|About this item
- Oracle X is a new concept: an intentionally expandable and customisable oracle deck without a specific theme. Each
- base deck has a unique combination of 36 cards, and can be used as is or with more than 100 further cards.
X10n Publishing Ltd 2010
Golden brown background with the Oracle-X logo, title, and subtitle.
Little white booklet is downloadable from the Oracle-X website.
oracle or tarot) very much as a leap of faith, based on
here say and a look at a small selection of the cards.
But with the Oracle-X pretty well everything you could
want, excepting the physical deck, is there for you to
see on their very comprehensive website.
The content includes how the deck came to be,
pictures and meanings of the cards, how to read them, what
makes up the illustrations and an abundant selection of
Now I have to
issue a warning here if you are a cardaholic this
could be a place of mighty temptation.
You have been warned…!
There is no theme to the deck, it is
customisable and expandable to suit your own taste. You start
off with a 36 card deck which is made up of a unique
combination of cards. This deck is ready to read with, and in
my experience comes up with some very accurate
information. But then Temptation steps in! There is a
wonderful selection of cards (and more to come) that can be
purchased as and when you choose them. None or as many as
you fancy, so that you can personalise and customise
your deck and make it truly yours. I hasten to add
that your original 36 cards give you a deck that will
serve you well to do readings with, but if you can
resist purchasing some of the other cards you are better
than me! The extras cover such themes as Astrology,
Animals and Nature, Timing. This is an ongoing project,
so other subjects will be available in the
The cards are poker sized and made of good stock.
They are easy to handle, even for those with smaller
hands, and they are easy to shuffle without having them
either stick together or slide off in an uncontrollable
Each card has a 3 digit identification number. This is
made up of a number to identify which series they
belong to, then two more numbers to ID that card within
the series. Having numbers offers a speedy way to
reference them for meanings in the LWB . (The LWB is a sheet
of paper, downloadable from the website which makes
is easy to choose any extra cards you might want to
Each card has a Keyword and a Picture. The Keyword is
the primary meaning of the card, but in the simplistic
list of meanings there are a further 7 secondary
keywords, plus a space for you to add any of your own. This
way of portraying the meanings gives you wee nibbles
of how the card might interpret, and enough to
encourage you to use your own intuition and imagination to
explore the wider possibilities to personalise the
The pictures are easy to work with, they are
beautifully composed, uncluttered but with detail that can
help with gleaning the meanings. The colours are
distinct but not overly bright, they are mellow with a
lovely inviting beige theme. The background and reverse
are brown/tan with black framing. You really need to
see these to appreciate them.
Also illustrated on the
Front of the card is a grid and four runes. These are not conventional
runes, but a ‘T’ in different positions, i.e. 1 x upright, 1
x upside down, 1 x over to the left and 1 x over to
the right. The grid and each of the runes is
illustrated in one of 13 colours. These colours denote a
loose theme or purpose and can help to identify how the
card will fit into a reading. The grid and each of the
runes has a value, the grid is worth 16, and the runes:
8, 4, 2 and 1. The colours can vary within each card
so adding the values of the same colours can give you
a guide as to the importance of that card in that
area. It is a bit like adding the value and suit of the
playing cards in the Lenormand decks. Now if you are
thinking that this is all a bit complex, don’t let it put
you off. These features are bonuses and not
compulsory to do a reading. However they do offer an extra
tool worth exploring.
You are encouraged at all times
to follow your own feelings when using the deck, but
there is a wealth of information and guidance to build
your confidence should you need it. There are even
instructions on how to tune into the cards, how to shuffle and
pick cards, and of course how to do a reading, and a
multitude of spreads.
I have found my base deck a delight to
read with, and have been doing a card a day too. I am
looking forward to expanding my deck, not through need,
but pure pleasure.