A lot of people want answers for when things will happen for them, and when they can expect results. But we need to keep in mind that things do happen in divine timing so we cannot always predict the exact moment something will occur.
Timing in general is a very nuanced thing, and to be honest, it's quite personal from reader to reader. Some prefer not to focus on specifics at all, and some are guided (very loosely) by the suits.
Fate-based questions (questions that can be answered with a ‘yes/no’, or give a timeline/date about the outcome of a situation, or focus on minute details such as physical appearance or exact locations) tend to give pretty limited insight, which is why a lot of our readers prefer not to answer them.
However, there is a school of thought that the suits could represent days, weeks, months, and years. For example, the suit of Pentacles represents earth, and could be the 'slowest moving' - therefore, could be equated to years. Swords represent air, and could be seen as the 'fastest-moving', and equated to days.
But, having said that - Tarot is a guide. It's very difficult to account for timelines with any sort of spiritual modality, as giving a timeline does not really factor in free-will - which is why a lot of our readers prefer instead to focus on answering empowered questions.
Some examples of empowered vs. disempowered questions are:
- ‘What energies and influences am I unaware of regarding my personal relationships?’ vs. ‘How does Mr/Ms. X feel about me?’
- ‘What can I do to best support myself in finding love?’ vs. ‘When will I find my soulmate?’
- ‘What has been blocking me from performing my best at work?’ vs. ‘Am I going to get a promotion soon?’
You might like to check out the following posts Brigit wrote on asking empowered questions, so you can get the absolute most out of your reading:
- The Art of Asking Powerful Questions (blog post)
- How to Ask Powerful Questions (podcast episode)
- What Not to Ask the Tarot (blog post)