What comes to mind when you think of oracle cards? A fortune teller on the boardwalk with a crystal ball? Yeah, that’s what I used to think too - until I realized they were one of the best tools to help me meditate and manifest.

I was first introduced to oracle cards by my cousin. I totally gave her the side eye the first time she pulled them out. I wasn’t fully owning my “woo” side then, and I really had no idea what they were, how to use them, or how they fit into my life. But before long, I fell in love with the simple magic of picking the “right” card every time and reading the message it had for me.

Using them as inspiration for some meditative time has been one of the most accessible ways to remain connected to my spirituality during times of stress or even just busy-ness. During times of great joy, I also reach for the decks. They have a wonderful grounding quality about them.

The truth is there are endless benefits to pulling cards for yourself. Reading them can actually help boost your mental health and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Click through for everything you need to know!


Madi Murphy, of CosmicRx, is a professional astrologer, intuitive healer, shamanic medicine practitioner, and wellness entrepreneur. Care to learn more about how your stars align? Check out CosmicRx, the spiritual wellness brand approaching self-care through a cosmic lens! Decode your birthchartcatch a podcast, and become a member for access to unlimited monthly classes, energy healing, support from professional coaches, and more!