This is one of my biggest challenges in Tarot and other card reading systems, the question. I tend to be too vague, usually, for myself anyway. I’m often too positive. I do believe in focusing on my own response rather than other people’s reactions (believe in that create-your-own-reality stuff).
I’ve learned over the years that a good, and fairly specific question, is the best bet for a satisfying message from the cards, and I make sure to help my querent create one. Here are some examples of questions for my self and others that work for me in my readings:
- What are my best first steps to find an audience for my new business?
- What should I focus on in my work today?
- How should I approach the project of eliminating financial debt?
- What are my three best options for finding a new love interest?
- What should I be aware of as I go to my doctor’s appointment to get the most accurate result?
- How can I create time for contemplation and connection to Spirit?
Notice the lack of yes/no questions in the list. Hey, we’ve got 78 cards; why restrict ourselves to yes or no? There’s so much more information in the symbolism. That said, I do use yes/no questions with the Lenormand reading system (only 36 cards with much simpler symbolism and standardized meanings). I find the Lenormand most useful for very specific questions on daily situations. I save the woo-woo, career, and long-term love-life questions for the Tarot.
Would love to hear from you all on how you form questions, and what sorts of questions you deal with most often. Also, what your favorite phrasing is for a daily draw question, if you have one. I do daily draws and am always curious about other readers’ approaches.