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Storing Oracle Cards


Do you store each oracle deck differently, depending on it's topic?

For now I have my medicine cards wrapped in a bandanna. I like wrapping them, but don't feel like I have the right wrapping. Any suggestions?
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Since its nature-related, you might like to look for a piece of suede or leather to form a pouch. You could go all out and decorate it with things you find on a nature walk/trail. If you are not crafty with things like that, there are quite a number of ATers that make bags, etc.
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I can sew, but do not have a machine anymore. I'm living a very, very minimalist lifestyle right now, out of necessity.

chamois cloth might be nice, but I cannot hem it. I need something hemmed. I like the wrap rather than a bag. I'm also not sure if I want to be rustic. I live in the city and am fascinated with urban widlife and it's adaption. If I go too rustic or crafty I will feel like I'm playing with a toy.

There is something about the unwrapping and having a cloth to lay things on. I think what cards are stored in has a lot to say about how we feel about the cards. As soon as I discarded the cardboard box, I saw and felt differently about the cards. It was interesting to observe. My partner had an identical reaction to seeing my wrapped cards.

I wonder if there are any special knots with meaning to use to tie the scarf.

Maybe wrap in a crystal or something else.

I'm also just interested in what others do, even if the info is not applicable to me.
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I have my Medicine cards in the same turquoise blue velvet bag...... seems for me personally to go really nice together.. I do seem to tie in the colours of the cards with my bags, pouches or scarves........Works for me.....

meditate holding the cards and see what happens....

Take care

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On flea markets, I hunt out old leather cigarette pouches. The type with the flap for a lid and sometimes a strap to tuck it in. Not all types are nice enough, but occasionally I find the right one...

The format for a cigarette pouch is too small for a tarot deck, but is perfect for oracles. I have my Mystical Lenormand in one and also my Astrological Lenormand..

I also have an antique silver soap tin with hinged lid for when I need to travel with my Lenormand. perfect size and perfect protection!

I found a wonderfully battered old leather playing card case too at the weekend. It still had the cards in - old, nasty, dirty cards - so I bartered the price to buy it without the cards!! I thought it would hold an Oracle but was big enough for my pocket Crowley! Perfect!
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I like most of my decks to go in bags. I make my own (and sell them) but also trade and buy bags, and am lucky enough to have won one of tarot4fun's treasures, and been gifted a few from others, notably the incomparable Morticia Monroe . Each bag is chosen to complement the deck it holds, in either visual theme or colours or both.

I like to arrange them in a vague rainbow kind of order in my special Tarot bookshelf. I've attached a picture.

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Quote:
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I like to arrange them in a vague rainbow kind of order in my special Tarot bookshelf. I've attached a picture.
Nice!
I think I need to trade more bags with you eventually, so I can recognize more fabrics in future pictures of your tarot bookshelf.
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Unfortunately, the top shelf's a bit crowded and you can't see the lovely creative Lori Walls pouch you made for me. That really is a work of art in and of itself

\m/ Kat
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Kat that looks like my shelf, although I don't have that many! LOL I can't sew to save my life so I always order one from tarot sulis. she is so sweet cause I'm a pain, always special ordering lol. For my Housewives tarot she made me the perfect match, checkered exterior with a turquoise interior, perfect match! For me, bags are the best.
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I have about 4 bags all of which arent tarot bags. They are purses and chinese carry pouches. The rest are placed neatly in a draw in their original boxes.
The problem with keeping them in their original boxes is that the boxes can become scuffed easily from removing and re-inserting the cards.
I love keeping Oracles in puches but it can be too expensive to purchase bags for oracles.
I would ideally like to have bags which relate to or match the decks imagery.
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