When studying the Tarot, you may find that many readers/consultants/Tarotists will tell you that the question you ask is as important as the reading itself. That is because it anchors you in the reading. Just asking "Does Bob like me" will not garner you nearly as much information as "What do I need to do to make sure Bob will want to marry me this year." It is more concrete.
One exercise you might try is to
- The Hanged Man (sacrifice) What should I sacrifice in order to move forward?
- The Star (inspiration) Who should I study for inspiration?
- The Emperor (leadership) How can I be a better leader?
Once you have your question, then shuffle again and draw a card for your answer. I'll do that last question to show you what I mean.
How can I be a better leader?
The card I drew as an answer is the 6 of Wands. This card shows a man on a horse. He's very proud looking. One of the wands in the card has a laurel wreath. In ancient Greek times winners were crowned with laurel wreaths. The key word for this card is VICTORY in the Thoth deck. So my conclusion would be that I need to show others how they can succeed. I need to set the example of being a good leader in order to be a better leader.
You might have a different take on that. I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.