How to Use the Oracle
The Sibyls Oraculum is not a fortune-telling tool. It is a cartomantic method of divination designed to facilitate self-examination and decision making to improve the likelihood of success in all undertakings.
How the Oracle Works
Using The Sibyls Oraculum to facilitate self-examination and decision-making is accomplished in a three-step process:
1. Focus: on the core spiritual issue underlying the inquiry
2. Reveal and Analyze: what your mind is projecting onto the core issue that may be a help or a hindrance to achieving your long-term goals
3. Comprehend and Manifest: the ideal state of mind and how to immediately move forward for best results
The Sibyls Oraculum was NOT designed to address any of the following:
• the minutia of details surrounding the seeker’s question
• what anyone else “thinks,” “might think,” “might do,” or “will do”
• predicting the outcomes of situations
The Structure of the Oracle
The Sibyls Oraculum is colorcoded on the back according to the three distinct parts:
11 Black Core Issue Cards
11 Copper Projection Cards
11 Blue “Cool” Action Cards and
11 Red “Hot” Action Cards 6
Total: 44 Cards
About the Core Issue Cards
Every challenge has a source and that source is always in the mind of the querent. The core issue card identifies where there is a fracture or a miscalculation in logic related to the question. It is advised to set aside any defensive emotions that may arise upon receiving the message such as anger, denial, or self-deprecation because those emotions are contrary to the purpose of clarification. Receive, reflect, realize, accept, and move on.
About the Projection Cards
The projection cards reflect the rationalizations or justifications in the querent’s mind that are preventing them from seeing the core issue. It is the comfortable mask of excuse that is placed on the truth that if not worked out will eventually cause the querent internal suffering and possibly, external hardships.
About the Action Cards
The Action Cards are the oracle’s advice to the querent about what to immediately do next in relation to the query. The blue action card relate to the suggested internal state of mind the querent should take in relation to their question. The red cards relate to the suggested external response to the situation. The logic behind these divisions is that thoughts always precede an action and therefore are causal agents of which everything that happens afterwards is an effect. Thus, what one thinks is just as much an action as picking up a glass. The Sibyls Oraculum acknowledges this natural two-part process of action and advises the querent accordingly.
Consulting the Oracle
Step 1. The seeker poses a question phrased in a neutral way using a simple “Comment on . . .” method. For example:
• “Comment on getting back together with . . .”
• “Comment on loaning money to . . .”
• “Comment on what lesson I need to master in this lifetime.”
Step 2. The seeker shuffles the entire deck while thinking of their question, selects one black Core Issue card, and sets it aside.
Step 3. The seeker shuffles the deck (excluding the Core Issue card that has been set aside) while thinking of their question, selects one copper Projection card, and sets it aside.
Step 4. The seeker shuffles the remaining deck while thinking of their question, selects one blue “cool” Action card, and sets it aside.
Step 5. The seeker shuffles the remaining deck while thinking of their question, selects one red “hot” Action card, and sets it aside.
Step 6. Once all four cards have been selected the oracle’s response may be interpreted. Read the meaning of each card and jot down any “inner whisperings” that may be giving you more information. Keep in mind that the divinatory meanings provided with each card description are not fixed but are merely a guide to get you started.
Dear Tayannah, My boyfriend Sean and I broke up two years ago after I discovered he was cheating on me. He begged for my forgiveness and we got back together a few months later. Our relationship was better than ever but now we seem to be growing apart again and we fight over practically everything. Should I stick it out or break up with him once and for all? Thanks.
Core Issue Card: RHYTHM
Projection Card: PURPOSE
Blue Action Card: SUBMISSION
Red Action Card: STILLNESS
Summary: This reading tells me that your relationship was never accurately defined in terms of harmonious goals and until that is accomplished there will be problems. How do you both exist in the world? What’s your frequency as a couple? Some people can stay together happily for years without knowing this, theirs being a more “jazz improve” type of a situation. That may even work with you and someone else but it will never work with you and Sean, every couple is a unique alchemical experiment. […] My suggestion is to honestly assess if you ever were or remain on a complimentary path physically, mentally, and/or spiritually. If you discover that you are still in sync but just got seriously off track, then both of you need to do what you have to do (whatever that is) to get back on. If you discover that your needs, dreams, etc. are no longer compatible than submit to that knowledge. Once you’ve come to terms with the reality of the situation then consider the consequences of breaking up if there are any. They may be financial, parental, or emotional. Then figure out your next moves and put as many plans into action as possible before announcing it’s over. Just remember this, the time for talking, rehashing, debating, and arguing is over. No more ripples. Now is the time to move and act in silence.