A little Tarot tip I learned from a witch today

Today, I was shopping in a metaphysical store and while one of the workers was measuring out some herbs from me, I told her that I had a new Tarot deck and that I was new to Tarot but I didn’t feel like I was “clicking” with the experience. You know like those rare instances when you meet someone, and you just can’t seem to find common ground and it’s a littel frustrating? It kind of felt like that. She suggested introducing myself to my deck, literally! And keeping it with me during spells or putting it under my pillow while I sleep. I guessed, kind of imbuing it with energy? She said that was right. So…will give it a shot! Passing on in case this tip helps anyone else.


I agree, both are great ideas, I have done that with my decks as well. I would also do an interview reading with the new deck, I found a few on Pinterest, that’s how I learned one deck was going to be blunt and to the point and another was a little more whimsical. Good luck with yours. Blessed be.


Yes, I think the interview spread is part of the same concept of introducing yourself and allowing the deck to do the same back.

I don’t have many different decks but I feel you could also look at each card and spend some time on the details, journaling, drawing them, or just playing with them spontaneously.

The Little Red Tarot website has a spread for that: Tarot Deck Interview Spread

These are the questions it includes:

  1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
  2. What are your strengths as a deck?
  3. What are your limits as a deck?
  4. What are you here to teach me?
  5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
  6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?

Those are great tips, @mary25- thanks for sharing! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: In addition to sleeping with the deck under your pillow and keeping it close, I also recommend spending time shuffling the deck. You can talk to it, or meditate on the card meanings- these are all wonderful ways of building up a bond with your cards :flower_playing_cards:

Enjoy your new deck, Mary! I hope you are able to connect with it more :blush::sparkles:


Hey Mary
I’m Garnet, from Mid Florida, gulf coast here… Originally from deep country, western N.Y.
I had a Dragon Tarot deck once, and I swear it gave me the most obscure answers. Nothing to do with the subject. I tried over and over, cleansing, blessing etc. Finally gave it to my niece who had great success with it. (I secretly called it a the little snotty tarot deck after that!"
After that I pulled out my best and favorite cards: Nefertiti deck and she told my brother about an opportunity for a new business venture. He and his son still run a landscaping, snowplowing business, 22 years and counting! Only now it’s his son and his sons son running it. Sometimes it’s the deck and sometimes you. By the time I adopted the deck out, it knew I didn’t like it and it didn’t like me.


Thank you…I’ll be saving this :grin:


So, I cleansed my deck and decided to start over because the answers weren’t resonating…
I had to show you this!!! This is from the post with the spread you shared…

For number:

  1. keeping secrets
  2. scattered energy/frustration…I mean look at the deck I have :laughing:
  3. hard work/ productivity
  4. control, willpower, success, action
  5. responsibility, hard work, achievement
  6. teamwork, collaboration, learning …:exploding_head:

What??? I’m totally mind blown!! :exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head:



I’ll keep that information in mind @Garnet , once I’m finally out of the broom closet and can find a deck for myself, if not I’ll attempt Palmistry (certain Babaylans students and elders also specialized in that area). Thank you for the information,

Blessed Be,


Jeez they want you to be a saint?