April 19, 2024
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The Perfect Oracle Decks for Christmas Gifts

The Perfect Oracle Decks for Christmas Gifts

Delve into the enchanting world of divination this holiday season with the perfect gift — oracle decks. Ideal for both seasoned practitioners and curious newcomers, this article shares the top five oracle decks to gift this Christmas. Each deck on this list embodies unique energies and artistic expressions, making them not just tools for insight but also beautiful works of art. Whether you’re seeking guidance, self-discovery, or a touch of magic, these oracle decks promise to kindle a sense of wonder and provide meaningful experiences for those fortunate enough to receive them under the Christmas tree.

 

The Messenger Oracle by Rayvnne Phelan

The Messenger Oracle was published in 2012 by US Games Systems and later by Blue Angel Publishing (2015). From the back of the box:

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The Messenger Oracle strengthens our ancient bond with nature and spirit.  These cards are infused with the magic of ancient dragons, elemental Fae, mystical trees, and their wild animal kin – they are ‘the messengers’ who are here to guide us back to our true nature and power and to help us reconnect with and express our inner-most truth.

Explore the enchanting Messenger Oracle deck – an ideal Christmas gift with cards that blend durability and ease of use. The sturdy card stock ensures longevity, while the deck’s rectangular shape with rounded edges makes shuffling effortless, even for those with smaller hands. Renowned artist Phelan’s high-quality, visually striking imagery captivates readers and clients alike.

This top-tier deck, particularly useful for professional and public readings, employs key phrases for enhanced interpretation. The companion book, thoughtfully designed, provides in-depth explanations for each card. With its universal appeal and accessible visuals, the Messenger Oracle deck proves versatile for readers of all levels, making it an excellent addition to your collection or the perfect gift for card enthusiasts this festive season.

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Messenger Oracle deck

Enchanted Map Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid

The Enchanted Map oracle deck was published in 2011 by Hay House. From the publisher:

Imagine … between the visible and the unseen is a guiding force that some call Spirit, the Holy Will, the Divine, the Field, or Consciousness.  Using this card deck by Colette Baron-Reid will connect you to that larger Consciousness and guide you as you travel on the journey of your life.  The themes of these 54 cards represent some of the places you’ll visit, the conditions you may encounter, and the allies and challengers you’ll meet as you navigate a metaphoric map of your life’s journey.

Explore Colette Baron-Reid’s visually stunning and easily understood oracle deck, perfect for both seasoned readers and beginners. With captivating imagery, such as the Movement card featuring a town on the back of an ostrich, each card effortlessly conveys its visual message. The companion book provides insightful summaries, like the Come Together card, emphasizing the expression of love in various forms.

As a seasoned professional reader since 1992, I highly recommend this deck for public readings. Its visual strength resonates well with clients, making it one of my top 25 “go-to” decks. Easy to grasp and ready for immediate use, it’s an excellent choice for a Christmas gift.

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The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards

 

 

The Oracle of the Radiant Sun by Caroline Smith and John Astrop

The Oracle of the Radiant Sun deck was originally published in 2002 and went out-of-print.  It has recently (2019) been republished. From the back of the box:

The powerful orb of the life-giving Sun has been worshiped from time immemorial.  Its regular passage across the sky was used by the ancients to predict events, and this became astrology as we know it today.  Now, with this beautifully illustrated deck, you too can follow the Sun’s path across the heavens and use its light to help guide your life.

The oracle has seven suits.  Each represents a significant planet as it moves through the astrological zodiac.  By shuffling the deck and selecting cards, you will find guidance on any question.  This fun-to-use system will shed light on all your life issues.

Experience the Oracle of the Radiant Sun, a versatile deck that features classical art reminiscent of the Renaissance period, showcasing mature themes without being aggressive. The cards suit any hand size with smooth shuffling because they are smaller than standard playing cards, offering easy handling. The deck is ideal for astrology enthusiasts, each card correlates with a zodiac sign, planet, and a keyword, providing a comprehensive learning experience.

The visual mix of symbols and scenes aids interpretation. This deck is universally appealing, making it a top choice for private or public readings. The concise companion book offers insightful interpretations, enhancing accessibility. Whether you’re new to readings or a seasoned practitioner, this deck’s unique approach to astrology makes it an excellent addition to your collection or a perfect starting point for your oracle journey. A good choice for Christmas!

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The Oracle of the Radiant Sun visuals

 

The Tao Oracle by Ma Deva Padma

The deck is excellent for Christmas resource for the study and practice of the I Ching. From the back cover of the box:

The Tao Oracle is a visual I Ching, a beautiful new tool for self-transformation and personal growth, created by critically acclaimed artist and visionary Ma Deva Padma, who produced the best-selling Osho Zen Tarot. This brilliantly illuminated and illuminating approach to the ancient wisdom of Tao brings the I Ching into a user-friendly form for the men and women of the new millennium.

Learn the I-Ching with the Tao Oracle Cards, a deck by renowned artist Ma Deva Padma, who captures concepts with clarity, enhancing visual understanding of each card. The deck has medium-quality card stock suitable for regular use and the cards are larger than standard playing cards, but flexible to ensure easy shuffling.

The 310-page booklet provides detailed insights into each hexagram, presenting two pages for explanation and breaking down information for the six lines. While the cards replace the traditional casting tools like yarrow sticks or coins, you can use them to understand the I Ching’s intricacies and trigram interactions, which are crucial for mastery.

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The Tao Oracle cards

 

 

The Answer is Simple Oracle by Sonia Choquette

“These oracle cards provide immediate access to your Divine Spirit, where you receive specific guidance and direction for any and all challenges facing you in life.” (back of the box). More from the back of the box:

Each card not only offers direction for specific problems, it also reinforces the path to your Higher Self, freeing you from the turbulence and fear of the ego plane. You can use this deck (and the accompanying guidebook) for specific direction, meditation, life and purpose readings, and to offer guidance to others; as well as to connect to your Divine Self, where drama and stress give way to joy and inner peace.

Impressively hand-drawn with an impressionistic style, the artwork simplifies compositions, making it beginner-friendly yet suitable for professionals. The companion booklet offers clear explanations, aligning with the author’s positive philosophy. While lacking explanations for reversals, the deck excels in public readings with insightful messages and gentle imagery, appealing to all age groups.

This deck is printed on thick, glossy card stock with rounded corners, ensuring durability over time. Though shuffling can be challenging due to the finish, the longevity compensates for any challenges shuffling the cards. A perfect choice for personal use, collecting, or as a beginner’s deck, it creatively conveys positive archetypal themes through thoughtful visuals. Perfect for Christmas!

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The Answer is Simple