The Tarot of Light and Shadow by John Matthew & Andrea Aste

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This beautifully illustrated double Tarot deck allows readers to explore both sides of a question at once, looking at the Shadow (instinctive, inner world, the unknown) and the Light (rational, outer world, the known). For the first time ever readers are being offered two Tarot decks specifically designed to be used together.

The Tarot of Light and Shadow presents a new multi-layered way of working with the Tarot- using two decks to explore the Shadow and Light sides of any questions at once. Although some professional readers have used this idea with different packs, and to great effect, this is the first time two Tarot decks have been designed specifically to work together.

In fact, they can be seen not as two separate decks but as one deck appearing in two dimensions. The principle of the two-deck system can be explained as follows- there are two sides to every question and two sides to every answer. Answers come both from within and without. Inner influences as well as outer affect our choices and may dictate our concerns. When we face a problem or issue for which we turn to the Tarot for advice, there are many different ways to approach the query.

The Shadow deck gives you insight into your inner world, your subconscious, your instinct and what is not yet in the light of your consciousness, while the Light deck reflects the the outer world, the rational and what is already known about an issue. This ground-breaking two-deck system allows the reader to explore bothsides of such questions at once, and to find the best way forward in the blending of both answers.

About the Authors

John Matthews is the New York Times bestselling author of several successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs - including the Arthurian Tarot (with Caitlin Matthew).

 

Our Tarot & Oracle Library includes a bunch of different authors, including some pretty cool Aussies! Whether you're new to buying cards, or you've been using them for years, you are welcome to join my VIP Lounge.  I try to use our new cards as they arrive, and old favourites are featured also.  You should never be afraid to try something new - you can do anything. 

Frequently asked Q&A - 
The most popular question I'm asked is whether or not you can buy your own tarot or oracle deck. 
  • The answer is a resounding yes!   
The second most popular question I'm asked is "What is the difference between Oracle and Tarot?"
  • The short answer is that oracle cards give you the opportunity to find a more deeply intuitive reading, probs because there is no real tradition to the cards.  Tarot is more structured, and can take some time to learn. That being said, you can most definitely pick up a tarot deck and understand what they are telling you!
  • All of our decks come with guidebooks designed to do absolutely that - to teach and guide you on your divination journey.  I recommend oracle cards to anyone who is starting out - you can make them be whatever you want them to be - which will inspire you to try and keep practising. 
My message to you is don't beat yourself up if you're struggling in the first part - learning to trust your intuition is a skill.  I am not an expert in either oracle or tarot - but I am a lover of both.  Shine bright, Pauline x

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