What They Shouldn't Ask…But Do

By Solaris

The best tarot questions focus on what you can influence or change in a positive way.  Good tarot questions elicit responsibility and accountability on the part of the querent that get the querent involved in actively shaping his or her circumstances.  What NOT to ask a tarot reader are questions about:

Anything that deals with an ex’s feelings or actions—again, “free-will”, no one has control over the thoughts and actions of another, nor can we predict how he or she will or won’t react.

Illegal activities—Rarely but possibly, information that you find out in the course of a reading indicates a client is involved in an illegal activity, bad enough that what you are finding out goes against your code of confidentiality.  Knowing this can make you an accomplice.  In this case, after you conclude the reading, it is best to contact a legal authority with the information you were given.

Legal matters—Tarot readers are not lawyers.  Tarot is not about predictions and the best thing your client can do is seek legal assistance.  This could be asked as “What do I need to know about the circumstances surrounding…?” but you still want to refer the client to legal help.

Love and marriage—any such questions need to be rephrased as:  “Tell me what I need to know about my relationship with…”  “When will so and so leave someone for me?” if you choose to read for this client is best asked as “What do I need to know about being in a relationship with…?”

Medical issues—if someone asks a medical question, the best thing a reader can do is refer the client to competent medical attention.  A tarot reading does NOT take the place of medical advice.

Should I this or that—this is asking a reader and the tarot to make a choice for the client.  Let’s try looking at this from another perspective; “What can you expect if…?” or maybe look at pros and cons.

Third-parties—are about other people’s lives who aren’t with you at the reading.  “What does so and so think about or what is so and so doing?” This type of reading can often times be inaccurate because the reading says one thing and the absent person may do just the opposite or not what was indicated at all due to “free-will”. 

Vagueness—there is the saying that you get what you put into something…The more you let your reader know, the better the tarot’s response is about zeroing in and being accurate.

Winning games of chance, aka the lottery—Tarot is not about fortune telling, if you want to, play the game and take your chances.  Who knows… maybe you will get lucky and win so that you can have another reading about something else in the future?

Tarot readings can be used as great points of reference, and most of the above issues can be reframed as long as they are done in a positive way.   Rephrase questions to use “how” and “what”to  help the tarot center on the client’s responsibility in the issue.  Use your code of ethics when rephrasing and remember to keep the reading client-centered.

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