There are various ways to shuffle a deck of Oracle, Tarot, Angel Cards, etc. Neither is better than the other. It's important to personalize how you interact with this divination to suit you and YOU only. There's no proper way to "always" shuffle for the foreseeable future because the way you shuffle will ebb and flow.
I often hear, “How many times should I shuffle” or “How long should I shuffle for?” The duration of the shuffle is up to you. It's not an exact science; it is intuitive. Sometimes I will ask the deck or my angels/guides how many times to shuffle. Let's say I hear, see or just know it's six. I'll then only shuffle six times. You can do this, too.
First, be clear on who you are asking by having a clear intention or even calling a presence by name, then state "How many times is best for me to shuffle right now in order to bring through the highest level of truth?" Give time for the answer to come and then follow through. Most often, I shuffle for as long as it feels right. Other times, I will hear "stop." Sometimes the cards fall out. A couple of decks come with instructions on how many times to shuffle before doing a spread.
Shuffle in a way that is natural for you. Below are 8 different ways to shuffle. Try them out. Use a combination of some or even all in one sitting. You get to decide!
A tarot reading, whether it's a self-reading or conducted by a professional psychic tarot reader, relies on an exchange of energy between the questioner, the reader, and the cards. The shuffling technique often reflects the energy present, while the act of shuffling magnifies it. Here's how Psychic Abbot describes the process when she reads. “When you connect with me for a tarot reading and give me your name, I am then able to channel YOUR energy into the deck and into everything I do with the cards during your reading. When I cut the deck, it is as if YOU are cutting the deck. Each card I pull is the card the Universe wants YOU to encounter at that moment. I am simply the conduit and guide for your personal journey with the tarot.”
Jae has always had an infinity for the Divine. She started studying to develop as a psychic medium at the age of 15. Over the last 20 years, she has dived heart first into healing herself and passing on what she's learned to others. Her teachers range from master mediums in Lilydale to self-taught lovers of the Tarot and dedicated energy healers with more than 100 years of experience between them. She is constantly learning. Forever a lover of life, Jae only shares wisdom in her articles from first-hand experiences and remains committed to supporting the spiritual community.