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So, you decide to do a tarot card reading for yourself, or perhaps seek a reading with a professional. You’re pumped up until you realize – you have no idea what to ask! Although it is possible to request a “general reading,” you will receive a greater depth of insight with a more refined focus.

Start by considering what has been weighing heavily on you lately. Is there something you can’t stop thinking about? Are you stressed at work? Trying to train for your first marathon? Longing to break convention and follow your heart? A reading will be the most powerful when it centers on something that is currently hot on your mind. Now that you have a focus, craft the perfect question using these three guidelines:


  •  Take ownership. Tarot is about empowering you as you move towards your desired future. The cards can help you think about things from different angles, but they can’t make a decision for you.
  • Keep it open ended. Questions that begin with “How” or “What” are great. Try to steer away from yes or no questions.
  • Give some details. Every Tarot reader is different, but I find I’m able to give the most helpful tarot readings when the question is accompanied by a bit of backstory.


Still at a loss for a question? Here are 12 ideas to get you started – or, you can just go ahead and steal one of these. It’s all good!


  •  What can I do to feel more engaged with my life?
  • How can I invite more inspiration into my life?
  • How can I show support to a troubled friend?
  • What key steps can I take towards reaching my next goal?
  • How can I be more productive?
  • What can I do to practice self-love?
  • How can I improve my communication with my partner?
  • What is the root of my stress and how can I address it?
  • What do I need to know about my relationship with my mother/father/sibling/dog?
  • How can I improve my chances of finding work I enjoy?
  • What can I learn from my current job?
  • What do I need to know as I begin a new job?


If you want feedback as you’re brewing your perfect question, you are welcome to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help.


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