below:

  1. How can I find the courage to cope with a serious health issue?
  2. How can I create a life of health and happiness?
  3. What can I do to overcome grief?

One day, my friend called me to tell me that she had to stop watching those “pick a card” videos on Youtube. She felt like she was almost relying on them to help make decisions for her… 

Do you ask the cards, “should I?” questions? Like, maybe stuck in a love triangle and not sure who to choose, lol. Or questions that are geared towards making a decision between two options? Like, should I move to Missouri or Bali (which was honestly a decision I was going back and forth between) 

You may not know this but…if you continue to ask those questions, you will start to lose control of your life. You need to take responsibility and accountability for your life and your decisions. A better way to rephrase those questions can look like:

  • What are the pros and cons if I take this path?
  • What can I expect if I do _____?

Tarot is an amazing tool to help guide you to your highest good, the best version of yourself and lead you to inner wisdom. Maybe try tarot yourself and tap into your intuition.  Anyone can learn (:

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