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How to Make A Yes-No Tarot Spread Personal

Asking the tarot yes-no questions is typically frowned upon when you ask about it. You’re told that you should ask more open ended questions. But the truth is- we all still do our own yes-no tarot spread.

This is mine.

Getting started with this method might seem a bit weird, but just go with me on it.

I first read about this method years ago. I call it ‘Finding the Aces’. After using it for a while, it felt impersonal- so I put my own spin on it and made it a lot more personal to me.

Finding the Aces Method Overview

The general concept is that you shuffle and flip cards in 3 piles until you get to a certain number of cards or you find an ace. Easy. Done. Viola!

The results are pretty simple too.

No Aces- Nope. Not going to happen.

  • 1 Ace- Highly unlikely.
  • 2 Aces- Possibly. Maybe.
  • 3 Aces- You betcha! Absolutely.
  • But it felt like something is missing.

How I Personalized this Yes-No Tarot Spread

The first thing that I did was I changed the number of cards per pile from 13 to one of my birth cards. My birth cards are 5 (Hierophant) and 14 (Temperance), so I chose 14.

If you don’t know what your tarot birth cards are, you can check out the post I wrote on it here .

Now when I start making my piles I put cards into a pile until I find an Ace or I hit 14 cards in the pile. Then I move onto the next pile and repeat until I have 3 piles of 14 or less.

The second thing that I did to personalize this method is instead of reading the answer strictly based on the number of Aces that flip over. I also use it as a 3 card reading.

how to do a yes no tarot spread

Example:

For example I pull the Ace of Swords, Emperor, and The World. I would see this as a probably not (based on the single Ace).

I like to read the spread using the following prompts:
  • Why is this the Ace that showed up? What is specific about this Ace?
  • What feeling do the other cards have? Positive? Negative? Neutral?
  • Do they support the guidance of the Ace? Do they contradict it?
  • Then I read the spread as a typical 3 card spread as if I was asking for guidance regarding the matter. Instead of “will XXX happen?” it’s more like “what do I need to know about XXX?” or “what if XXX?”

Tell me in the comments below if you like this method or how you do you yes/ no tarot spreads!

How to Make A Yes-No Tarot Spread Personal

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