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Cleansing the Cards: Demystifying the Tarot #BlogchatterA2Z

Tarot Card Reading is all about energies and vibes. When a client comes in for a personal Reading, they are the one who handles the Deck throughout the session. Once the session starts, I hand them the Deck, and they ask their questions, one at a time, as they shuffle the cards.

Once they are done asking the question they hand me back the Deck and I pick the top 10 Cards to form a Spread. Each time someone uses the Deck they leave imprints of their energy on it.


Different people handling the Deck means varied energies being left behind on it. This is why the Deck needs to be cleansed each time someone uses it, after each session. The cleansing is done to refresh it and help wipe out the energy of the previous person who used it, along with my energy too, as I handle the Deck as well.

If you don’t cleanse your Cards regularly you sometimes get ‘muddy’ Readings, which means that the answers are not very clear. This is why Cleansing the Cards is extremely important.

One way to cleanse the Deck is to use incense smoke. Sage, Oud, Dhoop, or Agarbatti are what I use. Shuffling the Deck of Cards over the smoke, with the smoke running through the Cards while you do so, is one way.

Once a week I wipe down each card on both sides, using a soft natural fabric like mul is another cleansing routine. Storing the Deck of Cards with pure Crystal or Raw Amethyst, both of which absorb energies is another.

My most favorite and a quick fix is ‘Knocking’, where after finishing a Reading I shuffle the Cards and knock on the Deck thrice. This clears the Cards super quick!

Btw, keeping Raw Amethyst and Rock Crystals in front of me, while I am conducting a Reading also saves me from getting affected by the energies of all my clients.


Hi, I am Mayuri, a Tarot Card Reader by Profession and a Writer by design. Since I am already aware of what the future holds, I enjoy unwrapping the present. Follow me on my Instagram handle @CardTalkWithMayuri to know more about the Tarot and all things related.

This post is part of the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge hosted by Blogchatter, and my theme is Demystifying the Tarot.

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  1. Thanks for writing this series. Reading about them everyday is actually demystifying for me. I might book a reading at the end of it
    Deepika Sharma

    1. Thank you for reading, Deepika:)

  2. I know very little about Tarot, but have always been intrigued by it. Good theme. Here from AtoZ

  3. Thank you for sharing the process of Tarot reading too. I always wondered about energy transfer. if you can call that. Cleansing the cards makes sense.

  4. This is a total new world for me and i am learning a new thing each day.

    1. Thank you for reading, Ruchi.

  5. I never knew the cleansing the cards part. Good to know about it. And can’t wait to read more

  6. Knocking the cards is such an interesting thing to know. And Amethyst used as an energy purifier is a total new concept for me. I am learning about Tarot card reading through your posts.

    1. Thanks for reading, Chinmayee.

  7. I just want to thank you for writing on Tarot. I will learn so much about something I have always been fascinated about. Never knew about the cleansing process.

    1. So glad the posts are holding your attention, Aesha. Thanks for reading.

  8. This is so interesting. I did not know the energies could be so powerful. Also those Amethyst crystals look so pretty.

    1. The Amethyst cluster is my favorite too:)

  9. Suhasini I.P.

    Very interesting article. You have chosen a good theme Mayuri

  10. Harshita Nanda

    Each day I read your blog and learn a little bit more about Tarot. Really enjoying the series!

    1. Thanks for reading,Harshita.

  11. How interesting! If knocking does the job, what is the benefit of the other cleansing methods?

    1. Knocking is a quick fix:) Detailed methods are the Spa Treatments for the Cards:)

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