Oracle Decks, Tarot Decks, Deck Collection

My Hay House Oracle and Tarot Deck Collection

There are several publishing houses that create oracle and tarot decks, and Hay House is one of the larger outfits that produce tons of decks each year. Hay House was the first publisher of the decks I gravitated towards in the beginning of my Oracle Divination journey.

Their decks contain universal themes, are uniform in size, and are easy to obtain through Hay House’s website or on Amazon. The included guidebooks offers a generous amount of guidance and some even offers unique spread ideas for the oracle deck. The storage boxes are sturdy, which for those of us who likes to keep our decks in their boxes, is a gift.

Hay House creates mass produced decks, which is a good and bad thing. A good thing because it makes it so easy to obtain replacement decks if need be and you will not have to wait very long for a copy to be shipped. On the other hand, you can count on several people in the world holding the same Hay House decks you have, which may bother some people. For me, as long as the deck resonates with me or fulfills a specific need in my readings, I do not mind that every Tom, Dick and Harry in the world also owns that same deck.

In the above video, I discuss my Hay House collection in detail. Hay House was the producer of my very first oracle decks – Goddess Guidance Oracle and Messages from Your Angels Oracle Cards, both created by Doreen Virtue. I still have the Goddess Guidance Oracle, but have since gifted the Messages from Your Angels Oracle to a teenager who is just beginning his tarot and oracle journey. The Goddess Guidance Oracle is accurate and is both for “prescriptive” and “predictive” guidance in nature. I have worn this deck out over the years with constant on and off use of it.

I now have amassed a collection of oracle and tarot decks from many publishers, but Hay House is still one I check out from time to time. My last Hay House deck purchased was the Sacred Travelers Oracle by Denise Linn – I adore this deck! I also love Earth Magic by Steven D. Farmer. Collette Baron-Reid also has some phenomenal Hay House decks.

What’s your favorite publishing house of oracle and tarot decks? Do you own many Hay House decks, and if so, which ones?

Much Love and Many Blessings,
Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Favorites Videos, Oracle Decks, Tarot Decks

November Favorites in Tarot and Oracle!

Hi Friends! For those looking for my December monthly love readings – they’re coming and will soon be posted. This November, I did score some Black Friday shopping deals on four decks: Celtic Tarot, Sensual Wicca Tarot, Tarot of Sweet Twilight, and Ibiza Tarot: Oracle of Tanit.

The decks I have been working with for the month for Oracle: Dear Heart Oracle (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtworkbyPan); Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle (http://www.deviantmoon.com/wordpress/?p=4091); Cosmic Reading Cards (https://www.rockpoolpublishing.com.au/cosmic-reading-cards); Postcards from Spirit (https://www.hayhouse.com/); Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards (https://www.hayhouse.com/)/

My November Fave Tarot Decks are Everyday Witch (Llewellyn) and Sun and Moon Tarot (US Games).

My favorite stones were Carnelian and Opalite.

Thanks for watching!

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

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Oracle Decks, Tarot Decks, Unboxings

Mail Call! Unboxing NOLA Pocket Tarot, Ibiza Tarot: The Oracle of Tanit & Tarot Flip Deck Case

Hey There ~ I was under the weather during the filming of this video and feeling like crap – but not bad enough to miss a trip to my mailbox up the street. In bathrobe, sneezing and coughing, I went outside to collect my packages. What came in the mail was my New Orleans Pocket Tarot, Ibiza Tarot: The Oracle of Tanit, and a Tarot Flip Deck Case to keep my tarot deck safe in my backpack or purse from being banged up.

I purchased NOLA Pocket Tarot from Etsy; and Ibiza Tarot and the Tarot Deck Case from Amazon. Anne Richardson is the deck creator and her deck is sold here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/488215794/new-orleans-pocket-tarot-deck

Ibiza Tarot – The Oracle of Tanit can be found at: http://www.mecucollective.com/ and I purchased my deck on Amazon.

Ultimate Guard Tarot Flip Deck Case: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGQL4QZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks for watching!

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

Want to work with me on a spiritual and life changing level or get some yummy oracle and tarot goodness? Check out my site https://abundantlifetarot.com/ – I am a life advisor and tarot/oracle reader, and a partner in helping you create the abundant life you’ve always wanted. For a reading, please check out https://abundantlifetarot.com/readings-and-adviser-services/

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Deck Collection, Oracle Decks, Video Responses

Oracle Obsessed! VR to Imogen Walters

Hi Everyone~

I am most definitely obsessed with oracle decks and I am thankful to Imogen Walters for creating this video tag #oracleobsessed. Sometimes Oracle speaks more clearly to me on certain questions and dilemmas than the Tarot. Other times, only the Tarot can answer the questions. In most cases, I find I marry Oracle and Tarot easily, like peanut butter and jelly. What Oracle decks are you obsessing over right now? Check out my video to see why I am so wild over Oracle decks.

Imogen’s original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg95x…

The questions:
1) What was your very first oracle deck?
2) What’s your current favourite deck?
3) What’s your most used deck?
4) What’s your least used deck?
5) How did you learn to read oracle cards?
6) What do you use oracle cards for?
7) How do you read the cards? (Guidebook/intuitively/a bit of both?)
8) Do you use spreads?
9) Do you mix oracle cards with other divination systems, e.g. tarot/runes/Lenormand?
10) In your opinion, what makes for a great deck?
11) What do you feel are the differences between tarot and oracle cards? (Fellow tarot readers!)
12) Do you have any super unusual/unique decks?
13) What’s your current deck crush?
14) If you could only use one deck from now on, what would it be?

Thanks for watching!

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

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Collecting and Storing Oracle & Tarot Decks

This topic occasionally comes up when a popular vlogger goes on a purging mission to shed themselves of too many oracle and tarot decks they’ve amassed. How many is too many? Clearly, this number is subjective and all in the eye of the tarot/oracle owner.

I have a small collection because I have just started out on the collector’s journey. There are folks in our community who have hundred and thousands of decks in their collection, while there are others who only work with one tarot deck. I knew one deck would never satisfy my thirst for new decks, as I love to look at lots of different art styles and I do readings for others. No two people are the same, so I ensure I give thought to which tools/decks I will use in a reading and one or two decks would not cut it in the type of readings that I do. But, do I really need 100s of decks?

I have to admit – when I see videos from the top dog vloggers showcasing their massive collections, it can cause bouts of envy. I then remind myself that although I would like 100s of decks, purses, shoes, crystals – I do not have room. I live in a four bedroom house with my three kids, a husband and one day soon a puppy. I do not have the luxury to carve out tons of storage for my decks. I want my decks to not be crammed or crushed by the weight of others.

I also want to be able to touch all of my decks throughout the year. I have this thing about having decks sit for months and years without being touched. I also had this same thing when I was a child and had too many dolls that no longer were played with. It’s not fair. Decks should be played and utilized. Sure, there’s the lust worthy collector’s deck that is never touched. But, the vast majority of decks we obtain are to be use and to be read with. It’s a shame when many do not get used.

I do not want to become a deck hoarder. My mother hoards designer bags. The tags are still on many of her bags and she may very well never use them. I know I have hoarder tendencies in my genes, so I combat it with some forethought and planning.

The small cabinet that stores the majority of my decks will be my barometer on if I have too many decks or if I have room to get more. As that cabinet fills up, I become a lot more selective on what goes in it. I also start to think about what decks I can give, sell or trade away. Once the cabinet is filled, no more new decks will be coming into my home.

Going into deck collecting with a plan and a vision of what your collection will grow to BEFORE it gets there is an effective way to manage your collection without becoming a large, massive distraction for you. Too many decks overwhelms the reader and oftentimes we spend so much time fretting over not using certain decks when we really should be letting go of the duds in the group and focusing on the decks that we are resonating with.

The other major issue is a plan and budget cuts down on spending on decks that may or may not work. I do not like to sell or trade decks. In fact, it is a strong reason why not too many decks come into my home – because I do not want the hassle of storing decks that do not resonate or selling/trading them when I need more space. It is better to bring decks in that I LOVE than ones I hope will one day become a top deck in my collection. I do not have time or energy for storing decks that are just so/so to me. Plus, I have to spend money on many other things in my life, and decks is just a small part of my monthly/annual budget.

Vlogger Nandora has an Excel spreadsheet, a budget and a formula to calculate the amount she’s spending annually on her decks – which is an excellent idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFcjMMyyh4.

Collecting or hoarding? How do you ensure its one versus the other in your life?

Much love,
Kim
Abundant Life Tarot

Deck Collection, Oracle Decks, Tarot Decks

#TarotShelf: My Aussie Oracle Decks!

This is the first part in a series I am doing on my deck collection. As I broke down each category of my decks, I realized I did not have as many as I thought I had – which is a huge blessing! I only have a small collection of Australian created decks, but the ones I do have are abundantly loved and regularly in my reading rotation. Featured are decks I own from Blue Angel, Llewellyn Publications, and Rock Pool Publishing. I own a total of 6 Australian based decks. I taking stock of my inventory and grateful to see that I do not have as many decks as it may seem.

Featured Decks:
*Soulful Woman Guidance Cards: Nurtarance, Empowerment & Inspiration for the Feminine Soul, Shushann Movsessian and Gemma Summers (http://www.blueangelonline.com/soulful_woman_cards.html)
*Lightworker Oracle, Alana Fairchild (http://www.blueangelonline.com/lightworker_oracle.html)
*Sacred Rebels Oracle, Alana Fairchild (http://www.blueangelonline.com/lightworker_oracle.html)
*Cosmic Reading Cards, Nari Anastarsia (https://www.rockpoolpublishing.com.au/cosmic-reading-cards)
*Heal Yourself Reading Cards, Inna Segal (https://www.rockpoolpublishing.com.au/heal-yourself-reading-cards)
*Dreams of Gaia Tarot (https://www.ravynnephelan.com/dreamsofgaiatarot)

Kim
Abundant Life Tarot (A.L.T.)

Favorites Videos, Oracle Decks, Tarot Decks

October Favorites! Crystals, Tarot & Oracle and Books

I must admit, I got a little carried away in October with all of my favorite crystals, decks, and books – so you may need to grab a nice cup of coffee or tea, settle in and enjoy the ride with me :-).

In case you would like to get to a specific part of my video: 1. Crystals; 2. Favorite oracle and tarot decks; 3. Books I’m reading.

Selenite, in rough and smooth form, and clear, white, or peach, were used throughout the month of October.

I went to the library and picked up Confessions of Tarot Reader by Jane Stern and Beyond the Celtic Cross: Secret techniques for taking Tarot to an exciting new level.

I used a good portion of my tarot and oracle collection in readings for others this month. My Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle is surprising me with its deeply rich readings and insight. Many more decks mentioned are mentioned in the Favorites video.

What have you been working or playing with for the month of October? Do any of my favorites in the video pique your interest?

Thanks for watching!

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