Timing is always a tricky subject when it comes to predicting the future. The future tends to be in motion, so pinning down an exact date may be difficult. However, there are usually periods when things are more likely to happen, and of course, some things are fated.
When narrowing down the timing, it’s best to do a separate layout just for this question. I find it best to ask in terms of months instead of weeks or days, unless you are asking about something that seems impending very soon.
Generally, you should allow at least three to six months for most things to manifest. Some things can take longer, but this range is good to start with.
When you ask about timing, phrase your question like this: “What month has the best aspects for this outcome happening?” You can state the actual outcome you got in your predictive reading if you want.
Then, lay one card out for each month for the next six months. You can say the names of the months out loud as you place the cards, so you can keep track.
For determining whether a card is favorable or not, refer to whether you generally read a card as positive or negative. You may also get a bad feeling about a card that you usually read as positive. If so, go with your feelings.
Cards that usually mean no:
Sword, Snake, Tower, Lock, Shadow, Stone, Moth, Mask
Exceptions could be that Tower is a good card when buying a home or moving, and Lock can also be favorable when getting married or signing a contract.
Cards that mean maybe or not now:
Turtle – Happening slowly
Tree – Slow growth
Moon – Depends on the cycle
Feather – Up in the air
Mirror – You need to look within for the answer
Cards that are usually favorable:
Time – Yes, it’s time!
Lotus – Yes, your wish is in bloom
Heart – Great for relationship questions, and good vibes for others
Clover – Yes, and great for luck, money, and health
Door – Yes, you will get the opportunity you seek
Crown – Yes, you have the power
Key – Yes, you hold the key
Chalice – Usually a full cup, meaning abundance, especially good for relationships
Bear – Yes, the chances are strong
Crow – Yes, you will be granted what you want
Wheel – Yes, plans are in motion
Torch – Yes, you are being shown the way
Arrow – Yes, and it’s coming quickly
Hand – Yes, you will manifest what you want
Path – Yes, you are on the right track
Ring – Yes, it’s coming to completion, especially for marriage or contracts
Star – Yes, the outlook is bright
Well – Yes, your wish is granted
Sun – Yes, you will find happiness
Coins – Yes, your finances will improve, and you’ll get the money
Fruit – Yes, it’s coming to fruition
Book – Yes, a new chapter is beginning
Eye – Yes, look for things to happen
It’s possible that you will get several “good” cards in the layout. In this case, look to see which card seems to relate best to your question. That card will indicate the month that your outcome will most likely occur.
For instance, if you ask about money, you would pay close attention to the Coins, Fruit, and Clover cards. If you ask about relationships, you would look for Heart or Ring. Anything related to water like Well and Chalice are good for emotional questions.
If none of the cards seem to indicate the outcome happening in six months, you can pull more cards for the next six months. Usually, outcomes are predicted within a year. If you don’t get a clear answer, wait for another month or so and ask again.
Also, if you want more clarity, you can always pull two cards for each month and get a much more detailed answer.
Sometimes, there’s no one right time, and it will depend on how quickly YOU want to move or change things in your life. You always have some control over the outcome, even if it’s simply in how you choose to handle the changes happening.
Remember that all things happen in good time. You are right where you need to be.