here’s a little reading i did for myself with the ritual oracle. i assign meanings for each space in my spread and they are read in a clockwise manner starting from the top and spiraling in to the center. i decided to share it with all of you so you can see how i work with the cards and share different ways to interpret the meanings. hope this helps you get more from your deck and inspires you to dig deeper with the suggestions provided in the guidebook!
right now you’re trying to figure out what things mean. you’re building a reference book of symbols, feelings, questions and answers that make sense to you. it seems like you were looking to others to define things for you but lately you are deciding confidently what things mean to you. this card indicates you are learning to trust your intuition and you're not concerned if your interpretation of things varies from others. a strong sense of self is emerging!!
you see yourself as trying to get all the low level vibes at bay, saging it out. there is a sense of wanting it to be done, enough is enough, and you’re calling in the big guns. thinking positive or visualizing more joyful times aren’t cutting it and you are literally trying to smoke out the “bad” stuff. you may not be allowing yourself to fully process the shadow sides though. while not wanting to swim in the negative makes perfect sense, you must recognize that their is duality in all. good flows in to bad and back into good again. there is not one without the other. try not to assign values in this way, and allow everything to be part of the experience.
incoming energies are “cherish the day” which is all about finding beauty in the moment and an ability to find peace and clarity with wherever you are at. this is building upon the ideas we spoke about with the previous card, and it’s letting us know that all is well. you are exactly where you are supposed to be! try to enjoy what you’ve got and quit wishing for more, different, better. be here now.
others see you as having an answer for everything. a candle, an oil, a tincture, a youtube video. you burn specific candles for specific rituals, use certain oils to feel certain ways, and you basically know how to counteract any perceived “bad vibes” with some sort of witchiness. while this is theoretically good, as we discussed before, you must be able to dwell in all emotions and feelings, not just try to cure everything with a new healing modality, class or mentor. sometimes you just need to feel like garbage til you're done feeling like garbage! we aren't supposed to thrive at all times, and you must get to know your creative cycles.
subconscious energies are legit witchcraft and a desire to see the unseen. this could either mean that you feel the need to get more in touch with traditional rituals or that you already intuitively follow them. seeing the unseen could mean a desire to work more with guides, ancestors, angels, astral projection, psychedelics or other realms! let the powers that be know you are ready to see the unseen and watch what unfolds.
fears represented are an inability to treat yourself, a mindset of lack or an inability to enjoy treats. you appreciate beautiful and unique things, but maybe you don’t think you deserve to have them. examine this.
outgoing energies include a dependency on others to show you what you need… finding other healers or witches to teach the way, so to speak. you no longer need this and your discernment is growing. you’ve incorporated things you have learned from them, and they can still be an inspiration to you, but it’s time to stand on your own. you know what to do. do not be afraid.
advice is to wear your power pendant! put on something that makes you feel like your own version of a superhero. you’ve been hiding your power and it’s time to embrace your energy and start living with more confidence and fire. your power pendant will protect you and make you feel like the shit too. make one and wear it!!
the outcome is tarot and creation! you are meant to be on this path, asking these questions and deciphering the answers, both for yourself and for others. this card paired with the vision board card shows that you are manifesting your perfect path even if you don’t feel like you are. keep doing what feels good, what feels magical and what makes sense to you. you are learning to stand in your power, to trust your intuition and to believe in yourself.
in the days following this reading i got a confirmation message about a publication featuring my work in their latest magic themed issue, and three different people gave me compliments on my various power pendants. i’m working on an article about tarot and art and finding my own unique voice in the piece, and i am working more on my manifestation and affirmation filled scrapbook. this reading has served me well and i look forward to my “cherish the day” moment. xo
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