|Don't mistake negative energy for a curse! And don't listen to anyone who does.|
Many of us may be familiar with the idea that what we send out comes back to us three times. I think the three is a bit of an arbitrary number, but the principle is certainly true. So when cursing someone, you wind up with the same malevolence coming back on your own head. Like I said, if you're cursed, someone must really have it out for you. There's an interesting article on the Witchvox website about curses- though it raises an interesting point- there is a distinction between a curse and negative energy. The author doesn't seem to fully make this distinction, but I think it's one worth examining here. http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usal&c=words&id=15192
So to review here, we have two distinct areas of negativity- one is indeed, a curse. The other is simply negative thought patterns, self-fulfilling prophecies, and self-doubt. This second is much more common than a curse, and will crop up in the context of a reading. If you're feeling down and bad luck seems to have your number, don't despair! The best antidote to negative energy is, well, positive energy. Take control of your own life, and make things happen that you want to have happen. It could be you're working through some negative aspects of your past- that's fine, just know that this too will pass. Try to keep things in perspective- I can tell you from experience, when you're stressed out and one thing after another happens, you're ready to just about lose your mind! This is human nature, but understanding it can go a good ways towards helping you. If you consult your friendly neighborhood Tarot reader with a question about why your life seems to be going south in a hurry, the answer shouldn't be "you have a generational/whatever curse, you need to have it lifted". At least, not right off the bat. I can't rule out the possibility, though I myself have never encountered this situation so far. I will say that the odds of you being under a curse, generational or otherwise, are very, very slim. Coming to a reader with this type of question, you'll usually find that there are some patterns in your life, either conscious or otherwise, that can trap you in a cycle of negativity. Some of these are easier to change than others- some not. Nonetheless, it can be done. The main thing is to keep an open mind where these things are concerned. Don't let habit, ego or both stand in the way of what you want to see happen. In some cases the person stuck in this cycle of negativity may not realize the nature of the problem, but always keep an open mind, and always be willing to change for the better, and to listen to the guidance the world around you is providing.