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5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards


Cleansing your tarot cards before a reading can bring you clear and precise messages. Keep reading to learn 5 ways to cleanse your tarot cards!

2 months ago


5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards

2 months ago


There are several ways to cleanse your tarot cards and prepare them for a new reading. You can use crystals, magical tools and even your own energy. Cleansing your cards before using them allows for old energy to be banished so that new energy and clear messages can come through.

When cleansing your cards, hold an intention in your mind’s eye. Your intention can be as simple as thinking, “I cleanse these cards and prepare them for a new reading.”

Here are 5 unique ways to cleanse your tarot cards:

1. Incense and Smoke

Burn any type of incense or dried herbs and allow the smoke to wash away any stagnating energy from your cards. For example, wave your incense stick over your cards so that the smoke moves the energy. You can use your smoke to also cleanse your space before a reading!

5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards 

2. Selenite

Selenite is so powerful that it has the ability to cleanse other crystals and objects; it also doesn’t need to be cleansed itself! Use a selenite wand to scan your cards or place a piece of selenite on top of your cards for a few minutes. The current energies will move through this crystal and be purified. Then, the energy is set anew.

5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards

3. Knocking

Using your hand, knock on your deck 3 times to cast out old energies. The number 3 is an intentional number within spiritual practices that symbolizes divinity, creation, manifestation, and abundance. Knocking on your cards is a great option if you want to tap into your own energy or don’t have magical tools nearby. 

 5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards

4. Sorting

Sorting your deck with your hands allows the energy trapped within your cards to begin moving. When paired with your intention, sorting cards is a powerful way to cleanse your deck’s energy and prepare it for a new reading. 

 5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards

5. Sound Cleansing

You can use any musical instruments to cleanse your tarot cards. It can be anything from a rattle, chimes, or even a singing bowl. When instruments are played, their frequency has the power to shift energy and raise vibrations. One of the perks of using instruments to cleanse your cards is that the sound can also cleanse yourself and your space too!

 5 Ways to Cleanse Tarot Cards

Check out our reel demonstrating these 5 ways to cleanse your tarot cards. Leave us a comment sharing your favorite ways to cleanse your decks!