Just like you might cleanse your crystals or sage your home, it’s important to cleanse your tarot cards regularly. Not only does this clear the energy of the cards, but it also helps you to connect with the Tarot on a deeper level.
There are many different ways that you can cleanse your tarot cards. Some people prefer to use sage, while others might use incense or essential oils. You can also cleanse your cards with sound by using a singing bowl or your voice.
If you’re new to Tarot, opening a brand new Tarot deck, or simply looking to make new energetic space within your cards, here are some tips on how to cleanse tarot cards for the first time.
Benefits of Cleansing Your Tarot Deck
Many people begin their Tarot sessions by shuffling their deck. Shuffling the cards is a way of mixing up the energy and putting your stamp on the deck. If you’re using your Tarot deck for the first time, cleansing can help to clear away any residual energy from the manufacturing process and prepare the deck for your own personal use.
But sometimes, you might want to do something more specific and ritualized to cleanse your tarot cards. Cleansing your deck can help to:
- Refresh the energy of the cards
- Remove any residual energy from prior readings
- Cleanse the deck if you’re feeling “off”
- Help you connect to your cards in a new way
- Break in a new deck of Tarot cards
How to Cleanse Tarot Cards
There are many ways that you can cleanse your tarot cards. The most important thing is to use a method that feels right for you.
Start by setting the intention for why you’re cleansing your tarot deck. This could be something as simple as wanting to connect with your cards on a deeper level or getting rid of any negative energy that might be attached to them.
Once you’ve set your intention, there are a few different ways that you can cleanse your tarot cards.
This is a popular method of cleansing and involves using sage, palo santo, or another form of smudging herb to cleanse the energy of the cards.
This is a great way to cleanse your cards if you’re looking to connect with their intuitive energy. Simply leave your deck out in the moonlight (or sunlight) for a few hours. Cleansing your Tarot cards under a New Moon or Full Moon can also be especially effective.
This is my personal favorite way to cleanse tarot cards. You can use a singing bowl, drum, or even your own voice to cleanse the energy of the cards.
If you’re looking for a more traditional method, you can use salt. This is a great way to cleanse your deck if it feels like it’s been carrying around negative energy. Simply place your deck in a bowl of dry salt and let it sit for 3-8 hours.
Connecting with the Tarot
Tarot can be a tool for self-reflection and growth. When you connect with your deck, it can help you to see things in a new light. Cleansing your tarot cards is a way to create a fresh start. Whether you’re just starting out with Tarot or you’ve been reading for years, cleansing your deck is a good way to keep the energy fresh.