The Nakshatra Oracle ™ Deck is based on the ancient wisdom and symbology of Vedic Astrology and will enrich your practice, Vedic Astrologers and non-astrologer alike – This deck is for the Tarot- and Oracle card fiends, card slingers and collectors, astrologers, light workers, Yogis and definitely Vedic Astrologers, and anyone who loves stories, symbols and mysticism.
The Nakshtaras are the Lunar Mansions the sidereal zodiac is divided in in traditional Vedic Astrology. Each of these Nakshatras has a specific meaning, quality and symbology that has been used by Astrologers for thousands of years. But this symbology is not only for those who work with this ancient Indian system, it is also accessible to those who work with the Tarot or other forms of oracle and divination.
The Nakshatras offer symbolism and characteristics that are much deeper than just the signs they occupy, which makes them an incredible tool for divination, interpretation and learning.
One things that is very special to the Nakshatras is the precision. Each Nakshatra has very specific meanings, like
- auspicious, not auspicious
- light and shadow qualities
- planetary attachment
- domains of life ie. real estate, spirituality, relationships, business- and personal partnerships, art and creative endeavours, profession and vocation
… it’s a little bit like taking a regular Oracle or Tarot set into hyperdrive!
The complete deck has 51 cards.
- 28 Nakshatra Cards (27 traditional Nakshatras + 1 card for Abhijit Nakshatra)
- 9 Planet Cards
- 12 Zodiac Sign Cards
- 2 Ganesha Cards
The Nakshatra Cards are the core component of this deck. The way they are currently used in the Vedic Astrology system there are 27 Nakshatras. A 28th Nakshatra, Abhijit, is only used in specific astrological uses, such as Prashna or Muhurtha (electional Astrology and techniques to find auspicious times and dates), which actually makes it a powerful card in an Oracle Deck such as this was meant to be. Including Abhijit in this deck only made sense.
There is also a Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles and Patron of Astrology, card that can be used with the Nakshatra core cards for symbolism and interpretation, or you can use it as altar card. AS part of the Kickstarter project I added an additional Ganapati Card as a bonus – so now there are two Ganesha Cards for extra luck!
The Planetary-, and Sign- cards are included to give context, go deeper into a reading, for specific spreads and layouts, and for some of the Vedic Astrology uses I’ll be teaching in the “Exploring the Nakshatra Oracle ™” Companion Course. (below)
- 51 cards – 3.5 x 5″ with rounded edges
- 350 gsm high quality art paper, glossy finish (because it makes them look stunning and super easy to shuffle!)
- Lid Bottom Box – 1,200 gsm
- Booklet (in box) – 132 pages, glue binding, 3.5 x 5″, B&W inside, full colour cover
- Silver foiled card backs, box and booklet for extra class and glimmer!
Each of the cards are colour coded so it’s easy to see the relationships between Nakshatras, signs and planets. The different cards will also have different coloured/designed card-backs to make it easy to keep them apart, so you don’t have to look through the entire stack to find a planet card or a sign card and so on.