Skip to content

Can I just throw tarot cards away?

Yes, you can choose to dispose of your tarot cards if you no longer wish to use them or feel a connection to them. However, it’s important to consider some respectful and environmentally conscious options for discarding them:

1. Donate or gift them: If your tarot cards are still in good condition, you may consider donating them to someone who may benefit from using them or gifting them to a friend who has an interest in tarot.

2. Recycle or repurpose: If the cards are made of paper or cardboard, you can recycle them through your local recycling program. Alternatively, you may find creative ways to repurpose them, such as using the imagery for art projects or crafts.

3. Ritual disposal: Some people choose to perform a ritualistic disposal of their tarot cards to honor their connection with the deck. This can involve methods such as burying the cards in the ground, burning them in a safe and controlled manner, or returning them to nature in a respectful way. Make sure to research and follow appropriate guidelines for the specific method you choose.

Regardless of the method you choose, it’s important to approach the process with respect and gratitude for the role the tarot cards have played in your life.