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    Oracle Deck Review – Secret Woods: Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton

    Oracle Deck Review Secret Woods Guides and Inspirational Messages by Kelly Patton Publisher: Schiffer Red Feather Pages: 28 Cards, 72 Page Guide Book Publication: June 29, 2021     Author and artist Kelly Patton honored experiences she’d had spanning more than a decade by expressing insights and life lessons through art. Twenty-eight cards in her oracle deck feature unique animals, nature spirits and unusual creatures as guides who share their secrets and offer loving advice. “Secret Woods” comes packaged in a sleeve with a die cut offering a peek at the cover of the box beneath. The wrap-around box has a magnet to hold down the flap. Inside is the…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Magician & The Devil     Let’s look at an interesting pairing this month, and compare The Magician with The Devil. Yes, these two Major Arcana cards have differences, but they have similarities, too. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Eternal Seeker Oracle by Pamela Steele

    Oracle Deck Review The Eternal Seeker Oracle by Pamela Steele Publisher: Red Feather 33 Cards 133 Pages Publication Date: March 28, 2021     The Eternal Seeker Oracle is an Oracle deck containing cards based on the prime archetypes associated with the Major Arcana of the Tarot, created by Pamela Steele, Tarot reader, author and artist, and is published by Red Feather Mind Body Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19301. This Oracle is meant to be used either independently and on its own, or in combination with Tarot decks, and offers an opportunity to explore the innermost workings of the human psyche.…

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    Seeing the Signs: Oracle Deck Review -The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas

    Oracle Deck Review The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas Publisher: Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 44 Cards & 112 Page Guide Book Publication Date: August 28, 2020     Once again, I am reviewing an oracle deck based on the images of animals. The Wild Elemental Oracle by Michelle Motuzas and published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit has an entirely different look and feel than the Animal Lore Oracle Cards that I reviewed last month. They are every bit as artistically beautiful as spiritual, they certainly speak to the diviner using the cards. But the colors used to illustrate the cards – while vibrant and glowing – are…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Knight of Pentacles & The Knight of Swords     For this month’s comparison we are going back to the Court Cards. Let us examine a Tarot “Royal” pair by getting to know the Knights via the Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Swords. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Goracle: A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera

    Oracle Deck Review The Goracle A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera KickStarter Insert from interview     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. As this deck just began its Kickstarter program on July 1, I only have card samples, a generous 17 of them, to review. They came in a nice black envelope along with a brief description of the theme and design of the deck. The cards themselves are 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches with color images (mostly black, gray, white…

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    Interview with Nick Ribera – Creator of The Goracle

    Interview with Artist Nick Ribera     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty and power to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. After reviewing card samples of The Goracle, I was excited to speak to Nick and find out more about this remarkable Oracle deck. Raushanna (RA): This is quite a striking and intense Oracle deck! My first question is the obvious one: what inspired you to create The Goracle? Nick Ribera (NR): Hello Raushanna! Thanks so much for speaking with me today. We’ll have to go back to 2018. I have…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Emperor & The Hierophant     We have already compared The Empress and The High Priestess. This month, we will return to the Major Arcana, and compare The Emperor and The Hierophant. Before we begin breaking them down, let’s define and remind ourselves of some terms. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a person, an object,…

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    Book Review – Tarot & Tequila by David Ross

    Book Review Tarot & Tequila by David Ross Publisher: Tiller Press 272 Pages Publication Date: July 13, 2021     Tarot & Tequila by David Ross, is due for release in the summer of 2021. It will be published by Tiller Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Because this book is not yet available, I am previewing and reviewing a pre-release digital copy. The published version will be either a 272 page hardback or a Kindle e-book. Copyright 2021 by David Ross. Tarot & Tequila is both a Tarot guide and a mixology recipe book. It begins with an…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Aces     Let’s shake things up a bit this month, and talk about the four Aces and their connections to each other. Aces are different from the other Minors, as they are seen as being the seeds of their suit and element, rather than the manifestation of their suit and element. Aces are not material or manifested. They are tendencies that are the foundation of the manifestations of their suit; for example the Ace of Pentacles is not Earth, but rather a tendency to become Earth! The Aces are Minor Arcana cards, so we know right away that the messages offered by these cards will usually be…