Cleanse and Charge your Tarot Deck || Guest Post

Hello everyone! Today, I have a guest post for you from the wonderful Hope Willingham. Read on as she teaches you her methods to cleanse your tarot deck.




You have a Tarot deck! Congrats! But something feels wrong. It’s acting a bit cranky (yes, they can do that!) or just plain feels wrong.  Tarot decks are like flypaper. Old energy gets stuck to your cards, making readings inaccurate or just downright hurtful. What do you do? Well look no further dear reader, I’ve got the answers for you in these three simple steps: Cleanse, Charge, and Rest. So how does it all work? Let’s take a look.

Cleansing

“But Hope,” I hear you ask, “How do you cleanse a Tarot deck? You can’t mean to wash them!” and to that dear reader, I say of course not! There are more ways to cleanse things than simply washing them with soap and water! Let’s look at a few:

Meditation
The fastest and simplest way to cleanse your tarot deck is to meditate with it. Hold your tarot cards in your hands and focus on a white light from the sky washing over your cards and over your hands. This white light is cleansing, and it is good. Allow it to soak into your cards and take the old energy out.

Smoke
This is a great way to cleanse your cards, and it is a simple one too! Don’t worry if you don’t have sage, the normal purifier, there’s others that work incenses too such as (but not limited to!): Sandalwood, Dragon’s Blood, Evergreen, Frankincense, Lavender, and Rain. Wave your cards over the smoke for 20-30 seconds, imagining the smoke cleansing and purifying the cards.

Shuffle and Knock the Top
A tried and true method. Every time you shuffle your cards before you spread them, you are getting the energy to move around. And knocking the top knocks the old energy you just moved and got unstuck right out of the cards! You don’t need to hit the cards with all your strength (that would probably bend the cards!), all you need is one firm knock on the top and boom! Clean cards!

Charging

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Moonlight (Especially the Full Moon!) or Sunlight
Ah the full moon, a powerful and easy to use tool. Place your cards on a windowsill on the night of the full moon to charge your tarot cards. You can do this with regular moonlight or even the sun (just be careful not to blanch your cards!) but the full moon is the most powerful.

Smoke (Again!)
The same smoke you used to cleanse can also charge, just focus on them charging the cards instead of cleansing them!

Line Up the Cards in the Correct Order
The cards tell a story, all together they tell the story of the fool on his way to the world card, on his way to creation. To get there he passes many obstacles, just like the rest of us. Connecting the cards realigns their power, allowing them to flow as one. This is a good one to do if your cards are feeling particularly angry or you feel particularly drained doing a reading.

Meditate
This is a go-to for any charging quickly. Simply meditate for five minutes or so holding your deck and focusing on positive energy being drawn back into your cards, feel it tingle through your fingertips as it enters the cards. Do this for a quick charge; it’s not suitable for more severe cases.

Shuffle
This is a go-to for any charging quickly. Simply meditate for five minutes or so holding your deck and focusing on positive energy being drawn back into your cards, feel it tingle through your fingertips as it enters the cards. Do this for a quick charge; it’s not suitable for more severe cases.

Resting

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Yes, cards need sleep too. Tarot dealings, while you may not feel it, take a lot of energy out of you as a dealer and the cards themselves. Every now and then they need a break themselves, and this is the best way how:

Leave them Alone
Easier said than done I know, but sometimes your cards, like humans, get tired and need a break. When that happens, you’ll only get negative outcomes from your cards; you’ll feel tired and annoyed, and just downright drained. When this happens put the cards aside for the day and let them cleanse on a windowsill with sunlight or moonlight. They deserve a rest too!

Bonus! A Good Protection Method: Bay Leaves and Crystals

Bay Leaves are great for protection for decks, as they are known to not only remove bad energy, but usher in good energy. Put a few on top of or with your deck in its box or bag to usher in good luck and protection. Crystals can suck negative energy out (clear quartz) or protect  from bad energy in the first place (Amethyst, Hematite)! Simply put one on top of your deck after it has been charged, and cleansed and it will provide extra protection.

So, there you have it, how to cleanse, charge, and rest a tarot deck. Tarot cards may seem overwhelming but with some practice and a lot of patience, anyone can learn how to use them. Just remember, tarot cards are not as scary as they look. Follow your gut, and don’t forget to cleanse, charge, and rest them.


Hope is a 20-year-old American Divination Expert out of the state of Virginia. She loves to teach and spends her days reading and writing! She’s training to be a teacher and is excited to share her knowledge with you!
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