Before using my cards for a personal reading, I cleanse them by honoring the 7 elements within and without. I do this by chanting and meditating on each chakra and its corresponding element.
Earth-Root Chakra- I place a stone out to serve as a gesture of honoring Earth, my body, and the physical form of my cards. Here you see amethyst. I also take my rings off to be cleansed.
Water-Sacral Chakra-I place a seashell out. I honor how blessed I am to drink and bathe with clean water everyday. I take a moment to check in with my emotions, and gently allow them to float a way for the duration of the reading.
Fire-Solar Plexus- I place a candle out to honor fire and the sun. I take a moment to check in with the energy of the room and bow to the energy it takes to keep me moving through out the day.
Air-Heart Chakra- I place a feather out to symbolize air. I check in with my heart and take a nice deep breath in here. I give thanks for the capacity to love and for all of the supportive friends, family, and community around me.
Sound- Throat chakra- throughout the duration of the cleanse/meditation I play the harmonium and chant the seed sounds of each chakra, but during this portion I really allow myself to release my voice. I honor and give thanks for the ability to hear and to communicate.
Light- Third Eye- Quartz Crystal- I place a quartz crystal on top of my tarot deck and visualize light shining down through my crown and into my cards. By visualizing light penetrating my cards it acts as a powerful cleanse. I take this moment to check in with my intuition and to honor the moon.
Spirit- Crown chakra- at this point the chanting comes to a close, as the seed sound for the crown chakra is SILENCE. Then I burn palo santo. 🔥 the act of burning matter is a symbol of spirit rising up from body. I take the burning palo santo and draw an infinity symbol above my tarot deck three times. I sit in silent meditation, pray to my ancestors and guides, asking for their loving support and guidance.