The Starchild Tarot Deck was written and designed by Danielle Noel. This deck is very different from all other tarot decks I have and, most of all, it’s the most spiritual one. This tarot deck, made up of 79 tarot cards, is more than a simple tarot deck, it’s an intuitive tool to explore and embrace your higher self. This deck is defined as an Akashik deck. Akasha is the Sanskrit term for ether. In Hinduism, the term is used to indicate the basic essence of all things in the material world, the smallest element created by the astral world. The quality of Aether or Space is the ability to make all things exist within it and in Hindi the meaning of Akasha is “sky”. It is with the advent of Theosophy that the term, also thanks to Rudolf Steiner (Freemason, esotericist and founder of Anthroposophy), began to circulate in the West. It is closely linked to the karmic notion of the universe. According to Steiner the essence of akasha, that is its ability to contain everything within itself, made it possible to imagine the presence of a sort of cosmic and universal inventory, called “Akasha chronicles“, where you could consult everything that was already success. Hence the idea that accessing the Akasha chronicles means being able to access information on the past, present and future of anything or person. That’s what this deck can do: it can help you access all you need to know on all levels and spheres of your life so you can live being the best highest version of yourself.
Traditional tarot decks contain 78 cards total (56 are the Minor Arcana and 22 the Major Arcana). This deck has an additional Major Arcana Card called The Akashik Record, a card representing the final state of your journey throughout self-discovery and final enlightenment. Just like the journey of the fool ends in normal decks with the world and his reaching of completion and wholeness, in this deck the final card is all about a spiritual fulfilment.
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The suits are all the same as other decks with Cups, Swords and Wands, with the only exception of crystals instead of pentacles.
- A few cards are different
- In this deck the Fool card, the 0 card, has been replaced by The Starseed.
- The Hermit has been replaced by Serenity.
- The Hanged Man has been replaced by Perspective.
- Death has been replaced by Transformation.
- The Devil card has been replaced by Oppression.
- Judgement has been replaced by Awakening
- The World has been replaced by the Universe
This deck comes with a small box where you can store your deck and it’s lovely. On the bottom of the box you can find the following words: “We are all stardust”. The deck comes together with the Starchild Tarot Guidebook, a useful guide to help understand and interpret the cards and their meaning. The cards look absolutely stunning and they are very high quality.
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What I love about this deck
I love that this deck is so unique and different from any other deck I’ve seen before. Working with this deck is a completely different experience and helps me connect with both many areas of my soul and with the cards in a more spiritual way. I love the chakras reference and the inspirational messages I get when reading each card’s meaning and interpretation. The cards are even so beautiful and I love having them around during the day when channeling their energies into my daily routine.
Where I bought my tarot deck
I bought my deck on https://daniellenoel.art/, the creator’s official website. I decided to buy it there as I saw there were many replicas on the internet and I wanted to make sure I had the original product and not a cheap reproduction!
How I use this deck
I use this deck when I think I need some spiritual guidance or when I want to work on my inner energy. This happens quite often to be honest! If I need some on-the-go tips on how to face a problem or a situation I won’t use this deck as with it I try to work in a different way. I spend more time with this deck before and after the reading and I try to fully immerse as much as I can to get all the messages the cards want me to know about something. I journal a lot about this deck and I have to admit that I still have to use the guidebook from time to time to fully understand the lesson I need to learn.
Is it a great deck to start?
No. I won’t recommend this deck to a newbie as it’s a very tricky deck to work with. Of course, this is up to you, but using a complex deck like this may confuse you and make you feel unable to work with tarots. You can start with a Rider Waite deck and then, when you have a bit of experience and you want to go further, you can use this deck for sure!