Wild Wisdom Crystallary Oracle Spread


Wild Wisdom Crystallary Oracle Spread

Posted by Herbiary, Dec 16th 2022
Wild Wisdom Crystallary Oracle Spread

Whether you're new to oracle cards or a seasoned reader, we’ve got a card spread from The Illustrated Crystallary (written by Herbiary co-founder Maia Toll) that will offer wisdom and insight to help you ring in the new year. This spread celebrates the change from one year to the next and is a moment to pause and reflect on the year that has passed before, beginning anew, and moving through a new cycle.

If you’re new to the Crystallary Oracle Deck, take a few minutes to get acquainted:

Allow your eyes and mind to wander as you look at the pictures on the cards. Gently notice which images and colors catch your eye without forming attachments. If you’re familiar with using smoke to clear energy, use ethically sourced sage, cedar, or sweetgrass to clear your cards and set an intention for their use. Think of it as the beginning of a relationship; open your heart and introduce yourself.

Now take some time to get acquainted with the guidebook:

As you read through the Crystallary, you’ll notice each crystal, mineral, and stone carries a bit of perspective, and wisdom.

Interesting tidbit: Maia, author of the Wild Wisdom Series, sees each book and deck as serving different purposes:

The Illustrated Herbiary speaks to emotional and mental states.

The Illustrated Bestiary speaks to the next right action.

The Illustrated Crystallary speaks to life's purpose.

The Wild Wisdom Companion is about time and timing.

Your New Year Reading:

With this reading, you’ll find crystal energy to guide your journey to self-discovery in the new year.

When you're ready, calm your breath and quiet your thoughts. Take the Crystallary cards in your hands. Allow a simple question to float in your mind as you hold the cards. Your question might be, “What do I need to be aware of as I head into the new year?” or, “What crystal wants to guide me/be in partnership with me during the journey of 2023?” The possibilities are endless!

Imagine sending that question down your arms and into the cards. When you feel ready (listen to your intuition!), you will draw three cards with your right hand, laying them down left to right.

From left to right…

The first card on the left offers a point from last year’s journey. This is a crystal that is appearing to offer a potent message about the past. This crystal reminds you to embrace and reflect upon a theme from the last year.

The middle card is a card that gifts insight into where you are right now. In the liminal between the new year and the passing year, this card celebrates a theme to hold close in the present moment.

The third card on the right is a card that carries with it some wisdom for the year ahead. This crystal is volunteering to guide you, to offer wisdom, and to be of service, it’s a partner and a portal for 2023.

These crystals are committing their support to you. What will you commit in return?

This commitment might be expressed internally— a thank-you before bed each night— or externally. External expressions of gratitude might be an altar you tend. 

And remember: each oracle card reading reflects what you need to know in the present moment. Change is constant— there is not one reading that lasts forever. As new questions emerge, it will be time for a new reading. 

Use your cards to have an ongoing dialogue, deepening your relationship with yourself and the world around you.

Don’t have your Crysallary deck yet? Get your Crystallary Oracle Deck with full-sized, gilt-edged cards today so you’ll be ready to call on the guidance of the mineral world when the time arrives.

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