Inspired Questions to Ask Your Tarot Deck When You're Just Starting Out

If you're just starting to read your own tarot cards, you might find that you're not getting exactly the results you were seeking.

That's not the fault of you or the cards. Instead, it's likely you just need to start asking your questions in a different way. After all, the tarot isn't a clear crystal ball into the future. Instead, it's a useful tool for honing in on what you need.

For example, it's not always useful to ask the tarot yes or no questions, not because you won't get an answer, but because the response will be much more nuanced than a simple binary. While it can be intimidating to ask big, open-ended questions, those are the ones the tarot is best suited for. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

'What Do I Need to Focus on to Succeed?'

No matter what your situation is, you can always use a little bit of guidance to do your very best. Maybe you're finding yourself torn in different directions, and you could use some help focusing on what matters most in your life. Perhaps there's an area where you're investing too much energy, and it would benefit you to deemphasize it in your life. It could even be that you're feeling a little aimless and just want a push in the right direction. Even if you don't immediately get all the answers you're looking for, a small insight might be exactly what you need.


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'What's My Biggest Obstacle in Life Right Now?'

Whether we realize it or not, all of us have little things that block us in our day-to-day lives. If it's a situation you can't change, the tarot may help you change your perspective and turn this downside into a positive. If you discover that your obstacle is a certain person, you may find that the issue is actually in the way you relate to them. A lot of the time, we also might realize that we ourselves are the biggest thing holding us back. The tarot can show us this and help us adapt.


'What Should I Know About Myself?'

This may be one of the most open-ended questions of them all, but that's exactly what makes it so valuable. It's tough to predict exactly what the tarot might have to say about you, but your intuition will guide you to its true meaning. After all, you know you better than anyone else. If you find yourself with a reading that rubs you the wrong way, pay extra attention. That inner conflict with yourself might be exactly what you need to work through.


'What's My Path to Happiness?'

The tarot isn't just a great tool for empowering you in terms of career or academics. It's also excellent for finding out what will make you the happiest, in order to put yourself on a path to joy. Sometimes, you may find that what you want for yourself will clash with what will make you the most "successful" according to the outside world. It's up to you to understand your priorities and choose what truly matters to you. And guess what? The tarot can help with that, too.


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'How Can I Get Closer to My Crush?'

As tempting as it might be to ask a question like "Does my crush like me?," you'll learn more if you focus on the relationship as it pertains to both of you, and not just on what they think. After all, reading your own tarot can't tell you much at all about what someone thinks or feels, since the cards read you. From this question, chances are you'll get the answer you were looking for and increase the likelihood of romance. A similar format can be used to ask about anyone you're dealing with in life. Remember to frame it from the perspective of how your relationship can grow.


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