The Tarot deck offers a rich opportunity to gain insight and perspective when it comes to our life and the questions we ask around it.
While there are many questions we could ask, I always take a moment to look at my questions to make sure it’s leaving room for enriching content. I do this by asking myself “is this an open question or closed question?”
What is a Closed Question?
When we ask a question that can only be answered with a “yes” or “no” we have asked a closed question. It doesn’t leave room for the details or the minutia of the issue.
Here’s an example:
“Will my date go well tonight?”
The answer would need to be yes or no. While that may give us some definitive information, it doesn’t allow for the “why” of it.
While that may give us some definitive information, it doesn’t allow for the “why” of it.
A better question may be:
“How will my date go tonight?”
This is a great example of an Open Question. It gives the opportunity for the cards to properly paint the picture of the evening or to tell you more of story.
If we relied on the closed question it might have misled us. What if the card you pulled had said “no” but in reality, the connection was great. The “no” could have come from maybe tripping and ripping your favourite outfit. You may have missed out on something amazing because of a misleading closed question answer.
Can Closed Questions Be Good?
The short answer here is it’s up to you. Is the question you’re answering satisfied with a short answer or would you benefit from the details of the situation?
Personally, I prefer to ask open questions. When I ask it in an open way I’m often greeted with additional perspectives and insight that was unexpected but so enriching!
What I noticed about the cards though was that they hinted at other benefits that were hidden.
The best example I can think of this is when I was launching a new project and I wanted to see if it was going to be successful. I was heartbroken when the cards weren’t favourable. What I noticed about the cards though was that they hinted at other benefits that were hidden. I went ahead with the project, it flopped, and months later a better opportunity opened up that was based on the failed project. Had I focused on the yes or no, I may have missed out.
Check out below for examples of different kinds of open and closed questions!
I’d love to hear what kind of questions you think you’d prefer?
Will I win the lottery? (cringe)
Will I ever find love?
AM I PREGNANT?!
Should I take the job?
Are they cheating on me?
Will I win the court case?
What can I do to increase my prosperity energy?
What can I work on to help me find love?
What are the benefits of taking this job?
What will support me in winning this court case?