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Let’s Get META-physical!!! Oracle Decks Used on Metaphysical Mondays

Banshee’s Weekly Oracle Card Draws, Part 1

 

This is the 1st of a series of 5 articles about the decks I am using for the Oracle readings I post on social media Mondays through Wednesdays & on Fridays & Saturdays. I want to provide a little information about all of these decks to show my appreciation to the creators & promote their work. Also to provide you with a little information on the decks if you are interested in purchasing & adding any of them to your collection.


So consider these articles to be mini-reviews. I am not showing pictures of individual cards here as you will see them in the weeks ahead as I cycle through them for my Monday messages on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. So, if you don’t follow us on any of these platforms, maybe it’s a good time to start!


I decided I wanted to feature 4 of my (many) favorite Oracle Decks for a while on Mondays. I decided on the broad name of Metaphysical Mondays because it will give me the liberty at some point to swap out some decks & add others to the mix. I recently bought one of these decks, the Intuition Oracle, which became an instant favorite of mine, so I decided to add it into the mix right away.


The Shaman’s Dream Oracle – by Alberto Villoldo & Colette Baron-Reid, cards illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia. Carlsbad, California: Hay House, c2021 (64 color illustrated cards, 135-page guidebook).

I am not sure I have ANY deck Colette Baron-Reid has created or played a role in that I don’t like. The borderless art by DellaGrottaglia & rich colors really draw me in. The back of the box states that the images & insights are based on “the Shamanic dream world of archetypes & magic” with modern interpretations.


The name of the card, the number & a word or brief phrase meaning are on each card. Examples of card themes are: Straddling Worlds (Wandering Between Realms), Vanishing Mirror (Ego Sublimation), & Wailing Tree (Reconciliations).


You can use 1 or multiple cards if you’d like. There are suggestions for 1-4 card draws. The cards have 1 interpretation, so it’s designed for Upright draws. I’ve mostly used this for 1-card draws which I find very effective.


Oracle of Visions by Ciro Marchetti, author & card Illustrator. Stamford, Connecticut: U.S. Games Systems, Inc. c2014 (52 Color illustrated cards & 140-page guidebook).

Most people who follow us have known of my love for Ciro Marchetti’s artistic vision displayed in his Tarot and Oracle Cards. I don’t have them all, but, like the Colette Baron-Reid decks, I have a lot of what Marchetti has produced. The Oracle of Visions is a beautiful visual experience. Marchetti uses “Victorian, carnival, & theatrical images” to convey his insights.


Cards are looked up by number. The Guide includes names of each card (actually it’s more like keywords), a famous quote, & a combined card description/interpretation. A lot is left up to the user’s intuition. These cards open doors & stimulate the imagination.


The Oracle of Visions is 1 of the somewhat older decks I am featuring on Mondays. You can use this deck for 1-card or multi-card pulls. Just let the images tell you the story before you go check out the guidebook interpretation. You may be surprised at the various ways you can interpret each card without the aid of the book. I remember when I first got this deck, I created a haiku based on the 3 cards I pulled for myself!


Intuition Oracle by Monte Farber & Amy Zerner. New York: Sterling Ethos, c2022. (52 Color illustrated cards & 192-page guidebook).

From “The Enchanted World of Amy Zerner & Monte Farber” comes another wonderful creation from this talented duo. Both intuitives, Zerner is an award-winning artist & Farber is an amazing astrologer. They have made some amazing decks & tools over the years (of which Mr. O & I have most of their works).


Zerner has a unique collage-style approach that fascinates. Farber, brings even more life to her cards through his insightful interpretations. What I like about this deck is that it is based on archetypes (examples: The Patient, The Improvisor, The Worker). There is only a picture on the surface of the card. On the back of the card is the card number, the archetype name, & an affirmation. Cards are designed mainly for 1-card draws.


The comprehensive guidebook includes what’s behind the deck, how to use the cards, some Energy Exercises at the back of the book, & detailed upright interpretations of each card. The interpretations include the affirmation, a section called, “The Art of the Matter” & one called, “The Heart of the Matter. I’ve only had this deck for about a week, but I am already in love with it!


Oracle of the 7 Energies by Colette Baron-Reid, cards Illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia. Carlsbad, California: Hay House, c2020 (49 Color illustrated cards & 142-page guidebook).

Yes…I snuck in another Colette Baron-Reid deck into the mix, LOL! This deck again features the wonderful, colorful artwork of Jena DellaGrottaglia. Honestly, I am not sure what I like more about this deck…the art or the interpretations. Drawing on the “power of 7” the cards touch on our life experiences & helps us make “empowered choices”.


The cards themselves are numbered in the upper right-hand corner of each card. There is a white border across the bottom with the name of the card (some card names include: Endless Possibilities, Quieting the Mind, Time Machine, It Is What It Is).


Interpretations include Key Concepts (keywords/phrases), and a single-comprehensive interpretation. Cards are meant to be drawn upright. You can use for single or multi-draw readings. She includes some reading tips and a 7 Energy Crescent Reading. I like drawing 1-card for myself occasionally looking at the bottom of the deck for more insight.


Well, there you have it. My Monday oracle readings for the time being. In the next article in this series, We’ll take a look at the decks being used for my Plant & Tree Wisdom Tuesdays.

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