Publish Your Own Oracle Cards
There are two known methods of divination:
Ecstatic or intuitive divination
Ecstatic divination is typically invisible in form meaning the medium, the channel, the shaman goes into a meditative or focused state and gets divine information from the Spirits or from their own highest self-intuition.
Inductive divination is typically done for the benefit of others, involves divining with some sort of physical object, through with the medium, the channel, the shaman uses cards, runes, tea leaves, natural patterns, animal signs and so on, to divine information.
Oracle cards are a bit of a combination of both.
They use a collection of physical objects - interpretive symbols in a series of pictures with text - to help connect the other, the person being divined for, with what the medium, the shaman, the channel is already getting intuitively from the Spirits.
Oracle cards are like the PowerPoint presentation the researcher gives to the audience based on what they’ve already, or are currently receiving, in their own laboratory.
Because Oracle Cards are the medium between the medium and the person who needs the information, acting like the tangible hook that helps the readee fully grasp and understand the information here in the physical world, many healers, spiritual channels and so on, prefer to create their own decks as everyone’s guide team communicates through different symbols, metaphors, and analogies.
How to Create Your Own Oracle Deck
with the best round-up of articles from around the web
Create your deck:
What To Consider: What To Consider When Making Your Own Oracle Deck by Little Red Tarot
How To Design: How To Create Your Own Oracle Deck by Anna in Wonderland
anna also offers a full course in how to do this
Where To Publish: Publishing Companies For Your Own Oracle Deck by Arnell Ando
this article uses the word tarot as it’s hook, but no worries, all sources work for oracle cards, too
use your deck:
How To Design a Spread: Design Your Own Oracle Card Spreads by Rev. Corbie Mitleid
Ideas For Your Own Spread: Oracle Card Spread Ideas by Melanie Beckler
How to Read With It: How To Do A Reading with Oracle Cards by Amanda Linette Meder
When creating your own Oracle Card Deck, remember to follow your guidance on how it should be arranged and who it should be for, before following the guidance of others. Don't be afraid to be creative and do something that’s never been done before.
There are a ton of Oracle Cards on the market today, so you can always purchase your deck.
My current favorite (if you happen to care) are the Sacred Path Cards by Jamie Sams.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Photography credit: photos taken by Amanda Linette Meder of a 1920's fortune telling oracle deck from Jinxed Vintage & Antiques, Philadelphia PA.