To get the most out of your Tarot reading session, understand this:
- Tarot is not meant for fortune telling. I believe nothing (and this includes Astrology, Numerology, Palm Reading etc too) can tell your fortune better than your own free will, choices you make in present and your reaction to the circumstances.
- I don’t consider Tarot reading as a means to tell the future as ethical, although you will be warned if something in the reading suggests that if you continue along a certain path, the outcome won’t be good.
- We can use the guidance of Tarot to know what the influence are in the present and which choice to make if you have to choose from many.
- During reading, focus on possible outcomes as well as examining influences related to the situation at hand. These may be influences which you might not even be aware of before the reading. Tarot reading thus arms you with additional information so that you may make more informed choices. It is another avenue of research, so to speak, and should not be seen as coming with any guarantee of ultimate outcomes.
- A Tarot session with me includes both Open reading as well as question reading.
- Open readings address the larger aspects of your life rather than a specific problem area or question. Usually done when you’re entering a new phase of life, such as getting married, graduating from college or starting a family. You can somewhat direct the reading if you have a general area you want to cover, that’s as specific as the direction gets.
7. Question Reading: Tarot is not intended to answer specific yes or no questions. It also shouldn’t be used to make decisions, but instead should be used as a guide to help you make the decision yourself. To facilitate the same, you are suggested to consider below points while asking questions.
• Keep your options open: If you have the answer before the reading, then you’re not allowing the cards to guide your overall decision.
For example: Asking how you could encourage your mother-in-law to move out, as opposed to asking how you can get along better with her, is narrowing the scope of the true question by answering it before you even get started.
• Find the best level of detail: Your question should be focused, but not overly detailed. Rather than looking at one particular aspect of a problem, find a way to look more broadly at it.
For example, rather than asking how you can make your home life less chaotic, ask how you can better balance kid schedules and adult schedules. That is a focused question. But do not go so far as to ask how you can coordinate baseball, soccer and Cub Scout schedules and still have family time — that’s too detailed. Only include the minimum level of detail needed in order to express what you want to learn from the cards.
• Focus on yourself: If the reading is for yourself, make sure your question focuses on you rather than on someone else who you think may be the root of your problem.
For example, asking why your son is experimenting with drugs is focusing on him, not you. Asking what role you play in your son’s decision to experiment with drugs brings the focus of the question back to you.
• Stay neutral: In order to stay open to other points of view, your question has to be neutral and not convey a preconceived notion that your view is necessarily the right one. The cards can give you guidance if you ask for it.
For example, asking why you’re doing more work around the house than your spouse isn’t neutral; asking how you can get more cooperation from your spouse when it comes to housework is neutral.