How to Cleanse Tarot Cards Without Tools
Here are some simple ways to cleanse tarot cards without using any special tools. All of these methods are quick and easy to use. Why should you energetically cleanse your tarot deck? It is important to regularly cleanse your cards in between divination sessions in order to get more accurate readings.
Take a few deep breaths and focus your mind on the intention of cleansing your Tarot cards. As you exhale, imagine any negative energy leaving your body and your cards. As you inhale, imagine positive energy entering your body and your cards.
Imagine a white light surrounding your Tarot cards, cleansing them of any negative energy. Visualize this white light filling the cards with positive energy and light. Some people like to imagine wind sweeping away the energy. Others think about a cleansing fire that leaves the cards untouched and burns away any negative vibes. You could even imagine water rinsing the tarot in your mind’s eye.
Leave your Tarot cards outside in a safe and secure place during a full moon. The energy of the full moon is said to be powerful for cleansing and recharging spiritual objects. I regularly leave my tarot cards, crystals, and other sacred objects on my windowsills during the full moon for an energy cleanse.
Leave your Tarot cards outside in a safe and secure place during the daytime. The energy of the sun is said to be cleansing and energizing. The benefit of this method is not having to wait for a full moon. Sunlight is available every single day. Just don’t leave your cards out too long or you’ll fade the artwork!
Mix some salt with water and dip a clean cloth in the solution. Wipe the cards with the damp cloth, being careful not to wet them too much. Saltwater is said to be cleansing and purifying. If you don’t want to wet the cards, you could also sprinkle the cards with a little salt but make sure to wipe all of it away. Salt collects water and can damage your cards.
Your breath is a very powerful force. Plus, air from your lungs puts a bit of your soul into something. Your life force. Air moves energy and invites change. You can breathe on the cards, or you could even open a window and leave the cards near it. Obviously, don’t let the cards blow away.
You can also sprinkle the cards with a little bit of earth from the garden. Earth is grounding and centering. Some people advocate burying the cards, which you can do. However, be very careful that you use an airtight container like a jar or a ziptop bag. Personally, I prefer the sprinkling method so the cards don’t get dirty.
Knocking on Tarot Cards
I often knock my cards on the table as I’m shuffling to shake the energy up. Some people knock on the deck, as if they are at someone’s door. But I like to this as part of the way I riffle shuffle the cards even if I have cleansed the deck in another way. It’s a good routine to get into and I think it provides a more accurate reading.