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

The best thing about tarot is that honestly, you can request these cards A-NOTHING. There’s not too much question out there for the tarot – and best of all, there’s no judgment. There are literally no limits to the problems tarot can help you solve and understand. As a tarot reader, I personally avoid questions about health (I believe these are best answered by a health professional), but I embrace all other topics. The answers are all already there and waiting, you just need to access them. If you’re using tarot to make major changes in your life or just to help you figure out which TV series to watch next, here’s what to do.

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But first, why consult a professional reader?

Initially, as you learn the meaning of the cards and practice creating prints, it’s a good idea to get a professional reading. A professional tarologist offers you an outside view—plus, you can watch how it’s done and maybe pick up some tips.

Over the years of doing professional readings for clients around the world, I’ve found common questions: everyone wants to know if they’re on the right track and doing what they’re supposed to . Everyone doubts that their life is going as it should. This return of Saturn is REAL, by the way! Around 30, those doubts and second thoughts really surface, and I do a lot of reading for people about their careers and purpose at that age.

Everyone is also obsessed with their relationships – overthinking things, projecting their private fears and anxieties from the past onto other people, and idealizing people they shouldn’t. Even if all the other components of your life are running full blast, if your relationship landscape is difficult or empty, it’s hard to feel safe and valued.

Because the tarot is the product of 500 years of humans shaping these universal card meanings, it is a collective repository of human wisdom.

What if I did my own tarot reading?

The hardest part of tarot reading is learning how to create a complete and rounded interpretation from a scattering of individual cards. Maps are more than the sum of their parts, and learning to interpret them takes time and practice. It is also a unique magic that YOU bring to the process, as no one’s interpretation will be the same as another’s. You can sit and stare at the cards for as long as you want, take notes and research them, but at some point you have to combine their meanings into a cohesive answer or story for your listener. This is why tarot reading requires so much practice and perseverance.

Questions to ask a Tarot reader

Many people go to tarot readers and just say NOTHING, as if they are testing the tarot reader’s skills to see if they can guess the question you want to know the answer to. But would you go to a doctor or other professional and pay them to try to guess your problem without giving them any information about your symptoms or concerns? It’s a waste of time and you might totally miss what you wanted to find out.

Not all tarot readers (like me) are psychic or clairvoyant, so they can’t read you ~cold~. Give your reader a brief summary of where you are and what you want to know so they can craft a reading that’s tailored to you. Treat your tarot reader like any professional – tell them what you need and what your expectations are. This way you will get a more accurate answer and your money’s worth!

How to formulate questions for tarot cards

Whether you’re consulting a professional or reading your own charts, take a few minutes to think about what exactly you want to know. Then follow these steps:

Break your questions into smaller chunks

Generally, a thorough tarot reading will include at least three cards. If you’re reading your own cards, break your main question down into three or more smaller parts that, put together, will lead to a full answer. Arrange your spread in a chronological or logical order. In this way, the cards will form a path that you can “travel”. If you see a tarot reader, this thought process can also help you narrow down what you want to know.

Thinking about the past and the future

A common tarot spread is the past/present/future spread, in which three cards are drawn to represent, well, past, present and future. Many other draws are variations on this basic format, with additional cards shedding more light on your situation. For spreads like this, think about the actions that got you to where you are now, what might be the root cause from your past that is fueling your current situation, and what steps you need to take next. Finally, think about any follow-ups or other thoughts you might have once you know the answer to your main question.

Specify your questions

The more specific your individual questions are, the easier it will be to answer them, whether you’re reading your own cards or seeing a professional reader. Tarot cards often have multiple, sometimes abstract meanings, which makes it quite difficult to relate them to your question. If your question is already multi-layered, it just adds another layer of confusion. For example, don’t ask, “What are their true feelings and will that make them want to contact me again?” Instead, split this into two separate questions and draw a card for each: “What are their true feelings for me?” then “Will they contact me again?”

You can ask WHEN things will happen

Don’t be afraid of “when” questions! The cards are all tied to time periods or time limits, so you can ask questions like: “When will they contact me? Your tarot reader or tarot booklet will have more details, but basically each of the four colors is tied to a time period. Wands indicate spring or days, swords indicate weeks or fall; Cups indicate months or summer, and pentacles indicate years or winter.

Think carefully before asking a yes or no question.

Tarot can be used to answer yes or no questions, BUT it’s not as easy as it seems at first glance. Of course, the structure of the question is simple, but none of the cards specifically mean “yes” or “no”, so the cards can be difficult to interpret. And TBH, you’re probably already struggling to interpret this situation, which is why you ended up asking for the tarot! You can overcome this by preselecting two cards and deciding which represents “yes” (perhaps the Ace of Wands) and which represents “no” (perhaps the Ten of Swords), then shuffle those two cards and draw one or the other

It’s okay NOT to ask questions too

If there’s anything specific you want to know, don’t hesitate to ask! But sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for and just want to see what the cards will reveal. If so, tell your reader a bit about your own background (such as your relationship status, work, home, and any ongoing burning issues) and say that you would like to be inspired or informed about your life right now.

Questions for your tarot spread

After a breakup

If you recently separated from someone and you want to know more about the reasons for this separation or if you are going to get back together, draw a card for each of these questions:

  • What is the current energy of the relationship?
  • What is the root cause of the split?
  • What are their true feelings for me right now?
  • What are their intentions towards me now?
  • What is the future nature of this relationship?
  • What is the best step for me to take now?

    When looking for a job

    If you are unsure of your career path or considering a new job, you can present this breakdown and see what kind of career guidance the tarot can provide. Again, draw one card per question.

    • What is my current professional energy?
    • What obstacle do I have to overcome?
    • What is my calling career?
    • How can I get closer to this call?
    • Who can help me?
    • What is the best step for me to take in the coming month?

      When choosing between two options

      If you’re using the tarot to choose between two options (two jobs, two apartments, maybe a love triangle???), this breakdown can reveal the pros and cons of each choice and help you make the right one. . You get the deal: Ask one question per card.

      • What is the underlying root cause of this crossroads?
      • Which outcome is most likely with option A?
      • Which outcome is most likely with option B?
      • What else should I consider that was missed?
      • What is my next best step today?

        When something is wrong with a friend

        If you’re worried about the state of a friendship – maybe you feel like all is not well but you can’t figure out why – you can see what insights and fixes this broadcast reveals. Yes, again: ask one question per card.

        • Why is this friendship important?
        • What is the root cause of this recent change in tone?
        • According to my friend, what has changed?
        • What can I do to solve this problem?
        • How will this friendship evolve from here?
        • What must I do now ?

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