While your normal Tarot reading tends to focus on a specific topic or question, it can sometimes get a little broad. If you want to keep things simple, yes or no Tarot spreads give you an easy answer.
A simple yes or no. No middle ground or ambiguity (well, mostly none we’ll get to that in a moment). These can be single card readings or an entire spread.
If you want, I can do a free yes or no Tarot reading for you, show you how to do them yourself and I’d like to (at least briefly) cover the pros and cons of keeping your reading this focused on a yes or no question.
Get a Free Yes or No Tarot Spread
If you’d like me to do a Tarot reading for you, just take a moment and give me a couple of details.
Doing a Yes or No Tarot Reading
The Pros of a Yes or No Tarot Spreads
I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes Tarot spreads can be a little long. It depends on the style of the reader but I like unlocking the full message of the Tarot which generally means a more complete spread.
If all you want is a simple answer to a simple question, perhaps this is too much. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression keep it simple stupid well, that can apply to Tarot readings as well. Why complicate things?
Quick disclaimer: While I can see the merits of a reading like this and I do them if asked. They are not my preference and I’ll usually make people aware of that. I can see that they might have their place but let’s take a look a the problems of a yes/no Tarot reading.
The Cons of a Yes or No Tarot Spreads
The short version: they can work, but they’re too limited.
The Tarot wasn’t designed to be forced to give an answer like this. Technology is changed us over the years and we’re used to instant gratification. I’m not saying this is necessarily a bad thing. I am saying we’re trying to force the cards to do something against their purpose.
Each single individual Tarot card has a deep meaning and when you combine it into a spread the combinations of these meanings become virtually unlimited. This gives us answers, guidance and sometimes even more questions than we had when we started.
But this is how we get the true benefit of a Tarot spread. If you really want, I’m happy to do a reading for you (just tell me where to send it above) but I do suggest getting a free tarot spread rather than just a simple yes or no reading.
Why Some Cards Don’t Give an Answer
I said at the beginning there’s usually no vagueness and for the most part, that’s true. The problem (if you choose to see it as one) is that some cards, whether upright or reversed, won’t give you a single yes or no answer.
Perhaps the answer just isn’t that simple and you’re trying to box your deck into doing something it doesn’t want to do. You can keep pulling cards until you get the answer you want but at that point, you might as well turn the deck over and pick the answer you want to hear.
I’ll cover the different cards below and what they mean for this situation, be clear in your intention and question before you begin and accept the answer the cards provide even if it’s inconclusive.
If you do get a card that doesn’t give a simple answer then look deeper into the message of that card. Perhaps get a more complete spread for your question and see what the Tarot is really trying to tell you without limiting it.
Single Card Yes or No Tarot Meanings
Whether in a single card reading or a spread with a yes or no position, each card has a specific meaning. Often this will give you a simple answer (and a little deeper meaning if you choose to look for it which I do suggest). If you’re doing a reading for yourself, click the card below which arrived in your spread.