Cleansing your tarot cards is an important practice as it keeps them clear and free from any negative energy you or others may have imbibed upon them. It is recommended that you cleanse your tarot deck on a monthly basis to ensure that it works optimally for readings. A few easy ways to cleanse your cards are to smudge them with incense or white sage, pass them through the smoke of a candle flame or incense, or dedicate them to your higher self and the angelic beings who protect you and your readings. Smudging is a popular option as it is believed to clear away negative energy, soothe chaos, and promote harmony. After cleansing your deck, it is important to ground and release any disrupted energy by grounding the cards in the earth or connecting them to the divine light before using.