I always recommend setting the stage before any reading in order to get the most out of it.
- Clear your space (using sound is a great way to do this)
- Ground (a quick meditation rooting yourself down into the earth)
- Call in your team of guides/angels/helpers, asking for the most helpful and constructive information to come forward
- and then hold the question in your mind as you shuffle
Oh and, have a plan on how to treat jumpers (those super active cards that pop out when you shuffle) before you start! Having a clear intention for them before you begin can help keep the reading clear.
Then journal, take notes on your reading and maybe even a photo to refer back to. At the end, close out your reading by thanking your helpers, and placing the cards back into their box for safe keeping.