The One Question Tarot Cannot Answer?

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Tarot is an amazing flexible tool that can answer a whole spectrum of questions. Some think Tarot can answer any question, given enough time and thought. I agree with this to some degree, the more experienced you are, the more likely you are able to answer complex questions. However, I think I uncovered a question which Tarot just does not work on.

How can I be more fake and inauthentic? This question came up at most recent tarot salon class at the tarot school. We were done with our class, now eating our dinner and doing readings. I was using my new Thelema Tarot that night. Ferol Humphrey posed the question to me to ask the cards. I do not remember why this question came up, I think it was random, as a way to see what the cards would say to such a thing.

The reading was awkward, the cards just felt weird in such a position. I felt the cards were unable to answer the question. Then I asked the cards, how can I be more authentic and true to myself. The cards that came out made perfect sense and a valid reading happened.

What I observe them from this is that Tarot’s goal (one of them) is to elevate you and to transform you for the better. A question that works against this purpose, how can I be for fake, simply is not a valid question for Tarot. Tarot does not want you to be fake or inauthentic, the cards are not designed in a way that supports something that is inauthentic.

What do you think about this? Ask your cards the question, how can I be more fake or inauthentic? What are your results? Does the reading feel awkward? Can Tarot  answer this question?





The recipient of Tarosophist of the Year 2011, Angelo Nasios is a rising voice in the tarot community. Angelo is known for his popular YouTube channel in which he produces educational tarot videos. Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana, Angelo’s first book will be released by Schiffer Publishing.

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  • Curtis Farber

    I tried this question and got a very valid answer. It told me that if I told my gf that I wanted a family, it would be inauthentic and fake.

    • AngeloNasios

      Oh nice, happy it worked for you!

    • angelonasios

      Happy it worked for you.

    • Tara Nikita

      Which is helping you to be more authentic and truthful.

      • Curtis Farber

        Not necessarily, I already knew that, but I think the tarot was suggesting a lie that would be very useful if I chose to use it.

  • Nicole Dauch

    I truly believe Tarot or Oracles can answer that question. Remember that we need to first read and then interpret the cards. That’s all very nice and dandy, and we all think we are super Readers (including myself lol). However, to do that – we need to ‘know’ and ‘understand’ what we read in the cards. I get questions sometimes that, when I read the cards, immediately I can interpret, I can know and I can understand the answer. However, it happens I just become blocked, I can not give a “I know, I understand” what the card is saying… Perhaps, its just that I need to pull a clarifying card… Usually, even two or three clarifying cards, and then Wow!!! There is the answer to the question on which I was blocked to say what the cards were saying…

    • angelonasios

      Yes, it seems others have been able to answer this question. For me it was challenging, my mind just does not want to work in a frame of inauthenticity,

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  • Jack

    Really interesting post! I personally didn’t have a problem reading for this question, but I think that’s largely because I have a different view on Tarot than you do. I actually ended up writing a whole blog post about this, although I’m not sure if this site will let me post the link. Still, thank you so much for giving me this subject to think about!

    • angelonasios

      Please share the link, I would like to read it