The knight is pictured here on his trusty unicorn, cantering through the waves with sunlight emerging over them. Inside the sun is a cup that he may drink from IF he stays on track and doesn’t let his emotions get the best of him!
Today’s tarot card is about working towards goals and moving through set backs , however IF you are not careful you could tip the cup of success and sweetness over if you allow your emotions to get the best of you!
Today I am going to share a few different tips and tricks when entering the wonderful mystical realm of tarot or oracle(in some cases both!).
Above is your basic Rider Waite deck, which is what most people, find is an easier deck to understand if you do decide to enter the realm of tarot. The Rider Waite deck tends to be a little less scary and easier to understand especially if this is your first time learning tarot.
The standard tarot deck has 78 cards and usually includes a guide although there are many, many books out there that can also teach you just as well.
Tarot is a more structured, and has a dominant meaning compared to oracle, this means that the major arcana (ex: the fool) deals with the big things that are happening in your life. The suits which are pentacles, wands, water, and swords, relate to money, emotions, communication, and emotional matters affecting the problems or journey you are on currently, and in this present moment.
Oracle decks, can be easier and a lot less intimidating for beginners, or those who are still discovering their gifts. Oracles consist usually of 45 or more cards, occasionally these decks can have more or less.
Oracle is less structured than tarot and can be a little easier to understand because it does not typically have a dominant meaning to it.
Below is the Oracle of the Shapeshifters, which is one of my personal favorites!
I love oracles more because the imagery tends to be more stimulating and visionary for me rather than worrying about how each dominant message that tarot tends to offer translates into a reading session I will have with a client.
Some oracle decks also offer a typical tarot sized deck instead as a way to help beginners understand the complex world or tarot, or get their feet in the water so to speak.
I personally bond better with oracle cards, although I do use tarot from time to time, I still feel I need to go the rider waite way to better under understand tarot, however this is for another conversation at another time.