Tarot

What are Oracle Cards?

Bonnie Jean

What are Oracle Cards?

Oracle cards are cards that have special imagery, often accompanied by some text to convey a concept or mood to the readers. They are similar to Tarot cards in that they are used as a method of divination and spiritual advice. However, the cards are not as structured as Tarot and tend to be more personalized in style. How do Oracle Cards work? Most oracle decks are slightly larger than Tarot cards, making them more difficult to shuffle. While almost all Tarot decks are made up of 78 cards, oracle decks can vary significantly. Some will have as little as...


How to Read Tarot Cards for Yourself

Bonnie Jean

How to Read Tarot Cards for Yourself

Reading for yourself can be a little tricky. We all have desired outcomes and expectations when we pull for ourselves and it’s easy to distort interpretations of the cards to match what we want to see, rather than what is. To alleviate this, conduct the reading as though you were doing it for someone else. 3 Steps to Read Tarot Cards for Yourself Get in the zone - first of all, it is important to meditate and calm your mind. Choose a quiet space, light some incense and find a comfortable spot to sit for at least ten minutes. Focus...


How to Read Tarot for Someone Else

Bonnie Jean

How to Read Tarot for Someone Else

It can be a little daunting reading for others at first. It’s best to be honest and upfront with the querent that you’re still learning Tarot. Below is the process I use to read Tarot for others that I have found to be quite effective. 6 Steps for Reading Tarot for Someone Else Charge the Deck – before giving readings, I like to make sure that my deck is fully charged. I do this by saging the cards before shuffling them. I also place the deck on a windowsill with direct light on a full moon to charge. You can...


How to Shuffle Tarot Cards

Bonnie Jean

How to Shuffle Tarot Cards

So, you just bought a new deck or maybe you were gifted a secondhand deck and you have no idea where to begin? Below are a few steps to help you on your way to giving insightful Tarot readings. 5 Steps to Shuffle Tarot Cards Learn Your Deck - before you pull cards for yourself or others, it’s best to go through the cards, get a feel for each of them and put your energy on them. Personally, I like to sleep with my new deck under my pillow for the first few nights and meditate with the cards in...


Tarot Suits and Elements

Bonnie Jean

Tarot Suits and Elements
Understanding the four cardinal elements (earth/air/water/fire) and the energy they carry can help with reading the symbolism in Tarot cards, specifically the minor arcana. The minor arcana is divided into four suits – Pentacles, Swords, Cups and Wands and the imagery in these respective suits corresponds to an element.