Received yesterday. Left the box of cards and book on my altar overnight per guidebook's cleansing instructions. Followed the other cleansing instructions in the book before I tried a basic 3 card reading. I've had a set of Rider-Waite tarot cards for many years but never really cared for the tarot and complicated layouts. This is my first set of oracle cards and I LOVE them. I waited until I had the house to myself, spread out a special clean blanket over an ottoman, got my question clear in my mind, and shuffled the cards until I felt calm. They're easy physically to shuffle. It's hard to remind yourself that it's okay to shuffle them and bend them a little because they're so beautiful. Then I placed the cards face down and laid out the first 3. The middle card, the present, was upside down. The guidebook addresses upside-down cards and cards that protrude from the deck when you're done shuffling. I WAS SO SPOOKED. The immediate past and the present cards were exactly right. The immediate future card is what I've been telling myself. I don't really care how they "work," but they seem to work. READ THE GUIDEBOOK IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU TRY A READING FOR YOURSELF. After I read for myself I wanted to read for someone else, but I didn't. I think you should work with the cards for a while, weeks, months, before you read for someone else.
If you find these cards don't work for you as oracle cards, you have 44 beautiful frameable-quality works of art. The goddesses in the deck (okay some of these aren't goddesses, they're archetypes) are: Abundantia, Aeracura, Aine, Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Bast, Brigit, Butterfly Maiden, Cordelia, Coventina, Damara, Dana, Diana, Eireen, Freyja, Green Tara, Guinevere, Hathor, Ishtar, Iris, Isolt, Ixchel, Kali, Kuan Yin, Lakshmi, Maat, Maeve, Mary Magdalene, Mawu, Mother Mary, Nemetona, Oonagh, Ostara, Pele, Rhiannon, Sarasvati, Sedna, Sekhmet, Sige, Sulis, Vesta, White Tara, Yemanya.
- Cards: 44 pages
- Publisher: Hay House Inc; 1 edition (23 September 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781401903015
- ISBN-13: 978-1401903015
- ASIN: 1401903010
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3.7 x 14 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
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