How To Ask Tarot Questions

Reading tarot cards is a skill that can require plenty of honing. An element of tarot card reading that is often overlooked is the act of asking tarot questions.

You can ask the cards to reveal pretty much whatever you want, whether that be about the future of your career or love life.

How To Ask Tarot Questions

If you ask the right question, you could unveil illuminating answers. As a result, you will have a productive reading experience. But if you ask the wrong questions, your tarot reading experience could become rather fruitless.

So if you want to perfect the art of asking tarot questions, here are tips that will help you to hone your skills. 

How To Ask Tarot Questions

These top tips will allow you to ask amazing questions:

1. Center Around Yourself

Though this may sound odd, you should only ever ask questions about yourself when you are part of a tarot reading.

The reason for this is that many tarot readers would consider it immoral to ask questions about another person. In many ways, you are invading their privacy. 

While you may be tempted to find out more about another person, it’s advised that you only ever ask questions about yourself. 

2. Always Ask Open Questions

Generally, you should always try to ask open questions when you’re having a tarot reading. For the most part, tarot cards cannot always provide a simple “yes or no” answer.

Instead, answers will need to be much more complicated and intricate. You will need to explore each card to find the answers to your question. 

For instance, you may be interested in finding out more about your love life. If so, you shouldn’t ask “will I meet the love of my life?” It’s better to ask “how will I find love?”

It’s recommended that you ask questions that begin with where, how, why, or what. This is because these questions are more open-ended, thus making them a better option for tarot card readings.

3. Don’t Expect Specific Answers

As stated, open-ended questions are best suited to tarot reading. But the truth is that you can sometimes receive a simple yes or no answer (if you want to learn more about performing a “yes or no reading”, read here). It’s all about finding the right question to ask.

Regardless, you should never ask a question with the hope of receiving an incredibly specific answer, such as a date or name. Tarot is not suitable for these more specific predictions. 

As a result, you shouldn’t ask a question to receive a specific answer.

4. Be Prepared For Bad Answers

Don’t ask a question if you aren’t prepared for a bad answer. Of course, tarot cards are much more complex than merely being good or bad. Regardless, it’s important to bear in mind that you might not get the answers that you were looking for.

5. Ask Concise Questions

Long and convoluted questions will be harder for your tarot readers to answer. If you are experiencing a difficult situation, it may be hard to come up with concise questions.

But it’s better to break your questions into smaller questions rather than ask complex ones. 

The answers that you receive will likely be more accurate if you have perfectly phrased a concise question that gets to the heart of the matter.

6. Find A Topic That You Care About

Though this may sound obvious, there’s little point in asking questions about topics that don’t matter to you. For instance, if your career is strong at the moment, you may not benefit from finding out more about your job future. 

Just because certain questions are commonly asked at readings, it doesn’t mean that you need to ask them. You should merely find topics that you care about, such as love or friendship.

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7. Don’t Feel Like You Always Need To Ask Questions

If you’re at a tarot reading, you may feel compelled to constantly ask questions. But the truth is that you don’t have to ask a specific question if nothing comes to mind.

Instead, you can just see what answers the cards will present. If you can’t think of any specific questions, you may just want to tell the tarot reader a little bit about yourself. This will help to guide your tarot reader.

Sample Tarot Questions

Now that you know a little bit more about the sorts of questions you should be asking, you can now begin devising a list of questions to ask your tarot reader.

To help inspire you, here are some sample questions that should provide fruitful answers: 

  • How can I improve my career?
  • How will I meet the love of my life?
  • What obstacles do I need to overcome in my career?
  • Where is my career going?
  • Why does friendship matter?
  • What should I know before I make an important decision?
  • How can I improve my financial situation?
  • What should I know about my past/ present/ future?

Of course, not all of these questions will be relevant to you. But these are the sorts of questions that are asked during tarot readings. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Ask Tarot Questions Aloud?

Yes, you would typically ask questions aloud during a tarot reading. The reason for this is that your questions will help to guide the tarot reader.

Yet, if you feel more comfortable, you can ask the questions in your head. Just bear in mind that some readers believe that doing so will make the reading less accurate.

Can You Ask Tarot Questions About A Specific Person?

It’s not recommended that you ask questions about a specific person. As mentioned, this can be seen as unethical. Moreover, most tarot readers find it easier to read people that they are in direct contact with and have their consent. 

So if you want to find out about someone else, it’s best not to do this directly. For instance, you may want to ask questions about your romantic relationship. 

Final Thoughts

Tarot card readings are a great tool that allows people to find out more about the past, present, and future. Though this can be an incredibly valuable experience, tarot cards can be difficult to understand.

Yet, by choosing the right questions, you can achieve a degree of clarity that helps you to better understand these cards!

Andrea Daehma
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