What are ways to ask effective questions to get the most out of your reading!

From Stella Luna

 

Effective Tarot Questions

A question posed in a Tarot reading is of vital importance and shaping the question in an appropriate way means we will receive a more effective Tarot experience. The question must be focused on the situation at hand. It is not effective to pose an open, ambiguous question.

People most commonly consult the Tarot when they have a particular situation that is problematic, upsetting or confusing. Firstly you need to spend some time thinking about what you want to ask. Think about the situation, and any people involved, any possible outcomes or consequences. Once you are ready you can then pose the question in a reading. By gaining a better understanding of your situation and wording an appropriate question the Tarot can then respond in a way that should bring great insight.

Questions should be focused on yourself and your experience rather than someone else. For example the third question to follow is the most appropriate to ask rather than putting the focus on another person …

What is the reason behind Jamie’s bad grades at school?
How can I help Jamie get better grades at school?
What role do I play in Jamie getting bad grades at school?

Questions to Avoid

The Tarot cannot provide specific data such as dates or names. It is also unable to answer with a simple yes or no. So…

Avoid questions that ask for a time-related answer.
Avoid questions that require a name as their answer.
Avoid questions that would need a yes or no answer.
Avoid questions that require a choice between one thing and another. (In this instance it is better to gain more information in a reading and then for you to make this decision).

Effective Questions

Effective questions should be of a positive nature in order to attract constructive insight. Ask how to create something in your life rather than focusing on any negatives. They may begin something like this…

What is the energy surrounding …
What is the meaning / lesson of …
What is going on when …
What are the circumstances underlying …
What do I need to know about …
What do I need to know to decide on …
What do I need to understand / know about …
What do I need to know to get along better with …
What can I do to reconnect with …
How might I …
How can I resolve …
How can I advance …
How can I improve …
How can I improve my chances of …
How can I improve my relationship with …
How can I improve my ability to …
How can I make the transition from … to …
Can you help me find a way to …
Can you help me understand why …
Can you give me insight into …

Getting the Answers

Let the reading come card by card and be open to information as it unfolds. Some information may be quite subtle so let the symbolism settle into your unconscious. How does the information being revealed relate to your question? Recognise any shifts in meaning as connections are made between cards. You need to be open to what is revealed.

Sometimes a Tarot reading may reveal something that we do not want to hear. The truth can sometimes be quite harsh. If you are reading for yourself and have an awareness of this fact then you would know there’s a chance you may need to deal with an indication of an undesirable outcome. However, if you are doing the reading for someone else the querent may find it rather alarming if they do not get the answer they had hoped to hear. In this instance it is important for you as the reader to help the querent understand why this is so.

It is wise to explain that while the answer may not be the one they sought, the reading brings truth from their own inner voice and illuminates their soul’s purpose. That the Tarot is a mirror that reflects their own consciousness back to them. They now know what their situation is all about. The information that came up in their reading can be used to make conscious choices and to act accordingly. This is very empowering.

“Good” cannot exist without “bad”, they are both part of the circle of life, the Wheel of Fortune. Yet they can be so intermixed that what at first seems “bad” turns out to be for the better.

It is also worth explaining to the querent that the outcome projected in their reading is based on the energies and influences of the present. They can embrace or change them as they wish. The outcome is not necessarily a certainty, but just a possibility.

 

Looking for a tarot card reading? Read this post from Stella Luna to get ideas on what to ask you tarot reader. Get a tarot reading today!

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