The Shamanic Medicine Oracle Cards, by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters, artwork by Yuri Leitch takes us on a beautiful journey. Despite it’s Blue Angel girth, the cards still shuffles like an absolute dream. I appreciate the guidebook’s format and the beautiful artwork.
Oracle of Mystical Moments.is a beautiful, whimsical, magical deck. A US Games Systems’ oracle deck, this tarot sized gem allows you to enter an alternate universe, one where your imagination can run wild. Buttery, good card stock, vivid, yet dreamy images, one can get lost in the card. Thankfully, the keywords and guidebook draw you back to the purpose at hand – to give a spot on reading – which this little deck does over and over again. I sometimes just take out the deck out to admire the images and keywords. It is great for 1 card draws and clarification in larger spreads. It plays so nicely with my Stretch Tarot and its’ sister deck, Vintage Wisdom Oracle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
MERAKI To do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself into your work. KAMALA Sanskirt for lotus. A lotus has its roots in mud, at the bottom of streams and ponds. But it grows to become the most beautiful flower despite its origins. It symbolizes how we too can overcome all obstacles on our journey towards enlightenment and flourish. It also represents growth and spiritual development.