Introduction: Living Storylines
We are all participants in a living storyline. Our moments connect to form our days and our outcomes. This is how our journey unfolds. This is what we share with our friends, family, and future generations who listen intently to our experiences in this life.
If you can learn to observe and allow yourself to see the pattern, you can begin to watch these stories weave themselves into existence through breath, movement, thought, and choice. This powerful existence is what this oracle deck seeks to capture.
The deck will answer your questions through its own form of storytelling, as the cards are read in the order they are drawn. It will share its understanding of where your path will take you on your current trajectory. If you’d like to see what results are gained by taking a different course of action, the cards allow you to turn them to gaze into alternate possibilities should you dare to think and act outside the expected.
This deck was created after coming back to the living world from a series of near death experiences. I was endowed with insight and clarity around being, purpose, action, and outcome. I had help with translating the visions and experiences in order to share them with those who want to know their story from a greater perspective.
Knowledge is a powerful tool that can benefit those who seek to gather and use it. This deck might be considered akin to pulling from the library of the divine itself. It is my hope that the insight you seek finds you.
Sacred Rose Oracle Deck
This deck was named for the soul inside. Imagine you have a garden and you tend this space to ensure the land you are in charge of abundantly thrives. What is reaped from the soil, the Sacred Rose, are the gifts we receive in kind for our toil.
This is how we are to care for ourselves, others, and our universe. It starts on our own home front, our little plot of land. The earnest effort we put forth ripples out to everything it touches, whether witnessed or unseen. We have the ability, as conscious beings with emotional intelligence and infinite resources at our disposal, to impact the tiniest pebble or distant planets.
On a physical level, this is seen by the caring for others in times of crisis, as well as the metal machines we’ve placed to orbit within and monitor our solar system. We are creators and destroyers. We are powerful and our impact is far reaching. Therefore, this deck is a tool to equally observe what we are experiencing on a micro level and to better make the ever present choice of how we impose our will upon the vast expanse of things outside of ourselves.
Unlike many of its counterparts, this deck is non-denominational meaning you do not have to hold any beliefs other than acknowledging your own existence at this present moment. You won’t need to work with guides, translators, spirits, or anything outside of your own personal energy to make this deck work for you. This deck is an extension of your own inner knowing and shines best when used in this context. The information the cards share with you relies completely on your keen sense of self and awareness thereof to translate how each card is guiding you. It is recommended to give yourself a safe, quiet space to pull your cards: a place where you can concentrate, focus, relax, and not be disturbed. Think of this time as a personal meditation or even a conversation with an old friend and alot yourself the appropriate accommodations.
General Card Meanings
Each card has a clearly defined overarching resonance. Each card’s definition will provide you with enough insight to make an informed decision about the guidance it is about to impart. It is recommended that you sit with the general definition first before reading the associated Cardinal’s information. This will give your mind time to process and align with the advice in a useful order of operations.
Each card has over 9 aspects and ways that the card can be read. Whether you are seeking guidance around weather, colors, impressions, or even zodiac signs, these cards have an answer for your inquiry. The most distinctive feature to deliver this information is the use of the four Cardinal Directions: North, East, South, and West. Each direction provides a variety of aspects and associated information. You can choose to go as deep as you like or keep things closer to surface. The choice is entirely at your will and comfort level.
Shuffling 4-Sided Cards
Much like any deck of cards, if you know how to Riffle Shuffle and Cut, you are going to get the most out of this deck. If you are used to utilizing a technique such as Corgi, Chemmy, Wash, Hindu, or Pile Shuffles, you may not get the best results. You will want to blindly (unique faces down) shuffle the deck itself 7 times to thoroughly mix all cards and diversify the results each time. This number of shuffles is based on a mathematical algorithm to perfectly randomize a standard deck of playing cards. With these four-sided cards, it is recommended to cut the deck, then quarter turn one-half of the deck, then cut and shuffle twice, as this completes a cycle. One opening shuffle plus two cycles completes the randomization of the deck. It is recommended not to cycle the deck more than twice per inquiry, as the deck will attempt to self correct back to its original positioning and the answers may appear too similar or confusing in their advice.
Types of Spreads
This deck can be used for any type of inquiry and yield as many cards per answer as your request warrants. However, if you want a bit more control or consistency, here are four types of spreads to inspire you.
One Card: Specific Query
Get very clear on what you want to ask of the cards and concisely state your inquiry. For example: “Should I take this position offered to me at ABC company this month?” Then state that you would like the answer to appear in one card. You can even define a Yes (North) and No (South) with Maybe (East and West). Or you can read the card’s advice exactly as is. Once the parameters are clearly defined, fully shuffle the deck. Cut the deck where you feel your answer lives and turn the top card over from left to right, as you would turn a page of a US/UK formatted book. Acknowledge the advice and thank yourself for whatever insight shows up — even if it may take a day or two to process the meaning.
Three Card: Existence Query
Following the guideline for the first spread, this time you will draw three cards and use the first card for Past, second card for Present, and third card for Future. When you clarify your inquiry, you will ask the deck to share the information as follows: “I want to confirm what has occurred prior and inevitably lead me to this moment. I want to validate where I am now and what is occurring at this time. I want to see what I am moving towards and what I should be aware of that is coming my way.” Shuffle, cut, and flip each card in order to reveal the information.
Five Card: A Storyline
Clearly define your inquiry and what you want to know. If you are asking about a relationship, then succinctly request what events will either lead to the relationship occurring or what major events will occur within the relationship itself. For example: “If Alexander and Katarina are reunited, what should they expect in the months to follow their reunion?” Or “When Julia and I vacation in Hawaii in May of this year, what advice should I be aware of during that trip?” Shuffle, cut, and flip each of the 5 cards in order to reveal a storyline of information. You will see how each card follows the other, as if a friend is answering your question.
Seven Card: The Sacred Rose
The ultimate storyline answer to an inquiry without the overwhelm. The spread allows you to make a somewhat larger ask and to gain a trackable timeline in the process. This is useful for launching a project, entering into a joint partnership for business, making a major move or a large purchase, and the list goes on. Set an initial timeline for the information to take place. A common timeline is 6 – 12 months, as that is near enough in the future to see the results unfold while the information is still fresh. Anything past a year and free will can change an anticipated outcome, as new information and factors enter into the bigger picture. State your query slightly more open ended. For example: “Sacred Rose, in seven cards, show me what challenges I will face over the next 6 months.” Or, alternatively, “Show me what successes are ahead of me in the next 12 months.” And for a general advice spread: “Regarding my near future, show me anything that I am allowed to be privy to occurring in the next 12 months.” Shuffle, cut, and flip each of the 7 cards in order to reveal a storyline of information. You will see how each card follows the other, as if a friend is answering your question.
This is useful when you want to see the possibility of other potential outcomes to the answer you were given. What if you decided to take the hint and stop deceiving your partner? What if you did some deep personal growth over the next few months and were able to address your shadow? What if you wanted to take an entirely different path now that this new information has inspired you to action? To see the result of an alternate ending, you may turn any cards after the first North present in your spread one quarter turn to the right to see how your outcome might change. All North cards are considered path markers that are integral to your result, so those do not turn no matter their placement in the spread.
Pairing Complementary Tools
If you work with crystals, pendulums, or other tool sets, you may do so with this deck with a word of advice: if everything holds energy, be aware that energies do not always get along. It is wise to only pair up tools that work well together. If something feels like it isn’t work, it probably isn’t and shouldn’t be used for this particular work at this time. Feel free to experiment and trust your intuition to give you the feedback you need to work with this deck in the way that best suits you.
Additional cards and decks will emerge over time and can be used in combination with the Sacred Rose Oracle Deck. Please return here as more information on these decks and when they will be released to the public for purchase will be available.