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Mystical Kipper Deck
Mystical Kipper Deck

What customers are saying about Mystical Kipper

The Mystical Kipper is a very elegant deck of 36 fortune-telling cards, created by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter and the artist, Urban Trösch
Slightly smaller than traditional card size, these Kipper cards depict scenes from a by-gone era. The origin of the cards is lost in the midst of time, perhaps the cards were named after Berliner, Mrs. Susanne Kipper, who lived at least one hundred years ago or perhaps they were used by the Wipper travelers. Whatever their origin, a period of wealth and beauty around the turn of the 19th/20th century is reflected in the artwork and in military, legal and agricultural matters. The cards are mainly figurative and 
the artist Urban Trösch has created smooth, restful and delightful illustrations. The original designation of the card titles have been retained in this numbered deck, which can be best used for questions that relate to personal relationships. The use of one’s own intuition is needed to get the best from the reading.   
 
The cards, however, do not depict all sweetness and light! Some cards highlight the more difficult aspects of life which are ever present for the unsuspecting. There are false persons, unhappiness, prison, bereavement, and other dangers. All 36 cards can be laid in an ‘All Cards’ spread, nine cards in four rows and the cards are read horizontally, diagonally and vertically. 
 
This is a delightful deck, as is its companion, the Mystical Lenormand, by the same creators, Fiechter and Trösch. I like to use the Mystical Kipper cards alongside the Kipper Cards to create a 72-card combined deck. There is sufficient information in the little white booklet in the deck pack to get the beginner started. 
—The Wendy Stokes Blog
$15.95
Mystical Lenormand
Mystical Lenormand

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MYSTICAL LENORMAND:

Mr. Trosch has created a mystical deck whose images truly resemble the icons of yesteryear, as each image is framed by a "window" that really makes one feel as if they are looking though a portal and glimpsing an altogether different reality, a place of mystical wonders and other worldliness. Even the backs of the cards take one away from the ordinary. Celestial angels encircle the earth and look down at the planet from the heavens, leaving one to feel as if they are going on a journey, far far away.

The deck is smaller of size, and I thought that would be a turn off, but quite to the contrary, it lends to the charm of the deck. When first opening the sturdy little box one is confronted with the LWB (little white book) which is really quite informative, with a brief history of Mlle. Lenormand's life, her deck and how Urban Trösch came to make this new take on the French classic. There are spread suggestions and the original meanings for the cards as well. What really impressed me, however, was the way the instructions treated the art of reading the deck (or any deck, for that matter) for beginners. They really stress the personal experience and encourage the neophyte to branch out and feel the cards and use first impressions and personal deep-seated meanings before ever looking at the black and white traditional meanings. Nothing cut in stone here! This is so refreshing to me. It does my heart good to see the art of reading decks go beyond the cookie cutter definitions and diving head long into how a card makes a person feel in their gut, where all good reading begins and ends, with the intuition and uncharted senses. Add to that the mentioning of how to treat a deck with awe and respect from the beginning, and you have a really good deck for the beginner that an experienced reader will also enjoy. This is how deck reading should be and this is how it is presented from the beginning, with honour and dignity and not a frivolous "game". I know Mlle. Lenormand would agree with me on this.

All in all, this deck is a very nice package, especially if one cannot get her mitts on any sort of Lenormand deck. This demure replica is a good start and far from a mere copy, it can hold its own reading after reading, or simply as a tool for meditation and contemplation. I find the images compelling and possessing their own personalities apart from the original Lenormand -- like a long-lost cousin to the original, or even a sibling -- they are very much alike, but different enough to be able to show unique traits original to each and the other.

I highly recommend this deck to anyone looking for a meaningful departure from the classic Waite-Smith fare. In a day and age when everyone and their brother are making and publishing their own decks, both oracles and tarots, it is a rare thing to find one or two that really stand out and stand up on their own merits, The Mystical Lenormand is one such deck. And especially in the case of the Lenormand decks, as they sort of fall somewhere between a tarot and an oracle style of deck. If one decides to add this deck to their collection of cards you have my word that you will not be disappointed.

-- Sleeping Gypsy Tarot Traveller

$15.95
Mystical Wisdom Card Deck
Mystical Wisdom Card Deck

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MYSTICAL WISDOM CARD DECK:

The Mystical Wisdom deck is a treasure of an oracle. Josephine Wall is a favorite fantasy artist of mine. Her works are beautiful, soothing, inspiring, and wonderful for divination. The more you look at each work, the more details you see. U.S. Games has done a spectacular job taking these incredible pieces of art and making them into a deck. The first thing you notice is the sturdy box, with the full color design that U.S. Games does so well. The cards are oversized, just enough to give you the full effect of the intricate details of the art, but still comfortable to handle and shuffle. They chose to leave off borders which also suits the art work very well. You feel drawn into the images, as if your vision goes on beyond the cards (as well it should). The card stock is perfect; you won't get curling with use. The back of the cards are a dreamy soft pink and yellow design, reversible except for the publishers stamp. The booklet is sturdy as well, with a beautiful full color cover. This will most certainly hold up over time.

There were no corners cut in the publishing of this deck, and I think that the high quality shows a great deal of respect for the art. The cards are a collection of arch angels, animal spirits, advice and inspiration. The book is written by Gaye Guthrie, and she does a wonderful job of taking you deep into each card and drawing out it's mystical significance. She notes in the introductory paragraphs that "The purpose of the Mystical Wisdom cards is not to endorse fear of the unknown, but to inspire and uplift you by bringing peace and comfort when times are challenging and also at times when life is joyful." This is a deck you can trust to guide you in hard times. It will offer comfort, hope and advice. I know I will be turning to it in the future both for myself and my clients.

I definitely recommend buying a copy of this deck; I really feel that it will hold it's value both as a collector's item and as a useful divination tool and accompaniment.

—Jill Scott, Tarot Marketplace


$22.95
Oracle of the Dragonfae
Oracle of the Dragonfae

What customers are saying about Oracle of the Dragonfae

When you open the box of this deck and book set, you will find yourself instantly being greeted by a deck of forty-three incredibly magical beings. You can almost feel the elemental strength and protection surround you as you flip through the cards. You will find the beauty of the Faerie Realm combined with the strength of the Dragon. The artwork for The Oracle of the Dragonfae deck is that of seven different artists. There is a small bio about each one of the artists in the back of the Guidebook. The artists’ use of color in the artwork is brilliant, bold, and well thought out, creating very powerful imagery. Upon further exploration you will find that these elementals are much more than they appear. They have been designed to help us heal ourselves, others and save our planet. They encourage you to see the magic in the world around you, every day! Even though this deck is very beautiful, this is not a fluffy faerie deck. Be prepared to do some soul searching when using this oracle.

—Terri Clement, American Tarot Association

This is an absolutely gorgeous set of oracle cards visually. As with all Blue Angel Gallery products, I adore their bigger included book size, and the quality of their cards. Each of the artists used in this tarot deck are so gifted - I loved loved LOVED each of their representations, and the different energies it brings to this deck.

Aside from the beautiful visual aspects though, I need to say that this is one of the most powerful, accurate oracle cards I've been blessed to experience. Every reading I have done with it has been amazingly accurate, and the wisdom in these cards is powerful and deep.

I also need to say that from the covering box, I at first didn't pick up these cards because it has such a dark cover. (Editor’s note: The box image has been changed.) I'm so glad I did though - inside it is shining with light, and the friendship of the Dragonfaes. My highest ho! to Lucy for creating these oracle deck of miracles... you are such a blessing!

—Goddess of Leonie, Amazon customer

This is a magical deck, inspirational, and highly recommended for all who dare to enter its realm. The Dragonfae are powerful beings, if you were guided to get them, do so you will not be disappointed, the magic is immense within this deck, A++++

—Archangels, Amazon customer

This is what you will get with this oracle. The beautiful creatures plus ease of reading add up to a highly respectable oracle deck. The creatures in this deck intrigued me and kept me so. The look and feel of the cards are nothing less than supreme. They are a tad larger than norm, but I tend to like larger cards - especially as I get older.

The book is easy to read and provides a step-by-step approach for the less experienced reader and many "tips" for the master reader. This oracle works well for anyone who wants to let these magical creatures lead the way in the present, into the future or advise how to learn/cherish the past. If you like fantasy art, you will not regret giving these cards an opportunity to speak to you.

—S. Ruff Blueslover13, Amazon customer

These cards are truly unique compared to some of the other oracle sets I've collected. It's not the usual rehashed mythology, but a new and refreshing take on both dragons and faeries. The colors are bright, with large, easy to read captions. Artwork is mystical and beautifully drawn.

—J. Byrdd, Amazon customer

$23.95
Oracle of the Mermaids
Oracle of the Mermaids

What customers are saying about Oracle of the Mermaids

 
Discover the magical legends and lore of the mermaids and tap into the beautiful currents of ocean divination. The cards feature absolutely vibrant colors, every color of the rainbow, with overtones of blues and violets to represent the ocean water. The play on light featured in these cards is gorgeous. The images have a serene and sometimes mischievous quality to them. For those who love mermaids, this deck will deliver.
Donnaleigh de la Rose, Divine Whispers radio show
 

Being a huge Lucy Cavendish fan, I love all her decks because of their accuracy, not to mention the deep insight, and profound styling Lucy has in combination with her artists. The Oracle of the Mermaids tends to touch elements in your life you might tend to dismiss as fantasy or frivolous, elements of yourself you've put away on a shelf because you don't want to be disillusioned, disappointed, and vulnerable in the process. However, whenever we lose that connection with our own personal dreams we lose aspects of our true self and personal beauty and genius. So I find this deck to be well suited for love/romance/relationship questions and learning how to create the magical in your real, everyday life and life purpose. The important thing in the take home message of this deck is that it is suppose to be a mirror to your soul. It serves its purpose in that it will reflect to you what you may not be aware of on the surface and I think this deck performs well in this regard. 
 
The guidebook is generous, as always. Lucy goes into the magical history of mermaids and the different classifications of these magnificent sea animals. A lot of the history Lucy borrows from is of Irish lore. In interpreting the cards, Lucy provides us with two pages of information divided into: what the mermaid has to say about him/herself (The Mermaids Sing), reversed meaning for the card, and divination message. So for each card there are three potential meanings to take into consideration. She also provides guidewords on each card. There are three new spreads!! Such as the Cycle of the Moon spread (5 card spread), True Love that Makes My Soul Sing Spread (5 card spread), and Mermaid Celtic Cross (11 card spread).
—Danielle, Amazon customer

The images on these gorgeous cards will catch your eye straight away. Selina Fenech's artwork is just breathtaking, and captures the essence of the Mermaids perfectly. After you have shuffled and picked your card/s you turn to the most beautiful words of wisdom by Lucy Cavendish, whose wisdom and knowledge in all realms, never ceases to amaze me. Lucy manages to get right to the heart of the matter every time! These cards are stunningly beautiful, inspirational, insightful and wise, even if you didn't love mermaids, you would love these oracle cards. You can definitely feel the passion and the love that these ladies have for the Mermaids, the Ocean and her Creatures. This deck is extremely well done—I absolutely love it.
—Di Rose, Amazon customer
$23.95
Oracle of Visions
Oracle of Visions

What customers are saying about Oracle of Visions

Award-winning artist, Ciro Marchetti takes us to a new stage, yet again, with another dazzling and distinctive deck/book set.  The Oracle of Visions is a 52-card, eye-catching oracle deck geared toward the intuitive reader.

Those who have watched the progression of Ciro’s work with his previous decks, but have longed to completely break free from the Tarot will not be disappointed.  The Oracle of Visions, which is filled with rich and deep artwork, will take your readings to a new standard.  The deck will take you to a level that is beyond a system.  Are you ready to leave the safety net behind?

While many oracle decks will follow a reoccurring theme (Angels, flowers, dragons, etc.) throughout the deck, The Oracle of Visions takes you through 52 stand-alone pieces of art, that not only are unique and visually stunning, but each image brings its own dialogue to the table.  With this deck you will not find a common theme, so to speak, but instead you will find a vast potpourri of jesters, figures wearing masks, Victorian imagery, nature, mechanical devices and more. (Yes, I even spotted a couple of Fae).

The Oracle of Visions is a beautiful body of work and would be a treasure for any fan of Ciro Marchetti. A beginner could easily pick up this deck and find it enlightening.  The professional reader would find this deck a big draw with clientele and would be the perfect addition for collectors. 

—Terri Clement, Tarot Reflections


Successful creator of the Gilded Reverie Lenormand,  Ciro Marchetti indulged his personal visual passions in order to create this energetic and highly imaginative deck.
Having explored traditional tarot imagery to the saturation point, he was looking for a new challenge. He decided to throw out preexisting formats and create an open-ended oracle deck that would allow individual mindsets to have as much to do with users’ interpretation as with his intention. The resulting 52-card deck comes alive with fantasy, theatricality, and a hint of Steampunk.
The 140-page companion book provides Marchetti’s perspective on his images and an account of his personal journey through the deck. He encourages readers to take his creations into their own hands and glean from the deck what is best for them.
My favorite cards? I am soothed by the beauty of Card 48 (Choice), drawn into the intensity of Card 8 (Dedication), stopped cold by the melancholy of Card 15 (Closure), and laughed out loud at the staunch silliness of Card 2 (Assimilation). This is a deck you will enjoy! 
 
—Anna Jedrziewski, Tarotwise.com

From talented artist Ciro Marchetti, we have another lovely deck that functions as a fascinating oracle of learning. The journey of learning is highlighted through 52 cards which point a mirror at both our strengths and weaknesses. I see some of the following categories of life lessons throughout these cards: self-awareness, relationships, wise decision making, desires, compulsions, creativity and nurturing. Doubtless there are more themes that could be listed, and short of providing the titles and interpretations found in the book, there are sufficient images and meanings to cast our questions before the oracle.
I see, in my mind, artwork that I might call fantasy, and which the artist labels retrotech. Regardless of designations, the images are immediately absorbing, taking us into another world while simultaneously connecting us to self-reflective emotions. In other words, every card is a tableau which triggers our levels of consciousness and engages our projective identification. For example, in Card 33, (titled “Patience; Waiting for the Right Moment”), my eye can wander to each element in turn—in this situation, for the particular issue or question—and ask…am I the waiting person, or am I the kingfisher, or am I the fish below, or do I rather relate to the background flowering tree? The amazing art in each scene, each card, presents to us almost as a dream, challenging us to interpret in part, or with a spread of our choice.
The author addresses interpretations and card combinations, although no particular spreads are suggested, in this very complete but modestly sized 140 page book--thus stepping back from overseeing our understanding of the Oracle of Visions. I played with single card draws for varying issues, and I also did a few three card past/present/future layouts, and the cards chosen held significance for my concerns. The cards are the same two dimensions as found in the book, with rounded corners and an ornately designed card back with a smiling and dark-eyed mask in the center. Cards and book are at home in a sturdy box.
I recommend the Oracle of Visions for a well-designed alternative to the standard tarot, with rich images and abundant visual metaphors wandering through this enjoyable set of cards.
 
—Thomas Freese, Aeclectic Tarot 
$22.95
Shaman Wisdom Cards
Shaman Wisdom Cards

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SHAMAN WISDOM CARDS:

I feel that these cards have great power. Used with humility and respect, they can be a true tool of empowerment and transformation.

-- Bonnie Cehovet, on Aeclectic Tarot


The Shaman Wisdom cards, by Leita Richesson are, by far, the best divination deck I have ever used. The cards are uncannily accurate and address the question/concern in a healing way, not just matter-of-factly. The cards also help the querent to grow through personal transformation.

The deck is not based on the Tarot. Instead, it is numbered and divided into trees, moons (astrological signs), stones, plants, animals and directions. It's based on the Native American Shaman construct. There are 65 cards and an optional prayer to recite before starting. The enclosed pamphlet includes innovative spreads including the two-card Pole Spread, the three-card War Path Spread, and my favorite, the three-card Sacred Path spread. I find the deck very adaptable to innovation and I have successfully used spontaneous spreads.

I was amazed to find that the number correlation of the cards had an easily discernable significance. At least for me, it was easier with this deck, as opposed to the Cartouche or Daughters of the Moon (two of my favorite decks).

The deck itself is very soothing. The cards are a light Earth color with a Native American motif border and a picture of the object done in muted colors. You can easily slip into a light meditation just by shuffling the deck!

The message of each card is multi-dimensional. The layered meanings relate to your "medicine" or blessing/lesson of the card, the element's traditional usage, and advice or warning. The reader is discouraged from engaging an "ill-dignified" approach to an upside down card. Each card is feminine or masculine, has a direction, an element and a planet. But some also have a chakra, some have two directions, and some are both masculine and feminine. The other wonderful thing about this deck is that it can be used as a learning tool for those unfamiliar with Native American cosmology. I have been using the card a day method and learned a lot about myself, Native American cosmology, and shamanism. This deck has an amazing vibration. It's as though there's a luscious mellow aura surrounding the cards. In summary, this is a very spiritual deck that is truly special!

$21.95
Soul Cards Deck
Soul Cards Deck

What customers are saying about SoulCards

“Mysterious and revealing…these images help us to understand our own souls.”

—Isabel Allende, author of The House of Spirits


“Intensely soulful, original, and penetrating.”

—Clarissa Pinkola, author of Women Who Run with Wolves


“Deborah has created superb images to touch and embolden your own imagination.”

—David Whyte, author of Crossing the Unknown Sea


Done with beautiful colors you will find that there are no right and wrong answers for these cards. They are remarkable. There isn't a book that tells you what each image means, instead the pictures speak to you as the reader. These cards are great for readings.

The use of colors and the images themselves tell you what you need to know. As you can see in the images, you notice the colors and then the people and how they must feel or their thoughts. There are 60 cards in each Soul cards deck. They can be used separately or together to make the deck itself 120 cards.

There are subtle symbols in the cards themselves. One only has to look to see them. Again, these cards are a must for beginners and professionals.

Soul Cards 1: These powerfully evocative images to stimulate personal insight, creativity, inter-relational conversation and more. They speak directly to your soul. The only thing that accompanies these cards is a little booklet that suggests creative ways to deepen your experience of the cards and foster personal insight.

Deidrul, Aeclectic Tarot 

$24.95
SoulCards 2 Deck
SoulCards 2 Deck

 What customers are saying about SoulCards 2

“These cards are incredible. They are vessels of guidance through which people can allow insight from their interior to emerge into their conscious minds.”

—Caroline Myss, Ph.D. author of Anatomy of the Spirit andSacred Contracts


“Like windows into our deepest self, these magnificent cards are an invitation to profound self-discovery.”

—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of A Woman’s Book of Life


“These cards have an amazing spirit and presence within the. If you found the first set inspirational, this new collection will be even more so, reaching a new depth of power and resonance.”

—David Spangler, author of Blessing and The Call


Done with beautiful colors you will find that there are no right and wrong answers for these cards. They are remarkable. There isn't a book that tells you what each image means, instead the pictures speak to you as the reader. These cards are great for readings.

The use of colors and the images themselves tell you what you need to know. As you can see in the images, you notice the colors and then the people and how they must feel or their thoughts. There are 60 cards in each Soul cards deck. They can be used separately or together to make the deck itself 120 cards.

There are subtle symbols in the cards themselves. One only has to look to see them. Again, these cards are a must for beginners and professionals.

Soul Cards 2: Images drawn from depths of the human psyche. The images evoke profound insight and inspiration. This deck can stand fully on it's own but also enriches, compliments and expands the scope of the original deck. Again this set comes with a little booklet that suggests a wealth of ways to use the deck on it's own and in combination with the original deck.

Deidrul, Aeclectic Tarot 

$24.95
Spirit of the Wheel Meditation Deck
Spirit of the Wheel Meditation Deck

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SPIRIT OF THE WHEEL MEDITATION DECK:

This deck has awesome artwork and three word reminders on each card concerning the meaning described in the little book that comes in the deck. My recommendation is to lay the cards out on the floor in a medicine wheel (chart Included) so you can see how each card correlates and is placed in the Medicine wheel. I also burned sage and walked in a circle around the wheel blessing it and giving it my own personal power. I am picky about the tools I use for ritual, prayer and guidance. These cards speak to me, about the circle of life and walking it.

-- Thunderhands


The moment I received Spirit of the Wheel I knew that I had made a wise choice. I was truly excited and elated when it arrived and I opened the package to discover a truly beautiful and powerful deck.

Being of Native American heritage and brought up on the Native traditional path by my Blackfeet grandmother, I can honestly say I was very skeptical at first. I have seen many pseudo-native oracles and decks of so called native teaching but this deck is genuine and accurate. It is very easy to understand and a very pleasing medium to work with. Having done tarot readings myself for many years and working with many many decks I can say I was impressed and delighted when I used this deck in a reading with a client for the first time.

-- Crowdancer


I am Odawa/Potawatomi and believe that Gitchi Manitou did not give all the wisdom to one group of people, so recently became acquainted with oracle cards. I wanted some that I could use to do readings for my family and others back on the rez. Spirit of the Wheel portrays clans, moons, and manitous in a reverent, respectful way. The cards invite questions as opposed to hammering out ideas. This is a good cultural match for us, as most NDNs know that we all have to find our own path, and seek our own vision.

The suggested layouts are unique and have a nice feel to them (the pipe and sacred circle are very good). The booklet has some powerful ideas to guide you, but the cards are so clear that you will interpret them spontaneously for whatever the situation is.

If you are looking for Native oracle cards that will not offend your ancestors, your family, or your own cultural sensibilities, try this deck. It is probably the one you are seeking.

-- Honor Girl

$25.95
Symbolon Deck
Symbolon Deck

What customers are saying about Symbolon:

The Symbolon deck is a pictorial representation of the twelve astrological archetypes and their relationships, all depicted as persons. Their content is based on hundreds of therapeutic sessions with patients and draws from fairy tales, mythology, religion and common archetypes.

You should consider the symbolon deck as a blueprint of the author's complete therapeutic knowledge.

It can be used to clarify astrological constellations, but the authors developed a set of twelve spreads to be used seperately from astrology. Ingrid Zinnel even defined meanings for them as "card of the day", with self-empowering statements.

The artist did an outstanding job. No other deck has these amount of breathtaking images.

—Patricia Swinkels, Amazon customer


I love this strange, weird and exquisite deck. I have over a 100 Tarot and Oracles and this is the most unusual one I have come across. The artwork is some of the most stunning out there. such little details done with precision and vibrancy. I can only hope the artist one day decides on doing a Tarot deck. The colors are amazing, this is high-quality printing. There are 78 cards and they are are 3x5 and very easy to shuffle and handle. It's a very substantial and top-notch production in every aspect.

It also has many more uses than the creators very limited ideas of how to use these cards. This is one of the few decks that shows the whole spectrum...from very very dark/frightening to blissfully happy....and everything in between. So many of the images come from myths, folktales and fairytales....it's bursting with archetypes. Many cards are so reminiscent of Tarot images (minors and majors). But it's not a Tarot at all and it's uses run the gamut from inner shadow work, persona/mask identification, relationship issues, storytelling, divination, self-growth, inspiration, creative writing prompts, spiritual pathworking/exploration and self-actualization. As you can see this deck's range is broad and many layered. The sky is the limit as to how this deck may be used. The images evoke some very strong reactions and can set your exploration and imagination off in many directions. You will find this is a deck you reach for again and again.

If just for the exquisite and sublime art in these cards this deck is worth owning, but it delivers so much more. Get it yourself and awaken the muse within.

Rashchupkina, Amazon customer


This is a 78-card deck that is difficult to categorize. It is definitely not Tarot. It is also not a divination system. Perhaps the designer's explanation describes it best:

"Symbolon is a game of remembrance. It allows us to remember things hidden deep inside which have been prevented from surfacing over years and decades.

For those who prefer a psychological approach, you might say the power inherent in the images helps raise the unconscious into the higher levels of consciousness."

The deck is based heavily on Astrology, but you can use this deck with or without the Astrological information. In my opinion, an understanding of astrology will make this deck much more enjoyable to use. Each card has either two or four astrological symbols. Those with two have a planet and a zodiac sign, those with four have two of each and are used as combinations. For example, someone with Moon in Capricorn would indicate this combination with the card that shows a combination of Moon (Cancer) and Capricorn (Saturn), which equates to "The Ice Queen." Other aspects from the horoscope are represented in the same manner. Obviously some familiarity with your chart will allow you to lay out cards to represent each aspect, giving you a symbolic representation of the chart.

The art in this deck is excellent. The scenes are detailed and the colors are gorgeous. The astrological glyphs are in metallic gold ink as is the border on each card. I can only hope that the artists will one day decide to do a traditional Tarot deck. There is a card for each sign of the zodiac, which shows the sign and the planet. Two cards are given for the planets, which do double duty: Venus (Taurus and Libra), and Mercury (Gemini and Virgo). The authors give an explanation for this departure from the norm, which they know will upset many astrologers. Although astrology plays a large role in this deck, the authors emphasize that the cards represent "inner personae", not just astrological aspects. To quote again: "Each of us has a 'MEDIATOR' - a Gemini-Mercury - responsible for communication and contact (and for acting out roles)." This allows for using cards that are not indicated on your chart and makes allowances for those who do not have any previous knowledge of astrology. The cards which represent the twelve signs of the zodiac loosely correspond to the Major Arcana in a Tarot deck in that they "..describe the individual personae as a pure archetype." The remaining combination cards represent "..the great realms of human existence which may combine at any time to form inner personae..." The scenes on the cards are quite evocative and cover a gamut from vampires to religious imagery. Some of the scenes are very similar to cards from the Tarot.

The little booklet that comes with the deck describes two methods for use, one for those who know astrology and one for those who do not. A list of planet/sign correspondences is given for those who need it. The booklet states that there are three ways of interpreting a card - as "the problem," as "the way through the problem" or as "the outcome." The interpretations for each card are divided into these three categories. A "Theme Summary," which is basically a short list of key words, is also given for each card. Finally, black and white photos of each card are shown with the corresponding page for their interpretation. This is useful for those who are unfamiliar with the astrological glyphs, as it allows them a means to determine which card is which. Numbering the cards would have been simpler in my opinion and, in fact I recommend that those not familiar with astrology number the cards and the interpretations in the book anyway. It will save a lot of time in the long run. Those familiar with astrology will find that the interpretations are laid out in a logical sequence starting with the twelve zodiac cards, followed by the Moon and Sun cards, followed by the cards for the signs in order. I recommend this deck for anyone familiar with astrology who likes working with cards. The art is stunning and makes this deck a pleasure to work with. Astrologers tend to have their own interpretations for aspects and the scenes on these cards will not be in agreement with everyone's interpretations, but I think the scenes that one doesn't agree with may give food for thought, or shed new light on an aspect or sign.

—Michele Jackson, Tarotpassages.com

$31.95
Tea Leaf Fortune Cards
Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TEA LEAF FORTUNE CARDS:

Reading tea leaves – how much more esoteric can one get! One might expect to find this in a quaint little tearoom, or perhaps in a Harry Potter movie, but as an everyday part of life … something that we can all do? Not without years of training, and a very will developed intuition and imagination. In reality, Rae Hepburn did have years of training … from her father, who studied Oriental and Indian metaphysical philosophies. Her father invented games for her when she was a child, games that were based on intuition. One of their favorite games was absorbing energy from another person's aura and interpreting it. Hepburn learned to go with her gut feeling, bypassing the logical processes of the brain.

Hepburn learned tea leaf reading from an Aunt. Hepburn's friends were eager to learn tea leaf reading, and asked her to compile a list of images and their meanings. The list that she compiled was daunting – 500 images, and their associated meanings. Seeing that memorizing this list could be rather over-whelming, Hepburn decided to develop a set of cards that would serve the same purpose as the images in the tea leaves. To make the list more manageable, Hepburn concentrated on the images that appeared most frequently, eliminating the ones that rarely appeared. She also eliminated symbols that duplicated the meaning of another symbol. The cards are round, so that they resemble a teacup. A personal thought here is that round cards can also convey degrees of meaning (as part of a circle of 360 degrees).

The deck and companion book come is s sturdy cardboard box, with a cover that lifts up, but not completely off. There are two sections for the cards, along with a gold bag to place them in so that they can be mixed and drawn for readings.

The 98-page companion book begins with a history of tea and tea leaf reading, then moves into the actual manner in which tea leaves are read from actual tea. I found this to be both complex and fascinating. I also found myself thanking my lucky stars that I was going to be reading from a deck of cards! This section also gives an example of one type of Tea Leaf reading - Reading For The Coming Year.

Three methods are presented for using the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards – (1) The Coming Year, (2) The Coming Week, and (3) Astral House Pyramid. The suggestion is made that the reader use the Coming Year reading first, so that the Seeker's long term energy has time to be absorbed. I am fascinated by this method, as the reader ends up with four cards for each month, which are then interpreted together. One card is drawn for each month, then the cards are remixed, and the next round is drawn. Quite interesting! For the coming week, seven cards are drawn, mixing the cards between draws, with the Seeker concentrating on what is going on in their life. The cards are read as a whole, as a story, rather than as individual days.

The Astral House Pyramid begins with the Seeker picking an Astral House card that represents the area of their life that they want to know more about. Underneath this card are placed three lines of cards – two cards in the first line, three cards in the second line, and four cards in the third line. Each line represents things that could happen within that number of days, weeks or months. Sample readings are presented for each of the three spread types. The imagery in the cards is presented in a very gentle, “Currier & Ives” type manner, circular in nature, to fit in with the card itself. The edges blend into the card, rather than standing out against it. Symbols are diverse, including Angel, Apple, Axe, Bat, Bread, Butterfly, Candle, Claw, Harp, Nest, Older Man, Older Woman, Torch, Wheel and Wreath. I found the depth of symbols to represent life and its issues and situations very well. Anyone, from any background, could read well with these cards. It is a fun system to work with, but it is also accurate. (My readings did reflect what was going on in my life, and my clients’ lives.) Whether reading the cards for pleasure, or looking for specific answers, the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards have wonderful insight to offer!

—Bonnie Cehovet, Aeclectic Tarot


"The drinking of tea and the reading of tea leaves to divine the future are so intertwined that the history of one cannot be told without the other," starts the book that accompanies this unique oracle deck. If you've ever been interested in reading tea leaves but found memorizing the 500+ symbols daunting, this deck has condensed the most frequently found tea leaf symbols and incorporated them into a clever deck that mimics the tea leaf reading experience. With round cards that are designed to represent round teacups (and keywords/phrases to help you springboard into a reading), this pleasant deck will create a unique reading experience with some surprising results.

An actual soft-cover instruction book is included, 98 pages of high quality matte stock paper. This book is a dramatically improved version of the previous book from the first printing, with new pictures of actual tea leaf readings and much more detailed interpretations of the card symbols. The meanings of the cards are expanded in the book, based on traditional tea leaf interpretations that have been passed down through generations.

The most unique trait of this deck is the clever shape of round cards to mimic teacups. The packaging of this deck is gorgeous; I am not sure how something of such quality slipped through at such a low price. There is a *lot* here for the price.

I have had some great fun with this deck. I was originally introduced to it by my own psychic, who gave me a whopper of a reading with it several years ago, sending me on a wild goose chase on the Internet to find one for myself. At the time, the deck was out of print and selling for over a hundred dollars in many forums. What a delight that it is back in print and very affordable. This is a completely unique oracle system, and can be used independently or in conjunction with other oracles such as runes, angel cards, or tarot cards. While it is a friendly deck with some delightful cards, you will also find some difficult cards that mirror many of the tough situations we come to a reading to explore (real life!).

This deck is a bounty, and you get more than what you pay for. I love that there are no borders, and the smaller size of the cards makes them easy to handle. The colors are both rustic (to match the feel of tea leaf history) and bright. From front to back, this deck is an excellent production and very fun to use in readings.

Donnaleigh De LaRose, Divine Whispers

$29.95