Oracle Deck Reviews, Unboxings

Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards Unboxing

I unboxed Denise Linn’s Sacred Traveler Oracle Deck this week and must say that I am impressed. This 52 card deck and guidebook, published by Hay House, artwork by Nick C. Welch and Jesse Reisch, is a deck that really does give you signs or messages that you are moving in the right direction. The box is matte, as are the cards. The cards are standard Hay House sized and shuffles nicely. There were a few small knicks on a couple of the backs of the cards, but I can live with them.

I’ve owned Sacred Traveler since Halloween, which was two days ago, and already I’ve played with it multiple times. It is that good. The guidebook has several spreads and lists the card meanings alphabetically. The guidebook’s message has a black and white representation at the top of the page, epigraph, the card’s meaning, and what does the Sacred Traveler want you to know. Let’s just the cards are predictive and most definitely prescriptive. Right out of the box I was able to start playing with them, even without consulting the enchanting guidebook.

What are your thoughts? Are you planning on getting this deck or do you already have it? How are you incorporating it into your spiritual practice?

Thanks for stopping by!

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Decks, Oracle Readings

Postcards from Spirit Follow Up Impressions

On October 12th, I posted the unboxing of the Postcards from Spirit, created by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia, and cover design by Tricia Breidenthal. I promised to do a follow up video after I played with the deck. After daily play, I have to say it is indeed a unique, beautiful deck and I will continue to divine with it.

Knock out any preconceived notions you have about what you think this deck is  about and go into this new relationship with an open mind. Some decks are hard to define what exactly they are, as is the case with Postcards. Prior to receiving the cards, I thought this was a deck about connecting with souls that have transitioned and who are trying to say special messages about life in general from the other side. This deck is somewhat along those lines, only these messages are directly for the seeker. Spirit is whomever you wish – past on family members, God, angels and guides.

I have been asking for general guidance for the day or around a specific situation, as in the case of a work related issue. I made a few mistakes yesterday at work and luckily brought Postcards with me that day. I shuffled the cards, drew one and was comforted by words of wisdom from my ancestors, by way of Colette’s warm, but direct messages. I was able to gain new perspective instantly on the situation.

My final words on this deck is if you are called to get it, there’s a reason. Several months ago I was intrigued enough to pre-order the deck and based on the messages I’ve been receiving, know that I made the right decision to buy Postcards from Spirit.

Let me know what you think of the deck or if you have questions or comments. Thanks for going on this new journey with Postcards from Spirit with me!

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Decks, Shadow Work, Tarot and Oracle Readings

Oracle of Nightmares Review and Reading

Oracle of Nightmares is an independent card deck sold on Etsy by White Rabbit Oracle. Despite its dark pictures and foreboding name, it is an all purpose deck that can be used for shadow work or as a part of a larger tarot/oracle spread.

The deck is standard tarot size and has a good stock, perfect for shuffling. Some of the images fade into the darkness, which adds to the element of darkness and mystery. This deck does not come with a guidebook, but the images and key words are enough to light up your intuition.

It will play nicely with my Triple Goddess tarot or my soon to arrive Darkness of Light Tarot. I will be using it during the fall and winter months for shadow work and divination. A great deck, with surprisingly gentle, but firm messages.

Check out the deck creator’s Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRabbitOracle and her website here: http://www.whiterabbittarot.com/.

Have you worked with this deck before? What are your thoughts? Do you find it easy to use oracle decks without guidebooks?

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Decks

Postcards from Spirit Unboxing Video

I got my hands on the lovely Postcards from Spirit 52 Card Oracle Deck yesterday. I have been waiting for months for this deck to release, and it is finally in my hands. After yesterday’s filming of this video, I played a little bit more with this deck and I started to connect more with the images and messages.

I am a huge fan of Colette’s decks and particularly very fond of artist Jena DellaGrotaglia’s beautiful artistry. The cover designer for Postcards was Tricia Breidenthal. Jena’s art work is always breathtaking and my only wish was that in this deck, it was a little more pronounced so we can really see the details. I get that the postcards are to appear aged and weathered, but I love Jena’s work so much that I still want to see it pop off the card like in all her other works.

The cards are larger than the standard Hay House size and the box is a sturdy and attractive. The stock is interesting. It is thinner than standard Hay House decks, but it remains to be seen if that is a good thing. The edges are sharp, versus rounded.

I love the concept. In fact, I used the deck last night and called upon my grandmothers to send a message. I loved how easy it was to use the deck and the answers I received were poignant and resonated in a way that I was not expecting (which is a good thing).

The cards can be used for divination, but I think it is primarily for answering those healing questions we have about are we on the right path or what can I work on in myself type of queries.

Be on the lookout for my full deck review video and blog post of this deck, after I’ve played with it for a while, as unboxing videos only shows just a tiny bit of a deck’s potential.

Many blessings,

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Readings

Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle Review and Reading

Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle is truly a lovely, intuitive, and charming, yet confrontational oracle deck. I love that I can use it in stand alone readings, as well as a part of a larger tarot/oracle spread. Great for both personal and professional readings, it keeps it all the way real, and will predict like no other – but it is gentle, too (as you will see in the above video’s oracle reading). The simplistic images and keywords surprisingly triggers the intuition, and I feel like Spirit leaves nothing out and puts it all on the table for the reader to grasp and share with the seeker.

Factoids: 54 card deck. Miniature cards, beautiful card stock.

Per usual, I did an impromptu reading. In retrospect, as this video was filmed on Saturday, October 7, 2017, this message was an urgent one from Spirit to all of humanity. Simple solutions to big problems on the micro and macro levels of our lives.

The deck creator’s link: http://www.deviantmoon.com/wordpress/?p=4091

Many blessings and love to all of you,
Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

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September Faves in Tarot, Oracle and Crystals

I had a fantastic September. I took almost two weeks off at my day job, and spent five days on a Women’s retreat. I spent a long weekend in Gold Country for my extended family’s annual camping trip. I did a lot of self-soul searching and shadow work. I performed more readings and declared my freedom from worry about what others think about my coming out as a Tarot reader.

There was a lot of shadow work I needed to do on myself and in my personal and professional relationships during the month of September. My country, America, is going through a lot of challenges right now and I had to deal with some deep rooted issues and hurts this month. I am an empath, so I took on many others’ emotions and low vibrations. So much so, that it was a drag to be around me towards the end of the month. It was hard, and at times painful, but necessary, as I purged out negative, lack filled thoughts and emotions. I was grateful for the low vibrations, because I felt poorly, and that spawned me to seek out higher vibrational frequencies to align to.

Some stones that I worked with this month was Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, and Gold Sheen Obsidian, while I navigated my shadow work.

#Self-loveSeptember was amazing for me. I was reminded how important self-love and self-nurturing is for our bodies and spirits. Lightworkers, especially must learn to prioritize self-love practices. I will carry what I started in September throughout the rest of my year.

Check out the above video for decks I worked with this month. Also, see the decks that got edged in black permanent marker. I broke my edging cherry and edged three decks in September – my Stretch Tarot, my Sun and Moon Tarot in a tin, and my Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle.

As I bid farewell to September and summer, I welcome October and autumn with open arms. How was your September? What decks and spiritual tools were in your rotation during September?

Kim 

Abundant Life Tarot 

Love and Relationships, Oracle Deck Reviews, Shadow Work

My Personal Reading and Shadow Work

Not all is fun and games in women’s retreats and oracle readings. In this video, I discuss why self-shadow work is necessary for relationships to work. I also touch upon how I tried to shove and ignore the two shadow cards back in my deck, like I never saw them, but oh, I saw them alright.

Sometimes wisdom on our shadow side comes in bite sized messages, that opens us up to huge possibilities when one takes the time to dig deep and heal. In my case, I had to look my ego in the eye, swallow my pride and realize that I have been a little one sided and selfish.

Where in your life do you need to  shed light on your shadow self?

Much Love, 

Kim with Abundant Life Tarot 

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Heal Yourself Reading Cards Unboxing

I was able to get my hands on the Heal Yourself Reading Cards by Inna Segal from Amazon by way of Book Depository and the publisher Rockpool Publishing. The United States will not be releasing this deck until October 1, 2017, according to Amazon http://a.co/i3H67wi.

Here’s the link to the actual publisher’s site for the deck: https://www.rockpoolpublishing.com.au/heal-yourself-reading-cards.

Beautiful deck~36 cards and fully illustrated and glossy guidebook.

Many blessings and love to all of you,
Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Decks

Why Hate on Doreen Virtue?

I own five Doreen Virtue oracle decks and I have no plans to rid myself of them. Why? Because I still like her decks and because her beliefs do not belong to me. I understand people’s pain and frustration over her turning away from tarot and oracle, and even pissed if they had purchased her certification program, but in the end Doreen Virtue does NOT make the oracle reader. What she does on her own path is her business.

Many of us have turned away from Christianity, while others are turning to it. Just because she has changed her mind on how she wishes to believe, doesn’t mean her tools will no longer work for the person divining for insight. She created the cards, but she is not the cards themselves. She is like the author of a book who has now changed his or her path and the book that was once a labor of love, is now no longer a representation of where the creator is in life. Does the new readers of that book no longer glean insight and knowledge? No!

The certification program also does not make the reader – unless the reader makes their existence and experience all about said certificate. The certificate is only a “worthless piece of paper” if the oracle reader believes it to be so. Instead of looking at it like money wasted, look at how that experience has enriched your life and how you actually benefited from the knowledge Doreen shared in her coursework. Again, her personal belief changing should not have anything to do with you or me. It has everything to do with her personal spiritual path.

I do not plan on getting rid of my Doreen Virtue decks and recently bought my fifth (and likely final) deck from her. I resonate most with her Goddess Guidance Oracle and the Butterfly Oracle. I enjoy the newest Abundance oracle and the Romance Angels oracle is helpful in summing up love readings.

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Doreen Virtue Decks Goddess Guidance Oracle Angels of Abundance Oracle, Romance Angels Oracle, Messages From Your Angels: What Your Angels Want you to Know, and The Butterfly Oracle. 

I am not sad she is moving on in her path, in fact, I wish her all the best on her journey. Now, can we all get back to light and love in the Tarot/Oracle community already?

What are your thoughts Tarot Peeps? Do you feel like you have to now rid yourself of all Doreen Virtue decks and products? Do you embrace her change? Why or why not? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Many blessings and much love,

Kim

Abundant Life Tarot

Oracle Deck Reviews, Oracle Decks, Oracle Readings

The White Rabbit Oracle & A Reading for America

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During my YouTube review video, I did an impromptu oracle reading with my lovely, new White Rabbit Oracle deck and my mind was blown away by the on point message that came through.

The two cards that instantly jumped out together was “The Shadow” and “Change.” These cards represent what America is facing right now. We are dealing with our Shadow side, or the dark ooze of racism from the bowels of our country. That illness of America is festering and growing, tainting our young minds with hate and intolerance.

We’ve had enough with words of condemnation. We need change. Real change. Change that is lasting. Change that involves preserving our humanity. Change that will once and for all root out the evil cancer that is pervading our government, our institutions and our every day lives. This change will come, with or without our president. This change, will happen.

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We are starting to see what happens when we allow cancers to grow, unchecked, untreated. It takes over. But, we have this opportunity to not have more bloodshed in vain. To change for the better. To pull up our weak and diseased minded people and show them there is a better way to be in this world. Let love and inclusion rule, not division and hate. We will change. We will be better. And so it is.

Link to my YouTube Review of The White Rabbit Oracle

~Kim with Abundant Life Tarot