Recently a student and I were discussing ways to begin a tarot reading. I’m not talking about invocation or creating sacred space. I’m talking about the very first thing you say to your querent after you begin the divination.
Amongst tarotists of every level of experience, from beginner to pro, is an ongoing discussion about the questions we pose of tarot.
There are workshops, blogposts and memes designed to help us understand how to phrase a helpful question, and, in some cases to didactically tell us what tarot can and cannot do, or what we should or should not ask tarot.
Here’s a technique that can be incorporated into any introspective cartomancy reading style, whether tarot or other oracle cards.
One problem I see with card interpretations both amateur and pro, for self and for others, is that often, all that is delivered is vaguely general warm and fuzzy advice based on keywords.