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On the topic of Tarot: Jumpers!

Another debated topic in the Tarot community…jumpers. Please let me define. A jumper is a Tarot card that “jumps” from the deck while shuffling. Sometimes it falls out, sometimes it flies out, sometimes alone, sometimes with Tarot card friends. Reasons why? Well, there’s a few possibilities. One, clumsy shuffling. Two, energy transference. Three, Divine intervention or just cuz. Yes, just cuz. LOL. Are any of those reasons more significant than the other? Nope, not necessarily.

Tarot readers have their own thoughts and practices on how to handle jumpers. For example, some readers read only cards that jump from the deck, choosing to actively pull none. Others might automatically include them with actively pulled cards. Others might be picky/choosy about using them. And others don’t use them at all. Tarot reading in an intuitive process, so…no right or wrong, it’s based on what the reader chooses. To top it off, there are different methods for handling jumpers, I won’t go into that here though.

Me? Did you ask what my preference is? (You prob didn’t…you should know that won’t stop me though.) You did?! Awesome, happy to share. ; )

Generally speaking, I fall in the picky/choosy category. I prefer ending on a shuffle that feels great (when you know, you just know). I then like to actively draw. I like my energy to intentionally pull the cards. So, if a card jumps, I typically throw it back into the mix. If the card showed itself (landed face up), I take note of the card before putting it back to see if a theme appears (or if the card itself reappears). If the card jumps with flair, and I mean FLAIR, like burst-into-the-room-flinging-the-door-open-and-throwing-arms-up-in-the-air flair…then I’ll be all, “Okay, okay. You can stay.”

I typically let querents know as I shuffle how I handle jumpers. That way, they are aware that it happens. And, if they have had a reading before, they know how I handle it versus what their previous experience might have been. If you don’t already know this about me, I’m a sucker for communication. I like to explain, set expectations, and put minds at ease. Even typing that allowed me to take a deep cleansing breath. Breathe in, breathe out…ahhhh…clear respectful communication. Okay, that was a bit of a digression. Back on track now. Let’s close this post out.

So, there you have it. If you hadn’t previously known about Tarot card jumpers, consider yourself in-the-know. Have a great day, all. Xo.


Angela McKay LLC specializes in Life Coaching and Tarot. Angela is an Intuitive Life Coach and Tarot Professional. She stands beside her clients, lending insights into their space via Tarot and serving as their accountability partner and guide via Intuitive Coaching.

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