Bonding with Oracle Cards
The art of divination is I think sometimes misunderstood still and it’s assumed that it is way to tell the future or make predictions. Some people do use it in this manner but many more including myself find it far more effective as a tool for contemplation and truth seeking.
I still find Tarot a challenge and can’t help but check the written explanation of the card rather than trust my own intuition.Oracle Cards on the other hand can be more accessible and they are a practice I have developed with my daughter that’s become a sweet bonding opportunity.
The key, I think, is to find an oracle deck with illustrations that appeal to you and your child as well as having messages that are at once easy to understand but are open enough for discussion and interpretation. For example we love the Oracle of Mystical Moments. The illustrations are sumptuous and full of childlike wonder, and the messages are inspirational and contemplative. My daughter has her own oracle deck that was gifted to her that she also likes to incorporate and while I am open to it I don’t like the messages as they are a bit more of a fortune telling flavor.
In the morning we each pull a card. We look at the pictures on the card and talk about what we can see in the picture and what it can mean. After we have done this for a while, we look at the book for the meaning given with the deck. Then we talk about how the meanings we gave the card differ or overlap with the book.
It’s really that simple and needn’t take too long. If mornings are just too frenetic with everyone getting ready for the day, then it can be a lovely bedtime activity that provides a moment of stillness and introspection
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I'm Liz Watkin a fiber artist and educator with an online learning background. I've been sewing since I was a kid and love the therapeutic nature of crafts.