Sunday, 13 November 2011
All About Oracle Cards
Oracle cards are a wonderful divination system. They have a long history and a rich history but it is important to note they are not like Tarot cards. They are not divided into suits, usually don’t have any astrological or elemental associations and are often a picture with a one word association or phrase to be used as the interpretive starting point. Oracles are definitely more intuitive based than Tarot as you don’t have a reference point such as Pentacles to give you an idea that the answer is connected to earth or prosperity.
Like Tarot decks, there are a multitude of styles and artwork when it comes to Oracle decks. Oracle decks are usually themed (witches, faeries, mermaids etc) so it can be great fun finding a deck that relates to your particular interest. I love Oracle cards, I find them easy to read with and surprisingly accurate! My favourite deck to work with is the Oracle of Shadows and Light by Jasmine Beckett Griffith and Lucy Cavendish, I've found I am quite accurate with this deck. I also have the Druid Plant Oracle by Phillip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm and Will Worthington and the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Collette Baron Reid.