Introduction

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History of
Tarot/Oracle Cards

There are many theories behind the origin of Tarot Cards and Oracle cards. It is believed that history of tarot and oracle cards is century old. People are using them from 15th century. Over centuries people used the card as an aid to peep into the future or in other words these are the tools to predict future. They are helpful when you are confused or want to take quick decision. Though both are cards in format but very different from each other.

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What are Tarot Cards?

Most people are familiar with the standard 78-card Tarot deck in all its many versions or variations. You can find Tarot cards with just about anything on them, from animal to fairy tale to zombies. The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards and divided in two parts "Major Arcana" and " Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consist of 21 cards and numbered from 1 to 21. Minor Arcana consist of 56 cards further divide into the four suits of Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and sword. The meaning of cards are fixed. These cards represents the more mundane, everyday personal life. Tarot cards are connected to astrology and numerology too.

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What are Oracle Cards?

Oracle card are different form tarot cards. In the past, Oracle means “God’s delegation”. They believed everything had been born and controlled by the “Supreme”. Everything had its own voice and message. The origin of oracle deck was 19th century.. Oracle cards are simple and easy to use. Oracle cards usually based on the thoughts or more like advice. Many oracle decks are available from angels to fairies and so on. The meaning of tarot cards are fix but the meaning of oracle cards are vast. Because these are the messages and advice which you can take as it is or you can interpret in your own way. You can design your own oracle deck with beautiful figures and quotes, thoughts and advice etc.