Do you want to use ancestral work for Tarot card readings? Do you want to develop a spiritual connection with your ancestors so that you can become more psychic, give better Tarot readings, and strengthen your ability to perform divination? If this is your goal, read on!
If you want to make predictions using Tarot cards, you can’t do so without supernatural assistance. Working with spirits is the fastest way of improving your Tarot reading abilities and predictive skills.
Years ago, I wanted desperately to make my readings more accurate. I began to buy Tarot books and jump between decks. At one point, I even considered converting from my Romany Gypsy beliefs to a form of New Ageism just so that I could petition a god/goddess who specialized in spiritual growth.
Don’t get me wrong; I was what most people would consider psychic. I had sensed spirits my entire life, could predict future events, and have always been naturally good at reading people. However, my abilities were a mess.
I would slay some Tarot readings, but others would fall flat. Sometimes I could connect with my seeker’s dead auntie Jane, sometimes I couldn’t. My ability to predict the future using Tarot (my specialty) was a hit or a miss.
In the meantime, when I started working as a professional reader, I began to see ‘signs‘ everywhere. The more I noticed these signs, the more frequently they appeared. These weren’t just any old signs; these were things I associated firmly with my ancestors (certain insects, flowers, etc.).
There was something about these signs that gave me comfort, so I began to photograph them with my phone. I started to realize that the signs would often appear around the time I was set to perform a professional Tarot reading. For example, as I would journey to my readings, I would hear the word ‘ladybug,’ see a ladybug, or catch a glimpse of a ladybug on my client’s t-shirt.
After seeing and recording the signs, I began to very quickly sense, see, hear, and experience the spirits of my past relatives, such as my grandfather, uncle, and great-grandmother. It was as if recording their messages and signs had opened a door. I had encouraged contact. They had called, and I had answered.
Then, one day in 2013, I was at the dentist’s. I loathe the dentist, so I was obviously shitting myself. While I lay back in the chair, I sensed my grandfather’s spirit in the room. I whispered out loud, “Please help me here because my anxiety is killing me.” Suddenly, any fear I had vanished. I couldn’t feel anything other than complete peace. I lay back in the chair and let the dentist go about his work.
Around six months later, I was en-route to be tested for a job in a shop as a psychic. I was very, very nervous and (while on the bus), I remembered what had once happened at the dentist’s. So, I prayed to the spirits around me for them to calm my nerves and assist me in the reading. It worked! Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on ancestral petitioning, and I even teach other diviners how they can link with their ancestors through my courses.
Working with the spirits of your ancestors is your birthright. Nobody is more invested in watching you succeed than they are. I know that the power of ancestral work is so strong that you don’t even have to believe in it to work, and it trumps pretty much every other method of psychic development.
Everyone is psychic. I genuinely believe that all humans have what it takes to develop their prediction skills. However, there’s a lot of information out there which, although it may be useful to some, does not resonate with everyone. You don’t have to resort to chakra cleansing, centering, grounding, etc. if this doesn’t work or ‘click’ for you. I am a successful and award-winning predictive Tarot reader, and I do none of these things.
I developed my Tarot reading skills by working with the spirits closest to me – my relatives. First came the signs. Now, I can feel their touch, receive messages, and give readings on demand. In a nutshell, this is how I developed my psychic and predictive abilities, and I’m going to give you some tips so you can do the same.
So, if you’re interested in working with spirit for your Tarot readings, here are my top tips for mediumship development:
Notice Signs from Spirit
If you want to try ancestral work for Tarot readings, it is essential that you follow signs in your day-to-day life. The more you notice, the more signs they will send you. One morning, try asking spirit around you for a sign, any sign. Your sign may be a lotus flower, a fox, or a feather. The more you observe signs, the more frequently spirit will contact you.
Signs are a great way to begin conversing with spirit because you can consider them ‘safe.’ Observing signs is not like linking directly with spirit, or even petitioning them to be in the same room as you.
Noticing and asking for signs is like getting a PM from a guy on Facebook. You may or may not reply – there’s no pressure. If you decide that he creeps you out and he’s not for you, you can ignore him. However, if you decide you like him, you give him the green light and meet him in person. (Using signs for divination is known as apantomancy).
The above scenario is exactly like using ancestral work for your Tarot readings. If the signs begin to bother you, your ancestors will get the hint and leave you alone. However, if you welcome the signs, photograph them, write about them, and talk about them, your spirits will take things to the next level by beginning to communicate with you in real life. It’s all about what you’re comfortable with allowing into your space.
Work with Familiar Spirits
When I perform a Tarot reading, I link with the spirits of my relatives; only a small percentage of the time do I link with the spirits who are around the person I’m reading. Why? Because I trust my spirits and know that they’re around me all the time. I therefore don’t need to use a spirit that’s unfamiliar to me. I have a relationship with these spirits, and they have a vested interest in watching me do well because we are related.
If you want to give spirit-led Tarot readings, you don’t have to link with the relatives of your seeker. The spirits of your ancestors can tell you everything you need to know about the past, present, and future of your clients. Once they’re on the other side, spirits know everything.
My ancestors act as gatekeepers between myself and my seekers (and their ancestors). I’m confident that every time I perform a reading, they will be there, so I have no reason to turn to my seeker’s spirits.
If you’re curious, I don’t have to explain these facts to my seekers. They don’t hire me to contact their relatives; they hire me for prediction with Tarot. I advertise as a diviner, not a medium, because advertising myself as a medium may cause confusion. When it comes to spirit work, you don’t have to disclose the ins and outs of your readings to your seekers; you just have to do the job!
Notice your Feelings
There’s this belief by the general population (and in Tarot circles) that everything you experience when you practice spirit work is somehow in your ‘mind’s eye’, but this is not necessarily true.
If you petition a spirit to work with you, you’ll get physical feelings each time you link. For some, this may be a chill, a grab of the hand, or an itch on the face. I used to say I couldn’t meditate because I kept getting an itchy face; it wasn’t until only a couple of years ago that I realized this was spirits’ way of making me notice I was linking with their energy.
Sensing spirit in ‘real’ forms doesn’t just happen with touch, but also sound, sight, taste, and smell. Sometimes you will smell flowers or aftershave, or a particular taste will come into your mouth. The sensations you feel as a seer are different from sensing it in your mind’s eye; these are physical experiences. So, if you’re trying to develop mediumship skills, take everything you experience into account when you’re practicing.
Take Note of Your Dreams
Spirits (usually of relatives) will visit you in your dreams if they know you’re mindful of them. If you struggle to remember your dreams, take note of anything you can remember first thing in the morning; this trains your brain into recording what you see.
You should share your dreams with others as a way to discern between dream style. There are two main types of dreams that involve spirits: dreams that are symbolic, and dreams that are premonitions or show things that have already happened. If you tell your living family members your dreams about dead family members, they can tell you if a dream has already happened, but it’s something you shouldn’t know about unless through psychic means.
Just the other day, I had a dream about my great-grandmother, who told me that when my twin and I were 2 or 3 years old, my twin fell off a stool in my uncle’s kitchen. I asked my mum, and she confirmed this to be true. Without my mother’s input, I would have never known this was a dream that wasn’t symbolic.
If someone has booked a Tarot reading with you, the night before, ask your ancestors to show you something of significance to the reading. Then, when morning rolls around, record what you saw the night before. Sometimes, the things your ancestors show you in your dream will be relevant to your seeker.
About three years ago – the night before a professional reading – I had a dream about a flooded house. In this house was a huge wooden table with elephants carved into its legs. The next day, I asked my client about the table during the reading. It turns out that the table had belonged to her husband and was a gift from his mother. The house he had inherited had flooded while he was away for work, ruining his table.
Ask Your Ancestors Before a Tarot Reading
Before you even journey to a Tarot reading (or perform one on your own), you have to ask the spirits for assistance. How you go about doing this can be as elaborate or as simple as you like, but you need to ask.
Not asking doesn’t stop them from helping you, but asking for assistance cements your intentions. If you don’t know how to ask, even a quick, “Please help me do a good job because I’m crapping myself here” is definitely better than nothing!
Before I perform a Tarot reading, I always ask my ancestors to help me calm my nerves, and then I request their assistance in reading the destiny of my seekers.
Closing Thoughts on Ancestral Work For Tarot Readers
That’s all for how you can practice ancestral work for Tarot card readings! Have you tried to use ancestral work for Tarot readings? Did you find that your readings were more accurate? You can share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section at the bottom of this post! We can’t wait to hear from you.