Sometimes, I’m moved to draw a card from my favorite oracle deck, The Halloween Oracle by Stacey Demarco. The deck has both a witchy and a hoodoo vibe (at least to me) and I think the cards are beautiful—which matters a lot if you want to do a reading. I always try to keep aesthetics in mind when considering a deck.
Anyway, I asked for today’s oracular guidance and got The Apple, which is all about taking risks. It’s about evaluating risk vs. reward in one’s life. Are you not risking enough to get what you want? Are you putting too much on the line? We engage in this sort of gambling all the time in our lives because we never have complete knowledge or comprehensive information. We usually have to do our best and make an educated guess about the outcome of a particular thing.
So I think the questions to ask are: (1) have you done your homework (your research, your investigation) in the matter? (2) are you afraid of “taking a bite”—is the potential for loss / failure too great? (3) are you unnecessarily afraid for some other reason that you need to disregard (i.e. put on your big boy pants and get busy)? Or (4) are you in a place where it would be good to shake things up (even if it’s scary)?
The best oracle doesn’t answer your questions for you or tell you, “This is how it will be.” Rather, it helps you see the existing path—with the possible branches, forks, and sidetracks—that begins in your heart and leads outward into the twists and turns of the world.
I hope you got something from this reading. I really enjoy The Halloween Oracle and recommend it to people who like that vibe. I should also mention that I do more complex readings right here at Black Snake Conjure, if you’re so inclined.