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How to do a YES NO Tarot reading for quick answers?

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Everyone always has issues in life. With the help of Tarot readings, you can receive answers to clear questions quickly. Yes or No tarot readings are excellent for beginners because they are so simple. They involve a focused question and usually one to three cards that represent the answer “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.”

YES NO readings only work with certain questions

The question you design for this type of reading must be answered with a “yes” or a “no.” A Yes or No tarot reading can be especially helpful if you are making a decision in the near future. Some people also use a Yes or No Tarot reading to determine a likely outcome for a specific upcoming situation.  Remember that no tarot card represents your absolute fate. When reading outcomes, think of the card as an indication of favorable or unfavorable conditions, not necessarily what will definitely happen. 

Which are YES and which are NO cards in a Tarot deck?

If you're just starting out keep it basic. If the Tarot card is upright, you’ve got a Yes. If it’s reversed, it’s a No. To use this technique, make sure your deck has a balanced mix of upright and reversed cards. Always cut the deck, turn the cards 180 degrees from top to bottom, and then reshuffle. Repeat a few times to get an equal number of upright and reversed cards.

You can also go through your Tarot deck card by card and create a personal list of Yes, No, and Maybe cards for you. Place the cards you feel are more likely to mean Yes in one pile. In another pile, you’ll have your No cards. In a third pile, you’ll have your Maybe cards. Write down your selection, so you don't change your mind later when you draw the cards.

A simple YES NO Tarot spread in 6 easy steps

Person drawing three cards to YES NO tarot reading

  1. Formulate your question and shuffle the cards while focusing on the question.
  2. When you’re ready, spread the cards facedown in a fan shape.
  3. Now focus again on your question and pull a card. Place this card to the left.
  4. Repeat the question (aloud or in your mind) and pull your second card. Place this card in the center.
  5. Ask the question one more time, pull the third card and place this card to the right.
  6. Turn over the card and determine if they are “yes”, “no”, or “maybe” cards.

Three times a “yes” card obviously means a “yes”. If you’ve got two “yes” cards in your reading, the outcome will most likely be positive. If you’ve pulled a mix of “no” and “maybe” cards, the answer to your question is no. If three cards are not enough you could increase this spread to five or seven cards. Make sure that it's not an even number of cards as you then might not get a clear answer.

Do you need some additional clarification?

After your Yes or No tarot reading, there are some things you can do like pulling a second card for clarification and off course reflect on your reading. Think of the card as additional information to shed light on the source of uncertainty or guide action you can take to resolve a problem. Be wary of the temptation to pull too many tarot cards for more information. Before long, you could end up with the entire deck!

Don't forget to reflect on your readings

For the biggest impact in your life, reflect on your reading by journaling, meditating, or discussing with trusted friends. This can help you see blind spots in your interpretation. It can also help you refine your question to address the more important issue.

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