Okay, so Tarot cards are a really old method of divination, dating back to the mid-15th century in Italy. There is a system and there is rhyme and reason to how the cards are illustrated and used that one can LITERALLY spend a lifetime studying, so I’m not going to go into that here. What I DO want to discuss is how they are used.
Depending on the reader, Tarot can be used to answer any question that you would like an answer to. Some readers will say that there are certain things you can ask and there are certain things you can’t, and with those readers, those things are true. But if you look out over all the readers in the world and look at the questions that are being answered, all of them are represented.
You can ask simple yes or no questions about the past, present, and future. You can ask open-ended questions to gather information. You can find out what is going to happen in the future (with certain caveats) and you can use them to make decisions. There are no limits to what you can ask the cards.
My preference, when it comes to the cards, is to gather the necessary information to make decisions and to achieve your goals.
I almost never use the tarot cards for myself – there’s an interesting thing that happens with tarot readers where we begin to value the experience of being surprised by the future – but in those rare instances that I do, I gather information. I have a fierce belief in free will and our ability to shape the futures that we want. So rather than asking what will happen in the future, I ask what I can do to make a desired outcome happen, and from there, decide whether or not it’s something I’m willing to do.
So the question is, what would you like to do and what do you need to know in order to get it done? Let’s start there.