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    v_quixotic
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    I’m not a fan of oracle decks, probably because they appear to lack any agreed upon structure… I’m also of the opinion that they have too much of an affirmation vibe might lack cards that express despair, frustration, etc.

    Have I grasped the wrong end of the stick?

    Oracle aficionados, do you find any decks to be too sweet?

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  • hyschara304

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    There are some card decks that mainly focus on self-loving, winning and ‘positive vibes’ only. I believe that they have their use, in which some people need to hear something positive in their time of darkness. Their intention has to consciously be ‘i want to hear something good for me’, in hopes of feeling stronger.

    Positive/sugar coated decks definitely are not good for self reflection nor growth. They’re like paracetamol for headaches. You shouldn’t eat it when you’re healthy and hoping for some vitamin C and E.

  • xsweetbriar

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    I’ve always used oracle decks to enhance a regular tarot reading rather than use them on their own. I find oracle decks usually have very straightforward meanings and can be used as clarification cards when regular tarot is being vague or the reading could mean other things.

    For example, one of my favourite oracle decks is based on flower language. Say I did a tarot reading and pulled the Tower out of nowhere. I shuffle the oracle decks and just think “please clarify” and pull 1-3 cards. So if I pull the tower, then pull a Dahlia (Dignity, Pride) for clarification, it means that I may suffer severe consequences if I am too prideful or “stuck up” in this situation.

    I do find a lot of oracles to be sweet, but using them as a tarot enhancement can still work.

    Anyway, in the end Oracle cards are a tool like anything else, and not necessary if you don’t like to use them 🙂

  • kelowana

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    I love oracle decks, but just like my tarot decks, it has to feel right. Tbh, I don’t really feel or think that there are decks that are “too sweet”, I see it like my tarot decks. They all have different personalities. Certain personalities do not work well with me, others do and some might be more neutral. As for lack of despair,frustration and such … Maybe it’s about how you read them? It’s not clearly saying it, but if you see the emotions tied into it and/or the whole reading, the negative parts are there as well. To me, oracle decks are more “on the spot” emotionally.

  • gIitterchaos

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Some days life is too heavy for an organized in depth system. I love sweet, dark isn’t my aesthetic at alllll. Some days I just want to hear nice uplifting words from a sweet pretty oracle deck.

  • pretzel888

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Yes and no. Because it’s sweet doesn’t mean it’s not useful. We have free will, so they’re good for asking a question based on something positive we can do to move forward. Or good for wrapping up a reading to give the querent something positive to focus on.

    Try Oracle of the Radiant Sun – it has a system and it’s awesome.

    Also, the Greek Mythology reading cards are certainly not sugary sweet as you could imagine being based on myths.

  • rawnrare

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    The only oracle deck I like is Dark Mirror. It’s obviously dark, but also likely more realistic. I’m a bit of a pessimist, so those wishy -washy “good vibes” don’t resonate with me at all.

  • TheSiriusVerses

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Brian and Wendy Froud fairy oracles. Don’t be fooled by the name and the ‘fairy’ aspect. These are some of the deepest oracle decks I’ve ever used. They are more structured in that you do have to get to know the cards and – some fairy’s are nice, some are not. Some cards are very dark, others are nice. It’s a whole world in these cards. My deck came with a huge hardback book. At least a page or two on each card.

    Believe me, these decks really blew me away with their on point messages. I only bought them after watching a YouTuber using the original deck. The first deck is actually currently out of print. The second one is still available.

  • Improvised-Taco

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    I thought that until I got the Isis Oracle (Alana Fairchild), every card is a world on itself and comes with an exercise/meditation to do regarding the issue. And the art is lovely!! Highly recommend it to kemetic enthusiasts.

    I have the Star Dragons Oracle (Paolo Barbieri) too and yes, I find it very positive, only too “negative” cards, Destruction (releasing your anger) and Grief (accepting loss). Got it for the art, also amazing.

  • tellegraph

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    I have this problem when I try to use oracle cards for creative writing (although Oracle of Oddities definitely isn’t “sweet”). Like — I’m actually trying to identify problems and sources of conflict, not jump straight to They Lived Happily Ever After.

  • madikonrad

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    The general sense I get is that Oracle decks as a product tend to attract the “love and light” style new age / neopagan artists, which isn’t a bad thing in itself but it can alienate other members of the community.

    On the other hand, one of my favorite decks is the Lantern Oracle, which focuses on the divine feminine and a heavily reinterpreted Jungian archetypal journey. While there is a lot of love and light in the deck, it does feature some darker aspects represented on some cards. I find it quite useful especially for introspective readings. It’s not perfectly balanced, but it’s far more true to my experience of my interior world than a pure “love and light” oracle deck might be.

  • Grouchy_Phone_475

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Some people read oracle cards in reverse,even if the ” official” meanings don’t include reversals.

  • nononosure

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    They’re tools to communicate with your spirit guides or inner self. If you don’t like em, don’t like em.

    I’m not sure why you need a structure or tone in your decks. Feels to me like you’re not using them correctly or, remarkably, that they’re just not for you. It can be just that and doesn’t have to be a debate about what the “correct” things are.

  • takootsubo

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    i love my oracle deck. its beautiful first of all and always gives accurate positive guidance and advice.
    its the archangel animal oracle if anyones interested in what it looks like, i recommend looking it up its beautiful in my honest opinion

  • esofagus

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    September 17, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Try Postcards from the Liminal Space and you might think again!

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