Modern Witch: How do oracle cards work?

How to receive a message from the Universe

I came across an Oracle deck almost by chance and it made me happy. You might have probably heard of oracle cards, but do you know how oracle cards work? If you don’t here is the place to be!

I’ve always been intrigued by magick, and I’ve recently taken up to oracle cards –and I love them! So do my friends and coworkers. If you want to know how oracle cards work and how to use them, here is a quick guide!

I love art, in fact, I can say that I was drawn to my first deck of oracle cards because I loved the illustrations –that and the promise of messages from the universe. But it was kind of confusing too, most of them come with a guide, but here’s my personal experience.

What are oracle cards?

They are definitely not tarot cards, the symbols and themes are quite different, they have to do with what the illustrator and writer wanted to create –use them when you want a message from the universe or your higher self.

How to start

1. Cleanse your cards

1. Cleanse your cards

You can try smudging some herbs, use a sound bath or burry them in a bowl of salt. This is paramount to remove any energy that they might have picked up from the environment.

2. Charge your cards

2. Charge your cards

You can use your favorite crystals, moonlight or you can even try putting your cards under your pillow!

3. Draw one card

3. Draw one card

As you ask an open-ended question, shuffle your deck and choose only one card. Think about the sensation that you receive –use your intuition. Think of the colors, theme, and characters of the deck. I usually keep the card next to me during the day and by the end of the day, I will probably have answered the question.

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Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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