Monday, January 4, 2016

seven types of questions and how to answer them using tarot cards

It's the reader's job to answer the question in the way it was asked, however, I see many readings performed that are not answering the seeker's question. If you're not addressing the question, your reading will be inaccurate.

For example, if a yes/no question was asked, then a yes/no answer should be provided. If advice is requested, the reader should provide advice. One of the problems tarot readers encounter is how to answer certain types of questions. For instance, what if someone asks a WHEN question or a HOW question?

When you consider the TYPE of question asked, this will help you give the most appropriate response. Here are the seven most common types of questions and how to answer them using tarot cards.

(1) WILL

Will I pass my chemistry exam?
Will he come back to me?
Will I get the bonus check?

This is one of the most common types of questions. The seeker usually wants a simple yes/no predictive outcome. Typically, they are not looking for anything deeper nor are they asking how they can change their behavior to achieve the desired outcome. They just need a quick answer so they will know how to proceed. To answer this question with tarot cards, look at the final card of the 3-card spread and use the story method for interpretation.

(2) WHAT

What’s going on in my relationship with Steven?
What do I need to know about this job interview?
What can I expect on this date?

WHAT questions typically show a desire for more information. Similar to the WILL question, there is a desire to know where things will lead but, in this case, the seeker is more concerned about what's happening right now. They wish to gain more insight into an issue or a person's actions. To answer this question, look at the cards in the reading and explain the action occurring in the card.


Should I take this job?
Should I get back together with Steven?
Should I invest in company A or B?

These questions are asked when the seeker is confused and seeking direction. SHOULD I questions always present two or more options. Should I take this job presents the option of (a) taking the job or (b) not taking the job.

This is a yes/no question, however it's different from the WILL question because, in these cases, the seeker really wants to know if the path will be in their best interest. It's often best to select a card to represent option A and another card to represent option B to investigate the outcome for each option.

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In the above reading about which business opportunity to accept, Option A (9 of Pentacles) shows a leadership position while Option B (10 of Wands) shows a heavy workload.

(4) WHY

Why won’t he call me?
Why do I have bad luck?
Why did he leave?

Seekers ask why to get to the root of a problem. They are already aware of the problem but they don't understand why it's happening to them. Essentially, the question is "What's wrong and why is this happening?" Seekers asking these questions are often in a miserable state and really need answers desperately. Insight into why something is happening can be found in the reading's numerical theme. It will point to the seeker's current vibration which may be at odds with what they want. Advice is always necessary even if the seeker doesn't ask for it. Use the reading to provide positive and action-oriented guidance or they will be stuck in negative and self defeating patterns.

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These three cards show the seeker is feeling blocked, experiencing a lack of clarity, and is in a state of suspension. This reading has a numerical theme of 4 which usually appears when the seeker wants something to happen but it's not happening. They feel thwarted and stuck. The four energy is about maintaining the status quo, not change. You may feel like you're in stasis. The advice of the Hanged Man is to surrender to this feeling. Don't try to change anything. Release your need to control what's happening.

(5) HOW

How can I achieve greater success in my online business?
How can I improve my relationship?
How will we get through this crisis?

HOW questions are asked when the seeker wants to understand what actions will be beneficial in reaching a goal. The good news is that the seeker is in a proactive state ready to act upon your advice. They are ready to make the necessary changes to reach their goal. Interpret the card(s) as actions to provide the seeker with a step-by-step plan of action.

(6) WHEN

When will I meet my soulmate?
When will I hear back about the job?
When will my finances improve?

WHEN is a timing question and is asked out of frustration or impatience. When will something happen because it's not happening is usually at the root of these questions. There are many timing methods for reading tarot cards (read about some of them in this great post by the Tarot Dude). Choose one and set your intention to use it for the reading. Often the reading shows timing is in accordance to personal development. Your timing card is often telling you -- THIS will happen when THIS occurs. For example, you'll meet your soulmate when you take a leap of faith.

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Where will I meet my soulmate?
Where did I lose my keys?
Where can I find more income?

WHERE is a location question. People ask these questions when they are searching for something and desire a specific response. There is a lot of location symbolism in tarot cards, particularly in the Trumps. For instance, Justice might represent a courthouse or The Hierophant may signify a church or university. The Chariot can show a place in or near cars or transportation. If you have a visual tarot deck, look at the image for clues to location. Is the scene indoors or outdoors? Describe the tarot card scene for guidance on finding lost objects or a good place to meet your soulmate.

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Above are some cards showing specific places: the bathroom, an amusement park, a church, a garden, a bookstore or library, a subway or train.

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