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10 Of The Best Oracle Card Decks For Spiritual Guidance & Intuition

10 Of The Best Oracle Card Decks For Spiritual Guidance & Intuition

10 Of The Best Oracle Card Decks For Spiritual Guidance & Intuition

These are my top ten best oracle card decks for spiritual guidance. These oracle cards help you access your intuition, receive guidance and messages from your spirit, higher self, guides and angels. Learn why I use each one and what types of readings and questions they are best for.

Oracle Cards Vs Tarot

Recently, a meme I shared about Tarot Vs Oracle cards went a bit viral over on my Instagram. Sometimes people give oracle cards a bad wrap but the way they are different is what makes them appeal to me and many people. I don’t think it’s that fair to generalise oracle cards too much. Each deck is unique and has its own personality and purpose. It all depends on what oracle you use and what you’re looking for.

Why I Use Oracle Cards

I started using oracle card decks on a regular basis in the mid-2000s. They were an important tool for me to connect with my inner wisdom and trust my intuition. If you are on a spiritual path it can be lonely sometimes. These positive messages keep you going in the right direction. A good oracle can shine a light on an issue you may be avoiding or confirm something you were thinking about doing.

I pull a card every day, choosing the type of oracle that feels right at the time. I leave the card on my altar so I can be reminded of it throughout the day. Sometimes I need to gain clarity on something that I am unsure about. I will do a reading with three or more cards and journal it for reference. Occasionally I will work with oracle cards to help me in making a decision too.

What do you think are the best oracle card decks?
What do you think are the best oracle card decks?

Why The Artwork Isn’t Everything…

Over the last few years, oracle cards have become hugely popular. There are a lot of decks to choose from now and some really stunning artwork. Of course, the art style is important as it helps you connect to the deck and is a symbolic language. However, I do feel that some people put too much focus on this sometimes though.

I have bought beautifully illustrated decks that I was very drawn to but I just could not read with or were not accurate for me. With others, I did not love the artwork much but once I tried them I was amazed by their accuracy.

I would rather work with a deck that isn’t my ideal art style but is well thought out, accurate and helpful than one that looks beautiful but does not read well. Looks are not everything.

Go outside of your prefered art style from time to time. You might be surprised…

Best Oracle Cards Decks
Best Oracle Cards Decks

My Top X Best Oracle Card Decks

Over the years I have collected a lot of decks because I enjoy the artwork and like having different options. You can learn so much from an oracle as you connect to the energy of the cards. The oracles in this post are based on what I have at the time of writing. This was very hard to pick but I don’t want to give too many options here.

As some of you may know I have made my own homemade oracle card deck which I plan on getting published after I finish the next book. For now, these are what I consider to be some of the best oracle card decks I own and highly recommend. Please read my short reviews to get a better feel for what I feel the deck’s strengths are.

Where To Get the Decks

You should be able to find most of my best oracle card decks at your local metaphysical shop or the larger bookshops (or order them through them). I have included links to order online too. If you use my links it supports me too. Thank you!

Please be aware that there are a lot of fake decks being sold online. Genuine oracles come with a physical guidebook, not a QR code to download a PDF file. All the oracles below come in a sturdy box with a printed guidebook. My links are to the original oracle. Make sure it is “dispatched and sold by Amazon”, buying through an unknown 3rd party seller is risky.

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The Sacred Forest Oracle
The Sacred Forest Oracle

The Sacred Forest Oracle by Denise Linn

If you are looking for an oracle that has a narrative then this could be for you. The entire deck is set in an enchanted forest with animals, mythical creatures, people and fairies. The digital collage artwork is saturated with deep colours and lots of night scenes. The guidebook is beautifully written and immersive.

This oracle can be used for simple daily guidance or deeper spreads. It gives spiritual guidance but is still down-to-earth. It can be used for general guidance on your path in life. The deck also comes with free audio downloads for guided meditations for each card.

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Work Your Light Oracle Cards
Work Your Light Oracle Cards

Work Your Light Oracle Cards By Rebecca Campbell

This is a really contemporary deck with high vibe pastel colours and ethereal collage images. There are cosmic scenes, ancient temples and dreamlike landscapes. This oracle is popular for much more than stunning artwork. It connects you with your soul and inner wisdom. The cards have keywords and messages on them.

This is a very spiritual oracle that focuses on supporting people in their spiritual growth and in following their life purpose. It suits those on a spiritual path and who feel they have a mission in this lifetime. The guidebook is self-reflective and will give you suggested actions or questions to meditate on.

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The Angel Guide Oracle
The Angel Guide Oracle

The Angel Guide Oracle by Kyle Gray

This is a really modern, diverse and colourful angel oracle. This oracle focuses on angels as guides and guardians rather than the archangels. The angels look like they are made of swirling multicoloured light, yet they still look friendly and human. There is a good balance of male, female and androgynous angels.

If you want to connect or deepen your connection to your angels then this is a really good deck. It brings supportive and helpful guidance for your life from the angels. It’s suitable for angel readings, spiritual path, personal healing and development.

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Mists Of Avalon Oracle
Mists Of Avalon Oracle

Mists Of Avalon Oracle by Rose Inserra

This deck is based around the myths, legends and lore of King Arthur and the Isle of Avalon. The illustrations have earthy colours and have a fairy tale feel to them. The cards include locations within Glastonbury, sacred sites, animals, magical objects and many legendary characters.

This oracle is going to appeal to anyone drawn to the legends of Avalon and the mysticism surrounding the holy grail. The messages connect you with the power of myth and the Goddess traditions. They support self-discovery, spiritual growth and navigating life.

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Crystal Keepers Oracle
Crystal Keepers Oracle

Crystal Keepers Oracle by Adam Barralet

This is a unique take on a crystal oracle. Each crystal is personified as a person in beautiful natural surroundings. There is a fantasy feel to the deck which also features animals and a few mythical creatures. The cards just have the name of the crystal and no keywords so you will need the guidebook unless you want to read intuitively.

The guidebook has detailed meanings and includes info on associated essential oils, plants, animals and astrology. As well as the guidance you get the properties of the crystal. The deck is good for personal development, all types of readings or daily draws. It can be used to help connect with your crystals or to select one to work with.

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Gods and Titans Oracle
Gods and Titans Oracle

Gods & Titans Oracle by Stacy Demarco

This is a bit different from most of the oracles we see on the market today. The deck is a collection of male Gods, demi-gods, heroes and men of power. The illustrations are very dynamic and full of firey colours and earth tones. The guidebook is detailed with both historic info, an invocation plus a positive and shadow interpretation.

Although men may gravitate towards this deck it is the perfect complement to the goddess oracles out there. Anyone can work with it if they want to connect with or access their divine masculine energy. It’s a great way to learn about these deities and how their stories relate to your life. The guidance is good for readings that need you to step up, take action or empower yourself.

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Keepers Of The Light Oracle Cards
Keepers Of The Light Oracle Cards

Keepers Of The Light Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray

A colourful mix of Ascended Masters, spiritual teachers, Gods and Goddesses from around the world. The cards feature detailed paintings with symbols and sacred geometry. This was published when Hay House was still gilding the card edges. These are gilded in gold and the cards have keywords and messages on them.

These are good if you work with or feel connected to the ascended masters. You’re connecting with a specific teacher and their wisdom. The oracle is ideal for spiritual path readings and for connecting with the ascended masters. It encourages you to develop your spiritual gifts and guides you in your daily life.

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Energy Oracle Cards
Energy Oracle Cards

Energy Oracle Cards by Sandra Anne Taylor

The energy oracle cards are a little different to my other recommendations. Although it is still an oracle for guidance it has a bit of a fortune-telling feel to it because it is predictive. The cards use photographic and illustrative elements mostly of people in different situations or holding symbols. There are also seven chakra/angel cards. Not all the cards are positive and the guidebook contains both upright and reversed meanings.

The cards work similarly to a psychic reading. They offer insights into what is going on around you and how things are most likely to manifest. The energy oracle may reveal information around a situation that you should know. It can bring up blocks or things you need to work on or heal within yourself. I find this oracle works best for spreads and more detailed readings. If you normally prefer Tarot you might like this oracle.

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Archangel Oracle Cards
Archangel Oracle Cards

Archangel Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper

These are vibrant, colourful and diverse angel oracle cards. Each card features a different archangel or other important angels. It’s a high vibe deck with flowing pastel colours. All the cards have the name of the angel plus a message from them. Although this is still a spiritual deck I found the meanings to still be quite grounded.

This deck is a nice way to learn about and connect with the archangels. There are traditional and non-traditional angels in this deck. It is ideal for spiritual readings and guidance from the archangels you are working with at this time. It’s a really good one for daily angelic guidance and quite uplifting.

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Messenger Oracle Cards
Messenger Oracle Cards

Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

This is the revised and updated version which is now borderless with 55 cards. The Messenger Oracle is very earth-based with elementals, dragons, tree people, shamans and magic users. The artwork is powerful with luminous lighting and saturated colours. The guidebook is short but gets straight to the point.

Anyone who is drawn to Celtic shamanism, Druidry, nature or animals should like this deck. It connects you to Gaia (Mother Earth), the forest, elementals and the magic of plants, trees and water. The cards have positive and empowering messages and teach you to trust your vibes. Works well as a quick daily message or for self-reflection and spiritual guidance readings.

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Do you have any of these or will you be getting any? What are your best oracle card decks? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).

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29 thoughts on “10 Of The Best Oracle Card Decks For Spiritual Guidance & Intuition

  1. David D.

    Thank you for your reviews, Ethan. I am an oracle card junkie, so I will certainly look into your favorites.

    Below are a couple of my own favorites:

    OSHO ZEN TAROT (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book).
    To me the ultimate oracle deck is the “Osho Zen Tarot”. It is an oracle deck. It is only called a tarot is because it is organized into suits and major & minor arcana. And, like all oracle cards, can be used as single cards and as spreads.

    But it is an oracle deck that reads your consciousness, from a high level zen perspective. I find it enlightening and transforming.

    For each card, there is a page in the book written by Master Osho, and a page written by his disciple. They have a somewhat different style and level of understanding between them.

    THE CRYSTAL ALLY CARDS (55-Card Deck and 296-Page Book).
    Since you are interested in crystals, you might want to take a look at “The Crystal Ally Cards”. This is a very powerful deck from the consciousness of individual crystals and from the five elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Wind and Storm. The cards are grouped under the elements, and there is a card for each element and one for each crystal.

    BLANK CARDS (which you can print or draw on).
    I have blank cards, too, on which I print artwork and inspirational information that I come across, dynamically growing my own, personalized deck. I also plan to create a personal deck of the names and photos of each of my decks, to make it easier to decide which deck to consult at a given time.

    THE ETHAN LAZZERINI CRYSTAL DECK (a work in progress).
    Although this deck does not yet exist, it is on my must-have list. I eagerly await its completion.

  2. crystal

    i already have ravynne’s deck & have had the sacred forest on preorder for awhile now. the crystal keepers is not available, none of the others entice me but thanks for the list.

      1. crystal

        yep, i noticed things are getting hard to find & not just cards either. the sacred forest looks absolutely awesome, i will get it in the fall according to amazon – so excited, i am more a nature person with my decks than people. 🙂 i’m gonna keep my eyes open for the crystal keepers, i obviously need help selecting crystals decks & i trust your judgement sooo… & then there is your deck (nudge nudge). have a great day.

  3. Ilene

    Hi Ethan!
    I bought both the Sacred Forest and the Energy oracle cards. I am a forest spirit at heart so I couldn’t resist and the energy cards sound like I just absolutely need them! I learned tarot and I also bought a new deck of them. Thanks for all of your information!

  4. Lisa

    I have a couple of these decks. I just got Sacred Forest Oracle and I love it. I also have Angel Guide Oracle by Kyle Gray. That deck is magical!
    I have the Goddess deck by Demarco. I find the art somewhat aggressive looking but I really enjoy the book. I have several of Diana Cooper’s decks- dragons, archangel animal, and just got the new unicorn deck! I love her! Thanks for sharing your favorites! I also really enjoy all of Collette Baron Reid’s decks. The Oracle of the Fairies deck by Karen Kay is pretty magical also.

  5. Kathy Robbins

    Hello! 🙂 I have never used Oracle or Tarot. I’m a “late boomer”, new to all this but I’m curious. Excuse my innocence, but what is the true difference? I never really knew about Oracle cards, and was always scared to death of Tarot (I was raised Catholic but not practicing, but I am Christian/spiritual) I’ve had an understanding that Tarot was “dangerous” to mess with, a big “no-no” and messing with it could attract dark energy into your life, kinda like a Ouija board and could seriously regret it. This is only my perception from past influences, don’t know if it’s true. I had my cards read (tarot) twice just for “fun” by a co-worker and once at a small town Fair, and then afterwards talking with others I had an “Oh crap” moment and thought that it was “dangerous” to mess with and thought maybe I shouldn’t have let them read me. I’ve been told when you try to delve into the future, to predict or change in any way, it’s dark energy, and not sure if I believe that or not but it’s kinda scary lol. But Oracle cards seem different to me for some reason. Just my intuition I guess because I know NOTHING about them or either really. What IS the difference, and are these Oracle cards spiritually “safe”? Is there a way to tell which one would be the safest for an absolute beginner like me? I don’t want to get “over my head” and mess with something I shouldn’t but obviously you can probably tell I’m drawn to the idea and am in need of some guidance and I’m a “lone wolf” in my social circle I guess. I am looking for a way to open up my intuition, work on my spiritual growth and life path so the Work Your Light one sounds like a good fit but I love Mother Earth/nature so the Sacred Forest might be a better start…But I love Crystals so maybe the Crystal Keepers is more for me?? Ugh!! I need an Oracle deck to help me decide which deck to get! Or if I should get one at all!! Or maybe get them all! Hahaha!! Help! : )

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      It’s a huge topic and not really what this post is about. Tarot is a tradition with usually 78 cards, specific suits and card names and symbolism. The first people that used it in this form were European Christians (it’s filled with medieval Christian symbolism) and there was no problem with it till much later. Keep in mind the fanatical people that tried to ban Tarot were book burners and burned innocent people too. Tarot isn’t dark and most these ideas are based on a lack of understanding plus Hollywood. It’s no different than any spiritual tool and you should always cleanse the cards and you can use protection (like I would with any tool or spiritual work). Using Tarot isn’t for everyone and if there is a lot of fear then that won’t help. Read a book on Tarot history and tradition.

      Modern readers use it more for personal development and self-reflection than prediction. Our natural intuition is predictive so asking about the possible future isnt wrong in my book. As for the oracles any you mentioned would be suitable for beginners but go with which one attracts you the most. Sacred Forest would be a good choice from what you said.

      1. Kathy Robbins

        Thank you, all of that makes perfect sense to me and I suspected the fears were based on unfounded bias. It always didn’t really make sense to me but I hadn’t really been curious enough about it to research until now. Thanks for the guidance/clarification and I apologize for going a bit off topic, I appreciate your thoughtful reply. I think I’m going to give Sacred Forest a try as that was what I was drawn too most as well. I think I will enjoy the experience. Thank you!!!

  6. Inderjit Mehmi

    I invested in my first oracle deck I think close to six years ago now it is in fact the Ask Your Guides Oracle Deck by Sonia Choquette which I refer to regularly and enjoy working with, the second deck that I own is The White Light Oracle Deck by Alana Fairchild, I love the artwork in this deck and of course the messages that come through are always clear. The last oracle deck that I invested in was the oracle deck as mentioned in the blog is the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Deck by Kyle Gray which I also refer to regularly I particularly like that it contains information about ascended masters and again it always helps guide me when ever I seek it’s assistance.

  7. Caitlin Grace

    I have Diana Coopers Archangel Deck and love it.
    Ome of my all time favorite decks is The Liquid Crystal Oracle by Justin Moikeha Asar – so powerful. I also love the Crystal Ally cards by Naisha Ashian and the Crystal Mandal Oracle by Alana Fairchild

  8. Kaye Rowe

    I am seriously attracted to that golden lion card that is in the picture with a lot of cards layed out.
    Maybe its because I am a Leo and I am also attracted to golden colours at the moment.
    Could you please tell which Oracle pack it comes from. And thanks for all that info above it was very inciteful.
    You can’t see inside a box of cards so sometimes you may choose cards packs that you would not if you could open it up and see inside. Cant wait to see your set.

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      It is a beautiful painting of a lion, isn’t it? That one is from the Messengers Oracle. I recommend you look on Youtube for a ‘flipthrough’ (a quick look through all the cards) or a ‘walkthrough’ (a more in-depth look at the cards) of any deck you are interested it.

  9. Donna Gorton

    I also use the Spirit Messages deck & get pulled to it a lot out of my standard 5 I use for ppl. They give ppl exactly what they need to hear & are always right on point!
    The Earth Magic deck us also really good. It’s more intuitive on ur part as a reader for the person, but always tap into what the person needs.

  10. Grace Mitchell

    Hi Ethan, thank you so much for such an informative selection of oracle cards. I think I have been waiting for this before I choose my deck. I was going to go with The Light Oracle deck, but on reading through the entire list I am drawn to The Messenger Oracle, although I must say the artwork, for me, is not one I normally would be drawn to alone. Looking forward to working with my chosen deck.

  11. Kathrin Roberts

    Hello Ethan, Oracle decks are my not-so-secret addiction. At the moment I have 26 decks, but that could change if I find another on sale that I fancy! I do have some favourites but try to use them all, sometimes asking my pendulums to choose a deck for me. I have 3 that you mention. If I want an honest answer, tell it like it is answer I will often pick the Energy Oracle deck, Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron Reed. I have a few by her and also by Denise Linn. Oh but there are so many and I love them all I also journal on some cards I draw too., and sometimes it turns into channeling with answers coming through. Thank you once again for your interesting blogs.

  12. Tara

    Great reviews! 3 of the decks I use are on your list! I love Denise Linns Sacred Forest and draw one everyday at the moment. The meditations that go along with them are amazing!! My favourite Kyle Gray deck is the Angels and Ancestors.
    I am very intrigued by the oracle messenger deck. As I seem to be drawn to nature and see tree spirits everywhere. I will have to look into that one.
    Another good one is the good earth deck by Steven ??(can’t remember his last name). But wonderfully illustrated and clear messages.

  13. Kathy Crocker

    Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, and Russian Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards by Svetlana A Touchkoff are my two favorites.

  14. ToniAnn

    I Am So Grateful for this information and I trust Your guidance. I am in a transitional phase of my life and I am definitely connected to more than I have been allowed to explore. I am in search of a deck or more that resonates with me and I am looking forward to purchasing through your store. I am first going to read your article on oracle vs tarot. Thank you again Ethan

  15. Josefina

    This is great info, thank you so much. I just bought my firs oracle deck. I would love to know which crystals do you use or do you recommend for oracle reading. Thanks again.

  16. Sylvia miller

    I have the work your light orical deck and I absolutely love it I also have the starseed orical by the same creator. They have both helped me in understanding myself and my path.

  17. PatCT

    I recently purchased the Astral Realms Crystal Oracle and absolutely love it – I think you will, too. It is a small deck, each card devoted to a crystal and chakra association, and may incorporate a planet, sun, moon, element, etc. The booklet offers an activity for each card. Very soothing and positive.

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