How do you deal with jumpers?

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How do you deal with jumpers?

Post by theFeeLion » 08 Oct 2017, 16:25

I will freely admit I am not the best of shufflers.
Bunches of cards will sometimes fall out left right and centre. However, on occasion (quite regularly in fact), individual cards will drop out, jump out, or turn themselves over. When this happens to you, how do you deal with them?

Personally, I take them to mean that they have information that needs to be added to the reading. If I am doing a small spread of one to 4 cards I will keep them separate from the spread. If there are enough jumpers they will become the spread itself. However, if I do a larger spread I let the cards know as I am shuffling that any jumpers will go directly into the spread.

The other thing I like to do is keep shuffling until I get no more jumpers. That way I can be sure the ones that want to jump have had a chance to do so before I continue with the spread. I will also always let querants know which cards have jumped, just in case they want to take extra meaning from that.
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Re: How do you deal with jumpers?

Post by CharlotteK » 08 Oct 2017, 16:37

I just put them back in the pack and keep shuffling. I tend to see them more as an indication of my clumsiness than anything more significant.

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Post by Nemia » 08 Oct 2017, 17:19

I'm with Charlotte. I feel when I have shuffled enough and the deck is ready. A card that jumps out before the deck is "done" doesn't mean anything to me and I put it back and continue to shuffle.

But I know many people find jumpers meaningful and that's really a matter of personal feeling :icon_cool:

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Post by tarotbear » 08 Oct 2017, 17:35

I always check to see what the jumper says, but I then put it back in the pack and finish shuffling, anyway.
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Post by Joan Marie » 08 Oct 2017, 18:09

I get the feeling sometimes a jumper is a card that just wants to say hello.

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Post by Barleywine » 08 Oct 2017, 18:31

I ignore them. I'm phenomenally clumsy at shuffling.

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Post by 2dogs » 09 Oct 2017, 01:23

I ignore them and put them back as reading is hard enough without them.
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Re: How do you deal with jumpers?

Post by Geekuma » 04 Dec 2017, 21:29

I'm clumsy as well, and jumpers are a normal phenomenon to me. But I do believe jumpers have something to say, because more often than not, they tend to reappear, on the spread. It always leaves me baffled because I'm more of a 3-5 card spread kind of guy, so the chances it was random would be pretty thin. I guess you should aways look what card decided to jump, you may not consider it when reading, but your subconscious certainty will! :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: How do you deal with jumpers?

Post by Charlie Brown » 04 Dec 2017, 22:50

I rarely get them so I usually will pay attention if they do. If I'm drawing something like a triptych, I'm likely to place it as the center card. With a larger spread or one with very defined spread positions, I'll treat the jumper like a shadow/base card or as an indicator of the overall energy of the reading, resolving any interpretive ambiguities according to the stray card.
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Re: How do you deal with jumpers?

Post by Michael Sternbach » 05 Dec 2017, 23:32

I try to avoid jumpers when I shuffle. If they occur anyway and are obtrusive enough (turn themselves around and the like), I acknowledge them, but more as an additional comment than as a part of the actual reading.

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