How to Clear a Tarot or Oracle Deck
When you do frequent Tarot or oracle card readings, it's often a good idea to cleanse your cards. This process is known as "clearing the deck".

Any form of divination involves energy, and using cards is no different. Energetic "gunk", if you will, accumulates on the cards. This can be a result of allowing people to handle your deck, doing multiple readings in a row, having a negative state of mind when performing a reading (something that is not recommended!), or experiencing negative feedback from a the seeker (the person receiving the reading).

You may find that the cards become sticky, or that shuffling becomes difficult. Sometimes, you may just feel a flat feeling after awhile...like your deck needs a breath of fresh air. This is a good indicator that a deck cleanse is in order.

Some individuals clear the deck after each and every reading. Others do it only periodically as a part of deck maintenance. Whenever you choose to clear your deck, here are some ways to do so:










Whether you read for yourself, clients, or friends and family, clearing the deck is a great way to dispel negative, stagnant energy. This ritual creates a sacred space around your divination deck--inviting peaceful energy and promoting psychic clarity.

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