Cleansing and charging tarot cards

I’m trying to get into everyday my tarot cards more but I don’t know how I should cleanse or charge them and in which order or how often


I only cleanse my cards when I first get them and then every couple of months depending on how often I use them. I don’t think I’ve ever charged my cards, though. I haven’t seen that as personally necessary.

Some people cleanse their cards daily. Others don’t cleanse at all. I think it’s up to you and how you feel about it.


I think it’s a good idea to cleanse cards when you first get them, and then a gentle cleansing as needed in the future. For example, if I’ve been more emotional than usual while reading, I might do a gentle smoke cleansing to kick off any leftover emotional energy I might have left behind. But if they’re working well I wouldn’t want to scrub them clean, if that makes sense.


This is how I feel, too. I hardly ever cleanse my decks. A good shuffle, a blow of some air over them, and then it’s good to go.

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