Even though, you don't need to spend years studying tarot cards and memorizing all the different card meanings in order to read them, interpreting the messages can be tricky nonetheless. The cards you pull may well leave you with more questions than you had to begin with. If this sentiment resonates with you, you may be interested in learning how to use oracle cards, the simpler-to-read cousin of tarot.
The main difference between the two is that a tarot deck is based on a fixed system and typically includes a set of 78 cards, each with its traditional meaning. Oracle decks, which are also used as an intuitive divination tool, don't necessarily follow a set structure.
While the artwork and meaning options are essentially endless, the best part is that these meanings are usually written out for you right there are on the card, which makes extracting wisdom so much simpler.
3 tips on reading oracle cards
1. Store your cards in a sacred place
Oracle cards are sacred intuitive tools, We advises you to treat them as such and keep them on an altar or designated shelf in your home, alongside your other spiritual toolkit replete with crystals and white sage.
2. Don't overthink it
While intuitive messages may not always make a ton of sense, trusting them anyway is kind of the point. "When you receive your intuitive hits, try your best not to overthink them,Instead thank your soul for the information and request some more. Following your intuition takes trust, faith, and an openness and a willingness to be surprised."
3. Create card reading rituals
To step up your oracle-card-reading game, we recommend incorporating small rituals into your day where you take a moment to pause, connect with yourself, and pull some cards for just a couple of minutes. She also suggests bringing the cards out to play on special occasions, such as when you're hanging out with friends or for a new moon ritual.