How Do They Work Tarot cards often conjure up a figure of a one-toothed cackling Gypsy woman spouting words of impending doom. Many people are skeptical about a few randomly drawn cards foretelling the future of peoples’ lives. Many other people relate Tarot card reading to fortune telling, but actually, Tarot reading is much more than this. It is not only about your fortune and your future, it is more about enlightening you about the choices you have, about the possibilities depending on the choices you make. Tarot cards never tell you what you should do, and what is specifically going to happen in your future. It is thought that through the Tarot cards, your most powerful sources of information that lies within yourself comes in contact with your Higher Self. The beauty of reading Tarot cards is that you need not be a psychic to do so. Anyone can read Tarot cards, if one knows a few basics. The Readings Tarot readings, basically, are of two types – Question Readings, and Open Readings. Question Readings. Tarot does not, and is not intended to, specifically answer questions asking for ‘yes’ or ‘no’ responses. Question readings address a specific question, and therefore, it is very important how you frame or state that question. Tarot is not supposed to make decisions, but help you make those decisions, as it is supposed to be just a guide. You, as a querent, should allow the cards to guide you to an overall decision, and you are not allowing this to happen if you already have the answers. You should keep your options open, and should not narrow down the scope of your questions, by allowing the answer be a question itself. Try to look at the problem in a broader manner than just from one particular, or a narrow, aspect. Of course, your question should be focused, but ensure it is not too detailed. To learn from the cards, and to derive the maximum advantage from the direction it gives you, try a minimum level of detail. Your questions should be neutral. Your questions should not convey an idea that your preconceived view is the correct one. Your questions should be able to take in other points of view, as well. What you are seeking is advice, and this is possible only if you are neutral. Check out these two questions:
  1. Why am I doing more work around the house than my husband?
  2. What can I do to get more cooperation from my husband when it comes to housework?
Which, do you think, is a more neutral question that will get you a better advice? Obviously, the second one. Another good way of asking a Tarot question is to put it in a positive way, than in a negative way. Such as: Ask what should you do to get a better job, instead of asking why you do not have a better job.

Open Readings. Open Readings of Tarot cards are a much better option than Question Readings, especially when you are having a new beginning. Instead of addressing a specific problem area of your life, address a larger aspect of it. Open readings are perfect when, say, you are graduating from college, or are getting married, or are starting a family, or something similar – that is, when you are entering a new phase in your life. Your Open Readings questions can get specific and direct up to the extent of asking about some general aspect, such as your health or career.

There you have it. With practice, you will be able to form questions in such a way to get the maximum benefit from your Tarot card readings.

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