Oracle Playing Cards
How to use this Oracle Playing Card Deck
Selecting a Card
1) Hold the cards and set the intention. In other words, ask for the most appropriate card and message be revealed – for you or the person for whom you are pulling the card.
Keep the questions relatively open, and avoid Yes/No questions.
Focus on seeking what is for your highest good in the present moment or near future, not fortune-telling, or absolutes about what will happen.
Examples of what you may wish to ask about:
• An approach or a way forward regarding a current situation, relationship, decision, or area of your life.
• Which area of my life needs some attention right now?
• A helpful message about a relationship with someone.
• What is important for me be mindful of when making the decision about [X]?
Create your own – the options are limitless!
2) Shuffle the deck, or fan out the cards. Do this with the cards face-down so that you cannot see what is on each card.
3) Select a card. If you feel called to choose more than one – go for it! A card (or a few) may jump out while shuffling – which usually means they are meant to be chosen. There is no wrong way to choose a card. Go with what feels right, choose what card you are drawn to.
4) Turn the card over. One or several words are on each card, in addition to the suit and number or face (e.g. Jack, Queen, etc).
5) To find meaning in the card, here are two options :
a) Scroll up to the Oracle Playing Card Messages section and find your card and read its accompanying longer message.
b) Use your intuition to find the meaning of the card without referring to the Oracle Playing Card Messages on this webpage.
Notice the word(s) colours, numbers, and images on the card.
Ask yourself: what does this card relate to for you?
• Consider what comes into your awareness as soon as you see the card, before you begin judging or analyzing what comes up.
• The number or face-card (Jack, Queen, King), the suit, its colour – might there be meaning in any of these? You may consult a reference on numerology (finding meaning in numbers) as this may hold relevant information for you.
• Don’t struggle or force it. You don’t need to search for a complex, detailed message, it is usually very simple.
• The words on the card may be all that is relevant for you today; or, simply go back to option (a) and scroll up to find the card that matches the suit for the message listed there.
Pulling Cards in a Spread, and for a Group
A multi-card spread
Set the intention for the cards – that is, define what each card will represent.
Example – three cards in a row:
1st card – at left. Set the intention for this card to relate to an aspect of the situation you may not be aware of;
2nd card- in the centre. Set the intention that this card show something to be careful of, relating to the situation;
3rd card – at right. Ask that this card represent how you may consider moving forward in the situation.
Shuffle the cards, and select three cards placing them, left to right. Read the messages related to the cards.
The options are endless for this – a row, a design. Experiment and have fun with it!
With a group of friends
Ask question, set the intention for the card being pulled.
Shuffle the cards.
Deal a card to each person, or fan them out and allow each person to choose which cards they like.
Each person can share the card they received, and read aloud the message from above (scroll up).
Most of all, remember there is not one right way to use these cards.
Allow yourself to be guided by your heart, do what feels right, and – enjoy!