Tarot Accessories to Enhance Your Reading Experience
Last Updated: March 31, 2022
Tarot readings can be a wonderfully enriching experience, but they can also be even more enjoyable with the right accessories. In this article, we will explore some of the best tarot accessories to enhance your readings. From beautiful tarot decks to helpful tools like tarot pouches and reading cloths, we have got you covered! These items make fantastic gifts for any tarot lover in your life, so be sure to check them out. If you’re looking for decks, check out my list of recommended tarot decks, in which I explain in more detail why I love them.
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A tarot pouch keeps your deck safe from light or damp, as well as it can be ceremonial. Sometimes decks come in a “tuck box” which itself isn’t quite sturdy, so a tarot pouch supports its longevity. They can come in any design, so it’s a way to personalize your approach to readings and make them more connected with you. In my tarot pouches filled with decks, I also include a selenite crystal or a black tourmaline tumble for protection of the deck’s energy.
Tarot Card Holder
A tarot cardholder can be beneficial when you are pulling a card a day and need a reminder of the card you see. It also can keep your cards in good condition while you’re reading them, preventing oil or dirt from your hands from damaging the art on the cards. There are a variety of different holders, and if you have a specific way that you like to read, there is likely a holder to fit your needs!
A solid wood, tin or even stone box to keep your cards in can be useful to protect the deck from the elements as well as if enchanted with the intention to charge – it can do so. With it being in a solid place regularly, you will never misplace your deck. I have a few different tarot boxes, and I like to use the wooden one to store my tarot decks that don’t come with tuck boxes.
If you are wanting to get serious about your tarot practice, a Book of Shadows style Tarot Journal is a great way to document everything from your readings, thoughts on cards and symbolism, spells and sabbats. By journalling the readings you do for yourself daily, you build a deeper connection with your deck and your tarot knowledge.
Candles for Tarot
Setting the atmosphere for a reading with a tarot specific candle or a divination intention candle can offer an extra layer of magick. There are an amazing amount of small witch businesses that offer intention candles for any purpose, including intuition and spiritual connection, and the candlelight itself offers a soothing ambience for readings.
Incense for Tarot
The scent of the incense is also another way to set a specific mood or tone for your tarot reading and can be used to help open up your intuition. Different scents have different effects, so it’s important to find the ones that work best for you. Jasmine and clove have been my own personal go-to, in stick form, cone form, and loose incense varieties. When working with smoke, ensure it’s in a well-ventilated area and when working with certain herbs, please ensure you respect medical advice.
Tea for Tarot Readings & Witchy Crockery
Drinking a special witches brew from a witchy cup is an extra-sensory pleasure I love to add to my own readings. I regularly write potions and elixirs for my own clients to try when I read for them so that we are both enjoying the same concoction at the same time. Tea has many calming properties, which can then open you up to more suggestions from the cards and make the reading a more seamless experience. There are a plethora of different teas to choose from, so find the ones that resonate with you and your readings.
Tarot Inspired Pins
A great way to show your love for tarot, and also to spread the magick of how amazing tarot readings are, is by wearing pins that are inspired by tarot. From simple designs with a single card or phrase on them to more complex designs with all 78 cards represented, these pins can be a conversation starter and help to spread the magick. This is more for aesthetic purposes than for actual reading, but by wearing your love for your cards you may attract more like-minded folks to discuss the cards with you, develop different perspectives through conversation, and feel more confident in dishing out the harder to swallow advice.
Crystals for Tarot
The main crystal uses for tarot include cleansing, charging, and protection. You can specifically pick crystals for their magickal correspondences, or you can pick them because of their size/shape/intuitive pull (see my “Lithomancy” article on the website). Typically selenite/satin spar, obsidian, black tourmaline, and amethyst are the most common recommendations (and easily accessible) I see from my favorite sellers. I use labradorite for intuition, apatite for creative spins/modern takes of interpretation, carnelian for energy-boosting to me as a reader, and kunzite for loving kind messages for my clients.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through this list of what I view to be the best tarot accessories. I’m confident you’ll find the perfect item or items to enhance your reading experience!
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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