The Tarot will take your question literally so always bear this in mind with what you ask. So following our example with money we might be better to ask "what can I do to improve my financial situation?" Put this way we allow the Tarot to give us all the information we need and allow it to guide or even counsel us so we can help ourselves. This also allows for freewill to have its place, as we have seen, so we can take responsibility for our own financial situation and improve our lives.
Sometimes we may want to know when something is going to occur, such as "when will I move house", "when will I get pregnant" and so on. The Tarot does not include any cards that give timing so we will not get a clear answer to this kind of question. So if we rephrase what we want to know, we might ask instead "what are the prospects for me moving house/getting pregnant?" Here we can see again that the Tarot is now free to give us all the information we need so we can be better informed and take whatever action is required to give us the outcome we want. Remember, the Tarot helps those who help themselves!
In terms of timing there are some Tarot cards that may indicate things happening very swiftly, such as the 8 of Wands, or delays occurring, such as the 7 of Pentacles. However some Tarot readers will work with loose time frames such as a Tarot card per month if we lay cards out in a line. The best thing here is to experiment and see what works for you. We should also think about any kinds of questions that we should not ask. It is vital that the Tarot is used professionally and responsibly and for the good of all, and never to bend our will above another’s in anyway. These are the main areas that should be avoided:
So we have seen now how we should approach using the Tarot cards and something of what we can use them for. Next time we will look at how to use the Tarot cards in the best way for different questions and how to lay out the cards so we get the information we need.