"Jumping" Tarot Cards

A “jumping card” is Tarot slang for a card that falls or 'jumps' out of a deck during the shuffling process. Newer readers who might still be a bit awkward with handling the cards tend to get these on a regular basis, but seasoned readers get them too, the more readings you do, the more shuffling you’ll do…and these instances do happen...


Do jumping tarot cards mean something?

there's a few ways to pertain if the card actually has any significance, and this is usually just personal preference...


1. See If The Jumper Reappears

Once a card flies out, take note of it and return it to the deck, continuing to shuffle. If the card shows up in the reading, take note note of its position as you normally would, as well as what it’s trying to tell you. Though this might seem like a random event, since the card has shown up twice, there could be a potentially strong message.


2. Use it as the First Card in the Spread

Many readers put the fallen card to work right away, simply place the card down in the first position.


3. Place to the side & use as its own message or emphasis

A lot of readers will use this method and find that it may add extra pointedness to a message that is showing through in a reading, or almost like a separate message that is being passed from spirit.


OR - if none of these feel right then just go ahead and ignore it!

choice is yours!