The Starchild Tarot Akashic is a 79-card Tarot deck of a very spacey design. Created by the Canadian multidisciplinary artist Danielle Noel, this deck is no doubt a work of art with an enormous amount of inspiration, ancient wisdom and love poured into it.
In these cards, you’ll find Egyptian symbology, starry skies, otherworldly landscapes, sacred geometry, and pictures of real people all combined into whimsical digital collages.
What is the Starchild Tarot Akashic?
The Starchild Tarot Akashic is a beautiful and unique Tarot card deck that takes inspiration from the idea that we all come from the stars. Cosmic energy can be found throughout the deck, with light colors and images of celestial bodies.
The suits in the Starchild Tarot Akashic are mostly traditional, however, the Suit of Pentacles is now the Suit of Crystals.
I quite like this touch as I am a big fan of crystals and know their importance for spiritual wellbeing. It also reminds us of our connection with the physical world.
The majority of the Major Arcana cards are the same, however, some do have new names. For example, the Fool becomes the Starseed and the Hermit becomes Serenity.
There is also a new card in the deck called the Akashic Records, which is a reference to the idea of the Akashic Records, a spiritual dimension where accounts of our souls are kept. To understand the Akashic Records more, check out my article about it here.
The Starchild Tarot Akashic Review
The serene pastel colors of this Tarot deck really make it stand out from others, and I love the modern simplicity of the design.
The box is beautiful and reflects the mood of the deck. After opening the box, we are greeted with a reminder; we are all stardust.
This sets the scene for the cosmic energy of the Starchild Tarot Akashic deck.
The two-piece box is made of thick cardboard of a very intricate design. Each side of the box has a picture of one of the four suits and the inner part of the box has a line art picture of a scarab beetle.
The box is sturdy enough to store your deck safely inside. I also really like the gold that is on the edges of each card. It is little details like this that can make a Tarot deck be amazing to work with.
This is a large oracle-size edition of the Starchild Tarot Akashic. Unlike the borderless edition, these cards have white borders and are wider in size.
The back of the cards carries abstract imagery in pastel colors. I really like the color scheme of this deck, with purple hues being prevalent.
Like most Tarot decks available today, the Starchild Tarot Akashic deck comes with a guidebook. It is a really helpful guidebook for both beginner and expert Tarot readers.
It contains ideas for tarot spreads and detailed guides to each card and the suits. It also discusses the Akashic Records and how this might impact the use of the deck.
I really like the depth of detail in the guidebook and find it extremely useful when doing readings. With each card, we get information about the chakras, gemstones, and planets that it relates to. That can really deepen our Tarot practice.
The Starchild Tarot Akashic Cards
The cards in this deck are beautiful. They are mostly in pastel colors with strong feminine energy. Geometric patterns and sequences are dotted throughout the deck, reminding us of the Karmic cycle and the nature of life. The cosmic colors and imagery are breathtaking and magical, and you can never forget your connection with the universe when using this deck.
The Major Arcana
I love the designs of the Major Arcana. Most of them depict a woman but still keep the same energy and symbolism as more traditional Tarot card decks, like the Rider-Waite.
Let’s take a look at the Wheel of Fortune. This card is all about change, fate, and life cycles.
In the Starchild Tarot Akashic, the Wheel of Fortune shows a girl sat amongst the mountains. A full moon is in the sky. Around her head is a geometric pattern that reflects the Wheel of Fortune. She is looking to her future, not knowing what to expect. We cannot stop the Karmic circle and we cannot stop the world from turning, and this girl knows this.
I also like the changes that Danielle Noel makes to the names of certain cards. In changing the names, the main message of the card is put forward and therefore we can read the cards intuitively.
For example, the Devil card is now Oppression. Because the main themes of the Devil card are oppression and being trapped in bondage, the changing of the name feels natural.
I also love the depiction of this card, showing someone with a cloth over them. They know they can take it off if they so wish, but they are resigned to their oppression.
The Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards carry on with the calming pastel colors and alternative designs. They differ from traditional depictions of the cards, however, a lot of the same imagery and symbolism are still on the cards. This means you can read the cards intuitively, but it will take time for you to get used to them.
I particularly like the Aces of each suit. I think that the Aces hold the energy of each suit at its purest form, and I think this deck depicts them well. They are just truly stunning!
The Starchild Tarot Akashic – Flip Through Video:
If you’re wanting to see all the cards of the deck, check out the video below for a complete flip-through.
The Starchild Tarot Akashic Review Summary
- Quality: Big and thick cards, gilded edges, matte finish.
- Design: White border, digital art in pastel-colored palette.
- Difficulty: Some cards and the Suit of Pentacles are renamed. However, I think you can still read the cards intuitvely. Some imagery and symbolisms differ from more traditional decks. This might make it difficult to read for beginners.
By creating this deck, Danielle Noel made a great contribution to the world of Tarot.
Combining an ancient tradition with a unique artistic approach, The Starchild Tarot Akashic makes a great addition to any Tarot reader toolkit. It feels wise and old, but modern at the same time.
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