Tarot Cards vs Oracle Cards: Explained!

Astrologists use various cards to predict the future. The most popular ones are Tarot Cards and Oracle Cards, but do you know the difference? Let’s find out!

Tarot Vs Oracle:

Tarot cards consist of 78 cards with two different sections: Major and Minor Arcana. Oracle cards offer a different perspective when used in readings. Both of these types of divination stem from the ancient art of cartomancy.

Oracle cards differentiate themselves from the standard Tarot deck in that their symbolism is often channelled through the artist or creator. While Tarot relies on 78 cards that use specific symbolism to tell a story, Oracle cards have varied meanings and use, all depending on the deck.

Oracle cards are a deck of cards that can be consulted any time we have a question that we would like additional insight into. Based on the keywords, symbols, images, and themes of the deck we are using, we can gain greater insight and access otherwise inaccessible information simply because of the Oracle card’s ability to help us see and understand what we couldn’t before.

Tarot cards are a set of 78 cards that are used for divination purposes. The deck is split up into two sections: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. Every card in the Major Arcana depicts karmic life lessons and challenges we experience throughout our lives. The messages from these cards can sometimes be seen as guidance from our spiritual team. An acknowledgement that we are about to embark on a life-changing journey. The Minor Arcana cards represent more of our everyday situations, challenges, and celebrations that we experience here on Earth.

Tarot cards tend to be more traditional and each suit has a specific meaning that stands true no matter the author of the deck. Tarot cards are structured, factual, and foundational. When using Tarot cards, a reader can pretty much know quickly what direction the reading is going.

Oracle cards offer a different experience. They are much more free-flowing, creative, and supportive. Unlike Tarot cards, Oracle cards can have different meanings for each deck. The theme of the deck is up to the creator. Themes can vary from plants, goddesses, animals, angels, and the list goes on. These creative themes give the reader space for intuitive interpretations of the divine messages.