This is a simple method to discover if anyone is standing against you. Many people have learned variations of this “game” as children from peers and elders alike, no single version is right or wrong in my opinion, simply different. The idea behind laying the cards face down is to keep your own reaction from influencing the cards every time you do see an ace. Seeing an ace anywhere in a pile other than on the ninth card is meaningless with this method.

You may use regular playing cards or tarot cards for this method. If you choose to use tarot cards remove the major arcana before beginning.

To begin, shuffle your cards with the question of “Am I under attack spiritually?” and when you feel ready lay out three piles of nine cards each, face down so that the last card of the pile is the ninth card. Now flip the top card of each pile and see how many aces turn up.

The number of total aces which show up is what we are reading here.

Zero aces means you’re in the clear, no one is actively wishing you ill.

One ace means someone is running their mouth negatively about you, but there is nothing to worry about, they have not actually done anything but talk at this point. There is spellwork you may do regarding the binding of tongues against you and you may feel better if you cleanse your energy and space but at this point it is just talk, you are okay. My personal suggestion for this would be to talk louder, speak blessing and life over yourself, your family, your house and forget about them entirely.

Two aces means someone has been fooling around with weak magic, maybe they’ve asked their guides/deities to trip you up, whatever it is they have sent something but it is nothing you cannot rid yourself of with a simple cleanse or a good laugh. Any retribution at this point will hurt you more than it will hurt them, remember hate attracts hate.

Three aces means someone with actual skill has sent something with power behind it. At this point most would say you need to cleanse yourself, ward your property, and would suggest a protection jar and return to sender type ritual. I have to vary a bit here, hear me out… The cleansing and warding won’t hurt and it will make you feel more confident regarding the entire situation. What if there is a better way than return to sender counter attacks? What if we stopped being hypocrites and practiced the love we preach? Do you really want to put someone through the ringer and cause them hurt? Make them heal. Do not send destruction, send personal growth. Destruction is over in an instant in comparison to any type of growth. You want to send your energy? Do it, but do it right, with careful thought and intent. A return to sender spell is child’s play compared to a heal and grow spell. Send them love, send them hope, send them Spirit and truly counter their hate and hurt.

And the whole idea of a return to sender spell is confusing to me, why would I want anything to do with that energy when I can simply block it?