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Yes/No Questions

How to do a Yes/No Question Spread

This spread uses the four elements to give Yes/No and Maybe answers. It can be done with any deck that has four suits. The Yes/No Spread is ideally suited to the Transformation Oracle.

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Instructions

How to lay out cards for the Yes/No Spread

Shuffle the cards, and when you are ready, pull three cards. Lay the first card on top and the second and third cards on the bottom (shown at left). Turn over the top card. Then turn over the bottom two cards at once, like opening barn doors.

NOTE that even if one or more of the cards are reversed (upside down) the answer to a YES / NO question is unchanged. The answer is based on the elements, not on whether the cards are right-side up or upside down.

Interpreting the YES/NO Spread

Read each card’s element and position relative to the other cards.

A “YES” Answer

If the top card element matches the element of one or both bottom cards, the answer is YES.

Yes answer in the Yes/No Spread

LEFT – The top and bottom left cards are Earth; the bottom right card is Fire. YES.
RIGHT – The top and bottom right cards are Fire; the bottom left cards is Air. YES.
For more details, read each card individually.

A “DEFINITE YES” Answer

If all three cards are in the same element, the answer is an DEFINITE YES. There is a powerful degree of certainty when all three card elements match!

Absolute Yes answer in a Yes/No Spread

LEFT – All three cards are Air. DEFINITE YES.
RIGHT – All three cards are Water. DEFINITE YES.
For more details, read each card individually.

A “NO” Answer

If the bottom two card elements match, but the top card is a different element, the answer is NO.

No Answer in a Yes/No Spread

LEFT – The top card is Fire; the bottom cards are Water. NO.
RIGHT – The top card is Air; the bottom cards are Fire. NO.
For more details, read each card individually.

A “MAYBE” Answer

If none of the elements match, the answer is MAYBE.

Maybe answer in a Yes/No Spread

LEFT – Top card is Fire, bottom left card is Water, bottom right is Earth. MAYBE.
RIGHT – Top card is Earth, bottom left card is Air, bottom right is Water. MAYBE.
For more details, read each card individually.

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