What questions shall I ask the Tarot Cards? Here is a list of the best questions you could ever possibly ask the Tarot Cards… #37 will give you great insight!
It is the classic dilemma as you sit in front of the reader. Now, what questions to ask the Tarot in order to get the most valuable reading?
For most people, it’s no small feat to get in front of a talented reader. Once you’re there, it can be intimidating to think of just the right question to ask so that you get the most value out of the silver that you’ve used across the palm of your reader.
Additionally, it can be a little intimidating to think that all the knowledge in the universe is available on that deck of cards and you have got a pick just the right question.
For example, think of a jeweller picking just the right angle at which to create the facet on the diamond.
In my experience, there are some basic subjects that you can break your questions down into. Narrowing things down to a single subject will help you get the best read on the category that you would like.
Then once you have the topic chosen you can narrow down the scope of questions from there.
So let’s break this down one by one and take a look at the 37 best Tarot questions below.
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Love & Relationships
I don’t know about you but love is always my top-of-mind awareness when I do a reading or even when I pull cards for myself.
Who doesn’t want to be swept up in Love’s embrace?
As Shakespeare said, love makes fools of us all, but in the Tarot deck, the Fool is the most powerful Tarot card of all.
- What do I most need to know about my love life?
- Who is moving toward me in my love life?
- Is my soul mate near me?
- Will my lover return?
- Is my lover faithful?
- How can I move my love life forward?
- Is there a pregnancy on the horizon?
- How can I attract a loving soul mate?
- What’s the strongest foundation to build upon?
- How can I communicate with my lover in the best way possible?
- What cycles are impacting me?
- Where am I strongest?
- Is marriage indicated for me?
- How can I raise the vibration of my relationship?
- How can I be more loving to my partner?
- What should I look out for?
- What am I denying in my love life?
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Career
For those of you with money on your Mind, here are some good money questions for the Tarot Cards
Watch for suit switches in the career house. I notice in my own personal readings money questions often bring up cups. Probably because I get so emotional about money, and I find that good cash flow leads to joy in a pretty linear fashion. Worrying about paying the rent makes it hard to relax and be loving.
So for me money and cups go hand in hand. It may not work that way for you. But, it’s worth asking these questions and making notes of your cards and spreads over the course of a quarter. Patterns may reveal themselves over time. Career is one of the slower-moving subjects for me. I find, that tracking it over a longer period of time, gives me a better perspective on how to process the tarot advice on this subject.
- What do I most need to know about my career?
- How can I move my career forward?
- What should I do about the situation with my work?
- Should I ask for a raise?
- How can I provide more value to my company?
- What can I learn from the past?
- What cycles are impacting me?
- How can I attract a mentor?
- What is holding me back in my career?
- How can I find my dharma?
- What could trip me up at work?
- How can I find favor at work?
- What’s the strongest foundation to build upon?
- Should I take additional training?
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Health
In my experience reading cards, this subject is not often asked about. However, I think it’s good to run a Health spread for yourself every now and then. When your health is good, everything else is great. Sometimes little adjustments made early can make a great difference, especially for athletes trying to dial in good sports performance.
- What is holding my health back?
- What am I ignoring about my health?
- Is there anything I need to do to improve my health?
- What am I not seeing about my health?
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Drama/Family
Drama is inevitable in life and sometimes those closest to us have the most important lessons to teach. Somehow friction sets in; until you get the lesson.
The good news is once you get the lesson the friction diminishes immediately.
Consequently, Tarot can be a great tool to shine a light on how you may be contributing to the problem and once you see things in a different light the whole issue may resolve itself.
This is the hidden wonder of the Tarot.
- What do I most need to know about the situation with my sister/brother/husband/friend/mother?
- What blessings do my friends and loved ones bring to me?
- Are there any past life issues affecting the present situation?
- How can I resolve this conflict peacefully?
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Timing
Oh, I would trade many talents for good timing. There are some people who are really blessed with it. they say Sagittarians are blessed by the stars with good timing. In some ways, good timing is related to good luck. It’s well worth consulting the Tarot to make sure your timing on all things is as good as possible.
- What’s trying to come forth in my life?
- How can I restore my hope for the future?
- How do I get into the right place at the right time?
Bonus Round: Funny Questions to Ask Tarot
Sometimes you come to your cards because you are board and thankfully don’t have much active drama or burning questions to answer. You just want to be present with your cards and see what they say. Tarot can be like an old friend sometimes, and like an old friend, it knows your sense of humor and is often willing to throw the occasional inside joke. Don’t get caught up in taking yourself too seriously. We learn a lot when we play. So open the door with a few funny tarot questions and see where your imagination and the deck take you.
- Hey Tarot guides, will I ever be a Millionaire?
- Will I ever ride an Elephant?
- If I were a shapeshifter, what animal would I be? (Meditate with the image you get and see what survival skills and emotional lessons that animal has that can be applied to your life.)
- Will I ever write a book? Pull clarifiers to help you work out the plot.
- Will I ever visit a foreign country? – Pull clarifiers to see which one.
- If I were an ancient god, which one would I be. (These are really fun with theme decks or Oracles.)
The best questions are ones that lead to more questions. Be sure to make note of the reading or snap a picture on your phone, so you can refer back to the answers in six months and see how accurate your silly reading was.
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Perspective
Regardless of what is the burning subject on your mind you will find some great jumping-off points in this article. And if you are learning to read for yourself these will definitely help you stay out of a rut. Keeping things fresh and interesting goes a long way toward enjoying what you are doing. I wish you much joy and success with your cards and readings.
Tarot can be a lifelong study and will be a comfort to you in your brightest days and darkest hours.
All of my articles are just a starting point to inspire you to pick up your cards and dance along the path that The Fool has carved for you.
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I can’t wait to see what you create!
So think about your daily focus, what annoying repetitive questions or irritations come up for you, and what are the questions that make you sigh while you are soaking in a bubble bath and thinking about the future.
Tips for Phrasing Good Questions to Ask the Tarot
Instead of asking simple yes-no questions, think of open-ended questions a therapist might ask you to get you to relax and talk about yourself.
Great business leaders are known for their great ability to ask insightful questions and listen to answers.
Give your reader a broad landscape to traverse.
Instead of asking, “will I get that promotion that I requested?” a better tarot question about your career may be “what is the best move for me in my career?”
Yes or no answers tend to shut down the conversation but opinion questions will bring a flood of words. Think of it like a first date. You’ll stunt the dialogue if you don’t give your partner (or your cards) the room to extrapolate.
Asking the Tarot cards questions about love is always fun, but be specific in your questioning. Try, “In your opinion, what should I do about my romantic dilemma?” This will probably yield much better advice than “does he love me?” or “is he loyal?”
Remember, Tarot card readers are human, and they want to be liked. No one likes delivering bad news like a punch in the face.
What if he doesn’t love you, and is a cheat?
But you are about to meet the man of your dreams at the bar where you sit down to get over him, but your question didn’t cover your true love, just the person you were fixated on.
Maybe you ask, “how can I experience the best possible love match for me in this lifetime?” The Tarot card reader may say “keep your options open,” and suddenly, you are in a brighter place.
And your reader has been saved from a tight spot and can gently deliver the news you may not be ready to hear yet. Always consider if you’re prepared to hear an unpleasant answer. If you choose to proceed, make sure you don’t shoot the messenger.
When you step back with the big picture questions and allow the cards to give you some big perspective on your little irritations you are using the tool as it was meant to be wielded.
Tarot cards are all about giving you the insight you need to move smoothly along your journey. They were not created to make a stranger the micromanager of your problems.
Ask for Clarifiers and Explanations.
Look at the Tarot cards and the story they are telling you. Remember, it’s not just the words of the reader that you are taking with you to comfort you in your distress.
You have the images to relate to and the suggestion of the emotions they have created in your mind and body.
There are an amazing amount of beautiful creative oracle and tarot decks out there. So take some time to take in the images on the cards and let them impact you.
Be sure to ask the reader to help you understand any images you may not recognize or tell you the story of the card because you may be able to put it into context in a deep and meaningful way that he or she had not considered.
The whole of the Rider Waite deck is the story of the Fool growing up and trying to learn to be a good person while he wrestles with his inner demons and the knocks life gives us, but he can ultimately he can enter the Kingdom of Heaven through the World card.
This is why you see a lot of religious iconography in the cards and the beautiful city (or New Jerusalem) in the background of many of the major arcana cards.
It is a story of a spiritual journey and also the story of the work a day world we inhabit as we move along in life and learn to take care of ourselves and others.
But many other decks work from a different perspective. There are Fairy decks, Dragon decks, and geometric art decks and they all bring a different perspective to the questions and have great messages and insight for the reader.
Art is a powerful communicator be sure you are taking in all the messages it has for you.
Keep Your Questions Focused on Yourself
There is much of the universe you absolutely can’t control. This is why the Rider Waite deck has a ‘Tower’ card.
In the navy, the chiefs used to say, ‘Every man is captain of his own boat, but no man rules the ocean’
It was an admonition to the younger sailors that some of their success in life would be determined by pure luck and the willingness to go with the flow. Ambition can only carry you so far. Hard work and attention to detail will actually carry you much farther but often in a direction you didn’t expect.
It can be easy to get distracted by co-workers who are mean, a job that is boring, or a relationship that doesn’t quite feel right.
You can go the cards and ask about all those external irritations but more often than not the cards will redirect you to deal with yourself.
Take Ownership of the Situation
You are the only thing you can change in the situation so the answer always has to start with you.
The best questions to ask the Tarot Cards are to ask about things you can change within yourself.
Because you can be a broad influencer to the world at large but your largest sphere of influence will always be over your own mind.
And even that is limited. You can have the best ideas in the world but the heart wants what the heart wants, and even your own mind cannot overrule it.
Regardless of the reading, you receive and the advice contained therein, remember the future is always changeable and you are the author of your own story.
If you didn’t like the outcome you saw in the cards; reach into your imagination and find a way to change course.
If you have any questions about what is the right path to take, always follow the path of higher intention.
Move towards joy, kindness, creativity, and freedom.
Don’t be like the 8 of swords cards and create yourself as a prisoner of your own choosing. Be the strength card and walk in the light of the Sun with a tame lion at your side.
Trust me when I tell you, people will cross the street when you know who you are.
Do remember though that intent counts much more than words and bringing an open heart and mind to the conversation is the best way to bring the truth to light
What are the Best Questions to Ask in Tarot Readings?
The best questions to ask the Tarot during a reading are those which will help you move forwards in your life with a higher intention. Questions like “What can I do to improve this situation?” or “What is the best way to approach this problem?” will give you concrete, useful information that you can apply to your life straight away. Other good questions to ask the Tarot include “How can I achieve my goals?”, “What is my true purpose in life?”, “What is holding me back from success?” and “What do I need to know about this person/situation?”.
Asking questions that begin with “How” or “What” will usually give you the most helpful answers from the Tarot. Avoid asking closed questions that can be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No”, as these will usually give you very little information that you can actually use. The more specific and open-ended your questions are, the more detailed and useful your Tarot readings will be!
What Are Good Questions to Ask the Tarot About Relationships?
When asking the Tarot questions about relationships, it is important to be as specific as possible. Some good questions to ask the Tarot about relationships may include: “What are the obstacles in my relationship?”, “How can I improve communication with my partner?”, “What are my partner’s true feelings for me?”, and “What is the potential outcome of my relationship?”. Stick to one question at a time, and be sure to word your questions carefully. The more focused your questions are, the more detailed and useful your Tarot readings will be!
Questions to Ask the Tarot About: Choices
This is the thing that brings me most often to my personal deck. It’s amazing how much the Tarot cards know about my life.
The colorful images of the cards really help move me internally when I am stuck betwixt and between questions.
I love the should I/Shouldn’t I dilemma. Pulling two cards one for each choice made can be a great insight. Instead of the simple yes-no pull though try to create depth in your questions so you can really see the choices and the consequences for what they are.
- I can go two ways. Help me decide which way to go.
- What are the pros and cons of these two choices?
- How can I make the best possible decision?
- What if anything needs to be done
- Am I Ignoring anything?
- What am I not seeing?
- Is there anything holding me back?
- What am I denying?
- What am I seeing that’s not true?
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