Author and illustrator, Judy Mastrangelo, has created the most delightful set of oracle cards called Inspirational Visions. They come in a lovely box with a book to explain the meaning of each card.
I have only recently learned about Tarot Cards and their interpretations and the concept of oracle cards was totally new to me when I received this pack so I looked up the difference on the internet in case any of my readers are as inexperienced in this area as I am.
I found an article by Alexandra Svokos on elitedaily.com which explained the difference like this:
“You may already know how tarot cards work — or at least, what they are. A tarot deck is a classic set of 78 cards that fall under the category of major or minor arcana. From there, the cards are divided into four suits (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles). Tarot cards are studied and interpreted by expert readers, primarily to speak to a person’s life story.
Oracle cards, on the other hand, are more free-wheeling from the set structure of tarot. An oracle deck can essentially be whatever the creator of the deck wants it to be — they pick how many cards are in it, what sorts of imagery it’ll use, and what purpose it’s supposed to serve. There are many different types of oracle decks that come in all shapes, sizes, and functions. The basic set-up is that they have images and words, along with a book that explains ways in which a reader should interpret them.”
If you would like to find out a bit more about Tarot Cards and oracle cards you can read Colleen Chesebro’s review of Inspirational Visions here: https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/09/03/colleens-2020-pagan-book-reviews-inspirational-visions-oracle-cards-by-author-judy-mastrangelo-jmastrangeloart/
My review of Inspirational Visions
The intention of these cards is to provide inspiration for insight for readers of the cards. Each card is beautifully made from good quality card and the illustrations are simply amazing. The message on each card is embellished and expanded in the accompanying booklet.
I selected a card from the pack and it was Alice and the White Rabbit. The message was “Follow adventure down the rabbit hole.“
The expanded message is as follows:
“Throw caution to the winds, and let your hair down. Join the Excitement of a new adventure.
Don’t be afraid to try something new and thrilling. Keep your eyes ope and protect yourself from mishaps, but enjoy every minute of the fun.“
What a lovely card! I am thinking about it as I feel I have reached a crossroads in my life and have some big decisions to make over the next few weeks. I have always been over-cautious so this is an extraordinary card for me to have selected at this junction in my life.
This is a lovely idea and I do believe I will find these cards to be a wonderful source of inspiration for my daily life.
Purchase Inspirational Visions
You can purchase Inspirational Visions here: https://www.amazon.com/Judy-Mastrangelo/e/B001KI3S1Y
You can also view all of Judy’s beautifully illustrated children’s books.