Tarot Spread - Find out if You've Been Cursed
I am going to precursor this blog post by saying:
YES you can be cursed, people do it ALL the time!
In fact I did it today; I was driving down the road, it's a 45 mph road and this person was insistent on going 25 mph. I beeped, i pointed at the speed limit signs. They didn't have their hazard lights on so there wasn't a problem with their vehicle they just decided that they wanted to go 25. So i cursed them that they would be a beacon to every cop and eventually get a ticket for their reckless driving. *yeah going too slow IS reckless & you can get a ticket for it!*
Probably road rage is the biggest curse out there, we almost all have road rage; it's close to impossible not to let someone doing something stupid get to you. We use bad words, give the middle finger, sometimes we even slam on the brakes or speed up. All that is bad energy we are sending off to the person who is being an idiot and that my friends is the definition of curse!
A lot of people who come to me don't think of curses like the one i described above. They think of black candles, voodoo dolls, hexes, etc. Sure they exist too. Any quick google search of real witchcraft curses will prove that the information is out there and people do use it, oftentimes without thinking and without proper training.
I have been cursed a couple times, it comes with the territory of being a public witch, though this website and The Witching Way, is relatively new. I have been "out of the broom" closet socially for years. I've moderated facebook groups, had several popular witchy websites (the Witches Nitch, It's a Witch's Life, etc.) I have made friends with witches online and some of those friendships didn't end well.
About 5 or 6 years ago I was going through a particularly rough patch nothing I did worked out, I was really depressed, my money was going away faster than it came in, i had a ton of bad luck etc. I did a google search and I found a blog post by Rowan Pendragon (now out of her broom closet as Jess Carlson, if that's her real name i'll never know but that's what she's blogging under now) in this blog post she talks about curses and offers a tarot spread to find out if you've been cursed.
I have used this spread several times for myself and my clients***(please read the addendum to client readings and curses at the end of this blog post) I always found it to be really effective so I am going to share it with you.
Find out If You've Been Cursed- Tarot Spread
Ok you're going to need a traditional tarot deck for this spread, you need the magician card.
Take out the Magician card and set it aside, shuffle the deck, without looking at the cards pull out four more additional cards face down. Slide in the magician card into that small pile and shuffle the best you can without looking at the cards. Draw the cards, if the magician card comes out in the first three cards you have an active curse on you. If the card comes out the last two cards, its not likely that there is a curse against you.
If you have been cursed:
If the cards indicate that you have been cursed read the cards; what themes are present it is mainly cups? Then it's an emotional curse, it is wands perhaps you're lacking personal motivation and feeling depressed, is it pentacles? Then money may be the energy of the curse. Swords would indicate obsessive thoughts, fears, paranoia etc. Majors would be to change your destiny or to really effect you on a deep spiritual level. If the cards are a wide variety of suits then theres a lot of energy at play.
Here's how I have broken curses:
- Burn a black candle everyday starting right away for three weeks, let the candle burn for three hours a day. It takes dedication and time for this type of spell. Remove ALL remains of this working off your property!
- Take a bath everyday for three weeks include salt into the bath water. Pull the plug from the bath and let it drain, hop right into the shower and wash yourself clean, air dry.
- If you know who has done the spell against you make a mirror box (do not let the mirrors catch your reflection) and place their name on a piece of paper inside. Intend that they can no longer harm you as any energy they send to you will be reflected back on them.
- Write down the situation on a piece of paper and destroy the paper take the remains far off your property, a crossroads would do nicely, leave the remains there and ask Hekate to destroy the spells power, turn your back and do not look back no matter what you hear or sense.
What to do if the cards say NO:
Sometimes bad luck is just that like the wheel of fortune card in the tarot sometimes our luck changes and we have a string of bad luck. Also sometimes we are hurting ourselves and projecting that on others. If the cards say no it's time to do some inner work on yourself, are you doing everything you can do, honestly now, to turn your life around? Are you setting yourself up?
If you truly 100% believe you've been cursed and the cards say no you can repeat the spread in a week or you can take cleansing baths; i do not recommend any other magickal workings until it's 100% confirmed that someone has sent some bad energy towards you. Work on yourself first then when it's confirmed you can work on others projections towards you.
I hope this has helped and given some advise on how to find out if you've been cursed.
*** I never tell a client that they have been cursed and have to pay me to remove it, i'll offer advice on how I'd remove it and tell them to do it. I do not cast spells for others, I will instruct you on how to cast your own!*