Use the Force: Create an energy oracle card to harness your muchness, honor yourself and look to the future

Brace for the future. After this blog, you might want to head towards yours at ludicrous speed.

What is an energy oracle?

An oracle guides and helps determine your future. 

The oracles of ancient Greece advised leaders, relying often on visions.

An energy oracle draws from the modern concept of using items such as charms, rune, and cards to put a more tangible shape on one's visions of future times. An energy oracle is an object made to represent the energy embodied by the person, animal, or thing it is intended to represent.

Energy oracle cards can help manifest our intentions, and provide a visual representation to aid our desires. 

Is it an aura card or a mandala?

An energy oracle can be a depiction of an aura (a field of energy) or it can be a mandala (a spiritual, often ritual symbol representing the universe). 

It can be a collection of the symbols that resonate with the person -- or animal, place, or plant -- that the energy oracle is created for. 

They can be simple as a few strokes of a favorite color, or as complex as a map of the galaxy. 

Special instruments to read aura colors or the need to fabricate a delicate mandala are not necessary.

Use the Force: Ideas for energy oracle creativity

Calm your inner Jedi and become one with the Force all around us. This is what an energy oracle is capable of doing.

The project of creating one is meant as an act of both celebration and meditation. In this case, the energy oracle object is a simple card. You may wish to use a 3" x 5" index card. To make it blank on both sides, glue two cards together.

Who are you? What do you value? What are your dreams? 

Say you're proud of your heritage. Maybe you replicate a family coat of arms or a national symbol at the center of your energy oracle.

Known to have a song in your heart, or a fondness for movie soundtracks or misheard lyrics? Throw some music notes onto your energy oracle card.

Grab your art supplies! We're going in!

Use crayons, markers, colored pencils, whatever works for you.

Sketch beforehand if you like.

And if you prefer paints, you may want to go beyond your typical canvas paper. Consider a tile that has gone unused, or a stone calling for your energy.

No matter what your materials, here's a video for inspiration.

Think you can't draw? 

You can.

You don't need to create light and dark, depth and scale ... 

It's just energy! 

Want to create more than colors and shapes, and feel frustrated? 

Consider putting cherished but challenging symbols on the outside of your card: Fond of ballet but those point shoe sketches look more like a melting chunk of gouda? What happens if you only feature a part of that image in a corner of the card, or half the image on the border of it?

Artistic license

If you can not draw anything to represent your passion for dance, for example, try writing the word "ballet" or "dance". 

And if that doesn't satisfy, you are more than welcome to use collage. If those supplies seem hard to find, you can search online for images to incorporate. If you feel especially tech saavy, creating your energy oracle online might be the route for you.

Next time

How can you create tarot spreads that speak to you? Look for a blog that explores this topic on Jan 19.

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Tabitha Dial is a tarot, tea leaf reader, and creative mentor in Lexington, Kentucky. She facilitates theCreate your Fate (Tarot and more) Meetup and teaches seminars at the Mystical Paranormal Fair once a month. Her poetry has appeared in articles on, in "Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology", and in "Tarot in Culture" Volume Two.