How and Why I Use Oracle Cards

Are you new to oracle cards and are looking for ways to incorporate them into your practice? Maybe you're a more experienced practitioner who wants to jazz up their divining routine? Whether you're a divination newbie or a card slinging pro, I see oracle cards as an inspirational message. They can add love, zest, or the final "a-ha!" to any reading. Here are some ways how and why I use oracle cards in my readings. 

 

  (A few oracle decks from my collection   )

(A few oracle decks from my collection )

 

A word of advice from Spirit

When you just need that one word of confirmation or reassurance, pull out your oracle deck! Sometimes, when I am struggling with something in my personal life or am looking for guidance on my spiritual journey, I will call in my spirit guides, grab an oracle deck, and ask them, "What is it that I need to know most right now?". Oracle cards are a great way to cut through the muck and mire your mind becomes when you're upset. They can help you to see more clearly and bring you back to the present moment when you've become blinded by emotion. 

 Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

 

To connect with Deity or Animal Spirits

 Deck: Animal Kin Oracle Cards by The Fifth Element Life (Sarah Wilder) 

Deck: Animal Kin Oracle Cards by The Fifth Element Life (Sarah Wilder) 

There is an abundance of decks out today with varying themes from fairies and crystals to food and astrology. Use a deck with a theme you are attracted to! This can help you to learn more about your interest as well as builds a deeper connection and bond to your cards. If using an oracle deck to connect with deity or animal spirits, take time to build a relationship with the god/goddess or animal you draw.  

 

In the same way I use tarot! 

Yup, you can use oracle cards in the same way you use tarot or any other type of psychic reading. Full spreads, meditations, manifesting, and all! I also use them in combination with tarot cards for a double layered reading. Can you say tasty?

 

As an affirmation to continue to work with after the reading is over.

There are some great affirmation decks out there that you can use to empower yourself or your client after the reading. These types of decks are great for motivation, empowerment, confidence, and self-care for you and your client alike. They can also provide great validation at the end of a reading for what you or your client may want to continue working on after the reading is over.  

 Deck: Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

Deck: Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark (Rockpool Publishing, 2017)

 

To clarify a tarot card

Sometimes when performing a Tarot Reading I can get stumped. Yes, even the pros have to take a step back and look at the situation from a different vantage point in the reading every now and again! Not all readings are cut and dry. Oracle cards are a great way to clarify when tarot is playing hard to get. They can get to the crux or overall energy very quickly when you feel at a loss or there are too many tricky court cards at play.  

 Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

Deck: Chakra Reading Cards (Rockpool Publishing, 2016)

 

A final word or way to tie it all together  

An oracle card is a fantastic tool to help sum up a reading. It is the conclusion. The period at the end of a sentence. Oracle cards can also help you to see cohesive themes in your readings that you might have otherwise missed. They are also a great confirmation to points you've previously iterated to your sitter or querent.   

 

Ready to grab a deck of your own and sling some cards?  

Here are my Top Oracle Decks for Beginners

Happy Shuffling!

xo Ariel