As a teacher of a few different card reading systems I have noted that students often tend to put emphasis in various places but not…. their questions. I liken the question to getting the correct address for your travels, without it you will bumble about, stumble about and in general waste time better spent at your destination – the same may be said of asking a good question.
Let us then sit down over a cup of tea or coffee and see what might make our questions better.
When phrasing a question we have to think of certain items that we may want to include in our question;
- Think of the act of being a journalist, we want to know The Who, What, Where, When and Why’s of a story, GT the same can often be said of your question. Remember unless you are proficient with your system and the timing methods it uses, I would stay away from the When, until you are.
- Use proper English (or whatever language you fluently speak) to form your question – shy away from “how will David be playing me at the party” – most card systems don’t enjoy slang and in this case you will find out that David was suppose to bring a keyboard to the party and hence that is what your answer is all about, not about how he would be treating you that evening.
- Ask questions in a positive slant (this one is always tough to explain) rather then a negative question. “How do I not lose my job” is a negative question format, instead use “How do I keep my job”, the answer will be easier to understand.
- Yes/No questions answer just that, Yes or No. Don’t ask a Yes/No question and then expect it to also give you additional information – as a rule you get what you ask for, in this case Yes or No is all you get. I understand some may take issue with this point and I can only say after years of performing readings this has been my experience.
Now from above we have some idea of what might go into your question. There are other considerations but let’s take this one step at a time, I will cover other points in upcoming blog posts.
Remember please – your ability at asking a good question is as important as any other part of your reading skills.