Intro to Tarot and Oracle Decks
Tarot and Oracle decks are used for insight, perspective, clarity, personal growth, inspiration, coaching, and divination.
An oracle works through synchronicity, law of attraction, like vibe or meaningful coincidence when a person uses it. Specifically, they are based on Pythagorean numerology, which teaches that numbers and images all vibrate in a very precise, mathematical manner. It’s impossible to make a mistake when using oracle cards because they operate within the infallible Law of Attraction.
An oracle can be a card deck, a set of runes on wood chips or stones. Today in this post, we’re focusing on decks.
You might be wondering, what is the difference between oracle decks and tarot decks?
A tarot deck is a fixed system based in tradition. It's a classic set of 78 cards that fall under the category of major or minor arcana. From there, the cards are divided into four suits (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles).
Tarot cards have a traditional structure to the deck and common meanings. Most decks are Rider-Waite derivatives, and they share common themes across those different decks. The images and the pictures might be completely different, but often the messaging behind that card is very similar. So with Tarot cards, there is a common theme that runs through most cards
Oracle decks are different in that they vary in number and each and every oracle deck will differ from the other. It’s up to the author to create the vocabulary and system the oracle card deck operates on. All the parts of the Oracle need to work together to have an oracle that works as a true divination system. Each oracle card deck is its own little universe and is generally distinct from the others by their art, author, and themes.
Which is better? Tarot or Oracle?
Neither! Just your preference. And guess what? You can only use Tarot. Or only use Oracle decks. Or, you can mix and match and use them in combination! Whatever you like.
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