Are you being stalked by your Tarot cards?! What it means when you keep getting the same card in every reading

by Brigit on March 5, 2010 in Everyday Tarot

stalking tarot cardsHave you ever gone through a phase when you keep seeing the same Tarot card appearing in every reading you do, even if the reading is for someone else? It might feel like you are being ‘stalked’ by your very own Tarot cards, and in some ways, you are!

Sometimes, a particular Tarot card will repeatedly appear in your Tarot readings, regardless of whether the reading is for yourself or someone else. You might even find the same card ‘jumping’ from the Tarot deck as you shuffle. When you start seeing a Tarot card reappearing in your Tarot readings, you had better pay attention! This is your subconscious trying to send you a very important message.

Now, if you have been using the Tarot cards to understand the same question or issue in multiple readings, this may be your subconscious telling you, “I’ve told you once, I’m not telling you again!” So, take heed and allow some time to pass before you consult the cards once again.

If your ‘stalking’ Tarot card appears in multiple but unrelated readings, it’s time to take a moment to meditate on the Tarot card. Look at the imagery of the card and then allow your mind to go blank for a moment. Notice any thoughts, feelings or images that come to mind. Don’t try to analyse them straight away—just allow your mind to relax and open itself up to a deeper level of consciousness. After your meditation, write down what you experienced and then try to understand what this means for you in your everyday life.

As a secondary activity, you might like to perform a Tarot reading specifically to understand the meaning of the repeated card. You could use a simple one-card reading, along the lines of “What do I need to know about this card?” Alternatively, you may like to use the following three-card spread:

  1. What is the importance of this card in my life right now?
  2. What is preventing me from hearing the message of this card?
  3. How can I release any blockages?

By taking these steps, you will have acknowledged what it is your subconscious mind needed to tell you and will no longer be ‘stalked’ by the same card… until, of course, there is another subconscious message to be delivered!

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley September 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

The knight of rods and the high priestess keep showing up in my spreads. Really curious as to what this means. I’m really new to tarot I had both cards show up in my spread the first time I had my cards read a month ago. I was told the high priestess came up as my “foundation/background card” and that it meant I had strong psychic possibilities. Any perspective would be greatly appreciated.


Brigit September 4, 2014 at 4:27 pm

The High Priestess is very intuitive, whilst the Knight of Rods can be a sign of following your passion. You might find that your intuitive studies become quite prevalent in your life.


Scarlett November 5, 2014 at 5:44 am

I am being stalked by the Tower card & it’s starting to worry me! Readings on me or anyone else. I just had a pipe burst at my home, so I thought maybe that’s why I kept getting it (although even with free will there would be no way for me to know that was coming & change it). But it showed up again – twice. Even in a reading with relatively good cards. Is there any positive connotation possible with the Tower?


Brigit November 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Emmelia December 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

The High Priestess kept showing up in my spreads last month (I lost count after the fourth or fifth time). The Ace of Swords did too but to a lesser extent. I did a reading using the spread in this post and laid out the High Priestess above the next three cards I drew, which were (in this order): Death Upright, Ace of Swords Reversed, and Three of Cups Upright.

This is a pretty useful spread and I’m glad you shared it with your readers! 🙂 I keep a Divination notebook where I record just different notes, spreads, stuff I’ve learned, etc and added this spread to the notebook right away!


samanths January 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

I was just shuffling my dragon deck and the king of coins jumped out of the deck upright… What does this mean?


Brigit January 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Here’s a post that gives you the answer –


gur February 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

1.6 of swords
Ace of wands
3.8 of cups


Dana February 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Ive done tarot readings every night for the last 6 days and every time I pull The High Priestess. It has even jumped from the deck 3 times. Oddly enough when I do a reading for a close friend they always say that The High Priestess in their reading is about me.


Brigit March 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Yes, it sounds that way! The High Priestess is often a sign to listen closely to your intuition as you already have the answers within you. A great card for reading Tarot, too!


Sophia March 22, 2015 at 3:41 am

The Moon keeps showing up in my readings! What does that mean? It’s a bit creepy.


cindy March 22, 2015 at 9:55 am

Could be someone around you is cheating or being deceitful. Or your intuition is heighten. Depends on surrounding cards.


Brigit March 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm

You might like to meditate with the Moon Tarot card (see See what comes up for you personally.


Carla June 10, 2015 at 10:35 am

The fool and the page of cups have continually shown up in my spread over the last couple of nights. I’m still not sure what they are trying to tell me!


Brigit June 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Great – a new creative project!


JoMarie June 26, 2015 at 12:59 am

2 cups keep showing up in my readings… weirdest part, 3x it happened, second cards that I have drawn would be 2 cups…please, what does it mean?…Thank you!…


Brigit July 4, 2015 at 8:28 pm

JoMarie, read through this – – and see what resonates for you.


Rita August 15, 2015 at 3:41 am

Hi Brigit,

This has just gotten weirder. Your name is “Brigit” and I simply googled this concern and came to your site. The card that keeps coming up (even as the first card of “my” own reading that I do to myself is “BRIDGET” (angle cards Doreen V.) It is a card that says a certain situation is not right for me. It is upsetting me because I know the card is right. It comes out everyday! I keep hoping for a different outcome. I will do the 3 card spread and ask the question you suggest. I am pretty freaked out. Realizing that the Universe is sending me a serious message. It’s time to listen.

Thanks – Rita


Brigit August 22, 2015 at 7:41 am

Definitely time to listen 🙂 There’s no escaping it and the message will only get louder and louder.


Lyna August 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Hi Brigit! I LOVE that your article got 111 comments before mine!! What a helpful article — thank you!
So I drew the King of Pentacles and the Queen of Pentacles in my celtic cross reading earlier.
I had one more specific question (on romance) so I shuffled the cards, made three piles, piled them together and got the King and Queen of Pentacles again + the Sun card.
Wow. Although I never had much faith in my own tarot readings, I cannot deny the coincidence here!

Much love,


Brigit August 22, 2015 at 7:39 am

Definitely a message there!


Rachel August 17, 2015 at 9:04 am

I keep getting the Star (upright position). I usually prefer one card readings whenever I need answers for myself, and it seems like the Universe is trying to tell me something since the begining of this year that I just can’t quite understand…


Brigit August 22, 2015 at 7:37 am

Keep the faith and continue your connection with Source energy.


Edith November 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Hi, hanged man keep on appearing in all the readings for 2 days now. Hanged man is a disturbing card indeed.. Wonder what does it mean? Keep on wondering what I need to give up/ hold on, but can’t seem to get the clue of what the card is telling me.


Brigit November 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Edith, you might want to meditate with the Hanged Man and see what comes up for you personally. Or, select another Tarot card, asking, “What do I need to surrender?”


april December 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm

did three card spread (Past, Present,Future) for my son then myself. Pulled 6 of swords, king of swords and ace of swords for him. For me Page of swords, 3 of swords, and Eight of swords and while shuffling 2 of swords jumped out. Is there a deeper meaning when you pull all the same suit?


Brigit December 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Yes, it’s definitely a sign that the energy of the Swords suit has meaning for you. Dive deeper into what the Suit of Swords means for you.


Brigit December 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Yes – pay attention to the energy of the Suit as well as the individual cards. For the Suit of Swords, it’s about the mind, intellect, thoughts, rationality, truth, communication, and so on.


poppy January 18, 2016 at 1:20 am

I keep getting the Lovers card a lot after I did a reading for myself about a job I am in the process of applying for. I got called sent in the first round of tests I had to complete for it. I haven’t heard from them in almost a week, and then I keep seeing The Lovers, then 6 of wands which is great of course and then 9 of cups which would also indicate that I would get the job. But I don’t recall getting “The Lovers” so much in a career situation which is really surprising. I did a couple of relationship readings for myself and the Lovers (sadly, lol) was nowhere to be found on the area I’d want it for, it only shows up in career readings!


Brigit January 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

The Lovers card in a career reading can signify a ‘perfect fit’ with your employer, doing something you’re in full alignment with, following your passions and dreams, a prosperous partnership, etc. Hope that helps!


Autum February 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

Hi I keep getting the 3 swords a very frightening and unsettling card for someone whose as anxious as me, the card often appears in the present past and future position I honestly don’t know what it represents for me I keep thinking something bads going to happen or someone I may have had a fall out in the past is going to try do me some harm in some way because this card but I’m not sure I’ve read that it can represent secrets coming out I highly doubt it is related to me and my husband as we are very solid and very loyal my social life is rather limited and I constantly fear something bads going to pop in my life to say hello lol any info would be greatly appreciated


Mo February 9, 2016 at 2:39 am

I have been using Tarot cards for about 6 months. I’m still in the just learning phase. I keep getting the Death card which is my ex astrology sign card Scorpio. It comes out in different card lay outs or while I’m shuffling and one time I dropped the deck and it was the only card sticking out! I’m having trouble understanding what the message is.


Brigit February 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

The Death card is often about letting something go so that new opportunities can emerge. It might be a sign that it’s time to let go of your past relationship so you can explore new relationships?


Akanksha February 15, 2016 at 6:52 am

Hi! I came across this article while trying to understand why the world card keeps coming in my reading. Could you please tell me if there is a deeper message?

I’m not really in a happy phase but I know the card shows fulfilment. And I’m really confused.

Thanks 🙂


Brigit February 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Eni March 1, 2016 at 6:55 am

Recently, I have encountered ‘The Star’ card a lot, and I’ve even repeatedly asked the same question on purpose to see if the outcome would be the same. I guess I’ve been kind of pushing it… However, it’s interesting because my birthday was only yesterday and I feel The Star’s appearance has something to do with that fact since I have been experiencing an awful period of time at school today (especially) that’s been haunting and attacking my self-esteem ever since I got home. So for me, the thought of such a fortunate card’s reappearance is quite comforting. The question I asked was ‘what will happen tomorrow and beyond? Will I be happy?’.

Since The Star is often associated with ‘wishes coming true’ and all that, it really does make you wonder. I’m hopeful that you may be willing enough to help!


Brigit March 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

Remember that the card before the Star is the Tower. Sometimes our faith is tested significantly and what we experience is a Tower-like moment. But if we remain faithful and hopeful, we will eventually reach the Star. It’s all part of the process – trust the process.


Ms MVP March 7, 2016 at 1:24 am

So lately I’ve been getting king and queen of cups, but more so lately king of cups. What does this mean?


Brigit March 11, 2016 at 12:05 am

The question might be, “How are you grounding yourself emotionally?” and “Are you in control of your emotions?”


Inan May 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

hi! I’ve been doing readings about relationship between a friend and I for the last few days, I’ve been always getting The Hierophant! From what I’ve read, the card is about marriage or sticking into a tradition, what does it all mean? 😮


Brigit May 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Inan, the Hierophant may indicate the formal nature of your relationship and respecting boundaries with one another.


Lynn May 10, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Good Morning Brigit,

The Chariot has been my card of the day for the last two days now. Do we know what this might mean? Any information would be appreciated!



Brigit May 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Read this – – and see what resonates for you.


Lynn May 12, 2016 at 12:26 am

Hi Brigit!

I’m familiar with the general meaning of the card, and I’m familiar with the link posted above. I was under the impression that repeat cards indicate a lesson or interpretation thy has not yet been realized or understood properly.

It resonates the most in terms of asserting myself and being bold in terms of expressing emotional needs.

Are there additional occurrences or situations that could cause the repeat card? Any assistance would be appreciated!

Thanks again!


Brigit May 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Lynn, this would be a great question to ask our Community. You can find out more about joining the Community here:


Gigi May 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I’ve been somewhat interested in tarot for years and used to get free readings online when I was feeling down, but only in the last couple weeks have I been really interested in learning it for myself. I haven’t had my deck (Fantastical Creatures) for a week yet, but the very first daily draw I did was the Page of Swords, which in this deck is a guy transforming into a werewolf. Since then, I’ve been encountering it all the time! I’ll be shuffling my cards mindlessly while on the internet, then decide to look at the bottom cards. Page of Swords. I’ll drop some cards out of the deck accidentally while handling them. Page of Swords. Shuffle and pull the top card. Still Page of Swords! I even asked my deck once if there was anything I might need to know before I went to work, and what did it reply with? Page of Swords, of course! I was a little tired of seeing it at that point, so I said, “Alright, anything else?” and then pulled Seven of Swords. I just find it very interesting!


Katy May 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Hi Brigit! Love your site. I do a one card daily reading and for the past couple of months I’ve been drawing the 6 of swords with almost comical regularity – maybe every 2 of 3 times. I’ve been stuck in a job and have finally decided to give notice and move back into freelance writing. I’m curious if this card is a warning or encouragement that things will get better.


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