As an alternative to traditional methods of consulting the I Ching, you can use a set of I Ching Cards for divination. These have the advantage that readings can be done quickly and easily.
Many people also prefer the card shuffling method, which can seem a more natural way to select a reading, especially for Westerners.
There are various commercially available sets of I Ching cards. Ideally, you should choose a set that includes cards for both the eight trigrams and the 64 hexagrams.
Some sets of cards usefully include brief interpretations on each card.
Michael Daniels I Ching Oracle Cards
If you like the modern psychological I Ching interpretations by Michael Daniels used in our Advanced I Ching Oracle, you can now buy a COMPLETE SET OF SPECIALLY DESIGNED PROFESSIONAL I CHING ORACLE DIVINATION CARDS featuring these texts - direct from the manufacturer.
The 108-card poker-size deck includes:
- 16 Trigram cards (two sets of eight).
- 64 Hexagram cards with interpretive texts, including nuclear hexagrams and changing lines.
- 16 cards that replicate the classic Coin and Yarrow-Stalk procedures (coins and yarrow stalks not required).
- Informational cards that explain the I Ching system.
- Instructional cards for FIVE different consultation methods.
All cards printed on high-quality premium (linen) card stock and presented in an all-white tuck box.
This deck has everything you need to practice I Ching divination and readings
Card Examples (front and back designs)
Substantial discounts for multi-deck purchases
(ideal for mind-body-spirit resellers!)
You can also buy Michael Daniels' companion book on the I Ching Oracle
(available in paperback, hardback and Kindle editions)