I have been passionately obsessive about symbols and archetypes lately (which you may have noticed). One of the reasons is because I’m creating an oracle card deck to make the Goddess Portal Wheel an easy-to-use and helpful tool for your everyday life. I’ll be sharing more about this with you later on in the days ahead.
What is an oracle deck?
Oranum is a Latin word that means to speak or give wise counsel. (Think of the Oracles of Delphi.) An oracle uses pictures to form a lexicon — a grouping of specific symbols, metaphors and images that form a language for us to use to tap into a pool of information.
An oracle deck is an assortment of cards with images. When you do a “reading,” you pick cards from the deck and interpret their meaning depending on your query and on your own personal cosmology. Most people are familiar with Tarot cards — similar to oracle decks. You do not need to be a psychic to use an oracle, although many mediums do use them.
I think that one of the reasons oracle cards have become popular again is that they provide us with such an easy way to tap into unconscious, universal wisdom, including archetypes.
What is an archetype?
An archetype is defined as “The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based.” Archetypes in the form of Gods and Goddesses, along with the many tales of mythological characters, have been around for thousands of years and have been a useful source of inner knowledge and understanding.
One of the first people to introduce the idea of universal archetypes to the modern world was Carl Jung. He actually changed the direction of modern psychology using them. Jung noticed that many of the key archetypes showed up in our dreams, and it was because of this that he coined the term “collective unconscious.” Even though we did not live thousands of years ago, we still have access to collective information embedded deep within ourselves.
To give you a simple example, there is your “real” mother, and then there is the “Great Mother,” who represents particular universal characteristics that lie within all of us, whether you’re a man or a woman. The Major Arcana in the Tarot, for example, represent 22 archetypal themes or patterns that most people can expect to encounter within a lifetime.
It’s time to course-correct.
Thousands of years ago, the “Great Goddess” was very much a real presence who governed human beliefs and codes of conduct. Much like the religions that came about after her, though, the Goddess culture became dominated by the patriarch or toxic masculine forces, and the feminine principles (Goddess) were taken away or subjugated.
Our world has been in a very unbalanced state for some time now. Many believe that we need to bring back more of these feminine principles in order to course-correct. Much of this original wisdom has been lost to us, but now it’s starting to filter back into our present day collective unconscious.
The Goddess archetype has a lot to teach us and also has a lot for us to embody in order to self-actualize at this time — especially around health and beauty.
Tap the collective unconscious.
I recently created a workshop to explain how to use the Goddess Portal Wheel — a system for you to use to develop a bridge of communication between your conscious mind and your unconscious wisdom using a lexicon of symbols and archetypes.
This is to give you clarity on what to focus on to get results
To help you stay motivated to keep going
Plus a plan and system to get there.
I will be giving a FREE “live” 3-part workshop toward the end of this month, so here’s your chance to explore this fun and amazing way to see how symbols can be your favorite guide to a happy and fulfilled life.
This will eventually become a paid program later on, so sign up now to get the workshop for free if you want to learn more about it.