Many people associate the Tarot and Oracle cards with gypsies and fortune telling. Colette Baron-Reid gives a wonderful explanation on what oracle cards are and what they’re not.
“Oracle cards are often mistaken for “fortune telling” devices , says Baron-Reid. “But in truth they are a powerful tool in co-creating your reality with Spirit as your manifesting partner.”
Baron-Reid further points out that the word oracle comes from Latin “oraculum” then from “orare” which means “to speak, pray” (Merriam Webster).
“It is known as an intermediary between the mundane world (ours) and the spiritual (Spirit). An oracle is a medium through which to communicate directly with Spirit, your higher self, and your inner knowing and that can bypass your subjective truth that only comes from the experience and memory, desires and wants of your small self. It uses symbolic language to talk to you,” says Baron-Reid.
Baron-Reid reminds us that working with oracle cards “supports what we already know at a deeper level;points the way forward and gives good wise counsel about how to take the next right action towards your intentions and deepest desires for the highest good.”
Colette Baron -Reid offers a concise explanation of why I use Oracle cards and the Tarot as a form of guidance and mediation. It brings awareness of what’s going on in my life and offers a tool in unlocking the subconscious and exploring new perspectives or “takes” on thinking about situations, offering a different “set of eyes” so to speak.