Tao Oracle

[Star] [6 of Wands] In the Tao Oracle, artist Ma Deva Padma brings together her "paintings, words and a timeless wisdom" to shed light on the beauty and mystery of the Tao. This deck is based on the I Ching or Book of Changes. Each card represents one of the 64 hexagrams shown in traditional line format in the lower right. A modern symbolic "hexagram" using pictograms is shown in the lower left and a colored two-part yin-yang symbol in the upper middle. The cards also show a number, name and series of short associated meanings. But it's the central image that conveys the essential spirit of each card through the magic of this artist's vision. In the companion book Tao Oracle: An Illuminated New Approach to the I Ching, she expands on the meaning of each card with interpretations for the six possible changing lines in each hexagram. Ma Deva Padme is also the artist for the popular Osho Zen Tarot.

Number of
Copyright Book Cover Card Back Design
64 3 1/2"
5 1/4"
2002 [book cover] [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Also Included: instruction book (319 pages)

Creative, Receptive, Difficulty in the Beginning, Youthful Folly,
Waiting, Conflict, Discipline, Holding Together,
Taming Power of the Small, Treading, Peace, Standstill,
Companionship, Prosperity, Modesty, Enthusiasm,
Following, Work on What Has Been Spoiled, Approach, Contemplation,
Biting Through, Grace, Splitting Apart, Turning Point,
Innocence, Taming Power of the Great, Corners of the Mouth, Excess,
Abysmal, Clinging, Influence, Duration,
Retreat, Great Power, Progress, Darkening of the Light,
Family, Opposition, Obstacles, Deliverance,
Decrease, Increase, Resoluteness, Attraction of Opposites,
Gathering Together, Pushing Upward, Oppression, The Well,
Revolution, Cauldron, Arousing, Keeping Still,
Development, Marrying Maiden, Abundance, Wanderer,
Gentle, Joyous, Dispersion, Limitation,
Inner Truth, Small is Beautiful, Completion, Before Completion

Suit Names: no suits

Court Cards: no court cards


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