A Simple Guide to Yes No Tarot Reading
August 26, 2020
Sometimes there are those questions in your head that you cannot find the answer to, no matter how much you try. What’s more frustrating is that those are yes/no questions, but they are not simple at all. Should I change my career? Will I find my soulmate? Although close-ended questions like these do not leave much room for interpretation in exciting in-depth Tarot spreads, they still come up and we still want to know how to answer them. That’s where a yes no Tarot reading comes in handy. Learn what these readings are all about and how to interpret them.
What is a yes no Tarot reading?
When you have pressing questions and need quick answers, a yes no Tarot reading is the best solution.
How is a yes no tarot reading helpful?
- It gives you an answer to your question.
- It does it very quickly.
- You do not need to connect interpretations of various cards.
Sounds fun and easy, right? Before you get started though, there are some things you should know to get the most out of this type of reading.
Since yes no Tarot reading is quick and easy to do, the questions you ask from it should also be simple. Leave complex life questions to a spread where the reader can interpret the cards and how they connect to each other. Think of a single topic. There is no need to try and ask all your questions at once, because you can quickly do another reading right after receiving your answer.
Something very broad questions will not work either. For instance, a question like “Am I following the right path?” might relate to your love, career, finances, friends, family, and many other aspects of your life. You might be well on the right path in one, but the other could be a complete opposite, so your reading will not be accurate.
Who needs a yes no reading?
A yes no Tarot reading is a perfect choice for someone looking for quick guidance. If you do not have time for a session with a Tarot reader or your question is so simple it needs just a brief reply, then this reading is for you. Even though the response you get is a “yes” or “no,” you can still turn to the meaning of the card for interpretation of the answer.
Having a clear response from the cards will help you resolve the situation at hand, and then you can come back for a more in-depth reading later. As you or the reader shuffle the cards, concentrate on what you want to ask. Make this question very clear in your head so it aligns with your energies, and let the cards guide you.
Ways to perform a yes no reading
There are two most common ways how you can perform a yes no Tarot reading: using upright or reverse positions or assigning a meaning to each card in the deck. Here is more about the two methods.
Yes no upright or reverse
The easiest way to do a yes no Tarot reading is by splitting the deck of cards into two equal halves and turning one of the halves upside down. This way, you make sure that before shuffling you have an equal number of cards in upright and reverse positions. After this, you can ask your question and draw a card. If it is in the upright position, then the answer is “yes.” If the card you drew is reverse, then it is a “no.”
You can also lay out a yes no Tarot spread if you do not want to rely on just one card to give you the answer. Lay three cards in a row. If two of them are upright, then the answer to your question is positive, and if two are in a reverse position, then it is negative.
Yes no Tarot card meanings
Another way to do a yes no Tarot reading is more complicated. Here you will assign the meanings to each card in the deck and decide on the answer based on those meanings. Every reader defines the meanings of the yes or no cards on their own, because the most important part is to be able to identify the meanings right when drawing the cards. When you are just starting out with yes no Tarot readings, you might want to know which cards typically signify a positive and which a negative outcome.
Cards with the meaning “yes”:
The Sun, the Star, the Wheel of Fortune, the Fool, the Lovers, the Chariot, the Magician, the Strength, the Empress, the World, the Temperance, the Judgement, all Aces, all Pages, then all cards in the suits of wands (besides Five, Seven, and Ten), cups (except for Four, Five, Seven, and Eight), and pentacles (just not Two, Four, Five, and Seven).
Cards with the meaning “no”:
The Tower, the Death, the Moon, the Devil, Five, Seven, and Ten of wands, Five and Eight of cups, Three, Five, Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten of swords, and Four and Five of pentacles.
Rest of the cards
Then, what about the rest of the cards in a deck? Well, when you are doing a yes no Tarot reading, there is also such an answer as “maybe,” and here are the cards that can signal to it: the Emperor, the Hermit, the High Priestess, the Justice, the Hierophant, the Hanged Man, Four and Seven of cups, Two, Four, Six, Queen, and King of swords, and Two and Seven of pentacles.
Seeing all these meanings, you might find it like a lot to learn, but with time, once you get used to your deck, you will know these meanings like the back of your hand. You can also create new meanings to suit your reading style – it is all in your hands.
Learning to interpret Tarot readings is a useful skill, seeing that many questions people ask are usually answered with a “yes” or a “no.” Now that you know more about this style of reading and interpretations of the cards, it is time to practice.