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Asking the Right Questions

I want to know...

I want to know…

Isn’t this doggie a cutie?  He’s certainly curious, as I hope you are. I really want to help you, so I’m hoping I can coach you a little into thinking through your questions before you ask.  It’s easy to ask the general things, like “does he love me”? or “will I get a promotion?”, but the best way to serve you is to help you whittle down the question to a precise thing you would like to see happen, and that you feel is possible given the right set of circumstances.

We’re not about raining fire or creating chaos.  The tarot doesn’t judge or take sides.  What we need to do, when we do our work together, is to find the right question for you to ask the tarot.  When the question is in tune with your spirit, i.e. is really what you want and need to know in order to somehow improve your life, the answers flow much more clearly and fully.

Then, if you need further clarification, we can do that too.  So think about what you want to happen, then work backwards until  you find a way to ask the questions that can lead to that happening.  Here is an example.  Let’s say I’m looking to buy a house.

Goal:  to live in a new(er) home in a quiet neighborhood.

we might at first just want to ask “how can I get a new home in a better neighborhood”?  but the more effective question would be “what do I need to do to start working toward finding/obtaining a newer home in a better neighborhood”?

See what we’re doing?  Pulling the question back to ourselves.  Not what can the universe do for me, but how can I follow my true path to get there?  What does the universe already have laid out for me?  How do I know which path to take?  These are the types of questions for which the tarot works best.

Often I have done readings, multiple questions for the same person, and even though the questions may be different, often (quite often in fact) the same cards will come up for that person, even when I use a different deck!  That tells me that there is something within the querent that needs to be worked out along the path these cards suggest – no matter what the question is!  So, we need to be very clear on what we want before we begin.  Broad questions can lead to confusing and misleading answers.


Sample tarot Reading – Three Card Spread

Child of EarthThis is a simplified version of what you might get in your free tarot reading.  Since the tarot reading would be more personal to you, I might go into more detail about your question.  Remember, the more detailed and specific your question is, the more effective and solid your tarot reading will be.

Question: “How can I (we) be more mindful of the #earth ?”
Spread: Three card
Cards pulled: Judgment – The Magician – Ace of Pentacles

Judgment represents the past. Do we go forward with courage in our quest to save her (the earth)? or do we slip into regret, and pretend there is nothing we can do (“woe is me”). Have we gone too far in our wastefulness and disregard for the earth and her sensitive ecosystem? Or can we still bring about change?

The Magician tells us we can influence change with divine energy, as shown with the fertile tree bearing fruit. This can be a time, if we allow it and work toward it, of healing and renewal. If we set our hearts to it we can expect miracles. We need to become clear sighted about what needs to be done.

The Ace of Pents shows us the earth mother with branches full of life and her feet rooted firmly in the ground. We can expect success, stability, and well-being.

Very positive tarot reading for our earth I’d say, but we need to work on collective positive energy, steer away from negative/scare tactics, set solid goals toward saving her, and change our actions accordingly.