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Real Self-Care: Divination

This post is part of a month-long series on Real Self-Care for world-changers. It’s about the experimentation: figuring out what works for you and following your heart. Simple, messy and everything in between. Self-care should be custom, intuitive, feasible and kind – to serve your actual life.


I find divination decks tremendously helpful. Divination decks are varied; I personally own more than 8 decks: tarot, oracle cards, angel cards, medicine cards… I use them when I’m seeking clarity, looking to move through something that’s blocking me, or just wanting a read about where I am in the context of things.

It can be a simple process (just picking a card) or it may be an elaborate spread. Some use runes (though I’ve never tried them personally). My personal favorite is a deck of animal cards, given to me by my teacher, though I also love the oracle cards from The Little Sage. So pretty!

I started using Doreen Virtue’s Angel Cards when I was only in middle school. A few years ago, when I was given the medicine cards, I developed a much deeper relationship to using cards on a regular basis. I’ll draw one a day, or even journal on one to explore the messages it’s offering.

I will draw cards before a big event or when I feel that I’m turning over a new leaf. This act helps me to feel present with what’s arising and feel connected with the mystery.

Share with me in the comments: Do you use tarot, medicine cards or other divination tools? How are they helpful to you? Do you have a favorite method? If you haven’t, would you like to try?

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