Just over a month ago, I took a small class with Colette Baron-Reid about journaling. Even though it was through HayHouse, I had no idea who she was and that it was going to end up being about oracle cards. But, if you know me, you know I love oracle cards, so it was a nice surprise.
I liked Colette’s energy and when she talked about using her oracle cards (or any cards) for journaling, it immediately connected with me. I have done this in the past. In fact, I’ve used oracle cards to create content online before. In short, I’ve used oracle cards for inspiration in many different areas of my life.
She was offering a more in-depth course on journaling with oracle cards with her Wisdom of the Oracle cards, but I decided just to buy the cards and do the work myself.
I bought the cards on Amazon and paid $27.02 CAD for them, which is more than I would normally pay for oracle cards, so I must have really been drawn to them!
My plan was to use the Wisdom of the Oracle cards for journaling every single day, but with my night job, I haven’t had the energy to do anything every single day. I sleep, walk the dog, eat, sleep, and work. That’s about it.
However, on my days off, I have been using the cards and I like them. I find they work best for journaling, though. Not for answers or guidance.
The Wisdom Of The Oracle Cards Are Beautiful
There’s no denying that these cards are very pretty. The colors and the images are stunning and make you want to use the cards. Each card has a face hidden in it too, which is very intriguing.
They come with a guidebook, which is good because the cards only have a few words on them, and with my night shift brain (I am a morning person, not a night person), I often need help figuring out what the card is trying to tell me.
The first card I pulled when I opened up the card deck was the ‘To Be Fair’ card. I asked a guidance question because that’s what I’m used to doing with oracle cards. I asked a question about my finances.
In the guidebook, there are different meanings to each card – the essential meaning, the oracle’s message, the relationship message, the prosperity message, and (when you flip a card and it’s upside down) you are supposed to read the protection message. So, there are 52 cards, but there are 250 meanings.
I went for the prosperity message.
I just took it as I’m not getting paid what I’m worth, which is totally true both offline and online, and I need to value myself more.
Then I asked how I could move forward getting what I’m worth and I got the following cards – ‘No Place Like Home’ and ‘Regeneration’.
I interpreted them as being authentic and looking for new opportunities.
Sometimes The Wisdom Of The Oracle Cards Don’t Help Guide Me
There have been a few times where I’ve asked a question from these oracle cards and got an answer that makes no sense. Maybe I’m missing the point of the card, but I don’t think so. It just doesn’t relate to the question or problem I’m having and I can’t make any sense out of it.
That’s frustrating to me. It almost feels like the universe or spirits or the oracle is not on your side, and you feel alone.
I guess that’s one of the big pros for me when it comes to using oracle cards. It feels like you are connecting with a higher power that is there to help you on your journey. So, getting answers that make no sense is frustrating.
They Are Great For Journaling
Just like Colette Baron-Reid implied, these Wisdom of the Oracle cards are great for journaling.
I don’t often read the guidebook for journaling. For instance, if I pull the ‘Higher Power’ card, I won’t read into what it means. Instead, I will write about my connection to a higher power or how I’m feeling about that connection or something else that hits me at the moment.
One thing I like to do is combine two cards and journal about that. For instance, I last pulled the ‘Higher Power’ card and the ‘Why’ card. This helped me zone in on a specific area of thought – Why do I believe in the higher power? It led to some deep journaling, reflection, and feel-good thoughts.
Oracle Cards Combined With Journaling Sparks Insights And Creativity
If you have a journaling practice and want to incorporate some new habits and practices, I recommend using oracles cards like these Wisdom of the Oracle cards. They help you get out of your thoughts and focus on something you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Using oracle cards to journal helps spark ideas and insights. It brings out your creativity in thought and often leads to taking action on things that you may not have taken action on before.
For instance, I was journaling about the ‘Observer’ card, and it helped me come up with a new project idea that I want to tackle.
Also, it’s a great way to work through problems you are having. For instance, there is a woman at work who makes me want to scream. She’s the most passive-aggressive or just plain aggressive person I’ve ever met. I couldn’t stop thinking about her and I pulled the ‘Truth Be Told’ card, so I spent a lot of time journaling about my true thoughts about her and where they likely stem from. It helped me see that I was able to deal with her in a different way where I am able to tolerate her and not let her ruin every night I have to work with her.
You can learn more about Colette Baron-Reid here and find her Wisdom of the Oracle cards on Amazon or on HayHouse.