Question for Card Readers

When I get a reading, I’m usually asked to shuffle and cut the cards so my ‘energy infuses the cards’, helping the reader answer the question clearly.

I never questioned that, until now.  The readings I have been doing have all been email and I have never done a reading in person (yet). So I wonder…is that really necessary?  And what if the person has had a few or is on something undetectable, even meds?  Or is pregnant?  Isn’t that two energies you would be dealing with?  What if the person’s energies are so muddled that they barely know their own name?  Then what happens to the cards when any of the above shuffles them?

Doesn’t it make more sense for the reader to do the shuffling all the time, keep their energies in the cards so they get clear messages from their intuition and guides??

I wonder if that’s one of those things that are ‘canon’ when it comes to readings, like one I used to hear all the time at the shop I worked at, especially concerning one’s first deck, “No, I can’t buy my own!  Tarot decks must be given to you!”  Or that they must be wrapped in cloth, never left in the boxes.  Or put ‘to sleep’ with crystals.  Things like that.  Who came up with this stuff??

What are your thoughts, dear card readers out there?

©Pip Miller – June 2013