I wanted this deck since the first time I saw it. The art is amazing, and the feel of the deck is a good blend of whimsical and serious. So when I lost my job, I bought it for myself as a feel-better present. It’s not that expensive on Amazon, after all, and I deserve treats.
When it came in the mail, however, I only had a chance to leaf through it once or twice, and then put it away and kind of forgot about it. I had had a reading in mind for it, but never got around to testing out the reading, so it languished in my living room until I found it again and got excited all over again. That brings us to today and my decision to do this interview.
First things first, these are glossy cards on pretty standard cardstock. They’re a pretty standard size for oracle cards, so no riffle shuffling from my arthritic hands. The backs have a really pretty lunar motif in gold on a blue background. They come in a pretty standard box. The guide book is really nice, and is printed in color, so that’s something new and pretty. There’s nothing super extra about these cards, but nothing lacking either. I like them. Let’s see what the cards have to say!
- Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic? Assessing. This is a deck that will give a very honest assessment of the situation at hand, leaving no blind spots. This is the deck that we use to check the map on our journey.
- What are your strengths as a deck? Growth. This deck will help us to ‘reject stagnancy, get unstuck, take action’ (from the book). It will help give us the courage to accept change, even amongst the growing pains it causes.
- What are your limits as a deck? Self-reflection. This isn’t a deck for turning inward and naval gazing. This is a deck for making impactful changes on the outside, not spending all of our time in our minds.
- What are you here to teach me? The Masculine. This deck is here to help with the masculine virtues of taking action, becoming a leader, and taking steps to improve our own health and vitality. This is a deck that asks us to step into our own power, not to shrink away from what we know we need to do.
- How can I best learn from and collaborate with you? Peace. Refuse drama and stop fighting. Go peacefully. Take an honest look at what we have control over and what we don’t, and let go of what we don’t have control over.
- What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? The Unexpected. This will shed light on the things that we didn’t plan for, and will help us build resilience in those situations. This is also a time where it’s appropriate to set BIG intentions.
So honestly, this deck sounds kind of like the kick in the ass that we could all use (especially me right now). It seems like a very active, life choice-making, pathworking deck. That’s great! It couldn’t have come at a better time for me personally and I’m looking forward to working with it.
What about you? Have you used this deck? What were your experiences working with it? Let me know in the comments, and blessed be! 🙂