- Shuffle your deck in a way that you are comfortable with. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just focus on mixing them up, and putting your energy and/or the energy of your question into the deck.
- Once you feel that you have connected energetically with the cards while shuffling, set the deck down, (face down).
- Now, you are going to make three piles. Take the top 2/3rds of your deck off the top of your stack, then move it to the right, forming two stacks. Next, take the top half of the cards from the second stack that you made, and once again move this smaller stack of the cards to the right, forming a third stack.
- THEN, we are going to put the cards back into one pile. Take the deck the is the furthest to your left, and place it on top of the stack to it’s right (your center stack). Lastly, take that stack and place it on top of the last card stack to the right. Now, you should be left with one stack, once more. These are the cards you are going to begin flipping over, in order, revealing them one at a time, and placing them in order into your spread of choice. Example: If you are doing a one card pull, take the first card at the top of the stack (cards should be facing down) as the card for your single card reading. If you are using a multi-card layout, continue flipping your cards over (one at a time) to form the layouts (in the order that the card placed are numbered) to fill in your spread.
Important note~ You should be the only person who uses your deck for personal readings. This will allow your deck to attune to your energies and therefore it will produce more accurate readings. *This is the theory at least, and from my personal experience, it has been true. If you need to share you deck with another person, it is important to clear the energy from the deck before you use it and prior to someone else using it, so that the energies of the two people don’t mesh and overlap throughout the card reading. You can clear your deck with a strong intention, prayer, you can place your deck in a window sill with a cleansing crystal on top of it (like smoky quarts or selentite) for 10-15 minutes, you can pass burning sage or an incense stick over your deck, you can use a sound instruments to clear it with sound vibrations, or you can use a different type of clearing method of your choice. 🙂 Wishing you very happy readings with crystal clear vibes!