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    The tarot is a tool used to divine insight. In order to get a good, solid answer from its’ use, you will need to form a good, solid question.

    There are some factors to consider when forming your question for the cards. First of all, it is a good idea to consider the aspect of your life that you would most like more insight into. Your career? Your finances? Important family decisions? Your spiritual path? These are things that most of us, from time to time, would love a little guidance with; and these are also things that the tarot can help us to understand better.

    What the tarot cannot help to do, is predict whether you will EVER do things, such as meet your soulmate, be physically healthy, be happy in a troubled marriage, etc.

    Some examples of good, solid questions:

    1) “What do I need to know about decisions I have to make regarding my career?”
    2) “What do my Guides want me to know about my spiritual path?”
    3) “What do I need to know about financial issues concerning my family?”
    4) “What insight can the cards provide about my current love relationship?
    5) “What should I know concerning my family’s living arrangements?”

    Poorly worded versions of these same questions:

    1) “Will I ever be happy in my career?”
    2) “Am I psychic?”
    3) “Will I ever be financially stable?”
    4) “Will I ever meet my soulmate?”
    5) “Should my family move this year?”
    6) “Am I going to be healthy in the next year?”

    Also, the tarot is most effective at helping us divine information on trends and issues that are relatively current, and questions should be limited to current issues. If we try to look further ahead than that, free will can alter the outcome and it just isn’t as reliable.

    We cannot under any circumstances predict or diagnose any health problems (this includes issues with weight loss); we simply aren’t qualified to do that and it should be left to a medical practitioner. We cannot predict if you will ever meet your soulmate, or tell you their name, etc.. This is just something a responsible reader will not try to do. If, however, you would like to know what you can do to improve upon a current relationship in your life, or if you want to gain understanding of your career path, and help in weighing a decision, the tarot can help with those types of issues.

    A tarot reading cannot predict or tell you what you SHOULD do, no matter the situation. The decisions in your life are up to you, and you alone. Through a tarot reading, we can only try to help empower you with some valuable insights about the situation. These insights will hopefully give you some tools that you may not otherwise have to use toward making a more informed decision.


    I sent a question to you via email. I am not sure if the wording was correct. If you received it can you let me know.. Thanks Carol:confused:



    daz uk

    dear mrsjones great idea listing examples of types of questions to ask/not to ask, i dont know wheather you remember the chat we had (i was hopless) when it came to ask the cards, before your reading i was sceptical about tarot a view which had changed even before it ended. I am sure other people like me will find the list very helpfull should they wish to have a reading through tarot. ps sorry about not saying bye at the end i pressed save button which took me out by the time i got back you had gone, so goodbye for now:wave:




    Thanks for the insight:bulb: This will make it much easier for all that are trying to help us question askers:angel:

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