These examples of good questions to ask the Tarot cards and how to ask your own questions can really help you get the most out of the Tarot. Like any tool, Tarot cards are only as good as the way they’re used and improving your questions will help you get the most out of your readings.
As a general rule of thumb focus the questions on yourself, take ownership of the situation, focus on your future and ask open questions. Don’t rush your questions and take your time to understand the answers.
How to Ask The Tarot a Question
I’m constantly telling people there are no hard set rules with the Tarot so you can ask whatever you want but if you want to get the most out of each reading these are my general suggestions on how to form your question.
Focus the Question on Yourself
Don’t misunderstand me here. You can still do a Tarot spread for how someone feels about you but, in general, the focus of your question should focus on you and the things you can control.
Avoid asking: “Does my crush have feelings for someone else?”
Instead, ask: “How can I strengthen the bond between me and my crush?”
Take Ownership of the Situation
Don’t fall into the trap of shrugging off responsibility. You want the cards to be able to give you guidance on what you should be doing to improve things. Not just sitting back and waiting for good things to come to you.
Avoid asking: “Will I win the lottery?”
Instead, ask:“ What can I do to better my financial situation? What blocks me from financial success and how can I overcome it?”
Focus on Your Future (Optional)
This one is completely optional but call it personal preference. Don’t dwell on the past when it’s not something you can change. Focus on the future and the things you can work toward.
Avoid asking: “Did I do the right thing?”
Instead, ask: “What do I need to do right now to make the most of this situation?”
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Good Example Tarot Questions
For a better reading, you need to learn how to ask what you really want to know. You also need to ask your question straight forward. For example, if you want to know what you need to do to make a change in yourself then ask that. Don’t put the blame on someone else by asking what you can do to make them change. You are responsible for your own self.
Maybe you aren’t asking the best questions for yourself. So, we’re going to look at some of the best questions to ask the tarot cards.
- What can I do to have more peace in my life? – All of us can probably use more peace in our lives. Let’s face it, life, in general, is extremely stressful. Being able to know what to do to have more peace in your hectic life will only enhance your mood and your happiness. Maybe you need to have less dramatic friends. Maybe your job is just too stressful and you need a career change. Whatever it might be, be willing to make the necessary changes that is called for.
- How can I be more helpful to others? – This is a wonderful question as long as it is an honest one. Make sure that you seriously want to help others before asking this. Asking dishonest questions will only hurt yourself and cause an inaccurate reading.
- What is my best talent? – Each of us has plenty of talents whether we realize it or not. Focusing on the wrong talent can be a waste of time. Find out what you are best at, one that comes naturally and focus on that. You may love to sing but you might not really be any good at it while gardening may come so naturally to you that you don’t see it as a talent. Find out what you’re great at and put it to use.
- How can I learn to trust people? – This is an excellent question. What made you not trust people? Did someone hurt you? Take what the tarot cards say and really consider their answer. Remember, you shouldn’t make one person pay for someone else betraying you. Trust until that person gives you a reason not to.
- Is there anything I need more of in my life? – Maybe you need more spiritual belief in your life. Maybe more time spent with family is what you need. It could be that you need more self-confidence. Ask, find out and apply it accordingly.
- Who is the bad influence in my life? – Usually, though it might be heartbreaking, the bad influence in our lives is someone we are really close to and like a lot. We choose to give them the power to influence us. Then we don’t know how to get that power back. Be willing to rid your life of the bad influence if you really want a change for the better.
- What in my past do I need to let go of? Letting go isn’t always easy to do. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things to do. What is it that you need to let go of? Your ex? Is it something bad that you did? Did you make a big mistake that haunts you? A good question to ask the tarot cards. Just remember, if it’s important enough to ask about, it’s important enough to do something about.
- Is my current partner the right one for me? This has to be the number one question that everyone asks. Of course, you want to know if you are with the right person for you. The question is, are you going to do something about it if you aren’t with the right one? If not, then don’t waste your time asking.
- Why do I feel so unworthy? This is a deep question and a wonderful one. The thing is if you look deep enough, you can probably answer this one yourself. Did you get kicked to the curb in a relationship? Are you in a verbally or physically abusive relationship? Maybe you just have never known your own self-worth. Any single one or a combination of these things can cause you to feel unworthy. You need to remember that everyone is worthy, yes, even you. Whatever answer the cards give to you on this question, work on knowing your own self-worth.
- How do I live my best life? – Straight forward and to the point. What makes you happy? What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? What do you look forward to the most in life? Figure these things out before you ask the tarot cards your question. Be honest with yourself about these things. Once you have your answer, go out and live the best life for YOU, not anyone else. Don’t try to live someone else’s life. Don’t try to be someone or something that you’re not.
As you can see there are many worthwhile questions that you can ask the tarot cards. Don’t waste your time on things that you really don’t want to know. Ask the important questions. Ask the life-changing questions.
If you aren’t sure yet what questions to ask for yourself, make a list of questions that you think you may want to ask. Now read over that list and ask yourself, “Do I really want to know this?” and “Will the answer to this make any difference in my life?”. You might also want to ask yourself, “Will I be willing to change whatever needs to be changed?” If the honest answer is “no”, then don’t bother asking.