Useful questions to bring to a tarot reading are (first of all) open-ended.
This means it’s not a question that has a simple, one-word answer.
Not: “Am I capable of falling in love?”
Instead: “What can I do to get out of my own way?”
Coming with a bundle of energy and only vaguest idea of where you want to focus – this is also fine. Sometimes the clarity a tarot reader can offer comes as much from defining questions as it does from offering answers.
Tarot is an exercise in bringing the intangible and out-of-reach down to earth and practice. My specialty is in offering language as a sort of container for what’s going on in your world – a bowl or terrarium that will contain something long enough to get a good look at it.
Questions can be specific or general:
How can I stop stressing about __________?
What next steps can I take to continue growing into my best self?
Relationship questions are traditionally a staple of tarot readings, and we can definitely use the cards to consider options and look deeper into relational dynamics – but – unless your extra person is with you, this is still a reading about you, and the energy or dynamic you are bringing to the interaction.
Types of relationship questions:
What are my hopes (or fears) about this relationship? How are they affecting our interaction?
How can I stop worrying about my children?
If you are looking for ideas for good questions, there are lists of ideas on the internet, just a quick search away. Many of those questions can be useful containers for what you want to explore with the cards.
Ultimately tarot is about exploration and looking for a fresh take on things. A very familiar, and utterly adequate question to bring is:
What should I be paying attention to at this time?