How to Read Oracle Cards: An Oracle Deck Primer


Self Love Oracle Deck - sample oracle card readingI ventured into new territory this year (2015) and reckon that not everyone who follows my web pages or history of artwork may know what oracle cards are. Certainly they were not on my radar five years ago!

I knew of Tarot decks (78 cards!  Complex symbolism! Weird looks from some people at their mention!) but oracle decks took some time for me to experience, and now I love them. Oracle decks, especially those featuring angels, also have less baggage (if any) for most.

Of course, the Nefarious Purpose[tm] behind this video is to pique curiosity and spread word of a new oracle deck carrying my artwork. And why not? The deck is a brilliant way to collect 44 of my paintings at once on nice-sized cards.

In workshops and circles in the last 5 years, I discovered how enjoyable it was to pick out “random” cards after a meditation or while focusing on a question. It was a fun, tactile, and visual way for people to receive guidance and/or confirmation of their hunches.

I got to see how oracle cards and decks could bring so much insight, surprise, and joy. The power isn’t really in the cards, though. It is in the moment of being open to feedback and inspiration. The efficacy is strengthened by one’s relationship to Spirit/Source/God/Higher Self/Over Soul/angels/guides, regardless of religion.

How ever you’d like to rationalise how the cards or synchronicities work, they can serve as a good source of inspiration and reminders of the possibilities at our fingertips.

This 14-minute video covers the basics of reading oracle cards for oneself, and explores doing so with some different card decks that are available–including, soon, the Self Love Oracle Deck with my artwork. ;)

(You can also just watch the shorter, 3-minute video focusing only on the Self Love Oracle deck.)


About Janet

Janet is the artist and creator behind the Self-Love Oracle. Drawing fantastical subjects since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in tourism and both print and web publishing. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, Tibetan Buddhism, healing, and the supernatural, she pushes others to explore their creativity and to share their stories. She can be reached for her editing, illustration, and design services, as well as creative coaching, here.