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Symbolon Deck

This deck reaches the memories
of the soul, Astroogy, personal
insight, and symbolism
in daily life are revealed through the cards
~ Quote from the box

 

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Title: Symbolon Deck

Author: Peter Orban & Ingrid Zinnel

Illustrator: Thea Weller

Publisher: AGM Urania/U.S. Games System

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Mystical Kipper

The traditional
Kipper cards gleam in a
new mystical splendor.
~Quote from the Box

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Title: Mystical Kipper

Author: Regula Elizabeth Fiechter

Illustrator: Urban Trosch

Publisher: AGM Urania/U.S. Games System

  • Become entwined and let yourself be wrapped by the art of the Mystical Kipper.
  • The Mystical Kipper (sequel to the Mystical Lenormand), features 36 lovely illustrated cards. Each card has two borders, one which is a single color around the image and the second one is more like a frame for pictures. The cards have a number at the top of the cards and the title at the bottom of the cards. Keep in mind that this oracle deck is NOT a Lenormand oracle deck. But much like the Lenormand, this oracle deck has two cards which represent the male, female, and child consultant who are receiving a reading. But again, this oracle decks a different divination approach.
  • In this oracle deck, a card that caught my attention was card number 33 titled Gloomy Thoughts. Here we see a man standing at the top of a tall cliff looking down at the sea. Below the sea is a seal. Gloomy thoughts represent when we cannot think clearly or we have a series of sad thoughts which may lead to depression and speaking about depression, it appears that the man on top of the cliff is going to jump to his death!
  • The next card is number 28, Expectation. In this card we see the corner of a house and peeking through the window is a young man and outside the house is a dog who lies on the floor. Both appear to be waiting for someone or something. This card tells you that you are waiting for someone or something. There is something that you are highly anticipating but is yet to come to you.
  • The last card is an important card for this oracle deck. This card is number 16 titled His Thoughts (because it is titled HIS [thoughts], it does not mean that it represents a male consultant). In this card we have a man who is dressed elegantly and revising himself in front of a mirror. Beside him is a cute penguin to watches as he dresses himself. When this card is next to any of the surrounding cards, it will tell you the persons thoughts. For example, what they think of a particular situation or person.
  • The back of the cards are not reversible and the illustration used for the back of the cards has a lavender background which decorated by flowers and inside an oval type of shape is a bluish grey money who holds a crystal ball.
  • The size of the cards are 2 1/2″ in height and 1 3/4″ weight. Much like bridge playing cards.
  • The cards are absolutely sturdy, flexible, non-glossy and easy to shuffle.
  • The box in which these cards come in is an original tuck box
  • The Little White Book is written by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter, who also wrote the Little White Book for the Mystical Lenormand. The LWB is very well written and gets to the point of what each card means.
  • The illustrations are done Urban Trosch who also illustrated the artwork for the Mystical Lenormand. The artwork is very warm and friendly, but very powerful too. The artwork is of egg tempera technique.
  • I’m in all with this oracle deck and just love the way it reads! Regardless if it’s a one or many cards spreads, it gives the answer that I’m looking for. The LWB, which is written by Regula Elizabeth Fiechter is a must read. I like how she explains what the cards mean and how they are every easy to understand and interpret. Anyone of all ages will have fun reading with this oracle deck. 36 cards are just enough to get the answers that you are looking for. What I like the most is that I can combine this oracle deck with the Mystical Lenormand and get more in depth answers, and since both are illustrated by the same illustrator, I can’t even tell the difference (lol). Acquire this small fortune telling deck by clicking here!

    © 2010 – 2015 J. R. Rivera
    Reproduction prohibited without written permission from the author.

Under the Rose Lenormand

 

Discover the buried secrets in Under the Rose

~Quote from the box

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Title: Under the Rose Lenormand

Author: Kendra Hurteau

Illustrator: Katrina Hill

Publisher: U.S. Games System

  • Pick that rose up and discover what lays at the bottom, careful with the thorn…
  • The Under the Rose Lenormand features 39 cards (traditionally, the Lenormand features 36 cards, but Kendra Hurteau added 3 extra cards. For example, you’ll get an extra child, woman, and man cards.) Looking at the cards from the Under the Rose Lenormand, I saw there are for example, The Heart becomes the Locket, The Book becomes the Journal, The Coffin becomes the Grave, and the Scythe becomes the Sickle, and the Tower becomes the Clock Tower.
  • In the Locket (Heart) card, you’ll see a golden heart shaped locket with the two roses engraved in the right hand side of the locket which lays on the white table and behind the table, you can read words such as Joy, Cherishing, Tenderness and so forth. The Locket (heart) card denotes love, romance, and forever lovers!
  • One card that caught my attention is the Grave (Coffin) card. Here we have a tomb stone that sits on the ground with the letters R.I.P. engraved on it. There are what appears to be three black roses on the left hand side of the tomb stone and two stones in front of the tomb stone. A lantern which hangs from a pole illuminates the tomb stone and a woman in black (a widow?) seen with a red umbrella stands in front of the tomb stone. This is similar to the death card in the tarot. It tells about things coming to an end and entering transition.
  • The last card which intrigued me was the Whip card! Here we have a red headed woman dressed in what appears to be a green corset with a brown skirt who holds a crop ever so seductively. Like the 5 of Wands, the whip card can denote things like conflicts and battles or physical fitness.
  • The back of the cards are not reversible and the illustration used for the back of the cards is a red rose (hence the title of the deck…)
  • The size of the cards are 2 1/2″ in height and 1 3/4″ weight. Much like bridge playing cards.
  • The cards are absolutely sturdy, flexible, non-glossy and easy to shuffle.
  • The box in which these cards come in a U.S. Games tuck box.
  • The Little White Book is written by the ever so lovely Kendra Hurteau (founder and administrator of the Tarot and Oracle Card Deck Collectors on Facebook).
  • The illustrations are done by Katrina Hill who made these illustrations very traditional to that of the Lenormand and with a touch of class. The artwork for these illustrations is CGI (computer generated).
  • I remember when the Under the Rose Lenormand was self-published, its popularity caught like wild fire and became a classic! There have been some changes from the Mass Market and Self-Published edition. The self published edition had Keywords written at the bottom of the cards, underneath the title of the cards. Nonetheless, this is a fantastic Lenormand deck. It has such a warm feeling and it’s one of those decks which speak to your heart (which the way Kendra and Katrina intended for it to do so). Acquire this beautiful and cute Lenormand deck by clicking here!

 

© 2010 – 2015 J. R. Rivera
Reproduction prohibited without written permission from the author.

Art Through The Eyes of the Soul Oracle

If you ask, they will provide personal intuitive
guidance for you as well as deep insights
and profound answers.
~ Quote from the box

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Title: Art Through The
Eyes of the Soul Oracle

Author: Cheryl Yambrach Rose

Illustrator: Cheryl Yambrach Rose

Publisher: U.S. Games System

  • Your vision is clear, see what awaits you.
  • The Art Through The Eyes of the Soul Oracle features 52 cards which have been painted by portrait.
  • Looking at the card titled “Macha Lifting the Curse of War”, we see an Irish faery who places her hands on top of an atlas, while her white horse looking from behind her. She is lifting a the curse of way from the world. The meaning of this card is very powerful, yet something we should all do at one point in our life’s. The meanings of the card are “Lift the Curse” and “Forgive”.
  • The second card which caught my attention and intrigued me by its creepiness and mystery is the card titled “Welsh Faery Glen”. Here we have this creature who is submerged into a lake with half her head popping out while she hides her mouth and the bottom half of her nose in back of the rock. It makes me wonder what her mouth may look like, could she have luscious pink or red lips with beautiful teeth or nasty black or purple lips with razor sharp teeth? Who knows. The meanings for this card are, “Be Curious” and “Look Deeper”.
  • The last card which I love and is just absolutely beautiful is titled, “Redwood Shamanka”. Here we have a red headed female Shaman who is in her tent and she is surrounded in company with three beautiful wolves who appear to be protecting her. The key words for this card are “Retreat Into Nature” and “Solitude”.
  • The back of the cards is not reversible and has the illustration titled “Welsh Faery Glen”.
  • The size of the cards are a bit larger in height, they are approximately 3.5″ x 6″.
  • The cards are sturdy enough to shuffle and are a tad flexible and they are not that glossy, and the edges of the cards are gilded.
  • The box is a shoe box type of box which the cards comes in is very sturdy and stores the cards safe.
  • The  companion booklet has 108 pages which is written by Cherryl Yambrach Rose. the booklet includes a table of contents to make it easier to find the cards since they are not numbered. Then the booklet proceeds with two pages which include three sections titled How to Use The Oracle, Cleaning Your Cards, and “Art Through the Eyes of the Soul which informs where the portraits included in other books.
  • The artwork is done by artist Cherryl Yambrach Rose. The medium for the art may look like CGI (computer generated art), but it is actually paints which are painted on canvases.
  • This oracle deck is very appealing and you can see that Cherryl Yambrach Rose really out shined herself in giving the images life! The paintings are very soft and warm and inviting as well as exotic in their own way. Each character within the images appears as if they are looking at you, calling you, and inviting you to come into their world and to join them. Give this oracle deck a chance by clicking here!

 

© 2010 – 2015 J. R. Rivera
Reproduction prohibited without written permission from the author.

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