Now that you have a deck of Tarot cards, let us take a moment or two for a brief word about handling them. Remember that your Tarot deck is about energy, and more importantly, about positive energy. It should not be tossed about like a deck of regular playing cards, but should be treated with much more respect and care.
Many readers like to keep their cards not in the case they came in, but rather wrapped in a silk cloth or something similar. Thus wrapped, the cards and cloth can then be stored in either a nice velveteen bag or perhaps an ornate wooden box that is just the right size. You may have things like this around your house already. These may be gifts from family members, or family heirlooms, or if needed you can easily find such items at metaphysical stores or online shops. Storing your cards in this manner shows them respect, and goes a long way towards helping them hold on to any positive energy that you and your sitters put into them.
When you and you sitter are working with the cards, do not handle them like regular playing cards. This is why we use the term ‘mixing’ the cards, rather than ‘shuffling’ the cards. The cards should be gently mixed, not shuffled and cut as if we were preparing for a hand of poker. It is also traditional to lay a cloth upon the table and lay your card spread upon the cloth, rather than upon the bare table.
When you bring your cards out for your sitter, do so as if they are something special. When you are finished, put them away immediately so that they may rest.
Treat your cards with the care and respect they deserve and they will in turn serve you well and deliver positive energy for years to come. Have fun together!