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Yes-No Tarot

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Yes-No Tarot Reading: 


This method is typically not used for complex situations or questions. It's employed when we need a quick "yes" or "no" answer. It's a convenient method for those with limited time as it provides a concise and straightforward response to a question.

In this method, a single card is usually drawn, and the interpretation is based on whether it signifies a "yes" or "no" response to the question. However, some readers choose to use multiple cards in this spread, interpreting whether the central situation is predominantly positive or negative. In other words, whether you follow a "yes" or "no" approach or opt for a more comprehensive reading is entirely up to you.

However, one disadvantage of this method is that certain cards may offer ambiguous or unclear meanings. For instance, when a very positive card appears in the spread, the answer is a straightforward "yes," but some cards, due to their inherent nature, may not provide a clear "yes" or "no" response. So, despite its apparent simplicity, the yes-no spread can require deep interpretation when certain cards appear. Additionally, whether an answer is considered "yes" or "no" can sometimes vary from person to person. What may be a favorable outcome for one person could be unfavorable for another. Those choosing this spread should be aware of these nuances.

Moreover, depending on the circumstances, the answer to some questions may not be a definitive "yes" or "no." Sometimes, finding the middle ground or seeking balance may be the best option. However, when we limit Tarot to only two options in such situations, we restrict the freedom of Tarot cards to express themselves. There are times when the best choice is to wait and take action when the time is right. If we ask Tarot a binary "yes" or "no" question without considering timing, it might lead to misleading results.

There are several methods for determining whether Tarot cards indicate "yes" or "no" in a yes-no Tarot reading. However, it's crucial for the reader to establish an agreement with the Tarot cards on this matter before drawing them. Some readers rely on their intuition to decide whether a card signifies "yes" or "no." Others adhere to the belief that reversed cards signify "no" while upright cards indicate "yes." However, in my view, Tarot doesn't concern itself with 50-50 probabilities, and given that the chance of a card being reversed or upright is 50-50, this method can also lead to misinterpretations. Here, intention plays a significant role. If a person has convinced themselves that reversed cards mean "no," they may interpret them as such.

In addition to all this, a Tarot reader should always remember that there are options between "yes" and "no." Sometimes, the cards strongly suggest a definite "yes" or "no," while at other times, they merely whisper "yes" or "no." It's essential to never forget that in a yes-no Tarot reading, there are no "maybe," "partially," or "depending on the situation" expressions because, in my opinion, this restricts the freedom of Tarot cards to speak.

3-Card Spread


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