THE LOVE ORACLE is designed to shed light on all the various relationship situations you encounter in life. It is packed with words of wisdom, clarity, and advice to help you gain insight into yourself and your interactions with others.
THE LOVE ORACLE is based on the principle that there are no coincidences in life, that everything you draw to you happens for a reason. So, out of the 12,960,000 combinations of words of solace and advice from the 240 cards, the four cards you pick at any given time will have a special meaning and value for you. Be willing to learn and grow from the messages the cards give you at any particular time.
The Game can be played with one person alone, or with a group of people, each person playing one at a time.
The object of the Game is to ask questions in order to gain insight into a particular problem or challenging situation as far as love and relationships are concerned. When you are the one playing, ask a question about a situation you are in by typing it as indicated. Then you "shuffle" each deck of cards, one deck at a time, while focusing on your question. After you shuffle the first deck, "Guiding Truths," a card will automatically be drawn and displayed on your screen.
Continue in the same manner for each of the three subsequent decks. If after you have pondered (or discussed) the messages from that round of cards, you may draw another card if you wish additional feedback. One round may be sufficient for you, or you may feel prompted to do more than one round. Do whatever feels most comfortable for you at the time. (For maximum benefit, it is best to limit yourself to three rounds per question. It is more valuable to ponder and explore the answers you've received, rather than continually asking for more information.)
Obviously, when you are alone, you will want to ponder the meaning of each card as you select it and see how it is relevant to your situation. Look within and find whatever part of you is resonating with the message on the cards. Sometimes the cards will stimulate various feelings within you and help you to get in touch with any blocks you may have in relationship situations. The cards may also indicate further work you need to do on yourself in order to resolve certain relationship issues.
When you're in a group of people, take time to discuss each card as you select it. Tell the group what it means to you, and let them give you feedback as to what they perceive.
Such feedback can only stimulate thoughts and feelings in you and give you more insight into what's going on within you. This will give you additional support in dealing with any parts of you that are stuck or blocked in some way.
When formulating a question, it is best to ask one that does not simply require a "yes" or "no" response, although you may ask such a question if you feel prompted to do so.
Since the purpose of the game is to help you clarify various love and relationship issues, here are some example of questions that would work well:
- "What do I need to learn from my relationship with (whomever)?" Or: "What is this relationship trying to show me?"
- "What seems to be getting in my way from relationships (or a particular relationship) working out for me?"
- "What do you advise me on my relationship with (whomever)?"
- "Where am I getting stuck in relationships?"
- "What is the source of my anxiety regarding relationships?"
- "What relationship advice do I need today/right now?"
- "What should I remember when I go out with (whomever)?"
- "What do you think about (whomever) coming over Friday night?"
- You could ask a general question, such as: "Tell me what I need to know in my life right now?"... and simply let the cards share whatever piece of wisdom they have for you in the moment.
Some people ask questions like: "Should I move to Texas?" or: "Will this job work out for me?" In cases like these, be willing to get information that would be most valuable for you, and simply extrapolate whatever meaning is appropriate for you, as it relates to your question. The cards will still give you helpful insights, but you may have to let your intuition help you to clarify their meaning for you and how it relates to the question you asked. If you are willing to take responsibility for attracting the cards with the perfect answers for you, then you will find value in whatever answers you receive.