A common misconception that a lot of people have about tarot and oracle cards is that only psychics or fortune tellers can use them. Many people believe that, in order to read cards, you have to have an innate ability that is only granted to a few people. However, this is completely untrue.
Everyone has the ability to harness the power of these cards. Tarot cards and oracle cards are an amazing tool for self-discovery, and they can really help you awaken the innate abilities you have lying dormant inside of you.
So, if you want to embark on the fantastic journey of card reading, it is really important that you know if you want either a tarot deck, or an oracle deck. Both have distinct differences and specific uses, and knowing exactly what purposes both serve can help you figure out which one fits your needs at this point in your life.
The first deck that began my spiritual journey was a tarot deck, so I feel that it is only fitting to start this conversation off by describing tarot cards.
Tarot cards are composed of two different categories: the major arcana and the minor arcana. The major arcana is composed of 22 cards and the minor arcana is composed of 56 cards with specific suits that represent the four main elements.
Now that the logistics are out of the way, we can go back to the main question at hand, which is, “what purpose do these cards serve me?”
Mermaid Tarot by Leeza Robertson
Tarot cards are a great tool to give you an in-depth look at external situations, as well as internal struggles that you have going on in your life.
I’ll provide an example. Let’s say you and your partner are having trouble with communication. You can use these cards to provide further insight on WHY you are having trouble communicating.
However, be warned, tarot cards will give you the FULL picture. I am talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, if you’re going into this thinking it will all be light and rainbows, think again. Tarot cards tell you exactly what you need to hear, and sometimes, the truth isn’t all that pretty.
If that sounds a little too intense for your first time with the cards, have no fear! You might want to start with oracle cards first. Oracle cards do not subscribe to a specific type of formula like tarot cards. They dance to the beat of their own drum.
But generally, what they do have are either prompt words, or the name of the image they portray. These words help you get an idea of the message that this card is trying to tell you. Oracle cards are great if you want guidance on a specific situation, but maybe don’t necessarily need the entire picture.
For example, using the scenario I described earlier, you could ask the oracle cards what you and your significant other need to do in order to prompt healthy communication. Oracle cards are generally lighter and can have an encouraging message overall.
Moonology Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland
While both of these are absolutely amazing tools, they do have their differences. Where Tarot can provide the unfiltered WHY of the situation, oracle cards can provide you with the HOW, as in how to fix the problems within that situation.
Whichever one you gravitate towards, know that tarot and oracle cards are for anyone who has a desire to deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
A great way to learn more about Tarot is to learn about Astrology. There are many corresponding factors and influences between the two. Understanding Astrology will help you to understand your Tarot readings on an entirely different level!
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Next week, stay tuned for advice on how to choose the perfect oracle or tarot deck that best suits your needs.
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The Angels she works with are Haniel and Chamuel. Archangel Haniel, is an angel of joy, harmonious relationships, and emotional healing. Archangel Chamuel, is an angel of unconditional love, romantic love, and inner peace.