There are hundreds of different oracle card decks that are available to purchase – you can even make your own. They are a very common tool that are used within the spiritual and psychic world, but can you use them in everyday life?
What are oracle cards?
Oracle cards, also known as divination cards, usually come in decks of 44 which contain pictures, illustrations and meanings. They are used to relay a message to the recipient, which can be either yourself or another person that you are reading for. If you are a beginner, you can use the images and phrases and take their direct and literal meaning to answer any questions you may have about life and your future path.
However, once you get to know the cards, you will develop your skills in reading them, and may not even look at the message written in front of you. For example, when I am reading an oracle card, I feel the energy of it. I then look at the details within the image itself, without really looking at it as a whole. A tiny detail may stand out to me, which I can then interpret for myself or others.
Some people compare oracle cards to tarot cards but they are actually very different. Tarot cards have a fixed way to read them. For example, you have a certain amount of cards, in a certain order, and each card has a specific meaning. Oracle cards on the other hand, are a much more fluid system where you are encouraged to use your ‘third eye’.
How to incorporate oracle cards in your everyday life
There are many ways that you can incorporate the use of oracle cards into your everyday life. If you are a complete beginner, choosing the deck that stands out to you is really important. You need to be able to connect with their energy to be able to give yourself an accurate reading that you will always be able to relate to.
Whenever you are going to use oracle cards, it’s important to set your intention. If you are wanting an answer to a question, simply put that question into your mind. You then need to shuffle the cards to impress your energy onto the deck.
With your question in the forefront of your mind, choose a card that stands out to you (without looking at the front of the cards). The card that you have chosen should answer your question in some way, or give you some advice on how to overcome the situation. If you feel like you need to select more than one card, absolutely do this as there will be a reason for it. The best things you can ask your cards is to give you guidance on how to improve your life and become an overall better person.
My favourite oracle card deck
I have a few different decks of oracle cards, but my absolute favourite deck is the Diana Cooper Archangel Animal Oracle Cards. As an animal lover, I love the design of these cards and I feel a strong connection with them. They are my favourite tool for psychic readings as I get so much information from them.