How to Consecrate the Tarot Cards

Tarot cards have been in existence since ancient time. These tools are very symbolic in the world of magic and are primarily used as an oracle. Before using your tarot, you are expected to consecrate and charge it with the power of moonlight. This should be done after you have cleansed it with the four elements. Your tarot cards should be imbued with your personal energy and a simple way to do that is to sleep with them under your pillow.

Rituals to Consecrate Your Tarot Cards

We have already bought our deck of Tarot cards. Now we must get the necessary elements:

  • a little salt,
  • a stick of incense,
  • a little water and
  • one violet or white candle.

All these are for the energetic cleansing of the cards, by means of the 4 elements: fire (a candle), air (the smoke of a stick or cone of incense), earth (consecrated salt) and water (consecrated).


Take the mallet (without the cover) and pass it through the flame of the candle and say:

“I cleanse you in the name of the God and the Goddess with the Fire and I eliminate from you all dirt and negativity that you may have, that’s why you’re clean, so be it. “

Repeat with each element. While doing this, you must visualize all the negative energy leaving the cards. Once you have freed the negative energies, you can move on to the next step, which is ritual consecration.

To do this,  place the tarot cards on the pentacle, and while touching it with your skillful hand (usually the right hand if you are right-handed), say:

“I consecrate my Tarot Deck,

to be cleansed and purified,

so that it may help me to unveil the mysteries of the past, present and future,

in the name of the Mother Goddess and the Father God

you are consecrated. “

Another formula that you can use is:

“I consecrate you,

Tarot Deck of (your name) with the powers of Air, Earth, Water, Fire and Spirit.

You will be used only for the good according to my will.

You will serve me to unveil the mysteries of the past, present and future, according to the law of the Gods. 

You will serve me well in the World, between Worlds and in all the Worlds.”

After this, load the card rubbing it in a single direction and visualizing how it acquires our energy.

In the end, raise the deck with both hands to the sky, saying:

I charge you for the Ancient Gods: for the Goddess and the God

for the virtues of the Sun, Moon and Stars,

for the powers of Air, Fire, Water and Earth,

that you do good and do not harm anyone.

Ancient Gods, load these cards with your powers.

The ritual is finished, now you must keep your tarot either in a colored cloth or in a wooden box.

Other Suggestions for Tarot Cards Cleansing


Use your finger to draw a circle in a clockwise direction around it, sprinkle a little salt and water inside the circle, and say: Banish any evil energy or spirit.”

2) Purification:

While using fresh and blessed water, spray a little in your tarot bag. Say “I purify this bag that will contain this valuable tarot so that all past influences are removed from it”.

3) Consecration:

While holding the bag, visualize it strongly as a charged object radiating positive influences. Then say: “Now I consecrate this bag for the sole purpose of protecting my sacred cards so that I can use them for positive purposes.”

4) Invocation:

Make a statement to a Higher Force to bless the consecrated element, for example, “May the Powers of Light radiate in and out and bless this valuable tool with the power of Truth.”

5) Banish:

You have to splash water and salt again inside your circle for the last time, saying  “I banish all residual forces from this workspace”, and draw your circle in the anti-clockwise direction, saying ” I close this place of work.

This ritual is simple and can be used to consecrate any magic tool, clothing or jewelry, or even the altar itself. Once you have consecrated your object, you can invoke a specific deity to guide you whenever you are using your tarot.

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