How To Cleanse Tarot Cards

Whether you’ve been a reader for many years or you’ve just recently gotten into the world of tarot card reading – we’re sure that you’ll agree with us when we say that tarot cards are a great way to gain insight into confusing situations, career development, personal development and more.

How To Cleanse Tarot Cards

However, even though pulling cards is an excellent way to gain insight and clarity – there’s no denying that tarot card decks tend to accumulate lots of physical and emotional stagnant energy, and this build-up can often affect the accuracy of the readings that you do.

So, what can be done to help cleanse the tarot cards? If you are currently asking yourself this question, then rest assured that you have clicked on the right article.

Below, we are going to be providing you with some guidance on how to clean tarot cards, as well as some of the tell-tale signs that your deck is in need of a cleanse.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

When Should You Cleanse A Tarot Card Deck?

Before we talk you through how to cleanse a tarot card deck, we first think that it would be a good idea to talk you through when you should give your tarot card deck a cleanse. Let’s take a look:

1. If It’s New

This is the first main reason that you should give your tarot card deck a cleanse. It is important to remember that new tarot card decks often tend to contain lots of stagnant energy from the manufacturing process, which is why it’s a good idea to give it a cleanse prior to using it for the first time.

2. If Someone Else Has Used It

If you have allowed a friend or someone that you know to use your tarot card, then you are going to need to make sure that you properly cleanse it as this can often lead to unwanted energy build-up. 

3. If You Are Not Connecting To The Deck

The final reason that you might need to clean your tarot card deck is if you are finding that you are not properly connecting to your tarot card as you usually do.

So, if you feel as though there is something off with your deck intuitively, then this is a clear sign that your deck is in need of cleansing.

How Do You Cleanse A Tarot Card Deck?

Now that you have a better understanding of when you should clean your tarot card deck, we are now going to be talking you through how you should clean your tarot card deck. Let’s explore some of the ways that you can cleanse your deck below:

1. Cleanse With Smoke

This is by far one of the most effective ways that you can cleanse your entire deck in one go. Simply take your incense of choice and gently wave the stick or wand around the deck to cleanse all of the cards.

Keep in mind that you can also use palo santo or sage as well if you do not want to use incense.

How To Cleanse Tarot Cards

2. Keep In Sea Salt Overnight

If you feel that your deck is in need of a stronger cleanse, then one of the best ways that you can achieve this is by opting to place your tarot card deck in sea salt overnight.

Simply fill a bowl with the salt of your choice and allow your tarot cards to sit in the salt for around eight hours or so.

3. Place In Sunlight

If you live in a sunnier part of the world, one of the easiest ways to give your tarot cards a cleanse (as well as to help refresh them in general) is by placing them in direct sunlight for a few hours.

This will help to get rid of any stagnant energy while also re-charging them and improving their ability to provide accurate insights.

4. Shuffle And Knock

This is one of the most common ways that tarot cards can be cleansed, as well as one of the fastest!

Prior to beginning a reading, taking the time to thoroughly shuffle your cards will not only help to get rid of stagnant energy that might potentially interfere with the accuracy of the reading, but it can also help to improve the connection that you have with your tarot cards as well. 

As well as shuffling the cards, you can also increase the effectiveness of the shuffling by also opting to give the tarot cards that you have shuffled a knock prior to beginning the card pulling (read here to find out how many Tarot cards to pull).

This will help to clear out any stagnant energy that is still lingering in your tarot cards.

5. Place Under Moonlight

Last but certainly not least, the final way that you can help to recharge and reset your tarot cards is by opting to place them directly under the moonlight overnight.

Just place them next to an open window and allow the moon to work its magic – by the morning your cards will be refreshed and ready to be used again.

Wrapping Up

All in all, making sure that you are regularly cleansing your tarot cards is imperative to ensuring that your deck will be able to provide you with plenty of accuracy.

That being said, if you want to make sure that you are getting clear readings that are free from any stagnant and unwanted energy (which can potentially impact the accuracy of your future reads), you should make sure that you are cleansing your deck after each and every use. 

Whether it be from bathing your tarot cards in moonlight or simply opting to give them a shuffle and a quick knock – we hope that this guide has been able to help you learn how to effectively cleanse your tarot card decks, as well as learned about some of the telltale signs that your tarot cards are in need of a cleanse. Thank you for reading!

Andrea Daehma
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