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The Hidden Power of Oracle Cards (it’s not what you think)

By Michal Spiegelman

My love story with oracle cards began almost a decade ago

At the end of an appointment with my therapist, she asked if I wanted to anchor our session by choosing a card. “Sure,” I said, curious about what would happen. I didn’t know it then, but the deck she used would one day become a method that I use to offer guidance to my own clients.

The card I chose was a woman standing in the middle of a storm like a pillar with angel wings around her. My therapist read its message aloud, “Lot’s Wife. Holding onto her past.”

I felt a tingle down my spine. That’s what we’d talked about the entire appointment, my resistance to letting go of my past. It was preventing me from living fully in the moment.

The story of Lot’s wife, an ancient Biblical woman, is told in Genesis 19. Angels urged Lot and his family to flee to escape the impending destruction of their city. The command was given, “Flee for your life! Do not look behind you, lest you be swept away.” While fleeing, Lot’s wife turned to look back, and she was turned into a pillar of salt.

I heard the oracle card’s message from within: “You possess the ability to choose. Are you going to continue holding onto your past or release it so you can move forward in life?”

Since that day, the Women of Wisdom Oracle cards have been one of the many tools I use to share collective wisdom with women who take the Journey Into Your Soul with me (more on that at the end).

What are Oracle Cards?

Oracle cards are any deck of cards that are used for spiritual insight and self-discovery. Unlike tarot decks, which always have 78 cards divided into major and minor arcana, oracle cards don’t adhere to a set structure. The artist or creator of the cards decides on their purpose and theme. In my opinion, this makes for a more intuitive user experience.

How is Oracle Cards used?

There are endless ways to use oracle cards. I have used them for years during my virtual sessions, where I show them on the screen, or during in-person workshops, where I spread them on an altar in the middle of the room.

The easiest way to use oracle cards is to ask a general question.  You could ask, “What message am I meant to receive right now?” or a more specific question, such as “What action should I take to…..” or “What clarity can I get regarding….”

It is best to create a sacred space and a spiritual connection before choosing the cards. My favorite way to prepare is by calling Reiki and asking to be guided in the process. Practicing Reiki is a tangible way to get centered and make your intuition alive.

After shuffling the cards, think of your question or intention and choose one card.

Notice your reaction to the card’s artwork, message, and overall energy. Pay attention to your initial feelings that emerge while looking at the card. Focus on the card rather than yourself first.

  • What do you see?
  • What’s the story?
  • If there are images of humans or animals on the card – How do they feel?

You can journal your answers to get more clarity. Start interpreting how your chosen card relates to you and the question you asked.

One of my favorite questions is, “If this card could talk, what would it say?”

Give yourself some time to allow additional insight to emerge in the next few days after choosing the card.

Why using Oracle Cards in therapy makes sense?

First, let’s quickly dive into the psychology of the mind and its parts. 

Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, became known as the Founder of Psychoanalysis. Freud divided the mind into three different levels:

  1. The Conscious Mind. This involves everything in the mind that we are aware of.
  2. The Preconscious Mind. This is the part that represents ordinary memory. While we are not consciously aware of this information at any given time, we can “retrieve” it into consciousness when needed.
  3. The Unconscious Mind. This is the collection of feelings, thoughts, and memories that exist outside of our conscious awareness. The context of the unconscious is usually unpleasant, including feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict. According to Freud, even though we aren’t aware of its underlying influence, the unconscious continues to influence our behavior and experience.

Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, built upon Freud’s theory of the mind by adding his concept of the Collective Unconscious.

The Collective Unconscious is a universal library or resource center of human knowledge.

Inspired by Jung’s theory of the Collective Unconscious, I am devoted to helping women connect with what I call the Collective Wisdom.

Images, memories, and dreams can be used as metaphors, connecting us not only to OUR collective unconscious but to THE collective feminine wisdom we all share.

Collective Wisdom lives in our souls, but it often remains hidden until something triggers it. Oracle cards (much like dreams and memories) are the perfect trigger to make this wisdom alive and active.

Oracle cards are a combination of words and images. Words trigger the left side of the brain. Images trigger the right side of the brain. They offer a tangible way to connect to our intuition, imagination, creativity, and the library of collective wisdom within all of us.

The power of the oracle can be taken a step further by pairing it with Guided Imagery, also developed by Jung.

Guided Imagery or Guided Visualization is a meditation technique that bridges the conscious and the unconscious, often resulting in deep insights and answers.

It is a privilege to incorporate the theories of those who came before me into my signature healing process experienced by thousands of women.

“The collective unconscious consists of the sum of the instincts and their correlates, the archetypes. Just as everybody possesses instincts, so he also possesses a stock of archetypal images.” – Carl Jung

How do Oracle Cards and Guided Imagery work together with A Journey Into Your Soul?

During the 90-minute Journey Into Your Soul experience, I take you through deep meditation and guided visualization (thanks, Jung!) to receive spiritual guidance from your soul. We work together to release the trapped energy that doesn’t serve your body and soul anymore. Then, I invite you to choose a card from the Women of Wisdom Inspirational Cards to offer you deeper clarity. The messages that come through your chosen cards correlate with areas of your health that need more attention.

Combining Oracle Cards with Guided Imagery allows you to receive answers from the Collective Wisdom, align with your soul’s purpose, and experience a transformative energetic shift.

Speaking of Oracle Cards, if you’re an Empath or highly sensitive to energy, you’re welcome to join my Thriving Empath Facebook Group for Women.

Pick-A-Card Mondays are a favorite in this online sisterhood. I post cards in the morning; you choose a card, then I post the revealed cards at night. We then tap into the Collective Wisdom and interpret the cards together!

If you’re ready to dive deep with the Oracle Cards to find healing, clarity, and direction AND receive my intuitive guidance and interpretation of the Collective Wisdom, meet with me virtually and allow me to light up the path for you. Apply to take A Journey Into Your Soul with me here.

Meet Michal
Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is Medical Intuitive who helps women get to the root source behind disease, disharmony, imbalance, stress, and trauma-related conditions.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a former social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities into her intuitive teachings, coaching and mentoring.

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