Tarot - What You Should Know

A tarot reading can be like taking a photograph or holding up a mirror to your situation. It can show you things about the past and the direction in which you are currently heading. It can show you the most likely outcome if you continue on your current path. It can help to illuminate the underlying structure of a situation and allow you to see things from a different perspective. The Tarot does not cause anything to happen; it does not tell you what to do or make your choices for you. The future is not set in stone, we create it every day with the choices and decisions we make.


Phrasing Your Question

The type of answer you get from the cards depends almost completely on how you ask your question. A vague or confusing question will most likely result in a vague and confusing answer. Here are a few guidelines to help you.

  • Remember that the cards will not tell you what to do. Take responsibility for your decisions.

  • Focus on one situation in a reading. Asking about more than one thing at a time generally results in confusion and muddy answers.

  • Try to avoid yes/no questions. Tarot is not well suited for these types of questions. Rather than asking Will I get the job, it’s better to ask How can I improve my chances of getting the job.

  • Focus on yourself – you are the only one you can change. Asking about other people is intrusive and rarely helpful. Instead of asking Is my partner cheating on me, it’s better to ask What do I need to know about my relationship or What can I do to improve my relationship.

  • Be as positive as you can be – this will make you more likely to get an empowering answer. Rather than asking Why do things always happen to me, it’s better to ask What can I do to get the most out of this situation.

  • If you don’t have a specific question, you can get a general reading on one area of your life – career or relationship. Without a specific question however, you will get a more general and less specific answer.