Deck Review: Karma Cards by Monte Farber

Today I want to do a quick review of an oracle deck I recently acquired called Karma Cards. These cards are heavily based on astrological correspondences.

It is highly unique to other decks, and not in a way that makes it difficult to use.

This deck is actually three decks of cards. One consists of planets, one of astrological signs and one of astrological houses. Each of these mini-decks are meant to be shuffled and dealt separately. They are also intended to be read in spreads of three cards, one from each deck. Together, the words on each card actually form six different sentences, three in red and three in blue.

The way Farber describes it in the guidebook is this:

“If you want to know the outcome of a situation, read the BLUE panels. If you want to know what you should do about a situation, read the RED panels … for the answers to ‘What should I keep in mind when I…”, read the RED (action) panels, and for the answers to ‘What kind of situation/mood/atmosphere can I expect to encounter or prepare for…’ read the BLUE (action) panels.

As a sample reading for this post, I drew Pluto in Virgo in the 12th house. It gave me the following advice:

Red:

  • Resurrect the serving of others seeking oneness with all there is.
  • Get to the heart of the details of philanthropy.
  • Do or die! You must do what you must do and keep your involvement hidden.

Blue:

  • The need for control of methods for the healing power of your faith.
  • An obsession with the analyzing of hidden tendencies.
  • A power struggle resulting from the perfectionism of large institutions or overwhelming events.

Okay, so it can be a little wordy and obtuse but they can be fun to deconstruct, kind of like poetry.

The guidebook offers in-depth and astrologically accurate interpretations on the specific planets, signs or houses you draw. I love how a single reading gives you so much to read and think about. In that way I think this deck is most useful for shadow work or other in-depth readings.

If you’re at all interested in astrology, I highly recommend this deck!

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