In almost all books published in the West about divination, emphasis is made on how to ask a question. The question must be clear and there must be a time frame.
Well, this is not so in traditional practice.
Divination is not to answer your question. Divination is to present to you the picture about what is bothering you. Therefore, you do not even need to ask a question.
When you go to a traditional diviner, he will ask you, "What do you want to know?"
You only have to say something like:
My wealth luck 求財
My marriage 姻緣
My health 健康
My father's sickness 問父疾
The well-being of my family 家宅
My general well-being 自身
The divination will show you the whole picture including when something will happen.
No wonder someone said, "To write a book is to copy the mistakes in another book and present them in a different way."