Often, when people are looking for a good Tarot reading, they focus on the individual doing the reading for them and on the cards themselves. However, it is also very important for anyone who is getting a tarot reading to also focus on themselves and the state of their spirit.

Negative energy can cling to anyone’s spirit if it is allowed in and left unchecked. This negative energy can sometimes be hard to detect, but it can be transmitted to the cards and even affect your Tarot reading if not dealt with. So how can you identify negative energy and get rid of it for good?

Signs of Negative Energy in Your Spirit

If negative energy has already attached itself to your spirit, it may manifest itself in different ways. You may have racing thoughts, depression, anxiety, or nightmares. You may just have a general feeling of uneasiness—something that feels wrong but you just can’t quite put your finger on.

Often, negative energy can manifest more clearly in physical symptoms. People affected by negative energy often feel a tightness in their chest and a heaviness on their shoulders. You may have tension in your muscles. You may always feel tired, even after you’ve had proper rest.

How to Deal With Negative Energy

If you feel like negative energy has already attached itself to your being, you will need to take measures to cleanse your energy, especially if you plan to get a psychic reading of any kind. Any trusted psychic practitioner will have cleared themselves and the energy of the space for your reading, but you still need to ensure that your own energy is where it needs to be for the best possible experience.

Here are a few steps to take to address negative energy in your spirit:

1. Take a Sea Salt Bath

Sea salt is well-known for its ability to absorb negative energy. Draw a nice hot bath and add some high quality sea salt to the water. As you sit in the bath, close your eyes and visualize the negative energy detaching from your body, mind and soul and being absorbed by the water. When you drain the water, you will also be getting rid of that negative energy.

How to Deal with Negative Energy Before Tarot Reading2. Visualize light

Imagine a warm bright light around your body. This light can ward off negative energy and keep it from entering your body. Lower energies cannot attach to your spirit when you are surrounded by light. This technique is especially useful when you have to deal with people who give off negative energy.

3. Burn Incense

Burning incense in your home is one of the best ways to drive away negative energy and keep it from coming back. If your spirit is feeling heavy and fogged by negative energy, choose incense made with lavender, rosemary, sage, cinnamon, basil or peppermint. All of these herbs are protective and calming and will help cleanse and settle not only your spirit, but your entire living space.

4. Sweep your home

The act of sweeping has long been used to cleanse living spaces of negative energy and spirits. Even if your home is carpeted, get a broom made of natural materials like wood and straw, and lightly sweep over the floors in each of your rooms. Visualize the broom getting rid of the negative energy in your home as you do this. Open your doors and windows to let out the negative energy.

5. Try Smudging

Smudging has a long tradition of being used to protect homes and people against negative energy and harmful spirits. You will need to acquire smudge sticks for this method of getting rid of negative energy, but they are generally not too expensive. You will light a smudge stick and then use the smoke to cleanse your house and put a smoke barrier between your body and any negative energy around you.

When you are smudging, you will want to pay close attention to the areas of your body where your negative energy is manifesting. For example, if your chest has been tight and heavy, you will want to move the smudge stick in circles through the air around your chest. You can also chant or sing blessings or prayers while smudging to make it more effective.

6. Clear the Clutter

If you have any items that bring up negative feelings for you, get rid of them, and get that energy out of your home. For example, if you associate a certain clothing item with a traumatic experience, throw it away. It is also a great idea to clear your home of clutter, as a cluttered living space can lead to a cluttered mind. A cluttered mind and spirit are easy prey for negative energies, so keep your space and your mind clear and sharp.

Keeping negative energy out of your life, body and spirit should be something you routinely do. This is especially true if you are about to get a tarot card reading. While any divination tool can be an immensely useful, their energy can be affected by any low or negative energy, so it is important to make sure you have dealt with negative energies in your mind, body, spirit and home before getting your tarot reading.

Check out this meditation by Doreen Virtue on Healing from Negative Energies.

Please feel free to share your ideas for how you get rid of lower/negative energies in the comments below.

Have an awesome day!

~ Your Tarot Friend