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Review of the White Rabbit Oracle Decks (Original & II)
I just received these decks from the seller, Arianna Siegel and her store on the Etsy website. They arrived on time with a note from the seller and packaged in white tuck-boxes with two handouts of keywords and meanings for each card in each deck. These handouts are also accessible through the seller's personal website. Love the fact that only keywords and initial impressions are used. Nothing complicated so using these cards is an exercise of the reader's own intuitiveness.
I have to say I love both of these decks. The impressions and "feel" of the decks is a bit Gothic, a bit Victorian with some whimsy thrown in! The artwork is collage and stunning! The backs are just as beautiful as the cards. The original White Rabbit Oracle uses a Victorian design of deep greens with pink roses and the White Rabbit II has a damask leaf design in various shades of green. The backs are not mirror imaged. Yes, I do believe that you can use reversals with these Oracle decks. Mixing the cards into one deck, I thought that the back designs of both decks complement each other very well!
White Rabbit Oracle (Original)
The first deck consists of 60 cards (including the title card) and the second is 50 cards (including the title card). The cards are packaged in alphabetical order making it easy to look up the meanings/keywords on the handouts.
After playing with the decks mixed together for a few hours, a regular client called me for a consultation. So I had a perfect opportunity to use these decks shuffled together for an hour long reading. They were spot on with every question that she had and cleared up some paths she needed to take! I am convinced that these decks can be used on their own or to enhance a Tarot or Lenormand spread with some additional underlying impressions, to provide more clarity or confirm connections.
White Rabbit Oracle II
There is also a White Rabbit Lenormand deck that I have just purchased today. I was skeptical about using Etsy, I have been on the site for just about a month now. Previous to signing up I had heard good and bad about it but I like the site so far. It is a social network all by itself. I think using this site for the purchase of gifts and personal items is great way to support other artisans while striving to stay far away from the cheap shit made in China...we can certainly create a lot of change by really thinking about where we decide to spend our money.
***Interesting note...with the two cover cards removed and both decks shuffled together, the entire deck is comprised of 108 cards. The same number of beads in a mala necklace. Not sure why I made that connection, but there it is! Order and enjoy! You won't be sorry!
DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE MATH!To determine your soul and personality card, add the day, month and year you were born.Take that total and add all of those numbers in a row. If the sum is more than 22, add together the resulting numbers. If the sum is between 10 and 22, that number is your personality card. Add that number together to find your soul card.To calculate your year card, do this:add the number of the day and the month you were born to the year you want to check your card for. Then add those numbers all together for the total. The sum of those numbers is your year card. Your year card is in effect and you are under it's influence from your last birth-date to your upcoming (or next) birth-date. If you have any questions on this, just ask me (use the contact form on this site).*I use the number 22 for the Fool in order to assign a number value to that card. **Create a chart or an old calendar and calculate past year cards. Analyze what issues, lessons, life passages were …
Superbly packaged in a sturdy box, these are standard Tarot sized cards, border-less, shiny card-stock and easy to shuffle. Not antiqued but with that old school look and design and the use of the original woodcut drawings by Pamela Colman Smith.
The colors are different, more bold and the backgrounds utilize stunning shades and tints making for more three dimensional art. From what I understand, the art used for the original Rider Waite backs; a beautiful design of red roses and white lilies is what was used for this deck.
This is now one of my go-to decks that I will always reach for when doing professional readings because they are so beautiful. The book is in several languages and includes upright and reverse meanings--more in depth than with a tiny white booklet.
Simply put to collectors; this is one deck that will be a stand out in your collection. I always recommend that my Tarot students start with a Rider Waite or Waite-Colman-Smith deck--so this can also be a student's f…
The first ever Oracle Deck using Saami (or Sami) images and spiritual principles has been created by a Sami Shaman or Noaidi named Astrid Ingebjørg Swart who is based out of Oslo, Norway. She established her practice over eight years ago and teaches Astrology, Natural Healing, Shamanism, Reflexology and much more--she also teaches internationally.
For those of you that don't know, the Sami or Saami people are the only indigenous people of Europe that the UN recognizes and they live in the far northern parts of Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, mostly above the Arctic Circle. The land, spanning four countries that used to have no borders was called Lapland and the people, Laplanders, but this term is no longer used as it is considered derogatory. They are the reindeer herders of the North and many still make their living this way. They are also known for their love of yoiking or joiking, a form of ceremonial singing and chanting. Since many of the Sami are a nomadic pe…