The Best Oracle Card Decks

Unlike Tarot decks, which follow a particular structure, Oracle card decks have no rules, and each one is filled with surprises. Some of the most popular decks are made up of angel cards, while others incorporate other divine and supernatural elements. The award-winning decks below are some of the most popular for divination, inner exploration, and personal amusement.

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Angel Blessings Cards

(c) Rev. Kimberly Marooney, Ph.D.

Readers draw comfort and inspiration from the angels included in this book and card set. The 192-page guidebook begins with ways to use the cards to connect with angels, and then takes it a step further to help the reader receive energetic angel assistance. Each of the 44 angels is represented by a masterpiece painting on a card. One reader said, “Not a day passes that I don’t find myself continually renewed by the power of your words and feelings expressed through the cards.” Other readers say that Angel Blessings Cards have changed their lives completely. The cards and book carry the energetic resonance of the angels and act as a bridge to the spirit.

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The Deck of Shadows

The Deck of Shadows
The Deck of Shadows. image courtesy of Scott Grossberg, creator of The Deck of Shadows

The Deck of Shadows is similar to a pack of Tarot cards and can be used for divination, inspiration, inner guidance, and intuition. It is first and foremost a method for exploring the images, feelings, metaphors, and symbols that we experience in everyday life. Within the deck, gracefully contained in 54 hand-designed cards, are the major life themes we all experience at one time or another. The cards were born of concepts from the fields of psychology, mythology, and mysticism—you might prefer to think of the deck as a unified theory of living.

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Earth Magic Oracle Cards

Earth Magic. images courtesy of Jesseca Camacho, Assistant to Dr. Farmer

The Earth speaks to us in many ways through the spirits of her various elements. In this deck of 48 oracle cards created by Steven D. Farmer, you’ll find descriptions and images of several of these Earth elements along with clear and concise messages from the spirits of each. Through the use of these cards, you’ll uncover sensible advice that will provide guidance for questions you may have about your life. The guidebook includes easy-to-follow instructions as well as expanded descriptions and messages for each card, allowing you to give yourself and others accurate, meaningful readings.

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Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards

Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards. (c) Hay House, Inc.

With the Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards deck, you can receive messages and guidance related to your present life, your future, and your spiritual path. Suitable for adults and children of all ages, each card features a beautiful unicorn painting and a life-affirming message. The easy-to-follow guidebook allows you to instantly give accurate readings to yourself and others.

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The Wisdom of Avalon Cards

Wisdom of Avalon Cards
Wisdom of Avalon Cards. (c) Hay House, Inc.

The Wisdom of Avalon oracle deck takes you on a journey into the cosmology of the time of King Arthur and the priestesses of Avalon. Predominately influenced by the book "The Mists of Avalon," a novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley chronicling the Arthurian legends from the perspective of female characters, creator Colette Baron-Reid was fascinated by the way the priestesses talked about and worked with metaphysics. Baron-Reid wanted to create an avenue for modern people to access the romantic and powerful essence of the world of Avalon. The Wisdom of Avalon cards are based on true mythology, symbols taken from historical concepts, and from Baron Reid’s personal visions.