I will ask you to think about your question or situation while I shuffle. When the cards are shuffled I will ask you to cut the cards. Cut them intuitively, wherever the deck “feels” like it needs to be cut.
Generally I prefer that you do NOT tell me what your question is, at least until after I have finished my first reading of your cards. At that time I will answer any questions you might have. I feel I can give you a better reading that way. Also, if you choose to keep your question private, then I can allow the cards to answer you directly.