Can I Ask the Tarot a Yes/No Question?
While you can ask a
yes/no question of the Tarot, some readers prefer that
clients don't ask in this way. I know it can sometimes
be difficult, though, for the seeker to find a
different way to ask.
get a yes/no question from a client, I might rephrase the
question in a way that will allow the seeker to get the most
information possible from his/her reading, but I'll rephrase
it in such a way that I can still provide the answer that is
For example, if a client asks, "Will I lose
weight?" -- I will probably rephrase it like
this: "How can I lose weight?" or
"How can I achieve my weight loss goal during the next
year?" The reading will provide information on
the potential outcome. From there, I can then
tell my client that "Yes, you will lose weight if you
consider ....." or "You probably won't
achieve your desired goal unless you are willing to
make this change . . . . ."
In this way, you will not only get a simple
answer, such as "Yes" or "No," but you will also be
provided additional information to help you. If
the outcome is one you don't like, the cards will show
you how you can work on changing it. And if you
do like the outcome, the cards will let you know how
to continue in order to see the desirable outcome
become a reality.
When seekers come for a reading, they usually
want more than just a simple "yes" or "no"
answer. They want to know why they might not
achieve a goal or why they will likely succeed.
Understanding those elements helps the seeker make the
right decisions for the goals they are working
on. A simple yes or no just feels too fated. And
Tarot is not representative of a fate set in stone for
Addressing a question from a yes/no view can
be more limited. However, it is still possible
to ask a yes/no question if that is what one really
wants to ask. But almost always, there are
really other things that the client wants to know
about in regard to the outcome. If you lay out
the cards and simply say "No, you won't achieve this
goal" to a client, that client is not really going to
be happy with such a simplistic reading that sounds
like it's fated.
While they might be a
little happier if you say, "Yes, the cards show the
answer to be affirmative" . . . the client would
naturally still be curious to know a little
more. They would likely be interested in the
"hows" and the "whys" of the situation, too.
They might appreciate knowing what to watch out for,
and they might benefit from a little more advice and
guidance that the tarot can share with them.