Q&A is a new feature on Completely Joyous!
I’m now going to be offering short answers to questions that you ask! Students and colleagues ask me questions about tarot and Reiki privately and I’ve often thought that other people might want to know the answer, but it doesn’t take a whole blog post to explain the topic. So now you can find short and sweet answers to common questions right here! Our first question is about jumper cards — the cards that fly out of the deck as you are shuffling. Do you use them? Or shuffle them back in?
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The Question: One Card Flew Out — Is it the Answer?
Today’s question comes from Janet from one of my meetups. Her question is:
Joy, I was doing a reading for myself and I was shuffling the cards. I was going to use the Past, Present, Future spread but prior to getting that far while I was shuffling the cards one flew out. Is this particular card the answer to my question or should it be in a specific place in the spread?
And here’s my answer:
Hi Janet! To answer your question, many people consider flying cards or “jumpers” to be significant. One teacher I know says, “If it goes to the floor, it comes through the door.” Personally, I don’t use jumper cards. The reason is that I’ve noticed for myself that when I get jumper cards I tend to be not very focused, and I want to be focused when I’m doing my readings. So if I get a jumper, I simply put it back in the deck, without looking at it if possible, and re-center myself. Then I continue shuffling in a more calm manner and cut the deck and deal out the cards from the top. It’s really up to you what feels right to you! I’d try it both ways and see what gives you a clearer answer.
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Joy Vernon is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader and Reiki Teacher in Denver, Colorado. Her specialty is the Empyrean Key Transformational Guidance, which combines energetic and esoteric modalities to help her clients break through blocks and align themselves with their higher purpose. For information on upcoming classes or to schedule an appointment, please visit JoyVernon.com.
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