Are tarot and oracle cards the same?

Tarot cards and oracle cards are very similar in purpose, look, and feel. Both Tarot cards and oracle cards are used by psychics and hobbyists to find insight through intuitive reading of sacred cards. Because of this major similarity, many readers choose to combine both Tarot cards and oracle cards into their rituals.

A query we ran across in our research was “What is the difference between oracle decks and tarot cards?”.

While Tarot decks always have exactly 78 cards, oracle decks may have any number of cards depending upon the reader’s wishes. The purpose of the deck is open to interpretation, and so it can be built in whatever way the reader desires.

What are tarot cards?

The tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. They were developed about 600 years ago for gaming. However, some mystics, psychics, and occultists began to use the cards for divination, and today the cards and the ability to “ read” them are seen as elements of fortune-telling.

Each tarot deck comes with a guidebook that gives the tarot meanings of each card. The general idea is that the archetypal imagery and symbolism on and position of the cards (tarot spreads ) “tells” the tarot card reader a story about the person receiving the reading (sometimes called the client or sitter).

Tarot is all about your intuition. It’s the inner voice of your higher self, and Tarot cards can help you hear your inner voice and embrace it’s message. Having these Tarot card meanings and interpretations at your fingertips, help you better understand what your inner voice is trying to tell YOU!

What do tarot cards mean in the Bible?

Answer: Tarot cards are associated with divination—unlocking the secrets of the future by occult, supernatural means. Divination is strictly prohibited in the Bible . Tarot cards come in a deck of 78 individual cards.

What are the different types of tarot decks?

There are at least three different deck categories – tarot, oracle, and functional. Traditional decks are often similar, but there are differences. Tarot Cards are about Minor and Major Arcana cards, Courts and Suits.

The Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. The 22 Major Arcana cards represent life’s karmic and spiritual lessons, and the 56 Minor Arcana cards reflect the trials and tribulations that we experience on a daily basis.

What are oracle cards and how do they work?

Unlike Tarot cards, oracle cards are not split between major and minor types and can be interpreted as either related to major life events or related to daily happenings depending on the intent and intuition of the creator and the reader.