What are Oracle Cards and how do you use them?

What are Oracle Cards?

Oracle Cards are a type of card deck (usually made up of around 40-60 cards per deck) that is designed to offer you beautiful imagery, uplifting messages and words of wisdom to help you throughout your day and throughout your journey of life! These cards are a lot like flash cards, in that they have clear text displayed for easy interpretation. Some decks include a companion book that offers additional insight into the possible messages that each card brings, which other decks are meant to be used without a guidebook and they encourage a more intuitive reading experience. If your deck does come with a guidebook included, you may choose to use this book, or you may choose to develop your own interpretations for the cards. There is no wrong here, just personal preference. 

Some decks include a companion book that offers additional insight into the possible messages that each card brings, which other decks are meant to be used without a guidebook and they encourage a more intuitive reading experience. If your deck does come with a guidebook included, you may choose to use this book, or you may choose to develop your own interpretations for the cards. There is no wrong here, just personal preference. 

I would recommend spending some time with your card deck and guidebook, in order to familiarize yourself with the author’s and illustrator’s visions, thought processes and inspiration for the deck, but if you choose to do so, also remain open to developing your own connection to the art on each card as well as the overall energy of the deck and each of its cards. This type of exploration takes time, and is part of the fun! The more you work to establish a relationship with your deck, the deeper you energetic connection to it will be, making it a very special and invaluable tool for your own emotional and spiritual wellness and self-care!

How do you use Oracle Cards?

Commonly, with this type of card deck, you simply shuffle the deck in a way that feels natural to you. Then, select a single card from the deck, and soak in its good vibe and message for the day, week, or specific question or situation that you may have had in mind while shuffling. 

These cards are a beautiful tool for both seeking energetic and spiritual guidance for a question (aka. divinity), or for general personal development, spiritual growth, or personal introspection. How you use your cards will depend on you, your personal development and/or your self-care goals, as well as your personal spiritual beliefs.

As you explore and use your oracle card deck, you will develop your own way of using them, and you will quickly learn what they represent to you and how they resonate with you, personally. Everyone’s experiences and belief systems having to do with topics of Personal Growth, Spirituality, and The Metaphysical are unique, so take what I share within these posts as a basic beginner outline to follow, until you find your own unique path!

In the next oracle card post, I will go over some fun deck themes, so you can find the perfect deck for you and your personal needs! As you continue on in life, you may find that you grow out of certain decks, and you will resonate more with additional themes. This is normal, and you will likely acquire your own deck collection, over time. There are also some more advanced card layouts that you can use, in addition to the single card pull, which I will also share in future lessons!

See you in the next post!