By Tiffany Sosa
Tarot and Oracle decks are divination tools used for self-discovery and seeking inner wisdom.
Choosing to believe in Tarot and Oracle decks depends on your purpose for using them.
- relating to or holding unconventional beliefs regarded as having little or no scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism, or alternative medicine.
So, What are Tarot Decks?
Tarot decks are a collection of 78 cards with each card having a key meaning. TO further divide the deck, they can be broken up into the 22 Major Arcana and the 56 Minor Arcana. The 22 Major Arcana cards represent life’s major lessons, while the 56 Minor Arcana cards reflect the experiences of the day-to-day trials you face.
Further within the Minor Arcana cards, there are 16 Tarot Court cards representing the different personalities and character traits that refer to you or those around you.
The rest of the Minor Arcana includes 40 numbered cards organized into four elemental suits; earth, air, water, and fire. In each suit, there are 10 cards each, representing various situations that we encounter every day.
Goals of the Tarot:
- Gaining spiritual guidance
- Tapping into your intuition
- Unlocking your inner wisdom
- Receiving messages
What are Oracle Decks?
Oracle cards don't have the same rules that the Tarot has. An Oracle doesn’t have a set number nor does it have to have any specific rules. Each deck has a unique theme or purpose created by the artist or writer. Oracle cards are inviting and useful for anyone looking for quick guidance or simple messages.
Goals of Oracle decks:
- Receiving instant messages
- Encouraging positive thinking
- Getting affirmations
What Can These Decks Really Do?
Tarot and Oracle decks can both tell stories of your journey in life and they are the key to unlocking your inner wisdom. Every challenge and lesson you face can be found mirrored within these divination systems.
When you consult these divining devices, you're shown what you need to do, in order to overcome obstacles and live an inspired life.
While many people believe these decks tell you the future or make predictions about your soulmate, deep down, that’s not what these decks are about.
When it comes to Oracle and Tarot decks, you are using your intuition to create your ideal future and manifest your dreams.
What’s special about these decks is that you might be completely unaware of the message until you see it reflected in these cards, in which case you are now empowered to take action in your life.
How to use Them
- Use either of these decks for:
- Seeking life-affirming answers
- Helping manifest your goals
In reading these decks, you may already consciously be aware of the message or insight you receive in a reading. In this case, the reading can be a heartening confirmation of what you already know. Or, you might be completely unaware of the message until you see it reflected in the cards, in which case you are now empowered to take action based on your new awareness.
Do They Actually Work?
Tarot and Oracle decks are tools that are meant to be used intuitively in order to guide and counsel yourself and others.
The decision to believe in these decks left up to you.
Get a deck and see for yourself what might be possible in your life. Tarot and Oracle decks give you intuitive wisdom and guidance available at your fingertips!