Stalker Card Tarot Spread
Last Updated: October 26, 2022
This post is to help you understand why that card is following you from reading to reading. This tarot spread is for cards that are following you, to explore what they are really trying to tell you and to help understand in more detail. You can use this tarot spread for any card that has been appearing frequently in your readings.
To make the most of this tarot spread, you will need:
- Your tarot deck
- A notebook and pen
- An open mind
- Get started!
Stalker card tarot spread layout & questions to ask
To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position in the stalker card tarot draw (as shown in the below layout).
Finally, take some time to reflect on the questions that each card position represents and what message the tarot cards in that position might be trying to tell you. If you’re just starting to learn tarot, or if you’re still getting to know your deck, you may find my in-depth articles on the meanings of every tarot card helpful.
Tarot card #1: The Repeating Card/Card Stalker
Place the offending card here, and shuffle the rest of your deck whilst you ponder on the next few sets of questions.
Tarot card #2: Lessons to learn from this card
This is the most important thing to learn from your stalker card. Whether it is a keyword or imagery specific to this deck and real life, the message should be clear. An example of this would be if it’s The Hermit, then the advice to take on board here would be learning to be more assertive, or if it’s The Devil card, then it might be about karmic debts. Things for you to journal on are:
- What is the main message of this card?
- How can I apply this message to my current situation?
- Is there anything I need to let go of in order to progress?
Tarot card #3: Why is it so significant?
The message behind this third card is to aid clarity where we may not be able to see it – after all, we are only human. This card will show you a new perspective or help you to access information that you didn’t have before in order to make progress. For example, The Hierophant might appear here to tell you that it’s time to get organised and study something new in order to progress on your path.
Tarot card #4: Why can't I unblock and move forward?
Here we are looking at ways to help you, not attack you or call you out. It may be through a certain habit or temporary circumstance that you’re in. The key is to understand that this is not a life sentence, but a lesson. For example, The Tower might appear here to show that your current situation is due to upheaval and change.
Tarot card #5: How can I understand it deeper and how can I overcome this lesson?
This card will share with you how you can progress and understand the message of your stalker card on a deeper level, as well as how you might be able to overcome any challenges that are currently being faced.
An example of this would be if The Star appears, it might be telling you that hope and positivity will see you through to the other side. You’ve gotta get in that determined-despite-all-odds side quest to see the result you want!
Tarot card #6: When will this all be resolved?
Whether it’s Cups for months, Wands for days, Pentacles for years or Swords for weeks… whether it dates from the Tarot decan wheel; you will be provided with a timeline, but it will never be an exact science. Each day that you make a decision that can bring you closer or pull you further away from this destination, as free will in humans means that the outcome is not always set in stone.
Tarot card #7: Additional help for me
Finally, this may bring you another card or it may remain silent – as if the topic is finished for discussion. If a card does appear, it will give you further help as to how you can work with the message of your original stalker card.
What to do after this tarot reading
After you’ve finished a tarot reading, there are a few things you can do in order to reflect on the experience and integrate the insights you gained. Here are some suggestions:
Use a tarot journal to record your findings
Jotting down your thoughts in a tarot journal after reading can be helpful in a few ways. First, it can help you remember the details of your reading later on, such as how you felt at the moment and perhaps your first impressions of what a card meant. Second, it can provide a space for you to process the information you’ve received and explore what it means for you. Third, it can be a way to keep track of your progress over time as you revisit your journal entries and reflect on your journey.
Take a picture of the cards
If you want to remember the position of the cards and what they meant in relation to your questions, take a picture of the spread. This will help you look back on the reading later and review the insights you received. Sometimes, clarity is better acquired after you’ve stepped back from the situation for a little while and had some time to process it.
Some people create Instagram accounts or Pinterest accounts specifically for this, and if you use any of our spreads please tag us @backyardbanshee if you feel comfortable!
Take some time to meditate and reflect
Immediately after a tarot reading, it’s important to take some time to sit with the insights you’ve received. This can be done through proper meditation, visualisation, or simply taking some time to reflect on the reading. It can be helpful to think about what the messages from the cards mean for your life and how you can apply the advice that was given to you. That time can also be used to replenish your energy level and cleanse your tarot deck.
Get a second opinion from a close friend
If you have close friends who also happen to be tarot practitioners, it can be helpful to get their take on your reading. They may be able to offer additional insights or perspectives that you hadn’t considered before. This is also a good way to get feedback on your own interpretation of the cards.
Ensure to ask permission before just blindly sending your cards across in a message and saying “what does this mean to you?” as your friends may not have the energy or have a boundary with this sort of thing – manners cost nothing, and this is especially to note if they are a professional tarot reader who normally gets paid to interpret readings.
Layer your reading with more divination
Why not try adding astrology dice or a pendulum reading to your tarot session? Your intuition will guide you on how to best use these tools, but they can be helpful in providing more clarity around the messages from your tarot reading. We have lots of methods for you to utilise here on the website.
Do the same reading a month later
This is a great way to check in on your progress and see how far you’ve come. It can also be helpful in understanding the cyclical nature of our lives and how our current situation is likely to change over time. This can be especially useful if you’re struggling with a decision or trying to figure out which path to take as to offer suggestions, provide perspective and encourage your confidence to move forward.
At the end of the day, tarot readings are meant to be a helpful tool, not a replacement for your own intuition. The best way to use tarot is to combine the insights you receive with your own understanding of the situation. Trust your gut and follow your heart—the answers you’re looking for will come.
It is my hope that these tarot spreads on my website help you with clarity and articulate whatever is going on. Let me know what you think of this tarot spread in the comments below and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
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