Past Life Reading

Not too long ago, someone mentioned they’d learned about a previous life through the tarot. I’d heard about this being done but had not yet tried it myself. I did some research to find the best spread for the job and found a 12 card spread that seemed to cover all the questions I had about who I used to be.

I had always hoped that I was someone exciting in my past life. I’m a guitarist so there was a tiny little naive hope that maybe, just maybe I was Jimi Hendrix or maybe even Robert Johnson. I was quite disappointed when I learned that I had a very boring yet sad past life. One of the only things that my past self and Jimi Hendrix had in common was that we were both men.

In a nutshell, I found out that I was a man who lived in a small town in America. I earned a decent amount of money as an office worker but I was quite neglectful of my wife and children. My wife died when I was middle aged, my children grew up and stopped talking to me and I died alone.

One night I decided to get some friends round for a past life reading, they seemed very excited by the idea. I was again disappointed but not because they’d all had boring past lives like me, but because they’d had good ones. I was slightly jealous that they’d had such interesting past lives when compared with mine and yet in a way it made me realise that the point in a past life reading isn’t to get excited about who you were, but to get excited about who you are now.

The man I used to be died alone and was a terrible husband. From that I have learned that I should always appreciate the people who are close to me. It was actually a great time for me to do that reading as I’d been feeling like I was putting work first before anyone else. I also realised that there was a part of me that measures my self worth on my achievements rather than my attributes or the friends I keep. The life I’m leading now is supposed to be about the people I’m with. I needed to learn that success isn’t everything and that even though I’ve failed at quite a few things, I still have amazing people in my life.

A past life reading isn’t just a fun thing to do to learn about who you used to be, it’s also about learning lessons from who you were as well as figuring out what your purpose is and why you do the things you do. You’re the same person that you were in all of your past lives, but little things change and evolve so that you can keep progressing.. to what end though? Nirvana? I personally can’t tell you what the meaning of life is or tell you where we’re going after we’ve run out of lives. I only know that I’m not alone in having this incredible sense that we have all been here before, and many of us will keep coming back here. Life is short, but when you have many of them, even if you don’t remember them, you’re still evolving on a level that we can’t fully understand.

There are many people who believe that we choose our lives before coming here, I’m inclined to agree with that idea. I also believe that you came here with the same people you knew in previous lives. In my case, maybe I’m in debt to the people close to me since they may have been the people I neglected in the previous life.

The main problem with believing people write out their life before coming here is this! why would someone choose a bad one? Maybe the answer to that question can help to answer the big question of ‘what is the meaning of life’ perhaps it is to evolve and better yourself for some greater purpose. Those who have bad lives may end up getting more Brownie points than someone who had an overall good life. Maybe you learn more from pain than you do from pleasure. I believe that the reason I have so much empathy is because of the pain I’ve had in my life, not from the good times I’ve had. Empathy makes someone a nicer person and isn’t that a kind of evolution of the soul, I’d like to think it is.

Should You Sugar-coat A Reading?

The dreaded negative spread full of depressing cards can be upsetting when it’s a reading for yourself and nerve-wracking when it’s a reading for someone else. So what do you do when someone comes to you hoping for a positive reading and every card is negative?

I recently did a reading for someone who was at a crossroads in his life. The cards provided answers but I knew they weren’t the answers he was hoping for. I definitely found myself concentrating on the positive side of things. The reason for doing this was because the client had expressed at the beginning of the reading that he was terrified he’d get the death card or something scary. He was apprehensive about even getting a reading in the first place. I didn’t want to confirm his fears by telling him the bad news and so I sugar-coated slightly.

The question is though, what is sugar-coating? I’ve talked to a lot of people who visit psychics and tarot readers regularly who say that there’s nothing worse than sugar-coating. When I discussed this more with them I came to the conclusion that in their opinion, sugar-coating a tarot reading isn’t just a case of focusing more on the positives, it is a case of completely ignoring the negatives.

I don’t believe there are many psychics and tarot readers who ignore the negative side of a reading but a reader who concentrates on the hope that comes from a reading rather than the despair may be classed as a sugar-coater. I think this is a wrong assumption for many reasons. Firstly in every negative card, there is hope in there and in some cases a positive interpretation. The Death card is an obvious example. It can mean a bad change, the end of something good but more often than not it can represent the end of an old way of life and the beginning of a better one. It isn’t sugar-coating to tell the client what the cards really say, and there is always hope somewhere or lessons to be learned to achieve a positive outcome. In life there’s a balance of bad and good and the same goes for any tarot spread.

The second point I want to mention is that a reader’s approach is very important. Most psychics, mediums and tarot readers are compassionate and empathic, they want to help people and guide them. They are rarely blunt and negative because they don’t want to hurt the client, they want to assist the client in whatever way they can. If a tarot reader said “Oh we’ve got the Tower and The Death card, yeah your life is ruined, if I were you I’d just give up trying” then the client would be very upset and the tarot reader would technically be lying because getting those two cards have many different interpretations. Someone shouldn’t be told to give up on life since the tarot should offer guidance to move past the negatives.

The key is to balance the reading, if it’s a bad spread then there is nothing wrong with telling the client the positive side of it, as long as you also mention why it’s a negative reading. A tarot reading should help to guide someone and so a negative reading isn’t even necessarily bad. Depending on the nature of the question asked by the querent, a negative spread could indicate past difficulties and detrimental patterns that the client must learn from.

Sometimes it is down to someone’s personal preferences. When I’m unwell, I want someone to tell me I’m going to be alright. I don’t want someone to say ‘Yep sounds like a brain tumour’ when I meet someone who says ‘I say it as it is, if I don’t like you I’ll tell you’ I instantly think that person is probably not very nice whereas some people prefer someone like that who is brutally honest. If you’re ever unsure, ask what the client wants from the reading, try to figure out if they can handle straightforward negative answers or if they’re the kind of person who needs some hope too.

You can never please everyone! some people will get angry with a negative reading, others will appreciate the honesty. Some will claim you were sugar-coating and others will be glad to get some hope out of a negative reading. Everyone is different and it’s down to the reader to choose how they deliver the reading.

Bloggers Recognition Award

I’m pleased to announce I have been nominated for the ‘Bloggers Recognition Award’ by Farida Hakim. I would highly recommend that you go check out her website and blog. She has some great money saving tips as well as advice on investments and neat ways to save money when it comes to gift ideas and recipes.

Rules to the Blogger Recognition Award


1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

Why I started Blogging

As a tarot reader I’d never really thought about blogging before. It wasn’t until I started providing my tarot services online that I decided to write articles. I discovered that I enjoyed writing about the tarot as much as I enjoyed reading the tarot. I came to the conclusion that writing about my other hobbies could be fun too, so I started blogging about the paranormal. I’m also a musician and I did wonder if it’d be fun to blog about life in a touring band, but decided to keep this particular website strictly about tarot and the paranormal.. plus with the arrival of the deadly coronavirus, I’ve not been doing a lot of touring, I can’t even play shows at the moment.

Tips For New Bloggers

  1. Always write about the things you’re passionate about or have an interest in. You might think it’s a good idea to write about stuff that’s trending or things that are popular, but if it’s not your thing, you probably won’t enjoy doing it. When you write about the things that you enjoy then it becomes fun!
  2. Read other people’s blogs! not only can you learn tips on how to write your own blog, but it can be really interesting reading about what other people have to say and learning new things from people. When it comes to social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter you only get little snippets about a person’s life but with blogging you can learn so much from a person, and you can immerse yourself in their world.

I’d like to nominate the following people:

Omatra7

Yvonne Aburrow

ninjawarrior83

zibotron

Brian

NewFound-Life.com / Charming Magick

shaun Moser

hellosamanthadear

richardtirith4919

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Anonymously Hal

Dracul Van Helsing

It was very difficult choosing which blogs to nominate, I’m sure I’ll keep finding blogs that I wish I included. I give my best wishes to all the bloggers out there!