If you just started doing tarot card readings, you might find that doing these readings is your calling. One of the most important things about this though is to make sure that you know how to take care of your deck of tarot cards. When you are new to this, you might wonder where you start or how you can handle your deck of cards the right way. There are thousands of different ways that people will tell you how to take care of your deck, but it is up to you to figure out which way is best for you.
There are different ways that you can cleanse your tarot deck such as smudging, sound, different kinds of lights and most importantly, whatever way your intuition guides you towards.
Why Cleanse Your Tarot Deck?
Tarot cards will pick up on the energies of the person that owns the cards but also of things around it. You will find that there are energies that hold on to the cards and it can cause your readings to be affected. Just like when you cleanse your body or your home, it is important that your deck gets cleansed as well.
Don’t try to cleanse your deck like you would your body or your home though but find out how to cleanse your own deck right in your home!
Using Candle Light to Cleanse Your Cards
You can cleanse your deck of tarot cards by using a candle. You can take your cards away from the flame of the candle and imagine that the light of the flame is burning away any excessive energy that is on the cards. Imagine this for as long as you need to and when it feels that your cards are cleansed, they are. Never leave the candle burning unattended.
Crystal Tarot Card Cleansing
Crystals are a very good tool to keep things cleansed when energy is involved. You can use stones such as Selenite to cleanse your tarot deck. Start by using a crystal and waving it over the deck of cards. Imagine the crystal taking the negative energy away and putting positive energy into the cards.
Some stones like Clear Quartz and Terminated Quartz are great cleansing stones to do even between each of your readings.
Smudging Your Tarot Deck
You can burn sage and white sage and other herbs in a way to cleanse your tarot deck. Light the herb and let the smoke move across the cards. This can be done in your own home. Make sure you are using they right kind of sage because you don’t want to use the wrong kind of smoke that can make people in the home sick.
Other Ways to Cleanse Your Tarot Deck
There are other ways that you can cleanse your tarot deck such as:
- Taking the deck of cards and knocking your knuckles on them three times.
- Ringing a bell around your cards to wake up the positive energies and to release the negative energy.
- Blowing in the air when you shuffle the cards to blow out the negative energies.
When you feel that your readings aren’t as exciting or powerful as they have in the past, a cleansing might be in order. Don’t worry about trying different methods until you find the one that is right for you and your cards. Take your time when you do your cleansing and allow the negative energy to leave and the positive energy to get more potent.
Cleansing your cards is up to you and you should do this anytime that your intuition tells you that it is time. You can do this during a Full Moon, or you can do it when the cards seem full of negative energy. There is no right or wrong way to do this, but the wrong thing is to not do it at all.
Enjoy the different cleansing rituals so that you can try and find the ones that fit your cards the most!