A one card yes/no reading renders a tarot-based prediction to answer a yes/no question you bring to mind at the reading’s start.
The finality of yes and no make this reading helpful for those seeking guidance in moments of consternation or ambiguous circumstances.
How it Works
Before choosing your card, bring a Yes/No question into your mind. It can be helpful to write your question down on a piece of paper, or speak it aloud.
Next, consult the oracle by touching the card you are most drawn to from the deck. There are twenty-one cards in the Major Arcana to choose from and fifty-six in the Minor Arcana. You may use your non-dominant hand to choose your card if you like; this hand is more vulnerable to cosmic forces.
Others suggest using your left hand as this is the hand typically aligned with astrology. Once you chose your card by touching it, it magically flips over revealing the answer to your question.
Once the card appears, you can read more about it. Investigate its meaning including symbols and overall implication regarding your question.
Should you desire more information about the card, you can study it further by looking it up via the tarot card meanings page. Here you will find even more information on each card’s significance.
Yes/No Tarot is a reading I recommend as part of your daily (or nightly) routine. I keep a log of my questions which allows me to look back on periods of my life to see what sort of thoughts preoccupied my brain.
What I love about this reading is how it dispels anxiety. If a person is carrying around insecure feelings regarding a relationship or work, it is helpful to formulate disparate feelings into a yes/no question. This alone is quite restorative.
Additionally, this game can be played in hopeful moments when one is curious and excited about the future, and questions may be personal or placed on someone else’s behalf.
The tarot card drawn gives clues and hints helping illuminate actions you can take in regards to your question as well as new ways of thinking about the issue at hand.
Also, the reading brings thoughts lodged deep within to the surface allowing them to reintegrate into the world at large where they can lighten up and re-energize you.
The key to getting the most out of Yes/No Tarot is to formulate your questions correctly. Make sure your question is not open-ended and also that it is not too specific. If you can avoid these pitfalls, you will set yourself up for a more accurate reading.
Here are some examples of incorrect questions alongside the corrected versions.
Example 1 - Money
Incorrect - How much money will I make this year?
This question is not a yes or no question. The cards cannot tell you a specific number.
Incorrect - Will I make a billion dollars this year?
Although this is a yes/no question, it is difficult to accurately predict the exact amount of money you will make in a given year.
Correct - Will I make a lot of money this year? -or- Will I make enough money to feel happy and fulfilled this year?
These questions are still about money but they are also yes/no questions and are not overly specific.
Example 2 - Love
Incorrect - How can I get my partner to be more romantic?
This is not a yes/no question. While drawing the card may give you insight into this, you would be better off opting for a Love Tarot reading instead.
Incorrect - Is lighting candles a good way to add romance to my relationship?
While this is a yes/no question, it is too specific. The cards are meant to offer insight into broader questions. From there, you can deduce whether or not candles would be a good addition.
Correct - Will I be able to make my relationship more romantic?
This is a good example because it is a yes/no question, yet it is still open-ended enough to render interesting results. If then you draw, for example, The World card, you could deduce that traveling with your partner would help bring more romance into your relationship.