There is an entire mythology built around Tarot. One of the most common mistake is to think that a Tarot session will solve all your problems and give you precise dates about everything that happens next. If anything in the world could solve a person’s problem in 60 minutes, this would be known by all. Solving any issue requires a minimum of efforts and thinking. That’s the truth. Does it mean Tarot cannot help you? Oh gosh, no! Tarot can and will help you beautifully! But here’s 5 things you should not ask in a Tarot reading. And tips to formulate your questions and receive the best Tarot guidance possible.
1 – Precise questions about a person who is not there. As in…indiscreet questions. First: how would you like it if someone did this with you? It’s normal to be curious, but there’s also a line to be drawn. If you need to know something about someone, for instance if they are a positive influence in your life, this will come up in the reading. Let the cards do the talking.
2 – What’s the winning lottery number? Again, if I knew, if any Tarot reader or fortune teller in the world knew…we would have been spotted by now. And we would do readings live from our private islands. Point is: Tarot is a tool for guidance. It’s great for coaching and to understand the energies surrounding you. It will not tell you the exact date of your wedding, the name of your next boyfriend or the credit card code of your ex-husband. That’s maybe for the best 😉
3 – Any direct medical question. You might say, this leaves a ton of important things out of a reading. But there’s a reason why doctors study for so long and work in very regulated systems. Hurray for that! While a Tarot reading can give you advice on how to deal with a medical problem on a personal and emotional level, it is never a tool for diagnosis or treatment.
4 – Will my neighbour stop watching television so loud? Or any petty question about parking spaces, lost keys, grocery shopping etc. This goes hand in hand with one of my 5 Golden Rules of Tarot: Respect the cards. The cards are precious and their guidance goes deep. For the Tarot reader, a session takes a huge amount of energy. Focus on soul searching and enlightenment.
5 – How will I die? Well, can the Tarot say? Maybe. Will a serious and ethical reader answer this? I don’t think so. It’s an unhealthy question. Did a reader already tell you? Sorry, you just wasted your money.
So what can we ask? How should we formulate our questions? Well, that’s where the magic is.
Focus on a theme, not on a specific date/object. For instance, you may ask about the future of your professional life: “How will my position in this company evolve?” instead of “will I get a 10 or 15K raise?”.
Here are a few examples of how to properly formulate your question:
“will my relationship evolve in a positive way?”
“how can I find emotional balance again?”
“what are the obstacles to overcome to achieve this project?”
“do I need to change things in my life to achieve my goals?”
Tarot will then decide what we should be looking at. Which aspects of your life or personality needs to be focused on. Trust the cards and accept them for what they are. Sometimes the answer is very precise and easy to understand. But sometimes it will require some further soul searching. And this, actually, is the greatest gift of Tarot.