How to Shuffle Tarot Cards: A Complete Guide

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One might think that shuffling Tarot cards has little importance compared to interpreting Tarot cards but, in fact, shuffling is an extremely important, and often overlooked, part of the Tarot ritual. This is my complete guide on how to shuffle Tarot Cards. The Importance of shuffling Why is shuffling important? First off, the most important “function” of … Read more

Should You Cleanse Your Tarot Cards?

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Often you will see Tarot readers knocking on their Tarot cards. Or bathing them under the light of a full moon. Or letting some kind of herbal smoke pass over them. These are all techniques for “cleansing” your Tarot cards. But that begs the question: should you cleanse your Tarot cards? Is it even necessary? In this … Read more

Are Tarot Cards Supernatural?

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Are Tarot cards supernatural? This common question is surprisingly difficult to answer and takes us into some pretty deep philosophical territory. First, what does it mean for something to be “supernatural”? It’d be nice if we had a readily available definition of “supernatural” but defining it is pretty tough. We might start with the idea … Read more

Tarot vs Oracle Cards: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re new to Tarot (or cartomancy in general), a common question is: what’s the difference between Tarot vs oracle cards? If you’re completely new to all this, I can imagine where the confusion stems from. An “oracle” is someone who predicts the future, and Tarot cards are known for supposedly being able to predict … Read more

Why Do Tarot Cards Fly Out?

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Why do Tarot cards fly out as we’re shuffling? The simplest answer is that shuffling is an imperfect process and human hands are prone to clumsiness when doing something that requires eye-hand coordination. But the more important question is: what does it mean? These cards are often called “jump” cards or “jumpers” in the Tarot … Read more