Benebell Wen

Connecting with your Cards

Hey Everyone!!

Today, I am going to talk about connecting with your cards. How can we do that? Is there some secret form or spread to help? Maybe, but I don't know it.

Connecting with your cards is a very personal thing, I am going to share some of the ways that have connected with my cards, and some of the ways that I am trying to connect with cards at the present moment.

  • Keeping the deck on my altar is one very easy way to connect with a deck. I just walk by and shuffle and draw a card. I read the guidebook portion for that card, and leave it there all day. This helps me to be able to look at it and draw from it what I need.
  • Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle, then just to be safe, shuffle again. It is a great way to mingle our energy with the decks energy. If you have a desk, put your cards there while you are working and shuffle them in your downtime. **I would only do this at home. You can carry your deck to work, but other people might not understand and you wouldn't want your deck to be around negative energy.
  • Speaking of negative energy, Cleansing and Clearing your deck is of the utmost importance. I usually do it once I open a new deck, but I do it periodically for my others as well. There are several ways to do this such as smudging, placing a crystal on the deck, holding the deck and imagining white light going through it, and any other way that you feel comfortable with. It's all about your relationship with the deck. 
  • Sleeping with your deck under your pillow. This really got people talking when I posted about it on my Facebook page and to a Tarot Group on Facebook. Why on earth would you sleep with 78 cards under your head? Here's why. I feel, and I have read this as well, that when you sleep with a deck, either under your head or on your nightstand, you form a connection with it as you sleep. Sometimes we need our subconscious to open up a bit if we are having a hard time with a deck. Benebell Wen, author of 'Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth' used this method for the Robin Wood Tarot, I believe. I have heard of this from many other authors as well. However, don't be surprised if you have crazy dreams!

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Angel Blessings to each and every one of you!!