DesertStar ~ Tarot & Oracle Cards
The word Tarot was originally spelled ìRotaî, which means wheel. The Tarot recalls eternal pictures and symbols that include myth and folklore, and express basic psychological ideas. We use the Tarot as a living form that is tied into the existing Universe. In essence, the Tarot is a simulacrum of the Universe. The Tarot operates on the Law of Attraction— that is, what may appear as a random selection of shuffled cards is actually a precise arrangement that coincides to form the answers and insights that address a specific query. What is true about the Tarot is that it opens up a door that allows us to take a journey to the center of our being, to our primary source: it is a door to our unconscious. We can conclude that the esoterical teachings transmitted through the bases of symbolic images called Tarot, continue nowadays impacting the human subconscious. As every Oracle, Tarot may be used in different situations, to inspire us in view of a certain issue(s), to try to figure out which is the best way to follow in view of certain situation, as a guide or comfort.
Tarot Cards (or taroc cards, or tarocchi cards) were originally used for playing a card game called tarocchi, and had no more or less to do with foretelling the future than did other types of playing cards. Most modern Tarot cards consist of 78 cards and are used for divination or as a symbol-system for personal growth and development. Regardless of their original use, as a clever card game or a clever way to impart mystical teachings in the 1300’s in Europe it is the wisdom and guidance we gleam from their images today that may be the most intriguing. The images of the Tarot do not mean people, things or events; they project to people, things, or events within the context of the inevitable mental odyssey. Thus, when the Tarot is consulted, it is not the cards that we have to read rather than our own life reflected on these images. The Tarot, like the images that we see in our dreams, burst into our lives to show us aspects of our personality that want to be recognized. They bring us messages of great importance in non-verbal languages, which are symbols. This is why the Tarot has an immense power to activate our imagination, because the cards are inspired in human experience and in the deepest levels of our mind. In the hands of an adept, they tell your story and portray your journey.
Oracle : a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature
Oracle Decks, Divination Decks, Meditation Cards, and Cartomantic or Non-Tarot Decks of all kinds. Oracle Cards are used for similar purposes to Tarot Cards, but have varying numbers of cards – from as low as 20 to as many as 144 – and may be based on any structure or any topic. Oracle Cards are used to provide an insight and positive outlook for those seeking answers to their most inner questions. Oracle Decks are great for finding inspiration to move to the next level in your life – or just make a difficult decision, by looking at it from a fresh perspective. Oracle Cards are the easiest way to get clear answers, especially if you’re stressed, worried, or sensitive to the energies of this world.