The 3 Tarot cards that keep appearing in my readings

So far this year, there have been 3 Tarot cards that stand out. These 3 Tarot cards have shown up again and again in my readings for clients and for myself. They all have a powerful message and they REALLY want to be seen and heard!

Whenever this happens, I feel like the cards are showing me a collective energy that we’re all experiencing in some way. It’s fascinating stuff – so grab your popcorn and lets dive in!

The Page of Cups

This little dude is the #1 most frequent card to appear in my readings this year. Out of all the people I read for in January, The Page of Cups appeared in over 30% of them (yes, I did the math!).

The Light Seer’s Tarot

That’s pretty significant.

I think we ALL need to see this card right now. It’s saying “stop taking life so seriously!” and to:

  • Make room for more PLAY in your life
  • Learn a creative skill that feels FUN for you (like doing messy paintings or writing steamy romantasy stories)
  • Explore your intuitive/psychic side in a curious, adventurous way
  • Don’t be afraid to indulge your heart’s desires

Approaching life in a playful, Page of Cups way will help us crank up the dial on brilliant ideas, creative flow and psychic experiences. And I’m here for it!

Ten of Swords

This is the second most common Tarot card to pop up in my readings this year – not exactly everyone’s favourite card 😉 But it shows that in so many ways, we’re feeling like we’re at the end of our rope and our outlook on things is….well, kind of bleak.

The Light Seer’s Tarot

The Ten of Swords is all about feeling:

  • Totally defeated by life, like you just want to give up and throw in the towel
  • Feeling betrayed in some way (maybe even a mild feeling of this isn’t what I signed up for)
  • Ready to just be DONE with something already (like you are so over it and ready to move on)
  • The need for healing – there are wounds that need your care and attention ♥

As a collective, I think this is something we’ll all be grappling with throughout the year, in one form or another. But it’s okay, we can do it!

The Hanged Man

This is such a fascinating card! Its appeared in roughly 25% of the readings I’ve given so far this year. I think it’s shows that we’re all facing some frustrations right now – things might not be panning out the way you hoped they would and maybe nothing you do seems to really move the needle.

However, opportunities for spiritual awakening are around every corner this year and you might find them in the most unlikely of places.

The Light Seer’s Tarot

When you’re stuck, The Hanged Man tells you to:

  • Journey inward to find new ideas, answers and support (deep meditation, psychedelic journeys, and journalling all come to mind)
  • Stop trying to “transform” your life – transform yourself instead
  • Hang out for a bit, it’s okay to be stuck – the more you fight it, the more entangled you become
  • Play around with changing your “inner landscape” – thoughts, feelings, mindset – before taking action

It’s interesting to me that these 3 cards have been the most prevalent so far this year, because together they paint a picture.

Being playful and open hearted like the Page of Cups becomes difficult when you’re facing the exhaustion and pain of the Ten of Swords or when you’re feeling powerless and stuck like The Hanged Man.

But it’s the Page of Cups that will save the day ♥ If you’re feeling like the Ten of Swords or Hanged Man right now, making time to just play with paint or to write something smutty might be just what you need to shift your energy and change the story. So what does making time to just PLAY mean to you?

What about YOU? Have you been getting these cards, too? Or have you been getting different repeat cards? Tell me all about it in the comments below…

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8 thoughts on “The 3 Tarot cards that keep appearing in my readings”

  1. The Hanged Man! I’m astonished to see how often that card appears for others too. For me in my 3-card reading since January it has come up twice in the first position. Most recently, Hanged Man first, Queen of Pentacles second, then Page of Wands.

  2. Hanged man in particular. I read that same flavor of an interpretation once for Ten of Swords “once you are down, stay down for a bit. You just might find the car keys you lost under the sofa while you are there” I want to say that was Chuck Wendig on Twitter a few years ago, but I can’t remember for sure. Interesting that the same message comes through here adjacent to the Ten again. I love your interpretation of the Page of Cups, too. Especially with the Pamela Smith artwork for the card. I mean, a guy staring at a fish in a cup on the beach – pretty playful, whimsical stuff. I hope all is well with you.



  3. Shelly Jablonski

    Hi, Kate! I’m so excited to learn more about your new course, “A Date With Your Tarot Deck” in your future emails and postings. To comment on one of the bolded questions you pose in this post/email “So what does making time to just PLAY mean to you?”—I think many times we (adults) don’t give ourselves permission to play or perhaps we think we don’t have the time. It is so important to make that time for play even if we have to schedule it into our day. If we allow ourselves to play, it opens up that creative, intuitive, magical parts of ourselves and rejuvenates us. Children get the value of play without even thinking about it. Adults of all ages should engage in play as well. It can free the mind and help to bring us back into balance.

    1. Hi Shelly!
      Glad you’re excited for my course 🙂
      I really feel what you’re saying here – adults don’t play enough! Myself included. But whenever I do allow myself to be playful (like doing a dance workshop, creative writing, or painting and crafting) I suddenly get this burst of fresh energy and thing “oh! so THIS is what life is all about!”

  4. I’ve been getting the Hanged Man and Four of Wands (and fours in general but Four of Wands specifically). Another one I get is Wheel of Fortune, this one showed up as my blessing in my birthday reading and likes to pop up in my readings too now. Today, the ten of Swords showed up in my reading. I am trying to change up my routine and create healthier habits. And trying to get less stuck in my tarot reading business and have more confidence in me as a tarot reader. I also have been incorporating the page of Cups advice into my life — have more fun!

    I’m currently reading a fun romance/young adult book called A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley. And I just did a reading for the main character Mariel lol.

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