It would not be unfair to say that about 50 percent of my cartomancy teaching is dedicated to making a point about formulating a question.

What is also part of my teaching is the insistence that we must constantly refer back to the question while unpacking the reasoning that must go into accounting for first impressions, so that they are solid and consistent in the end.

While the impression comes first, what’s more important is finding in the cards the evidence that backs it up. You want your final judgment to flow not float.

Also, I don’t just make polarized claims à la ‘the question is not important’, or ‘the question is crucial’. I’m not interested in claims. What I’m interested in is how I can demonstrate just how wrong we can go with a poorly formulated question, and hence, why it’s necessary to not only think about what we’re…

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