It’s Magic Manifesting Monday, which means it’s time for your weekly dose of magic and witchery! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about one of the most popular forms of Divination: tarot and oracle cards.
Now, you’ll find all sorts of reasonings as to the how tarot and oracle cards work. My personal belief is that the cards are guided by our Higher Selves or by whatever Big Energy is watching out for us. I think that our Spirits are very wise and know things that we don’t normally have access to. It’s all a matter of being still and asking that part of us for guidance.
I am by no means an “expert”, but I do feel a kinship with my cards. I feel different energies from them and have always found my readings to be honest and affirming. Sometimes I dislike what they say, but it’s similar to asking a friend for advice, sometimes you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.
I had a practice at the beginning of the year of doing a reading at the beginning of every week and then documenting what cards turned up.
I was going through a really tough time in my life then and I was having a lot of problems with my best friend at the time. She and I had pretty much ended our friendship and I remember getting either the Three of Swords or the Nine of Swords in almost every reading. These cards represent heartbreak and depression, which was exactly what I was going through.
Not only do the cards affirm what we already know, but they act as a guide when we are facing difficult situations, they can unearth issues that we have buried and not dealt with, and most importantly they facilitate the belief in your intuition.
You are powerful, you are wise, you are magical.
If you are just starting out in learning about tarot cards I recommend getting acquainted with Oracle Cards first. Oracle cards are an easier version of the tarot, each card has a clear message for you. I usually pull one card when I need quick and easy advice without having to look for a deeper meaning.
You don’t have to do fancy spreads. You can look at the meanings of the cards or you can use your intuition by looking at the images of the cards and assessing what you “feel”. There’s really no wrong way to use your cards.
My favorite Tarot Decks:
Everyday Witch Tarot
Tarot of the Hidden Realms
My favorite Oracle Decks:
Brian Froud’s (of Labyrinth and Dark Crystal fame) The Faeries’ Oracle
Oracle of the Mermaids
What’re your favorite oracle tarot card decks?
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my favourite deck for years was the Osho Zen Tarot – i loved the contemplations that came with each card inspiring me to look beyond my perceived view of reality, as well as owning the 'light within'
This deck has been an inspiration behind producing my own decks centred around contemplation and deepening into the authentic Self through the 'awakening journey' – they are contemplation cards, rather than oracle cards (if i knew how to do it i'd include a link!!!)
thanks for sharing your favourites, Dominee, as well as your journey :)
great blog, and i love your site
love barbara xxx
Hello, beloved Dominee!
I love the Goddess Guidance deck! That deck and I have a close relationship… :)
Your blog is fantastic! I'll make a big mug of chai and enjoy some time in here. Weehááá!
Love love love!
Hey Dominee ~ My divining adventure began with a set I bought at Barnes & Noble called the Crystal Oracle. It uses 5 different crystals and you drop them on a cloth with lines representing different areas of life. It's been a moving experience each time I have used it. Next I bought Magical Messages from the Fairies Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue and I love them. They are so pretty and the messages are easy. I also have a Goddess Tarot set of cards that were given to me by a mystic/counselor and she told me that I need to learn Tarot as part of my journey to becoming a priestess. I still need to learn how to read Tarot, and I agree with you that the oracle cards seem easier to learn and get familiar with.