A Guide to How to Ask Tarot Questions Effectively

how to ask tarot questions

how to ask tarot questions

Ever struggled coming up with questions to ask for a Tarot reading? Learn how to form the best questions for your readings and see some great examples.

Tarot works best when focused on a tight question within a reasonable time frame.  “Will I ever” questions are not well suited to Tarot.  Why? Well, ever is a mighty long time now, isn’t it?  Every day we make choices that impact the course of our path.  Tarot is good for seeing short-term energies and patterns and adjusting our behaviors accordingly.  “Ever” is just too vague and too many things can happen.

For this reason, keep your spreads and/or your questions to a specific time frame.  Six months to a year are ideal for longer-range readings.

You also want to avoid asking the same thing in different ways.  When a question is emotionally charged, or we are not hearing what we want to hear etc. there can be a temptation to rephrase the same question in different ways.  This is not helpful and will only cause confusion.  Do your spread or ask your question at a time where you can be calm and open to all possibilities.

Examples of Good and Bad Tarot Questions

Wrong: Will I ever get a job as a nurse at XYZ hospital?

Better: Will a position at XYZ hospital open up in the next six months? What do I need to be aware of to increase my chances of getting a nursing position at XYZ hospital?

The next involves love and relationship Tarot readings.

Wrong: How does Dan feel about me? Does he care for me at all? Will he ever love me?

Right: Please show me how Dan views me as a person and what our compatibility is.  OR

Was Dan being truthful about his feelings towards me? OR

What are Dan’s intentions towards a relationship with me?

These are all clear, concise questions that are not emotionally driven asking the same thing over and over…. These questions are far less likely to create confusion and add to any emotional turmoil.

Example Abstract Concept Questions

Wrong: When will I be happy?

Right: What can I do right now to improve my outlook and overall sense of happiness?

The top one assumes you are powerless and happiness is something that will come galloping over the horizon one day and land in your lap.  That’s not what happiness is.  Happiness is a choice ultimately, so when you are struggling to feel happy, rather than seeking it as some distant objective, focus on what you can do to empower yourself right now that will start to turn things around for you.

Hopefully, these examples give you some ideas on how to improve your Tarot questions.  If you need help formulating a question feel free to contact me in the comments or via my contact form.


Email Tarot Readings My Technique

email tarot reading techniquesI would like to discuss the process of doing an email Tarot reading, how it works and my methods for ensuring a client has a valuable, rewarding experience.

A lot of people wonder just how does an email Tarot reading work?  While every reader has their own method, I’ve spent many years developing mine and I can tell you, even after 27+ years, some of my methods are very much the same.

Connecting With a Clients Energy

When I receive an email reading request I want to ensure that I give my client as much attention and connection as I would face to face.  Once I have the request in my email I read any questions or information that my client may provide.  For example, in a relationship tarot spread the client will give me the first name of the other person and the type of relationship it is family, friendship, romantic etc.

I spend a couple of minutes before I do the reading focusing on the energy of the client.  Every emotion, thought and feeling you have leaves an energy signature, like a “psychic fingerprint” and as an intuitive; I can pick up that vibe from you when I do your reading.  Once I have connected with this energy I then focus on my personal mantra, which is an acronym that I’ll explain.

The Tarot Reading Method

In the background, I enjoy listening to Binaural beats or trance like music through my headphones which cancels out all other material world “noise” and helps me stay in a semi-trance like connected state free from distractions.  I often light a candle, but I have a curious cat, so to be honest, not always :), but the intent is still there.  I pull the deck I am drawn to from my deck drawer, take a couple of minutes to cleanse energy and shuffle the deck and then I start the actual reading.

I choose at all times to be very open and honest with my clients.  While I want to keep things positive and empowering, I also do not sugarcoat or say only what I think you want to hear.  I strive for both honesty and compassion. It is not my place to judge you or anyone else.  So, I work consciously to set aside any personal opinions etc and focus only on you, your situation and your needs.

My method for focus is the acronym TWILIGHT. The twilight portion of the day is that beautiful time between dark and light where all potential for a new day lies.  It reminds me that change and flow are constants and renewal is something every person can strive to embrace in life each day.  Each letter in the word also has significance

  • Trust
  • Wisdom
  • Insight
  • Love
  • Inspiration
  • Guidance
  • Highest Good
  • Truth

Using this anagram and focusing on my clients energy allows me to get into the spiritual flow of a reading.  After that I pull my clients cards.  For specific spreads, the position meaning is placed over the meaning of your card.  As I go through the reading, I am quite messy in my typing and such lol.  I go back afterwords to clean it up and then I send it off.

My Personal Ethics and Goals of an Email Reading

I want every client I have to feel comfortable that I am not judging them, that I am both honest and empathetic, and that I truly want what is for their highest good to come through the cards.  I also believe in being thorough and detailed.  Not only do I share card meanings, but if I see a lot of secondary influences (a lot of reversals, a saturation of a particular number or suit etc) I also explain and share those in detail.

I do not do software generated readings.  Not only is this method not personal, it is a generic way to give answers that don’t hold much personal meaning. Software doesn’t cover the nuances that a personal reading with cards can.  I will ALWAYS do all my readings with love and my own two hands.  While technology is wonderful, human beings are still better at some things.

So, yes, you may wait several days for an answer from me.  So far, most of my clients have never had a problem with that.  Why? Because quality and dedication take time and are worth waiting for.  🙂

So, thanks for reading and allowing me to share my technique with you.  If you have any questions about my reading style or comments feel free to leave them below.  If you’d like to look at my readings and price ranges be sure to visit my email readings page.



Numerology Tarot Card Number 6 Meaning

tarot numerology six

tarot card number 6The number 6 in Tarot speaks of practicality, being down to Earth and focused more on everyday living, caring for family, work and immediate responsibilities.  People with this number have a strong desire to serve others coupled with a strong sense of responsibility.

Numerology plays an important secondary role in the Tarot.  When several cards with the same number appear in your spread or are drawn frequently, those numerological influences will also be playing a strong role in the current atmosphere.

Six comes up around the material realm, being focused on the here and now, survival and basic human needs and instincts.

Six people can sometimes have a very simplistic view of life when not properly balanced and may see the world in terms of “black and white”.  They can be traditionalists to the point of having difficulty opening up to new ideas or ways of doing things.

The Six person has a need to feel valued by others and is often called to service careers.  They are loyal, hard working and dedicated.

Strengths of this number: service oriented, responsible, desire to be helpful

Challenges of the Six: Can be needy, sometimes stubborn and resistant to change, too focused on the material realm.





Tarot Card Number 5 Meaning

5 tarot number meaning

5 tarot number meaningNumerology also plays an important secondary role in the Tarot.  When several cards with the same number appear in your spread or are drawn frequently, those numerological influences will also be playing a strong role in the current atmosphere.

The number 5 in Tarot tends to depict challenges and upheavals.  Often they come up around material prosperity, but at the cost of personal fulfillment things of this nature.  When you give up something to pursue a goal that isn’t in your best interests.

Fives often demand us to stop what we are doing and be very honest with ourselves, not just on an analytical level, but on a deeper emotional and spiritual level.  Is the person, thing or goal we are pursuing something that will lead to sorrow later?

When five’s come up in abundance it’s time to ask yourself “Is this what I truly want? or merely what I think I want or need”.  You may find you see 5’s a lot when you are hitting the same challenges over and over.  This is a message to you to reconsider where you are investing your time and energies.



Tarot Card Number 4 Meaning

number 4 tarot meaning

number 4 tarot meaningNumerology also plays an important secondary role in the Tarot.  If you have many cards come up with the same number in a spread, it may also be pointing to additional influences playing a strong role in the current atmosphere.

When you see a number repeated frequently within a spread or if the same number is drawn frequently, there is a good chance that number is holding lessons for you as well.

The number 4 in Tarot signifies practicality, hard work, and determination.  It can sometimes point to delays in a course of events, but these are usually just temporary and can be worked through.  The challenge with many fours can be a tendency to work towards goals that are perhaps not in one’s best long-term interests.  While you may eventually get what you want; there is a good chance it won’t be how you want it.

Fours are all about the space and time needed for something to grow.  If you plant a seed, for example, you have to tend to it and wait for the right time for it to blossom.  No amount of resistance or pushing etc. can make this process faster.

Four embodies a need for patience, wisdom and knowing exactly what you are working to manifest.  Hard work and diligence are important qualities of the 4.