Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that I picked up online after seeing it and being a bit intrigued by the concept. Who doesn't love color? I wanted to see how this deck would work for my practice.
I hope you enjoy my review and pictures!
The Color Mage Oracle
I purchased this deck from the Color Mage website. I found it to be an interesting concept and wanted to check it out. I saw some glowing reviews from accounts on Instagram and jumped on the opportunity to purchase the deck.
The Website description is:
“70 Color Therapy Cards”
About the Creator
My Personal Review
This 70-card deck is meant to be used as an oracle or as the website describes it - Color Therapy. This can in no way be confused for a Tarot deck, and I didn't feel that I could use it as one, anyway. I wasn't really aware of what to expect with this deck, but kept an open mind. This was obviously a deck for those who like something to meditate on. These cards were not practical to use for a reading - more of like an afterthought or addendum. Or perhaps even just an additional thing to focus on.
There was no box/bag, no guidebook, or much of anything besides the 70 cards. I was a bit disappointed to have paid $45 at the time (plus shipping) and to only receive the cards without guidance, storage, or much of anything else. As my first purchase into Indie decks, I was very confused about the whole ordeal. Reviews online detailed a guidebook (paltry, but something). I suppose if you only want a clean, crisp, and minimalistic type of deck, then this would be perfect. The fronts include the color name and a small keyword. The backs have a colorful honeycomb design.
The cards have the simple keywords and the color names, allowing one to perhaps connect to what those colors and words symbolize for you. I used them for color readings, but was not a "Certified Color Reader" by Bernard himself, so over time decided to just pass this deck along to someone else who could find more use for them. It was unfortunate to not have enjoyed the potential of this deck more. I felt that I could have easily gotten paint samples and created a similar deck, so I am not sure how his course are for color therapy and such, but perhaps with a lot more of an investment (time and money) it would have been a potentially easier to find myself using them with clients.
The size of the cards is similar to a traditional tarot card. I am not sure who publishes the deck, as I received mine from Bernard's online store.
The card stock is thick, not very shiny, and allows you get a nice bend without cracking the card stock. They don't bend too much, or hold the bend, so that is a plus. I am not a fan of shiny decks (as I have stated many times before), so the more matte finish on this was a nice touch. The font was a bit hard to read, so I wasn't too big of a fan of the tiny print and hard to read script.
As there was no guidebook or booklet to help you further connect to the cards, I was a bit unenthusiastic to use this deck often. It went unused for a lot of the time I owned it. I finally decided to sell it to someone who would actually connect and use it.
The was no guidebook or booklet included with the deck.
Overall, I found this to be an interesting deck, but I didn't find that I could use it in my day to day work or with clients. Sadly, I passed it along in a swap and have felt no need to add in another color themed deck into my work.
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 2 star choice.
Artwork - N/A
Card stock - 2 stars
Ease - 2 stars
Guidebook - N/A
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