Colene, a tarot reader I consulted recently knocked the card before started shuffling it. It got me intrigued by how people handle their tarot cards.
Do you shuffle and cut your card? I usually pick my card, hold it for a few second to connect with it (sometimes even talk to it) before shuffling.
I don’t cut, I don’t knock (but I liked the idea so I might adapt it) and I pick the card from the top part of the pile. Not a random card from a casino like spread. An exception to this is if a single card jumps out from the pile or stands out in the pile. I take it as my card. But if more than a card jumps out, I usually put it back into the pile before reshuffling it.