Hello, Wonderful Souls! Before doing a reading, it's important to get to know the cards and develop a personal relationship with your set of tools. It's Saturday, so we're going to stretch our intuition and interpretation muscles while we're looking at The WOVEN WISDOM ORACLE. Don't worry if you haven't received your oracle deck yet- this exercise can be done looking through the cards on the website here. (Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't encourage you to order your deck, if you're on the fence or haven't ordered yet!) The first thing I recommend is to get in a quiet, calm space where you can focus. I like to make sure I have drink or snacks so I don't get distracted, some gentle music to help me focus (if I'm in the mood for it), and a clear space (table, bed, floor, etc) which has plenty of room to spread your cards out. If you're interested in approaching this from a spiritual perspective, don't forget to cast a circle and set your space, including lighting incense or candles if desired. Either spread out your cards face up in front of you in your space, or explore through the YOUR CARDS drop-down menu. Find the card image that you're most drawn to, and make note of it/set it to the side. Next find the card image that is most uncomfortable for you. Make note of it, and... you guessed it, set it to the side. You can stack your other cards; we'll be focusing on these two for this exercise. NOTE: It's important that we focus on the images here, not the title of the card up top, or the suggested meanings below the image. This is about you, and your interpretations, of course! Journal Questions: (just 1-2 sentences each, unless you want to do more) 1. What makes the image of the card I was most drawn to, resonate with me? 2. What are interesting details in the card I was most drawn to? 3. What do those details symbolize or mean to me? 4. What makes the image of the card I was less comfortable with, repel me? 5. What are interesting details in this card I can observe? 6. What do those details symbolize to me? Now, read the title and suggested meanings/focus point of the cards you chose. Sometimes, when we're reading cards, you might get additional feedback when you're on the right track, or there's a specific message you should focus on: you may feel goosebumps or a muscle twitch, might hear harmonics or clicking, might smell particular or strong odors (unrelated to your current setting), or see auras or words/elements of the image vibrate. If you don't, don't panic or think that you can't develop intuition. You can; it just takes practice and time with your skills and craft. Journal Questions: (just 1-2 sentences each, unless you want to do more)
7. For the card I was most drawn to, what words and phrases stand out to me? Do any of these phrases apply to me or my life/situation right now? Do I get any additional feedback when reading this card? 8. For the card I was less drawn to, what words or phrases stand out to me? Do any of these phrases apply to me or my life/situation right now? Do I get any additional feedback when reading this card? 9. How do these cards' titles/suggested meanings relate to the images? 10. Is there anything else these cards mean to me that aren't covered in the title or suggested meanings? I'd recommend doing this every day, closing your circle at the end of the ritual work you do (if applicable). You can develop your confidence in your intuition and interpretations by either starting out the day to see if your two cards relate to anything, or relaxing at the end of the day and reflect on it retrospectively. ________________________________________ Why don't you leave your two cards for the day below? I'd love to see the ways they resonate with you, and am excited to answer any questions you have. Don't forget: if you're new to cartomancy (reading cards as a form of divination & fortunetelling), and are interested in doing readings, check out our beginning guides, found here and here. Like this status with a heart if you found it useful; want to share this with a friend? Link this to your Facebook or Twitter, below!