One of the most important parts of doing a Holistic Tarot Card Counseling Session (or “reading”) for your self, or another is HOW you PHRASE the question, and the focus and intention that you put behind it.
Many times, people can be a bit reluctant to come right out and ask the direct questions that they really want incite and answers to. The Tarot, as we have learned, works off of our energies. In other words, it doesn’t speak English. Instead, it picks up on thought energy, and the energies we are giving out from our bodies, auras, and emotions. So, when presenting a question, it is important that your thoughts and energies are inline and focused on that question, and not else-ware. 🙂
Let me give you a personal story, as an example…
Earlier this year, I did a reading for a young woman. She had just gotten out of a relationship and had just met a new possible romantic interest. She wanted to know if getting to know this new man would result in a future relationship with him. Well, she asked this with her words, but her energies were telling a VERY different story…
As I pulled her cards, I revived an entire spread with in depth details about a relationship of hers, including a break up, and taking on many stressful burdens and emotional pain of others, a loss in the family, and a very toxic end… As I told this to her, I felt as though this relationship had already happened, and it was not a reflection of the new man she had mentioned (of whom I felt no energy from). As we reviewed the cards together, and began into a open dialog, she broke down and explained that that is exactly what had happened between her and her ex-boyfriend, who had just broken up earlier that week. She had been on the phone with him, fighting daily, and there had not been closure from that unhealthy relationship. He had lost his mother earlier that year, and had been quilting her to stay with him because of his loss, and she took on the brunt of his emotional outbursts, willingly turning herself into his soundboard. Since card pick up the energies we are putting out, that is what they will reflect, and this was definitely the case with my client. We spoke more about what she could do to better her current situation, and how to clear out the negative energy that was sticking around due to the recent breakup. She felt much better, and empowered with a plan of action to deal with her ex in a healthy and firm way, so they could both move on from the unhealthy situation. Her energies presented the exact questions that she needed answered, even if she may have been unaware of them at the time. 🙂 We agreed that once she took care of what she needed to with her ex, that her energies would naturally shift and clear, and once this happened, we could do another reading on the new possible love interest.
How to Present and Phrase the Question
If you present a broad question, like “what do you see for me happening this month”, you will get a very broad and diluted answer, with not many details. If you present a very specific question, like “What can I do right now, to better my relationship with my husband?”, you will receive very specific advice from the Universe and your Higher Self.
- There are no definite Yes or No Answers. Stay away from Yes or No questions, and present a questions that has offers the opportunity for an open dialog.
- No not ask negative, scary questions, like “When will I die?”. These questions fuel fear, and nothing is ever set in stone. The Tarot works off of the current energies in the moment. These energies are always changing, so these types of questions are not appropriate to ask in card counseling questions. For example; modern science and medical technology are constantly changing and evolving. What has not been invented now, may very well be within the next 10 years or so. This evolution of technology may very well be what changes the outcome of that question during future events.
- Respect the privacy and free will of others. Do not intentionally pull cards to read other people energies/life events/relationships, etc, unless you have their direct permission to do so. This is an infringement on their privacy, free-will, and is not a good code of ethics to work by. Honorable, professional, and honest Holistic Tarot Readers will not cross this line of ethics, and I have no problems turning people away who ask me to do so. Treat those how you would like to be treated. 🙂