Learn How to Shuffle Tarot Cards for the Most on-Point Reading–No Fancy Tricks or Magic Required.
W henever I move to my friend’s apartment for ros and a tarot-card reading (largely for ros, however as long as the deck is there…), I get embarrassed about not understanding how to shuffle tarot cards. See, in case you’re receiving your cards read by somebody, your literal only job would be to pick cards, and shuffle the deck, and maybe channel your energy toward the process. But if I try to shuffle the deck, I feel as though the cards are splaying around randomly and un-artfully and that I’m just doing it wrong. But do we shuffle our tarot decks, anyhow?
Well, beyond the fact that you simply don’t simply need to draw exactly the same cards over and over and above, shuffling the deck is really important on an energetic level, based on Alexis Alvarez, a instinctive energy worker and religious advisor.
"Shuffling serves a sort of meditative purpose in which we could ask for assistance, guidance and protection against our Divine Support System–our chosen belief system–through the card reading," Alvarez informs me. "We could also use this shuffle time to askout, out loud or within our thoughts, the particular question we’re trying to find information on. This helps us ground and centre our energy so we could be in the best state possible to connect with and retrieve the information we’re looking for. "
That way, when we draw a card, then it’ll provide us a very clear and accurate read of what may be to come. It’s really about injecting a sort of intuitive spirit in your deck by expecting the divine energy of having it to direct you. It’s why, at least in part, the hand that you use to shuffle your deck might issue when it comes to linking with that higher energy.
"Traditionally, card readers used their left hand to shuffle because the left side is connected with feminine, intuitive, and receptive energy. This enabled them to get accurate, accurate cosmic wisdom.
"Traditionally, card readers would use their left hand to restrain the shuffle and deal the cards because the left side of the body is connected with feminine, intuitive, and receptive energy," Alvarez says. "They agreed this enabled them to get true and accurate cosmic wisdom. Others think you need to shuffle and deal with your non-dominant hand. Most people are right-hand dominant, and so that still means using the left hand to shuffle. But if you’re left handed, then your right hand are your one. "
Maybe that partly explains why I, a right-handed person shuffling and drawing with my left hand, am all willy-nilly with all the cards. Or maybe I’m just really shaky as it pertains to being intuitive and trusting my own inner feelings. But if I’m putting my trademark nervous energy to the deck, what matters is that I attempt –and I definitely do. At least that energy will hold company in the cards because, as Alvarez states, "we use the shuffling process to ground, center, and connect with Source energy so we are able to trust the information and guidance we get during the reading. " Basically, be you when shuffling to find the most accurate and valuable tarot-card reading.
Let’s return to the way to shuffle tarot cards, which is really really simple:
Before we start, you could want to know there isn’t one singular method to properly shuffle the cards. "Whatever way you’re comfortable with is the very best way, Alvarez says. "There is no one ‘right’ way, in my view. " Still, there Are a Few Tips to keep in mind:
1. Open your tarot card deck, and cleansing it in case it’s new.
This generally entails tinkering with your deck while passing each card through the smoke of palo santo or sage. This practice helps for getting the more accurate readings, but if you’re just a tarot card tourist and choosing from somebody else’s deck, of course don’t worry about it.
2. Hold the cards and ruminate on a query you’d love guidance in answering.
This measure, in particular, explains the way you emphasise yourself to the deck to have the response you seek. Take a meditative moment to inquire the cards if right now is the correct moment to leave your job, if your most recent Bumble match is the only one, or whatever else that may be weighing on your mind.
3. Then focus on that query and shuffle the cards in whatever way you see fit.
Think about how tarot is all about instinct and really feeling what’s correct, because that’s the only rule to keep in mind for shuffling your cards: to take action in a way that feels right to you. That could include things like dividing the heap in 2 and turning them into one another, or you could divide the cards into small sections and heap them up on top of one another, or you could do exactly what I do and divide the cards in half and then forcefully shove the halves into another. It’s traders choice, baby! Just make sure they’re mixed.
4. Once shuffled, you’re all set to draw your cards.
I’m used to performing a three-card-method reading, which means you cut the deck into three piles. The first pile will be emblematic of your previous and what you’ve gone through, the next heap is emblematic of your current dilemma, and the third predictions what awaits you at the future and the way you’re assumed to approach it. But that’s just one tarot card reading method, and, as Alvarez says about shuffling, together with drawing too, there’s no right way.
By the way, this is the way to choose the ideal deck for you (Oracle cards, anyone?) And as soon as you’ve got a grip on it, the way to select a tarot card that most relates to you personally.