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Can your tarot cards get tired?

Last Updated: July 27, 2022

Can your tarot cards get tired? Well, they can, but not physically of course. What I mean is, can you overuse your tarot cards to the point where they become ineffective?

Some people believe that the answer is yes – that over time, the energy of the cards can be depleted. If this is the case, then it’s important to give your tarot deck some time to rest and recharge after a few readings.

How do you know when it’s time to give your cards a break?

Well, if you start to feel like your readings are no longer giving you the insights you need, or if the cards seem to be giving you contradictory messages, it might be time to take a step back. Also, if you find yourself feeling drained after readings, that’s another sign that your cards are also probably drained too.

Some signs that are your cards are tired could be:

  • They give you the same answer over and over.
  • The message they give you no longer makes sense.
  • You feel that your connection with them is slightly off.
  • The energy you feel during the reading just seems low.

If you experience any of these signs, it might be time to give your tarot cards a break. I usually give them a cleanse and then leave my tarot deck on the window sill to soak up the moon’s energy. Other options include crystals, salt, and smoke. This usually gives my cards enough of a recharge to carry on working with me harmoniously. It’s important to remember that you are your tarot cards are a spiritual team and that you should “take care” of one another.

In conclusion, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your tarot cards are getting tired so you can give them the break they need. Take care of your tarot deck and they’ll take care of you!


I have been reading Tarot for more than 15 years. I have always enjoyed using my intuition to provide clarity and insights to others. Tarot is one of my favorite forms of divination, and I love sharing that passion with like-minded folks.

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