Get your day started with a dose of inspiration!
Short on time in the morning? Who isn’t these days? You may still enjoy starting your days with a dose of inspiration — which I recommend! — and Oracle cards might just be your ticket to starting your day off right.
What is an Oracle? Here are a couple of definitions:
- A priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.
- A response or message given by an oracle, typically one that is ambiguous or obscure.
Oracle cards typically have a short, inspiring message. Often there’s a guidebook associated with the cards where you can look up the meaning of the card. There is really no right nor wrong way to use oracle cards.
Suggestions for using Oracle cards
- You can pull one card, or several.
- You can choose a card randomly.
- You can pass your hand across the cards until you feel somehow called to pick out a card/s from the deck.
- You can pull several cards on the weekend to guide you through the upcoming week.
- You can hold the card to your third eye (the space between your eyebrows) without looking at it before you turn it over.
- You can pull a card before you practice Yoga to guide your practice.
- You can pull cards after meditation — with or without setting an intention or asking for help with a problem.
- You can look up the meaning of the cards you pulled in the guidebook, or just use your own intuition.
I’ve heard Oracle cards called spiritual consumerism, but if it speaks to you — why not? I have a couple of decks I use on and off.
The Yogic Path
Ask about Oracle cards and Yoga, and no doubt someone will suggest A Yoga Path (buy at my Amazon Affiliate link here), by Sahara Rose — with good reason! The cards are stunning and they’re on nice, heavy cardstock. The accompanying guidebook is very informative.
The Goddess Oracle Deck & Book Set
I don’t own this deck, but it was recommended by my teacher, whom I trust (buy at my Amazon Affiliate link here). There are so many Hindu Goddesses, and we can embody their many different characteristics.
Power Thought Cards
Power Thought Cards are simple affirmation cards from Louise Hay. The cards are laminated and good cardstock — I have had my deck for years. The illustrations are by Louise Hay, and they are lovely.
I bought these some time ago, before I took my Yoga Teacher Training. While they are not Oracle cards, in my opinion, affirmations and Yoga are meant to go together (buy at my Amazon Affiliate link here).
Yoga Wisdom Cards
I bought these cards by Swami Satchidananada during my Yoga Teacher Training. They are still sold on Amazon, they are much more expensive then when I bought them — I will be honest: I would not pay what they’re asking for them now.
The front of the cards have a lovely photo with a short quote from Swami Satchidananada. The back is a paragraph explaining the quote further. I pull one of these each morning for some short, inspirational reading. There are still just a few for sale at this link here — which is not an Affiliate link.
Have fun with it
I only have a few decks. Sometimes I use them, sometimes I don’t. This is definitely just the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to Oracle cards. This is a fun way to get in touch with your intuition — and maybe a little guidance, too.
Do you already use Oracle cards?
How do you use them?
What decks do you recommend?
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