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How to Use Oracle Cards for Beginners

Meet Julie Reisler

Julie Reisler is an interior designer for your soul. Julie is a certified master life coach with over ten years of coaching experience and a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Julie is the founder of the Life Designer Coach Academy, a spiritual life coach certification, and a professor at Georgetown University. She is host and founder of the You-est You Podcast, which is now in over 175 countries and author of Get a PhD in YOU, an Amazon top-pick. Julie has been featured in Forbes magazine, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, The Chopra Center, and Thrive Global. She is also a prominent teacher, course creator, and guide on the popular app Insight Timer.

Tapping into Your Intuitive Guidance

While it might sound a bit ‘woo’ or out there, the truth is that we all have intuitive guidance to help us make decisions and choices in all areas of life, really. It’s called your emotional guidance system, and when you learn how to tune in and trust it, you will start to notice patterns when something feels right, be it something you sense in your body or an image you might see, or an emotion you feel. You’ll also learn how to decipher what ‘no’ feels like within your own inner guidance. I’ve interviewed many experts, luminaries, and scientists on the show, like Gregg Braden, Sonia Choquette, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Rollin McCraty, Dr. Judith Orloff, Laura Lynne Jackson, and many others who have discussed the importance of tapping into and listening to your intuition. As Sonia Choquette shared in her interview, remember that intuition literally means ‘your inner teacher.’ In today’s solo episode, I decided to honor my intuition and pull cards from a few of my favorite decks to see what showed up as messages, themes, and wisdom for all of us. As always, my friend, take what you like and discard the rest. And above all, make sure you run all of what I share through your own brilliant intuitive guidance. It will never lead you astray!

How To Use Oracle Cards

There are many ways to use oracle cards. The way that I love to use them is by no means scientifically backed, but it is a process I’ve been using for years that has been spot on for me and for those in my Sacredology community (where I give intuitive messages from time to time). I first like to get a sense of which deck wants to ‘play’ with me. Once I’ve decided, I take the cards out and begin to shuffle them while I state a very clear intention that sounds like this: “May I pull a card(s) that is for the highest good for me and all those I’m here to serve. May this card(s) shed light, open hearts, and bless me and everyone involved.” I then shuffle and often span the cards out in my hands to see which one feels like it wants to be pulled out. Often it’s the top card, but sometimes it’s another card wedged in the deck. I trust my guidance and have never pulled a card that didn’t fully resonate. I’d encourage you to practice this process or one that works for you and take note of the cards you get and what they mean to you. After time, if you continue to play with your intuition and the oracle cards, you will start to see patterns, themes, and wisdom that I’m confident will guide you through whatever is going on in your life. Playing and tapping into the wisdom of my cards has helped me enormously in connecting more deeply with my ‘me-est me.’

The Oracle Cards In this Episode

I pulled some powerful cards in this solo session, and I am sharing the card, main message, and where you can get them below. I’d love to hear from you what resonates the most and what you’re discovering about yourself.

The You-est You Intention Deck

The first card I chose was: Integrity

The intention: Integrity is the cornerstone of having a life that works with ease. I choose to align my words and actions with my highest intentions and to follow through on what I say and commit to. I show up in my life today with integrity and responsibility for all that occurs in my life.

The second card I chose was: Laughter

The intention: Laughter is healing for my body and soul. I will find time to invite laughter into my day to lighten up myself and those around me.

Ask yourself, where might you add more integrity to your life? Where are you in and out of integrity? Note: Do not judge yourself either way here. Also, look at where and how you’re adding levity, laughter, and lightness to your life.

Animal Spirit Guidebook

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The next deck I picked from is another one of my favorites. This beautiful deck will give you incredible guidance and insight connected to different animal spirits and the four elements: water, air, earth, and fire.

The card I chose was: Vulture

Deeper meaning: The vulture signifies both a guardian and a purifier. This is one of the most misunderstood creatures, as its gift is purification and helping to bring you back into balance.

Something to think about: What you think is a tragedy or mistake is actually a blessing in disguise

Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards

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I use the Sacred Traveler deck all the time and almost every month.

The card I chose was: Mystic Healer- Healing energy flows through you.

Deeper meaning: You are a healing force, even if you are just becoming aware of this or aren’t sure how to use your healing abilities. For healing to occur in outward relationships, it must first happen within yourself. You, my friend, do have the ability to heal within yourself. Use the art and gift of visualization and tap into deeper trust and faith that all is working out for your highest good. What is being revealed is here to be healed.

The Cosmic Journey Oracle

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Yanik Silver was on my podcast earlier last year, and I absolutely love his Cosmic Journal and Cosmic Journey Oracle cards. There are lots of excellent questions that will prompt deeper reflection and inner awareness.

The first card I chose: #44 – Words Create Your World

Deeper meaning: First off, this is the title of a chapter in my book, Get a PhD in YOU. I believe this to my core. Your words are the magic wand in your life. Get present, slow down, and notice what you’re saying to others and yourself. Be mindful and careful with your words, my friend. They create the life you are living now and in the future.

The second card I chose: #39- Your Effortless Effort is Fully Required

Deeper Meaning: Do your best AND go with the flow. This one spoke deeply to me, especially as a recovering overachiever. Stop pushing and trying to make things happen. Tap into the Universe’s balanced yin/yang energy, move into harmony with your effort, and use effortless effort to manifest your greatest desires.

I’d love to hear your thoughts after listening to this episode. I had so much fun doing this for you and would love to know if it resonated with you and if you’d like me to do more intuitive guided episodes with oracle cards. Let me know in the You-est You Facebook community, or email me at



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Sacred Connection

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