My Favorite Oracle Decks & How I Use Them: Bonus Added Pick a Card Reading

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Oracle decks can be a great addition to your morning routine, or even daily routine.  I usually pull cards in the morning to start the day, but I also sometimes pull cards at random times as well. 

Before starting with oracle decks I was using tarot cards and trying to learn them.  I’ve been messing with tarot for years on and off.  Let me just say that I am definitely no expert at reading tarot, far from it.  I am a complete novice.  But I still love pulling tarot cards.  You don’t have to be an expert to start using tarot cards.  There are websites and YouTube videos that can help you learn the meanings for free, but most importantly you need to follow your intuition.  The tarot deck that is recommended for beginners and the one I use often is the rider-waite tarot deck.  It is the most universally used deck.

Another tarot deck I thought was worth a mention is the Zombie Tarot.  This deck is awesome.  I don’t use it everyday, but I just felt drawn to it and I do love using it.







That said, it does take me a bit more time to read my cards when using tarot.  That’s when I discovered oracle decks.  Oracle decks are great for beginners and up.  I love them.  They are straight forward but there is also so much room for interpretation.  I have tried many oracle decks, but I’m going to share with you the oracle decks I find myself reaching for consistently.  

I draw all of my oracle and tarot cards the same way.  I pick whatever decks I am drawn to at the moment.  I like to start by using sage or palo santo to clear any old energy on the decks.  I usually will us palo santo. I do a short meditation before to clear my mind and feel connected.  I set my intention on what I want out of that reading whether it be specific or a general “what is it that I need to know right now?”.  Then I shuffle while concentrating on my question.  I wait and see what cards “jump”.  By jump I mean the cards that literally fly out of the deck.  Those are the cards that I read.  I don’t do specific spreads, that just doesn’t feel right to me.  It feels too structured.  I see what cards jump out and I intuitively put a message together and journal about it and see what comes out.  Reading your cards is a personal experience and you should do whatever feels right to you.

Below you can find my favorite oracle decks with photos of sample cards (these photos are not a reading, just random samples so you can see what the cards look like.)

Find your Happy by Shannon Kaiser

This deck is great.  It is described as “inspirational messages and motivations to live your highest potential”.  It includes 56 cards and each card has a different affirmation and the messages are really relatable.  I’ve been using this deck for awhile and it never disappoints.  It is a great deck for a daily pull.

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Doreen virtue decks are great, I have a few.  This one I tend to grab for frequently.  This deck is described as giving you 44 cards that give “a specific message about how you can improve your life, health, relationships, finances, career, and spiritual path”.  If you’re looking to learn more about goddesses this is a great deck.  The booklet that comes with it is also really great.

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Another Doreen Virtue deck that I love!  I have always been drawn to angels and this deck really seems to resonate with me.  It’s a 45 card deck that will “familiarize you with the 15 archangels, give you messages from them, help you invoke them, and answer some of your important life questions.”  The booklet that comes with this deck is also great.

Archangel Michael Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

I have always felt connected to Archangel Michael which is probably why I feel connected to this deck.  It is a 44 card deck that features different messages from Archangel Michael.  It’s not a deck I tend to use every day, but I do reach for it often.

Work your Light Oracle Cards by Rebecca Campbell

I love Rebecca Campbell and she did not disappoint with this deck.  Not only are these cards absolutely stunning, but the messages are amazing too.  I feel very connected to this deck.  It is a 44 card deck that “has been created to help you light up the world with your presence”.  There are 5 categories within the deck.  The confirmation cards give quick guidance.  The inquiry cards help you tune in to your soul.  The action cards guide you on what action to take next.  The activation cards invoke healing.  And lastly, the transmission cards help to connect you with supportive energies. Every time I pull from this deck the message resonates.  I highly recommend!

The Starseed Oracle by Rebecca Campbell

Another Rebecca Campbell deck I’m loving.  This is her newest deck and also mine.  Again, this deck is also visually stunning.  It is a 53 card deck that will “help you to unlock your soul gifts, connect with your cosmic origins, and remember who you truly are”.  Anyone who believes they are a starseed or wants to learn more about starseeds would love this deck!

Moonology Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland

Not only are these cards beautiful, but they have great messages.  I tend to use this deck during my new moon and full moon rituals and whenever I feel called to.  This is a 44 card deck that helps you to “tap into her ancient wisdom for healing, guidance and protection, and learn how to work with her magical energy during each lunation”.  This is also a great deck for anyone wanting to learn more about the moon phases and working with the moon.

I hope you all enjoy these decks as much as I do!  I’ve decided to add on a pick a card reading to this post.  This will be a general/timeless reading with the intention that whoever participates will get the message that they are supposed to at that moment.  If you stumbled upon this post and see this reading, someone is trying to tell you something!  I am going to use the decks I just mentioned.  There will be 4 piles to choose from.  Please take a minute to meditate on which pile you are drawn to.  Use your intuition.  Below is a picture with the piles.  After you have chosen your pile please scroll down to the corresponding reading.  They will be in chronological order.  The intention/question for this reading will be general:  What is it that you need to know right now?  What has the universe been trying to tell you that you need to hear? Hope you enjoy!

Pile # 1

Life is a balancing act of the good and the bad.  You can’t hold on to everything.  You need to let some baggage go.  It is time to move on.  The more you hold on to all the pain and the bad, the less room you leave for all of the good to enter.  Being stuck or trapped is only an illusion.  I spoke about this in a previous blog post that I will link here.  But, to sum it up you are only stuck because you put yourself in that jail.  You are the one keeping yourself there.  Nobody is actually trapped in their situation.  You can choose to free yourself.  If you chose this pile the universe is trying to tell you to be open.  Be open to new ways of thinking, new ways of doing things.  Maybe there’s a part of your life that you’ve been feeling trapped by.  Well, here’s your sign that it’s time.  It’s time to move on, free yourself, and change your life.

Pile # 2

Now is the time to open up to receive.  You are not alone.  You have support both in this world and from the universe.  You just have to ask for it and actually be open to receiving it.  Ask for help.  You are in a time of deep transformation in your life and within yourself.  You may not be the same person you once were or you may be at the beginning of your transformation journey and that’s okay.  In order to let yourself go on this path you need to heal from past pain or trauma and free yourself to become who you are supposed to be.  That “niggle” may be part of what sparked your transformation, I know it was for me.  If you are feeling that niggling feeling like you are here to do something, it’s not going away.  It will get louder and louder until you follow it.  That niggle is your soul trying to remind you that you’re here to do something and to go do it.  Start exploring the things that you love.  Start doing the things that truly light you up.  You’re being called to wake up and to start your journey to find your purpose.  You are a lightworker and it’s time to wake up, stand up, and shine your light for the world.  This journey often is not easy which is why you need to trust yourself more than ever and call in support,  but the destination will be so worth it.

Pile # 3

I think it’s safe to say that we are all going through some things right now at the time of this reading.  But if you picked this pile, I really feel like you’re going through it.  The word for this pile seems to be surrender.  It’s time for you to surrender.  Let yourself go through whatever it is you are going through because it’s happening for a reason.  Let yourself be cracked open.  Let whatever you’re going through crack you open.  Remember, life is happening for you not to you.  I feel like you really need to remember that right now.  Transformation doesn’t happen by staying how you are.  You need to be cracked open, broken apart, and put your life together in a new way that is aligned for you.  Sometimes you need to be cracked open to shake you awake.  Trust that the bad that may be happening in your life may be happening for you.  Surrender and learn from it.  Grow. One day you will thank whatever it is that cracked you open.  Your path may be changing and that’s okay.  But, you can’t wait for someone to show you which way to go.  You can’t freeze in fear.  You’re being called to lead.  Even if the path you know is right sounds crazy to others, it’s yours.  Pave your own path.  What you’re going through right now is calling you to surrender and to start your new journey down your own path.  If you surrender and lead yourself instead of being lead, new doors will open.  New opportunities will come.  If you’ve been looking for a sign that it’s the right time for change, the universe is screaming that yes it’s time.  Pave your new path, walk through that portal, and change your life.

Pile # 4

Right now it’s time to take care of yourself and start to heal from any past pains.  Let go.  Go within and take time for yourself.  Practice some self care, whatever that looks like for you.  It’s time to face the shadows and work through your fears in order to walk into the light ahead.  If you take time to heal and work through those fears, you will transform and be reborn into the new you.  You have a new start and a new cycle waiting for you, if you work through the shadows first.  If you do the work you will come out like the lion, brave and strong and ready to take on your new life with grace and confidence. 

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