Encore, Encore, sometimes it seems that a particular tarot card just can’t resist turning up in our spread. Why is it that some cards just can’t stop hogging the limelight?
It is possible that the card isn’t doing anything of the sort and it has different meanings according to the question and spread which has been used. For example, if the Sun appears in a spread connected to education in the vicinity of the Eight of Pentacles, it suggests a course or exam is likely to be finished successfully. On the other hand, if it turned up a month or so later with the Ace of Cups in a romance related spread, it could refer to the start of a particularly enjoyable romantic interlude. In such a situation the multiple appearances of this card are unlikely to be connected.
On the other hand, it may be that you are a Tarot card addict who is having too many readings on the same subject; perhaps because you don’t like the answers you’ve been given. This is particularly true if the constant card is a sword or one of the less well favored members of the tarot pack. In this case, the multiple appearance of a card could mean simply that you’ve been given an answer which you need to accept.
Assuming that the previous points do not apply, it would seem the cards are trying to get your attention. If a card reappears on and off in a general reading over a very long period of time, it is worth considering whether it is referring to an aspect of your character which is leading you into similar situations again and again. Say, The Fool regularly appears in your reading, perhaps it is because you rush into situations before thinking things through carefully and you need to address this. In a similar vein, a reoccurring court card might refer to someone who plays a major part in your life such as a spouse or child.
Sometimes the encore card can point to an ongoing situation, probably one which you are already aware of, but which plays upon your mind such as pregnancy or illness, and once the situation is resolved the card will stop being center stage. Equally, a card such as The Tower may start putting in regular appearances before a major life changing event. When the event has occurred the card will appear less regularly.
Still scratching your head – then it might be time for some homework. If a card appears regularly and none of the above situations apply, you can be sure that it is significant. The only problem is you may have no idea why or you have simply misunderstood the message. Firstly, try doing whatever it is the card suggests, the Eight of Pentacles might be encouraging you to learn a new skill, if so, enroll on a course which takes your fancy; even if there is no obvious reason to do so. If the card is still demanding your attention, move away from the tarot text books: try to look at the images in the card; what do they mean to you personally? What feelings do you get from the card? Try closing your eyes and thinking about the card, do any images or thoughts come into your mind? If the card is still repeating on you like a raw onion try meditating on the card or physically putting the card under your pillow at night and noting any dreams you may have had. If you are really stumped asking a trusted friend how they would interpret the reoccurring card can also clear away your psychic clouds.
Lastly and most unusually, you may find a card such as the Sun, Star or Ten of Cups constantly appearing in your spread when you are at your lowest ebb. At first sight it might seem like some sick joke, but the universe doesn’t act that way. What it means is that there is hope and the universe is on your side – even if it doesn’t feel like it at the moment.
Tarot card readings are personal things and this is only a general explanation of some of the reasons why some cards demand to take center stage. Following your own intuition or having a chat with your favorite psychic will be much more illuminating and you might be able to kiss that pesky card bye-bye for a while at least.