The Tarot as an Oracle
You can ask the tarot or a clear "Yes" or "No" answer to any question.
The tarot is a tool for people who want to become aware of the myriad possibilities presented by the game of life, or for those who want to see images of the past, present and future and discover the correlations between them.
Used this way, the tarot becomes a tool on our path toward ultimate understanding. We need to guard against using the tarot when we are stuck at an apparent dead-end, without also seeking causes and deeper understanding.
With that in mind, you can use the following two methods of arriving at "yes" or "no" answer.
I like to use only the 22 cards of the Major Arcana for this first reading, but you can use the entire deck if you're comfortable with this choice. Whichever you choose, allow the person you are reading for to cut the deck three times with their left hand. Draw a single card from the deck. A card with an uneven number means "yes", and one with an even number means "no". The kings and knights are "yes", while the queens and pages (or princesses, depending the deck) are "no".
In the second method of reading you draw seven cards and lay them face up. If the majority of them is right-side up, the answer is "yes". If the majority is inverted, the answer is "no". Instead of just answering a question, this method also provides deeper insights into the situation at hand.
The middle card in the seventh card layout tells you why you have gotten this particular answer. The three cards to the left contain hints as to the consequences of acting on this answer.
The seven card spread can also be read in another way. The cards to the right of center indicate the basis for the answer received as well as which favorable forces are present. The cards to the left of center reveal the consequences of not following the tarot's advice.
May you find the answers to your questions and the right path for your journey!
The Sorceress of Oz