ORACLE [awr-uh-kuhl] (noun): 1.an utterance given by a priest or priestess at a shrine as the response of a god to an inquire; 2. the agency or medium giving such responses; 3. a shrine or place at which such responses were given: the oracle of Apollo at Delphi; 4. a person who delivers authoritative, wise, or highly regarded and influential pronouncements; 5. a divine communication or revelation; 6. any person or thing serving as an agency of divine communication; 7. any utterance made or received as authoritative, extremely wise, or infallible. ORIGIN: “to plead”
Lookit, I’m a Capricorn. A December-born Capricorn to be clear. Caps are known as the practical, disciplined ones. A bit serious. Well, we’ve also got tons of wonderful, positive traits too, such as ambition, patience, humour, to name a few. But back to the practical, serious bit. You’d think with personality traits such as these, that the world of spiritual mindfulness and wellness to me would be…oh, woo woo, hokey pokey nonsense. Erm, yeah, that was my first impression once upon a time.
But now, thankfully, I’ve learned (admittedly with initial trepidation) to embrace the wonder of what cannot be seen with the naked eye nor explained with any immediate tangible evidence. The first step began with a purchase of my first set of Angel Cards (Oracle Cards).
I first learned about Oracle Cards at a girls-night get-together–where us gals would be imbued with good wine, great conversation, and lots of girly bonding. Looking back, it’s no surprise that it was at the house of one of my most spirited, happiest, joyful friends that I would be introduced to the angels. I was listening to another friend explain how at her deepest depths of loneliness and depression, she got through it with the aid of her Oracle Cards. Well, she had Fairy Cards. My interest was peaked, and I asked how they worked, what they were, where I could find some of my own. She directed me to a hidden gem of a bookshop in the city called Banyen Books – described as “a watering hole for the spirit”. Hot damn, I branded the bookshop’s name onto my brain!
THE QUEST FOR FINDING MY ORACLE CARDS
A couple days later I made a trip to the bookstore to find my own set of Oracle Cards. I was surprised and, quite frankly, overwhelmed by the selection. There were Angel Cards, Fairy Cards, Guardian Angel Cards, Osho Zen Animal Cards, Animal Spirits Cards, Goddesses Cards, Druid Animal Cards, Unicorn Cards, Flower Spirit Cards, Celtic Totem Animal Cards, Archangel Cards, Tibetan Medicine Cards, Magical Mermaids & Dolphin Cards, Saints & Angel Cards, and on and on.
My friend had warned me that there were many types of Oracle cards…and thank goodness, I had the foresight to ask how I would know which set to choose. She answered that I’d just simply know inside which one is right for me. The shop had a test-pack opened for each set so I could look through all the cards in each set. So I began to pick up each set, one at a time. Soon enough, I had narrowed down my selection to two sets; both angel sets. I took a deep breath, stood up as if to go, I made a decision at the moment, and bent down again to pick up the one I knew was right for me–Doreen Virtue’s Daily Guidance from your Angels Oracle Cards.
You’ll just know which one’s for you. It’s true!
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