When you want a short and snappy answer to a pressing question, then go for a simple Yes or No tarot spread. This is usually just one card — any more and you will incur information overload.
We at Lunar Cafe, have compiled a list of quick interpretations that will help you form your answer. Before you begin, remove the Court cards from the deck as they can cause confusion.
Shuffle your deck, while holding the question clearly in your mind. It would be well worth you taking the time to formulate exactly what it is you want to ask. Cut and turn a single tarot card. This is your answer. Repeating the process until you get an answer you want will not result in a true reading.
Fool — Yes, go ahead and take a chance. Trust that the Universe has your back.
Magician — Yes, take your time and use your head. Logic and cunning will help you.
High Priestess — No. You must accept that it cannot happen at this point in time.
Emperor — Yes, but only under strict conditions. Obey the rules or hold back. Impulsiveness is not an option.
Empress — Yes, the timing is perfect for you.
Hierophant — Yes, if you can get good advice. No, if you are doing this alone.
Lovers — Yes, if this is a love-related question. Maybe, if it is anything else. You could be making a life-changing decision.
Chariot — No, there is too much at stake to lose control of the situation. Wait.
Strength — Yes, if you think you can deal with the consequences.
Hermit — No, you must spend more time thinking about this. Remember where things went badly before and don’t make the same mistake twice.
Wheel of Fortune — Yes. Do it.
Justice — No, deal with the paperwork first, then try again.
Hanged Man — No, you cannot move forward with this. Wait until circumstances change.
Death — Yes. You may not want to, but you must push through.
Temperance — Yes, but only if everything is in place.
Devil — Probably not. You might want to, but you are being held back. Deal with that first.
Tower — Yes or no. You don’t have the choice right now. What will happen, will happen.
Star — Yes, open up to all the possibilities around you.
Moon — No, you are not seeing things clearly. There are hidden influences at work. Remain where you are until you have more clarity.
Sun — Yes, this is a good time to try anything new.
Judgment — Yes, you are being called forward. Step up to the plate and do what you must do.
World — Yes, although there may be a short waiting period before things can go ahead. Otherwise all looks positive.
Ace of Wands — Yes, there’s no holding back.
Two of Wands — No, you can’t do anything right now.
Three of Wands — It looks like you have made your mind up already.
Four of Wands — Yes, if you have completed all necessary tasks.
Five of Wands — No, there are others who are holding you back.
Six of Wands — Yes, you will succeed.
Seven of Wands — Yes, but be prepared for opposition.
Eight of Wands — Yes, you will have to take charge and get others organized.
Nine of Wands — No, you haven’t the necessary resources at this moment. Hold on, they will come.
Ten of Wands — No, you have too much going on; you can’t possibly take on any more commitments.
Five of Wands Minor Arcana. Source: tarotcardmeaning
Ace of Cups — Yes, all is well. Someone special will appear.
Two of Cups — Yes, especially if your question is connected to love or friendship.
Three of Cups — Yes, and have fun with it.
Four of Cups — Yes, if you can see how valuable this opportunity is.
Five of Cups — No, you have to heal yourself before you are able to move on.
Six of Cups — Yes, you are being offered a gift. Take it.
Seven of Cups — No, too many choices available. Wait until you feel more decisive.
Eight of Cups — Yes, you probably feel reluctant to make changes, but you should make them anyway.
Nine of Cups — Yes, you deserve it.
Ten of Cups — Yes, you may feel as though you have come full circle.
Ace of Swords — Yes or no, you will have a sudden insight and will know what to do.
Two of Swords — No, you do not know all the facts.
Three of Swords — No, there is a communication breakdown.
Four of Swords — No, you need to take a break before you can return to full function.
Five of Swords — Yes, no or maybe. You might be the victim of manipulation or you may be the one doing the manipulating. If you have the opportunity to do so, then walk away.
Six of Swords — Yes, but it will take a long time.
Seven of Swords — Yes, you need to take back what is yours.
Eight of Swords — No, you have problems to sort out before the way ahead is clear.
Nine of Swords — Yes, if you can find a solution to the current dilemma.
Ten of Swords — No, not now, but soon.
Ace of Pentacles — Yes, expect a good outcome.
Two of Pentacles — No, you don’t have enough money to do this.
Three of Pentacles — Yes, if you cooperate with others.
Four of Pentacles — No, conserve your resources for now.
Five of Pentacles — No, things could go badly if you press on at this time.
Six of Pentacles — Yes, but you may have to ask for help.
Seven of Pentacles — Yes, however, you will need to be patient for a while longer.
Eight of Pentacles — Yes, pay attention to the details.
Nine of Pentacles — Yes, you are in the right place at the right time.
Ten of Pentacles — Yes or no, you might want to enjoy what you have first.
Once you have your answer, you can draw a court card to see who else might be involved. They may be your helper or your opposition. If the card means nothing to you, make a note of it and resolve to deal with the situation by yourself for the time being.
Note: These interpretations are for fun and entertainment. We strongly advise that you do not make a major decision based on the turn of a tarot card.