My first experience with Oracle Cards was almost a decade ago. A member of the meditation group I was hosting told me about a deck of Fairy Cards she had that she used to gain clarity about life situations. I was intrigued.
The next time the group met we snuck away to another room and she showed me how to do a 3-card spread with the cards. I was mesmerized by the beautiful pictures on the cards and the empowering and beautiful messages I received. Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards became the first card deck I owned.
Since that time, I have worked with dozens of card decks both personally and professionally. Each deck offers a bit of a different “flavour” and I love being able to select which deck to use based on the type of guidance I am looking for.
Working with oracle cards is a beautiful way to gain guidance from God and the Angelic Realms and to received detailed and accurate messages from Heaven that will help us live a more empowered and peaceful life.
According to Doreen Virtue, oracle cars are based on Pythagorean numerology, which teaches that numbers and images all vibrate in a very precise, mathematical manner. Working with oracle cards uses the infallible Law of Attraction, which will always draw the perfect cards in answer to the vibration of the question we are asking.
Oracle cards can be used to gain clarity about a situation, for guidance in choosing between multiple options, and to provide confidence and encouragement. There is no special training required for you to be able to use oracle cards for yourself and others (unless you want to become a professional card reader).
My favorite decks for beginners are Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Fairies Oracle and Archangel Oracle Cards. I also love Gabrielle Bernstein’s Miracles Now Deck for inspirational and healing daily messages and affirmations.
Cleansing and Preparing Your Deck
Because your cards are sensitive and can absorb energy, it is important that you cleanse and prepare your deck prior to using it the first time and on each subsequent reading.
- Hold your cards in your non-dominant hand and “knock” or tap your cards with your dominant hand to clear away any lingering energy. Hold the intention for any energy to be cleansed away to the light and allow only positive, loving Divine energy to enter them.
- Touch each card in the deck to infuse it with your energy.
- Fan the cards and hold them in front of your heart with the images facing you. Say a prayer to ask God, the angels, and any other loving beings with which you are aligned to allow you to receive only clear, accurate, loving and healing messages that will bring blessings to all. You can bless your cards with any other intentions that you have for them.
- You are now ready to work with your cards.
Asking a Question and Receiving Guidance
- Think of a question that you would like guidance with. This could be something simple as asking “What would you like me to know today,” or something like “what do I need to know about this new job I am applying for.”
- Center yourself and shuffle the cards as you focus on the question you are asking. It is always a good idea to call on Archangel Michael to act as an “energetic bouncer” and ensure that only pure, loving, and light-filled messages come through. You can also ask God and the angels to help you receive clear and accurate readings.
- When you feel that the cards are adequately shuffled, you can select your cards from the deck using your intuition, or fan the cards out on the floor or table in front of you and select your cards that way.
- If one or more cards seem to “jump” or fall out of the deck while you are shuffling, that card is part of your reading.
- Turn your cards over one at a time and read the corresponding entry in the guidebook for the meaning of your message.
The most accurate and reliable card readings involve more than just reading the explanations in the guidebook. As you shuffle and look at the cards, also pay attention to any thoughts, images, feelings, or impressions that you get, as these intuitive messages help provide you with additional insights. Over time, you may find that you don’t need to use the guidebook at all. The more you learn to use your intuition and connect with the messages you are receiving, the better you will be able to hear the Divine messages being sent to you.Shop for Oracle Card Decks Now
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