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Will they contact me again? Reconnection Tarot Spread

Last Updated: September 26, 2023

We’ve all been there, staring at our phones, waiting for that one message to light up the screen. Whether it’s a missed connection, an old friend, or a fleeting romance, the question ‘Will they contact me again?’ has hovered over our minds more times than we might like to admit. In those moments of uncertainty, many of us turn to unconventional avenues for answers.

Enter the Tarot: an awesome tool that, while not claiming to predict the future, offers a lantern in the dim corridors of our emotions and hopes. In this article, we’ll walk you through my unique 5-card Tarot spread designed for this very question. A spread born from those quiet moments of waiting, hoping, and seeking guidance.

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Card layout and questions to ask

To begin, shuffle your deck and draw a card for each position as shown in the layout below

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.

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Card #1: Your Current Feelings

This card represents your current feelings or thoughts about the situation. It could reveal insights into your present state of mind, your hopes, and your fears.

Card Pull Example:

  • Positive Card: The Empress
    You’re feeling nurturing, open, and receptive. This card suggests you’re in a place of emotional abundance, making you approachable and magnetic.
  • Negative Card: Four of Cups
    You’re feeling disheartened and disconnected, perhaps lost in contemplation of missed opportunities. There might be a fear that opportunities for reconnection are slipping away.

Card #2: Their Current Feelings

This card represents their current feelings or thoughts about you or the situation. It can give an idea of their emotional or mental state in relation to you.

Card Pull Example:

  • Positive Card: Knight of Cups
    They are wearing his heart on his sleeve right now. This card indicates romantic intentions, suggesting they may be considering reaching out or reconnecting.
  • Negative Card: Nine of Swords
    This card suggests that they are feeling weighed down by anxiety or regret. They may want to reach out but are held back by fears and overthinking.

Card #3: Obstacles

This card represents the challenges or obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching out. This could be internal (their feelings, thoughts, or personal issues) or external (other people, circumstances).

Card Pull Example:

  • Positive Card: Six of Wands
    The obstacles aren’t as tough as they seem. This card suggests that any barriers to them contacting you might be easily overcome, and recognition or validation is on its way.
  • Negative Card: The Moon
    Uncertainty and illusion stand in the way. Either one, or both of you, aren’t seeing the situation clearly – which could lead to misunderstandings or hesitations.

Card #4: Possible Outcome

This card represents a possible outcome if things continue on their current path. It gives a glimpse of what might occur in the future based on the present energies and circumstances.

Card Pull Example:

  • Positive Card: Ten of Cups
    A card of emotional fulfillment and harmony. This suggests the potential for a happy reconnection, where both parties feel emotionally in sync.
  • Negative Card: Five of Swords
    This card often signals conflict, ego battles, or hollow victories. The potential outcome might be a communication filled with misunderstandings or that feels unsatisfying.

Card #5: Advice

This card offers guidance on how you should navigate the situation. It may suggest a course of action or a perspective that could be helpful to you.

Card Pull Example:

  • Positive Card: Ace of Pentacles
    A card of new beginnings in the material world. It advises you to take practical steps, perhaps initiating contact yourself or creating an environment conducive to open communication.
  • Negative Card: The Hanged Man (Reversed)
    Indicating stagnation or unwillingness to see from a new perspective. The advice here is to be wary of stubbornness and to consider whether waiting passively is truly the best approach.

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The World card

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The Fool card

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The Sun card

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The Star card

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The Wheel of Fortune card

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The Empress card

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Temperance card

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The Hanged Man

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The Devil card

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What to do after this reconnection tarot reading

Always remember to take the time to listen and be still so that you can get their answers with clarity. 

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.

Do the same reading a few days 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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