The Osho deck is a new age tarot deck that helps you to focus on the here and now. Like the wisdom of Zen, this deck helps you to understand your thoughts and emotions by showing how they are reflected in your surrounding world. The images in the deck are beautifully suited for introspection and meditation. Many practitioners of the tarot find this deck to be very different from most new age tarot decks that are used for divination.
Born in India, Osho, previously known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was a controversial spiritual leader both in his early career and even more so in his later years. In the 1960s, he was an outspoken critic of organized religion as well as his attitude toward more open sexuality. In the 1980s, he was the central figure of an Oregon Commune that was involved in a bio-terror incident against the local community.
The images of the Osho deck are thoroughly modern, compared to the middle age images of decks like the Rider Waite. Even tarot beginners will find is easy to gain insight and wisdom from these images. They help all who view the images to see things as they truly are. Each card contains a keyword which signifies the meaning of each card. They have a way of summoning the reader’s intuition and make it easier to extract the truth of each situation.
The accompanying book offers an explanation of each card from a zen point of view. The explanations are derived from Osho’s teachings and philosophy. Both the card and the books emphasize the humor offered in each image and helps to see the card from a different perspective.
The Osho Tarot Deck is great for both beginners and for more seasoned readers of the tarot. The beauty and simplicity of the images help the reader to find the correct answers for the questions they are seeking. The here and now is revealed with this deck.
The Tarot has been primarily used as a tool of divination. The reader of the cards and the specific tarot spread can tell the querent’s past experiences, present situation and future possibilities with regard the various aspects of their lives. What is less known is the use of new age tarot decks as a tool to cast spells.
The symbols of the new age tarot decks are based on archetypal images that have lasted throughout known history. These images tap into our collective consciousness and have great power when we focus on them. We can use these images in conjunction with various tarot card spreads to help direct the proper energy into our lives to manifest that which we desire.
This combines creative visualization with the ritualistic power of a magic spell. In doing so, it creates very powerful thoughts and emotions. Focusing on these energies draws more of the same energy from the universe to you. You make manifest what you create with these spells. Like attracts like.
As Janina Renee points out in her book “Tarot Spells”, these are meant to be used for day to day aspects of our lives. Some possible spells involve increasing financial abundance, creating more self-confidence and encouraging good dreams. There are many aspects of our lives that we can improve with the use of these spells
Janina also cautions her readers to not use these spells for negative purposes. As already stated, like attracts like. What you put out to the universe comes back to you. These spells should not be used for revenge or to try to control someone. They should only be used to improve your life and to create a more positive world.
The minor arcana of the tarot are the cards that deal with the day-to-day aspects of life. There are a total of 56 cards that make up the minor arcana. The minor arcana cards are divided into 4 suits. They are Wands, Pentacles (or coins), Cups and Swords. Each suit represents one of the 4 elements. They also represent the different approaches to life. A tarot reading can show how each approach is represented and blended into our lives.
Suit of Wands:
The suit of wands represents the element of fire and the season of spring. Growth from the spark of inspiration is portrayed these cards. It is the suit of action, will and creativity. Some of the characteristics indicated by these cards are confidence, self-reliance, and productivity.
Suit of Cups:
The suit of cups represents the element of water and the season of summer. It represents feminine energy and corresponds to the yin. Personal reflection, contemplation and inner feelings come through these cards, with regard to love affairs and relationships. When these cards are drawn, they deal with the emotional energy of the subject being read.
Suit of Swords:
The suit of swords is represented by the element of air and the season of autumn. It represents freedom and the ability to change or modify quickly. It also deals with truth and justice. When these cards are drawn they help us to see whether or not we are aware of our own truths.
Suit of Pentacles:
The suit of pentacles is represented by the element of earth and the season of winter. All things earthly and physical are dealt with this suit. This suit corresponds with your senses and what you experience. They deal with money, business, crafts and prosperity. This suit help you to decipher what issues are affecting these aspects of your life and how to unblock and hindrances.
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