James Wanless' Voyager Tarot Deck
A Journey of Self-Discovery
Tarot cards have influenced people's decisions for over six centuries and likely began as a book of wisdom in Egypt, morphed into cards with numbers and pictures in the Middle Ages, and evolved into playing cards.
The playing cards branch of the tarot are still used by many people as an oracle, but most of these decks are found on poker and blackjack tables around the world today.
The tarot cards are now used everywhere, too, however, their variations are expressed in a multitude of ways. Individual creative people design their own decks, leaning into their own imaginations to fashion the images and to name the energy of each card. To be a tarot deck, the requirements are to contain 78 cards divided into 22 major arcana numbered 0 to 21, and 56 minor arcana divided into four suits. The deck designer's inspiration takes over from there.
The general idea of the deck is that the twenty-two major arcana tell a story about a journey of self-discovery moving from innocence to mastery.
Joseph Campbell writes about this conscious path of growth through personal awareness as the mythical hero's journey. The journey begins when you decide to take a leap of faith to follow a dream, or to realize a vision you only have some inkling of. At this stage, you know you must be on your way and that something is on the horizon for you to discover and when you discover this, you will know a truth about yourself.
You travel along, gathering allies and resources, facing demons and obstacles, leaving everything burdensome behind, and emerge with a deeper understanding of who you are. Because you now have this understanding, you are able to bring your gifts and talents into the world in the most beneficial way for yourself, certainly, but most importantly, for the betterment of the whole world.
When we express ourselves fully in positive ways, we connect with the needs of the world, and we become co-creators with the universe of a world of expansion, hope, and joy.
The Structure of the Voyager Tarot Deck
The Voyager Tarot Deck created by James Wanless contains the typical number of 78 cards, 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana found in all tarot decks. The 56 minor arcana are divided into four suits. In the Voyager Tarot Deck, these suits are called Crystals, Cups, Worlds, and Wands.
- Crystals represent the mind. To remember this connection, think about how we're always looking for "crystal clarity."
- Cups hold the energy of the heart, of the emotions. Think about how emotions fill our hearts just as a cup is filled.
- Worlds embody the physical reality of who we are. We are in the world and the world is in us.
- Wands connect us with our divine essence. A phrase to help remember this is: "Life is wand-erful when we feel connected to the divine."
This simplified background information gives you an idea of what the Voyager Tarot Deck is about, but whether you're an expert tarot reader or someone who has never seen a deck in your life, you can easily engage with the Voyager Tarot Deck.
The Voyager Tarot Deck as Guide
I use the Voyager Tarot Deck because the images are both personal and universal and this makes the energy easily accessed by anyone.
The images on each card open us to the opportunity to explore who we are at deep and very profound levels. Every word, number, and image on each card can be analyzed, felt, studied, and played with to give more and greater insights into what we can take from the card to better understand the question or the intent we hold when we turn to the Voyager deck for guidance.
When you use the Voyager Tarot Deck, you are given the opportunity to experience your life with a new perspective that will be helpful, that will provoke thought, and that will be meaningful. The Voyager Deck is meant to take you into your innermost sense of yourself, and out into your outer most expansive way of being a part of the world.
The Voyager Tarot Deck guides visionaries, like you, who are exploring the inner and outer realms of your personal, and our collective, universes.
Whether you have the cards or not, you can get a free one card QuickCoach session. Send an email and ask a question. Just give me a day or two to get back to you, please. This is a personal coaching session, not one done by the computer.
You can also go to James Wanless' website for a free card of the day, instant reading, at www.voyagertarot.com.