So you have this card again appearing in your reading. No matter what was the question, the spread, or the reading was for someone else, you see this card following you around. Perhaps you tried to meditate on it, journal about it, and even asked another fellow reader for advice. But somehow, this card keeps stalking you and it wants your attention.
Trust me, I have been there and it was not fun. The High Priestess was my stalker card for a whole year. It made me question everything I knew about the Tarot, spirituality, and even past lives. I have been regressing my past lives since my childhood and I thought that the High Priestess perhaps is just related to my current path somehow. Then, somehow, I had this mind-blowing realization. I remembered being a Priestess in different countries and eras but I always avoided it in this lifetime as a spiritual path. Suddenly, the High Priestess made sense – literally! Almost a month after this huge realization, I met Sinead and her fantastic courses.
Everything started making sense as I was studying for the Tarot diploma and adding my own knowledge of past lives. The stalker cards are related to karmic debt. In simple words, karmic debt is all those patterns from your past lives that follow you in this lifetime. Those different love partners that you had and somehow ended up acting the same. The different jobs that you had but in some way, you felt like doing the same thing or even losing the job on the same note.
The stalker cards try to make you pay attention to that pattern from your past life that needs to be addressed and resolved. For example, if you keep pulling that Empress card, it could be related to the relationship you have with your mother in past lives and it carries along in this lifetime or even you as a mother from one life to the next.
The stalker cards that need your immediate attention are the ones from the Major Arcana. Their energies are long-term and they signify those big events that happened in your past lives that have a big impact on your life right now. The stalker cards from the Minor Arcana are easier to work with because their energies are not as intense as the ones from the Major Arcana.
How to work with the stalker cards
The card before your stalker card is what is holding you back and the card after your stalker card is your resolution.
Let me give you my example with my High Priestess stalker card.
My stalker card was the High Priestess. Because I have been a priestess, a seer, and a shaman in my past lives, I knew that this is related in this lifetime. For some time, I took the words of the High Priestess as literal. I had many past lives in Japan, so I thought that perhaps in this lifetime, I have to become a Shinto priestess again. I tried that path and it did not work at all. I kept drawing that High Priestess in every single reading.
The card before my stalker card is the Magician and it shows what was holding me back from my past lives to understand the true meaning of the High Priestess. Once I started working with the Magician, I understood that I never finished my priestess training in my past lives because of unfortunate situations where I witnessed multiple times the priesthood being murdered before my eyes.
Not only this was a painful memory but I realized that I was never a fully trained priestess. I just had to replace that one sister who betrayed the rest of my sisters and this was the reason that they died. I never wanted to accept this in my past lives and this lifetime. But as you see, this is what was holding me back – I never really tapped into my full potential in past lives so this is why I could not tap into it in my current life.
The card after the stalker card is the Empress. This is the card that brings me resolution in this lifetime on how to deal with my karmic debt. The Empress is a card that I never liked because of my abusive mother in this lifetime. Yet, I had to understand that not every woman is like her. Not every woman is going to betray me as she did.
I realized that I had to look up to other women to help me with my path, to help me finish my training in this life. I had to remember that in my past lives, my sisters were always there for me. In this lifetime, my abusive mother stands for that sister who betrayed the rest of my sisters in my past lives. Once I acknowledged that I let go of the idea of the Empress as my mother but embraced it as the sense of sisterhood, it is when I met Sinead! Interesting, right?
So now let me give you another example from the Minor Arcana.
So let’s say that your stalker card is the dreadful 5 of swords. When you see it, you are getting prepared for that big mental fight. You are cautious and ready for battle. That stalker card could mean that somehow in your past lives, you were dealing with mental alertness because you had to be ready to say something fast when you had to.
Perhaps dealing with a hostile home environment with constant bickering.
The card before your stalker card is the 4 of swords. This is the card that is holding you back from resolving that negative pattern the 5 of swords brings. This means that in your past lives, you did not know how to hold your tongue and not get involved in fights that lead nowhere. You will not be able to move ahead unless you learn in this lifetime when to speak and when to keep it silent.
The card after your stalker card is the 6 of swords. This is the card that brings resolution to this lifetime about that lesson you did not learn in your past lives. You need to learn how to move on from those fights because you know this is your healing. You either have to ask for assistance from someone else or find the courage to do it yourself. No matter what, in your life right now, you need to let go of all that strife because your sanity and mental health matter more than anything else.
As you see, the stalker card is nothing more than a reminder from your soul to work with those negative patterns that stalk your life.
Do not dismiss them but instead work with them to resolve your karmic debt. Let the wisdom of the Tarot cards show you the way. Trust yourself that you can work with the stalker card by learning the lesson they bring to you.
Hello beautiful souls!
My name is Luna Dawn and I would love to connect with you.
I am a Past Life Tarot Reader and I will assist you to resolve the core of your karmic debt. By identifying which pattern from your past lives is constantly repeating from one lifetime to the next, I will guide you on how to properly work with that pattern in order to overcome it.