How are you checking tonearm level?

I’ve been listening to the way my TT was setup when I bought it about 18 months ago, but am now taking a closer look and my the cartridge appears to me to not be parallel. Twin parallel lasers? I can’t spot 92 degrees.
‘VPI Prime Signature, Hana ML low output cartridge.

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Rake angle is judged by a side view of the cartridge. Azimuth is judged by a front view for perpendicularity to the LP surface.
It doesn’t need to be parallel! You can play with the "rake angle" by adjusting the tonearm height! The cutting angle of LPs has always varied! By adjusting the rake angles for different LPs your cartridge can more accurately trace the grooves!