What I find interesting is that I am usually asked the same question each time I post pictures and readings from each new deck:
What is your ritual for working with a new deck?
I think most folks develop their own ritual, and I’m happy to share mine. For me, it’s all about connecting with the wisdom — and personality — of each deck, with its individual magick. And I do change it up from time-to-time, depending on the deck itself, letting my intuition guide me.
I normally start with a quick smudge over the cards. I light a candle and maybe some loose incense, then sit with the new oracle or tarot deck and tune into it, taking some time with each and every card (yes! every card!), getting to know them, cherishing them, creating relationship with them, and feeling their vibration and wisdom.
I ask the deck (or even individual cards) several questions, holding the full deck (or the card) to my heart chakra, such as:
🔮 How best can we work together?
🔮 What is your medicine? Your magick?
🔮 In which area of life do you enjoy advising me?
🔮 How do you like to be cared for?
And be sure to listen…. One deck said it would like to be wrapped in a purple cloth!!
How do you connect with your cards?
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