Sacred Spiral Oracle: the Fall Card

fall card picture

 

Since we’ve recently transitioned to the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere, I wanted to share my Fall card.

What am I harvesting in my life? 

Fall is a season of transition, hanging between summer’s energetic warmth and winter’s cold stillness. It is a time of harvest, for reaping the bounty of seeds you have planted. Taking it to a personal level, fall (and the Fall card) is a great time to reflect on what you have learned and gained from recent experiences. How will you utilize what you have gained to nourish yourself in the time ahead?

Card images and symbols: changing color leaf, tree, pumpkin, field, gray sky (changing weather), shovel (for harvesting or digging).

When I think of fall, I think of many of the typical things: changing and falling leaves, pumpkin or pumpkin spice flavored everything, Halloween, corn mazes. I love putting on layers and feeling the refreshing touch of the cooler air. I also think of preparing for winter. I consider winter to be an internal season whose energy lends itself to stillness and reflection. Fall turns towards that as we continue to lose light in the day. Many things fade and begin to die in the fall, but there is also space to gather, learn, and remember.

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Oracle cards: Creating a sacred spiral

Inspired by a picture of oracle cards arranged in the shape of a spiral, I decided to try it with my cards. I thought it was appropriate, considering I call them Sacred Spiral Oracle cards.

Spiral of oracle cards

Since my cards are 4×6″, it took up a decent amount of space to include all 41. There was some meaning to how I laid out the cards: It tells a story that begins with confusion and resistance, leading to self-exploration and journeying, and ending in feeling powerful and at home.

Card Spiral from the side

I have to say: The drums and the rainstick that live in that corner of the living room look pretty good with the cards.

Sacred Spiral Oracle: Finding meaning in the cards


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When I’ve introduced my cards to people, and they pull a card, a common question is: “What does this card mean?”
 
I refer to the book that comes with my oracle cards as a “book of insights.” I have created guiding questions and an overall description of the potential meaning of each card. Ultimately, the question I often want to ask: “What does this card mean to you? How does it apply to your life? How do you relate to the theme of the card? How are you aware of this theme in your life?” 
 
In other words, I do not view these cards as having just one fixed meaning. I don’t see them as having reversed meanings, either – where the cards while mean something different if pulled facing upside down. 
 
I see these cards as intuitive tools, and my hope is that they help people strengthen and trust their intuition. I hope they help guide people.
 
When I pull my oracle cards, I see it as similar to a conversation. “Okay, so what are you telling me?” Sometimes my response when I pull a card is like, “Yeah, yeah, I know. Thanks for the reminder.” 
Sometimes people like to do oracle spreads – laying out multiple oracle cards to give a more detailed reading of a specific situation. A simple one is a past, present, future spread, which uses three cards to reflect where you have been, where you are, and where you may be going. Here are more ideas for spreads that another intuitive card reader has gathered: http://lightnloveguidance.weebly.com/tarotoracle-spreads.html
 
More ideas on how to use the Sacred Spiral Oracle Cards: 
  • Use as part of your daily spiritual practice
  • Choosing a theme for the year on New Year’s or a birthday
  • Use the questions as journal prompts
  • Use as guidance for a specific decision or situation
 
How do you like to use oracle cards or other divination tools? How do you respond to a card’s meaning, whether it is based on your own intuitive interpretation or a written description?