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Oracle cards are a great way to strengthen your intuition and connect with your angels and guides- if you’re wondering which oracle deck to get next, this guide is for you!
I’ve connected with quite a few oracle card decks and I don’t think I’ve ever been led to one that I didn’t like, that being said I definitely have some favorites.
The best oracle cards are the ones that inspire you with imagery, deliver messages of clarity, and remind you of the infinite potential that you have access to.
Let’s dive in!
Suggested Reading: How to Use Oracle Cards: Guide to Using Your New Oracle Deck
What are Oracle Decks?
Oracle decks are sets of cards that are designed to deliver spiritual messages and insights. Unlike tarot cards, they don’t follow any specific format or structure. They’re much more free flowing and in my opinion are a bit easier to interpret than tarot cards. (Tarot cards require more study to be able to interpret without a guidebook)
Oracle decks tend to follow a theme, which you will notice when you look at the list of best oracle decks thats included below.
How do you use Oracle Cards?
I have an entire post that explains how to use oracle cards here: How to Use Oracle Cards: Guide to Using Your New Oracle Deck
In summary, you begin by clearing your deck, connecting to your guides (or at least quieting your mind), feeling into your deck, then asking a question or setting an intention, shuffling and choosing. For a more detailed explanation read my how to use oracle cards post linked above.
Benefits of using Oracle Cards
There are so many benefits to using oracle cards. The main and possibly most important benefit of using oracle cards is the bridge it builds between you and your intuition. If you are just starting out with intuitive development, it can be a little confusing to decipher which messages are legitimately form your intuition, and which messages are just noise or interference from the ego.
Oracle decks are a great tool to use to get clear intuitive messages.
The best oracle cards have imagery that inspires, soothes or even reminds you of wisdom you may have repressed or ignored.
Often times the guidebooks that come with oracle cards include beautiful messages from the author that can help you understand and assign meaning to each card- from here you can begin interpreting them on your own.
Aside from the intuitive benefits, oracle cards also can act as a fun hobby or collectors item.
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Best Oracle Cards
In no particular order, here is a magical list of the best oracle card decks I’ve come across thus far. Each of these have a unique signature to them that will definitely inspire your spiritual journey and guide you towards higher self alignment.
The Rumi Oracle Deck is one of my favorite decks. I use this deck when I need a deep, truthful message of guidance. I will emphasize, this deck is deep and soulful. It is an honest guide that will help validate or steer you on your path. I love that it includes writings from Rumi for each card in the guidebook, and the guidebook it self offers up some profoundly deep messages that are sure to reveal messages that resonate deep within the soul.
Keepers of the Light was one of my very first oracle decks, if not THE first! This deck is a compilation of ascended masters and divine beings who carry messages of peace, healing and growth. The messages in its guide book are super clear and insightful. I love that the guide book gives a short history and explanation of each ascended master before sharing the meaning behind the card. This deck has helped me to identify the divine beings that I resonate with and who are often nearby guiding me.
This deck is STUNNING. The digital art is so ethereal, mystical and captivating. The artwork itself is enough reason to get this deck, but beyond that it delivers incredible, timeless messages for the soul. Work Your Light oracle is one of the first decks I used to start interpreting the cards independently through analyzing the imagery on the cards- the imagery on this deck leaves SO much room for imagination and intuition to be activated.
Inspired by Lord Ganesha, this oracle deck is light, fun, and inspiring. I also find it to be extremely validating- offering messages that help me to confirm when I’ve made the right decision or am headed on the right path. The imagery in this deck is also vibrant and gorgeous, one of my favorites to soak in. Every time I pull a card the imagery pulls me in and I’m inspired by its vibrancy.
One of my favorite things about this deck is the animal messengers that are included. The symbols that come through are remnant of the mystical isle of Avalon. For anyone interested in mythology, this deck is a fun one to explore. The messages are applicable/relatable but still surround the theme of Avalon- its an exciting one!
So… yes Doreen Virtue has “renounced” all of her decks (we’ll leave it at that), lol, but I still have and use several of hers. No point in wasting a good deck, IMO. This one is really gentle and great for beginners. The messages are soft and uplifting, often connecting you back to your soul essence.
Love this one! Every time I post it on my instagram, I get tons of asks “What deck is this?!” Its focused on the theme of self-care and gives so many good reminders and ideas for ways to practice better self care. The imagery is fun, light, colorful and magical.
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These cards are so beautiful! Mystical, layered and feminine- I love this deck. The messages tied in are wise and expansive. This deck is also a great way to get familiar with new crystals- each card features a crystal and gives insight as to what purpose it serves and how you can use it to activate your energy.
This beautiful deck is another great option for clear, inspiring and accurate messages. I adore the artwork in this oracle deck and think it would be a great one for a beginner to start with. Its very gentle and uplifting.
This deck is so vibrant and activating. The messages are always spot on and bring an energizing message to the moment. These oracle cards are alllll about the light- plus the guidebook includes a meditation to resonate with for each card.
If you resonate with lemuria- this deck is for you. They carry such an activating energy that inspires remembrance and connection to truth. If you don’t resonate with lemuria, this may not be the deck for you (since its obviously a lemuria themed deck) but if you do- its a must have! The imagery is stunning and the messages are so distinct and validating.
Whats your favorite oracle deck? Is it on this list? There are SO many good ones out there and chances are I will be adding to this post in the future as I discover more and more decks. Happy oracle reading!