How To Use Oracle Cards

best psychic in san franciscoOracle cards are a great way to communicate with your Guides. The type of cards you use are up to you. Find a deck that resonates with you, with pictures and images that look good to you and feel right in your hands. The themes are as varied as are interests: angel, shaman, animal, druid, celtic and wiccan, just to name a few. Play with them, get comfortable with them and use these steps to begin to use them for yourself daily.

Oracle cards are new age developments of ancient methods of divination. They are different in one very particular way from other divination tools: they focus primarily on the positive and inspirational options that are open but not visible to the eye. Oracle decks are almost like alarms: they awaken the mind to the many positive aspects of life and teach them how to move ahead with positivity and clarity of vision.

There are many ways in which the Oracle cards may be used. They can pertain to an individual or a couple. It all depends on who is drawing the cards and how they are spread the cards for the reason of interpretation. These cards can provide answers to most all questions and they can relate to all aspects of life: relationships, work place, journeys, explore matters regarding friends, relatives, children, parents, business colleagues, and, the love of your life. There are different ways in which the cards are drawn. Some people choose the 3 card draw method because they feel that it gives them an insight into the past, present and future of their lives. Others draw many more cards, 10 or 12, and this is dependent upon the number of cards in the deck itself. A full oracle deck is made up of at least 64 cards and each of the cards is usually inspirational.

The most popular oracle card spread these days is the 3 card draw. Each of the cards drawn can be referred to the manual that accompanies the deck and the interpretation done accordingly. The cards are analyzed on the basis of whether they are love oracles, work oracles or life purpose oracles to name a few. Sometimes drawing just one card could provide an answer to the question that the person drawing the card has. These cards are possibly the most subjective amongst divination tools and are also the most inspiring. The fact that the positive outlook is the primary focus of the cards makes them different from the tarot or other cards.

Here’s how to use your deck:

1. Clear Your Physical and Mental Space with an Opening Ritual.

Communicating with your Guides is a special time for you to pay attention to your needs. Put out the “Do Not Disturb” sign and turn off the phones and television. Eliminate all the noise that swirls around you throughout your day and create a peaceful sanctuary in which the world’s distractions cannot intrude.

All rituals are just a habitual set of actions that help you focus your mind on what you’re doing. The more your opening rituals increase your concentration, the more you’ll increase the clarity of what you receive. The ritual you choose needn’t be elaborate. The right ritual for you is the one that you enjoy, the one that centers your mind upon your Intent and leaves you feeling calm and at peace, free of distractions that could hijack the message you’re about to get.

This ritual can be as simple as the spreading of a special cloth upon the table you’ll use to spread the cards, the lighting of a candle, or the placement of a flower, stone or amulet will work. Some people like to place an image of an Angel, the Cosmos, a Goddess, Jesus, saint or sage upon the table.  Others like to clear the air with essential oils or incense. Still others say a prayer or chant a mantra. Do whatever you feel drawn to do, whatever brings peace to your mind and a soft smile to your face.

2. Get Clear on the Real Question.

Use a journal to write down exactly what it is that you really want to know. In forming your question, try to avoid asking Yes-No questions, as they leave your Guides little room to open your mind to new ideas. Instead, ask to be shown the likely results of a particular action, or the understanding needed to deal with a situation effectively. Ask to be shown someone’s true character or real intent. You can also ask where your true joy lies or what is blocking it. Especially ask to be reminded of your soul’s reason for coming to this life, because your Guides are at your side to help you have the experiences you came to this life to have. Understand that virtually every answer they give you will be pointing you to that regardless of what you ask.

3. Call your Guides to your side.

It’s a simple step, but so often overlooked: call your Guides to your side and ask that they and only they, answer your questions through the cards.

4. Get the Message.

Be open to what you receive and trust that your Guides know what you really need. Understand, too, that no message is truly received until you Act on it. The Action required may be internal rather than an overt change in your outer world; a shift within yourself, a change in attitude, perception or expectation. Whatever it is, you won’t truly get the message until you use the understanding you’ve been given to take action that will make your life even better.

5. Give Thanks, and Find Peace in the Love Your Guides Have For You.

Regardless of the challenges you face or whatever drama is playing out on the stage of your life, you can always be glad that your Guides are at your side to help you through it. Even if things get rough, you can always escape for a few moments into the peace of their love for you. Call to them to comfort you. Call to them to advise you and give you the answers you need.

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