Hi, so there's a question that's been on my mind for a while and I would like people's opinion. About 5 years ago my mom got me a deck of Dragon tarot and Dragon Oracle cards for Yule. I use them both and really like them but I'm more drawn to the oracle cards. Some time ago I was trying to find a book on my Dragon Oracle cards because I want to get better at them and I came across a review where someone said they weren't oracle cards, instead it was just the Major Arcana simply renamed [like The Fool is The Seeker, The Lovers is simply Love, The Moon is The Lunar Dragon and so on] they work really well for me [and I actually read reverse meaning which I know many Oracle readers do not] but would you say this would be an Oracle deck or just a tarot knockoff? I'd probably still use these cards but I do want to learn more about oracle cards so I'm curious. Thanks everyone ^_^
I had to google the cards, but it seems that it is based on the Major Arcana of the Rider Deck.
In my opinion I would say it is an oracle due to not having 78 cards of whatever traditional tarot cards you have (Rider-Waite, Thoth, Mariselle). Also, respecting the artist who created the oracle deck.
It depends on how you view it.
Personally I would use it as an Oracle, but you could use it either way. There are alot of oracles out there that re really just major arcana. And even many decks labled Tarot that are not Tarot at all. If reading it separately and as an Oracle works for you, go for it, Oracle meanings are much more personally driven to begin with. As always, do what is good for you.
Thank you ^_^ I do use them as Oracle cards, but I was wondering since they're actually the major arcana if they are really Oracle cards. I read somewhere online they were basically fluffy cards. While I still like and use them I was wondering if a deck of merely the major arcana wouldn't work the same.
I own a few tarot cards that are only Major Arcana and that does not mean it is fluffy. That's in my opinion is an idiotic answer. Oracles and tarot cards that are only based on Major Arcana works just as fine as any divination tool. So, you do not have to worry. Also remember that there are things that work well for you, but not others.
So, don't worry what other says as long as it works for you then all is fine.