Here in the shop, customers often ask “What is the difference between tarot cards and oracle cards?” My answer is twofold: Oracle cards require less study and mastery in order to read with them, so they are more accessible to beginners. They offer insight but don’t necessarily address the tougher side of life or the shadow side of the human soul. It’s not that tarot is more negative, but tarot tends to offer a view of life that includes the challenges and the pain. Oracle decks are intended to comfort, uplift, and inspire.
The Moonbeam Magick Oracle, with its easy-to-grasp symbolism and appealing rainbow hues, demonstrates this beautifully. The images are by the artist Sapphire Moonbeam, who creates her “energy paintings” with direction from her Fairy Spirit guides. Each card offers wisdom in a reassuring way. The nicely-written guidebook invites you to work with each card in 3 ways:
- Reflect on the direct meaning of the word on each card; and/or
- Absorb the flowing images to evoke your intuitive and emotional response; and/or
- Meditate on a card and repeat the affirmation offered at the end of each card description.
I recommend this deck for those times when you are looking for a positive, lighthearted, and inspiring session. But that doesn’t mean it’s only for “happy times.” You can use this oracle to challenge yourself to reach for the rainbow even when things look bleak.
The Moonbeam Magick Oracle is available through the Eye of Horus. Bring home your copy today!