There are a lot of factors that come together in a tarot or oracle card reading, from your emotional state to the deck you choose and of course, the questions you ask. Here are 20 questions to ask your tarot or oracle deck (and how to ask them) for maximum insights on your 2022 year-end life path review.
What Tarot is all About
Tarot began as a fun parlor game in the late 16th and early 17th centuries and has since evolved into a tool for introspection and even divination. Tarot readings involve using a tarot deck (though nowadays, oracle decks have become popular too) to ask questions and receive insight, either with the help of a tarot card reader or on your own.
Tarot or oracle card reading is really about turning inward, more than searching for answers outside yourself. Tarot readings are like having a conversation with a less conscious part of yourself or even a conversation you would have with someone you trust.
Setting Yourself up for a Reading
Before we dive into how to start formulating specific questions, let’s first look at how to prepare for a reading. For one thing, it’s a good idea to find a quiet, private place where you can really drop into your own energy.
And once you take out your deck, I recommend being clear with the deck about what it is you’re looking for.
Choosing your Questions
Once the energetic groundwork is laid, you can start thinking about questions. Generally speaking, some readers advise against ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions, such as using language like “Should I…” or “Can I…,” and here’s why: Life is not black and white. And in fact, tarot encourages us to push beyond those self-imposed limitations.
Of course, there may be times within a reading when a yes-no question feels pertinent to ask, and you can make that call yourself. But I don’t really think that tarot is a yes-no proposition. And when we tighten around those kinds of inquiries, the tarot tightens too—it wants to give us a more expansive mode of wayfinding.
So, think of the reading as more of a dialogue than a call-and-response. Try to keep questions open-ended so you can really dip into the nuances, imagery, and emotions evoked by the cards you pull.
You can absolutely have spreads or questions prepared but it can be beneficial to let follow-up questions naturally arise as you keep pulling cards too. Here are a few questions to get you started on your 2022 Year-End life path review.
20 Questions to Ask the Tarot for a 2022 Year-End Review
How is my past impacting my current situation?
What is something that needs to be brought to my awareness right now?
What is something I need to be aware of moving forward?
What area of my life requires more attention right now?
What aspect of my life is taking up too much of my attention?
Which lessons am I currently working through in 2022?
How am I standing in my own way?
Where am I playing small?
Which of my strengths can I play on in my current situation?
Where is fear holding me back?
How can I tap into more alignment with myself?
What does my soul need right now?
What requires my conscious reflection right now?
What shadow qualities within myself can I work with right now?
Which themes are continually at play in my current situation?
Which patterns or beliefs do I need to release?
Is there something obvious I’m missing in my current situation?
What is a step I can take toward my own well-being?
How can I better accept or love myself?
How can I be more honest with myself?
My Final Thoughts
Tarot or oracle card readings are a powerful tool for helping us tap into our subconscious, dip into curiosity, and find answers within. As you pull cards for your reading, some questions may come up naturally—but when you need inspiration, this master list is at your disposal.
With Love and Light,
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