How to Read Oracle Cards
Just like Tarot Cards, Oracle Cards are a set of Cards used primarily for divination or inspiration. Therefore, they are used to help facilitate insight or guidance to help you through particular circumstances in life. Many people refer to Oracle Cards generically as Angel Cards due to the positive, uplifting guidance they provide.
Read Oracle Cards in 7 easy steps!
If you don’t know how to read Oracle Cards, and you’ve been a little concerned that it might be difficult, then you can stop worrying because it can be very simple.
To perform an Oracle Card reading use any of the following steps
1. Clear your physical space.
Clear and create a space so you can comfortably read your Oracle Cards. Turn off any noisy appliances and your phones so that you are not disturbed. Make sure there are no distracting influences, and there is a space of tranquility around you. To learn how to read Oracle Cards just takes a little practice. It is helpful, therefore, if you can create the allocated space, time and privacy so as to allow your full focus and attention.
Clearing a space before using your Oracle Cards can also be part of an opening ritual. This is a habitual set of actions that help to focus your mind. An opening ritual can help increase your awareness, focus, and also the clarity of what you receive in the Card reading.
An opening ritual is a very personal thing and it’s important that it is something you enjoy. How to do an opening ritual may include spreading a special cloth upon the table where you will read the Oracle Cards. It could also be the placement of a flower, an amulet, a stone or even a framed picture of your chosen Deity, Saint or Angel. If you feel inclined you may choose to say a prayer or chant a mantra. You may light a candle or clear the air with incense or essential oils. You may even use a smudge stick to cleanse your room and around your body’s energetic field. Do whatever you feel drawn to do in order to help create a comfortable and peaceful surrounding for reading your Oracle Cards.
2. Clear your mind and mental space.
Clarity of mind helps greatly with reading your Oracle Cards. Once you have created a peaceful environment, relax into a comfortable position and focus on clearing your internal space. This may involve resting your awareness inward, and gently observing the breath, your physical sensations, or the thoughts in the mind.
As thoughts arise, instead of holding onto them, see them as passing clouds in the sky. Become the observer of the thoughts. If thoughts arise that you wish to give importance to, have a pen and paper handy so that you can write them down and refer to them again later. Alternatively, you can visualize placing these thoughts in a box for you to retrieve at another point in time. For a good Oracle Card reading you want to allow your mind to be spacious, open, curious, innocent and present.
3. Form a question to be answered by the Oracle Card reading.
This step is optional and sometimes you may simply want a general Card reading, however you can also formulate a clear question. After you have rested your attention inward and attuned to your subtler energies, it may become easier to know your question. A question may just appear in your mind, or you may have a current circumstance or situation that is already presenting a question for you.
Questions for your Oracle Cards may include; What are alternative approaches to a situation I am currently facing? What other factors might I not be noticing within a situation? What is a deeper understanding of a situation or person? What is it I have placed in the way, blocking my true joy, which I have not noticed? or what is my life purpose?
4. Align with your inner Guidance.
‘Tune in’ to your inner Guidance by resting your awareness inward. Allow yourself to rest in a space of silence. Give yourself permission to stop.
You may recognize your Guidance as Spirit Guides, Angels, your In-tuition, or a deeper sense of knowing. Through reading Oracle Cards, you come to know the messages you need to hear and receive.
5. Intuitively select the Oracle Cards.
Take the Oracle Cards, and as you shuffle them hold the question you wish to ask within your mind. You may also choose not to have a question, and simply do a ‘broad’ reading. Shuffle the Oracle Cards until you feel ready to stop.
Fan the Oracle deck out in one hand, or on the table, with the images facing away from you. Then choose the Card that ‘feels’ right. It is not possible to choose a ‘wrong’ Card, since the Law of Attraction is in action every time a Card is drawn. You may wish to then choose another 1 or 2 Cards from the shuffled deck for the Card reading.
6. Read the selected Oracle Cards.
Look at the first Oracle Card you’ve chosen. Notice with innocence what arises within you as you view the Oracle Card. How does it make you feel? Do I feel resistance? Be open to what comes with simple curiosity.
While viewing the Oracle Cards image, deeper insights can arise, revealing more clarity around the answer to your question. Remember, you are not trying to think up the answer. It is more like you are allowing a space for the answer, or knowing, to be revealed.
Oracle Cards often inspire changes within yourself, rather than prompting you to actively try and change things in the world. For example it may be necessary for you to find self-forgiveness in order to overcome a certain unfavorable situation.
If you find that the same Card keeps appearing, what it usually means is that the Law of Attraction is telling you to pay attention to the message and to follow the Guidance offered.
Oracle Card Sets usually include a Guidebook, if so, you may choose to refer to the Guidebook for the messages for each Oracle Card and how you can best interpret your Card reading.
When you feel a sense of calm and gratitude with a situation or person that seemed to be troubling you, it is a signal that resolution has occurred.
When should I read my Oracle Cards?
You can read Oracle Cards daily or at any time you feel prompted to seek additional guidance.
At times a Card reading can take hours and sometimes even days for the message to become completely clear. Allow yourself the time and space for introspection and contemplation as is necessary. Let the reading reveal itself in the time that it needs, and clarify the insights of the Card reading further.
Am I reading my Oracle Cards too often?
That depends on how often you’re reading your Oracle Cards.
Oracle Cards are tools that enable you to focus on inner guidance. They don’t really predict your future, as such, since you always have free will to make your own choices. Instead they offer insight into decisions and the bigger picture. Reading Oracle Cards helps you learn to operate from a ‘knowing’ sense. Following this knowing you will naturally feel inspired to do a Card reading when you know you do.
Little Wings Guidance Oracle Cards
Little Wings Oracle Cards have been illustrated, designed and written by Australian artist/author Sonja Kallio. They are an easy to use deck of Cards designed to suit a beginner as well as those experienced in using Oracle or Tarot Cards.
The purpose of Little Wings Guidance Oracle Cards is to remind you to play with bringing your awareness inward, to an inward experience of Love and eternal Wisdom.
The Guidebook has 52 messages, one for every Oracle Card. Each message offers a focus for you to receive and reflect upon, while the entire Oracle Set cultivates the remembering of a connection you have with your own inner Guidance.