My Starchild Tarot AkASHIC deck was pretty bossy at our first reading. I had not expected that. This was something new from a Tarot deck.
When I first saw the online images of The Starchild Tarot AKASHIC deck, I felt a strong pull toward them. They were different. They seemed powerful and deep. And when I was finally able to buy them, I could hardly wait for them to arrive.
But when they did and I was looking through the deck, I had the sinking feeling I would not be able to connect with them as deeply as I had thought. The symbols were more vague than what I was used to and I began to worry that I had bought a deck I would not be able to read. How could that initial pull of the cards have been wrong?!
I decided I would just do what I normally do when I get a new deck and see what happened. I held them to my heart, welcomed them into my Tarot card family, and asked them to open themselves to me. Then I laid them aside to later do the other thing I normally do with new decks – go through the cards, one by one with the accompanying book, to learn the artist’s ideas behind the symbols.
Later that day, as I was beginning a reading for someone, I was sitting at the same table where I had laid the AKASHIC deck. It came to me that I should use the AKASHIC deck as an adjunct to the other deck I was planning to use for the reading. I do not normally use a deck before doing my getting-to-know-the-cards process, so I was surprised that I had this thought, but I proceeded with both decks for the reading anyway. As I was saying my prayer at the beginning of the reading, I heard very plainly and clearly that I was to use only the AKASHIC. The new deck was moving the other deck out of the way! What a bossy little voice it had!
During the reading, the cards did not mince words or meanings. I was surprised by this, since I had not had a chance to go through the cards. Yet here it was, giving me a deep reading that totally resonated with my client. I was pretty impressed. Later, when I did some research online to see if others had similar experiences with the deck, I found quite a few references to the deck having strong intuitive connections. That was exactly what I had experienced, too.
Since that day, I have come to realize that these cards have a very powerful voice. She (the deck feels like a She to me) is very clear and open and sometimes painfully honest. She knows what she wants to say and does so, often taking me into unexpected depths. Is it because of the cosmic feel of the images? The colors? The evocative landscapes? The sacred Geometry on the cards? Does she speak with her creator’s personality? I have yet to discern the answer but there is definitely an energy within the cards. While I admit to having to reach for the well-written guidebook from time to time, I am noticing the times are getting farther apart.
This deck is becoming a treasure for me. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a modern deck with incredible depth. While it is modern in its design, it gives a nod to all the Tarot traditions… Rider-Waite-Smith, Thoth and the Tarot de Marseilles. Kudos to Ms. Danielle Noel for her excellent deck. Her Magician self has taken the known and familiar and created something entirely new and timeless. It is certainly easy to understand why The Starchild Tarot AKASHIC deck has already become beloved in the Tarot world. It has charted a new Tarot path and its influence is sure to be felt for a long time to come.
Here is how Ms. Noel aptly describes her deck;
“The Starchild Tarot is an intuitive tool that connects with your innermost realms and Higher Self. This 79 card deck explores the ancient traditions of the Tarot through a Multidimensional journey of Consciousness and awakening.
Inspired by the sacred dreamscapes and mythos of the cosmos, each card represents a tiny gateway of insight into the realms of the Akasha. [These cards are] imbued with magic and love and made for the Starseeds and Mystics of the world.
As above, so below.”
All the photos used in this post are from The Starchild Tarot AKASHIC website, where you can purchase the deck directly from Ms. Noel.
(A portion of The Magician card is shown in close up above to help you see the detail.)
To read a post about how The Starchild Tarot AKASHIC deck pairs with the Wild Kuan Yin Oracle, click here.
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