Sunday, September 26, 2021

Can I do a Tarot reading without using a candle?

I’ve only heard of readings where they use a candle. I don’t want to use one, so I was hoping there was some sort of alternative.


  1. Candles are not a prerequisite to reading the tarot. Neither is a special cloth, or any other mumbo jumbo.
    The most important part is being in the right frame of mind. If you feel it helps to set the mood by lighting a candle or cleansing the area with incense, then by all means perform whatever ritual helps calm you (in preparation for the reading). But don’t feel obliged to perform some Hollywood extravaganza. It’s the intention in your heart and soul that matters – not the props that you use.
    A reader friend of mine leaves a piece of amethyst laying on the cards when she’s doing a reading. I always smudge the area with incense. Both of us recite our own “prayer”. Neither of us lights a candle. We each “prepare the area” differently. So do what feels right for you.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever used a candle for a reading. …or, at least not since coming to college (no candles allowed). They’re not necessary at all.

  3. I’ve been reading the Tarot cards for over ten years, and I think that only on a few occasions have I ever used a candle! So, it is absolutely possible to do a Tarot card reading without a candle 🙂

  4. The big secret for tarot readings is in fact a very simple one. Just use whatever is comfortable for you. Create the environment you like and voila..the connection is there;)


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