How to Pull Oracle Cards for the New Year!

Updated: January 18, 2021

As we look at the year ahead, our minds are filled with all sorts of questions and uncertainties…

“What should I focus on this year?”

“What really matters to me?”

“How can I best prepare myself for the path ahead?” and

“Will there be lines for toilet paper again?!?!”

Well, I’m not sure about the last question (I sure hope not, though…Charmin for all!), but I do know where you can turn for some guidance about what the Universe has in store for 2021: Oracle Cards!

Intention Setting with Oracle Cards

Doing an Oracle reading can help you set your intentions for the months ahead, as well as where you might want to turn your attention, where challenges might be waiting, and how to effectively move forward. 

I’ve been working with divination tools for over three decades (yes, I know… I started when I was four… 😉 ). I sensed early on that there was more to the world than what I could see and touch, and these tools offered me a way to explore and discover more about the Divine nature that unites us all.

How Oracle Cards Saved My Life

I can honestly say that without my Oracle Cards practice, I would not be alive today. 

It sounds a little dramatic (and true, I can be a bit dramatic at times…!!!) but it’s true. 

I was a drug addict for many years after experiencing serious trauma. I’m now 35 years clean and sober. Through my recovery worked I realized how critical that relationship to a Higher Power was. 

As I learned more and more, I saw just how powerful Oracle Cards could be in helping me get in touch with parts of myself I’d locked off and forgotten. But when I shut off parts of myself, I shut off access to my intuition. Once I re-opened those connections, my soul began to heal.

Now, I wouldn’t think about making a life decision — big or small — without them! 

I know first-hand how Oracle Cards can open doors to accessing your intuition. And when you access your intuition, you’ve opened the pathway to greater joy, to better decisions, to more confidence… Want some of that in 2021? Me too!

My Three-Card Reading

There are an infinite number of Oracle Card spreads you can use when you do your readings, from pulling a single card to laying out cards from multiple decks. That being said, I love the simplicity of three-card readings, particularly when embarking on something new (like a whole new year!)

In just a few cards, you can understand your path bringing you to this unique time and place… where you are now and what to focus on… and what may be in store for you in the days ahead! 

Let’s do a reading here together so you can see how it works. 

I chose my favorite deck, Wisdom of the Oracle, and selected three cards to answer the question, “What do I need to know as I move into the New Year?” 

 In this spread, the first card tells me what has brought me to my current situation. 

I pulled All That Glitters, such a fun one! It tells me that I may have made some decisions that were based on externals — the wish to impress, a mask that someone or something was presenting to the world, getting distracted by the veneer rather than the underlying value or worth. It reminds me that I need to look deeper beyond the surface of what is being presented to me in the outer world 

The second card tells me how I can act or what I can focus on in the current situation in order to create my highest good. 

I picked To Be Fair in the protection position, meaning it’s upside-down (Note: these “reversed” cards are NOT dangerous or scary — they are an extra “hug and nudge” from Spirit to guide me!)

This card tells me that this year I’m invited to stand up for what matters to me and be a support for others who are vulnerable, and advocate for fairness and justice. What a powerful message about what’s needed in the world right now! Looking away is never an option and I must help where I can. 

Finally, my third card tells me the potential outcome of my previous two cards. 

My third card is Round and Round, also in protection. In this case, it’s indicating that I may be able to break some unhealthy patterns that I’ve experienced before, if I choose a different way of responding. I do not have to do what I did anymore and the pattern will change. I am a story in motion and I am changing for the better. 

Remember, Oracle Cards do not “control” your future. You’re getting a glimpse of what could be possible… but it’s all dependent on your choices and actions!

Wow! So much excitement and possibility here! It excites me and, of course, Spirit gave me the message I most needed to hear and confirmed what I am consciously working on and know in my heart is true. 

This year will be about looking beyond externals and advocating for myself and others with kindness and compassion. When I do, I can break old dysfunctions and create something new in the months ahead!

How to Do Your Own Oracle Card Reading

 Want to do a three-card reading for 2021 for yourself? Of course you do…!

 Let’s use that same approach of past • present • potential future outcome, as it’s a great one for a New Year Oracle Card reading. 

 **Don’t have an Oracle Cards deck? You can order one here, or use my FREE online Oracle Card App.   

  1. Choose a place and time when you can be undisturbed. Sit in a comfortable position with both feet on the floor (you may even want to take off your shoes and go barefoot to get really grounded!)
  2. Take a few deep breaths, counting in for four and out for five. The goal is to reset and ground your energy. (If you’re upset, anxious, worried, or otherwise emotionally overwhelmed, your energy will show up in your reading!) 
  3. Close your eyes, place your hand on your heart, and ask yourself, “What do I need to know for 2021?” or “Where should I put my focus for my highest good in 2021?” You can rephrase the question so it sounds natural to you. Avoid “yes” or “no” questions, as they are limiting!
  4. Open your eyes, and use the app or your deck to choose your cards. 
  5. Now, starting with the first card you pulled, look at the images on the cards you’ve selected. Read the descriptions.  
  6. Continue to sit quietly, letting your mind wander where it will. What sensations come over you? What do you feel? You may hear a voice, see something in your mind’s eye, or have a distinct impression of simply knowing.  
  7. If you’re moved to do so, you can journal about your thoughts and impressions. After all, you are going to want to look back in the days to come to remind yourself of Spirit’s message! 
  8. Whatever you received, thank Spirit for loving and supporting you in this process.

 There are so many questions to ask Oracle Cards, now that you know how it works! I’d love to hear what message Spirit has for you — leave a comment below!

P.S. I have so many resources to support you in creating a more expansive, soul-driven, Divine-inspired life in the year ahead! We’ve just released a brand-new free downloadable guide, “New Year, New Woo,” to help you take your soul on a spiritual journey in 2021. 

 Get your FREE copy here!

  • Bonita

    Hi Colette, I drew the Fork in the road and treasure islands cards which came out upside down (reversed). What would that mean? I would really appreciate some guidance on it ♡

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