I'm a professional Tarot consultant. My first word when I got this deck was, "WOW." The design is the very first thing that caught my eye. The artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redoute` has had a long life due to the nature of his talent. He saw things and brought out details in flowers that no one else did. The box that comes with this deck puts me in mind of a miniature writing box from the Victorian era. It is a solidly constructed box too. There's even a small bag for the cards inside the box. The ribbon on the lid along with the lift-out ribbon makes the box a real stand-out.
The cards themselves are quality. They have the images of the flowers against a cream background which enhances the antique effect. You get the name of the flower at the top with the Latin name beneath. At the bottom of the card, you are given a combination keyword + key phrase. Then the card is completed by a quote.
Author Lynn Araujo knows her flowers too. It is obvious that she is fluent in the language of flowers. I particularly liked that she didn't just stick to one cultural reference. Her knowledge has depth to it that sings through her writing.
I've already reviewed this on YouTube (arwen61 if you like) where I did a complete flip-through of the cards. This will be an oracle I read with on a professional level, I'm sure.
- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Box Tcr Cr edition (14 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572818557
- ISBN-13: 978-1572818552
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 3.2 x 12.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 204 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)