I recently discovered that my favorite tarot artist, Danielle Noel, has lended her skills to helping another create a special oracle deck. The new A Yogic Path oracle deck by Sahara Rose was released this week! I preordered it on Amazon during Prime Week so I was able to get double the savings, which came in right under $22 USD (Amazon). This is a steal for me, as any card decks I’ve purchased in the past by Noel have been $60 USD. It’s so beautiful! Mine arrived in the mail this past Thursday, so I thought I’d share my Tarot Blessings ritual with you all, for a new deck. I mainly use this practice for tarot decks, but of course you can as well for your oracle cards. 🙂
My Tarot Blessing Ritual
1. I start my ritual by sitting quietly at a stable surface, like my desk or on the floor; closing my eyes, taking in and letting out three deep breaths with my new tarot (unpackaged) in front of me.
2. I thank the Creator for his many blessings, his messages and guidance. I ask Him to bless my new tarot, that it may bring forth his wisdom to me, successfully and without fail.
3. After the prayer, I unwrap any initial wrappings from the deck box. I carefully take all pieces apart: box, guide book, introductory cards, and card deck. I set all aside, but the card deck.
4. At this time, I begin to get a feel for the cards in my hands. I shuffle them repeatedly. Then, I begin to flip through each card. Reading it’s title and gaining an intuitive interpretation based on how the imagery makes me feel; gaining an association and kinship with each card.
5. For the cards I have mixed feelings about, or am uncertain about what they could mean, I set them aside, later to review them along with the included guidebook, or LWB (little white book).
6. Once this process is complete, I shuffle the cards again. Place them near my favorite candle with a crystal on top; to bask in my light of positivity.
And that’s it! I usually don’t conduct any specific rituals for my oracle cards, as I always want their knowledge to come at the right moment. I may look through a few cards (especially if they are quote based), but I never read through the entire deck. It is always amazing to see how those oracle cards come into play at the right moment when I don’t expect it.